Category Archives: Favourite Things

Why meditate?

Researchers have found that meditation not only reduces your stress levels and calms you, it can also reduce inflammation in your body. Check out this video by WebMD and see what you think! Continue reading

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Endorphins: Boost your mood, reduce stress and get trim!

Research shows that endorphins boost happiness (yes – beat the winter blahs!!), reduce stress levels, decrease joint pain, enhance your immune system and reduce appetite. Whether its one of my HeartBeats yoga classes, running, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, Zumba, BellyFit – whatever – get your heart rate up and feel the joy that comes from exercise and endorphin boosts! Continue reading

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Thank you for supporting North House at Karma Yoga!

A BIG thank you to everyone who came out to my Karma Yoga class at Radiant Joy Yoga on Friday night! The night may have been foggy, but the sun was shining in all of your hearts! Continue reading

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Eight weeks of meditation can change your life!

Watch this fascinating YouTube presentation by Dr. Ward Plunet (UBS research neuroscientist). He presents the results of a study that uses functional MRIs to scan the brains of people who had never meditated before – before and after they practiced mediation techniques for eight weeks. Continue reading

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Searching for Happiness – Notes from our workshop

As promised, here are the notes from our last yoga workshop, “Searching for Happiness” (and as we know now – it is really an inside job!!). If you have any questions, please comment on this post and I will get back to you as soon as I can! In the meantime, I hope you enjoy your inner journey to peace, joy and wellbeing. Continue reading

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November Yoga Workshop, “Searching for Happiness”

On November 18th, our next Yoga Workshop will be, “Searching for Happiness”. The Dalai Lama believes that happiness is so important, it is the very purpose of our lives. But how do we achieve lasting happiness, and where do we find it? This workshop will explore the concept of happiness – what it is, where to find it and how we can develop our capacity for joy, peace and inner serenity. Integrating themes from the field of positive psychology and ancient techniques from yoga practice, we will share practical approaches that open us up to happiness. Continue reading

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Yoga for Stress: Ten Tips for Managing Your Stress

Ten tips for managing your stress: From our October 18, 2012 Yoga for Stress Workshop Continue reading

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