My siblings call me "Strange"...I'm the
black sheep of the family ;)
How do you connect to self?
Through meditation and movement - yoga,
dance and biking.
How do you connect to others?
Eye contact and listening
What’s your favourite thing about Yoga Village?
The community - teachers, students, volunteers - the space - hardwood floors and antique windows.
I cry almost everyday! Tears of joy, sadness, sympathy, compassion and LOVE! - doesn't take much!
For what in your life do you feel most grateful?
My daughter - for the true gift of unconditional love, for the daily lessons and challenges, for the mirror she reflects back at me, the highs and lows, the squishes and kisses!
What was your favourite thing about your yoga training?
Facing fears, going deep into myself, finding meditation, being challenged and encouraged, feeling inspired and unstoppable. Life changing!
What's you guilty pleasure?
Ice cream, poutine and romantic comedies.
Sweet or salty?
Sweet and Salty together!
Lake or ocean?
Mountain top or beach?Beach
Sunrise or Sunset?
Sun or Moon?
Favourite - Colour?
By the water
Favourite Yoga Pose?
Urdhva Dhanurasana - I feel so open and accepting after!
Urdhva Dhanurasana - Upward Bow
- Lying on the back - bend your knees and plant your feet on the floor. Bring the heels in close to the sitting bones.
- Bend the elbows and bring the hands, palms down, beside your head - fingers pointing towards the feet.
- Press the feet into the mat, lifting the hips to the ceiling. Keep the thighs and feet parallel - energetically squeezing the knees together.
- Press firmly into the hands - lifting through the heart - allow the head to be heavy - keep arms parallel.
- And breath - creating space through the heart centre.
Benefits - stretches the chest and lungs, strengthens the arms, wrists, legs, bum, abdomen and spine, stimulates the thyroid and pituitary glands, increases energy and helps with depression.
Why we do it :) In the practice of yoga, the flow of awareness is from the external toward the internal, from the periphery to the core. Backends quieten the hyper activity of the mind, through the extension of the spine a feeling of openness is triggered in the emotional centre of the brain. Backends can move of us from a place of fear to a place of power and love.