Tim Cyr, founder of The Do Less Project, yoga teacher (500hr YTT), meditation leader, Reiki Master, Yoga Nidra, Thai Head Massage, Japanese Stone Massage and Reflexology. Creating and leading workshops, retreats and classes in Restorative, Yin, Tensegrity, Hatha, Kids and Laughter yoga styles. Teaching at various studios in and around Vancouver (YYoga / The Path / The Hive – North Shore), leading programs for YMCA Boys4Real, The Vancouver Police, The Kelty Mental Health Group, BrainWave Caregivers — BC Children’s Hospital, University of BC – Enrollment Services and presenting at Vancouver and Victoria Yoga Conferences.
– Tim Cyr –
What or who inspires you? Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, my Grandmothers and the little kid down the street that likes to eat dirt with at big smile.
Many people choose a word for their year. Do you have a word for 2018? Embracing. This is the year to take it all in. The good, the bad, the light and the dark. Even the shadows and the edgy places. This year I am feeling the connection of embracing life in all it’s beauty and ugliness. … taking it all in.
Do you have any healthy eating secrets? Everything in moderation. It’s really the energy you give your food. If you feel guilty about what you eat, that energy is transposed into the food. If you enjoy what you eat, that energy too is transposed. I find that my journey with enjoying life is to take it all in and explore… and tastes are so vast and varied and we live in a place where we have so many options!
What is your guilty pleasure? Scotch. A nice warm glass of Scotch at the end of a day is just the perfect topper. The whole sensation of it, from the smell, the texture, the warmth, the memories associated with it from sitting by the wood stove at our family’s cabin at the end of a busy day.
How did you begin to practice yoga? I actually began yoga on the Nintendo Wii®. Oddly enough, I was exploring the Wii Fit® system and found the world of the Wii had yoga! The virtual teacher was so friendly and encouraging that I eventually wanted to learn more… and the rest is history.