December 21, 2015

Embrace the Darkness

I’m an adult who is sometimes scared of the dark.  For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a recurring dream which (thankfully) doesn’t occur that often.  In my dream, I wake up in the exact spot I fell asleep, but I am in total darkness.  It doesn’t matter if I fell asleep in the middle of the day to have a nap.  When I wake up it is dark.  I don’t realize at first that these are dreams.  They are so vivid and lifelike, that I just think that I have simply woken from my slumber.  It isn’t the actual darkness that scares me, however.  In these dreams I am paralyzed - I can’t move, I can’t speak and I feel powerless.  At first, I’m confused.  My confusion soon turns to fear and then the realization that I am sleeping and if I can just wake up, I will be safe.  Unfortunately, the more I try to move and the more I try to use my voice, the deeper into the dream I go and the more difficult it is to wake myself up.  Because of these dreams, darkness (for me) has become associated with fear, uncertainty and powerlessness.

December 14, 2015


If you have ever been to one of my yoga classes, you know that I love to give hands on assists.  I don't do this to correct you or to fix your pose or posture.  I do this to help you bring more awareness to an area of your body, to help you possibly create more space or to make you realize you could go deeper than you thought was possible.  Taking classes with teachers who gave me hands on assists totally changed my practice and opened me up.  I am taking my practice of hands on assisting a little bit further and have started my path of training in Thai Yoga Massage.  I currently have my Level 1 with plans for further training in the new year.

Another thing that is important for me to bring into the classes I teach is the energetic system of the body.  My background is in Chakra Yoga and when I plan classes, I often have some kind of energy line or centre that I am thinking of when I put my sequences together.  Reiki is a modality that works on increasing the energy flow within the body to help with healing and vitality.

If you are curious or are interested in either of these natural therapies, I will be at Yoga You4ia's 3rd Year Anniversary Party on January 2 offering FREE 15 minute sample sessions of Thai Yoga Massage or Reiki.  First come, first served.  There will be a sign up sheet at the studio on that day.  Even if you miss me, there will be other freebies including massages, classes and food!  It's shaping up to be a great day!!

If you have further questions or want to see the list of vendors and events, feel free to check out the Yoga You4ia 3rd Year Anniversary Facebook page

December 06, 2015

Who's In?

It's that time of year again.  Another changing of the seasons.  Come help us celebrate with 108 sun salutations.  I was just talking to someone today who was nervous to come to her first 108 sun salute event in September.  She is super stoked to do it again.  Whether you have done this practice before, or it is your first time it is always a new experience.  Need more details?  Connect with me to find out more.

December 05, 2015

How Ya Goin?

I'm back, unjetlagged and ready to bring the spirit of oz to the mat.  Click 'My Calendar' to see the latest (and continuing to be updated) schedule of where/what/when I'll be teaching.  Looking forward to seeing you on our mats!