6-year-old helps little brother calm down by telling him to "breathe"
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6-year-old helps little brother calm down by telling him to "breathe"
This would be me if I was teaching virtual classes...
Peeps - with in person yoga shut down (again) please consider getting your yoga fix from Therapeutic Effects Massage Therapy & Yoga. They have the most reasonable offer - $10 gets you a video of a class valid for 1 week. Please consider supporting this small business and they weather the pandemic.
We are sad to not be able to offer in-person yoga classes at this time BUT we are moving on-line! #yoga #savesmallbusinesses #virtualyogaandfitness
Midwives of the Soul
My grandmother once gave me a tip:
In difficult times, you move forward in small steps.
Do what you have to do, but little by little.
Don't think about the future, or what may happen tomorrow.
Wash the dishes.
Remove the dust.
Write a letter.
Make a soup.
You are advancing step by step.
Take a step and stop.
Rest a little.
Take another step.
You won't notice, but your steps will grow more and more.
And the time will come when you can think about the future without crying.
- Elena Mikhalkova
(Image of Tasha Tudor, American Illustrator 1915-2008)
Love the use of props here!
Eka pada koundinyasana II (one-legged Sage Koundinya’s pose II, sometimes known as “flying splits”) is an arm balance that challenges the practitioner’s body and mind at every moment. One way to make this pose more accessible is to use props.
Read Allison Ray Jeraci's full article here ➡️ http://bit.ly/flyingsplits
#FlyingSplits #EkaPadaKoundinyasana #Inversion #ArmBalances #AdvancedYogaPose #YogaInternational
This week's yoga schedule:
Sunday August 9, 7-9 pm: Moon Gazing Yoga (yoga and meditation)
Monday August 10, 9:30 - 10:30 am: Gentle Yoga
Tuesday August 11 9:00 - 10:00 am: Power Yoga
All classes are outdoors on a lovely landscaped manmade beach in Carp at The Village Sanctuary.
Classes this week are FREE!
You still have to register - space is limited due to social distancing requirements! https://www.thevillagesanctuary.com/#events
Sunday's Moon Gazing Practice at The Village Sanctuary!
There is still time to register. Join us on the "beach" in Carp for a gentle flow practice, yoga nidra meditation with a focus on GRATITUDE and stay and gaze at the moon after our practice. You can view from your mat or enjoy the view from many of the Sanctuary's seating areas or comfy loungers.
Tomorrow the moon phase is Waning Gibbous
‘Waning’ refers to the decreasing of the Moon’s illumination, and ‘Gibbous’ means more than half of Moon illuminated.
Register here: https://www.thevillagesanctuary.com/#events
Gentle Yoga on the Beach starts next week! Register at https://www.thevillagesanctuary.com/#events
Due to Covid-#19 we will not be providing any mats or props, so if you enjoy your practice with blocks, straps or bolsters please bring your own!
My very first public class in almost 5 months is coming up on TUESDAY AUGUST 5th at 9 am at The Village Sanctuary. Power Yoga outside on the "beach." Registration is required. Register online. Cost is $18 +tax.
So friends! Check it out! Outdoor yoga on the beach at The Village Sanctuary. I'll have regular classes Tuesday mornings. I'm offering something a little special every other Sunday evening and every other Wednesday night. I recommend booking your space! Bookings are live on The Village Sanctuary's website. See you on your mat!
We are so excited to announce our outdoor facilities are nearly complete!
We will be hosting a variety of special events, centered around your Health and Wellness. We will also have our space available to rent for your own private groups of 10 to 20 people.
Some of our special events for August include:
💥YUM Sundays -Yin with Massage followed by Mimosas and fresh Pastries
💥Sundae Sundays - Kid's Yoga followed by sundaes from Carp Creamery
💥Wine Down Wednesdays- Yoga on the Beach followed by a wine tour and tasting at KIN Vineyard
💥Sauvignon at Sunset- Evening yoga followed by wine and cheese overlooking the Vineyard
💥Moon Gazing Yoga- Yoga followed by Yoga nidra meditation and moon gazing
We also will be offering yoga classes on the beach throughout the week.
Check out our site to register and get full details!
There will be yoga in August. I'll have more details soon - but YAY for YOGA in AUGUST!!!! Classes will be outside! More details to come - but start putting yoga back on your calendar for Sunday evenings, Tuesday mornings and every other Wednesday evening. I can't wait to see you all on your mats!
oh my loves! I have been wondering if there would be a future for me in yoga in all of these weird new times. I am so happy to share that I am hoping I will soon have classes in Carp and Kanata - outdoors :) I will let you know when everything comes together and will give you times and dates and registration links. I have missed you all so much!
Seven years ago today I taught the very last class at Blue Bamboo Yoga Studio in Bridlewood. I loved teaching in that weird and wonderful space.
Funny story - I can remember the owner having a meeting when she informed us that Bridlewood was closing and that she would try to find a space for us all at the Stittsville location. I was one of the newer teachers on the roster and did not expect that I would make the cut. I assumed that my time with Blue Bamboo would end when Bridlewood closed. I didn't even check the new Stittsville schedule until I thought I wanted to take a class. I was so surprised to see my name attached to a class! I couldn't believe my good fortune! I happily taught there, at time 5+ classes a week, for several more years, until sadly it closed as well.
I miss all my Blue Bamboo peeps! Those were great times!
So my loves, I start back to my other job this weekend. The upcoming return to interacting with people outside my family bubble after so many weeks of isolation (only out for groceries/cleaning supplies) has got me wondering what will happen in my primary career YOGA. It is clear that any reopening of yoga studios will require greater distance between mats, likely bringing all your own props, and significant cleaning between classes. This is going to present some very real challenges for studios. Fewer bodies in the room - how will members be satisfied if they can't guarantee a space into their favourite classes? with fewer bodies in the room how will studios generate enough revenue to cover expenses? Will students, in a time of recession, be willing to pay more per class/membership to cover the greater expenses?
Even before the pandemic I was concerned about maintaining an income as a full time yoga teacher. In the almost 10 years of teaching, multiple trainings, thousands of hours leading classes, my studio rate has DECREASED over time. This pandemic is definitely not going to make it more lucrative to be a yoga teacher. And it really isn't all about the money. I love teaching yoga. I love sharing the practice and connecting and breathing wiith others who found their way into the present moment. And sharing that is fulfilling and rewarding in a way I can't fully describe. But the fact is a person can only teach so many classes before it has ramifications for their own health and work/life balance.
I would love to hear from teachers and students alike to know what your thoughts are going forward. How can we share in person yoga in the event studio yoga does not survive?
Hey Loves! As things are starting to open up I am wondering what life as a yoga teacher are going to look like.....Right now I am spending some time to figure out industry best practices for our return to studio life (if that is even possible). I'll share what I learn as I go along.
Friends, if you feel so inclined, please consider signing the petition for the government to offer assistance to the health and wellness industry. I'm worried that many yoga studios, massage clinics and others will not be able to weather this storm.
The health and wellness industry plays a significant role in improving the physical and mental health of Canadian residences, employs thousands of workers, and represents a significant economic and social construct; however, to date there has been no indication from government entities of plans for....
Hey Swimmers! Here is some movement you can do at home to stay strong while waiting for pools to open. Emily Saunders Lindahl - thanks for posting this!
Waterless training, courtesy of Olympic swimmer Julia Evimova
*Do not try at home (as if)
Hey yoga pals I have a PSA for you. Since yoga studios have had to close you may have noticed lots and lots of online yoga offerings. Let me just share - many yoga teachers are independent contractors and when the studios closed many teachers lost their incomes (overnight I went from teaching 20+ classes a week to teaching ZERO). It's a tough time and it's early days for most teachers to find their way offering virtual classes, either independently or for studios.
I have noticed lots of yoga classes being offered for no set price. I love that the classes are being offered so that people can still have their yoga to help them through these tough times and people pay what they can. What I have noticed is some places advertise these classes as donation classes. I think many of us tend to think of "donation" as benefiting a charity/cause/non-profit. If the advertisement does not list the benefactor of the "donation" then it is likely going to the teacher/studio. Teachers and studios need our help if they are going to weather the pandemic storm and should be paid for their offerings, if the audience/clientele can afford it. But just know it's not a donation in the traditional sense. I hope that teachers and studios will embrace "pay what you can" verbiage in place of "donation."
Stay safe friends, and wash your hands.
Lillian's Wholesome Trans Page
A lot of self-help advice is about being perfect all at once. Reminder that crawling out of the deep pit is a process, and it's okay to take it in steps, and it's okay to fall back down sometimes.
I'm proud of you for continuing to try to crawl out, even if you're resting right now.
What a great reminder that we can honour, love and explore right at home. You don't need a stage to perform, or a studio to do yoga in :)
What a nostalgic music played by @thomas carnelli (https://www.facebook.com/tomas.carnelli)
If fits really well with the current mood.
Congratulations to the dancer !!
Tango: "El motivo"
Howdy friends. So for the last 3+ months I have had a tab open on my computer to a course on Trauma Informed Care - wanting to learn the info but just no time to take it on. Finally, I have found some time :) It linked to this video on toxic stress and parenting from Harvard that I thought may help some of us during this pandemic. https://developingchild.harvard.edu/resources/stress-and-resilience-how-toxic-stress-affects-us-and-what-we-can-do-about-it/
If anyone is interested in the Trauma Informed Care information, the course is offered free through Alberta Health Services and you can find it here: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/info/Page15526.aspx
When the stress in your life just doesn’t let up, and it feels like you have no support to get through the day—let alone do everything you need to do to be the best parent you can be—it can seem like there’s nothing that can make it better. But there are resources that can help, …
Good morning ommies! It's weird not to be teaching on a Sunday morning! The day is stretching in front of me with a hundred possibilities. I am hoping to tackle some more of my 2019 paperwork and maybe clean off the top of my dresser (stuff tends to get dropped there) and maybe make a meal or two for the freezer. What is on the agenda for you today?
Just wanted to send a shout out to all the moms of little ones. I can remember when my girls we just little wee things, when they needed me for everything, to cut their toast a certain way, to have a particular coloured cup, to have my complete and undivided attention every waking moment. I can remember feeling so drained and so exhausted and overwhelmed. It was hard.
I cannot imagine what it is like trying to do that during isolation to prevent the spread of Covid-19. No trips to the park, no jaunts to McDonalds with a playplace, no extracurricular activities to break up the day and give momma a few minutes where she is not being touched, or asked "why?" a hundred times. Now my girls are 11 and 13 (wow that is weird to see in print!) and they can entertain themselves, they don't need me for everything, I am not spending each second of each day trying to keep them safe and alive, they aren't hanging off of me, they can help clean up the messes they've made and it is easier on so many fronts.
I just wanted to send a note to you to say I can't imagine how hard it is for you right now. Do what you need to do to build in little breaks for yourself. (I used to bring the high chair into the bathroom and would strap my oldest in with a few toys on the tray so that I could shower). You have to take care of yourself if you are going to have the energy to continue to care for them. And if you are finding this hard, or if you are questioning if you are still a "good mom" through all this, remember that these are uncharted times. There is no playbook for how to parent during a pandemic. Do your best to keep yourself and your family healthy and safe. And when this is all over treat yourself to a babysitter and an afternoon/evening off!
There are a growing number of black yoga teachers with online classes. Even though yoga is for all, representation matters. It is affirming to practice with teachers that represent your image. Anything that can maximize black healing and health is needed
Hey Gang! Just checking in. I hope everyone is feeling OK. I wish health for you all. I just took our pup out for a little walk and it is going to be a beautiful day. If you are able to stick your nose outside, even for a bit, it may boost your spirits. If that seems like too much today, then you do what you can to take care of yourself. No judgement or criticism.
And if any of you need anything, please don't hesitate to reach out.
These are highly emotional times, but we must keep moving and breathing deeply. ⚡️💜⚡️
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8 Yoga Poses You Can Do In Bed Before You Sleep
No need to roll out your mat—you can do this simple and soothing yoga sequence right in your own bed so you’re all blissed out and ready for deep sleep.
The Free Embodied Yoga Online Summit | April 22nd-26th
So, in the yoga world, I am seeing lots of suggestions for yoga sequences that can boost immunity. If anyone has any evidence that supports that I would love to read it. Same for essential oils. Everyone - please be safe and vigilant. Right now the best cure is prevention - wash your hands, social distancing. Take care of yourselves!
I won't be offering any online or live streamed classes at this time. There is so much online content available right now you can absolutely find a practice to suit your needs.
I am using this time to hang with the family, get the house in order and get caught up on some training material.
I know social distancing can have a real impact on some of us, so if you are feeling isolated feel free to reach out for some virtual connection if you need. I'm checking messages and such fairly regularly.
I hope that you are all staying healthy.
Love and Light xoxoxox
Greater Ottawa Area
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