Offering Registered Massage Therapy & Yoga Therapy in Courtenay BC

Why We Might Visit A Movement More Than Once

Imagine you’ve been working with your therapist – be it massage, physio, yoga or otherwise – and you’ve been incorporating movement into your treatment plan.  You’re noticing improvements.  Improvements in your stability, your strength, your flexibility. A decrease in your pain, stiffness, your fatigue.  You’re feeling empowered, because you know that while your therapist offered … Read more

3 Reasons I Love a Micro Practice

I LOVE micro practice! A quick little interlude in my day, and then I carry on… In all honesty, even as a yoga teacher/yoga therapist, it’s not very often that I pull out my mat and do a fully committed yoga practice for an hour. You’re more likely to find me doing 2-5 minute practices … Read more

Yoga Therapy – What Is It REALLY?

It’s not your typical yoga class… When most people think of ‘yoga’, there’s a pretty common image that comes to mind; a group of people flowing from one pose to the next, while the teacher calls out cues.  But when I start talking about the therapeutic yoga that I offer and how it might help … Read more

Your Life and the Radio Dial Analogy

Your life and the radio dial analogy: Tuning into your body’s signals When it comes to exercising, stretching, and generally monitoring the body’s state, many people start off with what I call the “on/off switch” approach. They go from zero to 100. From feeling pretty good to having pain. Just. Like. *That* (Did you hear … Read more

2 Props I Wish I Chose Differently

Yoga props… There is a misconception that yoga props are ‘cheating’. But this simply isn’t true. In fact, yoga props can deepen your practice! They allow you to move within your body’s true abilities, find ease through the journey in and out of positions, or feel better supported in the shape of a posture. They … Read more

Keeping Hope Alive by Celebrating the Little Things

I see it so often… People feel so discouraged when they’re still not ‘there’. They arrive to their appointment frustrated or resigned because they still have pain, they still can’t sleep through the night, or they still can’t stand in the kitchen long enough to cook a meal without needing to take a break.  Whatever … Read more

Set Backs and Silver Linings

Flare ups are no fun… But rest assured that they are a normal part of any process. Whether triggered by accidentally ‘overdoing it’, or seemingly no reason at all, feeling like you’ve taken 1 step forward and 5 steps backwards happens. Here are a few things to keep in mind when this happens: This state … Read more

Why Does Positive Change Take So Long to Stick?

Perhaps you’re finding it takes frustratingly long to recover from an injury or build up the stamina and strength you need for something you aspire to do.  You may wonder, “What’s holding things up?!? Why is this taking so long?!?”. Well, a lot of it comes down to habits – good or bad – and … Read more