Yoga for Beginners

I was first exposed to yoga about 12 years ago when I walked past a studio window at the Halifax YMCA where the woman (who would later become my first teacher) was leading an Ashtanga Primary Series class. As I watched the synchronized movements and became mesmerized with the way one pose flowed into the next, I thought to myself, “Wow…that looks like it feels really good.” Continue Reading…

Lessons from 2015

Every January I like to look back on the people and events that made the greatest impact on my life during the previous year— especially the teachers who shed light on everything I couldn’t see before. The past twelve months have been incredibly transformative, so having a record of what brought me to where I am now will not only be beneficial to me but hopefully you as well.
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An Update from Yoga Detour HQ

You can teach a student a lesson for a day, but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, they will continue the learning process as long as they live. – Clay P Bedford

In just over two months, the first class of Yoga Detour teacher trainees will walk through the doors of the beautiful Mindful Movement Centre to embark on a 10-month program that will change the way they look at the yoga practice. Continue Reading…

The [Dis]comfort Zone

Can you think of the last time you did something that, despite being good for you, made you feel absolutely, completely 100% uncomfortable?

That most recent something for me was going to Montreal last month for the first instalment of a course I feared would have me feeling “out of my element”, to say the least. Continue Reading…

Bookworms Unite!

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been into books. I read it all: fiction, non-fiction, educational, fluff—it’s one of my favourite ways to pass time. Often I’m asked what books I’ve read that have really made an impact. Sometimes this question is posed by those interested in knowing what I read to be better at what I do for a living. Others ask with a more personal intention, wondering what books stuck with me because of their story. Since Spring is upon us, the time is approaching when hours can be spent reading outdoors. So what better time to share a list of some of my favourites? Continue Reading…