Breathe Light: A Free Yoga & Meditation Experience

Breathe Light: A Free Yoga & Meditation Experience

We were incredibly excited to hold our first event on Sunday January 5th. Breath light: A yoga & meditation experience. Guests were invited to slow down, recuperate from the busyness of the holiday season and begin to plant seeds of intention for the months ahead. Ashima Suri and Alexia led this lovely free event, hosted at Toronto Yoga Mamas on Queen St E.

We want to thank everyone who attended, and we cannot wait to create our next beautiful SURI experience.

This event was free but we are accepting donations on behalf of WE Charity, an organization that provides resources to empower youth and families across the globe. Click here to make a donation.

Experience the event in picture below:

How to care for yourself as the new year begins 2020

How to care for yourself as the new year begins - 2020

I recently ran some polls on social media to see how people were feeling as 2020 kicked off. I received answers that ranged from being anxious to feeling excited. I asked if self-care was a priority or on the back burner during this season, and most said that it can be non-existent. Insert 
Stress levels can be at an all time high during this time of year. The pressures from family, or feeling ‘happy’ all the time or economic / social burdens, can weigh heavy on many.
Self-care of any kind can also feel like a lot. When we think of self-care, we tend to think on a larger scale. The 1 hour of yoga, a massage, a half-day retreat — all very good methods of feeling good but not always doable – right away. Short & sweet steps of giving yourself space to just breathe and unwind is a perfect goal in a busy time. Just 5 minutes of time for yourself, to relax & to restore can be the fuel you need to re-energize you. Each small step you take in allowing self-care in your life will lead you to the larger goals of taking class or going on a retreat.
As a busy mom myself, self-care is a definite priority. But even as a priority, taking care of my wellbeing can look very different each day. Sometimes I can take that class. And other times I just need a quick walk outside for some air. Or to drink that warm cup of tea to myself or a moment to just breathe and just be in solitude. Just removing the noise and distractions can be considered self-care.
So lovely – as we recalibrate our lives and move into the busy-ness that is the new year, find a little space for yourself to feel at peace and remember, you are important. 
A few self-care tips for the new year:

  • Take 10 conscious breathes
  • Write a love note to yourself
  • Turn of phones for the night
  • Read one inspiring page of your favourite book
  • Take a walk in nature
  • Lie in child’s pose or do legs up the wall
  • Drink your favourite warm beverage
  • Start a gratitude journal
  • Let go of 2 things that may weigh heavy on you
  • Take a warm bath or shower and release
  • Book a post-holiday massage or class
  • Treat yourself often