In the Present Moment, is Yoga, Part 3

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Embrace the Moment “Don’t move the way fear makes you move. Move the way love makes you move. Move the way joy makes you move.” — Osho Welcome September! The month in which we savour the sweet lingering summer moments, like watching the final light of a sunset over the horizon. We prepare to welcome the Autumnal equinox and manifest …

In the Present Moment, is Yoga, Part 2

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This is a follow up to my last blog. Right now I am writing this newsletter from North Western Ontario, where I am busy preparing for Fall offerings, taking in the great northern energy, swimming in the most wonderful clear lakes, and supporting my family through a challenging illness. There’s nothing like cancer to bring up fear, pain, worry and …

In the Present Moment, is Yoga.

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Atha Yoga Nushasanam – Now begins the Practice of Yoga… the teachings of Yoga are in the Present Moment.. Yoga is the Present Moment….(1st Sutra of Patanjali)  So how can we stay present in the reality of our day to day lives, amidst the challenges, the stresses, illness, injury, life change…. how can we practice moving in to experiences rather …

Open up to Nature to Come Home to Yourself

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As we move toward the soulstice… just a week away… I look to nature for healing, inspiration, and rejuvenation. Living the day to busyness of teaching classes, farm life, householding, program development and all of this wonderful yet busy stuff of life, an afternoon to gaze out at Little Lake reminds me of the magic of being by the Ocean …

Into the Rhythms of the Rainforest: A Yoga Retreat in the Tropics

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This January, 15 beautiful souls went into the Costa Rican rainforest to retreat, sharing 7 days of transformational yogic practices for my 2nd annual Rhythms of Joy Yoga Retreat. We gathered in a vibrant rainforest oasis, Finca Luna Nueva, a retreat center/biodynamic farm that exists as an inspiring model of sustainability and living in harmony with nature. I couldn’t imagine …

In Praise of Economic Localization!: Now Accepting Kawartha Loons

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I am excited to announce that I am now a member of the Kawartha Loons Exchange and now accept the Kawartha Loon Currency! The KLE is a local initiative focused on moving our City and County toward economic localization. One of KLE’s first initiatives is spearheading the launch of the new Kawartha Loon currency, which I now accept as payment …

Deepening Yoga Practice

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While I was on my holidays this august in thunder bay I had the intention of finding clarity and inspiration within my life's work. I was enjoying practice and allowing new intentions and inspiration to flow. People often comment that I must be so relaxed and tranquil all the time, with being in a yoga energy all day every day, …

Why Practice Prenatal Yoga?

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‘What would it feel like if you could go deeper into the sensation? If you could surrender a little bit more? … connect with your body, breath, and baby… find your strength, open, and surrender… ‘ This is some of what you might hear in a Blooma Prenatal Yoga class. After experiencing 100 more hours of Blooma Prenatal Yoga Teacher …

Rhythms of Joy Yoga Retreat 2013 Great Success!

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Love from Nosara Costa Rica! We just completed the Rhythms of Joy Costa Rica Yoga Retreat last week and I am basking in the afterglow. The experience brought people together from Peterborough, Bobcageon, and Thunder Bay Ontario, Alberta, Minnesota, New York City, Holland, and our beloved co-facilitators from Asheville, North Carolina. One participant, Fern, described a ‘magnetic pull’ that brought …