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Committing to a Daily Practice

As we mark the new year and new decade, the thought of beginning anew, or hitting the reset button comes to mind. It is also a point of deep reflection and contemplation. Either way, it is the perfect point to go deeper into our practice, an opportunity to raise our vibrations. Now is the time… Continue reading Committing to a Daily Practice

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The Evolution of a Yoga Practice

The one thing I can say about my Yoga practice through these years is that it has brought me closer to myself. Slowing down my thoughts and consequential actions. Allowing me time to consider where my energy is going and whether it is worth pursuing. I came to Yoga through the physical practice, or Yoga… Continue reading The Evolution of a Yoga Practice

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The Power of Ritual

Today marks for me 20 consecutive days of meditation, which also coincides with 20 days that I’ve been home from retreat in India. This is the biggest gift that I brought home with me. The power of ritual and a renewed and deeper focus to my own personal practice. The benefits have been amazing and… Continue reading The Power of Ritual

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The Beauty of India

There is something so very magical about India. Perhaps the history dating back thousands of years, the people, the food, the magnificence of the Himalayas and Ma Ganga. There is something so provocative and beautiful it will draw you back again and again. Even sitting here just now invoking the sensation of being there, the… Continue reading The Beauty of India

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Sinking not Pulling

Every now and then, when I’m completely in my teaching zone a cue will just pour out of me that changes the shape of my teaching moving forward. This happened a few weeks ago while moving through a Yin based practice. Sinking not pulling. I’ve used tons of different cues over the years to describe… Continue reading Sinking not Pulling

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Yoga 101 for Therapists

Yoga is the 6,000 year-old science of the mind. As outlined in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, one of the oldest texts on Yoga, Yoga is the cessation of the mind-stuff (1:2) or essentially turning off our monkey minds. While Yoga in the western world is known by its physical side of poses and a… Continue reading Yoga 101 for Therapists

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Spring Cleaning for Our Spine and Joints

Looking out my window this morning while sipping my coffee, I saw the most trusted sign that Spring is here in Canada: a Robin red-breast. So with that assurance, it's time to get going with a little spring cleaning! Yoga as we know is such an amazing practice to get the entire body moving. One… Continue reading Spring Cleaning for Our Spine and Joints

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On Deepening Our Yoga Practice

If you haven’t figured out by now that there is a lot more to Yoga than just the poses, well then please take a dig into the archive of my blogs 🙂 Even if you aren’t sure what that feeling is, something has happened to you at some point while on your mat that inspired… Continue reading On Deepening Our Yoga Practice

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Heart Opening Yoga Class Sequence

Happy Valentine's Day! Enjoy this great flow to warm our hearts with Valentines Day and Family Day this weekend. Heart opening practices this time of year aren’t just great thematically but more so energetically. These last few months of cold have most of us curling inward in tension to brace against the winds. This is… Continue reading Heart Opening Yoga Class Sequence

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A Beginner’s Guide to Meditation

  Step #1 – Sit down, close your eyes, quiet your mind. The hard truth is, that is really what you need to do. The reality is, as we know, it’s not quite that simple. A few years ago, I wrote: A Beginner's Guide to Yoga. Recently I went to reference a similar article around… Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Meditation