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Swirling In The Actions Of Nudging, Pushing and Forcing

Sep 10th, 2013 Yoga 1 min read

My Yoga Teacher Training begins in exactly two days and a mere five hours ago, I was freaking my brains out. I felt completely uninspired, unmotivated, and sluggish. I flowed through a Vinyasa class this morning without a clear intention nor was my heart completely present on my mat. An hour passed and I was still somewhere else — high up in the clouds. So…

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New Beginnings: Mind, Body And Soul

Aug 26th, 2013 Yoga 2 min read

In 2008, I took my first yoga class at Semperviva in Vancouver. During my first few classes, I remember thinking that the yoga teacher track would be an exciting one to embark on. Prior to my stint on the cruise ship, I decided that upon returning home to Toronto, I’d do two things: 1) Get a tattoo 2) Do my yoga teacher training. Both are…

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6 Years: Welcome and Goodbye

Jul 15th, 2013 Travel, Yoga 3 min read

It has been a struggle over the past two and half years as I tried to navigate through the marketing and communication jungle. In 2010, I graduated from university with a hopeful heart and a willingness to utilize every ounce of my energy to find a job in this highly competitive industry. A year after graduation, I made the huge move from Vancouver to Toronto,…

Flags of the world at the UN Secretariat Building.

Do We Need To Be Known To Be Seen?

Jun 22nd, 2013 Travel, Yoga 3 min read

“Haze puts Singapore on map, millions surprised to find it there” – Business Times Singapore This article amused me, to know how some in the world view Singapore. However, it was the comments in this forum that cracked me up. As I was preparing lunch, a thought came to me. It has been six years since I left Singapore for Canada. People have always been…

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Love The World — The Green Way

Jun 18th, 2013 Travel, Vegetarianism, Yoga 4 min read

Last year, I wrote about my choice to be a vegetarian (rightfully a pescatarian back then), and how I crossed over to the green side. Recently, about two months ago, I fully committed myself to being a full-pledged vegetarian — and there goes my love for sushi, sashimi, and shellfish. Why would I do this? To be honest, I watched this video two months after…

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Being a Mindful Cyclist In An Urban City

Jun 6th, 2013 Travel, Yoga 4 min read

I rode my bicycle to attend Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong‘s talk on Meditation and Modern Buddhism yesterday, and parked it on the sidewalk. The main idea Gen-la had for us was: Take control of your mind, and she left us with the parting message to think about how others are important and their happiness matters. As I walked out of the centre, charged with energy to…

Let's take a walk on Hope Street.

Rainbows, Storms, and Sunshine.

May 30th, 2013 Social Good, Yoga 3 min read

The title to this post probably doesn’t make any sense. But let me explain. I woke up today to a horrible email from my bank: I went over my credit card budget this month which doesn’t help my depleting bank account. Needless to say, I was bummed out and completely uninspired. Frustrated, I picked up my spatula and whisk, and baked away in the kitchen….

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Smiling Through Giving

May 21st, 2013 Social Good, Yoga 3 min read

A week ago, Alex Conde invited me to partake in his #CupcakeWednesday event. When we first met at a Christmas event last year, I was intrigued when he told me of this special day he created. A month ago, when he placed an order from cheryltanbakes.com for two dozen cupcakes, I asked if he’d like to donate to my Yogini Yogathon – Because I Am…

A picnic at Trinity Bellwoods Park — Toronto, Canada

Experiencing Solitude Through Travel

May 19th, 2013 Travel, Yoga 3 min read

Summer’s officially here. To celebrate the first day of sunshine and warm weather, I rode out to the park with a mason jar of wine and snacks. Armed with only my knitting and Kobo, I was determined to make the most out of this day. I found a grassy patch that overlooked the dog park. Though there was a pathway nearby, the way I set…

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I Was Fired From My Job On The Cruiseship

Apr 24th, 2013 Travel, Yoga 13 min read

Yes, I was fired from my position as a Cupcake Supervisor on board the Royal Caribbean International last year. On April 12th, 2012, I boarded the Legend of the Seas with wide-opened eyes, and with absolutely no idea what I was in for. After a month into the role, I was ready to boot. Life started off great. Being the only Cupcake girl onboard, dressed…

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Idolatry, Yoga and Life (Part 2)

Apr 3rd, 2013 Yoga 4 min read

Since my last post on “Idolatry, Yoga and Life (Part 1)“, I felt there was much more to that topic that I didn’t address. Hence, I’m writing a second part to it. When a new yoga student walks into a class and does his/her first practice, a certain kind of connection might emerge. Perhaps it was the teacher or practice itself, but this new student…

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Idolatry, Yoga and Life (Part 1)

Mar 25th, 2013 Yoga 3 min read

Idolatry is an interesting phenomenon. Since last weekend’s Yoga Conference in Toronto, I went home feeling weird. Today, Waylon Lewis wrote about his opinion of the conference, and how people shouldn’t simply idolize the ‘superstar’ yoga teachers but to find their own path in life. (Read the post here) So why was I feeling weird? In the past year, since I started walking the path…