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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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  • You Start Where You Are…

    The summer flew by. The speed at which it moved makes me think that I didn’t find the time I needed this summer to be still, to reflect, and to pause. Although busy, it was filled with good times, socializing with good friends, playing with my kids, a long road trip and time spent at the ocean. It was good, but it flew by.

  • A Few Days Of Solitude

    Recently I had the opportunity to spend a few days by myself at a comfy cottage in the woods nestled beside a rustic lake. I know, I know, I am lucky! A few months ago I had a realization that it has been many, many years since I had spent a few days completely alone. When I was 23 and backpacking through Europe, I had a glorious seven days alone in Paris while I awaited the arrival of my boyfriend. SEVEN DAYS ALONE IN PARIS! I can’t even fathom the good fortune of that anymore. Three days alone in the …

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  • in perpetual spring

    in perpetual spring Gardens are also good places to sulk. You pass beds of spiky voodoo lilies and trip over the roots of a sweet gum tree, in search of medieval plants whose leaves, when they drop off turn into birds if they fall on land, and coloured carp if they plop into water. Suddenly the archetypal human desire for peace with every other species wells up in you. The lion and the lamb cuddling up. The snake and the snail, kissing. Even the prick of the thistle, queen of the weeds, revives your secret belief in perpetual spring, your …

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  • Creating Space Yoga In The Oakville Beaver

    Our successful Holiday Pajama Drive for the Halton Children’s Aid Society made the local Oakville Beaver this week. We collected in just a couple of weeks, 65 pairs of pajamas for local children in the care of the Children Aid Society. Thinking of the 65 children who were able to open a pair of new cozy pj’s Christmas morning makes the memories of the holidays even more special. It feels so good to give! Thank you to everyone who contributed!   Here is a link to the Oakville Beaver story and photo.  

  • Creating Space Holiday Pajama Drive

      For the month of December we will be collecting new pajama’s to pass on to the Halton Children’s Aid Society. Consider involving your friends and neighbors and bring along more. All of the pajama’s collected will be passed on to a deserving local child. There is a particular need for youth sizes (ages 12 -18).   Thanks for helping!

  • I Need A Yoga Retreat

    This week I am thinking of my fellow teachers, and students who are all practicing their yoga, enjoying some hiking and feeling a warm breeze on an amazing yoga retreat in Mexico led by Helen Duquette. I, on the other hand, am in Southern Ontario, feeling the temperature drop, raking mounds of leaves, avoiding the flu but thankfully, at the moment I am feeling the warm sun shining through the window as I write. I don’t mean to sound like I am feeling sorry for myself. I am happy for all of them to be there. I am happy to …

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