Category: Mindfulness

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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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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,…

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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…

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Yoga Class Types

Yoga Class Types For anyone new to yoga, the different types of yoga classes available may be confusing.  Below are some of the most common types of classes offered.  Please note that the following descriptions are a general guideline as the intensity and style of a class can vary depending on the studio, gym or instructor.   Hatha Today, Hatha usually describes a slower moving practice where poses are held for…

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Unplugging

Unplugging We recently returned from two weeks in Baja California Sur, Mexico.  What was planned as a working holiday quickly became our very own wellness retreat.  It wasn't until we arrived in Mexico that we realized how exhausted and stressed we both felt.       Throughout our vacation, we worked as planned, but left ample time to relax, reflect and nourish our minds and bodies so we could feel well…

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A Quiet Mind

A Quiet Mind I’m currently re-reading The Bhagavad Gita after reading it a year ago during my yoga teacher training.  For those unfamiliar with the Bhagavad Gita, it’s an ancient Indian text that is part of the voluminous, epic poem, the Mahabharata, where the two main characters, while on a battlefield, discuss the main paths towards spiritual enlightenment and becoming one with the Divine. When I read it the first time, I…

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“Movement” in Movement Travel

"Movement" in Movement Travel It took us several months to choose the name for our new wellness travel company.  We wanted a word that encompassed being active, traveling to different places and embracing new ideas and ways of doing things.  One day, I received a message from Lisa that said, “how about Movement Travel?”  It immediately resonated with me, as it did with her.  That day, Movement Travel, was born.…

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Entertain Clients with Wellness

Entertain Clients with Wellness Traditionally, client entertainment has involved going out for large meals, consuming alcohol and staying out late.  While this is enjoyable from time to time, it can leave you feeling exhausted and a little stretched in the waistline when done too often. Having worked in the finance industry for many years, both my business partner and myself experienced first-hand, the physical effects of this style of client…

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Wanting Less

Wanting Less It’s been 9 months since retiring from a career in banking and starting my new life as an entrepreneur and yoga instructor.  My largest fear when making this change was losing a regular pay cheque which allowed me to do whatever I wanted whenever.  What I have found is, since starting my new life, I want less.  Nowadays, I do the things I love most and no longer…