Jedi Mind Tricks

So, recently pink eye, an ear infection, a respiratory virus and the shingles all hit our house all in the same week. I would love to say I handled this week with the grace and strength of a good vinyasa flow, but honestly, upon the last diagnosis I crawled into … Read more

Prop me up…

Just a little over a year ago, I was team teaching a charity class at Beyond Yoga Studio & Wellness Centre.  In typical baby girl fashion, I had asked to teach first so once my turn was done, I could soak up the vibes of Carole and Diane’s instruction.  Our … Read more

C’mon Baby Light My Fire…

So, it’s January in Ottawa.  And while it’s almost over, and really hasn’t been particularly brutal, the blahs just always seem to set in.  While I know very well that blah isn’t actually a technical term, don’t you start to feel that way as winter just drags on? Blah!   … Read more

Let’s Go Crazy…

Ah, the New Year, how I love the New Year, a fresh start.  The first week of January always feels so ripe with possibilities.  The chance to reinvent yourself, your life, your future.  My love of the new year and new beginnings often leads me to go a little crazy … Read more

Got Class?

There’s a saying that the hardest thing about a yoga class is getting there.  I find this particularly true in December and January.  Life is busy, the weather is cold and taking care of ourselves tends to take a back seat.  While there are a lot of great reasons to … Read more

‘Tis the season…

Oh, the holidays.  I love the holidays, there are lots of magical moments, great and small.  So from the moment Starbucks starts serving their Christmas blend, I start plotting and planning with joy.  But then, the expectations start to pile up, the to-do lists starts to grow and quite honestly, … Read more

Lest we forget…

Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra is a sort of guide book on how to live like a yogi, kind of a map for a meaningful and purposeful life.  In a very basic outline, this yogic philosophy manual has eight components or limbs we are to follow.  The first of these limbs is … Read more

Monkey see, monkey do…         

So, leadership is a hot topic these days.  Everywhere you look in bookstores, classrooms, even on blogs it’s being talked about.  How to be a leader, how to encourage leadership, what type of leader do you want to be.  It makes me wonder, is there a set Webster definition of … Read more

Salute That Sun!

There is this theory out there in the yoga world, or maybe in the whole world, that the more you practice gratitude the more content you will be in your own life; and that gratitude is a muscle that if flexed on a regular basis, grows.  I’ve been thinking about … Read more

Well, I’m Slim Shady…

Have you ever lost your mojo?  Your self-confidence?  Your aplomb?  It happened to me a few weeks ago. I was sort of drifting, more emotional than usual (and ask around, that’s pretty emotional), just feeling unsure.  This may sound silly to some, but honestly I kind of lost my pluck. … Read more

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