So #yoganinjas, we have a badasana challenge for you! . A 'too good to be true' challenge. . It's simple, pick up a Yoga Blackout bingo card and get to work. . This bingo card contains 9 tasks. Your goal is to complete these tasks between October 15th - 31st. . Participation is $33 (or free with unlimited membership). Once you pay you are all set to go with unlimited yoga for all regular classes during the challenge. . Yup... that's it, no catch. Just pay $33 for as much yoga as you want during those 17 days. Crazy right?! . And of course you have a chance to win stuff! Complete all 9 tasks to get: - $55 off your first month of any membership - 1 free workshop of choice - 5 free friend passes - 1 entry into the grand prize draw for 1 free retreat ticket and a $300 WestJet voucher . Sounds like a no brainer! RSVP below with a big YES! Passes go on sale on October 15th, register in studio or online, pick up your bingo card and go! . www.purelivingyoga.com/pricing-packages/
This little man is Cai! He belongs to our very own @jessegodinmovement and @sian_godin! This group of humans truly represent the family aspect of Pure Living Yoga. The fall season has brought some amazing things to the studio and family is one of them. We are so excited for November as we have Family Yoga, Kids Yoga, Pregnancy Yoga and Mom & Baby Yoga coming! Stay tuned to our IG stories tomorrow for the details! . #familyyoga #kidsyoga #pregnancyyoga #prenatalyoga #mommyandmeyoga #yqr #yoga #yqryoga #family #yogafamily #thisisyoga #purelivingyoga #thisispureliving #yogainspiration #lululemon
Routine. Sometimes not a very exciting word. Can sound kind of boring. I personally fluctuate back and forth between craving routine or mild chaos.⠀ ⠀ Maybe it's a bit of the grass is always greener 😆⠀ ⠀ I am happily finding my groove now that the gardening season is mostly over with, most of my preserving is done and my yoga schedule is jam packed with awesome and the fall schedule is in full swing.⠀ ⠀ How are you settling in to the changes in season? Are you feeling out of sorts... after all we are in the windy season. Maybe you're resisting the change in temperature and it's got you feeling a little bummed?⠀ ⠀ Perhaps you have been craving this shift in energy and are ramping up to close out the year with a bang? Maybe even getting a start on planning what the next year will bring?⠀ ⠀ If you are feeling like a little support and community will ease this transition.... and maybe a nice toasty warm yoga studio.... to keep away the cold. Join me on the mat each week @purelivingyoga. ⠀ ⠀ Tuesday's 6am Pranayama⠀ Wednesday's 6pm Beginners Vinyasa⠀ 7:15pm Vinyasa⠀ 8:30pm Restorative Yoga⠀ Thursday's 9am Vinyasa⠀ Sunday's 6pm Chair Yoga⠀ ⠀ Starting Oct 7 7:15pm you can catch me teaching the Development Workshop. This is an absolute must if you are feeling like a refresher, just starting out or needing to shake out the cob webs a little from summer. BONUS: You also get an 8 class pass with the 4 sessions to use on any class in studio!⠀ ⠀ Link in Bio to register or shoot me a message!⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #meditation #yoga #yogaforlife #gowithin #practice #dailypractice #soundmeditation #movingmeditation #explore #innerworkingsofyourmind #crazyplace #just start #prairieyogi #yogateacher #yogaeverydamnday #skyoga #yqr #sk #healthymind #wellness #ease #letgo #developmentworkshop #localyqr #yqryoga #yqrsmallbusiness #yqrlocal #growyourpractice #pureliving #thisispureliving⠀ ⠀
It requires strength to surrender and bravery to trust in the moments of the unknown. . If you were thinking this post was about to get philosophical, jokes on you. We are just living in the unknown of how we are going to survive another Sask winter. But I think we found our answer... It’s hot yoga season!!!
So what is one way that we can create heat in our body quickly in our yoga practice?⠀ ⠀ Why sun salutations of course! Sun Salutations A and B are a sequence of postures connected together into a flowing movement that is led by the breath. This is a powerful way to create heat in the body and due to this often something that a yoga class will start with. Both Sun A and Sun B are repeated several times continuing to allow the heat to build the more you move through them.⠀ ⠀ Why would we want to do this?⠀ ⠀ Well as we know (and often feel) our bodies are quite stiff, tight and maybe even sore do to this. This also means that our bodies are not going to move at their most optimal. This means we may move in discomfort and possibly also risk injury due to the body not being ready to move in the ways we ask it. (this apply outside the yoga room as well). So we move through Sun A and Sun B to create heat which interns allows the body to move easier, allows you to go deeper into your ranges of motion and most importantly keeps the body free from injury.⠀ ⠀ Send me a message or drop it below if you have any questions at all.⠀ ⠀ Don't wait to register we are less than a week away. Class starts Sunday Sept 16, 2019 at 6:00pm!!⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #chairyoga #chairyogayqr #healing #healingjourney #yoga #yogaforeveryone #findyourpractice #movementyqr #thisispureliving #mobility #strength #flaxibility #stayyoung #yogaeverydamnday #yogaislife #heal #healyourself #showupforyourself #findyourpractice #practiceyoga #community #connection #support #love #seeyqr #thisisyoga #thelocalyqr #yoganinja #breathitallin #thesweatlife⠀ ⠀ Pure Living Yoga
So what is chair yoga for strength?⠀ ⠀ In this 6 week series we will use our breath as the focal point as we move through a variety of strength building postures. These postures can include seated postures with repetitions or breathing through a longer hold in a posture. It will also include supported standing postures using the chair as our primary support but adding in blocks to bring the chair a little taller or a strap to help elevate a leg or make the arms a little longer. You will be guided in how to use the props to help customize your practice to suit your needs that day.⠀ ⠀ The postures and movements are designed to bring back strength and mobility to the body so that as we age we do not feel as though we are held back from doing the things we love and most importantly living a high quality of life. There are many things we take for granted when we are young that will not be available to us if don't bring a practice like yoga into our life. Things like getting up and down from the floor, dressing ourselves, getting up and off the toilet, carrying a child around and the list goes on.⠀ ⠀ As we know the body, energy and mind are constantly changing and influx. You will learn to breath and move to create ease in your body and intern ease that monkey mind and balance out your energy that day. Through this practice you will gain an intimate awareness of your needs, how they change and how to approach healing and balancing what comes up.⠀ There is no one size fits all approach here and most importantly this is a space free from judgement. You will be supported and encouraged to discover what your own person yoga practice looks like as you move through your journey to healing.⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #chairyoga #chairyogayqr #healing #healingjourney #yoga #yogaforeveryone #findyourpractice #movementyqr #thisispureliving #mobility #strength #flaxibility #stayyoung #yogaeverydamnday #yogaislife #heal #healyourself #showupforyourself #findyourpractice #practiceyoga #community #connection #support #love #seeyqr #thisisyoga #thelocalyqr #yoganinja #breathitallin #thesweatlife⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Pure Living Yoga
Let go of what is gone, be grateful for what remains and look forward to what is coming 👊 #positivity #happy #mindsetquotes #bluesea #view #thisispureliving #liveit #love #momboytime #fabian #endlessblue #sea #beach #meandmyson #viewforview #view #seaview #ibizablues #vacay #ibizawiththebottones #lookingforward #happymoment
FYI I take it personally when you’re out there hating on yourself. And you know why? It’s because I love you. I think you’re a unique, inspiring, strong, kind, hilarious, beautiful, and perfect fucking human being. Done and done. . And when you’re out there being mean to yourself, you’re being mean to someone I love and I take that personally. When you’re calling yourself stupid, ugly, lazy, etc. well I take that personally. . Because if you believe all that about yourself well then you must believe them about me too since I love you so much. So let me tell you, one of us is wrong… and it’s not me, it’s you. . This is my breakup letter to our insecurities. We’re over.
To my seeds of intention, I promise to continue nourishing you for you are my nourishment. I devote myself to your growth and I trust in the time you need to thrive. I am deeply thankful for your uniqueness, inspired by your persistence, and humbled by your strength. I love you. . What intentions are you planting in your life right now? Do you have the patience it takes to care for them? Do you trust the cycles and seasons of growth? Do you believe in them and love yourself enough to keep going? . If these questions scare you... I am right there with you. But I also know that fear is useless. Everyday I remind myself that I cannot be fixed on my fear. So I plant more seeds. I focus on the growth even when nothing seems to be growing. Mindset is powerful and it’s such a humbling process just like gardening. So who is out there gardening the fuck out of their lives? Let’s share our tips and tricks and make the coolest community garden ever! Are you with me?
Grounding down. This is exactly what we have been doing within Pure Living Yoga over the last month. Setting aside space to get clear on our intentions for our year together is crucial in our success as a community and as individuals. We make sure to stop, pause, and ask the right questions. What is our vision? How can we help? What will create growth? And the list goes on. We find that the only way to really expand is to create the space for it. . On top of a regular yoga and meditation practice, we take time off to do plan. We journal our dreams. We talk and communicate with our people. There are so many practices that help us get clear and really create what it is we need as a whole. . What are some practices you have to get ground down and manifest your life? We would love to have you share your practices that keep you moving forward in life. Let us know in the comments!
This is @shay_marie22 ! She is one of our recent teacher training graduates and a face you should get used to seeing! . Shayla has always been a lover of movement, health and wellness. Her first love of movement was found in gymnastics and later cheerleading. Shayla spent a number of years coaching gymnastics and cheerleading before focusing on her education. She finished her kinesiology degree at the University of Regina in 2019. . After Shayla decided to move on from cheerleading she found yoga. Shayla resonates deeply with the heat building aspect of the practice. She loves playing in the upside down. Getting that flipped perspective has so many benefits for the physical body. Aside from all the benefits of being physically active, one of Shayla’s favourite aspects of the practice is how calming this practice has been for her mental health. She often finds yoga to be a great way to burn off stress and clear her mind of all the clutter! Her love of the sweat and the fire fuels her passions and allows her the space she needs to practice the let go. . Catch her for the remainder of August on Saturday’s for $5 Yoga in the Park @ 9:30-10:30am! This class will also be completely free on August 17th! See you there, the registration link is in our bio!
The Sweat Chill Be Retreat is in full swing! It’s been such an incredible journey so far and there is so much more to go. We cannot wait for those who are still coming to join us for a weekend of self love and transformation. Wherever you are, make sure to take some time for you this weekend, you deserve it. . #sweatchillberetreat #thisispureliving #thisisyoga #sweatchillbe #plymethod #yqr #yqryoga #yoga #saskyoga #yogasask #yogacanada #canadayoga #travelsaskatchewan #exploresaskatchewan #yogainspiration #fitspo #yogaeverydamnday #yogaeverywhere
Yogis on a mission! We seriously look like this everywhere we go. Full hands, fuller hearts, and big dang smiles. We are so pumped to take our gear on the road this weekend for Sweat Chill Be in the beautiful Kenosee! If the studio looks bare for a day or two it’s because we are lost underneath it somewhere... and you may have to send help. . #sweatchillbe #travelingyogi #yqr #yqryoga #yogaretreat #saskyoga #thisisyoga #thisispureliving #purelivingyoga #travelsaskatchewan #yqrretreat #saskretreat #yogacanada #canadayoga #lululemon
We will be closed this weekend for some good times at the Sweat Chill Be Yoga Retreat! Regular classes will be cancelled for Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday. Thank you so much for understanding and we can’t wait to see you at the retreat! . #sweatchillbe #yogaretreat #yqr #yqryoga #saskyoga #yogasask #yogi #thisisyoga #thisispureliving #thisispurelivingyoga #dance
Seriously though... how absolutely perfect is this view? Our yoga in the park spot is perfection. You can join us and @_averot this Saturday and Saturday the 27th @ 9:30. Class takes place in the Emerald Park Soccer Field and is $5 for anyone participating. Family and pets are welcome! . #yoga #yqr #yqryoga #thisisyoga #thisispureliving #sweatchillbe #thisispurelivingyoga #purelivingyoga #parkyoga #yogaasana #trianglepose #trikonasana #asana #movementmedicine #movementmeditation #neature
Meet @_averot! She will be guiding us in July’s $5 Karma Class in the Park starting this Saturday @ 9:30am. Here is a little about this mighty bean! . Ashlyn has always been a spirit junkie with a deep connection to Mother Earth. As a very small child, she would frequently be caught dancing around outside, on top of her grandmother’s conversion van or exhaling strongly onto trees — to give them extra carbon dioxide, of course! . Thru the practice of yoga, Ash learned that everything we put into our minds influences the health of our entire body. Which, in turn, has helped Ash heal her fearful perceptions, deepen her spiritual practice + gain the confidence + tools to live her highest purpose. . Along this journey, Ash felt a strong calling to be a guide; to use her gifts to serve others in big + meaningful ways. To lead, to heal + to make an impact in the lives of those around her — awakening others to their higher purpose, as well! . Ash uses her intuitive gifts to transmute low vibrational energy; she gracefully creates a safe space for yogis of all levels, while providing encouragement to grow your own individual practice. Her classes are methodical — well balanced between challenging postures + relaxation. Come practice with Ashlyn if you’re looking to release + renew! . BONUS: Ashlyn is an Airy Aquarius + tender-hearted Selenophile🌚, always ready to talk all things astrology. . Join this blossoming teacher on the mat! Registration link in bio! . #yoga #yqryoga #yqr #yogainspiration #fitspo #yogaeverywhere #yogaeverydamnday #karmayoga #thisisyoga #thisispureliving #movementmedicine #movementmeditation #meditation #sweatchillbe
(3/3) . Also love is actually blind. When you’re more invested in a relationship over invested in your own well being, you will indeed convince yourself that the situation your in is normal when IT’S NOT! Healthy relationships are a very real thing so don’t let your codependency convince you otherwise. You don’t need anyone, even if you love them and they love you, it’s not always enough. Relationships may take work sometimes, but not constantly over and over and over again. It should be good (and I mean really fucking good) 80% of the time, so check yourself. I didn’t really understand this one until I found it and you best bet I will never forget it. . And it’s not your job to fix people. Helping others doesn’t mean that you have to be in the trenches with them. More often than not helping others means helping yourself and holding space for others in pain. In this case it meant getting the fuck out of a bad situation, and letting someone figure it out on their own. As they say on the airplanes “put on your own oxygen mask on first before assisting others”. If we don’t do this then no one stands a chance. . Mainly what I want to share is that shit happens and it’s okay. It doesn’t matter what side of the story you’re on, this is true for everyone. Nothing lasts forever and even the hardest lessons are worth it in the end. Be patient, trust yourself, and love yourself. You’re much too important to let your past decide your future. What you’re going through is something others are going through in some form, which means we get an incredible opportunity to help each other. I would not be where I am without this story and I hope that sharing this story does some good. The duality of life if so incredibly beautiful and this is just me choosing to see that beauty and share it. . (3/3)
(2/3) . What followed seems so unreal now that I am looking back. I have seen people win this fight, lose this fight, and continue to fight. I became someone entirely and different from the person I am now with the values that I have. Not only was I grabbed by the throat during an argument, but I also hit him over the head with a hard object and broke a lot of stuff in rage. I was convinced time and time again that I was “the crazy one” for being upset after incidents like finding used needles in my car and parents basement. I believed the constant lie of “I’m not high” even though I was watching him nod in and out of consciousness at family functions. I was almost killed more than once because he nodded out at the wheel while driving and still got into vehicles with him. I found him passed out and frantically tried to wake him up, I was sure that he had OD’d. This is the short list. The worst part was the pain of witnessing someone I love and was so deeply tied to steal, lie, disappear and suffer through something that no one had any control over. *** To know in hindsight that I chose to let these things happen in my life is gut wrenching. I chose to stay, to be abused and to abuse. One thing I know for sure is that there is no room in this life for guilt or shame if we want to grow. These emotions are absolutely evil and I am still shedding layers upon layers of them. Knowing that this all makes me the strong badass woman I am, remembering that these things don’t define me and how I handle them does keeps me moving forward. So no matter what you’ve been through, fuck shame and fuck the guilt. You are too god damn good for it. . (2/3)
(1/3) . You know what wasn’t in my “privileged white female from suburbia” life plan… seeing my longest childhood friend and first love shoot opiates into his arm for the first time, watching him fall into a deep addiction, and spending two years in an extremely toxic relationship. And you know what else, it happened anyway. *** Now I need you to understand this part before you continue. THERE IS NO JUDGMENT HERE! And if you’re about to have an opinion other than the open mindedness to learn from hardship, I need you to stop now. This is a story and one that isn’t entirely mine. This is my experience and the lessons I learned from loving someone through addiction. These are my takeaways after choosing to spend too much time in an extremely unhealthy relationship. I believe that we all have our vices and drug addiction and codependency are easy ones to pick on especially from the outside. None of this makes anyone a bad person and it sure as hell doesn’t define who we truly are. Love is the moral of the story so let’s lead with it. *** I was 18 and every bit of naive that comes with youth, first loves, and experimenting with drugs. He asked me to be there the first time, to watch as another person tied a tourniquet around his arm and well... Even then I understood that once someone made the decision to do something like that, disapproval wasn’t going to change their mind. So I said yes. I sat in the backseat of a car in front of his parents' house and I watched. I suppose it was the only way I felt like I could support him at the time, I guess I trusted his judgment and his strength to think it wouldn’t turn into a problem, or maybe I was just too stoned to understand what in the fuck was actually going on. I should have left then, but instead that was just the beginning. . (1/3)
The Sweaty Summer Checklist Challenge drops in 3 days! Starting July 1st get your hands on a five class pass for just $55 (or for free if you are a PLY member). Use those five classes towards this checklist for a chance to win a $500+ prize pack. You have from July 1st to August 11th to get and complete as many of these checklists as you can to up your chances. Passes go on a sale July 1st and expire when the challenge ends on August 11th! Come grab your checklists in studio on Monday with all of the nitty gritty details! Good luck #yoganinjas! ——————— #sweatysummer #sweatsesh #sweatchillbe #yqryoga #yoga #yqr #yqrfitness #challenge #yogaeverywhere #yogaeverydamnday #thisisyoga #thisispureliving #yogainspiration #movementmeditation #fitspo
$5 Karma Yoga is happening again tomorrow at 9:30am in the Emerald Park Soccer Feilds (just on Great Plains Rd). This will be your last chance to practice with the amazing Kristen Kish this summer so don’t miss it. Remember this is a family friendly event so bring your kids, dogs, and whatever else. $5 each for everyone participating. See you tomorrow and make sure to double check on our website around 8:30am before class in case Mother Nature has different plans! Link to register in bio! . #yogainthepark #yogaeverywhere #yogaeverydamnday #thisisyoga #thisispureliving #yqr #yqryoga #yoga #thisispurelivingyoga #sweatchillbe #yogainspiration #yogainstructor
I cried nearly all day. And the entire next day. Was I sad? Maybe. Happy? Definitely. Scared? Fuck ya. Hopeful? 100%. Angry? Um, yup. It was as if every emotion I could have was flooding my body and flowing the hell over my walls. A month to myself for myself was the glimpse I needed into the life I desire and now I had a major choice to make. Go back to the usual, or actually do the shit to make it happen. No more hiding. Woof. . I remember saying to my friends that I just wanted to be numb/neutral for a moment. Feeling every emotion all at once was just a bit much and I was tired. It was my last few days on my jungle adventure and I could barely speak to anyone without tears and I was pissed about it. . I realized the lesson quickly. I suppose that’s the cord, my ability to numb is the easy route and the one I opt for. To fall back into my patterns of “addiction” (I hesitate to use this word as it looks different on everyone) was the quickest way not to remember that there was work to be done. I just wanted to enjoy, but the good old universe had something else in mind and it was what I actually needed. Shocker. . After a good cry, I jokingly told @alignpodcast that I was “mad he made me cry and now I had to redo my makeup for my photo shoot”. His response was “that’s because you’re redoing your internal makeup”. Touché right... . Anyway, I took the lesson and taught it immediately as the theme for my yoga class. I spoke to it, embraced it, shared it. I’ve come to see that what I need as a human is often what so many other humans need. When I started to look at “my suffering” as a human suffering, everything changed. As much as a lesson is brought to me, it is brought to others. We are not unique in our experience as people. Uniqueness comes in the way we express and share the experience to help serve the greater good. So yes, I will take redoing my makeup over and over again until I completely embrace this lesson. Who is with me!? . 📸 @jodie_ds @sugacoatit_ 📍 @floretreatcenter 🧘🏼♀️ @authentic_movements . #yogaeverywhere #yqr #yqryoga #thisisyoga #thisispureliving #thisispurelivingyoga #lululemon #yqrlemons #sweat #chill #be #authentic #authenticmovements
And another one! Tomorrow you are spending the day with @lindsay_warne here on IG! Here is a little bit about this flowing garden goddess: . Lindsay’s exploration into yoga started over 10 years ago. Initially it was the strength and flexibility she found in her body that really made her fall in love with the practice. As she explored yoga more she gained a host of tools to help deal with everyday life. This is what really got her hooked. Learning breathing and meditation practices to help with sleep and stress relief to learning to listen to her inner voice and honoring it. The ancient wisdom of yoga and ayurveda is constantly amazing her. The knowledge that we can heal ourselves through our breath, movement and natural foods should be something that is shared with everyone. She has pretty much decided that yoga can cure anything… anyone who talks with her can confirm this to be true. . She has a deep love for pranayama and this is what usually starts out her mornings. The clarity, focus and alertness that it brings can't be beat (even by coffee). When it comes to asana her favourite practice and go to is always an ashtanga based vinyasa flow followed up by a passive yin practice. . Weird fact about her is that she loves loud music with lots of bass. Like the kind that you find at a music festival when your standing in front a wall of subs and it literally takes your breath away….mmmm so good. She also love the freedom these festivals allow to be your truest weirdest self which includes any number of crazy costumes and connecting with others humans that aren’t afraid to let their walls down. . Learn more about this girl and her offerings all day Wednesday! . #yogaforeverybody #yogaeverydamnday #pranayama #breath #restorative #yogaeverywhere #yqr #yqryoga #yqryogi #thisisyoga #thisispureliving #eatsleepyogarepeat #saskyoga #yogacanada #sweatchillbe #sweatchillberetreat