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TEMPORARY UPDATE: Following the Provincial Health Order, we have moved this group exclusively online. In-person yoga is not permitted. If you require the link to join either group, please email Rev. Scott at sturnbrook@northwood-united.org. The Northwood Board will continue to evaluate next steps.  

SPA (Spiritual Practice Alternatives) now moves into its 2021/2022 year by offering a variety of both in-person and online options as we continue to gather focussing on our spiritual practices. Below are the specifics for yoga, mindfulness meditation and the discussion group. If you have any questions, please speak wtih Rev. Scott for more information. 

SPA 'reinvented'...As we reconvene this fall amidst the pandemic, we are offering a mixture of both in-person gatherings as well as virtual for our three groups. During Covid 19, we are suspending our fellowship gatherings from 6:30 - 7:00. Doors open at 6:45 for participants to gather in their respective area.

Here are the details: 

*ON OUR FAITH JOURNEY: A Small Group Bible Study ~ Tuesdays 7 - 8:30 pm. 

  • A small group gathering to question traditional interpretations of the gospel message, and to draw on the work of modern theologians and historians in order to develop expressions which more closely convey our personal experiences of the indwelling spirit of Christ. If you feel that traditional expressions no longer meet your needs, then come and give us a try. 
  • For further information and the video link, please contact either John Payne jppayne@telus.net or David Mahiban dmahiban@hotmail.com 

*Yoga with Sunni (in-person) TEMPORARILY ON HOLD DUE TO HEALTH ORDERS

  • We will be open to welcome people at 6:45 pm. 
  • Please enter via the front doors with you own mats (we cannot offer loaner mats during Covid, sorry). 
  • Please wear your mask upon entry. 
  • We will set up in the Gathering Area and commence at 7 pm. Please maintain six feet between yogis. 
  • Donations continue to be graciously received and can be placed in the basket. Thanks for helping make SPA sustainable with your tax deductible charitable donations.
  • We encourage everyone to sign in with a name and phone number as Fraser Health have asked us to maintain a contact tracing list. 
  • Hand sanitizer is available for use upon entry and as we are leaving. 

*Mindfulness Meditation with Rev. Scott (in-person & zoom) OFFERRED VIA ZOOM ONLY

  • We will be open to welcome people at 6:45 pm. 
  • Please enter via the West green door off the parking lot marked "Classroom 1". (we are trying to minimize yogis and meditators crossing paths as much as possible)  
  • Please wear your mask upon entry. 
  • Please gather on a cushion or chair. We will commence at 7 pm. Please maintain six feet distance between meditators.
  • Donations continue to be graciously received and can be placed in the basket. Thanks for helping make SPA sustainable.
  • We encourage everyone to sign in with a name and phone number as Fraser Health have asked us to maintain a contact tracing list. 
  • Hand sanitizer is encouraged upon entry and as we are leaving.
  • sturnbrook@northwood-united.org or 604.992.1033 if you need the link to join us via zoom (same recurring link each week).