The Yoga Conference Workshops

Another great year trying a multitude of offerings at The Yoga Conference! Some of Toronto’s best teachers + international experts teach and it’s a chance to try out a huge variety of top-notch talent all under 1 roof.

I did a Restorative Yoga Training with Andrea Peloso, which was incredible and taught me so much about the fundamentals of real Restorative Yoga. I’m excited to integrate this training into my Thai Massage treatments. Sometimes even the slightest of changes to a Restorative prop can mean all the difference in turning off the Sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight) and allowing the Parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest) to take over, allowing for true healing inside the body.

I also took Ashley Turner’s Cord Cutting + Core Power and Clarity Bartleet’s Kali Yoga classes, which were both amazing, and full of activating tools for releasing unhealthy attachments, and tapping into your boundaries and intuition.

Finally, I had to wrestle myself out of bed to attend legendary teachers Colleen Saidman-Yee and Rodney Yee’s Complete 1 Day Retreat - yes, that means a 6 hour yoga class. And. I did it! They have an incredible flow together as yoga teachers + partners in life and love, and I felt on top of the world after.

Time For a Yoga Retreat

BRB…It’s so important to take time for yourself.

It’s at the tail-end of winter and it’s time I make a sweet escape! Off I go to my happy place, Anamaya Yoga Retreats in Montezuma, Costa Rica for 3 weeks of yoga and sunshine. I will also be visiting the hot springs and volcanoes of La Fortuna, and the rolling waves of Montezuma on my trip. This is my 2nd time going to Costa Rica and I can’t wait to wake up my body from the winter slumber, as we prepare for springtime in Toronto.

I will be away from March 17-April 7th, and I look forward to booking a treatment with you when I’m back.

- Becca

The Curiosities of Fascia

While reading the latest issue of Yoga Journal Magazine (Jan/Feb 2018), I was particularly interested in the article “What You Need to Know About Fascia” by Tom Meyers (page 42 in the magazine).

If, like me, you’re always curious to learn more about the science behind why things like Thai Massage, yoga and stretching feels so good, I highly suggest giving this article a read. Fascia, you are so fascinating! No wonder when on the receiving end, and my clients, are reduced to a dreamy jello-like state after a Thai Massage treatment. Our fascia could not be happier after being stretched. 

- Becca