community, health, wellness

Authentic Living

The thing about yoga, is it can change us. Through breathing, settling, grounding, moving, flowing, we slowly re-align ourselves physically, mentally, emotionally, and energetically. Sometimes it's uncomfortable - these buried thoughts, feelings, and emotions that start to surface. Sometimes we feel down right crazy like "why is this happening now?" Sometimes we abandon our yoga… Continue reading Authentic Living

meditation, Yoga

Ride The Wave of Breath…

For those of you who have done yoga with me before, you know about my emphasis on breathing. Deep breathes are the basis of our yoga practice, and a place you can return to over and over again... even when the physical asana (stretches) are not within reach. I describe the breath as the thread… Continue reading Ride The Wave of Breath…

community, meditation, spirituality

Meditation and Manifestation

Do you need some time to pause? To reset and re-assess? Have you lost track of your passion and zest for life? Heck, have you lost track of your most basic needs (moms?!)? Treat yourself to a few hours, an afternoon of rest and reset on Saturday, February 2nd. From 12:30-3:30pm, we will get back… Continue reading Meditation and Manifestation

community, family, health, meditation, Yoga

Autumn Events and Fundraisers

Yoga with The Horses Saturday, September 29 (10:30-11:30am) Ever wanted to try yoga? Love the farm setting? Want to help out a family in need? This event is the perfect opportunity to try gentle hatha yoga at Hill Front (horse) Farm, with $10 from each fee going to help out little Sylas of Port Hope.… Continue reading Autumn Events and Fundraisers

meditation, wellness

The Value of Solitude

Even if you are not an introverted individual such as myself, it is important to take time for YOU that is just FOR you. Often our self-care or our "me time" includes fun social events, hanging out with friends, or indulging our senses. All great ideas! I am an odd ball of a human that… Continue reading The Value of Solitude

community, meditation, Yoga

Gentle Yoga | Summer in Port Hope

As I work on a collective vision for my growing business, I have watched many other yoga studios and teachers surfacing over the years. It is wonderful to see so much variety for people to choose from! However, it can also make teachers doubt what they really have to offer: who am I against all… Continue reading Gentle Yoga | Summer in Port Hope

community, spirituality, wellness, Yoga

Over 20 Years of Yoga

  Today was a fun day. I started unpacking Rubbermaid bins I hadn't opened in about 6 years. I re-discovered the old yoga teacher training notes, from my personal training and from the teacher training I designed and guided. I found my old portfolio with the Child and Youth Worker diploma, and my reiki and… Continue reading Over 20 Years of Yoga

community, health, wellness, Yoga

Spring Renewal Workshop

Despite this winter being tamer than those of the past, it was still a lot of dark days and low energy for many of us. January seemed to be especially low, and with days getting longer and brighter again, and spring in the air, I have decided to host my "Spring Renewal" workshop on Saturday,… Continue reading Spring Renewal Workshop

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Yoga, Art and Life

YOGA CLASSES and WORKSHOPS: During 2017 my yoga classes were at full capacity for most of the year. As we move into 2018 there is a little bit of space in the Cobourg Tuesday evening class (7-8pm), and one space available in the  Port Hope Thursday morning class (10:30-11:30am). If you are interested in attending… Continue reading Yoga, Art and Life

community, health, meditation, spirituality, wellness, Yoga

Reiki | Meditation | Grief

BUSINESS NAME:  Refresh Reiki OWNER:  Avril Ewing WEBSITE:  Refresh Reiki Facebook Page OTHER CONTACT INFO:  Refresh_Reiki@yahoo.com This feature is written by Avril Ewing. ABOUT AVRIL My background is in bereavement, and I have served hundreds and thousands of families and mourners as they go through the acute stage of loss and grief.  I found my… Continue reading Reiki | Meditation | Grief