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I am a teacher, fitness/yoga instructor, runner, celebrity stalker, chocolate lover, embarrassing dancer, wine guzzler, can't-live-without-my-girlfriends kind of girl. I also have a collection of high heels that strongly outweighs my collection of runners. My goal is to find balance in my life through health and exercise- and when I say balance, I mean kicking ass in the gym and enjoying food, wine, family, friends, and basking in celebrity news. Let's eat clean and do some craaahaaayzy workouts together... followed by a glass of wine.

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

The Gift of Yoga- Power of Movement's "Om"azing Giveaway!

Pin It Hi beautiful friends! I have amazing news for you- I have an awesome YOGA giveaway for you!!!!

I am an ambassador for the Power of Movement, Canada's largest yoga fundraiser, which is an exceptional organization that works to fund research for arthritis and autoimmune disorders. My personal journey to yoga began years ago when I experienced chronic shoulder pain. After many mis-diagnoses, many doctors, tears and frustrations, I discovered that the fluid movements of yoga were the only thing that really helped my (so far undiagnosed) problem.

You can't tell, but I'm freezing my ass off here. 
I felt intoxicated by yoga- the more I went, the better I felt, both physically and spiritually. I felt a much greater connection to my body, and found myself understanding the power of my soul. Yoga really spoke to me because it worked- it worked for me when I was injured, and it continues to work for me and challenge me every day. For this reason, it is very important to me to ensure that movement, yoga, and fitness are accessible to all. This powers the workouts I create that can be done anywhere and with little to no equipment required. After years of practice, I decided to certify through P3 Yoga and East to West Yoga and become a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). It was the best decision I have ever made and I continue to grow and learn within the yoga community.

See? Totally accessible. 
In an effort to raise money and awareness, I am doing a karma class at my high school to give students, teachers and coaches the opportunity to experience the power of movement. I think yoga can help teenagers increase their self esteem, give greater body awareness, provide an avenue for stress relief, and give students a sense of belonging, belief, and pride!

Back in December, the Power of Movement had a week of "Ommmm"azing giveaways, and I WON a Passport to Prana!
The Passport to Prana is an amazing way for you to figure out the studio and type of yoga that suits you best. It entitles you to one yoga class at each and every participating studio (good in Canada- Toronto and Vancouver)- and it's good for one year! It's an amazing way to experience all types of yoga and find the one that works for YOU. Here's where you come in: I've decided to give the Passport to Prana to one of YOU! :)

The wonderful people at the Power of Movement will also give the lucky winner a Power of Movement Yoga Mat AND a Power of Movement Yoga Bag! I'm so excited to be part of this passionate organization and hope that the lucky winner will find a place for yoga in their lives.

You'll be all set to rock it out... even if your favourite pose is Savasana.
This was my friend Bailey at a fancy Gala. See? Yoga can be done anywhere.
To win, please Like the Power of Movement on Facebook (+1) and Twitter (+1), and share this giveaway on your Facebook, blog, Pinterest, or Twitter (+1)! You'll get one entry for each that you complete.

As an additional entry, tell me your own personal yoga journey or any goals you have associated with yoga! (+1)

Please comment below or on my Facebook page and tell me the number of entries you've completed! Good luck- contest will close Monday, February 6th!

Namaste, my friends.

Be sure to check out the other amazing ambassadors for the Power of Movement, including Laura and Kim!