Welcome back CSY Community…

This morning the studio was buzzing with a “back to school” energy.  As I smiled each time the door opened, I secretly marvelled how this is our 9th fall season!  Wow. Time flies when you are having fun 😉 Most of the chatter this morning was about how quickly the summer flew by.  But as I sit here now with the studio quiet, and having watched the sun patterns move across the studio floor; I am reflecting on not only how quickly the summer flew by but how rewarding these past 9 years...

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Listening To The Whispers

Robyn Bowman practiced yoga long before it became trendy. Twenty three years ago yoga was not a noun and it did not have stores full of dedicated clothing, mats and props. There were no hot yoga studios or variations designed to keep the workout crowd happy. Back then, people did not wear yoga pants to the grocery store either and now you can buy them there! At first glance it would seem that Creating Space Yoga Studio in Southeast Oakville is another yoga studio in a crowded market. The deeper...

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And then there was music…

Almost 10 years ago, I had a vision of a studio space that created opportunities for people to feel safe and supported as they looked inside and discovered different parts of themselves. Yoga was one doorway into the self that I knew well.  It made sense to begin there.  I am so proud of the yoga and the depth of practices that have been shaped and have evolved at Creating Space Yoga Studio. Mindfulness was another tool that was so important to bring to our community.  It is essential part of a...

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Gratitude.

Why wait for this weekend to voice your gratitude?  Why not celebrate a Thanksgiving each day as you take your first sip of coffee/tea, kiss your loved ones a good day, arrive safely to school or work and before you enjoy your evening meal. Most of us understand that we have so much to be thankful for…but how often do we speak it?  How would it feel if we were to say thank you everyday to our spouse, children, colleagues, local farmers or neighbourhood baristas?  How could it change a life...

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Calling All Book Lovers… Introducing The CSY Book Club

Every Spring the CSY Community pulls together and enjoys a book donation/exchange for a couple of weeks at the studio.  All of the used books collected are donated to the  Oakville Literacy Council for their annual Used Book sale.  Each year we are overwhelmed with donations and the enthusiasm for books in our yoga community.  Obviously, there are a lot of keen readers among our yoga students! This gave us the idea of a CSY Book Club. We are always looking at ways to create deeper layers of comm...

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Look At What We Have Achieved!

A strong focus at Creating Space Yoga Studio is the encouragement of community and “doing our part and giving back”.  Although our students do come to CSY to practice their individual yoga and to discover new things about their own body and self; another consistent theme in the intentions of our practices also rests in the desire to reach out into our community to connect and help in small and big ways. I am so proud of the CSY Community and what we have achieved together!  Take a lo...

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CSY Community: Introducing Linda Comire

How did you discover yoga and how long have you been practicing? I was introduced to yoga quite by accident. I had been participating in a Pilates class for a few years, (about 14 years ago), when the owner of the studio asked if anyone would like to try out a yoga class.She was bringing in a few teachers with various backgrounds (some from North America, some from Europe) to do some introductory sessions with members of the studio. I was intrigued, so decided to give it a try. Although they did...

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CSY Community: Introducing Sybil Antoniak

How did you discover yoga and how long have you been practicing? I discovered yoga – or rather it discovered me – through my daughter-in-law  – originally 5 years ago – it seemed like it might be a good idea at the time. Why do you continue to practice yoga? And how has your yoga practice shaped or affected your life? Yoga brings me peace – a peace that spills over into my day to day life – not just on my yoga mat.  How does you yoga make you feel? This is the first time that I have been able to...

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CSY Community: Introducing Dave White

How did you discover yoga and how long have you practiced?  I don’t know if I practice, more like play yoga. I like to have fun. I discovered Yoga quite a few years ago when I was a summer counselor. The yoga teacher was called Ivan the Bender. He was tremendous at teaching us how to relax. I got away from a great deal of it over the years. I always retained the various forms of stress relief that he taught. It was more like a restorative class.   Why do you continue to practice yoga? And h...

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CSY Community : Introducing Helen Hills

How did you discover yoga and how long have you practiced? Yoga has always been a part of my life.  My mother was a yoga teacher.  She is 81 years old and still practices.  It was the 1970s and Nehru jackets and beads were the uniform. She taught yoga teachers, adults, children, and people with special needs.  She was on a yoga mission.  The first class I attended was at a school for intellectually challenged children. I was eight.  I looked different than all the other children and I felt diffe...

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Oakville, Ontario
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