Wendi was the designer we enlisted to help us plan and execute our home renovation, her design services come with a deep and delicious dose of feng shui and healing touch as she uses her more qualitative lenses to ensure you architect your home to support your highest self. Vision how you want to flow through your home, how you want it to feel, and how you can design it to support your bigger goals. I loved it.
Erin McWhirter is 2 years post brain injury. The author of the Unconditionally Yoga Blog that shares how the Yama and Niyamas are essential practices in her daily routines. The theory of these practices got real and “the work” to integrate them into her life became second nature. Full of wisdom for all of us, Erin shares how we can’t be attached to the way we want life to be, we have to acknowledge all that life is.
Jody is the other half of Fireweed Yoga, the collaboration of our skills to teach yoga to other people wanting to teach yoga. Recently Jody delivered an online component of our training and the skills required to do this online were a step above the ones we had previously accessed. I wanted to chat with Jody about how she got to the place where that kind of growth was available. And find out the process she took to bring forth her gifts.
How do you follow your Dharma? What does it feel like to be pulled in certain directions? How do you give yourself permission to follow? What is the resistance? What new patterns do you build when you pursue these nudges.
This chat was about “automatic” mode, the default pattern we develop in life, and the ways in which we can start the process of being more intentional. As we start to piece together the steps we chat about how the habits are not the hard part, the challenges lie in our relationship to others and to ourselves. We recognize what others are expecting of us, and how our need to change is going to change how we show up. It’s a challenge and a fascinating topic.
Amy Johnston runs her own fitness company, with an online platform offering exercise programs laden with helpful information on how to do it right for your needs, and 1-1 coaching sessions. Amy and I got talking on a recent hike about her Metabolic Female course and the plethora of information that is coming from understanding the hormonal cycle of the female body. We couldn’t stop talking, and you will see… we still can’t. This is juicy stuff.
I help people create sustainable health and vitality so that they feel their best while living a vibrant life at their full potential,” she says of her role as founder of Nanaimo, BC, Canada’s Illumine Ayurveda & Yoga school for holistic health and balanced living, where she is a teacher of Ayurveda and yoga, Ayurvedic health practitioner, student of Vedic astrology and teacher of teachers. Backed by more than a decade of international training and experience from India to Hawaii to New Zealand and more, Brusnyk’s transformative work with clients is centered on a three-part system
Incorporating a Morning Routine and some planned downtime to digest life, has created space for Deb to get creative and clear on the business she is launching (perhaps relaunching is a better way to say it given the COVID stop Live Event experiences. The Life of The Party is the overarching banner for all that Deb creates. We know that you can float away on creativity and in order to take those ideas and mobilize them, you need to stay grounded.
Dharma – Your life purpose Your gift to the world also your own healing? Collaboration rather than Competition Community what is it and how is it created? Connection the antidote to addiction, depression, loneliness. etc?
Suzanne and I got to know each other in Fireweed Yoga’s First Teacher Training Program, and she has since started teaching the Grief Recovery Method here in Cochrane. Suzanne has always had an amazing ability to hear hard things, receiving what people are sharing with her with so much grace. I knew that I wanted to talk to her when I noticed I was challenged in a hard conversation recently.
Looking at two key habit evolution principles that we follow in the Year of YOU. Atha is the first Yoga Sutra. “Now the Teachings of Yoga Begin.” This sutra as simple as it seems it contains great power, the whole teaching is contained in only one small phrase. Kaizen is a Japanese term meaning “change for the better” or “continuous improvement. It embodies the Yogic philosophy of effortless effort, of moving forward always in a way that does not trigger a stress response.
We are inundated with Instagram quotes offering us tips and tricks to be better people, and become something more than we are today. These messages are abundant, and sometimes one sticks. We read it and it lands in some important way. In this conversation, Jeannette and I speak about quotes or phrased from different authors and philosophers that articulate something essential for us. We discuss the power of these quotes, the impact and motivation we can draw from them, and capitalizing on the work, the clarity that those who have come before us have accessed, in order to be able to bring us these words that ring true in our being.
Stacey’s insights and ability to give words to this universal ‘people pleasing’ trait offers us some key insights into our own default patterns and how we can build healthy boundaries, what it feels like to be in integrity with your own truth, and when you are reacting rather than responding to the needs of the world around you.
Jill and Shawna discuss how the feeling of foundation reduces stress, how doing the niggling stuff that you always put off feels so good, and how getting your finances in order may be one of the best ways to feel that exhale in your body, knowing you have an executable plan, and you are intentionally designing your life toward your goals.