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IN THIS MONTH'S NEWSLETTER:

  

~   NEW SCHEDULE AT BYC!  

 

~  30-DAY CHALLENGE STARTS MAY 1ST! 

  

~   TEACHER-TRAINEE TRIBUTE 

  

~   LAST WORD: CONVICTION     

 

~ "BIKRAM BOOGIE" AUTOPAY!

 

  

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NEW SCHEDULE STARTS APRIL 29TH!

 

To arrive at our new schedule, we asked  for your feedback, but we also did some extensive research with something called, The "P.O.P.E." Study.  

(The "Possibility Of Pleasing Everyone" Study)  

 

When we were finished, white smoke appeared  

in the sky and spelled these words:

"Yeah, that's not going to happen."

 

We prayed it would. Sigh.

 

Here is the new schedule, beginning the week of April 29th: 

 

  MONDAYS: 6:30AM, 12PM, 4:30PM, 6:30PM, *8:15PM

TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS: 12PM, 5:30PM, *7:15PM

WEDNESDAYS AND FRIDAYS: 6:30AM, 12PM, 4:30PM, 6:30PM

SATURDAYS: 10AM, 12PM, 4PM

SUNDAYS: 10AM, 4PM

*denotes new class time. Wednesdays at 8:30pm are cancelled.

 

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30-DAY CHALLENGE!

 

30 classes in 30 days is no easy task! Neither is watching reruns of "Full House", but luckily, one is actually a healthy choice.

 

Take your practice (and perhaps your very existence) to the next level and sign up for May's challenge. If ya do, we'll give you 15% off of a one-month unlimited pass. You can put your current pass on hold. Luckily, with your new *Rogers PVR, you can also put  

 Bob Saget on hold while you're at yoga.

 

(*Rogers did not provide sponsorship for this special. We couldn't get a real person on the phone to do so.)

 

 

SIGN UP!! 

 

 

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TEACHER-TRAINEES TRIBUTE  

 

BYC's manager, Olivia Holland, is currently in L.A. at The Bikram Yoga Teacher Training Program. Two of BYC's students, Dijana Visnjevac and Joanne Strawson, are also  

busting out this rigorous 9-week intensive.

 

For those of you who are uninformed regarding the extent of the training, here's a crash course:

 

-- Two 90-minute classes/day (11/week) 

-- Anatomy study

-- Posture clinics

-- Lectures from yoga/health experts  

from all ends of the globe

- *Late night viewings of some of the  

worst Bollywood movies ever made, testing one's will...to live. 

(*the last one is not made up)

-- *All trainees are made to demonstrate that they can breathe fire before they receive their teaching certificate (*this one was).

 

 

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Last Word: Conviction 

 

I was recently reminded of a joke I quite enjoy:

A mother is sitting with her young son and he says earnestly, "Mom, when I grow up, I want to be a musician", to which the mother replies, "Oh, son. You know you can't do both."

 

As children, we had no limitations on our dreams. No disclaimers. No  reality-checks, no monetary expectations to match our heartfelt desires and high-reaching goals. (Try explaining to a child that a "dragon-slayer" is not a realistic vision given the tax implications, ineligibility for health insurance and declining job opportunities.)

 

A blank stare will ensue. You've lost him. Not only that, but you just messed with something very pure: Heartfelt conviction.

 

As a child, my nephew's convictions were clear: become a professional hockey player. He did. He now plays for the Montreal Canadiens. Not all stories have this kind of fairy-tale tag, but he did not arrive where he is without great difficulty. What allowed his dream to flourish was an uncompromising refusal to negotiate with anything that stood in the way of his conviction.

 

We are all afforded this choice.  

 

The truth is, as adults, our convictions are often tainted (sometimes very understandably) by the daunting landscape of the world before us.

 

But what we see as a "realistic perspective" can often and easily be dismantled as mere "excuse."

 

Failing in our convictions is easy. Maintaining them through adversity is what makes the word so powerful and laced with integrity.

 

I hear excuses disguised in "reality" every day. I am guilty of them myself. 

 

I won't list them because my purpose here is to inspire, not to chide. That said, the main culprit for absence from the yoga practice appears to be something which, from all I can gather, doesn't really have any true power over conviction. It's something called, "time."

 

Conviction can transcend and conquer time.  

Every. Time.

 

If you connect with the untainted vision and relentless purpose of the child you once were, you can break down mythical time-barriers and renew the heart-led convictions that once had you aspiring to beautifully majestic, magical heights.  

 

A regular yoga practice brings great benefits; a simple truth that, when honoured, can never be challenged by time. It will kill time. Literally.   

 

It's no contest.  

 

Take out  your sword of conviction.  

Prepare to slay the "Time-Dragon".     

 

"Conviction is the conscience of the mind"  ~ Robert Collier  

 
Paul McQuillan
Owner/Director, BYC

paul@bikramyogacentre.com 
www.bikramyogacentre.com
     
   

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"BIKRAM BOOGIE" AUTOPAY

  

More and more practitioners are taking advantage of

BYC's Hot-Selling "BIKRAM BOOGIE" AUTOPAY! 

Why? Because it gives you unlimited yoga...  

without breaking the bank!

But it also provides you with something else:

A reason to practice more. More yoga means more benefits.  

More benefits mean a healthier life.  

Stop counting down classes and  

increase your dedication to your practice! 

Get in on this popular dance craze:

  

"BIKRAM BOOGIE" AUTOPAY! JUST $99/MONTH

  

SIGN UP!!

  

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Bikram Yoga Centre 

43 Colborne St. 2nd Floor 

Toronto, Ontario
M5E 1E3
416 203 2382 
email: paul@bikramyogacentre.com
  

                                    

  

Bikram Yoga Centre Class Schedule  

 

   

Mondays:  6:30am, Noon, 4:30pm, 6:30pm, 8:15pm
Tuesday/Thursday- Noon, 5:30pm, 7:15pm  

Wednesdays/Fridays- 6:30am, Noon, 4:30pm, 6:30pm 

Saturday- 10am, 12pm, 4pm

   Sunday- 10am, 4pm

  

      

   

 

Test your will. Change your life. One posture at a time. 

 

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