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TEMPORARY UPDATE: Following the Provincial Health Order from November 7, we have moved mindfulness meditation & discussion groups exclusively online. In-person yoga is not permitted to be offered. To obtain the link to join the group, please email Rev. Scott at sturnbrook@northwood-united.org. The Northwood Board will continue to evaluate next steps that will lead towards a safe re-opening.  

Here are the details: 

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

  • A small group gathers 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 

*Mindfulness Meditation with Rev. Scott (via Zoom)

  • join us to practice a variety of core mindful practices (no experience necessary)
  • We utilize practices such as the body scan, walking meditation, and meditation poetry.
  • The group closes with a contemplative meditation on Sunday’s lectionary reading at 8 pm.  

When we re-open for public gatherings, here are our safe practice guidelines for Meditation:

  • 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).

*Yoga with Sunni (YouTube)

We are pleased to promote Sunni's yoga channel on YouTube. We hope this supports you 'at home' practice during these times  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YH19cADySs0&feature=share

When we re-open, here are our safe practice guidelines for Yoga

  • 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. 
  • Yogis 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.