Kaitlin Armstrong is a Kinesiologist that loves to share her passion for FUNctional movement and as an anatomy geek, she is fascinated by the teachings of her body. She encourages her students to cultivate an intimate relationship with their unique physical landscape to better understand the mental and emotional fabrics of their life experiences and how to reengineer a version of body and mind that supports lifelong freedom and joy.
– Kaitlin Armstrong –
What is one book have you read over and over again? The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff – My favourite quotes are “You can’t save time, you can only spend it. But you can spend it wisely or foolishly” and “The surest way to become Tense, Awkward, and Confused is to develop a mind that tries too hard – one that thinks too much.”
What do you do to spur creativity? I take to an adventure… a day without plans or expectations. Spontaneity is key. I keep my eyes wide with possibility in a practice of presence and let the call of my joy lead me forward. Nature always seems to play my wing woman and I always find creativity palpable within the freedom of not needing anything to be a certain way.
Do you have any healthy eating secrets? I love food… real food from the earth, as local and fresh as possible. One of my best weapons for healthy digestion and overall delicious food experiences is playing with fresh herbs in my food. Cilantro, basil, dill, parsley, sage, you name it… they are such important components of balancing the sweet and salty that we tend to favour in North American cuisine and can really empower vibrancy in the body’s ability to digest, assimilate and utilize the nutrients in our body.
Describe your personal yoga practice. My yoga practice is wild and free and is always acknowledging how I am feeling on that particular day. I chose a playlist from my Spotify that will encourage the direction of energy that I need in that moment (uplifting for a more awakening and powerful practice, calming with singing bowls for a more soothing and pacifying experience). I put my headsets on where I am drawn inward and I let the movement unfold organically listen to my body’s needs and meet the tight spots with more breath and the complacent spots with more intention.