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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A DREAM come true JUST to be Nominated!

So...I made it into the Yoga Journal Talent search to be the NEXT Yoga Journal Model :)

THIS WOULD BE A DREAM COME TRUE...but I already feel lucky enough that I made it THIS far :)

I am asking for ALL your support and PLEASE vote for me :) it only takes a second...

Just click on the "RATE IT" @ the bottom (under the pic) to vote 5 stars :)

Thanks SOOOOOOO much!


Peace & Love


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A Method to my Madness

Yesterday’ class was tough! It was the first class after the time change and I could tell everyone was feelin it, including myself. I needed to wake up and get energized.
At the end of my class yesterday one of my students asked if I had joined the police force because I was on everyone’s case about keeping certain parts of their bodies aligned. I didn’t take offense to this, but needed to explain WHY I do the things I do.
As I lead my class through a flow I’m walking around assisting, adjusting and ultimately helping each of them obtain the MOST from each posture. I’m constantly telling them “It’s not about the pose, it’s about getting the pose to work for you and your body” This is what my mentor told me and has really resonated in me ever since.
I explain to my students not to follow their neighbour, or try to look like their teacher, it’s about FEELING the pose and working one on one, listening to your body to know where and how to move next. Whether you’re moving forward and taking the pose a little deeper, or realizing you’re in pain and taking a step back. Ultimately finding the balance between easy, too difficult and playing within YOUR boundaries.
There are times I’ll walk around and I’ll observe my students faces. They look like they’re in more pain than they’ve ever been in, and I’ll question their motives. WHY are you doing this to yourself, and I’ll ask them what they’re getting out of it. I’ll direct them into something a little more valuable for their bodies and they get it. I GET that they WANT to challenge themselves, who doesn’t? However, when it comes to manoeuvring your body into positions you’re not ready for, this can at the end of the day end up doing more damage than good.
Adjustments are made not to “correct” you because you’re doing something wrong; as yoga teachers, we’re not trying to be on your case about keeping certain parts aligned, flexed, bent or flat...we’re merely looking out for your safety, and overall wellness.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Being A Yoga teacher I get asked a LOT what my thoughts of Lululemon are. Honestly, I LOVE it! Yes, it’s expensive, but these days you really do get what you pay for. For me, I haven’t HAD to spend lots of money for LuLulemon because what I purchase LASTS, it’s more so because I want to OWN everything in the store.

Yesterday a yoga student approached me after class and practically tore Lululemon apart RIGHT in front of me. She was saying how she didn’t like the clothes, and thought they were VERY over priced, and the quality had diminished over the years. I’m not going to lie, I kinda wanted to hurt her, but everyone is open to their own opinion and I can respect that.
I DO agree to an extent. Lululemon is on the pricy side...ok I’m lying, they’re VERY expensive. BUT, like I said, ONE pair of Lulu pants have lasted me over 3 years. You also need to take care of these particular items if you want them to last as well. I wear my yoga clothes EVERYDAY, whether it be before, during or after my practice. I have a set for EVERY day, EVERY mood and EVERY situation. Lululemon doesn’t only sell clothing for the active, but for the everyday too. Some of the clothing you might not even realize is part of the brand. They’re also known for making ANY butt look pretty perfect!
One of the things I learned about Lululemon is they support their community Yoga teachers. They have programs such as Lululemon Ambassadors, Morning Community Yoga classes at local Lulu stores, and they make an effort to get to know YOU as a person.
One of the best meetings I ever had was when a Lululemon educator came to take my class and chat with me after. She appreciated my yoga, my opinion, my life AND ME!

It’s not just the clothing I love about this particular brand, it’s what they stand for, their “manifesto”

Reading these little quotes brings a smile to my face every time. Check it out, and see if there isn’t ONE thing YOU can relate to. They promote teachers of all sorts in and around their community. They believe in being GREEN in everything they do. The BEST part, they’re CANADIAN!

Why do I love Lululemon?

They bring out the best of me, my body and HELP me achieve greatness! Thank you Lululemon!