Wednesday Wellness Reflections

Happy Wednesdsay! I hope you’re doing well!! On ALL levels.

Welcome to our first Wednesday Wellness Reflection.

Really leaning into the true medicine of nature today, I just returned from a forest walk, out feeding the deers and the menagerie of birds that live in the forest just outside our door.

Take some time outside today if you’re able, even for just a couple of moments – enough time for a few full deep grounding breaths.

This past week I’ve been really pondering the idea of wellness, what is wellness?

First of all, I can’t define it for you, nobody can. Wellness is completely unique and individual to the person.

The balanced circle of wellness will look different for each of us.

When you hear the word wellness, what arises for you?

Do you think primarily about your physical wellness, or your mental and emotional wellness?

Do you consider the wellness of your relationships – to people and to your work/life balance.
Do you think about your relationship with nature?

Do you consider your energy throughout the day?

Do you think about your spiritual wellness – and perhaps what that personally means for you.

When we really start to unpack the meaning of wellness for ourselves, it’s important to consider all aspects of what that means for you.

Think about how you’d feel if you considered yourself the embodiement of wellness – not based on anyone else’s thoughts or ideas – just yours. How close are you to that picture of wellness?

What do you think you can do to help to nurture and support that idea?

What steps can you take now, as we approach the end of 2020, to nurture the healthiest possible version of yourself and your life, while also integrating everything that has happened this past year – personally and globally.

Please know I’m holding you in my heart as you explore this concept and lived experience of wellness.

Sending you love today


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Saturday morning session for vitality!

“Over time the lessons we’ve learned, the knowledge we’ve gained and assimilated through practice and reflection become a part of who we are.  We use the deeper self knowledge, loving inner connection, and the ability to listen and trust ourselves to respond to our ever-changing physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs.  This is how practice evolves and deepens over time, resulting in ever more expansive ways of being with ourselves and in the world.”

Barrie Risman

Good morning, Sat Naam and Namaste all of you amazing humans!!

As I dive into the world of trauma informed yoga this weekend with Kathleen Burr, I wanted to send you a practice video for our Saturday morning class today.  It makes my heart happy that we can practice together in this way.

When I recorded the class, I imagined each of you from my regular Saturday morning community class with me, in my living room!  Adapting to this new way of holding space for one another, and feeling incredibly grateful to be on this journey with YOU!

When we come together in person or through these online classes, it’s really important to take a moment to connect with the community energy and draw strength from the collective of people practicing with you.   You can do this simply by taking a few deep breaths and imagining a circle of people – a circle of which you are a part of.  Breathe that image right into your heart, and notice the feelings that arise.

Today we’ll be moving through a very accessible kriya, for balancing your glandular system and bringing health and vitality to your whole body.  This specific sequence of postures is designed to keep your spine, organs, and nervous system strong and healthy.

To join me for this practice click here

This is a kundalini based practice, although  when I approach my mat, holding space for you,  I am finding as time passes and we continuously evolve so does the way I hold that space.  I have so much respect, gratitude and reverence for these ancient teachings (over 5000 years old) and a deep respect for all of my teachers.   When I approach this practice my intention is to honour and integrate the continual changes of a lifetime; encouraging you to always check in with yourself first, live and move with integrity in alignment with your own moral compass, embody your practice in a way that celebrates you and your unique needs in every breath, every posture, and in every moment.

Even if you’re not one of our regular students that come together on Saturday mornings, I do hope you’ll join us for this practice.  I have made the link downloadable, so if this session resonates for you, you can revisit it anytime you’d like.

I’m holding you in my heart, and I will be back offering a live online class next Saturday, I hope to see you then.

I’m also including Lindsey’s class from earlier this week here, as I know we had a few technical difficulties as we navigate this steep learning curve, and we wanted to make sure you had access to the class if it would resonate for you to practice with Lindsey, she’s really pretty amazing.

As a little extra bonus, I’m including a very short and sweet little breath meditation, which you can access by clicking here

When you hear the wind blowing, imagine it’s taking with it any stress, any tension, and any distracting thoughts.  The wind is our friend, and it makes itself very known in this little video, making space for health and healing.

Take care of yourself, and I’m so excited to share the information and the wisdom of this weekend with you all.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Much love