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Rolling with my Foamies

Rolling with my Foamies 21 NOV, 2016 Muscles Self Massage Foam Rolling A foam roller is a dense cylinder used to help massage tight and sore muscles. It’s the perfect tool to use daily, in between massage treatments to help keep our muscles supple and moving...

We made Stall Bars!

We Made Stall Bars! When Josh and I are pretty into something, we make it happen. Forgetting that we don’t actually know how to use them yet, at all, we decided to make our own Stall Bars for the studio. We followed these plans: DIY Stall Bars They turned out so...

Shoulder Helpers

Easy Shoulder Helpers 7 NOV, 2016 Yoga Props Yoga Tune Up Balls Let’s make our tight shoulders feel amazing with these three simple activities: Shoulder Roll Childs Pose Twist T Shoulder Opener Shoulder Roll: Tuck a pair of yoga tune up balls (or other small...

Value yourself to increase your value

Value yourself to increase your value   I just read Money: A Love Story a book about how to untangle your financial woes and create a life your really want. Here are some of my favourite lessons from this amazing book!     Many of us would love to bring...

Simple, Short and Sweet Yoga Videos

Simple Short and Sweet Yoga Bring Freedom, Ease and Relief into your life with yoga. Learn more about our awesome new 26 minute yoga videos below: Buy Here  Freedom Build freedom with a simple yoga flow warm up, and helpful stretches, via video one. 1 Ease Spinal...

Is being a Brand Ambassador worth the hype?

Is being a Brand Ambassador worth the hype?   A few years ago I partnered with Oakley and Genuine Health as a brand ambassador. Learn the ins and outs of these partnerships, and decide if becoming a brand ambassador is worth pursuing.   What is a Brand...

Feets of Strength

A client has been strength training for months, and noticing dramatic improvements in her lifts. The other day she was out walking. She is an avid walker but isn’t a fan of running. For some reason she can’t quite articulate, she decided to run for a bit....

Hip Flexor Stretch and Strength

Stretch and Strengthen your Hip Flexors 16 OCT, 2016 Yoga Props Blankets There is a group of muscles known as the hip flexors, and I bet you can guess what they do. Yup, they flex the hip! Sometimes they ask for extra attention: they might feel stiff or sore, or you...

Hip Love with the Blocks

Hip Openers with Blocks 11 OCT, 2016 Yoga Props Blocks The hip joint is one of the most mobile in the body. It’s a “ball and socket” joint, which means the rounded head of the upper leg bone (femur) rolls around smoothly in the hip socket...

Yoga Blanket Love

Yoga Blanket Love 4 OCT, 2016 Yoga Props Blankets Not only do yoga blankets make great capes, or bolster-fort ceilings for your nephew, they can enhance your actual yoga practice too. Here are my favourite ways to enjoy yoga blankets, and feel great in the process....

Loving Me, Loving Earth

Loving Me, Loving Earth 25 SEPT, 2016 Earth Life Health During my August Offline experiment, I started to notice that many of the activities I did to improve my own health were also beneficial for the environment. I spent a lot of time getting around by walking and...

My Morning Page Habit

Morning Pages 29 SEPT, 2016 Journalling Happiness Gratitude One daily habit I love is my morning pages. I learned about the morning pages from the book The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. I have modified them for a daily use that suits me perfectly. Currently I...

Why do we say Om and Namaste?

Why do we say Om and Namaste? 18 JULY, 2016 Yoga Om Namaste You may wonder why we open and close yoga class by chanting the sound “OM” together, and end with a sign off of “Namaste.” Every yoga class I have been to incorporates these elements....

Sweaty Stretches for a Tight Low Back

Sweaty Stretches for a Tight Low Back 18 JULY, 2016 Yoga Low Backs Relief “Loaded Lumbar Flexion with a Twist” sounds like a fancy drink to enjoy on a hot sunny patio. In fact it is the most common cause of low back injury. If you’ve ever hurt your...

Beach Day 2016

Beach Day Yoga Workout 2016 27 JULY, 2016 6:00-7:00 PM It’s a time once again to enjoy some sun, sand and Savasana Our fifth annual Beach Day is scheduled for Wednesday July 27th, 2016, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome and experience is not necessary....

Self-Kindness and Patience

Self-Kindness and Patience 27 JUNE, 2016 Yoga Patience Progress Last week I had a horrible cold. I was sick on Sunday and Monday, so cancelled all of my sessions on Monday to recover, planning to be well enough to teach again on Tuesday. I woke up and taught on...