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Every Tuesday from 5:30-6:45pm is Hips and Shoulders Yoga at Tone Studio in Owen Sound. Read on for more information on the fall session and for printable pose cards.
Your website is an expression of who you are. Here are the five pages that I suggest to every yoga teacher that I work with.
If you find it difficult to show your love – to self and to others – this article might give some insights. I have replaced the word love with kindness when it has come up for me.
After a full week and a long weekend – I am happy to offer this to all yoga students and teachers who are needing a rejuvenating yoga playlist.
Here are six tips to make posters for your yoga classes, events or retreats. Also I have shared a yoga poster template that you can update with your information, colours and photos.
My belief is that a yoga assist is not intended to adjust, correct or fix a student or pose. Instead a yoga assist should offer enhancement and confidence.
Yogi Tea is an ancient healing tea in the Indian Ayurvedic tradition that is perfect for cold and flu season.
It tastes great, energizes and rejuvenates, and is wonderful for people of all ages. Your home will also smell great as it is cooking!
With the winter solstice I got reading about how this is a great time to set goals, so I went back to my list of 30 day resolutions and decided to list the entire year. Here is how it is looking so far.
This year the kids and I found a recipe for Cinnamon Christmas Tree Ornaments. They were easy and fun to make. They are non-toxic so I am not worried for our cats or toddlers that might visit. Best of all they smell wonderful!
When I was told “no yoga” – I knew in my mind what I would tell any student. Focus on the meditation, pranayama and all of the other aspects (8 Limbs) of yoga. Poses are just a small part of yoga. I teach yoga for back pain and so I just needed to use what I share.
I have created a Yoga for Musicians example flow (below) as an example of what breathing and stretches can be done before and during a music practice session. Feel free to share this with your yoga guides and healthcare providers to develop a practice that is suitable to your body at this time.
Today I am focusing on Ahiṃsā as part of my Eight Limbs of Yoga project.
Ahimsa means nonviolence or not harming.
Metta Meditation (also known as metta bhavana) is focused on the emotion of loving-kindness. Metta means love (in the non-romantic sense), friendliness or kindness. Bhavana means development or cultivation.
Om Mani Padme Hum is a mantra that contains all of the teachings of the Buddha. It can be listened to, said aloud or said in your mind.
The Sound of Truth Story
A devoted meditator, after years concentrating on a particular mantra, had attained enough insight to begin teaching. The student’s humility was far from perfect, but the teachers at the monastery were not worried.
Here is the private yoga class waiver form that I use. The first page is a general student waiver and information form that is similar to what we use at Tone Studio in Owen Sound. Feel free to use this to format your own private yoga class waiver form.
I created this eight limbs of yoga “homework” as part of the MamaNurture Prenatal Yoga teacher training last year. When one of the graduates told me that she was still using parts of it a year later I knew I wanted to share it.
This yoga playlist is over 2 hours and incorporates songs that have Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva in them from when we talked about cycles of change and the perceived beginning, end and middle of something.
Watermelon, Lime & Ginger Juice is a delicious treat on a warm summer day. We discovered this healthy, delicious recipe trying to use up our watermelon.
I was so honoured when Lindsay (of DevaTree) asked me to share a Yoga Dance experience on weekend one of Expressive Arts Yoga Teacher Training. I used my “go to” Yoga Dance playlist and wanted to share it.
Here are some of my favourite prenatal songs. It is a gentle, slow paced prenatal yoga playlist, perfect for anyone in need of nurturing, relaxation and inspiration.
I love teaching gentle back care yoga. I see students come to class that have had surgeries, injuries, pain, etc. and then I hear how back care yoga is helping them to have more mobility and less pain.
This weekend was very first session of ‘The Art of Assisting Yoga Postures’ in Owen Sound and I had lots of great feedback about the yoga playlist for our 2-hour morning yoga practice on Saturday, so I wanted to share it.
As a yoga teacher I remember back to teaching 11 classes a week, 2-3 Thai Yoga Massages and 10-30 hours of administration work per week. I was driving everywhere, not eating properly, staying up late to fit more in and skipping my own yoga practice.
Today my dear friend, Kim (who is also a co-founder of MamaNurture), sent me an email with this detox relax bath recipe.
Okay so I have to tell you about my PicMonkey love. I use it to create all kinds of projects.
Yoga has taught me to find balance between striving to be a better person and accepting where I am in this moment today. My focus for this month is Yoga for Acceptance. Join me.
Often I refer to The Fuzz Video by Gil Hedley in my yoga classes and Thai Yoga Massage sessions. I share it via email or tell people to search for it when they ask questions about fascia and movement.
In the spirit of spring and all things new I updated my “go to” yoga playlist. I used it this weekend at the yoga teacher training and wanted to share it with the yoga teachers and students and/or the music lovers out there.
I created this pranayama chart for my own clarification on breath practices and how they affect the mind. I often refer to it before a teacher training, workshop or class focused on breath.
How to write a blog post is an article where I share two variations of writing to get to a completed blog post. Please share what helps you.
This recipe for Vegetarian Cheesy Cabbage Casserole with Tofu was a hit with my kids and so I wanted to share the recipe.
I often was telling students in yoga classes to let go of their negative self-talk and I started to think about this with my knee, (and other parts on various days). I decided to use positive affirmations.
As we continued with the tree meditation, Chase asked us to mentally repeat the words strong and stable and I started to feel like I could be a tree outside in the warm sunshine, then the rain was good because it was part of what sustained me.