Reach Beyond

No More Excuses: Part 1 of 3

(Bite-Sized Yoga for Daily Inspiration page 98) If you have set a positive intention to manage your stress, improve your health, or develop a yoga practice, if you have committed to creating meaningful work and relationships only to find yourself sulking in more guilt and stress, then stop! Stop and … Read more

What Am I Supposed to Think About in Asana Practice?

I have been asked this question many times over the years and I love it. For one, the moment we are aware that we are thinking, we are not the thought, we are the observer. Secondly, this acknowledgement of “what shall I think about” is the realization that we get … Read more

There is no place like home…

Years ago, I was at a wedding where a wise redhead said in her speech “Life is a journey, not a guided tour”.  She was not the first, nor the last person to have said this, however, it is her words that have stuck with me, through this always surprising … Read more

Get Out!

Ah, there is nothing like winter in Ottawa.  So far, this winter, not only have we repeatedly been the coldest capital on the planet (not the contest one wants to win), many days it has actually been colder here than it is on Mars.  I always heard one couldn’t actually … Read more

Mirror, Mirror

So, sometimes when life gets busy, I sneak into the studio a few minutes before my class to practice yoga before actually teaching it.  The other day when I was in the beautiful Sky room at Beyond, it occurred to me there were no mirrors.  While I obviously have been … Read more

When the world turns black…

Sometimes life throws you a curveball, and sometimes that curveball is actually a cannon ball, and it’s been covered in gasoline, lit on fire and thrown directly into your heart.  Grief is a strange thing, it’s completely universal, and totally personal.  And sometimes, in the depths of it, you truly … Read more

108 ways to spring clean…

Years ago, I was working a crazy job, with crazy hours and really didn’t have much else going on.  So, through much pondering and discussion I decided to adopt a dog.  I was pretty specific with what I was looking for.  I wanted a blonde, female lab type dog approximately … Read more

Live Out Loud Everyday

I love living in Kanata, it’s a great suburb of a great city, with great neighbours, restaurants and my favorite yoga studio.  However, I will forever be charmed for all things Montreal.  From great fashion, to cool architecture to a particularly smart nephew with a great laugh. Live Out Loud … Read more

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

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

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