Yoga from the heart in the sunny Okanagan
I am blessed to teach yoga in Kelowna and around the Okanagan, the heart of desert wine country in southern British Columbia. We have a vibrant and active yoga community, one that I am very proud to be a part of!
Here's what I've been up to lately.
My favourite family photo of all. 💕 #mypeople #teamnyrose
Bustling around getting my chores done ✅, walked into my bedroom and was reminded to pause. When we built this house I really didn’t have much of a clue what I was doing, but I knew how I wanted my home to feel. In this room, no TV, no art, no clutter. Light. Silence. And the perfection that is nature’s creation. Everyday, it might feel a little different, depending on what’s going on... out there. But, ultimately our internal spaces are ours. There are other rooms in my ‘home’ that are necessarily busy, loud, a little messy 😉. But today, for the second time now, I’m reminded once again we must make a space to allow peace. Build that treasured room in our home (and heart) that is sacred. And in doing so, open to grace, welcome joy. 🙏🏼 @kylie_sutton_ 💛 #omshanti #peaceisalwaysbeautiful @modoyogakelowna
Love you 😍 Darcy Nyrose. #myperson #swak
But, (all cold weather bitching aside)... how beautiful is this place!?!? A few moments that could have easily been overlooked but Instead... 💛💛💛 . . . #warminside #reallycoldhands #okanagansunset
Over the years, I’ve learned the light is in always our favour, especially if we turn towards it. 💛 #literallytrue #metaphoricallytrue #spirituallytrue #optimist
‘The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but they seize us.’ ~Ashley Montagu Indeed. 💛. . . . #oneyearwiser #illustratedmeditations #allheartnofilter
It’s the PERFECT day to come to hot yoga!!!! It’s my first class at @modoyogakelowna tonite at 5:30. Ashtanga-inspired Power Flow. I’m SOOO ready to get back to teaching, you can count on it being a frisky one! 💥 Please come and join ... I would be so grateful to see some familiar faces (and new ones!!!) 😘💛 . . . #kelownayoga #modoyogakelowna #friskyflow #shaunanyroseyoga
Only two days into 2019 and already sweet new beginnings to share. It’s been two months since I taught my last yoga class. It’s kinda felt like a little piece of my heart has been missing. I’m so happy to let my yoga friends/ family know that I’ve been generously welcomed in to a new home studio and will begin teaching there next week. Please join me at @modoyogakelowna starting next Weds. Jan 9 for all the flows. 🙏🏼 Love, . . . #kelownayoga #yogakelowna #modoyogakelowna #allheartnofilter #alltheflows
Cruisin’ the blues, no skis required.❄️💙❄️💙. . . #hOMing #chillvibes #blues
Peace is always beautiful. . . @rusticchalkdecor #artbyme #hOMdecor #waltwhitman
Today I found myself having to spend some time at KGH as a patient. This is a place that not so long ago seemed so big and overwhelming, and kinda scary to me, like it does for so many I’m sure. Over the past three years though, it’s become like home. Not scary, but familiar. Wonderful, compassionate, funny, caring people work here. I know this. I’m so fortunate that my job allows me to bear witness to the humanity of our healthcare system. But today, I was just another patient. I was met in Emergency by a triage nurse, who looked at my care card and said ‘oh hey, I follow you on Instagram’ (hello friend 💛). Then off to streaming where I waited... and just watched them, the medical staff. I was fascinated by their system of keeping track of all of us, getting samples of this and that, moving us through various stages of diagnostics. All of this while playfully bantering with one another and greeting each patient with positivity and a smile. It made me proud. The doctor on duty is a physician known to me - his care for one of his past patients inspired a generous gift to the KGH Foundation, and I had the privilege of writing their story. Even though I already knew he was a good doctor, I left with a deeper appreciation for why he had inspired our donor. He was kind. He didn’t rush. He listened. In yoga, we call it holding space - allowing another to be in their suffering and feel totally safe. . I guess I just feel humbled. I know beautiful things happen in hospitals. But this was not a miracle or a big save, a dying moment. Just little me, with an upset tummy. In what was once a scary place, now not at all. . Family. . To all of those people who, instead of doing all the things on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, will be holding space for those who are injured or sick, thank you. You are our angels. . #gratefulpatient PS - I’m ok.
You know, it’s the little things... ❤️ . . . . #merryandbright #hOMing
Broke away from my wolf pack for some beach time here in Cancun. We come home tomorrow and it’s been such a good time with friends and family. It’s good to know you’re not alone on this journey. Although the paths we walk may look different, we all encounter that gnarly branch or giant boulder along the way. Sometimes we need help, or just a warm hand to hold. Stay warm friends. May we be there for each other in all the times. 💛
‘Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness ~~~ and just be happy.’ Quality time with Monkey the Cat and @sandhillwines and the little blue paper mache ball (can you see it?). I finally gave up and decided to decorate the tree to match. 💙🦋💙 . . . #monkeythecat #littleblueballbyjade #holidayhome #okanaganliving #hyggenorth #happy
Seriously. No filter. I’m still in awe. After a long day at work, I walked out of KGH (after grumping with my colleagues about how dark it was already), up to the parkade’s top floor where my car was parked. I stepped out the door and looked up and... THIS. I just stopped. Everything stopped. How can something be this beautiful? It just takes your breath away. Dear Okanagan, you have my heart forever. . . #grateful #okanagansunset #allheartnofilter #skyonfire #kelownanow #home
Sisters. 💛 Together we pour our whole hearts into our @okanaganyogaretreats And now we have hundreds of ‘sisters’ all across Canada! Join us in 2019. Registration opened last Saturday, it was a great first weekend. Our retreats sell out fast. We only have 5 spots left in our June retreat at @predatorridge . Sign up early 😘. Link in profile. . . . #okanaganyogaretreats #allheartnofilter
An emotional day yesterday as I closed an epic, beautiful chapter in my life. And in her extraordinary way, yesterday afternoon, Mother Nature gifted me with this epic, beautiful sign that indeed, I’d made the right choice. I will treasure the memories made, and my @oranjkelowna family forever. It was a glorious adventure. But it is time to start a new chapter. I don’t presume to know what will be written in this one. Right now, the page is blank. If you’ve learned anything from me, I hope it is this: *Never settle *Don’t put up with bullshit *Be kind *Kick ass in all you do *And ... EVERY morning, may we Rise & Shine baby!!! . 🍊🧡🍊🧡 . . . PS - I’m not retiring from teaching yoga - some chapters are still very much in progress: leading @okanaganyogaretreats, my work with the mental health community & @litfromwithinproject. AND I’m open to a new home studio in the future 💛