Musings

Wildfire Relief Support

In stressful times like this, there is an even greater need to find places of refuge and calm where you can relax and decompress in a safe environment. The Yoga Loft invites BOTH wildfire evacuees AND all those actively working/volunteering in direct support of relief...

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On Gratitude: by Tania McCartney

A friend going through a rough time recently asked me to share some words with her some words about practice. She had appreciated what I have said in classes over the years, but wished for a tangible definition she could currently take hold of. I thought about this...

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Observing That Which Is: by Tania McCartney

A wise man once told me, “meditation is the practice of observing that which is.” This could be anything from walking to driving to cleaning to traditional meditation practice. That wise man is both a colleague and student at The Yoga Loft, a man named...

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The Yoga Loft Community Fund

The Yoga Loft opened in 2012, and since that time the concept of giving back to the community has been reflected in our Mats4Kids program. Last fall alone we assisted with the purchase of over 175 yoga mats which made their way into Kamloops schools. This little...

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I Have Arrived- Yoga as My Home

I have long loved the offerings of Thich Nhat Hanh- the Vietnamese Buddhist Monk who’s simple teachings resonate deeply.  In the early 2000’s I would lie on the floor in Bikram Yoga, resting between poses, eyes open as directed.  Heart beat racing from the heat and...

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Sustainability as a Practice

There’s said to be power in word. Language shapes and defines our ideas and contemplations. It bridges our inner landscape and the outer world in which we reveal ourselves. It both describes what has happened and provides a framework for future expectations and...

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Sankalpa

by Natalie Saari The yoga tradition offers a profound formula for realizing your heartfelt desires — without asking you to change who you are.  It is the practice of SANKALPA. Almost every New Year’s resolution starts with two words: “I will.”  We summon our willpower...

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4th Birthday Gratitude

Thank you!!  Reflections from Hornby Island I spend time here with family each summer- this little island with deep energy, big heart and a loving embrace that manifests in the people we have met here and the spaces in nature where we rest and receive.  Hornby is a...

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The Loft- Where It Started

  For this of you who don’t know me, my name is Marcia Wilson and I am the   owner and director of the Yoga Loft. I’m a mom, a health professional, and someone who loves to bring people together when there is a natural possibility of creating something...

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When Things Change

If you had told me a year ago that my yoga practice was about to shift drastically, I would have been surprised.  Insight tends to follow change.  But the lessons of the past six months have shown me that over time, our changing relationships with our bodies are...

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Making Space Meaningful- Altars

As we begin the first Evolution Revolution 30 Day Challenge of 2016, many of us are posting pictures of our sacred spaces- altars- in the Challenge Facebook group. We wanted to offer some insight into the history of altars and why some of us find them to be a powerful...

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Journey of a Thousand Miles

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step-  Lao Tzu Please allow me to take this time to introduce myself. My name is Pina Russo. I’m a committed annual member at the Yoga Loft and I strive to practice yoga daily for its physical, mental, spiritual...

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Choosing to Live Fully

I had a realization recently. I own a yoga studio- an entity that thrives with a lot of love and attention. Being present in the studio is part of the role. But there is an incredible amount of work that happens behind the scenes.  All of you- the teachers, staff,...

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Self Care- Holiday Style

The kids yoga classes at the Yoga Loft are an opportunity for all of us- teacher and students- to learn from each other. As we talk about the theme of each class we have frank discussions about real life happenings and how yoga applies to our time at school, at home,...

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