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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Wheat free cookie recipe and

 Bladderwrack infused arthritis treatment!

Recipes and instructions on my website:

Next up is homemade shampoo!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

A Canadian team of researchers has been given a $157 000 grant to study the use of Dandelion Root to treat cancer. To read more about it:

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Yoga and Hiking Retreat August 2012

Sol Mountain is a backcountry lodge in BC's Monashee Mountains. 
Sol Mountain offers yoga retreats paired with hiking in pristine meadows and alpine peaks. 
Lindsay will be co-hosting another yoga retreat this summer. Details will be following soon!

Get more info about this year's Yoga Retreat at Sol Mountain:

Check out more photos from last year's retreat:

Photos from today's walk in the woods (near Victoria BC)

Shooting Star (Dodecatheon spp.) and Fawn Lily (Erythronium spp.)

Arbutus / Pacific Madrone (Arbutus Menziesii)

Oregon Grape (Mahonia nervosa)

Trillium spp.

Fawn Lily (Erythronium spp.)

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Yoga sessions

Wednesdays 630-730pm starts January 18th 2012
A relaxing class including basic breath and postures to increase strength, flexibility and wellbeing.

Ongoing Yoga Class: FLOW YOGA
Thursdays 7-815pm resumed last week and still open for others to join
A more challenging class for strength and flexibility. Instructions are given for variations of poses for intermediate and advanced students as well as fit beginners.

Drop in $12 or buy a punch card or register for a series of classes.

For more information contact the Burnside Gorge Community Association.
471 Cecelia Rd, Victoria BC

Sunday, October 23, 2011

New Yoga session starts next Thursday

This Thursday October 27th is the end of the current Flow Yoga session at Burnside Gorge Community Centre. The new session starts right away on November 3rd and will end on December 15th.

The class has grown this fall and I have been offering pose options for new and experienced students. It is up to each person to set their pace, and mixed level classes can be a great way to learn about your ego, accept your current state of being and look forward to progressing!

Classes are open to drop in, registration or punch card holders. 
For more info visit: 
Hope to see you on the mat next session!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Giving Thanks

In BC the seasonal change and annual harvest is here. This is a great time to feast and feel grateful for so many things that enrich our lives.

For me the attention on gratitude extends to other days through the year. Each day after meditation or asana I take a moment of appreciation for something in my life. Some days I sit and wait before I shift my perspective and find appreciation, while other days I am flooded with boundless joy and gratitude for everything around me.

While I have enjoyed this daily, others make a birthday list with as many inspirations for gratitude as their age. Some keep journals to look back upon when they feel blue.

   I have enjoyed a few years of this daily practice and wanted to share some of the things that bring me joy..........
warm meadows
the earth and its nourishment
my family (all of them for their open hearts and each of them for the individual teachings they offer)
good, clean food
water (clear, oceans, tears, rivers)
the chance to walk in the forest (the smell of trees & dirt)
the sounds of wind in the trees
teachers I have known, past and present
dear friends
the sun
the chance to see my nephew as a young boy
music (the rhythm, the harmony)
the chance to love and be loved
Cam, my partner
the plants
the fungi
the animals
Loved ones who have passed on
walking the path with plants
the students who share their journeys
time spent in the wilderness
lessons from bear, cougar, moose and deer
songs from loons

What are you grateful for?