Thursday, 17 December 2015


This time of year is about celebrating the belief that there is something bigger than us and that in some way or another we are all connected.

We run around putting up lights or some of us a tree and there is a lot of shopping and eating and celebrating, but behind all of this tinsel and eggnog is the fact that the holiday is a time that people want to connect. We will drive through snow, fly overseas and wait in long, long lines just to be with family and friends. To be a part of something. There is history in our celebration.

Regardless of your beliefs this is the time to connect, to give, to love, to believe in something far bigger than what we see and what we can touch.

This is the holiday.

In the words of our friend the Grinch “What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more.”

Glitter, Tinsel and Love.


Thursday, 10 December 2015

Therapeutic power of YOGA

Yoga by nature is therapeutic and has healed and transformed the lives of many people for many years. However, over the last 5 years, we've seen "Yoga Therapy" become it's own discipline. Health care practitioners are including yoga techniques in their healing modalities. Western physicians and physiotherapists are prescribing yoga to patients to assist in the healing process for everything from PTSD, chronic pain, acute injuries to specific diseases, like cancer, crohns and other auto immune diseases. The effects of yoga have been studied by a number of different universities and fascinating articles have been published on the power of this practice for healing. Check this article out on the effects of yoga therapy for chronic lower back pain. 

We at believe deeply in the power of yoga to heal and transform and we're blessed to have Leanne Kitteridge's teachings on our site. Leanne has been teaching for over a decade & specializes in yoga as physical therapy. She also works in one of the top physiotherapy clinics in Canada as a movement educator. When she's not at the clinic, she can be found teaching public classes, immersions, specialty workshops and teacher trainings. We highly recommend Leanne's classes to anyone looking to specifically address certain areas of the body or just simply educate yourself on healthy alignment and movement. 

Leanne has a number of great yoga classes on, however these are 2 of our Favourite Therapeutic classes, that we know you'll love.

Shoulder Therapy

Low Back & Knee Therapy

With love from the team.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

A Hopi Elder Speaks

This quote has been my favourite for over ten years. I feel that it needs to be shared and I hope you also love these words. Sent with Love, CJ

A Hopi Elder Speaks

"You have been telling the people that this is the Eleventh Hour, now you must go back and tell the people that this is the Hour.  And there are things to be considered . . .
Where are you living?
What are you doing?
 What are your relationships?
Are you in right relation?
Where is your water?
Know your garden.
It is time to speak your Truth.
Create your community.
Be good to each other.
And do not look outside yourself for the leader."
Then he clasped his hands together, smiled, and said, "This could be a good time!"
    "There is a river flowing now very fast.  It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid.  They will try to hold on to the shore.   They will feel they are torn apart and will suffer greatly. 
    "Know the river has its destination.  The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open, and our heads above water.   And I say, see who is in there with you and celebrate.  At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally, Least of all ourselves.  For the moment that we do,  our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt. 
    "The time for the lone wolf is over.  Gather yourselves!  Banish the word struggle from you attitude and your vocabulary.  All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration. 
    "We are the ones we've been waiting for."

-- attributed to an unnamed Hopi elder
Hopi Nation
Oraibi, Arizona