Movement, Nature

A Different View

I will miss this one. I’m noticing every single walk in nature leaves us slightly different.   Senses are sharpened. Unblunted. Restful. Awake. Alert. A bit more quiet. A bit more brave.   Closer to.. our Self?   Hard to put it in words. It feels important. Picture taken on a gorgeous walk near the… Read More A Different View

Books, Movement

Braving The Wilderness

Stop scouring people’s faces for evidence that you’re not enough. You will always find it because you’ve made that your goal. True belonging and self-worth are not goods; we don’t negotiate their value with the world. The truth about who we are lives in our hearts. Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown

Movement, Strength

Exploring New Heights

Today‘s workout includes a new addition: Jump height training using yoga blocks. Whoop! Very simple, but highly(har) effective. Stack ‘em up Jump over sideways (lift the knees rather than heels) Land safely Jump back Try a few reps like this, and if it works: re-stack the blocks to add height. Repeat until you find your… Read More Exploring New Heights

Inspiration, Movement

A Clean Slate

This is my whiteboard for September. For now. After a summer filled with plans, meetings, ideas, training, practice, writing, workouts, learning, classes, preparations, events and activities.. I feel it’s time for a bit of space.   Just time.   Just space.   I have promised myself to keep this board empty until I return. Let‘s… Read More A Clean Slate

Flexibility, Movement

Feel-Good Parkour

A list of the ‘feel-good’ parkour exercises we did to kick off this summer’s MoveSpiration event. Station 1 – Yoga Blocks 1: Calf raises and drops 2: 1-Hip raises, drops and circles 3: Turnout/in (on 2 blocks) Station 2 – Stacey Straps 1: Ankle mobility/stability 2: Lying-down butterfly 3: Freestyle strap stretch Station 3 – YTU Balls… Read More Feel-Good Parkour

Flexibility

Stacey Nemour’s Beginners Ultimate Flexibility Makeover Guide – Part 4

This is a placeholder for part 4 of a series on Stacey Nemours  fantastic Beginner’s Ultimate Flexibility Makeover Guide online course package. Check out the previous posts of series below (will be extended in the coming weeks/months!) Stacey Nemour Beginners Ultimate Flexibility – Part 1 Stacey Nemour Beginners Ultimate Flexibility – Part 2 Stacey Nemour… Read More Stacey Nemour’s Beginners Ultimate Flexibility Makeover Guide – Part 4

Dance, Movement

Working with Wings

In the post below I’ll share my tips for dancing with Wings of Isis, one of my favourite bellydance fantasy props. I was introduced to wings by my first teachers, Myriam and Yamila, about 15 years ago. When I saw in a show how magnificent  they could look on a stage, I decided to purchase… Read More Working with Wings