June 2021 Newsletter

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Send us your garden photos

Over the course of the last year, many folks spent more time in the garden. Since the lockdown has prevented garden parties, we want to have an online showcase of garden pictures. Whether you are growing flowers for beauty, food for the table or a natural spot for nature’s creatures, we want to see what creative things folks have worked to grow. 

From July 2nd to 4th, we invite you to post a picture (or two) of your garden in our Facebook group so we can all admire your handiwork. If your spring flowers have peaked, feel free to use a picture from their prime and tell us what you are growing next. If your garden will peak in the late summer or fall, take your before shot for a similar fall showcase at the end of September. We welcome all types of gardens, from first gardens to fairy gardens to wild gardens to formal gardens.

Yoga in the Park with the CGOWCA.  Wednesdays at 7pm in July and August 2021.  Subject to Covid Restrictions.  July7, 14, 21, 28 at Décarie Park.  August 4, 11, 18, 25 at Hiawatha Park.

Yoga in the park

Join us again this year for Yoga in the park.  We offer this free of charge each Wednesday at 7pm.  July’s sessions will be at Décarie Park.  August’s sessions will be at Hiawatha Park.

Sessions are subject to Covid restrictions and we will follow all public health guidelines.

woman lying down and relaxing on a sofa.

Yoga is for Everyone

Tips from Sandy Jones, a Certified Yoga Teacher & Accessible Yoga Ambassador offering Chair Yoga (all postures seated) and Gentle Yoga (on the Mat) via Zoom and in Orleans – www.sandyjonesyoga.com

Two to One Breath.  Try it … it works wonders

It can be done anywhere, sitting on a chair, on your yoga mat, laying on your back, in your bed, at the grocery store, driving your car …

Start by noticing your breath then begin to slow the breath down.  Count how long it takes to breath in and breath out twice as long.  For example, if you inhale to the count of 4, exhale to the count of 8 (or close to it). 

Connecting with the breath is a tool to help prevent the nervous system from jolting into the sympathetic nervous system (fight-flight-freeze).    With all that is going on, this breath can really help, so easy to do, and all it takes is the breath.

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