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Honouring Your Shadow

The brighter our light, the darker our shadow. ~Dr. Douglas BrooksWinter Solstice is one of the most potent days of the year to me. For many, this is a time of celebration of the return of the light. And what’s not to? The light is a joyful place to be and definitely one to celebrate. For me, solstice is a...

Self Love

The month dedicated to expression of love is upon us. Celebrating and expressing love for others can be joyous and important for our relationships, of course. And as much as I commit to feeling and expressing gratitude for others, I am also devoted to practicing radical self love. We can only give what we have Self Love is so important. When my...

Why vs. What

A valuable question! As spring approaches I am beginning to think about my garden and what kind of seeds I’d like to plant this year. (Yes, it is here, even as I watch fresh snow coming down outside my window in Calgary!)As a yoga teacher, the metaphor of planing seeds has inspired many a class plan over the years! The contemplation of...

Power of your Vibration

My contemplation these last few months comes from a very rich Sanskrit word: Matrika Shakti. Matrika means ‘little womb’ and Shakti is creative power. Shakti is everything in the manifest world, all that we perceive, including what you smell, taste, see, touch, say, and think. Matrika Shakti holds the teaching that everything carries a vibration (shakti) and we can ultimately...