Author Archives: Coralie

TC10K this Sunday, April 28th!

The Times Colonist 10K Race is happening this Sunday morning, April 28th. The 10K route leads down Moss Street, right by hemma, before taking a left onto May Street. If you are driving to hemma for Yoga or acupuncture, make sure to allow extra time for re-routing and parking in the morning (The race should be all cleared by 11 am). If you are participating, don’t forget to wave to us as you pass by! Good luck racers!

For more information: https://runsport.ca/tc10k-race-info/

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Falling in Love with the Process

If you’re like me you may have noticed that the short cloudy days of January have had an impact on those previously bright and shiny new year resolutions. That original intention that seemed so clear, so strong, seems less so on this cold morning, and the motivation that felt so effortless is suddenly an enormous weight of entropy pulling you back under the covers.  Fear not, it just means it is time to readjust your original motivation!

Most of us start out with an intention that is extrinsically motivated as opposed to internally motivated. We want to beat our time in a running race, stand on our head, fit into our favorite pants, or touch our toes. But what happens when we get there, or, when we don’t? Our motivation vanishes and often sends us in the opposite direction of our desired goal. Intrinsic motivation involves falling in love with the task itself, the process as opposed to the end result.

Within the practice of hatha yoga it is similar, there is no end point to a yoga pose — no place where one can say, “I did it”! Instead, like playing an instrument, there is a never ending journey of self exploration, forever deepening and expanding. A process as opposed to a product.

The reward itself is never enough to sustain us, that is why we must come to love the process itself. The process of practice that deepens the connection to our Soul and, as a result, allows us to share this greater Self with others. Remember, it’s not how far you go, it’s how you go far!

February is a short month, and just enough time to readjust to a committed mindset for 30 Days of Practice, from March 1st-30th. We are and continue to be here to support your practice, your process, your journey. See you on the mat!

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Sending love to Magnus and his family

Karin Keats (previously Sarnblom) and her partner Jordan welcomed a sweet baby boy into the world on June 16th, 2018. Shortly after birth, little Magnus was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). To reach out and support this new family, read updates about Magnus and learn more about his condition, please see and share their gofundme page.

Our hearts go out to them every day.

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