Fall Into Wellbeing

Earlier this year my friends and I decided to host our first “city retreat” titled Spring Into Wellbeing and it was not only a hit with clients but it was also a lot of fun for us! It was so nice to experience different modalities from our own, watch each other in our elements and come together as a group to create a community event. We loved it so much, we decided to do it again!
Continue reading below for all the details of our Fall Into Wellbeing event!
With fall just around the corner, it’s time to get back into a healthy mindset and reset from all the summer patios, cottage vacations and disrupted routines. Have you been wanting to try Yoga or Pilates? Have you heard about sound baths, tarot or Reiki? Maybe you already love these practices and just need a day to yourself to unwind and de-stress!
Join Certified Pilates Instructor Shawn, Reiki Level II Teacher Vanessa and Certified Yoga Instructor Megan for a unique self-care experience in the city!
When: Saturday, October 26th, 2019
Time: 10am- 2pm
Investment: $75 (tax included)
Where: 90 Ontario St. Toronto, ON
Starting with a welcome meet and greet and intention setting, you’ll progress through the day from an energizing meditation to a 30-minute Pilates class, then followed by a 30-minute Yoga class. A healthy and zero-waste vegan lunch will be provided from The Goods, at which time you have the opportunity to have a mini- Tarot reading, journal, have a peaceful moment to yourself or ask questions to our on-site Holistic Nutritionist, Pilates and Yoga Experts. The afternoon will conclude with a 45-min sound healing experience and a 15-minute therapeutic release class. You will leave feel rejuvenated, replenished and relaxed; ready to enter the fall season with a clear mind and an open soul!
A take home gift will be given from us to you, so that you can have a memento of your day.
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Changing It Up

“Change is the only constant in life.”-Heraclitus
3C2B87C4-3884-4B5A-BCC9-378AD1F9C618 2Today happens to be the last day of one of my co-workers who has worked at the studio for nearly two decades. She is the first instructor I ever took Pilates with at that very same studio, that I now work at as well. Luckily for me, she has become not only a mentor to me but also a friend. It is the end of an era. But change is a constant and as humans we need change to let us grow, challenge us and propel us into opportunities we wouldn’t have considered otherwise. Change can be good, albeit difficult at times.
This change comes just over a month after another co-worker/client/friend unexpectedly passed away. That change was the awful kind, that shakes you up inside and makes you examine your own life a bit more, your health and that of your family. Looking for clues and answers where there are none. He was a genuine, kind and passionate person who gave is all to his friends, family, partner and students and his absence is felt. Last weekend a few co-workers and I, along with hundreds of others, went to his celebration of life. His family, friends and students rallied together to put on performances showing their love. It was incredible to witness this tribute and his presence was felt in each and every moment.
His passing and my other co-worker leaving her position are very different on the spectrum of loss and change but both are impacting in their own ways. Change is inevitable, but all the more reason to cherish each moment, to celebrate, to hug, to laugh, to encourage, to remember.
Sometimes we have to take a step back to appreciate what we have and sometimes to see what we are missing. I’ve been giving a lot of thought to my work/life balance and what I want out of my career over the last year (see my recent post here). These recent changes have both affected me in different ways and even more so, I want to take some time this summer to enjoy my life and my family more. Career is important absolutely and I want to feel successful and proud of my work. I still have plans to grow and expand my business and that is important, to continue to be fulfilled in your career path. But taking the time to enjoy your friends, family and time by yourself is equally important. This last month has reinforced that concept to me. I already knew it but sometimes it is easy to get caught up in the hustle and forget that time is fleeting.
Just a reminder.
xo Shawn