Monthly Archives: October 2013

Teacher Feature – Lynsay Hurd

Have you had opportunity to practice yoga with Lynsay at Hemma? You can enjoy her flow classes on Tuesdays & Thursdays 7-8am, and Friday 9:00-10:30am.
1. Lynsay, when did you start practicing Yoga and why? Close to 10 years ago. Having played sports throughout my formative years and into university, I had put my body through the ringer; playing through pain and injury and consciously putting myself into harms way for the sake of a couple more points on the board. My idea of yoga back then was stretching up to grab a rebound 🙂  It wasn’t until I traveled around South East Asia in 2003 that I discovered Yoga.  There was definitely resistance from my body and mind for the first couple of years, but that’s exactly what kept me coming back…the joy that came from relinquishing this resistance.

2. How has Yoga helped you in your life? Physically I feel so much more freedom in my body, I’m still working through (more…)


Thank You!

Thanks to everyone for celebrating with us this past weekend, our 6th birthday!  My intention was to write a thank you note last week, but I got a bit sidetracked when our Debit/Credit card machine suddenly decided to stop working, and my computer died!  Oh how easy it is to take so many things for granted, like our health, fresh water, electricity, hot showers, stores full of food, the internet, cell phones, transportation…it goes on and on…until it doesn’t, and then “it” gets our attention. It dials us in to the present moment — “I’m here, now, deal with it!”  The unexpected gift of having something break is how I begin to appreciate everything that matters most to me — being alive, my family, my community, and all the things I take for granted and forget to appreciate.  In THOSE MOMENTS  I become a much happier person, an easy smile inward smile, and peace in my heart.  Life, business, family, relationship, all exists in this state of knowing and not knowing, of success and failure, joy and sorrow, chaos and smooth sailing.  The trick is to enjoy the ride — even at times to enjoy being a passenger.

So today I am concentrating on the joy I feel for having had the privilege of serving this beautiful community for the past 6 years.  Here’s to many more!

Oh and thank you all for your patience, at this point we are able to accept Cash, Visa, and MC. We hope to be able to accept Debit cards by the middle of next week.




Today, October 17th, we are accepting Cash, Cheque and credit cards only. Unfortunately our Point of Sale Machine is down and we are unable to process your debit card. We realize this may be inconvenient, and we are sorry for that.

If you are on your way to Hemma tonight, it would be helpful if you could bring cash or cheque – the “old fashioned” way! You can also pay by credit card.