Don’t Panic! You Are Just Late For A Yoga Class.

It happens to all of us and we can literally feel the anxiety ratchet up with each passing minute. As you were running out the door the phone rang, or you couldn’t find your car keys.  On the way to the studio it seemed like you hit every red light and the traffic was soooo heavy.  With only minutes to spare, you are just around the corner from Creating Space Yoga Studio and the train barriers come down and a very slow moving freight train goes back and forth, back and forth. You can either go C...

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A Catalyst For Truth

This is for the student who has yet begun their journey on a yoga mat.  This is for all of you who have considered starting a yoga practice, have heard amazing things about yoga or who have been told by their doctors to “take up yoga”.  This is for all of you who don’t know how to start or are too intimidated to take that first step.  This is for you. Most importantly…when you are new to the yoga practice it’s okay to be a beginner.  It is impossible to instantly know what to do, how to behave,...

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CSY Bookclub Summer Book Selections Vote

We just had the pleasure of reading two fantastic books during the spring book club and we are eagerly looking forward to the summer reading list.  We have compiled a list of four pairs of books with a charitable organization that we will collectively support and voluntarily make donations. The summer/fall book club gathering will be on Tuesday, September 30th.  If you missed the past gatherings, you are welcome to attend the next group. We would love to include you. But first…put in your vote!...

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Make The Ordinary Come Alive

Do not ask your children to strive for extraordinary lives. Such striving may seem admirable, but it is a way of foolishness. Help them instead to find the wonder and the marvel of an ordinary life. Show them the joy of tasting tomatoes, apples, and pears. Show them how to cry when pets and people die. Show them the infinite pleasure in the touch of a hand. And make the ordinary come alive for them. The extraordinary will take care of itself.     By William Martin, The Parent’s Tao Te...

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Spring Book Club Selections

We have counted the votes and the spring selections have been chosen.  We are excited to announce the spring selections for the upcoming CSY Book Club! The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion Run out and find your copies of the new books.  Then sink into a sliver of sunshine and enjoy the adventures that these new books will take you along.  What joy! For the spring book club gathering, we will be accepting donations for The Oakville Galleries.  Minimum donations of $20...

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Vote for the Spring CSY Book Club Selections

The winter book club gathering was a success and we look forward to moving into the spring with an evolving group and another list of books from which to choose.  We will be accepting votes till March 23rd and will announce the spring book choices on Monday, March 24th. The spring book club gathering will be on Tuesday, June 3rd.  If you missed the winter meeting, you are welcome to attend the spring group.  We would love to include you.  But first…put in your vote! The gatherings will be...

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Our First CSY Book Club Gathering

  The votes were counted and the books and charity (The Covenant House Toronto) were chosen.  We read and then we gathered.  I was very excited to meet for the first time with the new group that was emerging at Creating Space Yoga studio. We had a brilliant group of women come together.  Some of them were yoga students, some friends of  CSY students, a sampling of our yoga teachers and a couple of women joined us who had attended our Mindfulness Lectures.  We were an eclectic, wonderful mix...

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How To Be Alone

A lovely poem and short film that I have enjoyed for years.  Take a look.  ...

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Therapeutic Yoga at Duke University Faculty of Integrative Medicine

In November 2013, I spent a wonderful week at Duke University in North Carolina earning a certificate in Therapeutic Yoga for Seniors.  This is a unique programme for yoga teachers who are interested in working with older adults.  Twice a year, Duke Integrative Medicine brings together a group of 40 yoga teachers from all over North America for lectures and hands-on work with medical experts in aging, heart disease, pulmonary disease, chronic pain, arthitis, joint replacement, osteoporosis, and...

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CSY Book Club – A New Community

  We were excited to put together a book list, choose charities to match each book selection and then to finally present the idea of a new CSY Book Club to our studio community.  The book club idea was received with enthusiasm and excitement. Everyone thought it was a great idea and then the voting started. We selected five pairs of books.  Everyone who wished, had the opportunity to vote for a pairing (and the charity that was matched).  Voting was open for a month.  Finally the votes were...

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