Over the years, I learned how to truly face my fears to make my dreams come true so to speak and to do it over and over again. Whether the dream was small, big, tangible, or intangible, I taught myself to approach what I was afraid of in different ways and to repeat the process over and over. I had to get to know myself really well to face my fears, take risks, and put myself out there to blindly say “yes!” to life. I experienced new and unexpected places and I was able to accomplish what felt like the impossible. Continue reading
Why was I fasting yesterday?
After being inspired by the founder of Yoga in Schools Canada, Breathing Space Yoga Studios, and MY incredible yoga teacher Jenny Kierstead, I decided to take a day for myself and fast for 18 hours! 18 being significant and representing the number 108, a sacred number in the yoga tradition–the distance between the earth and the sun is apporx 108 times the sun’s diameter, there are said to be 108 energy lines converging to and from the heart, among MANY other significances. Yesterday I reflected, wrote, and observed nature during my fast. I’m called it my FORGIVENESS FAST! Continue reading
June 15th – August 31st!
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Richard’s Memorial Park – 804 Lakeshore Road West
Join us on the Beach
for a Yoga class like no other
No mood setting CDs necessary – this is the real thing. In this vinyasa style class, we will move through poses and connect with our breath – being nourished by mother nature herself. Enjoy the tranquillity and peacefulness of the near by beach. Take a deep breath and enjoy the fresh air.
Youth Yoga- Breath, Stretch, Move
About the classes: Join me for an all levels vinyasa yoga class to learn about the benefits of vinyasa yoga. Vinyasa yoga links body movement to the breath, uses the breath to move from one posture to the next, and teaches you how to set an intention for one’s personal yoga practice and how to take the necessary steps toward reaching that goal.
What we do: Each class is different and will teach students about different yoga fundamentals such as: common vinyasa yoga poses and sequences, controlled breath practice, balance, strength and power, endurance, core work, lengthening and stretching, and intention setting. Let my yoga classes help you clam the mind, relax the body, and inspire the soul. Continue reading
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Turquoise Compass is a lifestyle and travel blog devoted to living life to the fullest, dreaming a new dream, traveling and doing yoga! Who am I? I’m a Maritimer currently living in Toronto, part-time traveler, pilot wife, yogi, yoga teacher, educator, water fanatic, and turquoise lover! Be a part of the journey and follow your compass: live, dream, travel, and do yoga!
Jessica, Turquoise Compass
I’ve spent the last month in a mad dash to accomplish the rest of my winter bucket list items now that the weather has been better before the end of the season. With only a few items left on my northern bucket list, I’m almost there! Top on my list was doing yoga in the snow in Northeastern Ontario. Even in -30 degree Celsius weather, I managed to get out on a blue sky sunny day and do yoga in the snow! Would you do it? Here are 26 of my favourite yoga poses that you can do in the snow, or literally anywhere at anytime. No special equipment required! Where do you yoga?
1. Extended Side Angle Pose- Utthita Parsvakonasana: Continue reading
CONTEST TIME: Enter to win a FREE 60min private vinyasa yoga party tailored to your needs for you and up to 7 of your friends with yours truly at JustNatural Holistic Spa, valued at $85.00. Inside or outside? It’s completely up to you! Focus on flexibility, strengthening, lengthening, balance, warming, or relaxation…it’s your choice. What kind of yoga party do you want? Continue reading