WHY THE WHOLEBEING CLUB?

I’ve never done a post about my yoga series, The Wholebeing Club. You may have wondered what it is exactly. Or why it’s called what it is. I’d love to share what’s at the heart of these weekly gatherings, now.

Please note this post is deeply personal. I talk about loss, and pain, and grief. Part of my delay in sharing this story is because of how intimate the details of this experience are in. Anyways, if you are here, thank you. I welcome you to be a part of this story.

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OPENING THE DOORS TO SELF-COMPASSION

There are a few core tenets that guide my experience as a yoga teacher (also just as a human being).

  1. Practicing Self Compassion

  2. Doing what nourishes

  3. Being alongside others

I wanted to write a bit about self-compassion today so that I could share an amazing resource I’ve come across with you. It’s been incredibly helpful for my own self-compassion journey.

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EMOTIONAL LABOUR AND THE ART OF AUTHENTICITY

I’ve been leading a Customer Experience program at a tech company over the last 2+ years, and like many others, I’m pretty sure I’ve experienced burnout. Can it be diagnosed? I’d love to hear what others would describe as being your tell-tale signs.

Burnout is brutal. For me, I realized I might be experiencing something like it when I started doubting …

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MUSINGS ON 21st CENTURY YOGA

Last year I read an excellent book called 21st Century Yoga: Culture, Politics & Practice. It’s a collection of essays which summarize what’s happening in modern western yoga culture today, covering a myriad of topics from social activism, body image, the yoga economy, and intersections with faith.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone intrigued by the phenomenon of yoga in the west today.

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I CHOSE A MAT OVER THE SANCTUARY, BUT I’M STILL SEARCHING

For many years, the church provided me with a place where I felt like I belonged.

I was fourteen years old when I “decided” to get baptized. Coming from a Mennonite Anabaptist background, I always respected the time in people’s lives when they would announce their dedication to the Christian faith and get aligned into a seemingly-perfect life of servanthood, humility, and significant personal integrity…

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