Get Wild this Spring with Wild Exodus

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Wild ExodusAre you ready to get out into the wild this spring to experience some BIG adventure, BIG lakes, BIG rivers, BIG falls, and the BIG outdoors? Now that blue skies, sunny days, and warm weather have finally arrived, it is time to get wild this season with Wild Exodus. Wild Exodus provides premier adventure travel recreational services to outdoor enthusiasts who are ready to take part in diverse wilderness expeditions to “experience nature as it is meant to be”. Whether you are interested in boating on Lake Kenogamissi, hiking to High Falls, feasting on handcrafted wild delicacies, visiting a trapper’s cabin with the trapper himself in the Boreal Forest, touring the northern bush trails on an ATV, camping at Wawaitin Holiday Park, glamping in style, or all-inclusive family holidays, this Canadian outfitter delivers a truly authentic journey. Let Wild Exodus put together the best of what they have to offer in a jam-packed outing in Northeastern Ontario’s natural environment! Continue reading

When one Door Closes, Another Door Opens: Toronto

 

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My farewell gifts

As my time in the north comes to an end, I am starting a new chapter with my husband Corey with my MOVE TO TORONTO TOMORROW! Toronto will be our new home base for the time being. A new story begins; when one door closes another door opens. Adventure lies ahead (and lots of travel opportunities with Porter Airlines & Porter Escapes). Although I am saddened to leave my new job and amazing friends behind (is it an option to take them with me?), I am READY, OPEN, and EXCITED for what’s to come.

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March Break Activities in Timmins for the Whole Family!

With the winter season coming to an end, I’ve been in a mad rush to accomplish the remainder of my winter wish-list items. Have a look at some of my most recent winter experiences which I checked off my bucket list in Timmins, Ontario in the article I wrote for Northeastern Ontario Tourism: March Break Activities in Timmins for the Whole Family!  What’s left on your winter bucket list?

Tubing at Kamiskotia Snow Resort:
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My First Seacret Mineral Mud Facial

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Step 1- mineral cleansing and toning

Beautiful You Aesthetics by ColleenMarch seems to be the month for rest, reprieve, and replenishing after the long winter season in Northeastern Ontario. I’m slowly coming out of hibernation. I can’t believe it–I’ve nearly survived my first winter in the north! Thanks to good advice from the locals of how to survive the winter and a mighty stock of winter-wear, I’m nearly there. I’ve kept myself busy by sampling the best in area from yoga, outdoor sports, and winter adventures, to warm spa experiences. I don’t think I would have made it through the winter season without a balance of outdoor expeditions and relaxing indoor activities to follow. I needed something to sooth my cool body and frost bitten skin after being outside for hours on end. With spring in sight, I’m looking forward to more sunny days, blue skies, and the end of winter. I can’t thank Colleen of Beautiful You Aesthetics enough for treating me to my first Seacret mineral mud facial. Surely the minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, essential oils, and natural ingredients derived from the Dead Sea will awaken and rejuvenate my deprived skin and prepare it for what’s to come. “Spring is a time to find out where you are, who you are, and move toward where you are going” – Penelope Trunk. Thank you Colleen for helping me peel the layers back so to speak and preparing my soul for new beginnings and unknown journeys.

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Contest: Win a Private Yoga Party for You and 7 of your Friends

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JustNatural Holistic SpaCONTEST 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

Help me Reach 1000 Followers on Instagram

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I’ve almost reached 1000 followers on my Turquoise Compass‘ Instagram account! Help me reach my next benchmark! Thank you so much for your support, readership, and online fellowship! See you there!
Jessica,
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Contest: FREE One-on-One Vinyasa Yoga Session

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CONTEST TIME: Enter to win a FREE 60 min one-on-one vinyasa yoga session with yours truly at JustNatural Holistic Spa, valued at $50.00.

To enter, it’s as simple as 1, 2, 3:

1- “Like” Turquoise Compass‘ Facebook page (if you haven’t already) from your personal account.

2- “Like” and “Share” the pinned Facebook post from Turquoise Compass’ page (not your friend’s page) to your personal page, along with the contest entry details.

3-Comment on the pinned Facebook post that you have “liked and shared”.

***For additional entries: Follow Turquoise Compass on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Extra entry for each social media follow.

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Packing my Car, Hitting the Open Road, and Saying Yes to Life: Landing in Northern Ontario

Northern OntarioNorthern OntarioLife is too short not live the way you want. After my wedding, I decided to move to northern Ontario for the time being to be with my husband. Just another adventure! I’ve lived in a handful of places, been to over 30 countries, backpacked my way around the world–why not add another experience to the list? Corey has been based in the north working as a commercial pilot for Thunder Airlines for two years. We figured it was high time we were both in the same city for longer than a few days at a time. For nearly two years, we commuted back and forth from wherever we were to be together. Whether it was me flying back from Australia or another continent during my around-the-world travels or him flying to the east coast when I went back to work, we both added miles to our log book. Distance makes the heart grow fonder which is so true, but we’re so much better together. Our wedding marked a good excuse for us to be based in the same city. After one of my best childhood friends passed away in May it was then when I realized just how short life is and that I should always follow my heart. I’m committed to saying ‘yes’ to life and taking as many leaps of faith as it takes to make my dreams come true. Continue reading

Yoga Services

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Certified Yoga TeacherWhy practice yoga with Jessica?

Are you new to yoga? Curious about the benefits of yoga? Want to deepen your yoga practice? Want to practice in a small class? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then yoga with Jessica is perfect for you! Get the one-on-one attention you so desire, while learning about the traditional practice of yoga! Jessica specializes in teaching small group and one-on-one yoga classes for the whole family. Her all-levels beginner friendly yoga classes focus on: yoga for all, yoga fundamentals, deepening your yoga practice, connecting movement to breath, the benefits of Vinyasa yoga, the traditional practice of yoga, and renewing & transforming the mind, body, and spirit.


Fall 2020 Schedule (September 1 – November 30): 

  • Due to COVID19, to keep you and your family safe and ours, classes are currently being taught virtually via Zoom. To sign up for a class, e-mail Jessica at turquoisecompass@gmail.com with the date and time of your class choice to get access to the Zoom link. Each class costs $15CAD, taxes included.
  • Be on the look out for pop-up yoga classes at local Halifax area yoga studios and fitness centers

Regular Schedule:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 10am-11am – Mom & Baby Yoga
Saturday- 10am-11am – Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga
Sunday 10am-11am – Stroller Yoga

Jessica’s Training:

Breathing Space Yoga Studio-200hr Yoga Teacher Training – Breathing Space Yoga Studio
-200hr Yoga in Schools Teacher Training – Breathing Space Yoga Studio
-60 hour Female Centered Yoga Teacher Training- Mind Body Spirit Yoga Academy
-500hr advanced Yoga Teacher Training – Canadian Yoga Alliance (Yin & Restorative, Prenatal, Yoga for Women)

Canadian Yoga Alliance-Canadian Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher
-Canadian Yoga Alliance Insured yoga teacher: Hub International
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Style Offerings:

Vinyasa yoga
Yin yoga
Restorative yoga
Family yoga
Kids yoga
Tweens & Teens yoga
Yoga for special populations
Yoga in Schools
Female centered yoga
Seminars & workshops
Prenatal & postnatal yoga

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Jessica’s Services:

Yoga classes (studio & non-studio classes)

Private one-on-one yoga sessions

Private group yoga sessions

Corporate yoga classes

Yoga Events & Parties

Yoga & Doula services

Workshops

Retreats


Visit my online yoga profile with the Canadian Yoga Alliance here to view my credentials.


Contact Jessica for a customized quote and to book your session!

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Jessica is currently located in the Halifax Regional Municipality
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Expanded Roots and Renovated: JustNatural Holistic Spa

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JustNatural Holistic SpaJustNatural Holistic Spa has expanded and has a brand new location in downtown Timmins! The first time I visited Chrislynn at JustNatural Holistic Spa  in the winter of 2014, I sampled the best of what the at-home spa had to offer; I partook in a sensory journey which included: a warm foot soak treatment, leg scrub, a full facial, back massage, and body scrub, mask, and wrap. With Chrislynn’s one-on-one spa care and unique personal touches, my hyperactive and busy-body soul was quickly soothed in the serene and tranquil environment. My second visit to JustNatural Holistic Spa was recently this summer when I had the opportunity to see the spa in its full glory after its recent renovations at its new location. Chrislynn graciously took the time out of her day to give me a tour of the new facility. From the moment I walked into the spa I felt as if I was transported to a modern urban spa in a big city abroad. The vaulted ceilings, natural wood frames, modern décor, and down to earth accents make the spa one of kind in the northern region. It wasn’t long before I found myself in the spa boutique sampling products and making myself right at home. I can’t wait to try out one of their uniquely designed services.

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