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  • Why Would Anybody Want To Learn About The MPC?

    I remember teasing Dr. T. several weeks ago. I poked at him, “Why would anybody want to learn about the MPC?” He rolled his eyes, laughed at me (as he usually does) and then sighed and spoke. He said with a coy smile on his face, “Robyn, this lecture will change your life! It will allow you to understand what you teach more fully. Robyn, you will come to love the MPC!” So here I am a few days after his lecture, “The Amazing MPC” and I must admit … he was right. The MPC is amazing. More amazing than …

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  • I Would Like To Try Yoga But…

    As a yoga teacher, I often meet people who say they would like to try yoga, but …. they’re a bit overwhelmed by all the different types of yoga (which one should I do?).  They wish they had tried it when they were younger and fitter, and they’re afraid they’re not flexible enough now to do a class.  They don’t want to feel embarrassed if they can’t do the “moves.”  They have bad knees or other lingering injuries.  And they don’t have the time.  Well, I can’t help you with that last one, but I can put your mind at …

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  • Is Setting Goals Not Compatible with Mindfulness?

    The Mindfulness Lectures were launched this past weekend and it was nice to finally “let it go”. Dr. T and I entered into the event with a huge sense of unknowing. It was liberating to not have expectations. With 22 lectures under our belt, we began to see the possibilities of how the Mindfulness Lectures can expand this year. We have witnessed a beautiful, slow growth of an emerging community that has become stronger and more engaged with each lecture that we present. It was obvious to us, that the lectures were beginning to evolve and a unique voice was …

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  • Making Modifications

    A long and active life involves making modifications. Age is going to happen to those of us fortunate enough to experience it.   Aging with grace, for me involves considering “What do I have to do today to keep me in better shape than yesterday?”  I have learned that one secret to graceful aging is learning to modify our actions today, tomorrow and next year to enable us to keep moving! The Creating Space Yoga Walking group embraces making modifications.  We aim to teach our students that walking can become an integral part of their lives today and for the rest …

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  • I Identify

    I identify with your struggle, for I struggle too. I identify with your tightness and pain, for I feel it too. I identify with your self consciousness and timidness because I know what it’s like to be so unsure. I hear you; but truthfully, sometimes I have a harder time hearing myself.  And so I practice. My life, my mind and my body can feel so busy.  The to do list continues to grow.  Will it never end? Most days it is difficult to find myself under the layers of school forms, emails, organizing tasks and roles that I must …

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  • Clearing

    Do not try to save the whole world or do anything grandiose. Instead, create a clearing in the dense forest of your life and wait there patiently, until the song that is your life falls into your own cupped hands and you recognize and greet it.   Only then will you know how to give yourself to this world so worth of rescue.     by Martha Postlewaite

  • CSY Community: Introducing Linda Comire

    How did you discover yoga and how long have you been practicing? I was introduced to yoga quite by accident. I had been participating in a Pilates class for a few years, (about 14 years ago), when the owner of the studio asked if anyone would like to try out a yoga class.She was bringing in a few teachers with various backgrounds (some from North America, some from Europe) to do some introductory sessions with members of the studio. I was intrigued, so decided to give it a try. Although they didn’t really explain the philosophy of yoga, I found …

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  • The Mindfulness Lectures – A Retrospective by Dr. Treyvaud

    I don’t remember the exact circumstances around which Robyn and I first met, the way I also don’t remember the day of my birth. I do know however that there was a day I popped out of my mother’s womb and the full catastrophe of a lived life ensued. I also know that Robyn and I share a common Yoga mother,  Helen Duquette, who still teaches at the Creating Space Yoga studio. When I first met Helen many years ago I discovered that her teaching was unlike anything I had ever encountered before. Although I was deeply steeped in the …

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  • The Mindfulness Lectures In Numbers

    9 Seasons 22 Lectures 44 Hours 800+ Participants It is hard to believe that we just completed our 3rd year of the Mindfulness Lectures. While the numbers are impressive, what they don’t reveal is the blended magic that has come from combining the Creating Space Yoga community with the Mindfulness Centre community. The product has been an incredible network of like-minded individuals which has created a curious, supportive and growing community. I always walk away impressed by the diversity and intelligence of the group of people that participate each month. I feel very grateful and very proud of the slow …

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  • CSY Community: Introducing Sybil Antoniak

    How did you discover yoga and how long have you been practicing? I discovered yoga – or rather it discovered me – through my daughter-in-law  – originally 5 years ago – it seemed like it might be a good idea at the time. Why do you continue to practice yoga? And how has your yoga practice shaped or affected your life? Yoga brings me peace – a peace that spills over into my day to day life – not just on my yoga mat.  How does you yoga make you feel? This is the first time that I have been …

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