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Yoga + Art + Park

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 The Uncarved Block ( aka Craig & I ) are selling our new wooden terraced objects at The Collective Spaces x Downward Dog Yoga + Art + Park this weekend at Trinity Bellwoods Park.  

 A bunch of our maker friends will be selling their wares too: NorBlack NorWhite, Rajni Perera, D+L, Province Apothecary & Santa Isla.  

Come drop by.  We'll be there from 11am-6pm and will be accepting all forms of payment :)

Downward Dog Yoga Centre will be offering 3 FREE CLASSES on both Saturday and Sunday, and I'm thrilled to be part of the teacher roster!   

Saturday:
11:00am-12:15pm  / Kathryn
1:30pm-2:45pm /  Ella
4:00pm-5:15pm  / Robin (That's me!)

Sunday:
11:00am-12:15pm / Grace
1:30pm-2:45pm / Kathryn
4:00pm-5:15pm  / Shawn


Pre-register to reserve your spot.  

Mats will be provided by new Toronto company WovnBranch. They'll also be selling their awesome mats at the event.  Every mat sold, they donate an anti-malaria net to the United Nation's Nothing But Nets Campaign.  Good dudes doing good things.

So if you're staying in the city for the weekend, come take a yoga class and peruse the vendor market!

 

Anchor down to lift up.

I'm contemplating tattoos.

This past winter, when I was in Costa Rica searching for self, I became aware of a common theme to both my anxieties and newly formed insights. That being the issue of grounding.  One of the results of this period of reflection is this doodle of an anchor and balloon.   

On my daily walk to the beach, I would pass this incredible tree that had roots starting from its branches, reaching downwards, seeking ground.  One day I found myself standing and staring at these roots for quite a while.  After a moment of processing, the words "I feel you" left my lips. 

In that moment I realized my anxieties were born from my resistance or inability to root down into anything.  I didn't know where or how. 

One of my yoga teachers, Ron Reid, always says that the length in a stretch is determined by the integrity of one's grounding.  And like all yogic insights, I found this to ring true in all areas of my life.  You have to root to grow. One must anchor down to lift up.