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  • Restorative Yoga

    Restorative yoga has been an important addition to our studio’s offerings this past year. After training with highly esteemed yoga teacher and author of Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga For Stressful Times, Judith Lasater; Robyn Bowman, Nicole Patton and Natalie Suhanic have brought the work of restorative yoga into Creating Space Yoga Studio. We have seen changes in the studio…more bolsters have arrived, the blankets have multiplied and we have filled more bins with yoga blocks, sandbags, belts and eye pillows. Restorative Yoga is a celebration of props! Let your restorative yoga practice be a celebration of YOU! Here are …

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  • An Interview with Dr. Stéphane Treyvaud About The Mindfulness Lectures

    Cheryl Smith: Do you find that people are increasingly interested in Mindfulness Meditation? It seems to come up all the time in news articles, etc. these days. Stephane Treyvaud: Yes, it’s certainly an emerging awareness. The thing about it is that like anything else that becomes an emerging awareness, you have a lot of relatively superficial enthusiasm that accompanies it. I see that a lot of people do a lot of talk about it, but when it comes to actually developing the staying power, to actually engaging in the process that changes the neuro-circuitry of the brain, the number of …

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  • Thank You! Another Successful Holiday Pajama Drive for Halton Children’s Aid

    Thank you to our amazing community of yogi’s and neighbours for making this year’s Holiday Pajama Drive for the Halton Children’s Aid Foundation so successful! This year we collected over 100 pairs of cozy pj’s for the children in our community that need our love and support. I continue to be inspired and amazed at the wonderful group of people who practice at our studio. Way to go!!!  

  • Warmth of the Season – Holiday Pajama Drive Makes News

      Warmth of the season. PJs FOR CHRISTMAS: Creating Space Yoga Studio owner Robyn Bowman shows off some of the pajamas already donated.   ERIC RIEHL / OAKVILLE BEAVER   OK…I took one for the team with this recent photo in the Oakville Beaver. Let’s say the holiday spirit sprang out of me while tossing pj’s into the air! We will continue to collect new pj’s for the Halton Children’s Aid Foundation until Monday, December 19th. Thank you for all of the donations…the pj pile is growing!!!  

  • The Mindfulness Lectures – What People Are Saying

    We have been very fortunate to have Dr. Stéphane Treyvaud join us for the Mindfulness Lectures Series. The feedback has been incredible! Take a look… “I thoroughly enjoyed and deeply appreciated the thought and planning of these lectures. Their intelligence and wisdom was really profound and helped explain a scope of our human development.” “The lectures are wonderful, informative, stimulates growth and creates endless possibilities!” “I feel a deeper appreciation for the complexity of the brain and have a greater desire to understand my behavior, to rewire my brain and to increase my self awareness to foster my health and …

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  • Third Annual Holiday Pajama Drive

    It’s that time of year again when we hunt for cozy pajama’s to give to the children in the care of the Children’s Aid Foundation of Halton. This will be our third year of organizing and developing our Holiday Pajama Drive. We now have the additonal support of Grace Academy of Dance and Performing Arts as an additional drop-off site. We are anticipating that this year will surge beyond previous years so that we are able to reach out to more children who need our help. It started as a tradition at home. Every Christmas Eve, the children would be …

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  • A Chat with Dr. Stéphane Treyvaud

    On a recent sunny Saturday afternoon, I had the pleasure of sitting down for a chat with Dr. Stéphane Treyvaud about his upcoming lecture series at Creating Space Yoga. Dr. Treyvaud is an Oakville-based psychiatrist who treats adults in a private practice, but also runs a Stress Reduction Clinic that teaches Mindfulness Meditation to reduce stress, manage chronic pain, and help prevent disease. He gave a series of well-attended lectures last year at CSY and has returned to do another four lectures this term on other aspects of the practice of meditation. Dr. Treyvaud was born and raised in Switzerland, …

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  • Yellow Finch Yoga

      Today was grey. It was cool but humid. The kind of day where you decide not to bring an umbrella and it decides to pour on you, or you bring your umbrella and the rain never seems to arrive. Although the skies were an ashen grey, it was bright at the same time. While driving you needed your sunglasses but your windshield wipers remain on slow delay. A curious kind of day. So there he was with a bright yellow belly and a midnight black crown clinging on to the window screen. Gazing into the yoga studio, his form …

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  • How To Deepen Your Yoga Practice This Summer

    The summer has arrived! Probably the most anticipated and eagerly awaited season, the summer is a time to recharge the internal batteries. My yoga practice usually deepens during the summer months unlike any other time of the year. My senses are more alert and I seem to take more time. It blossoms differently in ways that always surprises me. This is the way I approach my summer yoga practice. Perhaps it speaks to you? Practice outside This is the best part of my summer practice! When I am teaching or practicing at the studio, it is glorious to open up …

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  • Mindful Reading

    We have just completed our four part Mindfulness Lecture Series featuring Dr. Stéphane Treyvaud at Creating Space Yoga Studio. The lectures were a fascinating introduction into the science and practice of mindsight. As a way to continue this discovery of mindfulness, take a look at these reading suggestions. If you missed the first lecture series, don’t worry…we look forward to offering a continuation and extension of these thought provoking lectures this fall and into the winter. Stay tuned for details!   Happy Reading!   Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat Zinn Coming To Our Senses by Jon Kabat-Zinn Wherever You Go, …

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