Finding a place that feels like home inside of you

How to clear your space with Sage

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I first learnt about using sage to clear my space (or smudging) from a friend, Kim Millar. She described to me a process where she would burn a stick of sage and waft it through all four corners of each room of her house while calling in fresh new energy.  Going to her home always felt like visiting a safe sanctuary (and she had four kids living in the house!).  This simple … [Read more...]

What is Scaravelli Inspired Yoga?

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You may have heard me mention Scaravelli yoga before, or you have looked at the Retreat Yoga & Wellness Studio's timetable and wondered what this type of yoga is.  To answer your questions I have dedicated a blog post explaining my interpretation of this incredible woman’s teachings. Vanda Scaravelli was a concert standard pianist who had two children and tragically … [Read more...]

Prenatal Yoga

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While I was pregnant with my daughter 5 years ago, yoga was one of the things that brought my body comfort from the various aches and pains that emerged.  Through the breath work and meditative part of the practice I was able to prepare my body for the experience of birth and then the months of recovery afterwards.  Things didn't turn out as I had wanted them to with my birth … [Read more...]

Yoga Nidra

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This week I had a bit of an epiphany while cooking dinner, as you do.  I don't know whether I can really call it that, but it was definitely a moment of clarity.  Before I get to the epiphany, I will back track a little. After I finished university, I went backpacking to Australia to make full use of my opportunity of a one year working/holiday visa.  While there, as fate … [Read more...]

The Desire Map – Book Review

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I have millions of books that I want to review on this blog, so the choice of where to begin hasn't been easy.  With the energy of the start of a new academic year and updating my calendar with important school dates, I have found myself reflecting on the goals and aspiration that I want to achieve over the next 10 months and a book review on The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte … [Read more...]