Holness Haliburton Yoga Announces Focus on Healthy Living

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Gail Holness, owner of Holness Yoga, located in Haliburton County, announces that in addition to her regular schedule of yoga class, she will be setting aside Tuesday afternoons at her Haliburton yoga studio to focus on promoting a healthy lifestyle through workshops, lectures and film. In January, she will be screening for her clients “Forks over Knives”; a film that examines how the food we consume affects our health.

Gail Holness, owner of Holness Yoga (http://www.holness-yoga.com), announces that beginning in the New Year, in addition to her regular schedule of yoga classes, she will be scheduling Tuesday afternoons at her Haliburton yoga studio to focus on healthy living and lifestyle issues, with special emphasis on how the food we eat can affect our health and well-being. Promoting smart life-style choices and healthy living has always been an integral part of Holness’s yoga teachings, and she is pleased to be able to devote this time to examine these important issues with her students. To this end, she is inviting all of her yoga students to the Holness yoga studio on the Burnt River at Donald on January 10th at 1:00 pm for the screening of the controversial new film Forks over Knives.

“In January, I will be setting aside Tuesday afternoons to explore a variety of health and lifestyle issues that I feel will be of interest to my yoga students,” says Gail Holness. “In general, Tuesday will be our day to expand our knowledge through books, documentaries and guest speakers. It will also be the day we get outside and enjoy activities like snowshoeing and skiing and take advantage of Haliburton’s winter wonderland. We will begin with the screening of Forks over Knives. I am inviting Haliburton dietician Niki Mills to view the film and answer questions afterwards. If there is enough interest, it is my hope that this will lead to healthy eating workshops where we will learn new ways of preparing and experiencing food.”

The 2011 film, Forks over Knives, is a feature length documentary that makes the case for switching from an animal-based, highly processed diet to a whole food, plant-based diet to improve health and to help the planet. Much of the film focuses on the work of Drs. Caldwell Esselstyn and Colin Campbell who have spent years researching the health effects of different foods. Forks over Knives makes the claim that most, if not all, degenerative diseases can be controlled, and even reversed, by eliminating animal-based foods and high processed foods from our diet and adhering to a diet based on plants and whole foods.

“My personal experience as a vegetarian has been one of health,” says Holness. “I became a vegetarian several years ago when I studied at an ashram in Neyyar Dam, India where I received my certification as a Yoga Siromani (Teacher of Yoga). I have long been intrigued with the concept of using food as medicine. The documentary Forks over Knives delivers an extremely important health message that I wanted to share with my yoga students and friends. I believe it is a film that everyone who is concerned about preserving their health and protecting the planet should see.”

About Holness Yoga: Providing safe and inspiring yoga classes in Haliburton for more than eight years, Gail Holness of Holness Yoga offers yoga instruction that allows students the opportunity to explore body, breath, mind and spirit through yoga, while experiencing personal growth and having fun. Holness Yoga has classes for every age and fitness level, including relaxation yoga, energizing yoga, Pilates and Pilates yoga combinations. Holness Yoga’s warm and inviting main studio, located on the Burnt River at Donald - just minutes from Haliburton Village, provides a tranquil, calming space to enjoy yoga, or to partake in one many informative health and lifestyle workshops offer throughout the year. Yoga classes are also conducted at convenient locations in Minden and Kinmount. For more information about Holness Yoga call Gail at 705 455-9294 or visit her website http://www.holness-yoga.com

Contact Information:
Gail Holness
Holness Yoga
Holness Yoga Studio
1160 Koshlong Lake Rd
Haliburton, ON K0M 1S0
705 455-9294
gailholness(at)gmail(dot)com
http://www.holness-yoga.com

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