Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift, that's why they call it present...

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Crossing it off my list?

A couple weeks ago I received an email from a Lulu Lemon Educator saying how she wanted to come to one of my classes and meet with me afterwards for a chat. I was a little surprised because I’m not sure how she heard of me OR got my email. Evidently, if you know me and my intense love for Lulu Lemon, the company and everything they stand for and understand my excitement. I wrote back saying how I was honoured for her to take my class and would love the chance to talk to her afterwards. We decided to meet tonight, after class.

I have a few things going through my head; one of them is a big ambition of mine I’ve been trying to attain for a while now. I’m super stoked for my class tonight, along with the butterflies that are stirring in my stomach right now.

I’m going to be myself, I’m going to lead a wonderful class filled with amazing students, I’m going to shine bright and give it my all.

“Do one thing a day that scares you!”

Stay tuned for the update ;)....T-8 hrs....

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Yoga Dork, a much-loved blog of mine recently posted an article asking “Are you happy? Don’t worry; Be Present new study says”

One of the lines written was “Does daydreaming make you happier?”As it turns out, no! It does not.

HUH!?!? It doesn’t? Well what kind of daydreaming are you doin? I guess this does have some truth behind it if you’re dreaming about negative stuff; however then I don’t put that into the class of “daydreaming” To me, daydreaming always had this positive, dreamy, wishful thinking state to it. Thinking about loved ones, your crush, what you’re going to do on the weekend, friends, pets, in general; things that make YOU happy.

“A daydream is a visionary fantasy, especially one of happy, pleasant thoughts, hopes or ambitions, imagined as coming to pass, and experienced while awake.”
I don’t think I have ever “daydreamed” about negative thoughts -“Unlike other animals, human beings spend a lot of time thinking about what is not going on around them, contemplating events that happened in the past, might happen in the future, or will never happen at all,” and if I did, I wouldn’t classify them as “daydreams” more like annoying thoughts that I cancel from my intellect right away.
I DO agree with the statement how being present can make you happier as long as that present state isn’t filled with annoying thoughts. At that point, I personally would take the time to daydream, think about the goal’s I have achieved and ones I have yet to, how I’m gonna make them happen, along with a million other things that make me happy.

I say be present, AND day dream!

“Everything starts as someone’s daydream” Larry Niven.

Thanks to for making me think ;)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

"Yoga is for you. It's about you"

WOW! This was one of the most inspiring articles I've ever read!



OMG....I missed my OWN anniversary. That’s what happens when you’re a busy yoga teacher ;)

It was officially a year on November 2nd. I read my post from last November when I first started my journey to become a yoga instructor. I was eager and alive with spirituality, and a little nervous as being back in the heat and sweat of a hot yoga room made my muscles tingle with the idea of where I would be in one year from now. Actually, I think I was on a shorter term, more like 6 months from now. I was already looking ahead and couldn’t wait to start. One year FLEW by, and SO many amazing things have happened.

I took the yoga teacher training course, passed along with 30 of the most amazing people I have EVER met. I made 30 new friends, and about 8 VERY close sister like relationships that will live strong forever. I moved in with two of those girls from my class and now have the best roommates anyone could ask for. I went on an emotional journey and learned more about myself in the past year than someone does in a life time. I not only conquered stale emotions, but postures I never thought I’d be able to do, let alone say. I did it ALL for me! As conceded as that may sound…it was really the first thing I have actually done for me, so I’m going to enjoy that!

Since then I have started teaching regular yoga classes at Planet Workout. It started as a pay as you go, and me having ZERO people. To being a part of the PW family, a paid instructor with over 18 people in my class. I finally got it FREE for members at PW and have been climbing my way to the top ever since. I have also gotten a few amazing guys to join who are now reaping all the benefits yoga has to offer. I am overwhelmed with gratefulness, smiles and love for everyone who helped me reach some of my goals. This has been an incredible journey thus far. I am excited to see where life, PW and yoga takes me next; Who I get introduced to? What amazing people will stumble into my path?

Shout outs to EVERYONE who has entered my life as you have made it THAT much better.

SO much appreciation to EVERYONE who has followed my blog so far. I’ve received lots of comments and letters from all of you letting me know that I wasn’t alone in this journey and THAT meant a lot!

Thank you!