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  • Self-Care Ideas for August

    Summer is coming to a close this month, so now is the time to take the opportunity to feed your self and your soul with all those things that you love about summer.  Living in Canada, we crave these summer months that are filled with sunshine, warmth, and longer days.  We need to immerse ourselves in the outdoors this August, not only to enjoy for today but to soak it in so that it is on “reserve” during the longer darker months of winter. 😉 Get outside and enjoy it!   Here are a few self-care ideas to add to …

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  • Exploring Sun Salutations

    Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar) originated as a series of prostrations to the sun.  Traditionally is was practiced at dawn facing the sun as a way of welcoming the new day.  This is still a lovely practice in our modern-day life.   This sequence is a vinyasa flow linking the breath with a continuous flow of motion.  As a result, practicing Sun Salutations can be physically challenging and also a cardiovascular workout (depending on the intensity of which you choose to practice) or a lovely slow and meditative flow.   Sun Salutations can be practiced ay time and with any frequency.  …

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  • Self-Care Ideas for July

    We all know that a self-care practice is something that we should incorporate into our everyday living.  But too often than not, our own personal care comes at the expense of taking care of others.  Often it just doesn’t occur to us to do something nice for ourselves or we simply don’t know what to do. We would like to help our CSY Community by sharing ideas each month to establish a self-care routine as a welcoming and cherished practice.  Try adding a few of these ideas into your day. Here are some self-care ideas for July. plan an adventure (something …

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  • When Yoga Studios Open Up – What Can We Expect?

    When we closed in March, I had no idea that we would still not be open this summer!  For months, we have been anticipating the re-opening of businesses across Canada.   I think it is safe to say, most of us are relieved to see the slow opening across Ontario (especially of hair salons) but, we have yet to hear any news of the re-opening of yoga studios and gyms.   Lately, I have been immersed in many groups online of fellow yoga studio owners and yoga teachers across the world.  It has been interesting to see how and if …

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  • 10 Benefits Of Online Yoga

    Now that we have settled into this new COVID reality, and we begin to understand that this will be with us for quite some time, we have slowly learned to adjust the way we do things.  From working at home, shopping with masks, and even keeping a distance from friends and family.  We have made new routines that fit into this unusual time and this includes our wellness routines.   Many of us were reluctant to embrace the switch to an online yoga practice; including me.  (You can read more about my thoughts in this blog post).  But as each …

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  • Distinguishing Between Tension & Relaxation

    Have you ever experienced a time of your life when things were just ok?  You got through your days with relative normalcy.  You had times of stress, pain, fatigue, and feelings of being “down”.  But yet, things were not so bad that you were restricted from doing the things you wanted to do; or worse, you needed help.  Maybe this way of being was “normal” for you. And then, you tried something new and you were shocked that such a small change could elicit such a huge shift in the way you felt day to day.  If that small change …

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  • My Thoughts On Moving To Online Yoga Classes

    This will be a time in our lives that we will never forget. After 13 years, Creating Space Yoga Studio temporarily closed its doors on March 15, 2020, due to the Covid-19 global pandemic. At the time of the closure, we were four weeks away from finishing our winter 2020 session. As I announced that we were closing for COVID, I assumed that we would be open again for the start of the spring session, just after Easter. Today is May 31st and we are still not permitted to open our doors. Unfortunately, we have no idea when we will …

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  • How To Settle Into A Home Practice

    Creating and establishing a home practice can be challenging for some students even in the easiest of times.  However, a beautiful and liberating aspect of our yoga and meditation practices is that they are completely accessible.  Meaning, our practice will meet us where we are, when we are ready and as long as we continue to explore.  Sometimes it is not possible to make it to a yoga studio for a class.  And lately, we have been confined to our homes as we all practice social distancing.  Some of us have found that this distance has forced us to create …

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  • Enjoy A Movement Break Away From Your Computer

    Have you been spending long hours sitting at a desk or hunched over a screen?  If so, you have probably noticed that over time your muscles feel stiff, your joints ache and your neck and shoulders become filled with tension. Your body is communicating to you through sensation! It may be time to take a short movement break to break the cycle.  There are many ways to incorporate movement into your workday.  Simple standing up and walking around in short spurts gets the blood flowing and creates a better balance.  A simple yoga practice is another easy addition to your workday.  Try …

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  • Are you new to Creating Space Yoga Studio? Here is what you can expect.

    Welcome!  We appreciate our CSY Community so deeply and we hope that you will find our studio a warm and inviting place to practice.   It does not go unnoticed that it takes some bravery to take that first step into a new yoga studio.  There are a lot of misconceptions about what a yoga studio and practice should look like and we appreciate that you are taking the time to explore one on your own. Here is what you can expect from us. Our studio is located in South East Oakville on 594 Chartwell Road.  We are south of …

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