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  • Yellow Finch Yoga

      Today was grey. It was cool but humid. The kind of day where you decide not to bring an umbrella and it decides to pour on you, or you bring your umbrella and the rain never seems to arrive. Although the skies were an ashen grey, it was bright at the same time. While driving you needed your sunglasses but your windshield wipers remain on slow delay. A curious kind of day. So there he was with a bright yellow belly and a midnight black crown clinging on to the window screen. Gazing into the yoga studio, his form …

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  • How To Deepen Your Yoga Practice This Summer

    The summer has arrived! Probably the most anticipated and eagerly awaited season, the summer is a time to recharge the internal batteries. My yoga practice usually deepens during the summer months unlike any other time of the year. My senses are more alert and I seem to take more time. It blossoms differently in ways that always surprises me. This is the way I approach my summer yoga practice. Perhaps it speaks to you? Practice outside This is the best part of my summer practice! When I am teaching or practicing at the studio, it is glorious to open up …

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  • Mindful Reading

    We have just completed our four part Mindfulness Lecture Series featuring Dr. Stéphane Treyvaud at Creating Space Yoga Studio. The lectures were a fascinating introduction into the science and practice of mindsight. As a way to continue this discovery of mindfulness, take a look at these reading suggestions. If you missed the first lecture series, don’t worry…we look forward to offering a continuation and extension of these thought provoking lectures this fall and into the winter. Stay tuned for details!   Happy Reading!   Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat Zinn Coming To Our Senses by Jon Kabat-Zinn Wherever You Go, …

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  • Better Bones for Me To We Fundraiser in Local Paper

      Better Bones for Me to We. Instructor Cheryl Smith (centre) leads a class. Michelle Siu / Oakville Beaver Our cherished instructor Cheryl Smith leads a class during a Yoga for Better Bones fundraising class in support of the Me To We Foundation. The goal of our fundraiser was to provide health and school kits for children in Kenya. We would like to thank all of our students who participated, donated funds and built better bones at the same time!  

  • A Note From A Student…

    Hi Robyn, I wanted to give you some feed back about the Friday Restorative Yoga class from last week. It was certainly very relaxing and what a wonderful way to end the week. Nicole was great – she definitely gave a great sense of support & nurturing and it was such a treat to have a blanket wrapped around you for warmth & comfort. A few of us were laughing as we arrived with our mats and our blankets (we felt like we were coming to a PJ party) – so there was a sense of fun too. Initially I …

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  • Giving to others is the most powerful thing we can do for ourselves.

    We give because it feels good. We give so that we can honour those in our lives who we cherish, appreciate and love the most. Sometimes however, it can be overwhelming and the gift giving becomes a chore. Mostly because of our perceived time restraints and also simply because we don’t know what to give. Here is a list of gift suggestions for the special people in your life.   A digital picture frame is a perfect idea for someone who lives far away but longs to see your smiling face. This is a charming book Giraffe and Bird is …

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  • “Making Kids Feel Warm and Fuzzy at Christmas” headlines in the Oakville Beaver on November 24, 2010

    Our studio is making headlines in the local Oakville Beaver Newspaper. Word is spreading about how the Creating Space Yoga Community cares! Read this story in the Oakville Beaver… “Children are getting a warm fuzzy feeling this holiday from Creating Space Yoga Studio and it’s not just from exercise, but pajamas. Once again, Robyn Bowman, owner and director of the studio is hosting her studio’s annual Holiday Pajama Drive for the Halton Children’s Aid Foundation. It’s on now and will continue to accept donations of new pjs until Saturday, Dec. 18. This year, the effort is being joined by Grace …

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  • Holiday Pajama Drive Begins Again

      We are excited to be organizing our 2nd Holiday Pajama Drive for the kids in the care of the Halton Children’s Aid Foundation. The pajama drive began with a Christmas tradition. Every Christmas Eve in our home, the children are excited to open one gift before bed. That gift always contains a fuzzy warm pair of pj’s for their Christmas slumber. We wanted to extend our tradition on to other children in our community who may need our help. Last year our yoga community at Creating Space Yoga Studio collected 65 pairs of warm pj’s for these kids. This …

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  • Mothers on Fire interview with Robyn Bowman, Owner of Creating Space Yoga

    Robyn Bowman is a Mother on Fire! After eight years of being a “stay-at-home-mom” Robyn knew it was time to challenge her mind and “create.” She opened Creating Space Yoga Studio, now in its fourth year of business and leaves her work every day feeling fulfilled. Read her inspiring story of how she turned her passion for yoga into a creative and gratifying venture!

  • Restorative Yoga : The Antidote To Stress

    “The antidote to stress is relaxation. To relax is to rest deeply. This rest is different from sleep. Deep states of sleep include periods of dreaming which increase muscular tension, as well as other physiological signs of tension. Relaxation is a state in which there is no movement, no effort, and the brain is quiet. Common to all stress reduction techniques is putting the body in a comfortable position, with gentle attention directed toward the breath. Do these techniques work? Scientists have researched the effects of relaxation and report measurable benefits, including reduction in muscle tension and improved circulation. Restorative …

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