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My Vow to Mental Health – by Louise Collins

Fourteen-years-old, sweaty palms with my heart racing, the ultimate feeling of dread had happened. It was Biology class and I was asked to stand up and read a paragraph out of my workbook. I cleared my constricted throat and started to speak with a lisp, thanks to my new full-on metal braces. Reading through the…
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Sannyasi Shivani Howe

Anahata Yoga Retreat is excited to announce that Sannyasi Shivani Howe, Karma Sannyasin, co-founder and Spiritual Director of Ishtadev Niwas Ashram (Canada) will be leading a full weekend retreat at Anahata Yoga Retreat from February 21-23rd, 2020 entitled THE NATURE OF KARMA AND BEYOND– Understand Your Karmas, Change Your Life. In addition, Sn Shivani will…
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Jin Shin Jyutsu – by Julia Gundermann

Our state of health is the integration of the energetic body with the physical body. Welcome to Jin Shin Jyutsu (JSJ) Physio-Philosophy ® – an ancient Japanese healing art of harmonizing body, mind, emotions and spirit through gentle touch. Imagine a traffic incident on the motorway. At first it appears that only the cars immediately…
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Yoga For Seniors – by Michelle Keenan

I’ll be perfectly honest with you here – when I was first asked, eight years ago, to run an exercise or stretch class at a rest home once a week, I didn’t really do a lot of prep for it. I pretty much thought it’d be a piece of cake. I’d run a gentle yoga…
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Creating A Peaceful World – by Maren Lander

In these challenging times, it is more important than ever that we find our inner peace in order to project outer peace. Peaceful minds lead to peaceful speech and peaceful action. Everything is interconnected in the web of life and so are the minds of all living beings. Each being has a transmitting as well…
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Creating Emotional Boundaries – by Nicole Allan

Satya (truthfulness) – Creating Emotional Boundaries Much like water, life travels in phases through age, stage and situation. In life, there is always space for personal reflection and on the subject of Satya, or truthfulness, I find the process of reflection an incredibly valuable tool. I also notice that reflections look different depending on the…
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Think You’re Too Busy To Meditate? – by Ashley Hunt

Our lives are increasingly hectic. So many things to do, so little time. Everyone else’s needs seem to come before our own and our wellbeing keeps getting pushed to the very bottom of the to-do list. In times of chaos, the idea of stopping and doing nothing but focusing on our breath hardly seems like…
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What I Learned From Yoga I’d Tell My Younger Self – by Stephanie Spence

Dear Me, Hey, it’s the 56-year old you. I know you may not want to hear from me, but I have stuff to tell you, so listen up. I know it’s weird being the only person you know who leaves school early to drive to a job. Although it’s rough now thinking that everyone else…
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