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The Depth of Her Ancient Belonging

Catherine Staples

The Depth of Her Ancient Belonging

My youngest daughter left her busy big city life behind for a day to join me in exploring a nature preserve, a conservation area, and a small village all in the same County a couple of hours east of Toronto. Just an hour after I picked her up from the train station, in the beautiful morning light, from a sanctuary full of monarch butterflies, herons, and a family of swans - she swam out into the calm ancient glacial waters of Lake Ontario into tranquility and a deep sense of wonder. "Perhaps Nature senses the longing that is in us, the...

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Water Lily Affinity

Catherine Staples

Water Lily Affinity

Nature speaks to us in many ways. The wetlands I love to explore canoeing are now full of beautiful blooming Water Lillies. In yoga and other Eastern traditions the lotus blossom is often associated with the crown chakra, but for me they are an elegant metaphor for the first three lower chakras. With their rhizomes rooted firmly in the mud of the earth, there long flexible stems moving toward the light of the surface and the beautiful blooms with bright yellow centers opening to the sun in the bright light of day, they embody and reflect: the  grounded sustaining security...

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Spring Returns, Life Renews

Catherine Staples

Spring Returns, Life Renews

"Again, the season of Spring has come and a spring-source rises under everything, a moon sliding from the shadows." Rumi Spring is pure joyous poetry everywhere you look.

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Fun and Ice at the Toronto Yoga Show!

Catherine Staples

Fun and Ice at the Toronto Yoga Show!

My helper/daughters and I had so much fun at the Toronto Yoga Show this past weekend! There is such a great vibe at this show and so much to see and do! Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth. It was such a pleasure to talk one on one with so many lovely customers.  The weekend ended with a big ice storm across all of Southern Ontario with the Mayor of Toronto asking people to stay home and off the streets, and all flights were grounded. It was crazy weather even for us "locals".  The yoga instructors that had...

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The Toronto Yoga Conference and Show coming up!

Catherine Staples

The Toronto Yoga Conference and Show coming up!

I'm busy making and preparing for the fabulous Yoga Show in Toronto April 12th to 15th. I have registered as a participant in the past, but this year is my first time as an exhibitor. I am so excited!  It is a really wonderful conference focused on all things yoga, healing, and health with over 100 hours of classes, workshops and demonstrations, as well as a health focused exhibition. The conference is at the Toronto Metro Convention Centre in the heart of downtown Toronto. Here is a link to the their website for all the details https://www.theyogaconference.com/toronto/ I look forward...

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