Mindfulness and Meditation

Welcome back to a new semester with York Bhakti Yoga Club! We have some really great events lined up for you this term, starting with a session on mindfulness and meditation. If you’re already starting to feel overwhelmed and stressed with upcoming midterms and assignments, this event is perfect for you! You’ll learn a variety of breathing techniques to help with relaxation and some tips and tricks on handling stress as a student. We hope to see you there Friday February 12th at 5 PM EST!

Your friends,

York Bhakti Yoga

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Follow Along Yoga with Jamuna Jaya!

Winter break is just a few weeks away! But before that, we have to cross the terrifying bridge of end of term assignments and of course, final exams. If you’re already starting to stress out, you might want to check out a relaxing and calming event we have coming up: Follow Along Yoga this Friday November 27th from 7 PM to 8 PM! It’s an event you definitely don’t want to miss!

-Your friends at York Bhakti Yoga Club

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The Art of Rejection

Imagine you worked really hard on your resume and cover letter and practiced potential interview questions for hours only to have your job application rejected. It’s definitely not a good feeling, is it? Unfortunately, rejection is a part of life! We’re not always going to get what we want; whether it’s a job we want, a program we’ve been aspiring to get into, or even the new iPhone 12 Pro! Learning how to deal with rejection is an essential skill to conquer if you want to work on becoming the best version of yourself!

Join us THIS Friday November 6th at 7:00 PM EST for a practical and rewarding session on the art of rejection. The session will be facilitated by Aastha Lal, York University alumni and certified comedic genius!

-Your friends at York University’s Bhakti Yoga Club

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Unsubscribe from Stress…and Rewire Yourself!

Let’s see, this week’s school workload: two midterm exams, an essay, a research assignment, three quizzes, readings, lectures, a group project meeting- and I’m officially freaking out!

Does this situation sound the least bit familiar to you? If it does, you may want to check out an exciting event we have coming up THIS Friday October 23 from 7PM-8PM EST. Learn how to destress and deal with burnout while getting tips and tricks on re-energizing yourself for the rest of the crazy semester! You definitely don’t want to miss it!

-Your friends at York University Bhakti Yoga Club

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Vegetarian Cooking Demo: Thai Red Curry with Basmati Rice!

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Ah, autumn has finally made an appearance bringing with it chilly mornings and bitter winds! As enchanting as this season is, I think we can all agree that we can use a little warmth this week. And what better way to spend Friday evening than cozying up next to a bowl of warm Thai Red Curry and basmati rice?

Join us this Friday October 9th from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST for a follow cooking demo led by a special guest all the way from good ol’ Texas!

Here are the ingredients you’ll be needing:

  1. 2 cans of coconut milk
  2. Basil
  3. Red Peppers
  4. Red Miso paste
  5. Lemon grass (fresh or powder)
  6. Cilantro
  7. Salt
  8. Sugar
  9. Hing (asafoetida)
  10. Coriander powder
  11. Ginger
  12. Smoked Paprika (or any kind of chilli powder)
  13. Tomato sauce or paste
  14. Rice vinegar or lemon juice
  15. Extra firm tofu
  16. Any vegetables of your choice (cauliflower, carrots, and sweet potatoes are good choices)

You’ll be needing a blender and an Instant Pot. But if you don’t have an Instant Pot, that’s fine! The recipe can easily be adopted for the stove too!

-Your friends at York’s Bhakti Club

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Follow Along Yoga Session

Is your head spinning with the amount of assignments, readings, quizzes, or tests you have? Have you already started thinking (and crying!) about the onslaught of midterm exams in a couple weeks?

Well, it sounds like you need to take a step back and indulge in some self care! If you’re looking for a fun yet calming activity to help you destress, join us this Friday September 25th from 7:00 PM-8:00 PM EST for a follow along yoga session!

The session will be facilitated by Susan Hu, a registered yoga and meditation instructor all the way from the Bhakti Center in New York! It’s definitely not an event to be missed!

-Your friends at Krishna Club

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Balancing Priorities

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Assignments. Readings. Catching up with friends. Preparing healthy meals. Reading the next chapter of your favourite spiritual book. Practicing yoga and meditation.

With so many things going on in our lives, it almost feels like we can never get a break! When you have an assignment due one day, an exam the next, friends who want to hang out, a grumbling stomach, and virtually no time to wind down and relax with a good book, it’s easy to get lost in the whirlwind of our daily lives. That’s why it’s important to prioritize our activities in order to be more efficient and make time for self care or personal goals!

If you’re interested in learning how to master balancing your priorities, be sure to attend our zoom session this Friday, September 18th from 7:30-8:30 PM EST!

– Your friends at Krishna Club

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“True Love” Status: Searching…


Relationships. The one thing that makes the world go around. Also with Valentine’s day around the corner, some might even say that the four letter “L” word is in the air. Others may view it with much skepticism.

Whichever category you fall under, as easy as it is to create and end, harder is to sustain- be it a building, hobby or even a relationship. We give in or give up, little things make us want to wash it all down the toilet.

Then why do we still go for it aka connecting with people? Is it a need or just a way to escape loneliness? Come find out with our guest speaker Dr. Rikin Patel!

Here’s everything you need to know:
What? “True Love” Status: Searching…
When? Monday, Feb 12 @ 7pm
Where? Room 311C Student Centre

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No Place Like Om


With the popularization of yoga, meditation has also been a rage for some 4-5 decades in yoga circles. We constantly hear about the benefits of meditation and the positive impact that it has on our well being, be it mental, physical or emotional.

Have you tried it before and want to share a technique? Or have you never given it a shot and want to give it a go? Don’t knock it until you try they say so come join us at Krishna Club to learn a bit more on how you can become a better version of yourself by a simple regular practise.

Here’s everything you need to know:
What? No Place Like Om
When? Monday, Feb 5 @ 7pm
Where? Room 311C Student Centre

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Mind Trap?


A recent study from Havard University shows that plucking eyebrows with tweezers can cause alzheimers due to the disruption of dopamine at the nerve-endings adjacent to the hair follicles which may have a direct link to the memory centre, hypocampus.

Please tell me you did NOT just believe that load of scientific garbage that my brother helped put together. It has absolutely no basis!!! Just like a lot of things that we come across, perceive or is relayed to us by the media.

We believe things to be true, for a number of reasons. Like above, it might be due to the med-school jargon, the reputation of the university, wordiness of the paragraph and so on. We find validity and get stuck in patterns that make sense to us which we sometimes may need to deconstruct. Come join us at Krishna Club to learn how we get stuck in life and how we can release ourselves by creating different thought patterns.

What? Mind Trap?
When? Monday, Jan 29 @ 7pm
Where? Room 311C Student Centre

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