A Weekend of Awakening… and so much more

After a wonderful weekend away I have returned with a lighter heart, fuller soul and clearer mind. I am awake and alive. I feel enlightened and ready for what the Universe has in store for me.

When I wrote that I wanted to attend a yoga retreat on my 2013 bucket list, I didn’t actually plan to do it around the time of my mom’s five-year anniversary. Looking back I think it was the perfect coincidence.

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Bust a Move for your boobs!

This past weekend was another great one for the boobs…um I mean books!

I participated in BAM (Bust a Move) , a 6 hour workout extravaganza in support of womans breast health and Alberta`s cancer free movement. Not knowing what to expect for an early Saturday morning, my friend Heidi and I doning our supportive Pink gear made our way to the Edmonton Expo Centre with about 350 other women and 50 very brave men (who were also donned in pink) and prepared ourselves to Bust a Move!

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What do you wish to learn today?

For over a year I have been practicing yoga consistently. My realization is the more I practice, the more I crave it. To me, it’s an investment in myself. A way of showing gratitude and love to my body and my well-being. The time I spend on my mat allows me time to reflect but also gives me strength and inspiration to keep practicing. Some days I feel completely balanced, some days not so much. But everyday that I practice I truly find myself connecting more with my spirit, becoming more grounded and learning something new. To me there is no lessons greater then the ones we teach ourselves.

Get on your mat and enjoy the journey



Dear Self Doubt,

Thank you so much for coming to visit me today in the form of french fries and doughnuts. I bet you think you’re so sneaky! But guess what? I’m stronger than you are. You can’t beat me so don’t even try! I’ll take everything you throw at me and turn it into motivation to work harder and get stronger. So thanks for that…I appreciate you trying to knock me down because it only builds me up and makes me wanna kick your butt even more. Next time you might want to bring your A-game when you try to mess with me because clearly you have failed…



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“Strength does not come from physical capacity.  It comes from an indomitable will” ~Mahatma Gandi~

Invest in yourself

After thinking about my post yesterday and about what inspires me (you) to succeed, I wanted to take the time to offer some inspiration to those of you who are out there and ready to call it quits or perhaps have just hit a wall with your resolutions.

First off, just stop… 

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The flexibility myth 

After my car accident it took me a long time to be able to go back and practice yoga and after being away for almost 6 weeks I thought I would never be able to get my practice back to where it was post accident. Probably like many people out there, I have never thought of myself as a flexible person. I cannot bend into a pretzel to save my life and most definitely am not a gymnast!


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Ah Friday, you are my favorite day! I thought I would take a quick moment (and when I say quick I mean it because as soon as I post this I am off to yoga) to post this video for some Friday afternoon laughs. Ahhhhh yogis…

I’m off to get my Chakras in line, work on my down dog, pick up some eye shadow for my third eye, HOLLA for my MALA….ugh I need a coconut water!



p.s Happy Friday, get out and do some yoga!

Get your Asana in gear!

This week has been the most hectic, low energy, Trena’s got the blues week that I have had in a while. What can I say? I’m human. As much as I would like to sit here and tell you that every day I wake up and my life is sunshine and roses…I would just be lying to you. Sometimes I fall into these little valleys where I let stress get the best of me. I let those dark clouds in and succumb to being irritable and grouchy. I forget to breathe and I eat everything and anything. IT’S HORRIBLE! But I am happy to say that I have snapped out of last week and am ready to start this week with a fresh and positive attitude. I’m dedicating myself to my yoga practice this week and have also decided to start a regular schedule of running.

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T-Rex Chaturanga

I saw this picture and thought that T-rex might not be alone in his dislike for this pose. It’s a hard pose! But not because we have over sized noses and short little arms. I found this amazing article at


and wanted to share it with you all so that we can all have a better understanding of this challenging pose…

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