Tag Archives: balance

It’s not always sunshine and rainbows; how I experience anxiety and depression

One of my favourite yoga teachers, and founder of One Yoga, Ryan Leier shared some words earlier this week that really struck me, inspired me, and it couldn’t have been better timed: Yoga Heals Series: Ryan Leier on figuring it out I appreciate him taking the risk to be vulnerable and talk about his experiences in such a public forum because mental health… Read more »

A day at the 2016 Victoria Yoga Conference!

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The Victoria Yoga Conference (VYC) is such a cool event! It is a weekend filled with yoga taught by teachers from all over and is a great way to try out different styles and connect with others in the (Global) yoga community! I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the Victoria Yoga Conference last weekend and it was… Read more »

2016 So Far and Some Goals for February

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Wow! I can’t believe the first month of 2016 just flew by and we are already into February! I feel like I have some pretty solid (and not too crazy) goals for this year that are totally attainable – especially if I break them down into mini goals each month 🙂 How did the first month of the year go?… Read more »

Running Against My Body

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Have you ever felt, when you run, that no matter how much you love to run it feels like your body is revolting? Like, heels in, arms crossed, refusing to help in any way to make running a little easier – or at least not so much effort? Don’t get me wrong – not run effort as in form or technique (although I… Read more »

No Mud, No Lotus: A Symphony

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What does that even mean? No mud, no lotus? A symphony? A title like that out of context probably doesn’t make much sense but it was basically the theme to last Sunday morning’s yoga class.  A challenging 90 minute alignment flow class at Moksha Yoga Victoria with one of my fave teachers, Jonathan Boyd. Jon teaches Bowspring Yoga which is different from many… Read more »

Injury Prevention: My Five Favourite Tools!

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One of my major goals for 2016 is to run injury free. I do want to experience running a marathon but after getting injured part way through marathon training last year I know I need to train much, much smarter. This is why the coach and I have agreed that I need to have a good strength plan in practice,… Read more »

Thoughts on Goal Setting for 2016

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January 7th. Go time. I mean Goal Time 😉 Well, after reading Kate’s post On Goals & Resolutions (socalrunnergal.com) I am feeling mighty inspired to finish writing my own 2016 Goals post. Definitely a procrastinator but I also want to be thoughtful about my goal setting process and sometimes I take a little longer to process it out. I don’t… Read more »

2015: A Year of Running & Yoga!

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Wow I can’t believe another year has already passed and I am really looking forward to what 2016 will bring! So many plans and some big goals…but first, here’s a bit of a recap of the highlights of some running & yoga that went down in 2015: January As an ambassador for the 2015 Victoria Yoga Conferece, I hosted my very… Read more »

Mind Over Matter?

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…or mind over hills 😉 Your mind and thoughts are so powerful they can actually affect your performance.  The difference between thinking ‘this is hard, I can’t do it’ and ‘I am strong, I can do this’ is astounding.  I notice it with myself regularly during runs and workouts.  The ones I have most enjoyment and feel the most fluid in… Read more »

Workout Wednesday: Back in the Game!

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I haven’t done a Workout Wednesday post in a while but I had a pretty great building week.  I have been feeling pretty fantastic the last couple weeks – albeit a little exhausted but that’s normal during the building phase of training. Last week was my biggest week of training since the week of May 10th – that was the last week… Read more »