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Recovery Moves for Cyclists

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Any type of training has the potential to result in over- and underuse of your tissues. The best way to avoid this is cross-training, and making sure that you incorporate exercises that address both strength and mobility, as well as different directions of movements around your joints. In my last post,  I talked about how […]


Tune Up and Recovery for Cyclists by

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Regardless if you prefer long bicycle rides on scenic country roads, or challenging yourself on a mountain bike trail, the experience is probably associated with a sense of freedom and simplicity. A feeling that can easily be interrupted by a flat tire or pain somewhere in your body. Comparing the human body to a machine […]

From Massage to Teaching by

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Two years ago I had a psychic tell me “I see you teaching.” My first thought, immediately, was “this woman is off her rocker crazy…” I was a massage therapist, and have been since 2003. Aside from the apprenticeship I did for a year at my massage school after I graduated, well that was the […]

March – April Upcoming Events by

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

March your way to an expanded Teaching toolkit! What better time to certify in either Yoga Tune Up® or the Roll Model® Method? Check out our upcoming events below or further details. We hope to see you there! Yoga Tune Up® Core Immersion APRIL 19 – 22 with Lisa Hebert BEYOND YOGA AND WELLNESS CENTRE- […]

Suggestions from Breast Surgeons: A Smorgasboard of Sankalpa by

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

A breast cancer diagnosis can be terrifying and during that time, utilizing the practice of sankalpa (especially in conjunction with the above mentioned down-regulation techniques) can be an excellent place to start to address the myriad fears and worries that can take your mind and run with it. After diagnosis, women need to feel they […]

Suggestions from Breast Surgeons Part One: A Sankalpa Practice for Breast Cancer Patients by

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Over a decade ago Dr. Beth Dupree saved my mother’s life with a bilateral skin-sparing mastectomy after a diagnosis of multifocal ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) in her left breast. Her guidance during that pivotal period has truly shaped who my mother has become in the years since. Not surprisingly, my mother has largely shaped […]

When to Treat Yoself Like a Pro by

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Treat yo self. Sometimes, you need to treat yourself, and in doing so, normally a soft object will do the trick, but in certain situations, you may need to use a hard one. Maybe a hard tool is all that is available (it can be better than nothing if you can use it without causing […]

Self-Massage: When are Hard Tools Appropriate? by

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Soft tools can achieve all the potential benefits of massage: increased relaxation, proprioception, pain-relief, and circulation, reduction of inflammation, and sometimes, manipulation and restructuring of connective tissue. However, there are certain cases where soft tools don’t get the job done, or at least don’t do as well as hard tools do to achieve the desired […]

February – March 2018 Upcoming Events by

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

A great way to show self-love this February is to expand your teaching toolkit! What better time to certify in either Yoga Tune Up® or the Roll Model® Method? Check out our upcoming events below or further details. We hope to see you there! Level 1 Teacher Certification Training FEBRUARY 16-23 with Casey Easton BE […]

Therapy Ball Work for Improved Swim Technique by

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Last time, we talked about how range of motion at the shoulder joint can influence the catch phase of the freestyle swim stroke. I tried to convince you to tailor your swim stroke to what your body is currently capable of, while also committing to regular, continued work on improving your weaknesses. This time around, […]