Pnina welcomes Jon Ley for a workshop on October 21st

"Health 101: Becoming a Master of Your Own Health"

Lean more!

Welcome to Seaside Yoga Studio!

Here you will find a wealth of information regarding the many programs available here. Our Studio is located in beautiful Old Town Chemainus, overlooking an amazing view of the surrounding harbour. Feel free to explore the site and learn about the many programs I offer!

Why practice yoga?

There is a beautiful saying in kabbalah (Jewish Philosophy)
"If I am not for myself, who is for me? And if I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?" By Rabbi Hillel

When you practice yoga you do it to take care of yourself. You pay attention to your body and you are aware of your emotions. Many times in our everyday lives we get out of balance by not taking care of ourselves. We convince ourselves we do not have time for ourselves. When our energy is depleted it is harder to be available for loves ones.

 

Yoga brings balance by nurturing the body and the mind, we turn our consciousness towards inner calm and we find the inner stillness that brings peace. We become more sensitive to the feeling of who or what we truly are. Our body needs movement to be alive. In yoga practice we combine mindfulness of breathing with mindfulness of movement then stay in stillness. We open our bodies to be more flexible, to release blockages and tension. Yoga frees our circulating energy. 

 
 

 

 

 

Proper breathing demands a three-part movement. Firstly the diaphragm causes the abdomen to expand filling the lower lungs. Secondly, the intercostal muscles expand the rib cage and fill the middle lung, and finally the collarbones lift bringing air into the upper part of the lungs. Most people breathe using only the upper part of their lungs, literally starving the body of its essential oxygen, while preventing the complete elimination of noxious waste products.

For me as a yoga practitioner, yoga is as important as flossing my teeth. I can live without it but overall it enhances my health. It is never too late to start practicing yoga. It will improve the wellbeing and health of anyone who practices; regardless of age.

Pnina Benyamini 
Seaside Yoga Studio