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Trying to live life with sandy toes and laughter

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

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

Sandtoesha Yoga Retreat 2017

Be a part of the first Sandtoesha yoga retreat in Feb of 2017. The Basics: Sand. Ocean. Jungle. Sun. Yoga. Laughter. February 17, 2017, for one week I’ll be hosting … Continue reading

December 31, 2015 · 2 Comments

Around the world in 22 days part 6 – India (Goa Agonda beach)

Yoga Yoga chocolate and Yoga… For our last three days in Goa we are south at Agonda beach for a yoga retreat with Yogamea. Beautiful and quiet here. The yoga … Continue reading

November 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

Around the world in 22 days part 5 – India (Goa Ashvem beach)

Ashvem beach is beautiful. Our hotel Rococco is right on a little reef overlooking the sea with gorgeous sandy beaches on either side. The reef is really jagged and looks … Continue reading

November 4, 2015 · 2 Comments

Yoda Class…

I think I’m going to change my classes from yoga to Yoda Classes. Have to brush up on my  Yodaisms. Warrior pose with imaginary light sabre… Namaste = may the … Continue reading

May 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Loving ClassPass Vancouver

So I signed up for ClassPass last week and am totally loving it. If you haven’t heard of ClassPass in a nutshell it’s a monthly fitness pass that gives you … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

6 BUTI CLASSES for $50

I’ve added a new BUTI yoga class to my schedule. Sign up now and get 6 classes for $50! 4 for $40 or Drop in rate is $15. Classes will be … Continue reading

December 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Day 20 – Whole30. I’ve got money in my pocket.

Wow 20 days on the Whole30 and only 10 more to go. I added a few more challenges to my Whole30… 1) No unnecessary spending – clothes, treats, pedicures, outdoor gear. … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · 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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