Class Themes, Yoga Practice, Yoga Teacher

Class Theme: Embrace Change

The following theme can be used either for your own personal practice, or for your group classes or one on ones that you are teaching. Everything below is just a guide based on my thoughts and experiences in the moment. Feel free to change anything to better suit your teaching/practice style or so that it… Continue reading Class Theme: Embrace Change

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Class Theme: Forgiveness

The following theme can be used either for your own personal practice, or for your group classes or one on ones that you are teaching. Everything below is just a guide based on my thoughts and experiences in the moment. Feel free to change anything to better suit your teaching/practice style or so that it… Continue reading Class Theme: Forgiveness

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Class Theme: A Practice for Healing

In light of the very recent event this week in Toronto and also a few weeks past in Humboldt, our entire country could use a big hug right now. Whether we know someone involved or are just trying to process what happened through media outlets and shared stories, we grieve as a collective. We feel… Continue reading Class Theme: A Practice for Healing

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Finding Ways to Cope in Light of Tragedy

In light of the very recent event this week in Toronto and a few weeks past in Humboldt, our entire country could use a big hug right now. Whether we knew someone involved or are just trying to process what happened through media outlets and shared stories, we grieve as a collective. We feel the… Continue reading Finding Ways to Cope in Light of Tragedy

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Class Theme: If it Doesn’t Flow, Let it Go

The following theme can be used either for your own personal practice, for your group classes, or one on ones that you are teaching. Everything below is just a guide based on my thoughts and experiences in the moment. Feel free to change anything to better suit your teaching/practice style or so that it feels… Continue reading Class Theme: If it Doesn’t Flow, Let it Go

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When Life Hands you Lemons – Do Yoga!

How many times have we heard: turn that frown upside down, embrace the positive, look for the silver lining, I’m sure I could go on. The reality is, it’s not that easy and sometimes we need to be angry or sad to really process what is happening. It’s become socially unacceptable to be anything but… Continue reading When Life Hands you Lemons – Do Yoga!

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Yoga for Addiction and Recovery

In the alternative care world, most describe addiction, as the disease of disconnection. There is not a gene responsible for addiction, we don’t automatically inherit addiction from our ancestors the way we inherit our blue eyes or brown hair. Yet, millions of people are at the mercy of their addictive behaviour. In the throes of… Continue reading Yoga for Addiction and Recovery

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Re-Tune Your Parasympathetic Nervous System

How our body relays messages to and from the brain are based upon two branches of our nervous system: autonomic and somatic. The somatic system centered around thought to action like brushing your hair. The autonomic system is for everything we don’t need to think about: heartbeat, digestion etc.. Within the autonomic system is two… Continue reading Re-Tune Your Parasympathetic Nervous System

Self-Care, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Practice

East Meets West on Meditation

Many of us have probably been told at some point that we need to start to meditate. Either we are super hyper and our friends are thinking this might pull us down a notch, or we are over-working and over stressing and we could use a new perspective. There is an old zen saying: “you… Continue reading East Meets West on Meditation

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The Heart Chakra

In connecting to the mid-point of our subtle body we find our heart centre. Anahata, the Sanskrit word for our fourth chakra, means un-struck. My interpretation of this is to live from our hearts as though we have never been hurt before. The idea of a heart that has been struck representing grief, heartbreak, or… Continue reading The Heart Chakra