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Lower Waste Lifestyle

Lower Waste Lifestyle I have recently been looking into how to move towards a zero-waste lifestyle.  While zero-waste living would be incredible, it is not achievable for most, including myself.  So, why not focus on a more realistic alternative, a lower waste lifestyle.  If more people can commit to reducing personal waste, even just a little, everyone will benefit. Wellbeing is not just about keeping ourselves healthy and balanced but…

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Move & Meditate For Mental Health Fundraiser

Move & Meditate for Mental Health Fundraiser During the pandemic, mental health challenges have affected millions, so our Movement Travel community, in partnership with Asana At Home, came together on February 21, 2021 to improve our collective well-being in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association.  With close to 40 movers and meditators from all over North America, we raised $2,870 for this very special cause.   The event began with:…

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HIIT Yoga

High Intensity Interval Training Yoga Stretch, strengthen, and get your sweat on with a yoga inspired HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workout.  Historically, cardio, strength and mobility training were done independently requiring a lot of time being spent in gyms and studios.  HIIT, which combines strength and cardio, is a very efficient way to exercise that taxes both the aerobic and anaerobic energy systems, fires up the metabolism and may…

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Being a Person of Colour

Being a Person of Colour I never gave much thought before to being a person of colour.  I was born in Canada; my parents were born in Canada and even one of my grandparents was born here.  I was fortunate to grow up in a multicultural community where I did not feel like I was much different from other people.  As a child, I remember racial slurs being used towards…

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Spring 2020 Update

Spring 2020 Update "The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance." -  Alan Watts   Hope everyone is staying well.  With this new, temporary way of life, we thought we'd share a few updates and some of our favourite things to do while physical distancing.Unfortunately, we have had to postpone a few retreats until it's safe to travel…

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Bodyweight HIIT Workout

Bodyweight HIIT Workout Looking for a high-intensity, bodyweight workout that you can do at home?  Give the following HIIT workout a try which was created by our co-founder and personal trainer, Lisa Gordon.  All you need is a yoga mat (if you are doing it in bare feet on a slippery surface like a wood floor), towel (or socks), water and your favourite workout music.  Click here to link to…

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5 Simple Vegetarian Recipes

5 Simple Vegetarian Recipes With most practicing physical distancing by staying at home during COVID-19, many of us, out of necessity, or perhaps because we now have more time, have been firing up our culinary skills in the kitchen!  For those looking for simple, healthy and delicious ideas, below are some of my favourite recipes.  Each can easily be adapted to be vegan or include your choice of meat-based protein.…

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Staying Well While Social Distancing

Staying Well While Social Distancing It's a very uncertain and unsettling time for everyone, and it's hard to believe that the entire world is facing some level of isolation right now. While we all distance ourselves from society it is more important then ever that we look after our mental and physical well-being. Below we have listed some recommendations for staying well during social distancing. Keep Moving -  Just because our…

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Intentional Goal Setting

Intentional Goal Setting We recently had the pleasure of hosting an Evening of Yoga and Intentional Goal Setting at RYU in Vancouver with Renew Retreats. The evening began with a 1-hour yoga practice guided by our co-founder, Melanie Yip, where our guests first built a stable foundation and ignited their personal power and self will.  Afterwards, we had short break and enjoyed refreshments provided by Bucha Brew and Conscious Cookie,…

Wellness Trends in 2020 Blog

Wellness Trends in 2020

 Wellness Trends in 2020 The health and wellness industry gained momentum at a rapid pace over the past decade and we don't expect the growth to slow down over the coming decade.  Below are our top 5 predictions for the biggest wellness trends in 2020. 5. Fitness Wearables  With Apple's continued focus on improving the Apple Watch and Google's acquisition of Fitbit we can expect to see huge advances in…