Karla Smith, a certified yoga instructor in Brandon, has began to teach her own sessions called Yoga Thrive. (BRUCE BUMSTEAD/BRANDON SUN)
There's a feeling of calm that enters the room when Karla Smith walks in. Maybe it's the 12 years she has spent practising yoga, or the year of teaching experience she has acquired working with Susan Dupuis at Sacred Tree Yoga; whatever it is, it's electric, and there's no doubt that those who sign up for her newest class -- Yoga Thrive -- will feel the same wave of relaxation come over them and leave wanting more.
Yoga Thrive is both new to Sacred Tree and to Brandon. The one-hour class is designed specifically for cancer survivors and their support persons as it nurtures and massages the body in all of the right places, while you bend and stretch through a series of poses.
The gentle seven-week program is based on hatha yoga, but has been modified for cancer survivors who may be experiencing pain, stiffness, stress and fatigue. The progressive program will build strength and increase your range of motion while you sink deeper into relaxation and improve your mood.
The first official class kicks off on Sept. 13, and although class size is limited, there are still a few openings up for grabs. Contact Susan or Karla for more information and to sign up.
Sacred Tree is located at Unit M 425 Rosser Ave.
L.A. WEIGHT LOSS
The overnight departure of L.A. Weight Loss has left dozens of customers scratching their heads and looking for answers -- and their money back.
L.A. Weight Loss, which is located at 20-1300 18th St., hung a For Lease sign in its window not one week ago but today, the business is locked and dark; there are no signs that anyone is returning.
Phone calls to local management and head office went unanswered, so be sure to watch these pages for updates.
Mere weeks have passed since local tattooist Eric Pelletier opened up his appointment-only shop, Clair Obscur, and helped breathe new life into an already quiet stretch of Rosser Avenue.
Sadly however, the doors at 717 Rosser Ave. have been shuttered again.
Pelletier is leaving town and unfortunately leaves behind another empty storefront and little to remember him by.
RAMAYA MEDICAL COSMETIC
As an emergency room doctor who has branched off to launch her own medical cosmetics clinic, it's safe to say Savitri Ramaya knows how to stay organized and find balance in her life.
As of Sept. 1, Ramaya opened the doors of her new clinic at Unit 3 1700 Pacific Ave., right beside Get Nailed in the space that Regeneration Therapy Clinic vacated earlier this year.
Ramaya Medical offers a wide variety of medical cosmetic procedures such as botox, juvederm, chemical peels and treatments for every skin type.
Ramaya also exclusively offers Dermafuze Dermabrasion treatments for anyone suffering from scarring, age spots, sun damage or wrinkling.
Tell me if I'm alone, but I was elated when I saw the moving vans backed up to the front doors of the old Home Hardware on Victoria Avenue this week.
While there may not be a new and exciting business setting up shop, Kullberg's Furniture is making excellent use of the massive, wide-open space by hosting an enormous week-long inventory clear-out sale.
The sale, which kicked off yesterday, runs today from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and again Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily. With prices slashed by up to 80 per cent, I'm not sure anyone needs a reason to just stop by and see what exciting deals are up for grabs.
The old Home Hardware is located at 3000 Victoria Ave.
Labour Day weekend has snuck up on us, but it's safe to say there are plenty of folks who have been waiting for this weekend to come. The fourth instalment of FaderFest is here!
Today only from noon until close, Faders' entire store and parking lot will be abuzz with great local music, free movies and Apple computer seminars, snacks, games and great giveaways.
Gibson Guitars Company reps will also be on hand to share their expert knowledge with customers.
Performances by local bands The Young Pixels, Sean Assee and Seeing Colour will pepper the afternoon festivities, while the first 50 people to show up for the party will go home with a free gift.
It's also music lesson registration day, so don't forget to sign your brood up for guitar, bass, piano, drums, voice or recording lessons while you check out the bands.
Faders is located at 2412 Victoria Ave.
SHOPPERS DRUG MART
When one makes their living gathering and sharing information, exaggerating and using superfluous language is a no-no.
Turns out I did just that in a recent edition of Attention Shoppers, so I'm here to set the record straight.
Collecting points using your Shoppers Drug Mart's Optimum Card has changed, but it's not as bad as you may think.
It now takes 8,000 Optimum points to cash in a $10 rebate, up from 7,000 needed prior to the changes that were implemented in July.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition September 4, 2010 A10