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How Do We Share

There is something about Christmas which brings out the giver in most of us. What happens when the season comes to a close and the decorations are put away, family dinners are set aside for another reason to celebrate. Work resumes. Do we once again fold into ourselves only looking ahead and rarely stopping to care?  Let us remember that the needs still exist. I don't kow about you, I personally promise to continue supporting my neighbours, whether it is to buy eggs ot shovel snow. To realize that wants are far removed from needs. If I spend 1$ in my neighbourhood store it keeps that 1$ from being added to the pockets of the GIANT conglomerate that threatens to dissolve us all.

See you on your mate for health and wellness.

Happy 2022 Yogis

What are your expectations

Precision in Yoga goes only as far as it is comfortable for an individual. Take for instance Balasana; 'Childs' pose addresses a hinge at the hips; hip tension, and tension at the back of the knees.

Remember, your Asanas however simple are a process.


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Posted on 4 January, 2021 at 18:55 Comments comments ()
We all dug a hole and buried 2020 and woke up with tremendous relief to 2021.
the drama of 2020 rocked our world and ripped it from its' seems. as resilient as we are we survived. In the heat of a Global pandemic we forgot our neighbours, allowed selfishness to take root and our earth cried out for mercy. With struggles yet ahead, we are slowly replacing reactions with actions of love kindness and consideration .At your next yoga practice, when your masked instructor take you through a class of  hope gratitude and self realization, remember to offer your class for  those less fortunate. To take hold of your energies and offer them to a friend, family member, or someone you have yet to meet.
We can only heal when we come together as a community. Yoga is all about community, bring a friend to practice with you. Try something that scares you.
Begin the process and watch our earth heal one breath at a time.


Daily Ohm

Posted on 14 February, 2020 at 19:10 Comments comments ()
I am always inspired by nature;here on the West Coast we can have hail snow rain and sun all in  one day. Much like our day, it is seldom we can predict how it will be. I always craft my classes to reflect our day, our soulful day filled with emotions we sometimes ignore. Make your practice full of joy, settle into the uncertainty of a new challenge forge ahead with determination and end on the proudest note ever fulfillment. Press pause and rewind the next day since we can only get better with practice. Much love


Posted on 19 January, 2020 at 15:24 Comments comments ()
Adho Mukha Svanasana. When we practice vinyasa this Asana can be very resting. However when practicing an Iyengar form of Hatha this Asana takes on new life. The Health Benefits of Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog Pose)
Posted by: Cnyha on Oct 27, 2010 in news
CNY Healing Arts Center invites you to enjoy the benefits of one of the most popular yoga poses, Adho Mukha Svanasana or downward facing dog pose. You’ve probably observed your dog doing this pose several time...s a day. It so happens that our canine friends have been on to something for some time and downward facing dog pose can benefit dogs and humans alike. Getting Into Downward Facing Dog Pose:
Start on all fours with your knees directly underneath your hip and your hands directly underneath your shoulders. The palms are firmly grounded onto the mat and your fingers are spread. Pull your stomach in and melt your chest towards the floor. Tuck your toes underneath you. Lift your knees away from the floor, lengthen your spine backwards and shoot your tailbone up towards the sky as you straighten out your legs. Push the top of your thighs back and stretch your heels towards the floor. Form the shoulder blades onto the back, release the neck and extend your heart towards your thighs. Hold the pose for 5 inhales and exhales and then rest in child’s pose with your knees on the floor, your forehead on the floor in front of your knees and your hands beside you on the floor. Health Benefits of Downward Facing Dog Pose: Inverted poses are extremely important because they reverse the action of gravity on the body and get the blood and lymph flowing in opposite directions.
On an emotional level downward facing dog helps turn everything on its head and helps us see things from a different angle.
It helps boost self-confidence.
Because of the increased blood flow to the top of the body, shoulder stand can help improve brain function and cognition and reduce anxiety and depression.
Takes pressure off the heart, which has to work less to get blood flowing to the brain.
Strengthens and tones the arms and legs
Because of the weight bearing nature of the posture on the arms and legs it helps strengthen the bones and prevent osteoporosis.
Lengthens and straightens the spine, helping to relieve pain in the upper, middle and lower back.
The body gets a 360-degree stretch in just one pose. FREEDOM


Posted on 19 January, 2020 at 14:54 Comments comments ()
There is a certain courage it takes to attend your first Yoga class. A certain courage to refrain from measuring yourself up against the other practitioners. A certain courage to look within yourself as you practice. A certain courage to let you efforts be enough. Each and every time you practice remember every foot step, every hand print has purpose. Allow this purpose no matter how small to be the only important thing you achieve on your mat today.



Posted on 8 April, 2019 at 18:00 Comments comments ()
I am always asked where my inspiration comes from. Nature is an immediate source. I am in embrace something inspired by the things and creatures around, which herald changes. In this case spring. The reason to grow, aspire to change and the courage to embark on something new and challenging. Sounds exciting? That is  the message I try to bring to each of my classes. Have your own inspiration? bring it to class. 

Yoga anatomy

Posted on 8 April, 2019 at 17:22 Comments comments ()
I see both in my Pilates classes and Yoga classes many students with shoulder pains. This seems to be directly related to life style..YOGA ANATOMY
Yoga Anatomy: Use Yoga to Ease Neck Tension from Slouching...See more

Five minute flow

Posted on 8 April, 2019 at 17:09 Comments comments ()


Posted on 28 January, 2018 at 18:58 Comments comments ()
The Story of vriksasana is like most stories entertaining, but this one leaves you with the ability to embrace nature, trust yourself, be firm, calm and know that once you envision something it then becomes a greater possibility. #Friday [email protected]:15 for more story telling.

Yoga Anatomy

Posted on 15 May, 2017 at 17:45 Comments comments ()
I see both in my Pilates classes and Yoga classes many students with shoulder pains. This seems to be directly related to life style..YOGA ANATOMY
Yoga Anatomy: Use Yoga to Ease Neck Tension from Slouching...See more

Five minute flow

Posted on 18 January, 2017 at 16:04 Comments comments ()
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