As we begin 2018 with these cold days, we can often find ourselves indoors a little more and hopefully embracing a slower and more relaxed pace. The best evenings for me are the ones spent with my “Hour of Power” where I commit to read for 20 minutes an inspiring book, journaling for a little while and then finishing with a restorative yoga pose . I assure you the best sleep awaits me every time. A reminder to follow the signs of nature and hibernate like the bears a little and take much needed rest and and relaxation. Life is all about balance, enjoying very active practices but also savoring the ones that invite stillness. Namaste, Chantel

L’hiver une excellent temps de réflexion,

En ce début d’année très froid, on peut se retrouver à l’intérieur un peu plus que d’habitude. Donc savoir profiter du temps un peu plus relax et décontracté grâce aux plus courtes journées et plus longues soirées.  Les meilleurs soirées pour moi sont celles ou je passe mon “hour of power” en pratiquant mes 3 passions; lire un livre ou passage inspirant pendant 20 minutes, écrire dans un journal de bord pendant 10 minutes et ensuite pratiquer une posture restorative ou courte série de yoga pendant les minutes qui me restent. Un sommeil de grande qualité y est presque garanti. L’hiver est un rappel de suivre le rythme de la nature et de possiblement suivre un peu l’exemple des ours et d'hiberner un peu en savourant ces temps de relaxation. La balance est la clef puisqu’il ne faut pas oublier l’importance de rester actif il faut aussi savoir apprécier les temps plus relax. Namaste, Chantel
We have been so incredibly fortunate to see so much growth within our four walls over the last 4 years. Yes, we are approaching our 4th birthday on December 19th! We have grown from a schedule of 15 classes to over 45 a week and could not have done it without our super AMAZING team of instructors and energy exchangers that continue to call this place home!

Our Karma classes have been a huge part of this community and will continue to be a part of our weekly schedule. This is such a great class to come to with friends, for first timers, and of course just to come out and support a local cause. This holiday season we would like to extend our Karma initiative by giving a portion of our gift card sales to our December Karma selection, Harvest House Atlantic. Help us by dropping in for one of our Friday night Karma classes ($5 donation) or purchasing a Pura Vida Yoga Gift Card.

Thank you to our incredible community here who continues to show up for themselves so that they can do and be the very BEST in their everyday lives.

Peace and Love,
PVYD

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You know that favourite pose that we all look forward to in all our yoga classes, the lying down pose (Savasana), well now imagine a full class of this! Yoga postures on the floor where you stay in them with the help of props such as bolsters, blankets and blocks for up to 10 minutes! This is called Restorative Yoga and along with 3 other teachers from our studio, we completed a teacher training in this style of yoga. Since then, I realized just how much I need and crave stillness. Crazy to think that I, a yoga instructor would need to work on relaxing. The relaxing I can do easily but the not feeling guilty part is a challenge. I have had to reprogram my thoughts and perceptions on the art of doing doing nothing. Give yourself the permission to reconnect with yourself through this amazing practice!

Ma posture favorite du yoga? La dernière posture de toutes les classes, celle qui me demande de rester coucher sur son dos (savasana). Donc ma grande découverte de 2017? Le yoga restoratif! Mon mode “d’hyper-productivité” m’a fait oublié un ingrédient fondamental de mon épanouissement, la relaxation. Au travers de divers postures de yoga réalisées avec l’aide de couvertures, blocs et autres accessoires, le support du corps au complet, permet de lâcher prise totalement. Les bienfaits sont incroyables et se ressentent immédiatement. Mon grand moment “ha ha” fut de voir comment je devais changer ma perception de relaxer sans culpabilité! Relaxer ne signifie pas la paresse, mais plutôt un besoin fondamental nécessaire pour nous tous!

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Sometimes you need to learn the hard way in life! First the baseball incident last summer where my shoulder got a nice hit and then a hockey injury to make me face the sad reality that I can no longer compete with my son’s quick athletic skills. I could blame the Figure Skates that were worn to a Hockey  game or maybe I should just need to accept the fact my body and what my mind thinks it can do, just don't align perfectly. Regardless, after a few great treatments to ease the pain of a bruised tailbone, hip and ego,  my practice came to the rescue. Bottom line, Yoga heals! Whether it be physical pain or aches or emotional ones, yoga has never let me down. Finding a more restorative and gentle yin practice where a supported Child Pose became my best friend, it simply reminded me to take the time to listen and let the body heal. Time and patience will lead you back to where you need to be, let go and trust! Chantel xxx


What Client's Say

Dr Nicole Basque ND, Licensed Naturopathic Doctor

I have been practicing different forms of yoga for over 10 years and am truly inspired by the magnitude of how it has transformed my life. My hot yoga practice keeps me physically and mentally fit, spiritually grounded and has taught me more about myself than any other form of physical activity. I am now a practicing Naturopathic Doctor and understand the health benefits of hot yoga, and recommend it highly to my patients. What PuraVida offers is more than just a space to get fit, it is a welcoming community of people who care about your well-being and guide you towards deepening your practice, on and off the mat. Moncton is lucky to have such a great place!

 Dr Nicole Basque ND

Licensed Naturopathic Doctor
www.drbasque.com

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