Is Yoga For Everyone?

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I’m not flexible.

I’m too busy.

I’m can’t focus long enough to be still for 75 minutes.

I don’t want to become too flexible.

I have injuries.

I can’t meditate.

Yoga is too hard.

Yoga is boring.

These are the common comments I get when I tell them I teach yoga/ask if they would like to yoga with me. Since they can’t touch their toes, balance on their head, retain focus, meditate or are too injured, they think that yoga isn’t for them. Or they tried a couple yoga classes and either felt intimated by advanced poses or not stimulated enough to be interested. No matter your reason, you just feel like yoga isn’t for you. Well, yoga CAN BE for everyone, but the yoga you did previously or what you consider yoga may not be the best type of yoga practice for you right now. Yoga has many different forms (8 actually) and while one may not serve you at this moment, another could. Our bodies, minds and lives are constantly evolving, and so should our yoga practice. Continue reading

Happy Reflecting

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I have been so fortunate to have three incredible Calgary studios invest in my new beginning, supporting me as a new yoga teacher and welcoming me to their family. They have offered me many classes to teach to grow my experience and are shoulders to lean on when I have questions about this new adventure of teaching. Yoga Passage, HotShop and Karma Calgary Yoga are all incredible studios with their own special communities that I love getting to know. HotShop recently asked me to answer some reflective questions for a teacher bio on their website and I found myself really enjoying the process of answering them. It is important to take the time reflect on what is important to you and what makes you happy, and I realize how little we do this as a culture. Here are my answers:


What do you want to be when you grow up?

A full time yoga teacher and world explorer.


Describe your perfect day:

Wake up, put on a robe, have a fresh fruit smoothie/tea on a patio overlooking a beautiful view of the ocean or mountains. I’d then practice yoga and meditate on everything I am grateful for, followed by cuddles with the love of my life. Next, we would go on an adventure hiking in the mountains or kayaking along the beach to have a picnic at a place of peace, solitude, and natural, untouched beauty. After our adventure we’d come home to make dinner and create; maybe paint, make bracelets, write stories. I would end the day with more cuddling while gazing under the stars. A perfect day.


What motivates you to get up in the morning?

Knowing that each day is full of new adventures to experience, new places to explore, new friends to meet and new knowledge to learn.


Why do you do what you do?

I love to be surrounded by people that enjoy being active, caring for their health and see the joy in life. I love to teach and inspire others to look after their bodies and their minds and to be there to support and uplift. I love sharing what I love and what I love is the positivity yoga supplies to my life.

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