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January 6, 2020

The month of January we take a deep dive into the topic of Intention
What is an Intention?

In Yoga setting an intention is called a Sankalpa. (Sanskrit: सङ्कल्प) means an intention formed by the heart and mind — a solemn vow, determination, or will. In practical terms a Sankalpa means a one-pointed resolve to focus both psychologically and philosophically on a specific goal.

How do we set an intention?
1. We think about what it is we would like to create.
2. We begin to feel the energy of this creation.
3. We form a word, phrase or sentence around this energy.

January 3, 2020

When we set a resolution it is proven that very little of us stick with it. Why is this so? Well when we set a resolution we are looking at the negative. We are looking to change something about us, fix our body for example by loosing weight. Then once we loose that weight we will be happy. The problem is we are already perfect. We need to recognize what is great and amazing about ourself and then create more of that. This way we focus on things that we are already doing. When we shift our energy in this way we are 99% more likely to follow through. In yoga we call this a Sankulpa. We look at our intentions the way we want to feel and then we focus on what we are already doing to achieve this feeling and do more of that. So this year do not set a New Years resolution. Set an intention on creating more of the wonderful things you are already doing!

December 31, 2019

Mantra: I TRUST

Healing: Trust that I am already doing what I need to be doing, Guiding others into deeper layers of themselves, Awakening

Tools: Breathwork, Soundbaths, Meditation, Yoga, Bodytalk

Support: My husband, My children, My Yoga community


Reflecting on 2019 I feel deep gratitude for everyone who has supported me and this path of yoga. 2019 allowed me to shine my brightest. I felt the support and connected deeply to my own authentic vibrations. I was true to who I am. I allowed others to support me when I needed it. I maintained a high level of self care and was able to hold space for all those who needed it. I learned how to respond and not react. I got deeper into my practice but also embodied it and integrated all the work on deep cellular layers. 2019 was my year of integration.

December 30, 2019

Community, Discipline, Trust, Light


Mantra: Community
Celebration of Inner Revolutions 4th birthday filled us with joy and support of our community. We began to see more and more members showing up on their mats with dedication to their practice and commitment to yoga. With a rebirth and a rebrand of systems our focus was on building a strong yoga community in Kanata North. Our focus on a dedicated practice on and off mat. The yoga journey becomes more personalized as each new yogi finds a foundation to their practice. Yoga becomes more then just a posture.


Mantra: Discipline
The summer offered a view of discipline and focus as the weather and sun brought warmth and lots of light we looked at ways to encourage joyful discipline on and off mat. Retreats were being born. We launched and SOLD out our first 7 day retreat! We ran our second annual Nova Scotia Retreat to nature which SOLD OUT! Our yoga teacher training for teachers helped school teachers find ways to include the path of yoga in their classrooms. Joyful discipline all around!


Mantra: Trust
Fall we launched our new sustainable memberships. Our focus to build a dedicated practice of yoga on and off mat which reflects in our studio. Our studio became more tailored to our memberships and support and disciples to the path of yoga. The journey’s our guides and healing circles offer our community find a deeper meaning through all cells of life. We trust the path.


Mantra: Light
The winter season became a season of understanding what and where Inner Revolution Yoga Studio is positioned. As the studio was up for sale last winter the numbers and finical literacy became the priority. The light of growth and abundance was seen and the path forward was fully understood.

December 20, 2019

Moon in Libra for December 21 Soundbath
Moon Phase Waning Crescent

Moon in libra calls for balancing all aspects of ourself to bring together body, mind and soul. This sound vibration Rebecca Whiteraven will create with crystal bowls and our intention to balance will be a powerful source for inner and outer healing.

December 19, 2019

We are super excited to have our last sound healing on the December 21 the Winter Solstice. This passive healing circle will carry lots of energy from both the solstice. This will be a very special healing circle.

The winter solstice celebrates the longest hours of darkness or the rebirth of the sun and is believed to hold a powerful energy for regeneration, renewal and self-reflection.

 Using the sound of the crystal bowls we can double up on our cellular regeneration. Deep healing and opening space in our body for more light.

December 18, 2019

“Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.” —Saint Francis de Sales

“The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.” —Norman Vincent Peale

“Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.” —Dalai Lama

“Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you are depressed you are living in the past if you are anxious you are living in the future, if you are at peace, you are living in the present.” —Lao Tzu

When things change inside you, things change around you.” —Unknown

Peace can become a lens through which you see the world. Be it. Live it. Radiate it out. Peace is an inside job. —Wayne Dyer

December 17, 2019

Healing is a process of bringing our body, mind and soul back in balance. When all systems are running optimally we are well. When one of our systems is out of balance for a long period of time we become ill. Yoga is a deeply healing practice. Yoga means to unite bring back and connect the body, mind and spirit. Yoga teaches us how to let go of tension and relax our system. Yoga uses postures, breath, meditation, mindfulness and other limbs to help balance and create wellness in our whole system. This balance enhances how our energy moves through our bodies and helps stimulate our own innate healing.



December 16, 2019

For many of us this season can be very tough. Some of us have lost loved ones, some of us get caught up in the rat race, some of us are sick and out of balance, some of us over spend. For me December was when I lost my mother. This month for me has been about taking care of myself so that I can be of service to others.

If this is a season of discontent for you here are some things that can help lift you up;

  1. Take time to do something you love everyday.
  2. Take a day off and rest. No running around, no social media. Sleep in and rest.
  3. Spend time with people you love. Connect with your social network in person. Go out to eat or go dancing.
  4. Take care of your body by moving and eating well. Limit your sugar & alcohol  intake.
  5. Practice gratitude daily.

December 5, 2019

Ascension is the process of spiritual awakening that moves you into a higher level of consciousness. When we ascend we move from the ego into the heart. Ascending our ego is the first level of ascension.