Sunday, November 18, 2012

Vancouver Yoga, FUN!!

Wow, my first yoga conference which was in Vancouver, BC. This was a three day event with free yoga classes all day, concerts like kirtan sang by Will Blunderfield, trantric dance and booths with fun stuff to buy.

We got there Friday night my sis and I. We checked into the hotel then off to check out the yoga scene which was exciting. Since, it was late there was only time for a walk around, dinner then off to kirtan concert. We didn't know what to expect in regards to the concert, but it was great fun as Will is  a singer and performer. Everyone was sitting on the floor and we did some pranayama, sang along and Will slipped in some Hanson  Mmmbop chants which filled the room with free flowing energy. He also sang a song called Long time sun which had a great message read by the woman he sang withs daughter.   
If you wanna check Will out in his website.
I wanted to share it with everybody because it is beautiful and true.

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant,gorgeous, talented, fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?
Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinkingso that other people won't feel insecure around you.

We were born to make manifest the glory that is within us. I
t is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciouslygive other people permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others." - Marianne Williamson

May the long time sun
Shine upon you
All love Surround you, Surround you!

After attending that concert which was filled with positive, inspirational words the poem above made so much sense to me. We are powerful when we step into our own power which I believe is defined by living our purpose/passion, using the unique gifts we have and sharing them with the universe. Wow, this was only day 1 and it only gets better. 
The next day we started with a gratitude yoga class, next focused on bring the poses back to our hearts center, yin yoga and finally Ayurveda poses for your dosha. I must not forget lots of meditation which after two hours of yoga I had reached a stay of clam bliss. I felt so energized and renewed after all that yoga.    
As I conclude this experience I want to say that when we take ourselves out of our minds and into our hearts, breath and take in all that surrounds us that is when life brings
us blessings and teachings. Where is that space that brings you back to your heart space?

View from yoga conference, beautiful

On Orcas Island a place I found peace

A hike on Orcas Island that I loved and did often. Great spot to meditate. Mt lake trail.
Stanley Park view such beauty


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