Life & Love

5 Tips for the Hustler’s Life Balance

As an entrepreneur the hustle is real. Every day and pretty much all the time. This is great when you are full of ideas and the energy to match. Significantly harder when your brain is working a little more slowly, every ping on your phone is a distraction and you keep having reasons to get… Continue reading 5 Tips for the Hustler’s Life Balance

Class Themes

Class Theme: Let the Sunshine In

Whether it's a gloomy day or a bright sunny day, this revitalizing flow will uplift your mood, re-energize your soul and put a smile on your face. This is all about the heart openers! Big crescent lunges throughout sun salutations, chest expansions with arms wide open in standing postures all mixed into a sweet and… Continue reading Class Theme: Let the Sunshine In

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

Class Theme: Mind/Body Detox

We often think of a detox style class to be focused on the workout. This cleansing practice however is a reset for both mind and body. A strong physical practice, but with moments built in between flows for reflection, observation and meditation. Think of this as space clearing for mind, body and spirit. The following… Continue reading Class Theme: Mind/Body Detox

Class Themes

Class Theme: Resiliency

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: Resiliency

Class Themes, Life & Love

Class Theme: Oneness

I struggled this morning as many others did in this city I call home. Reading the news about the shooting in the community I have worked in over five years was surreal, the further I read I kept waiting for the line where they would say it just wasn't true. I also had to lead… Continue reading Class Theme: Oneness

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)

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

Yoga Practice

International Yoga Day!

International Yoga Day was declared by the UN in 2014 at the urging of the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. The first celebration was on June 21, 2015, also marking the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. This was a way to unite the entire world in a practice, in a philosophy that honours… Continue reading International Yoga Day!

Yoga Teacher

Easy Tips for Subbing Yoga Classes

Subbing is the best way to improve our teaching as new instructors, and keep us on our toes as seasoned veterans. A wonderful way to make some extra cash, help out our peers and enjoy some new experiences. Subbing Yoga can be a little challenging though, as each teacher not only brings our own personality… Continue reading Easy Tips for Subbing Yoga Classes