My Personalized Crystal Session at Happy Soul Toronto

I was fortunate to be invited to Happy Soul for an Intro to Crystals session with Joey Wargachuk (pictured above with Happy Soul founder and owner Diane Kewley). These sessions are like one-on-one personal crystal shopping experiences that help you find the crystals that might be helpful or healing to you at this time. You also have the opportunity to have all your crystal questions answered, of which I had plenty! Continue reading “My Personalized Crystal Session at Happy Soul Toronto”

10 Essential Oils to Enhance Your Yoga Practice

I LOVE essential oils! Those beautiful, sensual aromas have the power to transform your mood, whether it’s to pick you up, calm you down, or even make you feel a little sexy! They have become an integral part of my yoga practice and I like to incorporate them whenever I can. They’re gorgeous, natural and grounding, and they make me feel connected to nature even when I’m trudging my mat through the proverbial concrete jungle.

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Free Outdoor Yoga in Toronto – Summer 2017 Edition

Summer’s here baby! It’s time to head outdoors, roll out that mat, and salute the sun!

Here you’ll find a list of free yoga events taking place in (and around) Toronto this summer. This list features predominately free outdoor yoga events and yoga in outdoor spaces. Please note that most free yoga events are BYOM (bring your own mat). Please bring your own mat, water bottle and yoga towel when appropriate.

This list will be updated on a continual basis. Continue reading “Free Outdoor Yoga in Toronto – Summer 2017 Edition”

Amazing Night at Fly Queen West

Last night I had the wonderful opportunity to visit Fly Studios on Queen West. Fly Studios is an aerial yoga and reformer Pilates studio located above a storefront (…let’s be real, it’s a dispensary) near Spadina. I’d been wanting to try aerial yoga for a while, but I admit I was a little intimidated! Even a regular yogi can be nervous about new kinds of yoga. That said, I was delighted when Fly invited me to a special event because I knew it would be an awesome way for me to step outside of my comfort zone. Continue reading “Amazing Night at Fly Queen West”

20+ Places to do Free Yoga in Toronto This Summer

I’m just going to pretend that’s a photo from Toronto Islands as that’s one of many places you can experience free yoga in Toronto this summer. Free yoga classes are an amazing and affordable way to develop your practice, explore new parts of the city, try different styles of yoga and spend some time with friends (or make some new ones!). Here are more than 20 opportunities to take advantage of free yoga in the six this summer, including multiple gorgeous parks, a farm, the Distillery District, libraries and even the Sony Centre.  Continue reading “20+ Places to do Free Yoga in Toronto This Summer”

8 Toronto Yogis to Follow on Instagram

Stunning and inspiring Instagram accounts from some of Toronto’s top yogis that you absolutely must follow.

The Yogi’s Guide to Essential Reading

Put the kettle on, get your tea mug ready and wrap yourself up in a warm, fuzzy blanket because tonight we’re talking about reading! I started compiling this list as I was preparing for my yoga teacher training and have decided to continue updating it as I discover more yoga books and texts. If I’ve missed any, please feel free to post them in the comments below! I have not yet read all of these, but they’re on my list.

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Book Review: Yoga Girl By Rachel Brathen

I just finished reading Yoga Girl by Rachel Brathen and wow, what a beautiful book! Part memoir and part yoga reference guide, Yoga Girl is full of stunning photos that capture Rachel’s radiance, strength and positivity, as well as her life living along the beautiful beaches of Aruba. It features broken down sequencing and proper pose technique, and contains enough inspiration to set you up for a lifetime of positive thinking.

But what I like most about it is how real it is. It reminded me of how my own yoga journey began.

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3 Reasons Why I’m Happier Now Than Ever

Happy New Year!

I know it’s midway through January, but this is my first post of 2016 and I wanted to start it off by sending some positive vibes your way. I’m feeling really good these days, like better than I’ve felt in an extremely long time. I thought I would share some of the things I’ve been doing over the past few months to set myself up for what will hopefully be the best year of my life so far. I want you to have the best year of your life too! Here are my tips for making it happen.

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Yoga Studio Review: MISFITSTUDIO

As I lay my mat down, I can see the light from the setting sun start to fade through the old church windows. Candles maintain a warmth and a glow as I settle into Siddhasana, closing my eyes for a few moments before the class begins. This is the closest to God I have felt in a long time.

MISFITSTUDIO is located on Queen Street West above Anthropologie on the third floor of a converted church. There is a main studio for mat work and yoga, and a smaller adjacent studio for Reformer Pilates. The fireplace in the corner is thoughtfully decorated with a mix of traditional yoga symbols and unconventional elements with old Hollywood charm. The latter is a distinct characteristic of Misfit. An accent wall features black and white photos of old dancers and actresses, an aesthetic that carries over to the studio’s Instagram account. Continue reading “Yoga Studio Review: MISFITSTUDIO”