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  • Warmth of the Season – Holiday Pajama Drive Makes News

      Warmth of the season. PJs FOR CHRISTMAS: Creating Space Yoga Studio owner Robyn Bowman shows off some of the pajamas already donated.   ERIC RIEHL / OAKVILLE BEAVER   OK…I took one for the team with this recent photo in the Oakville Beaver. Let’s say the holiday spirit sprang out of me while tossing pj’s into the air! We will continue to collect new pj’s for the Halton Children’s Aid Foundation until Monday, December 19th. Thank you for all of the donations…the pj pile is growing!!!  

  • The Mindfulness Lectures – What People Are Saying

    We have been very fortunate to have Dr. Stéphane Treyvaud join us for the Mindfulness Lectures Series. The feedback has been incredible! Take a look… “I thoroughly enjoyed and deeply appreciated the thought and planning of these lectures. Their intelligence and wisdom was really profound and helped explain a scope of our human development.” “The lectures are wonderful, informative, stimulates growth and creates endless possibilities!” “I feel a deeper appreciation for the complexity of the brain and have a greater desire to understand my behavior, to rewire my brain and to increase my self awareness to foster my health and …

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  • Third Annual Holiday Pajama Drive

    It’s that time of year again when we hunt for cozy pajama’s to give to the children in the care of the Children’s Aid Foundation of Halton. This will be our third year of organizing and developing our Holiday Pajama Drive. We now have the additonal support of Grace Academy of Dance and Performing Arts as an additional drop-off site. We are anticipating that this year will surge beyond previous years so that we are able to reach out to more children who need our help. It started as a tradition at home. Every Christmas Eve, the children would be …

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  • A Chat with Dr. Stéphane Treyvaud

    On a recent sunny Saturday afternoon, I had the pleasure of sitting down for a chat with Dr. Stéphane Treyvaud about his upcoming lecture series at Creating Space Yoga. Dr. Treyvaud is an Oakville-based psychiatrist who treats adults in a private practice, but also runs a Stress Reduction Clinic that teaches Mindfulness Meditation to reduce stress, manage chronic pain, and help prevent disease. He gave a series of well-attended lectures last year at CSY and has returned to do another four lectures this term on other aspects of the practice of meditation. Dr. Treyvaud was born and raised in Switzerland, …

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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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