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The Inner Journey
Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray. - Rumi
again. It is inside that we hold the The number one question people ask me is, “How do I start making changes heartbreak and the disappointments. It is inside that we have beliefs about to get my life back on track?” ourselves that tell us we aren't good Many of us know that we'd like to enough. It is inside that we hold beliefs make changes in our lives. Maybe we about whether the world is a kind and want to lose weight, heal our benevolent place or a place of constant relationships, sleep better, eat better, hardship and pain. get active, be less stressed out, be more We must journey through these places at peace. to root out the ideas and beliefs that Whatever it is we want, we know that no longer serve us. We must ﬁnd new what we are doing now isn't taking us ideas and perspectives that take us to there. No matter how many times we the places we truly want to go. “get on the wagon”, inevitably, we ﬁnd It doesn't have to be difﬁcult. On the ourselves falling off and wondering one hand, we need to do some deep what is wrong with us. Why is it so soul-searching and be very honest with hard? What are we doing wrong? ourselves with where we're at and what The problem is we tend to want to we're feeling. change the external things in our lives – the people, our weight, our jobs, our But it's also about ﬁnding that spouses, our children, etc. But in order “lightness of being” where we are ﬁlled with hope and gratitude. Where to make real and lasting change, we we do things that are fun. Where we need to start looking inside – to take really start enjoying our life! an inner journey. It is inside that we hold the patterns that keep repeating over and over
Your station agent, Katrina Bos
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A pass to health & happiness
This fall, we are very pleased to launch a Friends of the Station Pass that is a great chance to commit to your personal journey towards health and happiness, to be a part of the Station community, and to enjoy many of the great classes and workshops held at the Station. Friends of the Station Pass includes: Two classes a week (for the holder of the pass except for ballroom classes where you can bring a member of your family on your pass) 10 per cent off any other classes, workshops, seminars, camps, and personal consultations for not only yourself, but for your whole family. (On occasion, there may be speciﬁc workshops that cannot be discounted.) Video link to a new meditation every six weeks that can be done online from home Complimentary copy of The Journey magazine being published this fall The pass is a gift to yourself to commit to the time to grow, to learn, and to heal. This is a great beneﬁt for anyone who already frequents the Station and is a great way for family members to enjoy all that the Station has to offer. If you would simply like to support the Station, then your pass helps to provide meaningful programs, services in the community, and continued restoration and maintenance on this beautiful
old building. If you live out of the Goderich area and would still like to be a part of the Station community, your pass gives you registration for our weekly online Journey Class and Kundalini Yoga class, and online meditation every 6 weeks, as well as 10 per cent off any workshops. Cost: $25 initial administrative fee (waived for the month of September) $50+HST per month (automatic withdrawal for 11 months - the Station is closed for 4 weeks a year.)
Registration Week To make registering for this fall’s programs easier, we will be hosting a special registration week from Tuesday, Sept. 4 to Friday, Sept. 7. Each day that week we will be open from 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. to get you all set for fall. But if you just can’t wait, you can always register online through Paypal. If you purchase a “Friends of the Station” pass, we ask that you still register for the classes you’ll be attending so that we know when the classes are full. Registering ahead of time ensures you have a spot reserved in the class you want to attend! So don’t be disappointed - register soon!
The Journey Class
The Journey Class is the core of what East Street Station is all about. This class is the chance to begin the journey together learning, expanding our minds, and healing our lives. As mentioned in the opening story of this newsletter, the number one question that people often ask when they come to the Station is, “How do I get started? I know that I want to make some changes in my life. But I just don’t know how to do it.” We must start by embarking on the inner journey. And The Journey Class is exactly about that journey. It will be a chance to learn about other ways of seeing the world, healing, and philosophies of life that help and hinder us on our paths. It’s about each of our own inner journeys towards happiness, wellness and really enjoying our lives. Here are some of the many questions we will be asking and discussing along the way: How do I hear and trust my intuition? Who am I really? Why is this so important
to my happiness and peace of mind? How do I ﬁnd balance in my life? What am I passionate about? What do I really value? How does this ﬁt into my journey? How do I heal my relationships? How do I get through the tough spots?
Through lecture, discussion, support, and meditation, this 12-week class will help anyone looking to grow on their journey through life. Whether we ﬁnd ourselves a little off-track and needing some slight adjustments to get things back on track or we need to make some BIG changes. We’re all in this together. When: Wednesdays, 5:30-7 p.m., 12 weeks from Sept. 26-Dec. 12 Cost: $120+HST Instructor: Katrina Bos
Taking the journey at home If you live at a distance but would still like to get started on your journey, we are pleased to offer the opportunity to begin the journey from home. This is open to anyone unable to take the weekly class held at the Station. Each week, the lecture portion of the class, along with the meditations, will be videorecorded and available weekly online. For those taking the class at the Station, you will also have access to these video clips in case you miss a class. Cost: $80+HST
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Kundalini Yoga - We are now pleased to offer new daytime classes of Kundalini Yoga to accommodate a variety of schedules. Kundalini Yoga is an ancient practice that combines practices like Hatha yoga, meditation, pranayam, and kriya yoga, and works towards bringing the body and mind to a place of balance and health. Classes are on-going, so drop in anytime! No experience necessary! Early Morning Classes: Mondays and Fridays, 67:15 a.m., starting Sept. 17 Daytime Class: Wednesdays, 10-11:15 a.m., starting Sept. 19 Evening Classes: Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:158:30 pm., starting Sept. 5 Cost: By donation - suggested $10 Instructor: Katrina Bos Daytime Gentle Yoga - This class is based in Hatha Yoga, the most familiar form of yoga practised in the west. Hatha Yoga involved combining physical postures with breathing, energy locks, and meditation to open, strengthen and purify the body. This gentle class that is perfect for beginners or for those with limitation issues or injuries. When: Tuesdays, 9-10:30 a.m., 5-week sessions running Oct. 9 - Nov. 6 and Nov. 13 - Dec. 11 Cost: $60+HST for each session, or drop-in $15 Instructor: Susan Whalen
Evening Hatha Yoga - The purpose of yoga is to bring us to balance. The practice of yoga helps to release tension and bring us to a state that is both energized and relaxed. This class is suitable for both beginners and for those looking for expand their current yoga practice. When: Tuesdays, 5:30-7 p.m., 5-week sessions running Oct. 9 - Nov. 6 and Nov. 13 - Dec. 11 Cost: $60+HST for each session, or drop-in $15 Instructor: Susan Whalen Teacher Training Module VIII - Anatomy & Physiology - In this weekend intensive, learn about the effects and importance of movement on the body and mind, explore physical anatomy, energy anatomy, basic Ayurvedic principles and how to apply them to our lives. When: Sept. 29-30, Sat., 8 a.m.-6 p.m. & Sun., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $240+HST if paid by Sept. 10, $280+HST if paid after - includes lunch and materials Instructor: Katrina Bos, Nelda McEwen & Aleksandar Radan Sunrise Yoga and Chanting - Join us before the sun rises for Kundalini Yoga and chanting of the Aquarian mantras as the sun rises. Do yoga for 45 minutes followed by an hour of chanting. When: Sundays, 5:30-7:30 a.m., Sept, 30, Oct. 28, and Nov. 25. Please arrive 10 mins. early to settle in. Cost: FREE Instructor: Katrina Bos
Ballroom Basics - This class is a great place for beginners to start learning all the basics of couple’s social dancing. Learn how to easily have a great dancing frame, how to enjoy the roles of leader and follower, and how to understand and to hear the rhythms of music so you can dance to all kinds of music. Learn the basics of Waltz, Rumba, Foxtrot, Cha Cha, and Tango. When: Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 10-week session running Oct. 11 - Dec. 13 Cost: $100+HST per person, $175+HST per couple Instructor: Katrina Bos
Bellydance - In the ﬁrst four weeks of this session, learn the basics of this beautiful dance form. The remaining session will focus on having fun with all the moves learned, dancing to great music, and learning new moves beyond the basics. If you have taken bellydance before, you are welcome to join the full session, or join in week 5, Oct. 23. When: Tuesdays, 7:15-8:15 p.m., 12-week session running Sept. 25-Dec. 11 Cost: $120+HST, $15 drop-in. Eight-week session starting Oct. 23, $80+HST Instructor: Katrina Bos
Beyond Beginners/Intermediate Ballroom This class will ﬂow seamlessly from the basics class. The ﬁrst half-hour will be Beyond Beginners to continue learning some great steps beyond the basics. The second half-hour move to more advanced dance steps. When: Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m., 10-week session running Oct. 11 - Dec. 13 Cost: $100+HST per person, $175+HST per couple Instructor: Reanna Ramaker
Zumba Gold - Zumba Gold takes the exciting dance rhythms created in the original Zumba program and brings them to active older adults, beginners, or those needing modiﬁcations. Join this lower-impact, easy-tofollow ﬁtness party! When: Tuesdays, 11 a.m. - 12 noon, 6-week sessions running Sept. 18 - Oct. 23 and Oct. 30 Dec. 4 Cost: $60+HST per session, $15 drop-in. Instructor: Maryke Meyer
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Classes & Events Harvest Community Cleanse Registered Holistic Nutritionist Sara Bradford returns this fall to lead a 10-day Harvest Community Cleanse. Through this food-based cleanse, enjoy fresh and clean whole foods and learn how the process of detoxiﬁcation affects the body and why. Also learn to use tools to get the most out of the 10 days while also learning how to create some beautiful food. This class includes 15 days of professional support, two in-person classes, cleanse guide, online daily afﬁrmations, tips and support, online group support, meditation and breathing techniques, exercises and complimentary therapy suggestions, detoxifying recipe e-book, and so much more! When: Thursday, Sept. 20: Cleanse overview/kickoff class, 7 p.m. Sept. 21-23: at-home prep days. Sept. 24: cleanse ofﬁcially starts. Oct. 4: Cleanse ofﬁcially ends. Celebration class to discuss transition out of cleansing and to enjoy a group potluck, 7 p.m. Cost: $55+HST per person, $50+HST if you bring a friend Instructor: Sara Bradford Weight-releasing Group Program - Registered Holistic Nutritionist Sara Bradford of Nourish Stratford leads this Nourish Weightloss Program. Learn practical skills to make smart choices, get your body into balance, and encourage fat loss for good. It is known statistically that people who are on a weight loss journey have more success in a group.
This program is very unique. It involves no calorie-counting, no expensive supplements, and deﬁnitely no fad diets. it is designed for independence and long-lasting life changes. This 8-week program includes three full-day retreats which will cover body composition and measurements, whole foods education, emotional eating, movement, food preparation. Each of the three retreats include lunch and beverages. The program also includes a private online group forum, weekly online food coaching, Nourish 4 Weight Loss e-whole foods cookbook. When: Saturday, Oct. 13, Nov. 10 and Dec. 8 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: $375+HST or $350+HST if Harvest Cleanse participant or bring-a-friend referral. Instructor: Sara Bradford Dancing in the Dark - On the night of the Winter Solstice, Dec. 21, join us for a time of healing, ecstatic dance. The evening begins with a chat about what ecstatic dance is and its wonderful ability to heal. This will be a time to think about what we want to let go of from our past year so we can let it all go as we dance. Then we will dance, dance, dance in the dark. Before the night ends, we will gather in a circle for a peaceful meditation and a sharing of intentions for the coming year. When: Friday, Dec. 21, 8-10 p.m. Please come a few minutes early so we can all start together. Cost: $5 donation at the door Instructor: Katrina Bos
Coffeehouses Coffeehouses are a regular feature at East Street Station, providing a wonderful atmosphere to sit back and enjoy the musical offerings of some great local talent. We are very excited to present the following line-up of local musicians this summer. Tickets for each show are available at the Station and are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. Doors for each show open at 7:30 p.m., with the shows starting at 8 p.m.
Coming Events at a Glance Teacher Training Module VIII Anatomy & Physiology Sept. 29-30
Phil Main & Friends Saturday, Oct. 20
Yellowbird & the Open Cages Friday, Nov. 2
Dancing in the Dark Friday, Dec. 21
Yellowbird & the Open Cages Friday, Nov. 2 Yellowbird is Melina Powers, who is native to Huron County, and now lives in Stratford, Ont.
Phil Main & Friends Saturday, Oct. 20 Join Phil Main for an acoustic night of roots, folk, country-style music. The night will be a mix of Phil’s own music as well as a remix of some of his favourite tunes. Phil, a Goderich native and long-time local radio host, is pleased to be coming home for this intimate show that reunites him on stage with a number of local musician friends and family. Joining Phil are his children Patrick, Courtney and Kayla Main, Finola MacGinty, Katy Johnston, Mark Hussey, and more!
Melina has been singing on stages across Canada for many years as a member of the bands Silence and State of Blake, along with her four brothers. Along with husband/ producer/instrumentalist, John Powers and guest musicians including drummer Jesse Baird (Feist), Yellowbird and the Open Cages are releasing their ﬁrst self-titled album. Melina's songwriting and voice soar to new heights with this release.
New office hours Starting Sept. 4, the Station will have new ofﬁce hours: Monday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. & 4:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. To register for programs outside of these hours, e-mail, call, or register online.
We are thrilled to host Melina as she celebrates the release of her new album at this hometown show!
Schedule at a Glance Monday
6:00 am 6:30 am
Kundalini Yoga 6-7:15 a.m.
Kundalini Yoga 6-7:15 a.m.
7:00 am 7:30 am 8:00 am 8:30 am 9:00 am 9:30 am
Gentle Hatha Yoga 9-10:30 a.m.
Kundalini Yoga 9-10:30 a.m.
10:30 am 11:00 am 11:30 am
Zumba Gold 11 a.m.-12noon
12 noon 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:30 pm
Hatha Yoga 5:30-7 p.m.
Journey Class 5:30-7 p.m.
Ballroom Basics 6:30-7:30 p.m.
7:00 pm 7:30 p.m 8:00 pm
Kundalini Yoga 7:15-8:30 p.m.
Bellydance 7:15-8:15 p.m.
Kundalini Yoga 7:15-8:30 p.m.
Beyond Beginner Ballroom 7:30 pm
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