Finding Your True Alignment

Finding Your True Alignment

Finding Your True Alignment

It’s as though our intuition, our inner voice, our hearts, have been silenced. What if you chose to move more intuitively through your life, rather than being pulled?   -Candace Soderberg- 2020 VYC Ambassador- Fort St. John Candace has been a student of yoga for about...
One Thing At A Time

One Thing At A Time

So many of us turn to our mats in studios or in our homes, in an effort to connect the mind to the body, so that we can truly FEEL where we are in space and time. Recently though, I’ve been working to help students maintain this connection off their mats as...
The Secrets of Yin Yoga

The Secrets of Yin Yoga

The sensation in the body after a Yin Yoga pose is often referred to as the rebound effect or the echo of the pose. I often describe this sensation as a resonance. If you have ever rung a bell or gong, you know the sound is the strongest initially and then dissipates...
Long Nights Moon Restorative Yoga Practice

Long Nights Moon Restorative Yoga Practice

Each full moon has a name that reflects the changing seasons and the natural world around us. These names were given by ancient cultures that followed the lunar months as a way of tracking the passage of time rather than the solar year that we follow. -Sarah Jane...
Pause, Reflect, Love, Stand.

Pause, Reflect, Love, Stand.

She sat on the edge of her bed, gazing out her window at the mystical forest across the street. She felt a rush of sensation through her body and mind, a little voice that was barely heard. Softly it spoke, “ pause”. Yoga teaches us to listen to this inner voice. This...
Bedtime Tips to Nourish and Restore the Body and Mind

Bedtime Tips to Nourish and Restore the Body and Mind

The practice of asana is to train the body, release excess energy, and provide strength, stability and flexibility so the body can be in a comfortable seat for long periods of time (meditation). This is why it’s important to know that your yoga practice may not...
Speaking the Language of the Universe

Speaking the Language of the Universe

Why does it feel like I can never catch a break? Or get ahead… when I’m trying soooo hard? I get it. I used to have the same questions… and what I learned through years of studying, practicing and learning is….To design a handcrafted life you love, you must do...
Riding Waves During the Holiday Season

Riding Waves During the Holiday Season

During the holidays, we often end up giving a lot to others – not in the terms of physical gifts, though this also may be true.  We give our time, our emotions, our energy – so with all of this giving to others, how do we still show up for ourselves?  -Nicole...
Morning Sadhana; Creating Sacred Space and Ritual

Morning Sadhana; Creating Sacred Space and Ritual

Ever since I was a kid and up until my mid 20’s, I would sleep in until the very last possible minute, then frantically get reay and rush to wherever I needed to be that morning. I was known as being definitely not a morning person, and was usually grumpy until I had...
Just Do Something.

Just Do Something.

Do we need to be inspired to practice or can we just come to our mats for the sake of it. Confession: There are many days I’m not actually inspired to practice, but I am committed. And THAT matters. -Sarah Meyer- 2020 VYC Ambassador – Victoria Sarah Meyer...
The Recipe for a Great Yoga Class

The Recipe for a Great Yoga Class

It’s often hard to get constructive feedback from most people. So yoga teachers are pretty much left to their own methods of figuring out how to craft a “good” class and how to figure out how to make a class “better.” Here are some of my top tips for constructing a...
Becoming Yourself on the Mat

Becoming Yourself on the Mat

In the beginning yoga was awful for me. I constantly had panic attacks, got stuck in poses, and heard the unlimited words of self hate to me. Although this continued each time, my heart still pushed me to continue. Like an inner being tapping at my door, eventually in...
Love: Medicine of Modern Times

Love: Medicine of Modern Times

When we think of love, we often think of romantic love; a couple leaning in towards one another, luscious reds, chocolate treats, sparkly objects and the hint of tenderness, passion, and intimacy. This is only one of the many flavors of love which include:...
Teachings from my mat

Teachings from my mat

It’s quietness, stillness, tuning in, asking your body what it needs, offering your mind space to S L O W D O W N. Yoga is loosening what is locked up, lengthening what might be scrunching inwards, it’s stretching your muscles, it’s easing pain. Yoga is creating room...
Not just yoga on the mat, but especially yoga off the mat

Not just yoga on the mat, but especially yoga off the mat

“Not just yoga on the mat, but especially yoga off the mat”. Listen as Elizabeth tells how she took the lessons from her experience at the Victoria Yoga Conference, and turned those lessons into further questions, research, and findings off the mat....