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Thank You Jun 13, 2022

A quick but heartfelt thank you. Since losing She-Ra on May 31, we’ve had SO many people reach out, and I can’t tell you how much that means to us.


Cards, emails, texts, gifts, phone calls, post comments, thoughts and prayers, it all means so much when dealing with such profound loss....

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Technique Tuesday - Warrior 1 Part 3 Jun 07, 2022

Welcome back to our final instalment of our Warrior 1 for Technique Tuesdays! Today we are exploring another way to use this foundational pose, Virabhadrasana 1 or Warrior 1 pose by using a chair.

This is a pose used on its own, and also as a transitional posture in so many yoga...

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Technique Tuesday - Warrior 1 Part 2 May 31, 2022

Welcome back to week 2 of our Technique Tuesdays! Today we are exploring another way to use this foundational pose, Virabhadrasana 1 or Warrior 1 pose.

This is a pose used on its own, but also as a transitional posture in so many yoga practices, but it isn't often that we slow down and just...

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Thoughtful Thursday - Stand In Your Light May 26, 2022

Close your eyes for a moment.

Breathe in.... and out.

Notice how you feel. 

I'd like you to think back to the last time you went out on a limb, tried something different, tried something new that you really wanted to try, only to have someone judge you.

How did it feel?

Did it stop you from...

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Technique Tuesday - Warrior 1 Part 1 May 24, 2022

Welcome back to our Technique Tuesdays! Today we are exploring another foundational pose, Virabhadrasana 1 or Warrior 1 pose.

This is a pose used on its own, but also as a transitional posture in so many yoga practices, but it isn't often that we slow down and just practice this, and see what...

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Monday Motivation - Be Deliberate May 23, 2022

Happy Monday! It's a new week and for some, a Canadian Victoria Day Weekend holiday.

I wanted to take this opportunity to remind you to be deliberate.

How you do one thing is how you do everything, so let's look at how you will have today.

Is it a holiday for you? Will you then allow yourself to...

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Live Online Hatha Yoga Restarting in June! May 22, 2022

Stop the presses! I am so excited I can't hold it in!

Now, I know I said I was taking a break from teaching over the summer, but truth be told, I didn't realize how much I would miss seeing all of you each class. It really is like seeing family!

Many of you have asked when I will...

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Motivation Monday - Falling Helps You Succeed May 16, 2022

Falling.

Failing.

It hurts.

It sucks.

We avoid it at all costs - after all, we were taught that in school, if we fail a test, or fall off the monkey bars, we're not going to pass our classes, we're going to be laughed at, we aren't going to be "cool", or "rich" or, "successful".

So we do...

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Thoughtful Thursday - Communicate to Heal May 12, 2022

(Image @quotesbychristie via Instagram)

When things are hard, when you're having a bad day, it can seem even harder to talk about it.

We've been taught to keep a stiff upper lip, or, worse, to "man up" (I personally really hate that one).

We've been taught to not be so emotional, not complain,...

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Technique Tuesday - Trikonasana Triangle Pose Pt 4 May 10, 2022

Welcome to our fourth and final instalment of Trikonasana or Triangle pose variations!

This is a fantastic way to open hips, heart and shoulders, strengthen legs and abdominal and back muscles, and even open shoulders, as we will see in the more advanced bind variation today.

As always, listen to...

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Motivation Monday - Set Your Intention May 09, 2022

Welcome to a new week, where you get to start fresh on whatever goals you choose to work towards.

So, what will it be?

What will you work on?

Whatever it is, set your intention to achieve it.

Take your goal, break it into little tiny pieces, and then set your intention, like an arrow.

That arrow...

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Thoughtful Thursday - Let It Out May 05, 2022

(Image via @wawawia on Instagram)

Sometimes we carry too much. We say we will "deal with it later" but we don't. We push it down and then something else comes along that we have to carry, so we push that down as well, and on and on.

Here's the thing:

It's ok to let it out.

It's ok to cry, howl,...

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