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Rules for Wellness: Rule No. 1

on Mar 24, 2014 in Movement, Quotes | 2 comments

You don’t have to exercise everyday, in fact you might not need to exercise at all, but you do need to move everyday, and to move all of your joints and muscles through the range of motion that is available to you now.

Deborah Redfern

Nia Victoria Video

on Mar 17, 2014 in Nia | 3 comments

Nia Victoria Video

Healing Movement is moving!

on Feb 27, 2014 in Blog, Moveable Spaces, News Flash | 2 comments

Yes, healing movement is all about moving, but I mean this literally! We are relocating over to the big bad city Vancouver in April.  When the opportunity first came up “no way!” was my first response. Vancouver is too large, has too much traffic and too many people. Then I said I would be willing to move if we can live in the West End and walk everywhere.  (English Bay + Stanley Park + downtown Vancouver = West End). The only problem with this is it means lowering the standard to which we have become accustomed – a.k.a. downsize. It’s been an interesting process, sorting out what is most important to us. We aren’t strangers to downsizing, having gone from a large rural home on an acreage to an RV.  Approximately 9 years ago when we moved out of the RV into an apartment we began accumulating ‘stuff’ to kit out a 2 bedroom condo and now we are...

Posture vs Alignment

on Feb 19, 2014 in Movement | 0 comments

I was pretty sure I’d written a blog post on the difference between posture and alignment — I mean recently — but it seems I’ve misplaced it. (If you see it somewhere, let me know, ok?  Because it is driving me crazy!) Anyway, the point is (or was) that posture and alignment are two different things. Posture is, among other things, cultural — meaning that a certain way to stand will be ‘in’ and then it will be ‘out’. Posture is also activity driven. A ballerina has a distinctive way of standing and moving that is different than say, a body builder. I was one of those once. A ballet dancer I mean, and man did it ever stick! I don’t really have a ballet turn-out that I am aware of, but I do and probably will forever have ballet arms that colour my Nia dance into a flowing form and any time something graceful and flowing comes...

Just Move

on Feb 3, 2014 in Fitness, Life Coaching, Movement | 0 comments

I just realized this morning browsing the net that I’m on the cusp of being woman on a mission. I am usually more of a middle-of-the-road ‘you decide’ kind of person, but you know that point you get to where things start coming together and it forces you to make more of a stand? When you start noticing things and say, hey wait a minute, who said that was a good idea? That’s where I am. Because… There is just so much nonsense out there. Nonsense about what we need to do to be healthy in body. A case in point: last month a very well conditioned 60ish woman came to a  demo I was having and as soon as she saw the yoga mats she said, “oh I don’t exercise on the floor.” I asked her why and I got a 15 minute history of what she’s done in the past, how she needs lots of high cardio, but she had a fall last year and hurt her hip and...

A Winter’s Tale – Vacation in Mexico

on Jan 20, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

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