After just finishing my first weekend of my Yoga Teacher Training (YTT), I am left feeling empowered, inspired, and enlightened. I’m excited to know what’s going to happen next; I can’t wait for my next training weekend. It’s with great joy and passion (maybe a little nervousness too) that I get to share my journey with you. It wasn’t long ago when I was traveling around the world full time dabbling in yoga and realizing with each new destination that I visited, that I was falling more and more in love with practicing yoga. It’s something I can do anywhere. Since returning to eastern Canada, I decided that I would pursue this newfound passion at home. Practicing yoga connects me to the places I recently visited and helps me to visualize the places in my mind and transport me there, as if I haven’t left. With practicing yoga regularly (I’m up to practicing 5-6 days a week) I’m faced with the challenge of finding a yoga mat that will support the various styles of yoga classes I attend. My sea green Kharma Khare Hybrid Bliss yoga mat is uniquely two yoga mats in one, which allows me to have an all-in-one yoga mat perfect for any style and practice. Continue reading
Advice from an Expert:
With the lead up to my Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) starting this weekend, I couldn’t help but talk to an expert, Beth Dobson, from Bodywise Yoga Studio to get some advice. As a formal yoga instructor of 8 years (Beth’s been teaching for 10 years!) and having gone through the exact same YTT program I’m about to begin from Breathing Space Yoga Studio, I knew Beth would be the perfect person to talk to. I’ve been assured that my emotions, which are running wild, are completely normal. I’m anxious, nervous, and excited to begin my Yoga Teacher Training journey. Continue reading
LiteGear is currently offering Turquoise Compass readers 25% off all online purchases from their retail site. Do you have any trips planned on your 2015 bucket list? With the launch of new products it’s the perfect time to shop, especially if you are looking for some versatile turquoise (their “mallard green”) travel bags, gear, and accessories for those dream vacations. I fell in love with their handy City Tote from the moment I tried it on my trip to Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba.
Here are my top favorite and fun pins on Pinterest which I posted last month: Continue reading
After the east coast of Canada just got hammered with yet again another winter blizzard, I couldn’t be dreaming more of summer than I am now. It’s storms like this that make me long for warm temperatures, sunny skies, hot sand between my toes, and a turquoise beach. Naturally, I’m a summer baby. That’s just the way it is. I can handle winter to an extent (not 6 months of it), but this winter is just giving me the blues. It’s one winter storm after another this year. Apparently, last year was worse, but I was lucky enough to be in Australia at that time. If only I could transport myself there now. I can say that this winter is the worst I’ve ever experienced since moving to New Brunswick. I wasn’t made for winters–just beaches! However, with that being said, I believe in living life the fullest. So I am living in the moment and embracing the snow as best I can. Snow banks and all. If I can’t climb mountains, I’ll just climb snow banks instead. Continue reading