Hello SCYC community!

Hope everyone is doing well and staying warm!

We just wanted to give everyone a quick update on what we have been working on the last couple months and make sure you were all aware of all of our exciting upcoming events for the month of December and beyond.

SCYC UpdatesSince our last newsletter, SCYC has been hard at work setting up Karma classes for the SCYC community over the winter months.

In November, we held a karma class led by Mina Khan-Lee and coordinated by Jodi Perrin at Journey Yoga, came together for an evening gathering of nidra and mantra singing with Tanis Fishman and Amy Thiessen at Yoga Passage, and held a karma class with Alice Hong and the mentorship group at the Bodhi Tree with the support of studio owner, Catherine Nelson-Reid. We’ve also been working with Dana Blonde at Yoga Shala to coordinate karma classes for three Saturdays in December, with our first class being taught by Allison Oxoby last Saturday. We couldn’t be more grateful to all of the teachers, studio owners and yogis who participated for making these events possible.

SCYC has also continued to grow as an organization over the last couple of months. We now have a bookkeeper in place and have established a committee to oversee our Karma Initiatives and donations. Thank you to Van, Andrea, Meghan, Chelsey and Amber for volunteering your time and energy!

Upcoming EventsDecember is a busy month for SCYC and we hope you will be able to make it out to join us for one of these awesome events:

  • Saturday, December 10th
    • 1:00 – 2:00 pm – Yoga Shala Karma Class
    • 1:00 – 6:00 pm – Yoga Passage 108 Event and Holiday Market
  • Saturday, December 17th
    • 1:00 – 2:00 pm – Yoga Shala Karma Class
    • 3:00 – 8:00 pm – Bodhi Tree Christmas Mingler and Market

Please also mark your calendars for a Yoga and Kirtan class we are planning for January 28th. Stay tuned for more details.

Thank you for an Amazing Year!

Finally, we want to say thank you to each and every member of this community. Without you, the success and growth we have seen in 2016 would not have been possible.

With your help we have accomplished more than we ever imagined for our first year of being a formal organization:

  • 9 Karma classes at 5 different studios around the city of Calgary.
  • 2 Gatherings out at Wolf Willow with around 80 people in attendance at each.
  • Increased our community from about 60 to close to 200 people .
  • Raised close to $6500 to support other grassroots organizations in the Calgary Area.

We have already been chatting with other new studios and teachers about offerings for the New Year and we can’t wait to see what 2017 holds.  As always, if you have any ideas or questions, or would like to get involved in any way, please do not hesitate to reach out to Cynthia at communications@sheepcreekyoga.com.

We would also like to take this opportunity to say Happy Holidays to all of you. We hope this season of light and love fills you and nourishes you as you enter the New Year.

With much gratitude,

The SCYC Crew