April 15, 2012

Yoga and Weight Loss

Weight loss…here is a topic that many grapple with.

I would love to see the focus change from ‘weight loss’ to ‘well being’!
I am an advocate of healthy lifestyle, healthy eating and exercise of all kinds!
I encourage everyone to engage in the physical activities that most appeal to them.
We don’t have to stick to just one…the more the better.
All will help with a sense of well being and weight loss.

March 15, 2012

Yoga and the ‘Blahs’!

Depending on the weather we may be suffering from seasonal ‘blahs’. One reason for this is that we tend to spend a lot of time indoors during the colder, wetter months. We have to give ourselves a ‘boot out the door’ to maintain our physical and mental health… Yes, even on those dismal days. When you are feeling a little depressed or overwhelmed you might not feel like doing physical activity but it is important to get energy moving in your body.

February 28, 2012

Yoga and Relationships

For many people, a “love partner” relationship is considered successful only if all of their sexual and emotional needs are fulfilled, and their economic and social-status aspirations are met. Obviously, things often don’t work out in this manner and there can be a feeling of disappointment in the relationship. Disappointments can also arise in family relationships and in friendships when you feel your “idealized’ needs have not been fulfilled.

January 5, 2012

Yoga Can Help!

Did you know that only a very small percentage of people who make New Year’s Resolutions actually keep them? Yoga can help! The most common resolutions have to do with weight-loss and fitness/health commitments… it’s natural and healthy to want to do these things!

December 30, 2011

Relaxation During the Holiday Season…???

Ideally, Christmas and the winter holidays could be a time to focus attention on our deepest emotions, togetherness and spiritual feelings. Unfortunately, for many this time of year is full of stress. For many with hectic, stressful lives, relaxation means zoning out in front of the TV at the end of the day or snatching some extra sleep on the weekend. Unfortunately, this does little to help reduce the damaging effects of stress on the mind and body.

June 3, 2010

Two Wonderful Retreats!

Hi Everyone, Two of my Salt Spring Island retreats to report on… The APRIL ‘Yoga on the Farm’ retreat at Stowel Lake Organic Farm and the MAY ‘Yoga on the Island’ retreat at the Salt Spring Centre of Yoga. Both went beautifully! These retreats are wonderful holidays because everyone is so centered and relaxed from …

April 8, 2010

Is Doing Yoga Once a Week Enough?

Hi and welcome to my first blog! After teaching and hosting retreats since 2002 I have founded Santosha Yoga Retreats. Santosha is a Sanskrit word; it means ‘contentment’. Our challenge is to find contentment, no matter what life brings us. Yoga helps us to realize this goal.