Gillian Buckley Yoga & Wellness
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Excerpt from A Cup of Mindfulness

Have you ever had a project presented to you that seemed like it was designed for you? That’s how I felt when my friend Lisa Belanger asked me to edit her new book. I’ve worked with Lisa a number of times over the years. Imagine my delight when she asked if I would like to […]

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When to Say No to a Yoga Teaching Opportunity

I’ve talked about how to find teaching jobs in studios, but once you get the job, should you take it? Most yoga teachers love what they do…and sometimes this leads them into bad situations. As yoga instructors we’ve benefited a lot from having yoga in our lives, and we’re hungry to share the practice. Sometimes, […]

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Starting a Movement Practice You Can Maintain

Our life is made up of the small actions that we take every day. After doing an action daily for some time, it can become a habit. Of all the habit to create, a regular movement practice is the one that will probably have the largest effect on your whole life. Leaving aside any aesthetic […]

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Small Business Spotlight: J&T Naturals

Have you ever had the experience of someone just showing up in your life? Like, you don’t know them and then—BAM!—you are talking with them almost every day? This is how I met Jen: it seemed like she appeared all at once. Our babies started at the same daycare around the time as we started Royally […]

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How to Get Hired by Yoga Studios

While there are lots of places to teach yoga that aren’t studios, most teachers aspire to, at least at some point in their careers, teach at a yoga studio. I get asked pretty regularly how to get into a studio and appear on the schedule. While there are no tried and true methods for getting […]

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The Dos and Don’ts of Practicing Yoga While Pregnant

I taught A LOT when I was pregnant. In fact, I taught way more than I teach now. My classes were popular with all kinds of students with only a handful of prenatal mamas sprinkled in here and there. And guess what? Every class that I taught during that time could be considered “prenatal.” Except […]

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Small Business Spotlight: Kristy Pisani and Emergent Movement

I started teaching yoga in 2013. When I look back at some of the cues I used to give when I first started out, I shudder. I don’t think that I was a bad teacher six years ago, but I do wish that I knew then what I know now. And I think that any […]

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What Makes a Quality Yoga Teacher Training?

So you’ve decided you want to become a yoga teacher, or even just do a yoga teacher training (YTT) to deepen your practice. Congratulations! Signing up for a first YTT is a big step and, if you ask a lot of yoga instructors, it can even be life changing. It’s not unusual to hear about […]

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Tara Graham Photography

Small Business Spotlight: Tara Graham Photographer

I moved to Durham Region in 2013, and I feel like Tara Graham has been there documenting most of that time. I met Tara when I was pregnant with William and was looking to have maternity and newborn photos taken. Since then, she’s captured Elise’s newborn session as well as my husband and my branding […]

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Small Daily Changes to Reduce Anxiety

Everyone has anxiety to some extent. Anxiety itself isn’t a bad thing: it is our body’s way of protecting ourselves against potential danger. But sometimes the body and the mind’s reaction to stressful situations isn’t proportional to the threat. When this happens, it can affect quality of life and relationships. While the cause of anxiety […]

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