Class Themes

Class Theme: Just Breathe

When we look at the eight limbs of Yoga, the breath is equally important as the movement or asanas. However, in the west where Yoga has become popularized for it's great workout (which it is!) often the focus on the importance of breath is lost. From The Sutras of Patanjali 2:46 Asana is a steady,… Continue reading Class Theme: Just Breathe

Class Themes, Yoga Teacher

Class Theme: Nourish & Nurture

This is one of my all time favourite themes as those who take my classes often will know. Something we don't get enough of - rest, recharge, rebuild. This practice centres around slowing down and truly listening to our bodies. The following theme can be used either for your own personal practice, or for your… Continue reading Class Theme: Nourish & Nurture

Class Themes, Yoga Teacher

Class Theme: Cooling it Down

In light of Toronto’s first (of many) heat waves this summer this is a wonderful practice to cool the body as well as add balance to the Pitta Dosha. 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… Continue reading Class Theme: Cooling it Down

Self-Care, Yoga Philosophy

Trusting our Intuition

It seems there is a major shift happening right now. So many people I know are moving through major of changes in life, some wanted and some landing unexpected. If there is one thing that is true – change is constant. We all have our different relationships to change, and depending on what the change… Continue reading Trusting our Intuition

Self-Care, Yoga Practice

Yoga for Balancing Moods

When I was 4 my mom put me in dancing in hopes to correct an overly lordotic curve in my spine. The lifelong benefits I’ve received from this decision have been paramount. Not only opening the doors to a successful career in fitness, but as I later discovered, acquiring the coping skills from breath, movement… Continue reading Yoga for Balancing Moods

Yoga Practice

Yoga Breathing for Anxiety

Many of us struggle with anxiety, often times behind closed doors and much to the surprise of even our closest friends. Fitness can also be a bit of a tough business with the constant pressures of presenting in our classes or for our clients, of staying ahead of the curve on education and trying to… Continue reading Yoga Breathing for Anxiety