Rise and shine with yin yoga. Demonstrated using one block but you are welcome to use a bolster for added support and a block to adjust its height. 1. Supta Baddha Konasana: place the block lengthwise to support your thoracic spine; allowing your chest and throat to open as the crown of your head touches… Continue reading Sunday Morning Yin Yoga
A couple weeks ago I attended a goal setting workshop by local yoga instructor, Tara Koenig as a fundraiser for her Africa Yoga Project Seva Trip. Check out her gofundme campaign here. Tara explored theories surrounding goal setting and what makes a SMART goal. She drew upon her own goal setting strategies and provided strong examples.… Continue reading 52 Goals in 52 Weeks
It was a friend’s birthday this past weekend and being the outdoorsy type, he chose to celebrate with a night of winter camping in Whiteswan Lake Provincial Park, British Columbia. J and I made it out to the park in good time. It’s about 2-3 hour drive out, but with breathtaking scenery, one can’t… Continue reading Winter Camping in the Rockies
Sitting at a friend’s place a couple of weeks ago, she brought up her aspiration to try a tri. A sprint triathlon, that is. I couldn’t help but be sucked in and decide to join her on that path. After all I do want to so new things this year and this would give me something to work towards.… Continue reading Try A Tri?
HI! Remember me? Yes, I’ve been hiding. I took time away from the online world to be more present in life. It felt good to reconnect. Now I’m back with purpose – to share and hopefully inspire others to be happy, healthy and live life to the fullest. This year started off with a three week… Continue reading Aloha, 2016! Living To The Fullest.
Up and down she goes; A small boat atop sky-high waves Trying to find calm within the turbulence of a wicked storm. 2015 is off to a slow start. I am having a hard time finding motivation and passion for anything other than cooking, curling and small random projects (like cleaning and crafts). (Side note:… Continue reading A Time for Self-Care and Cherishing Every Moment
There is one thing that yoga and the sport of curling have taught me: acceptance and how to let go. However, when it comes to death, both still rank as incredibly challenging. My family found out on Wednesday that a dear friend had passed away suddenly this weekend. He had been a part of our family since I came… Continue reading Remembering Mark Valcour: 1954-2014
Via Ferrata (Italian for “way of iron”, or “road of iron”) routes were first built during the 19th century. During the First World War, the number of via ferrata routes increased within the Dolomite mountain range in Italy to make ease on the soldiering troops. Now with over 1000 locations – mostly in Europe, via ferrata… Continue reading Rock Climbing Via Ferrata on Mount Norquay
To look at Ha Ling Peak from the highway, you do not quite grasp the steep incline of land that one must climb to get to the top. With an elevation gain of about 700-800 meters (depending on who you ask), you stand at an altitude of 2,408 meters (7,898 feet). Ha Ling Peak was… Continue reading Ha Ling Peak featuring a Traveling Lemonade Stand
“A light hike.” She said. Exhausted and elated, 9.5 hours later we arrived at our vehicle parked at the Heart Creek trail, 1 km from the base of Heart Mountain. But let me start from the beginning. Just shy of 12PM, we arrived at the parking lot where a number of cars were parked – their… Continue reading “A light hike.” She said.