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Sacred Space

Most people have an instinctual need for sacred space – a place where we can leave the concerns and demands with the outer world and attune to the deeper pulse and rhythm of the natural world along with our own deeper rhythms and callings, and a sense of something larger and transpersonal. Whether this comes […]

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Being in Relationship With Everything

From the time we are born we begin a path of discovery. The discovery involves exploring the environment around us as we receive its stimuli. We seem to possess a vital presence in each waking moment. Our senses are new and wondrous gifts on this human journey and will continue to unfold as we learn […]

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When Tension Masks Sensation

If being embodied relies on the ability to be present with sensations, feelings and in the moment experience; what might prevent, what seems like a natural thing, from occurring? One is a lack of familiarity with ones own body & breath unless either of those present a problem. This might be due to a lack […]

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Embodied Awareness

Have you ever felt that you were so aware of your body that you could feel yourself as a living, flowing field of presence? Have you ever gazed out at a beautiful part of nature and felt a stirring inside of you? Have you been so deeply embedded in an experience that you felt a […]

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How We Frame Things

Everyday and every moment, we have a choice around how we view ourselves and our world. There is no doubt we have correlated many of our perceptions from influential words and beliefs from our earlier years with family and others. In fact, very unconsciously, we frame our understandings and beliefs about ourselves, the world and […]

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Bonding With Gravity/Align in Supine

  Bonding With Gravity/Align in Supine:   Although lying down may not seem like a pose, it is in fact a very important one and forms the basis for your entire practice. When we return to the support of the earth and gather attention into the present moment, we create a connection to what is […]

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WINTER TIPS

As fall turns to winter, it is an excellent time to cultivate energy and enjoy some internal reflection. Winter is a more ‘yin’ season and according to traditional chinese medicine is the season of water and relates to kidney energy which is source energy in the body. The Neijing, the classic Chinese Medical text, tells […]

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The Great Balancing Breath

Nadi Shodhana is a wonderful breath from yoga that helps de-stress the mind and release accumulated tension and fatigue. Also known as Alternate Nostril Breath, its Sanskrit name translates to ‘subtle energy channel purification’ for its use in unblocking and balancing the flow of vital energy. It is also said to help harmonize the left […]

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The Promise of Inner Work

Sometimes throughout our adult lives we find ourselves feeling stuck, or perhaps we discover certain patterns of behaviour we express, or even patterns in relationships. Emotions can also be patterns, and we might say that they are patterns of energy. We may be experiencing a loop of certain emotions in our day to day lives; […]

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Meditation

Meditation: People often ask me about meditation because they are curious, but mostly because they long to create some stillness in their lives and to find relief from the ongoing background noise in their minds. Our daily mental activities are generally self-referential and often more negative than not. We perceive the world and our lives […]

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