The Element of Spring- Creativity and Will

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Wood Element – Spring  march 21- June 21   In the five-element theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine, spring is related to the wood element, which is paired with our liver and gall bladder meridians and arises from the potential of water, which is the winter element we are moving from. As we are walking around watching all of nature sprouting …

Exploring the Art of Vinyasa and Pavones, Costa Rica

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For the past few years I have been exploring yoga on a deeper level, becoming certified to teach and deepening my own practice, mainly ashtanga and more recently balancing the yang of ashtanga with a nurturing yin practice.  My teachers for ashtanga have been based out the Downwarddog Studio in Toronto and I feel fortunate to have been so close …

Magic of the Mayan Cenote – Zen Nomad Cenote Adventure with Rachel, Sonja den Elzen and Blaise Misiek

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Last winter I spent the time living in Tulum, Mexico.  I lived on the beach, in a tent snuggled in the mangroves next to the jungle.   I would wake up somewhere between 5 and 5:30 in the morning to sit on the beach and watch the sunrise.  Watching the sunrise, having your eyes filled with the first warm light of …

Nice article in Magnifeco

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  Designer Spotlight: Sonja den Elzen By Meg | Women Posted Feb 18, 2013 Thieves Boutique offered a carefully curated collection of the most innovative, quality ethical fashion for men and women in Toronto. It was the spring of 2012, when this gem shut its doors as a commitment to practicing values integral to sustainability.  Closing one door opened another.  …

Om Mani Padme Hum

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The six syllables, om mani padme hum, mean that in dependence on the practice of a path which is an indivisible union of method and wisdom, you can transform your impure body, speech, and mind into the pure exalted body, speech, and mind of a Buddha” ~14th Dalai Lama~om mani padme hum