Celebrate MMM style!

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Come to celebrate Summer and a late 2nd year of Living Yoga MMM style! Meditation and Mindful Munchies that is!

Friday June 28th 6:00pm-7:30pm

Come for meditation at 6:00pm-6:45pm or just for some mindful munchies afterwards. Bring yourself and be ready for surprises!

R.S.V.P. carineyoga@gmail.com

 

Taladya

 

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Thank you for voting for me, I was happily surprised and deeply honoured to make it to the top 3! Deep Gratitude!

 

Gentle Core Functional Yoga (GCF)

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Mondays 7:00pm-8:15pm $126/7 sessions or $25/drop ins space permitting.
May 6th, 13th, 27th
June 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
Please contact me for registration/wait list and sliding scale rates if unable to attend all classes. (No class on Victoria Monday May 20th)


Living Yin Yoga

Tuesdays 5:45pm-7:00pm $144/8sessions or $25/drop ins space permitting.
May 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
June 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
Please contact me for registration/wait list and sliding scale rates if unable to attend all classes. Please note fee adjusted, all 75 mins classes are now the same rates.


Gentle Core Functional Yoga + (GCF+)

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Wednesdays 7:00pm-8:30pm $240/8 sessions or $35/drop ins space permitting.
May 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
June 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
Complimentary Meditation Session June 28th 6pm-7pm
Please contact me for registration/wait list and sliding scale rates if unable to attend all classes.


“You are Pure, Free, Forever.”
—Swami Shyam

Namaste!

Thank you for voting for me, I was happily surprised and deeply honoured to make it to the top 3!


R & R Yoga Retreat Thailand 2019

It’s warm and sunny nowadays but remember our winters? Come join me this December and soak up some sun and Lanna culture in Chiang Mai, Thailand! We will be in a tranquil setting surrounded by rice fields yet close to many attractions. Immerse in Thai culture and visit local temples, book a Thai massage, enjoy Bo Sang handicrafts, visit the tribal people, try it all, or none at all. Each day we will start with GCF (Gentle Core Functional) Yoga, and end with Roll and Restore Yoga in the evenings to quiet the mind and body. Customize this retreat and get some well deserved R & R.

Taladya


Gentle Core Functional Yoga (GCF)

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Mondays 7:00pm-8:15pm $126/7 sessions or $25/drop ins space permitting.
May 6th, 13th, 27th
June 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
Please contact me for registration/wait list and sliding scale rates if unable to attend all classes. (No class on Victoria Monday May 20th)


Living Yin Yoga

Tuesdays 5:45pm-7:00pm $144/8sessions or $25/drop ins space permitting.
May 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
June 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
Please contact me for registration/wait list and sliding scale rates if unable to attend all classes. Please note fee adjusted, all 75 mins classes are now the same rates.


Gentle Core Functional Yoga + (GCF+)

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Wednesdays 7:00pm-8:30pm $240/8 sessions or $35/drop ins space permitting.
May 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
June 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
Complimentary Meditation Session June 28th 6pm-7pm
Please contact me for registration/wait list and sliding scale rates if unable to attend all classes.


“You are Pure, Free, Forever.”
—Swami Shyam

 


R & R Yoga Retreat Thailand 2019

It’s warm and sunny nowadays but remember our winters? Come join me this December and soak up some sun and Lanna culture in Chiang Mai, Thailand! We will be in a tranquil setting surrounded by rice fields yet close to many attractions. Immerse in Thai culture and visit local temples, book a Thai massage, enjoy Bo Sang handicrafts, visit the tribal people, try it all, or none at all. Each day we will start with GCF (Gentle Core Functional) Yoga, and end with Roll and Restore Yoga in the evenings to quiet the mind and body. Customize this retreat and get some well deserved R & R.

Taladya

 

 

May We Be in Creation

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An image of the Pillars of Creation in the Eagle Nebula. Credits: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

May is full of new growth all around us, we are blessed with multicoloured flowers and fragranced by the freshness in the air here in Richmond. It’s a reminder of life! (If you want to read about death, scroll down and read the January blog…)

So do you want to stay in your own default mode, old smelly habits,  or do you want to be in creation? I choose over and over again to be in creation especially when faced with challenges. Sometimes it’s easier to stay in our old conditioned ways, but when you step up to meet your Soul, you might experience the myriad rainbow-nebula like experiences we call life. It consists of both death of a star and the birth of another. I challenge you to step into yourself; your past. Really see yourself; your now. Know yourself; create your future. (P.S. Yoga, Reiki and Meditation can help 😉

Gentle Core Functional Yoga (GCF)

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Mondays 7:00pm-8:15pm $126/7 sessions or $25/drop ins space permitting.
May 6th, 13th, 27th
June 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
Please contact me for registration/wait list and sliding scale rates if unable to attend all classes. (No class on Victoria Monday May 20th)

Living Yin Yoga

Tuesdays 5:45pm-7:00pm $144/8sessions or $25/drop ins space permitting.
May 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
June 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
Please contact me for registration/wait list and sliding scale rates if unable to attend all classes. Please note fee adjusted, all 75 mins classes are now the same rates.

Gentle Core Functional Yoga + (GCF+)

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Wednesdays 7:00pm-8:30pm $240/8 sessions or $35/drop ins space permitting.
May 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
June 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
Complimentary Meditation Session June 28th 6pm-7pm
Please contact me for registration/wait list and sliding scale rates if unable to attend all classes.

“You are Pure, Free, Forever.”
—Swami Shyam

 

Spring Resilience

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Resilience: It’s all about letting the good stuff land in your mind, to truly feel its effects in the body. To spring back no matter what life has to offer, like a bird over the hardship of winter. I feel and practice this, especially in the past few months. Once again it’s a practice. Rick Hanson the buddhist psychologist wrote six books about this. Good Stuff!
Spring is here! I’m happy to spring back to the Richmond Art Centre, and offer this new GCF+ specialty class at my home studio in the new season. I will slowly go back to YYOGA as well! Slow and steady, I hope to see you on the mat somewhere in Richmond.
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Register Here Wait list Here

 

Richmond Art Centre Registration Open:

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RAC Registration Link

Gentle Core Functional Yoga (GCF)

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Mondays 7:00pm-8:15pm $108/6 sessions or $25/drop ins space permitting.
March 4th, 11th
April 1st, 8th, 15th, 29th
Please contact me for registration/wait list and sliding scale rates if unable to attend all classes. (No class on Easter Monday April 22nd)

Living Yin Yoga

Tuesdays 5:45pm-7:00pm $90/6sessions or $20/drop ins space permitting.
March 12th
April 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
Please contact me for registration/wait list and sliding scale rates if unable to attend all classes.

“You are Pure, Free, Forever.”
—Swami Shyam

Something New Already?

My unilateral mastectomy surgery tightened the connective tissues in my chest and limited my shoulder’s range of movement greatly at first. In fact, there’s a whole lot I had to re-learn. This article might be of interest to you “Effects of Mastectomy on Shoulder and Spinal Kinematics During Bilateral Upper-Limb Movement” APTA (American Physiotherapy Association Oxford Academic) https://academic.oup.com/ptj/article/90/5/679/2737763

Two weeks post surgery and I can move my arm fully like a windmill forward, back, sideways. I have no doubt that my personal practice had something to do with my physical and emotional healing.

 

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Day 14 post surgery
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Woohoo! This just shows my ROM. Lots of rest is what heals 🙂

When something is this good, I have to share! 

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Register Here

Richmond Art Centre Registration Open:

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RAC Registration Link

Gentle Core Functional Yoga (GCF)

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Mondays 7:00pm-8:15pm $108/6 sessions or $25/drop ins space permitting.
March 4th, 11th
April 1st, 8th, 15th, 29th
Please contact me for registration and sliding scale rates if unable to attend all classes. (No class on Easter Monday April 22nd)

Living Yin Yoga

Tuesdays 5:45pm-7:00pm $90/6sessions or $20/drop ins space permitting.
March 12th
April 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
Please contact me for registration and sliding scale rates if unable to attend all classes.

“You are Pure, Free, Forever.”
—Swami Shyam

 

The case of the disappearing shingles?

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Ommmm, GREAT news!

I laid in bed 8 days post surgery and felt the tingly numbness on my left inner knee, reminding me of last year’s shingles episode which I still bear the scars of on my right thigh. Illogical, as I thought that it usually affects one side, one dermatome, or “an area of skin in which sensory nerves derive from a single spinal nerve root”…look it up, fascinating stuff! I remember thinking last year “but I’m only 45 years old….the vaccine poster reads 50 plus….oh well, plus or minus five I suppose.” Well, I’m now one year older and cancer definitely shook and declared that I AM middle aged. Good thing I’ve been practicing gracefully aging with full acceptance of what is. This yoga and meditation thing really works people, but you have to practice. You might be wondering why I said it’s GREAT news with another health challenge served right up? I will get to it! Patience, my young yogi.

Shingles, best treated a.s.a.p! You can have some complex complications including blindness?! Or it can go away on its own. Well, with a new diagnosis and all, I didn’t want to push my luck. I reached out to my wonderful family doctor in Vancouver via email. I have to say that this world wide web can really save or destroy humanity. This time, it was a miracle. My doctor prescribed the viral medication for me just in case, and dropped the GREAT bomb of relief as she had received the pathological report from my mastectomy and sentinel node biopsy. “Your pathology report just came in and it’s good news. No lymph node spread and no invasive cancer. ” GREAT news!

I woke up today and no tingling, no numbness, didn’t take any medication, nada. I am not going to chase after the case of the missing shingles. I am bathing in my health and wish for you to do the same.

Our brain can be so powerful that it affects our physical body. In Ayurveda, the cause of disease is attributed to “manas” our mind foremost. I have no doubt that our brain is powerful beyond our understanding. To age gracefully, I encourage learning new things in whatever circumstance life offers up, may it be dermatomes or trying a new recipe in the kitchen. Day 10 and I am healing wonderfully. My GCF core yoga practice has given me a bench mark on my physical healing. My yin and meditation has given me direction and peace.

I’m ready to offer up these practices that helps ground my amazing middle aged butt! Join me if you dare 😉 

Gentle Core Functional Yoga (GCF)

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Mondays 7:00pm-8:15pm $108/6 sessions or $25/drop ins space permitting.
March 4th, 11th
April 1st, 8th, 15th, 29th
Please contact me for registration and sliding scale rates if unable to attend all classes. (No class on Easter Monday April 22nd)

Living Yin Yoga

Tuesdays 5:45pm-7:00pm $90/6sessions or $20/drop ins space permitting.
March 12th
April 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
Please contact me for registration and sliding scale rates if unable to attend all classes.

“You are Pure, Free, Forever.”
—Swami Shyam