Yoga, Meditation & Wellbeing

Coaching and Self-Awareness, Inspiration, Yoga, Meditation & Wellbeing

The Truth About Handling Stress – June 2018

A few years ago I came across the article below from the Hearth and Stroke Foundation about the negative effects of stress on heart health. While it’s all true, and the article has some helpful tips, it doesn’t get at what I have learned is the only sustainable way to […]

Brain Health, Yoga for veterans, First Responders, Care-givers & PTSD, Yoga, Meditation & Wellbeing

April 2018 – Touching Freedom with iRest: more than mindfulness

iRest® (integrative restoration) is a research-based secular application of an ancient mindfulness practice that combines deep relaxation and resiliency training with meditative inquiry to address such issues as depression, anxiety, PTSD, chronic pain, sleep disturbances, and well-being.  The iRest protocol has been developed over the past forty years by Dr. […]

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Coming March 14, 2018: New Trauma-sensitive Yoga Class

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be leading a new trauma-sensitive yoga class at Mountain Goat Yoga Studio, 3350 Fallowfield Rd. in Barrhaven. Join me every Wednesday at 1:30 – 2:30 from March 14 to June 20. All are welcome. Contact Mountain Goat Yoga Studio http://www.mountaingoatyoga.com for registration details.  Ask […]

Coaching and Self-Awareness, Yoga, Meditation & Wellbeing

February 2018 – Self-Love

You yourself as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection – Buddha What are the ways in which you are a friend you yourself? What are the ways in which you minimize, ignore or deny your own needs and wants? Every moment is an opportunity […]

Yoga, Meditation & Wellbeing

December 2017 – Mindful Breathing through the Holidays

When the stress of the holidays gets to you, remember to breathe! In fact, this particular way of breathing, that I call the Power Pause Breath, gives you a moment of pause to rest, restore and recover your centre as you connect with yourself and the world around you in […]

Yoga, Meditation & Wellbeing

November 2017 – Ayurvedic & Yoga Practices to keep you well

Thousands of years before modern medicine provided scientific evidence for the mind-body connection, the sages of India developed Ayurveda, which continues to be one of the world’s most sophisticated and powerful mind-body health systems. It offers a body of wisdom designed to help people stay vibrant and healthy while realizing […]

Coaching and Self-Awareness, Inspiration, Yoga, Meditation & Wellbeing

July 2017 – Setting up your day for inspiration

An invitation from my teacher and friend, Molly Birkholm Watch the very first thought that awakens you as you move from the depths of sleep back into waking life. The first impression, smell, taste, body sensation, or sound. Watch how that initial impression starts to flower open. Then watch how […]

Brain Health, Coaching and Self-Awareness, Inspiration, Yoga, Meditation & Wellbeing

April 2017 – 1 Minute Meditation

Any time you want to access that still point of equanimity within you – that place of simply being, of pure awareness that is free from the distractions of the monkey mind, try this: – place the index and middle fingers of your right hand on your left wrist where […]