Believe it or not, gratitude is one of the biggest yoga practices that we can easily apply to our daily lives. There are many ways in which we can demonstrate and embody this practice. Leading by example I wish to
express my gratitude to many who have contributed to my journey , bringing me to this point in time, and to offer this yoga experience for soul sisters.
Deborah Smith was my first introduction to yoga. This beautiful soul offered classes at Great West Life 25 years ago. Deborah was my first teacher. I loved her silky voice and clear directions to master a pose. She later became my Reiki Master teacher, and I enjoyed my formative years with Deborah. I am grateful for her showing up in my life, and gentle introduction to such an amazing practice. Thank you, Deborah.
My sister introduced me to Simone Morin who taught classes in a small Eastern community in Manitoba. Simone and her partner Walter were great inspirations to me. We would often have fascinating conversations about spiritual topics after class. I'm not sure what I enjoyed most; the classes or the conversations. Simone became instrumental in my leap forward of yoga for my personal growth. Simone certified at the age of 50 and I thought that was inspiring. I send buckets of gratitude to my sister Janine, Simone and Walter for those spiritual informative years. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
At the age of 50 I certified in Vinyasa Flow yoga with Liane Charrett...WOW! What a journey that was for me! It was so, so much more than getting into poses. Liane opened a world of the 8 limbs of yoga to me. There were so many blessings in my training with her. I will forever be grateful for bringing yoga in all aspects into my body with Liane. Merci infiniment, Liane!
I am grateful to Susan Turner for offering me my first teaching opportunity. It was yoga Nidra. Oh, how I loved that! Thank you, Susan for believing in my novice abilities.
And at last, one of my soul sisters, Purnima Chaudhari taught me many things about the science of Ayurveda. Purnima blessed me with years of collaborations, deep Ayurvedic practices and knowledge. I still can hear her voice in my head guiding me in my food choices. Love you Sister. Thank you, Purnima!