Self-Care

The Art of Vacation

Full disclosure: this is a shameless plug for my upcoming Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica. However, the true purpose of this blog, both individually and as a whole, is always to bring you back to YOU. To step back amidst life's chaos to honour what is important to YOU, either by reminding you about or… Continue reading The Art of Vacation

Self-Care

3 Steps for a Yogi Holiday Season

It happens every year. As December 1st comes closer we begin to envision a magical holiday season, different than any other year. Our house is perfectly decorated, we finished all our shopping weeks early, we have successfully completed all of our holiday traditions and even started a few more, delivered home baked cookies to all… Continue reading 3 Steps for a Yogi Holiday Season

Life & Love, Self-Care

On Inspiration and Motivation

The fact that I am writing this post is actually shocking to me. Up until 6 months ago, and probably for the 20 years in front of that, I've been constantly in search of ways to slow down, ground myself, and reduce stress. Yet here I am - finally and also gratefully, on the other… Continue reading On Inspiration and Motivation

Self-Care, Yoga Practice

7 Habits of a Yogi

Living life as a Yogi in the modern world can certainly present many challenges. The majority of us need to earn an income to pay for housing and food at the most basic level, and most jobs these days also have a certain degree of stress and pressure that come along with them. We may… Continue reading 7 Habits of a Yogi

Self-Care, Yoga Practice

Mindfulness Practices for Kids: Why We Need to Start Them Young

this article original appeared in April/May 2018 canfitpro magazine  I’ve been struck recently by the importance of the TD Bank ads surrounding teaching our children about money. Speaking for myself, I can certainly say I learned the hard way on this road. Interestingly enough, until the last few years we’ve also maintained the same attitude… Continue reading Mindfulness Practices for Kids: Why We Need to Start Them Young

Life & Love, Self-Care

What I Wish I Knew Then

I’m certainly not a person who has regrets, and certainly not because I haven’t made a ton of mistakes or got stuck on the wrong path for too long. But really because I know that all of these experiences, and probably mostly the ones that didn’t feel so great at the time, have helped shape… Continue reading What I Wish I Knew Then

Class Themes, Self-Care

Class Theme: Maya (Illusion)

The theme of Maya is one centred on honesty. Maya is the Sanskrit word for illusion. Through this practice we must pause in reflection, focusing on reducing our samskaras (habits, often negative) moving slowly to truly listen to ourself in mind and body. We spend so much time checking off all of our to do's… Continue reading Class Theme: Maya (Illusion)