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Headstand in the snow

Just for fun…

By the way, adding 40 pounds to your feet makes this extremely hard. Reminded me of trying to get up into headstand as a beginner. Humbling.

Hope you’re having a great winter. And just remember, spring is just around the corner!

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Peace on this day

Merry Christmas everyone! It’s been forever since my last post. I’ve missed you, my readers and yogis.

2014 saw my return to a marketing career in the natural products industry, and a departure from teaching yoga. I tried doing both, but in the end, it was too hard to balance. Making money won out! We all have to plan for our future.

Yoga remains a big part of my life. The physical practice, the yamas and niyamas, and prayanama mostly. I branched out into tantra yoga and kundalini this fall too, because I do need to attack some energetic issues in me.

Today, I woke up back in the bedroom where I grew up, in Winnipeg. I did a yin practice inspired by something I saw on Facebook today, followed by 6 sun salutations. Ate, then did a “legs day” workout using only body weight resistance. Yes, I’ve rediscovered gym workouts and personal training this year, and it has really boosted my yoga practice by improving my core and upper body strength.

Company is here, and I need to run and start my Christmas co-hosting duties.

I wish everyone a beautiful holiday season and a prosperous, fun, even exciting 2015. I’m superstitious…every New Year’s I like to be in the tropics and surrounded by high energy, smiling when the clock strikes 12:00. It’s part of how I set my dreams and intentions for the coming 12 months.


Yoga life lessons: 2006 to 2014

I am capable.
I have been controlled by body image issues my whole life.
I can change. View full article »

Feeling sharp or lingering pain in your wrists from doing yoga? Try these:

  1. Elevate the “heels” of the hands during your yoga practice. Here
    Sore Wrists from Yoga

    My favourite yoga-wrist remedy!

    I am in Downward Dog, with slightly elevated wrists. I have simply flipped my yoga mat under itself to raise myself up slightly. The extra padding feels good, and this technique reduces the severity of extension on the wrist. It has been so effective for my own wrist pain, that I have been able to resume my “jump forward’s” in sun salutations – and better than ever, I might add! In finding a solution to my wrist pain, I have happened upon a wonderful modification to use in training for better jump-forward’s. Try it! (Remember to look forward and keep your belly tight.) View full article »

Detox what? Detox why?

It’s almost time for sugarplums and egg nog, so let’s talk about staying clean and healthy in body and mind, before we get crazy. View full article »

More Jock Yoga! [VIDEO]

I am very excited to be offering  Jock Yoga, a strenuous, challenging, workout-based yoga style in West Toronto at Studio Z and Perform Fit Toronto. View full article »

A definition of yoga I once heard is:  yoga is learning more about yourself. This is one outcome of practicing yoga. I love it. The different styles of yoga that people are drawn too highlight our personalities and our different journeys. I admit that restorative, relaxing, and yin yoga practices are not part of my regular yoga mix, even though they are so nourishing. Power, “flow”, “acro”, “core”, advanced, and Ashtanga are more my thing. It’s how I calm myself down and work myself out, in every sense. And, I just really like to play. View full article »

This is a story about life meets boy, life beats boy up, and boy survives by working out lots. View full article »

I’ve joined One Tooth Activewear’s very popular yoga-in-High Park series as guest teacher! You can catch me on the long weekend, Sunday, September 1st at 10 am. Bring mat and towel. Namaste, West Toronto. See you there!


Handling truth

My favourite thing about practicing yoga is how it always brings me back to myself. In other words, it removes layers of worry, fatigue, and cloudiness View full article »


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