The Truth About Yoga by Jacquelyn

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Perfect Practice? There’s no avoiding this, yoga has become a brand, at least in the West. If we believe retailers and magazines, yoga is something for ‘perfect’ people to do in perfect tranquility. We see them moving their bodies into beautiful shapes on carefully colour coordinated mats in stunning ‘movie star’ homes. Erm, this is not [...]

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Energize by Jacquelyn

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Energize Your Practice! After a mammoth brainstorming session we have decided to rename Power Yoga, Energize Yoga. We feel that the word ENERGIZE better describes the tone and energy (pun intended) of these fun and challenging classes. Please remember that, although Energize Yoga is designed to challenge you and to help you build strength and [...]

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Autumn Chills by Jacquelyn

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Happy October! Welcome to Halloween month! (Lauren assures me that’s a thing.) Thank you to our teacher trainees for a great weekend immersed in yoga practice and philosophy. Watch out for them in class and help me cheer them on as they discover their inner teacher. The October schedule is now available both online and [...]

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Roots and Branches by Jacquelyn

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Yoga Teacher Training I’m just back from a wonderful four day retreat at Shanti Retreat Centre. Huge thanks to the warm and welcoming Shanti staff and to our wonderful participants who gave so much energy and enthusiasm.  This is a great week for Radiant Joy Yoga. Not only did we get to enjoy our first [...]

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Time to Retreat by Jacquelyn

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Retreat and Recover Later this week I’ll be heading to beautiful Wolfe Island for our Nurture Yourself for a Joyful Life Retreat. Monica will be covering my Flow classes on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Unfortunately, as I will be away, there will be no INSANITY this Thursday. Have a great week! Namaste, Jacquelyn My schedule [...]

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A Healing Heart by Jacquelyn

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Thich Nhat Hanh Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) and his teachings have had a profound effect on my life and how I choose to live it. In fact, Thay has had a profound effect on the world. He has been working for global peace for decades and, as a gifted teacher, has made complex concepts simple [...]

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A Joyful Life by Jacquelyn

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Is your life joyful? I know that I’m very fortunate. I have a wonderful family, great friends, good health and a job that I love. I’m so grateful for these and other blessings in my life. But, I’ve not always felt like this and life has not always been like this. There have been many [...]

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Happy Labour Day! by Jacquelyn

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Have a great day!  Happy Labour Day, dear friends. Have a wonderful day celebrating with family and friends. We will reopen tomorrow with our expanded September schedule. Can’t wait to see you! Namaste, Jacquelyn My schedule ~ Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 9.15 am ~ Flow Yoga Tuesday and Thursday at 5 pm – INSANITY® Wednesday [...]

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Change Is On The Wind by Jacquelyn

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Are you ready for change?  As we bravely face the end of August and the changes it will bring, I want to share with you a grounding little gatha from Thich Nhat Hanh. Change, even welcome change, can be unsettling. Find solid ground through your yoga and meditation practices to keep you rooted. Sitting here [...]

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Core Strength by Jacquelyn

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Want to get stronger?  Another little gatha from Thich Nhat Hanh to help you through the week but before I share it I want to tell you about an amazing new way of developing core strength with almost no effort and no exercise. Go on a roller coaster that scares you. I went on the [...]

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