sandtoesha

Trying to live life with sandy toes and laughter

Wear Sunscreen

The last tan for Tam.I love the sun. In the last year and a half I’ve been tanning on the beaches of Goa in India, Samana in the Dominican, Cuba, and … Continue reading

May 30, 2017 · 2 Comments

Chasing the sun again

Just returned from an amazing time in Mexico. Congratulations Annie & Steve (and Mia Margarita & Mojito Max). Beautiful wedding and stunning bride and groom. Some other memorable moments: Mia … Continue reading

April 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Sandtoesha yoga retreat in Samana – post trip update

I’m at my treehouse bungalow, cliffside at El Cabito. At the end of 16 days in the DRs gorgeous province of Samana, I reflect on the 7 days spent with … Continue reading

February 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

One month away… One spot left

This is going to be my morning yoga view. So excited! If you want to join me, there’s still one spot left at my Caribbean yoga retreat (starting Feb 17). … Continue reading

January 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Adios 2016

2016 knocked us on our asses. There were so many collective and personal losses. One after the other they rolled in, and we learned, dusted off, and got back up. … Continue reading

December 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Bucket List Item – Burlesque

I’ll soon get to check off a bucket list item, dance burlesque on stage. Well, let’s call it Nuevo Burlesque. I won’t be by myself. I’m performing with a troupe of … Continue reading

November 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Thrill The World 2016

This year is the 10th anniversary (and my 4th time) of Thrill The World, where people around the world simultaneously perform Michael Jackson’s Thriller dressed as zombies. This year I … Continue reading

October 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Yoga to help move through ‘stuff’

I find that when I’m going through emotional ‘stuff’ my brain tries to protect me by moving quickly to something better. Avoiding the pain and creating reasons to validate rushing past … Continue reading

September 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

So this Happened…

My first official by line in the National Post from my Bowen Island story!  

August 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

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A closer look at Poplar Island, the small island off the Fraser River that I see every morning. There’s a dark history to this island. I had heard that it was used to quarantine people during the small pox epidemic in 1889. What I didn’t know was that New Westminster was originally all Qayqayt territory, and when Europeans settled in the area they displaced the Qayqayt peoples to Poplar Island. When small pox hit, Indigenous populations were hit hard. It almost completely decimated the community on the island. Europeans then continued to send any indigenous people with small pox to the island. The island ended up becoming a burial ground. Looking at the poplar tree life that grows from the island in a new light now. #qayqayt #remember #bchistory
BEEhave At first I thought this was a birdhouse but it turned out to be a bee🐝house. More accurately, a bee condominium. Found this beautiful world as I was out looking for colour inspiration in nature for my loft. #newwest #bee #behave #nature #color #colour #boardwalk #design #decor
I used to fill my IG page with travel pics, but now my weekly walk for groceries feels as exciting as a destination across the world. Probably helps that there’s so much spring nature decorating my path. #socialdistancing #spring #nature #bloom #love #community #staylocal
My broadcast nightmare came true when I taught my entire class on Easter Monday without sound 😬 so I’m offering an extra class this week on Thursday April 16th via Instagram live at 7:30 pm. With sound 😀 Follow my other account @lofty_vibe to be notified when I go live. #yoga #soundhealing #restorativeyoga #ufodrum #instagramlive #relax #restore #chill
I was getting setup for tonight’s #restorativeyoga class and noticed the shadows. I can’t resist geometric framing. Anyway, if you’re ready to relax, tune in every Monday @lofty_vibe at 7:30 pm. If you are feeling a little screen fatigue, rest assured 😉 you won’t be looking at your phone. All you need is the sound. #yoga #restorative #heartchakra #happydrum #soundhealing #singingbowlmeditation
Three days at a silent retreat might seem terrifying to some, but this introvert loved it. Here are a few reasons why. No tech, after taking a few pictures I surrendered my phone. The need to capture everything that caught my eye was replaced with a hunger to observe everything deeply. Practicing the ancient art of pen writing. I spent time with my thoughts, journaling and doodling them out. Without Google to ask, I spent more time thinking things through, exercising my problem solving skills. I perused the library and rekindled my love for books. I just wish I could find a copy of that book I didn’t finish. The tea station with every imaginable fresh herb 🌿 for bespoke creations. I’m not a foodie, but I do love when food is healthy and so well prepared that I’d choose it over a burger and fries. The evening campfires reminded me of home. And I burned some baggage 🧳 I’m ready for a longer silent stay if anyone has any local suggestions. #silentretreat #bali #retreat #digitaldetoxchallenge

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