Words of Wisdom

We're good for more than just a sun salutation.

Our blog gives you that little something extra, whether it’s the tunes to start your day off right, yummy recipe you’ve been craving or the warm words that you need at just this moment. We post reflections, recipes, playlists and yes, even the occasional puppy photo or two (or ten). And hey, communication is a two-way street: we always welcome feedback and suggestions for future posts.

Yogi in Warrior 2 pose
By Maddie Rodriguez

Love your Flaws.

If you struggle with self—confidence or if you diverge in any way from the socially-sanctioned ideal of what a person should be, it can be hard enough to love yourself in spite of your flaws. To love your flaws themselves seems impossible. It seems like …

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Nigel Walker
By Lizl Fleury

Yogi Spotlight: Nigel Walker

Teaching yoga wasn’t supposed to be in the cards for Nigel. With a background in communications and linguistics and a career in the public service, his feet seemed set on a different path. But when he suffered a debilitating injury getting out of an office …

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Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade
By Lizl Fleury

Recipe: Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade

Hot sunny days like we’ve had in the last few days (yaaas!) call for ultimate summer quenchers. And we think this lemonade recipe is pretty ultimate! I mean, who doesn’t love a refreshing glass of lemonade bursting with happiness? To top it off, we’ve added some bubbly …

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Yogi in forward fold
By Maddie Rodriguez

Go with the Flow.

When you hear the phrase “go with the flow,” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Usually it’s the idea of taking things as they come or being flexible and relinquishing control. The “flow” in this case refers to a state of relaxation or …

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Yogi in Warrior 3 pose
By Maddie Rodriguez

Stay Open.

If you are the kind of person who carefully plans their schedule and, well, their life (ahem), the encouragement to “stay open” can sound a little bit like “relinquish control.” Openness can feel like an incursion on your carefully-planned life and it can be hard …

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Elevate Yoga Studio
By Lizl Fleury

Playlist: TGIF Jammin’

To those of you who have yet to join us for our TGIF Flow class, it’s the best way to shake off the week (in our humble opinion). 🙂 This all-levels flow class is themed with playlists to keep the soul happy and body moving! And last …

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Crystale Boisvert
By Maddie Rodriguez

Yogi Spotlight: Crystale Boisvert

For Crystale Boisvert, yoga has brought many things: challenge, fulfillment and peace. Throughout her life, Crystale has always expressed herself creatively through movement, first as she is a trained dancer and Tae Kwon do master. Professionally, she knew her path lay in serving others. In …

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Coffee + Sugar Scrub
By Lizl Fleury

DIY: Coffee + Sugar Scrub

Wake up and smell the coffee scrub! In honour of Earth Day this past weekend, we got our hands dirty with this peppy scrub. We love DIYs that help us reduce our impact on mother nature and save money. And what’s great about this recipe …

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Jessica Magnan
By Maddie Rodriguez

Yogi Spotlight: Jessica Magnan

Jessica Magnan grew up in the small town of Deep River, Ontario. From an early age, Jessica knew that her path would be one of serving others. After finishing her sociology degree at the University of Ottawa and supporting herself in the restaurant industry, Jessica …

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Yogi in standing split w/Eagle arms
By Maddie Rodriguez

Keeping it Real.

As yogis, we try to see the best in everyone. We practice kindness and compassion. We know the importance of empathy and of being careful not to inflict any unnecessary harm with our words. But we should remember that it is equally important to be …

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