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14 Minute Hip Release

Most of us have tight hips from the lifestyles that we live, mainly, lots of sitting. This can lead to back and knee pain. Here is a gentle sequence designed to help open those hips and make you more comfortable.  Accessibility: This is a fairly gentle class done mostly on the back. There are two […]

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How My Yoga Teaching Changed in 2020

It’s natural that an instructor’s teaching and practice change over the course of their career. And while there’s a lot of negative things that can be said about 2020, the turmoil of the last twelve months has led to what I feel is exponential growth in my teaching and in my yoga practice. I feel […]

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Flow and Let Go in 15 Minutes

This is my favourite style of class! We will begin with a modified sun salutation to get the body moving and then settle onto the mat for some gentle stretching. Accessibility: There will be some getting on and off the mat. Props: I use two blocks, but two cushions or a bolster will also work. Hi, I’m Gillian.I’m […]

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Alternate Nostril Breathing: Yoga for Anxiety

Today we will be practicing nāḍī shodhana, or alternate nostril breathing. We will be breathing in and out of the nose, one nostril at a time, so it’s not a bad idea to blow the nose beforehand if you have any congestion.This is one of my favourite pranayamas, or breath control exercises, because it meets […]

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Self-Care Tips to Get Ready for Winter

“Self-care is how you take your power back”—Lalah DeliaWinters are hard for so many of us, and this year it will be especially true. We will all be spending more time at home and spending less time in close contact with our friends and family. If you are someone who puts yourself last or keeps […]

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16-Minutes to Calm: Yoga for Anxiety

This sixteen-minute class is perfect for when you have nervous energy that you need to burn off. We link breath with movement to help calm the mind and bring on stillness. This is a great class to do when you need to transition after a long day of work or to get your mind and […]

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What to Do When You’re Having a Panic Attack

I’ve talking in previous posts about how to make small changes in your lifestyle to reduce anxiety. I’ve also discussed how yoga can help make anxiety more manageable as you work to create habits that support you. Here I would like to offer advice on shortening the duration and decreasing the severity of panic (or […]

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Teaching Tips for Online Yoga Classes

When I did my yoga teacher training, I never thought that I would be teaching online yoga classes. In my mind, the online “celebrity” yoga teachers with their big white smiles and dancers’ bodies were fine, but that wasn’t the type of yoga I wanted to teach. I knew the importance of creating a safe […]

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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, though, this […]

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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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