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 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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Photo of Claudia Gutierrez
By Maddie Rodriguez

Yogi Spotlight: Claudia Gutierrez

If you practice at Elevate, chances are, you’re familiar with the work of artist Claudia Gutierrez. If, like so many of us, you’ve taken a moment during a savasana to appreciate the lush, captivating texture of the moon illustration adorning the wall of the practice …

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Yogi in Pigeon pose
By Maddie Rodriguez

Embracing Change.

It seems spring has (finally!) arrived and the change in season is an opportunity to think about change in our lives. Spring is a time of change. A change in the weather, a change in the light—its quality and duration—and a change in the pace …

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Image of a fruit and veggie platter
By Lizl Fleury

Recipe: Roasted Beet Hummus

Spring is finally here (woohoo!) and we’re taking our fav fruits and veggies out for a platter party to celebrate the new season! But first, pink hummus. Say whaaat? Oh yes! We’ve added roasted beets to the mix and if you’re not much of a …

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Photo of Maddie Rodriguez
By Maddie Rodriguez

Yogi Spotlight: Maddie Rodriguez

Born in Toronto, Maddie has lived in several cities across Ontario, as well as in Victoria, BC and briefly in London, England. Maddie is an avid reader and writer with a BA and MA in English literature. She works as a full-time communications and research …

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