FORGIVENESS

Forgiveness

At the beginning of a yoga class, we often offer small intentions to bring forth the energy desired. At the beginning of a New Year, we can open ourselves to intentions on a much grander scale! Forgiveness is a big one and my intention for 2024. Time and again I will be reminded to forgive myself and others, and realize it takes patience and grace to be truly free of ego. It takes awareness, kindness and mindful movement of which…     Read More

MINDFULNESS

BC Retreat

Imagine a day where the only thing on your calendar is to mindfully care for your body, mind, and spirit. The most important thing to-do, is take care of you. Register now for the Loon Lake ECO Yoga Retreat Oct. 23-25th. Spots are filling up but there are still single rooms available. Why attend a BC Yoga Retreat? 1. Feel the power of meditating with others 2. Gain new perspective 3. You’ll have time to reflect 4. Connect or reconnect…     Read More

KARMA SPECIAL

KARMA SPECIAL

                  Karma is all about action. Most of us are quite familiar with this Sanskrit word that is derived from kri ‘to do’ and refers to actions of any kind. Within matter, every action has an equal and opposite reaction. The karma yoga system believes that everything you do, say or think has an immediate effect on the universe and in you! This reaction generated by the atma’s (spirit’s) use of free will, puts in motion…     Read More

GROWING COMPASSION

Compassion by Sarah Jane

“You don’t need to drag Auschwitz around with you everywhere you go”, was the direct but caring comment made by trauma expert Bessel van der Kolk, to his respected colleague Gabor Mate, MD. In his best selling book The Myth of Normal, Gabor says that in that moment, across the table many years ago, he was “seen”. The compassion and support of his colleagues, friends and loving wife contributed greatly to his healing journey, but along the way he needed to…     Read More

BODY MIND SPIRIT CONNECTION

Nurture in Nature

It’s been an amazing summer for weather on the West Coast and life has been about as good as it gets for feeding body, mind and spirit. Even though there is temptation to hold dear the clear blue days of summer, it’s only natural that clouds will waft in and out, and then fall will proceed the winter. The seasons of the year and the seasons of life are inevitable. To move through them gracefully, I remember that the sun…     Read More

MOTHER EARTH DAY

Duck

The earth is our mother and we must take care of her. We need her to survive! The theme for Earth Day this year is “Invest in Our Planet”, thus it is so befitting that we take some time in nature, slow down and connect with the world around us to hear her subtle wisdom. What is she sharing with us? What are the underlying patterns and laws of nature? What does she need from us for correct use of…     Read More

RETREAT

Collective Healing

Intergenerational trauma is real and what is happening in the Ukraine is damaging, on so many levels. But this is not the venue to clear up perceptions about what is real or not, nor to speculate what might be unfolding with this war. What I will say is that the last two years have been a lot… for most of us. Now knowing the strength of spirit that my Ukrainian heritage has to stand up for freedom and democracy, has…     Read More

SACRED MOMENTS

Sacred Moments

  The recent holidays with family in Peru held some sacred moments and much needed light therapy. We now close 2021 with contentment and optimism for a new year of learning, challenges and commitments. Since our world is changing, we must change with it. International travel has become complicated and expensive. So if you do travel, use efficient modes of transportation and then do your best to conserve water and energy. Do what you can to offset your carbon footprint…     Read More

CONSCIOUS CHANGE

CONSCIOUS CHANGE

It is National Indigenous Peoples Day. With more awareness of how government and religion have shaped the lives of indigenous peoples, I would like to dedicate these words to our First Nations people of Canada. May we find a way to walk with you in the hope of reconciliation and collective healing. With vaccinations rolling out, we can have a new sense of optimism for the coming months ahead. It is a first world choice to vaccinate or not, but we’ll all…     Read More

INNER AND OUTER WORLDS

Wow. This is an interesting time of change and uncertainty. The world is watching and waiting for messages that will bring more clarity to a situation that has brought upheaval to many. With the privilege of having electronics we are doing our best to inform ourselves, however, often we spend too much time looking ‘out there’ distracting ourselves from what is most important. This is the time to be honoring our innermost selves, our true selves and then connecting with family…     Read More