Thinking about taking a Yoga Teacher Training?
In this Q & A recorded LIVE via Facebook I answered all your questions and more about embarking on the yoga teacher training journey with me and Yoga Academy International.
From daily schedule, food options, bringing your yoga mat and who is the training geared for, watch below for a full in-depth and candid conversation about the yoga teacher training adventure.
Thinking about doing Yoga Teacher Training? Join us at Yoga Academy International for a thorough and progressive course. We do yoga teacher trainings multiple times per year in epic locations. All you have to do is show up. We will do the rest. We will make sure that you feel safe, comfortable and well fed during every step of the path toward becoming a certified yoga teacher.
What’s the ultimate swag for your downward facing dog?
Custom-made Yoga-themed dog collars! These aren’t just rad. They aren’t just colourful. These yoga-themed dog collars are not just awesome looking, great quality, cute and unique to your pooch… The ultimate swag for your doggy is also a statement of kindness. In getting some awesome stylings for your pup, you’ll also be helping to save others.
Together with hotdogsalldressed, Tanto (my pooch) and I have created something special for all of the downward facing dogs in the world! ❤️✌🏻 These custom-made dog collars are tried and tested. They are virtually indestructible and great for any weather conditions. Tanto wears his in the ocean, rolling through sand and mud and it still looks pristine.
Earn karma points with your purchase because all profits are going to rescuing puppies in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica! (Where Tanto is from)
I’m so stoked with how these came out and even more excited to start supporting the dog rescue initiatives in the little beach town I love. Get one today for your yoga buddy!! They come in all different colours and sizes!! Click here to check them out!!
AND… in case you’re still scrolling, here are some incredible cute pictures of Tanto. He’s my best friend. He loves yoga. He’s the ultimate yoga dog- but your dog can be too, with the ultimate yoga dog swag. They can wag their tales in their new yoga swag. Swag wags.
Every day purple flowers.
As a child I was enamoured with magical places to be found in the natural world. Imagination was never a favourite game, I was always seeking exquisite landscape. My dreams were of oceans and mountains and floating on top of the clouds amongst rainbows. Escapism was the forest. My earliest memory of being truly happy and at peace was laying in a field of daisies by myself in Maine.
Now I spend much of the year in Costa Rica and I hadn’t gardened since my secret garden. But on the property I rent I was given permission to. So I planted trees, birds of paradise, coconut palms, red leafy things, all scavenged and clipped from the jungle. Everything comes from something and somewhere else, a sort of symbiotic honor system. When I first arrived on this property, it was practically a desert. 1 year later, I live in an enchanting jungle land.
I grew up in the city. I never expected to move to a town with just 1 dirt road. I never thought I’d leave a beautiful apartment in Montreal with a view of the city and expansive closet space for a shipping container on a small mound of dirt. It happened organically, naturally. Slowly and perfectly and I have found home. It has been a year since moving to this space. I’ve drawn pathways and moved rocks, shovelled dirt and planted trees. My blood and sweat have literally poured into this space and sometimes I even cry tears of joy that today, this is my reality.
Inside, I decided I wanted the place to feel light, airy, cozy, almost ethereal. It has little bits of me and love from friends and reminders to stay joyful. The indoor colour scheme would be white and gold. I painted the “live simply” sign to remind myself every day to keep it simple: say less. Be kind. Seek happiness. Look for the good. Have less stuff.
I painted the moon phases because my body here is so in sync with the moon. It was in this place that I truly discovered my connection to femininity, to my sense of being a woman and to how it truly feels to share sacred spaces with other divine ladies. It was here that I also discovered how connected we each are to the natural world and how our bodies ebb and flow with our outside environment.
The big dream catcher was a stunning gift from my friend Madi. She always reminds me to relax, to keep chasing dreams and not to let emotions get the better of me. The little one, from Canada an ode to where I come from. Add some favourite books, twinkly lights, travel scrabble and truly I’ve created my own little haven.
If any of you are planning a trip out here, there’s a similar container on Airbnb that I manage.
I have embraced a far simpler life with many less things but way more nature. I walk on the beach every day as part of my morning ritual. I meditate on rocks and snuggle my dog in the hammock on the porch. I eat beans and rice more days than not.
It’s these little bits that make my space really feel like my home. It didn’t take much, just love and some thought. One thing hasn’t changed though since I was that hopeful 8-year-old, purple is still my favourite. So I planted forget-me-nots all along the path to my house. Every morning they bloom so saturated that it is almost hard to look at them and by afternoon the colour fades slightly and they fall.
The flowers, like so much about life down here, are a reminder of impermanence, an ode to appreciating the here and now. But most importantly, they feel to me like magic because now at home, every day, there are purple flowers.