It’s 630 a.m. before the kids get up, I make my way to the kitchen- turn on the kettle and make that perfect french press. Pour it into one of my favourite kilnhouse mugs (if you don’t know Shannon Butler’s work you MUST check her out) and go sit on the couch. My morning coffee is one of my favourite times of the day. I savour every sip… drink in the gorgeous northern sunrise, and just be.
I didn’t always take this time for myself though. Somewhere along the way I lost that connection.
Back in 2010, I stumbled upon a vinyasa yoga class. We moved our bodies from shape to shape.. closed our eyes – this all felt so foreign to me. Although we were moving, for the first time in years- I felt what it felt like to be still. To be connected.
My life had become so structured. It was on my mat that I began to stretch these fictitious boundaries. I started to develop an intimacy with myself again. Started to break free from this box I had built around my own heart.
My yoga practice has been a pathway back to myself. As that connection gets deeper to oneself, the connection between each human is cultivated.
That is what this practice is all about… coming home.
“We are all just walking each other home.” ~ Ram Das
I became a Vinyasa Yoga teacher in 2013. I am so grateful I am able to hold space for people to move, to feel, to connect to themselves.
I am honoured to be joining the Victoria Yoga Conference as an Ambassador in 2017. Excited to share this experience with old friends, and new. I hope to see you there. Until then, wake up tomorrow morning. Pour your perfect cup of coffee. Be still. Just be.
My perfect cup…
Dark Roast French Press
1 Tbsp Organic Coconut Oil
Warm Organic Almond Milk
Organic Maple Syrup to taste
Blend all together, enjoy.
Big love to you,
Candace took her 200 hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in 2013. She has had the opportunity to dive into teaching. Candace has loved the incredible journey to becoming a yoga teacher. She loves being able to hold space for people to explore all parts of themselves, and take that hour to just be.