Yoga reached the Peak

The Yoga Garden and up coming workshop made the paper today. Click here to read the story.

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Springing forward too quickly

It’s been a few weeks since my last post and I don’t know where the time has gone.
The Yogathon took place in April and it was a fabulous day. There was lots of information of living a health lifestyle. Enough food to feed us all day long and really great prizes. All which were donated my local merchants. Yahoo to them all!

I had the opportunity be meet a few new people and step out of my comfort zone and into a laugher circle. I experienced every type of laugher I have in me. At first, the truth is it was a forced laugh, then a nervous laugh which turned straight into a this is crazy laugh. It was just funny… what was I doing here, with so many people I just met, laughing at being silly together. You couldn’t help but laugh. By the end of the session I felt renewed and giddy. You must try it. For myself, in the words of my Love, “I’ll try anything twice.”

This session of yoga classes is gearing down. Our last Thursday evening class will be this Thursday (May 27). The Monday morning class will run through to June 28. At that point I’ll see if the group would like to carry on through the summer. Please join us if you’d like, it’s a great way to start the week.

every WOMAN workshop leader

Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.  ~Carol Welch

This past weekend I had the opportunity to be a workshop leader at Every WOMAN Powell River. I hope everyone enjoyed the sample of yoga. My workshop was first thing in the morning, a perfect way to start the day.

The whole day was filled with inspiring workshops. I took in pilates, nai, Qigong, African drumming, belly dancing, meditation and made time to relaxed in the tea lounge. The lunch and snacks were tasty and seemed to never run out.

Thank you, Kerri and Lynn, for organizing which a memorable, action packed day. I don’t think I’ve stopped shimming my shoulders yet, thanks for the moves Mara. 🙂

For those that couldn’t make it, here’s the link to a slideshow (click here), created by a local photographer. I’m in the drumming segment, to the right of the lady in pink, my good friend Erin.

Also, check out what city is next for Every WOMAN at http://www.everywomanintheworld.com

Best riding on the coast

In 2003, I had visited Powell River for a summer and fell head over heals for the technical single-track biking trails. I love the speed of downhill mountain biking but there’s a sense of accomplishment when riding the winding, root-filled and hilly trails Powell River offers.

After that summer I vowed to one day come back to this lush rain forest. And here I am. Just a mere three blocks from my house and I’m able to get lost in the bush, push myself to new levels. Experience the riding here in PR first hand though this video. It will make you want to get on your bike and ride.

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Pic from the Patricia website

Last night I went to the show with my good friend Kelly. We saw Julia and Julie, I know, your totally thinking that movie has been out of theatres forever. Popular demand brought it back to Powell River. If you are ever visiting Powell River, do take in a show at the Patricia Theatre. It’s the longest running movie theatre in Western Canada and had restored it’s beauty. The seats are a bit uncomfortable, but an intermission during the longer movies lets you stretch your legs and get some air.

What a funny movie, Meryl Streep was fabulous, and Amy Adams played such a likable character. I was most interested in seeing the film for the blogging aspects, hoping Julie would have the same reservation I’m having. Like Julie, I’m just not sure if I’m cut out for this; is there time to blog; who’s out there reading and interested in what I’m saying. I’m really fond of the idea of sharing ideas and life experiences, but the truth is when it comes down to it, I’d rather be a spectator. I’m going to face my fear and open up a little more.

Thanks for being out there and finding my blog interesting.

Namaste