Monthly Archives: July 2016

Yoga keeps you Cool

LIMES photo by hoach le dinhWith the recent heat wave we’ve had in Victoria, it finally feels like Summer! While this extra sun is exciting, it can also lead to excess heat and sometimes imbalance in both mind and body. According to Ayurveda, the sister science to Yoga, our inner and outer worlds are ruled by the elements. In Summer, there is typically an increase in the fire element (Pitta). In excess, this can contribute to fiery qualities in the mind (anger, impatience, irritability, competitive, judgemental) or the body (inflammation, rashes, heartburn, excess body heat). During hot weather, if you adjust your lifestyle, food choices, and even Yoga practice, you can support yourself to feel more calm, cool, and balanced. A few tips:

PLAYApproach all Yoga practice, sports, and Summer activities with a playful, non-competitive heart. If your Yoga practice is vigorous and heat-building, approach with with kindness and soften the need to get it “just right”.

SLOW DOWN. Spend time each week (or day!) in slow motion. Gentle practices such as Restorative, Yin, and meditation are grounding, cooling, and nurturing for the nervous system.

TWIST IT UP. Add at least one twist to your (more…)




The Moss Street Paint Inis one of our favourite days around here. As Paint In Open House 2016v2jpgthousands of people wander by, admiring the art festival that runs the full length of Moss Street, many people also wander in to Hemma to say hello. We LOVE this! To coincide with this community fun, we have an OPEN HOUSE on that day. On July 16th, we invite you stop by Hemma for prizes, sales, high fives and hugs!

A few highlights:
Acupuncture Sale ($85 for 5 Treatments)
– Yoga timecard sale ($65 for 450 min)
– Free Yoga (view schedule)
– Door prizes for classes
– 10-40% off everything in the store
– More prizes, just for showing up 🙂
– Our awesome staff to greet you!
Full Details here

Please leave yourself extra time to get to Hemma that day as Moss street is closed and parking spaces are limited. Extra high fives if you walk, bike, or take the bus!

We look forward to welcoming you into our Hemmahome!!