About Gail Holness

I cried happy tears when....

On June first I received this email from the Canadian Yoga Alliance. 

"Hi Gail;
Looking over the multitude of certificates we now have on file:-); would you be happy with an upgrade to CYA-E-RYTGOLD? This is our highest designation of 1000 hrs. (and over) and with over 1000 teaching experience.    I certainly think it is a good choice given your training and experience.


You'll love my fall classes!

I'm back at the Minden Community Centre  and The Old Victoria St. School in Haliburton. I'll help you calm you mind and tone your body. Join me!


Reclaim Your Life is a new workshop that I am looking forward to offering. The psychology of pain has always fascinated me. I've spent years reading and researching why we feel pain and more importantly why do some people feel more pain and others none at all?  I look forward to sharing what I've learnt!  I look forward to giving you the tools you need to reclaim your life!

Reserve your spot now!

We've sold our retreat, I'm teaching in town and we're building a passive home just for us!

If you don't already know, Holness Yoga and Guest Suites sold last December 2018 and we're on a  new and exciting journey this year.  I've returned to teaching in town and I absolutely love. Working from home can leave you feeling isolated and I did. Now it's  a treat to go for a coffee after class and catch up with everyone.  I love teaching at the community centre for just that reason - it's the centre of the community! I'm looking forward bringing yoga to more people than ever before.


We've been working with the crew at Quantum Passivhaus all winter. Fabienne has been a pleasure to work in the design process of our new home. She is always available to help with question and concerns. She seems to guide us effortlessly through design issues that inevitably arise. Angie is our energy efficiency go to. Smart and quick to offer information to ensure that we are making the right choices. Building a new home can be a stressful undertaking. These two women were there to work with me during those times. For that I am grateful to both of them.               


We've been busy (Mike's been busy) with the help of friends, clearing our 800' driveway to our little 1,000 square foot passive home that we'll be building this summer with the help of Quantum Passivhaus https://www.quantumpassivhaus.com/home in Minden. The hope is that by sometime in August we'll have the shell of our home in its place, nestled in the middle of our hard wood forest. We are so looking forward to meeting our new home!

August 16th

It's been a wonderful summer and a great building experience so far. Gerald Sharp (Sharp Electric) was quick to respond to all our questions. He had our hydro line in the ground by early July.  

Glen Sharp from Thomas Contracting has been a star this summer.  He's always there when we need him and his crew has been working non-stop to prepare our site and install our septic system.


Sean Vick, Debler Well Drilling, is another star.  We called him on a Thursday he showed up on Friday evening and before noon on Saturday we had a 245' well with clear, odourless water spraying out!

Thomas Contracting has installed our septic. It's been an absolute pleasure working with Scott and Joe. They are both hard working and skilled at what they do.

Quantum Passivhaus had their guys Josh and Wes came out to string out the layout of our home so that Nathen and Cam from Better Value Plumbing, could do the rough in for the drains and water lines. These guys all worked really well together to ensure that once the slab is poured we have everything in the correct place.

 I'll keep you posted!

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