Simple Pleasures

Simple Pleasures I’m home, fresh from Inshala Transformational Festival. What an incredible weekend filled with huge smiles, wicked beats, genuine connection and chilling out (literally – it was a wicked hot weekend) in the Old Man River. And what a great honour it was to be a yoga presenter, sharing about Matrika Shakti: Yoga of Sound, at this heart-felt, intentional gathering.Of the many great souls I...

Where is the Grass Greenest?

What a beautiful time of year it is right now, with nature awakening into a vibrant display of foliage, colour, scents and sounds. Everyday I look out the window there are more leaves on the trees, flower blossoms and greener grass.My partner and I have been excitedly planting seeds, digging dirt and dividing perennials in our yard. My enthusiasm is...

Finding my no, Discovering my yes!

For non-yoga teachers, it can come as a surprise that your yoga teacher may have an incredibly busy schedule. Being a yoga teacher means peace and contentment all the time, right? Well…not always. At least not for me! Just like everyone else, there are times when life feels sweet and full of ease, other times, it can feel overwhelming and...

Give yourself an “A”

Happy New Year! I started reading a book called, “The Art of Possibility”, by Benjamin and Rosamund Zander. One of their chapters is called “Giving an A”. As a professor and conductor of music, Benjamin Zander noticed how stressed out and contracted his students would get when worrying about grades. They were so concerned about achieving good grades that their...

Do small things with great love

Small things with great love Tis the season for gift searching, parties, gatherings, and general merry making! Sometimes, when the busy nature of this season whisks us from one place to the next, it can be easy to forget about the love that this season is built upon.Christmas reminds me of my pre-yoga teaching days, when I was a server at...

Power of your Vibration Part 2

Last month, I shared on Matrika Shakti – how language (sound vibration) has the power to influence our internal state and external reality. In a similar vein, I came across a thought-provoking quote by Laura Vanderkamp. She suggests:Instead of saying, “I don’t have time” try saying, “It’s not a priority,” and see how that feels. Often, that’s a perfectly adequate explanation....

Freedom Rules

 As a student and teacher of yoga, I commit myself to revisiting the first two limbs of Yamas and the Niyamas annually. They are made up of ethical precepts and observances intended to support us in navigating our lives. It’s amazing how contemplating these each year is like re-reading a book, offering a slightly different experience and perspective each time....