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It’s Dark For a Reason

Nature fully supports you on your journey. Stay connected to what is going on. The shorter, darker days are an invitation to go inward and assess what kind of internal environment your external actions have created. Have you created peace for yourself? Are you living with grace?

If everything still feels like an interminable struggle, I encourage you to stop blaming and start owning your part in your story.

If you want to be happy, it really is up to you.

If you want peace, again it’s up to you.

It’s your body, it’s your mind, it’s your journey, it’s your life.

Try to love it all!

Define Happiness

The Internal Technology of Happiness presented by Max Strom gave me lots to think about.

I won’t give away all ten “life illuminating” questions he asked us to consider this weekend but here is one for you:
How do you define happiness?

-avoid one word answers


Write your answer down, and put it somewhere you will see it every day. Update your definition as often as necessary.

What stuck with me…Max advised us to “never let your definition of happiness be vague again.” And, he advised us to share our definition with others.

Here is a peak at the cover of his new book. We have lots to learn from this great teacher

There Is No App for Happiness


Game Changer

I was eight months into my Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training course, and ready to quit. I loved the practices but the teachings seemed too dogmatic.It was right at this critical moment that I met my mentor and soul sister, Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa. What was the game changer? It was when she played a Beatles song right in the middle of our yoga practice. It was so foreign to play anything other than Sanskrit or Ghurmeki mantras that I was blown away. I was surprised but also reconnected to what I found in yoga. It reminded me why I had started my journey in the first place…to bring me back to joy.

I’m honoured to be hosting Gurmukh at Semperviva this weekend. She has kept me on the path of yoga and inspires me to never quit…to never give up, ever!

Come dance, sing, sweat and reconnect to joy,




A Walk on the Wild Side-a noisier path to stillness

This workshop takes place  Sunday, March 3rd, 12:30-2:30pm  in Vancouver

Some of us are graced with quieter dispositions and the idea of sitting peacefully on a meditation cushion is pure bliss. Some of us need to take a noisier path to get there. Achieving inner stillness is critical to our wellbeing. It is only in stillness that we can hear and understand all that the universe wants to gift us. Stillness and peace is accessabile to all. If the quieter route challenges you, join us for a workshop that can show you how to find peace using a more playful method that involves, yoga, dance and song. Be brave!

This workshop is an exploration of the sixth chakra, and the wisdom it holds to grace your life. This workshop will give you tools for your own yoga and meditation practice, in addition to tools to share with your students.

Eligible for 5 hours of Yoga Alliance credits. Homework will be assigned to those taking this workshop for course credit.

All levels welcome. 80% asana, 20% theory.

40 Day Challenge

Our 40 Day Challenge begins with a one hour event at Kits Beach this Sunday from noon-1pm at Kits Beach – attend to learn more and to kick off your own challenge by sampling a variety of yoga styles. If you’re unable to attend this event but would like to enroll in the 40 day challenge, let us know and we will register you and send you more information. If you have any questions, please contact us at 604-739-2009 or, or see our 40 Day Challenge page at  for more information.

Semperviva voted # 1 Yoga Studio in Vancouver by Courier

Semperviva has just been voted the number 1 Yoga Studio in Vancouver for 2010 by the Vancouver Courier. When myself and Scott started Semperviva, our business plan was simple. To create a space that would help people to feel good about themselves and their lives. When I see results like this we realize that what started out as a dream is truly a reality.