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”

30 Days of One Day at a Time

You know how the other day I wrote about not waiting for New Year’s to start taking action and making changes so you can live your best life possible? Well, I realized one of the themes that keeps popping up for me is my daily yoga practice, or lack there of.

Obviously I must do something about this!

I have decided to approach this goal in two ways. Continue reading “30 Days of One Day at a Time”

Emotional Savasana

I knew as soon as I entered the room that I had made the right decision. I removed my coat and shoes and stepped into the space, embracing its warmth. Looking out, I could see the sun beginning to set through the glow in the windows. I was exactly where I needed to be.

We moved through the restorative practice slowly but strongly, holding the positions for as long as we needed, and then a little more. My body drank it in. It had been too long since I had practiced yoga or found time for myself that it was as though I had somehow forgotten the reason I started practicing in the first place: that it makes me feel so connected, so whole. Continue reading “Emotional Savasana”

Two Yoga Things I’m Loving Right Now

My friend thought it would be fun to do a “what’s in my yoga bag” style post, but since I don’t really have a yoga bag I thought I’d just quickly write about two things I’m loving right now that have become staples of mine. Continue reading “Two Yoga Things I’m Loving Right Now”

I’ve Decided To Do Yoga Teacher Training

I’ve been thinking a lot about where I want my yoga to take me. It has become such a vital part of my life that I want to know more about it–the philosophies, the anatomy, the correct terminology for all of the poses. I also love writing about yoga, but I don’t feel like I have the necessary education on the practice to write about it with true expertise. Even though I’ve only been practicing yoga regularly for a year or so, I feel like I’m ready to start thinking about my next step: taking yoga teacher training. Continue reading “I’ve Decided To Do Yoga Teacher Training”

5 Lessons I’ve Learned In One Year of Practicing Yoga

I got an email from my yoga studio the other day congratulating me on one year of being a member. One year! I couldn’t believe how fast the time went by. It doesn’t feel like it was that long ago when I was participating in my first yoga challenge, learning all these new moves and immersing myself in a world I had no idea would become so important to me over the next 12 months.

Yoga has brought a lot to my life and I thought now would be the perfect time to share some of the lessons I’ve learned since I first started practicing some 365 days ago. Continue reading “5 Lessons I’ve Learned In One Year of Practicing Yoga”

An Amazing (Free!) Yoga Resource For At-Home Practice

Today, I wanted to take a moment to share an amazing resource with you that my mom actually introduced me to (thanks Mom!). It’s called Do Yoga With Me and it’s a wonderful website full of tutorials, classes and programs designed to help guide you through your practice. Most of the videos appear to be filmed in British Columbia and as such the backdrops for the classes are quite beautiful and serene. No matter which stage you’re at in your practice, this website contains classes for all levels complete with a beginner’s studio that highlights the best videos for yogis that are new to practice. Continue reading “An Amazing (Free!) Yoga Resource For At-Home Practice”

13 Alternatives to Lululemon

onzie yoga pants in bandanaDon’t get me wrong, I love Lululemon, but they’re not the only players in the game. Ever since I developed a passion for printed pants I have found myself exploring a whole new world of yoga attire possibilities! I admit it’s become a bit of an addiction.

Here are 13 places where you can find rad yoga clothes for when you’re looking for something a little different to add to your collection of energy bras. Continue reading “13 Alternatives to Lululemon”