Calm the Chaos


Fall is in the air – finally! I love all the ‘feels’ of Fall! The cool crisp, clean air; the smell of the ruby coloured leaves bustling with each step… pumpkin spice lattes!

Even though it feels as Fall has just begun, we are quickly entering the twilight zone of ‘the holidays!’

As we all know, along with all the commitments, cocktails and carols can come stress and fatigue. Stress can manifest as aches and pains, prevent you from sleeping through the night, and dampen your spirits during the holidays (nobody wants another SCROOGE!)

Self-care and taking time for YOU is especially important at this chaotic time of year. The holidays are not just about presents it’s about BEING PRESENT and spending quality time with friends and family.

Here are just a couple practices you might consider this year to help calm the chaos!

1. Set a Morning Ritual: It doesn’t have to be anything fancy or take hours on end! Even a short 10 minutes each morning can allow yourself to ground and set a positive intention for the day. Take a few minutes to steady the breath and calm the mind. Visualize the kind of day you want to have, allowing your mind to resonate with your goals.

2. Bust a Move: This works any time of the day. Dancing is a great stress reliever and also has been proven to help decrease depression and anxiety. When was the last time you had a solo dance party?! I just found out that dancing has actually been found to do even a better job of relieving stress than meditation! Who knew! So what are you waiting for… put on your favourite jam and bust a move! I guarantee you’ll be smiling in no time!

3. Rock Out: Try lifting your mood by listening to tunes that put you in a happy place. The perfect songs for this are about 60 beats per minute (Bob Marley always does the trick for me). Close your eyes, stay conscious of your listening, and feel as your breathing and heart rate begins to slow and a sense of calm comes over you.

4. Look to Nature: Try some moving meditation by heading outdoors for a short walking break with your senses set to receive. Pay attention to anything you hear. Listen completely—the barking of a dog, the rattle of a truck, the wind in the leaves. Allow these sights and sounds to penetrate you, and you’ll begin to experience true inner peace.

5. Hit your Mat: I’ve saved my absolute favourite for last – okay I might be a little bit biased however, Yoga is a perfect stress relief. It’s designed to help calm our nervous system and generally, us yoginis tend to see the world in a more loving, peaceful way after class.

As we enter into the holiday season, let’s do with peace, love and ease!

If you’re looking for your calm, our November registration is open for all pre-registered classes and I really feel we’ve got a little somethin’ somethin’ for everyone on our November roster! Classes start the week of November 6th until December 22 and run for 7 weeks.

Here’s what’s up!

→ Prenatal yoga: Mondays 7:00pm, Tuesday 6:00pm, Wednesdays 7:00pm and Thursdays 11:15am

→ Mom and baby yoga: Tuesday and Thursday at 1:00pm

→ Babywearing Boogie: Wednesdays at 10am

→ Angela's Maxx Class: Mondays at 5:30pm

→ Let's be Gentle Yoga: Thursdays at 9:30am

→ Mom & Tot Pilates: Wednesdays at 11:15am

→ Pilates: Adult Class: Tuesdays 7:45pm

Register for all classes here or feel free to message me on Facebook or email me with any questions!

With light and Love,