Yoga – a wonderful opportunity for self enquiry
When you looked at the 2 versions of this pose what happened? Did you immediately start critiquing or looking for signs of which one was correct and which was wrong? Did you judge my body shape? Did you measure your body shape to mine? May these questions give you an opportunity to do a little [...]Read More
I have been body shamed my whole life. When I was young, I was the bendy kid. I bent my body into all kinds of unusual shapes. And in doing so, I explored my body and its limits, which felt good. My body felt better if I kept it moving and "stretching". Thus, it was no [...]Read More
Wrap your seeds in love
Thich Nhat Hahn writes about us having seeds inside. These seeds can be of many kinds, ancestral, cultural, experience… many of which we have no control over, we did not plant many of these seeds ourselves. When I first pondered the fact that I can choose which seeds to water I thought that was profound [...]Read More
Bee Prepared! Bee Your Best!
January 2020 Standardized Test Prep month. Bee Prepared Learn meditation tools to reduce anxiety & improve focus. Studies have shown that meditation not only reduces test anxiety but also improves focus and learning. We use simple, easy to integrate into your daily life meditation techniques. Bee Grounded Learn techniques for staying grounded under pressure With [...]Read More
Grounding to flow through the holiday season
December in the studio will be grounding month to help support you through the chaos of the holiday season. 🐝The studio will be red. Red light therapy is said to reduce inflammation. With all those holiday eats who doesn't need less inflammation?! 🐝Classes will be candlelight with overhead lights off to increase a warming, grounding [...]Read More
Chasing, chasing, chasing….
This is Faolon, her recent experience got me thinking about chasing in our own lives. A little background, Faolon has been chasing a critter for weeks. The critter kept hiding under the shed. Eventually Faolon became so intent on chasing this critter she forgot to be mindful of her current situation.... She dug after the [...]Read More
Purity – Saucha – Sauca – Cleanliness
In yoga philosophy there are the 8 limbs of yoga and within these are the "Yama & Niyama". These are basically a little blueprint for living a more fulfilling life. I have studied these often from many teachers. I love hearing different perspectives and translations. I do not believe that any one translation is more [...]Read More
Is there more to yoga than just physical fitness?
Before I get started I LOVE a hardcore workout. The kind you are so sweaty and tired that you have no time to think about the noise in your head. However, yoga is holistic and has so many other sides to discover. Yoga texts talk about the "kosha" model. These are the layers of a [...]Read More
Why I no longer blindly follow my yoga teacher and why you shouldn’t either
I started martial arts, dance and gymnastics at the age of 5. By the time I started yoga at 9 it was already deeply ingrained in my cells that you do precisely as the teacher instructs without question or suffer consequences. I have had the pleasure of learning many different styles of yoga all over [...]Read More
Slowness – A cultural revolution!
“Sloness is a cultural revolution against the notion that faster is always better. It’s about seeking to do everything at the right speed. Savoring the hours and minutes rather than just counting them.” ~ Carl Honore, In Praise of Slowness First I would like to mention I love fast, hot sweaty yoga. I love physical [...]Read More