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3 Simple Ways to Breathe with your Kids

3 Simple Ways to Breathe with your Kids

3 Simple Ways to Breathe with your Kids By Dana Chapman  Many teachers find that their entry point into mindfulness is to explore simple practices with their students. Pausing for breath breaks is one easy way to start this exploration, to bring some calm into the space,

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The Power of Connection

The Power of Connection

  “Anxiety is extremely contagious. But so is calm.” ~Harriet Lerner I have spent my professional life working with children as both an elementary school teacher and now as a yoga teacher and yoga therapist. I am constantly amazed at how much my ability to be connected

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Soothing and warm and grounding…

Soothing and warm and grounding…

I recently discovered this recipe for Golden Milk and have found it so helpful on days when I need a little something extra to feel grounded. In Ayurveda, Golden Milk is suggested to reduce “vata” or the moving energy that can make us feel anxious or fearful

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Trust…

Trust…
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Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra

Scroll down for a new Yoga Nidra recording… Also, here is a bit of an explanation about this special practice: Yoga Nidra, also known as Yogic Sleep, is a guided relaxation practice that allows us to connect with the deeper parts of ourself. It moves sequentially through

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Fudgy Multigrain Cookies

Fudgy Multigrain Cookies

  These are my favourite cookies…perfect with a cup of tea! The basic recipe is from Enlightened Eating and I just add any extras that I have around to add extra nutrition. 1 cup oats 1 cup flour (I use brown rice or spelt) 1/2 tsp baking

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The most relaxing song…

The most relaxing song…

I often play this song in my Restorative Yoga classes…and just came across the video on YouTube. If you or your kids have trouble relaxing or falling asleep, try playing this song in the background. If you’re a teacher with a lively classroom that’s hard to settle,

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A Discovery of Witches

This post is just for fun… One of my very favourite things is curling up with a book that I can get totally lost in! I read lots of things for work but it’s never the same as a novel that completely captures my imagination. A Discovery of

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Life-Affirming Warm Nacho Dip

Life-Affirming Warm Nacho Dip

This recipe is from the cookbook, Oh She Glows. It’s become a staple at the cottage and I’ve been meaning to share it since then! Ingredients: For the Sauce: 1 cup raw cashews 1 cup peeled and chopped carrots 2 TBSP nutritional yeast 2 TBSP fresh lemon

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A great cleansing resource…

A great cleansing resource…

One of my favourite cookbooks is Enlightened Eating by Caroline Dupont. She is a local Holistic Nutritionist and has a variety of wonderful offerings. Twice a year she runs a community cleanse. Traditionally it’s been a 7 day juice cleanse but this Fall, she has added a food-based

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