Self-Care, Yoga Teacher

The Lessons Behind Our Injuries

I’m not the daintiest of girls, but over my years in fitness I’ve had my fair share of sprained ankles, wrists, elbows, knees, pulled neck ligaments, various overworked muscles, cuts and bruises. Every time I am injured, it is infuriating – I can’t exercise! Or at least not in the way I want. Having to… Continue reading The Lessons Behind Our Injuries

Yoga Practice

Why Real Men do Yoga

this article first appeared in canfitpro magazine Sept/Oct 2013 issue I have been teaching Yoga based classes (BodyFlow/Yoga/YogaFit) for nearly 12 years in the downtown Toronto core. What I have been noticing over the last year is more and more men coming into these classes. At times I have had more men then women, and… Continue reading Why Real Men do Yoga

Yoga Teacher

Teaching SAFE Inversions in Our Yoga Classes

  As Yoga Teachers, we know the incredible benefits of inversions including: improved immunity through lymphatic drainage, balancing emotions with increased blood flow to the brain (particularly the limbic area) which also triggers our endocrine system to release our happy hormones – serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine. Inversions also increase cardiovascular health by working against gravity… Continue reading Teaching SAFE Inversions in Our Yoga Classes

Life & Love

On Practice – Now.

I almost made the biggest mistake of my life a few months ago. I almost stopped exercising. It was a slow process, starting years ago when I slowly began cutting back from all the classes I was teaching as my travel/training schedule grew. I was just so tired and so my answer was to slow… Continue reading On Practice – Now.