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‘Fridays at the Farm’ Outdoor Yoga Classes Benefit Animal Sanctuary

‘Fridays at the Farm’ Outdoor Yoga Classes Benefit Animal Sanctuary

North Delta studio hosts fundraising series for livestock and pets affected by wildfires Sweet Serenity Yoga and Wellness is adding crucial wildfire relief to its roster of animal and community support efforts by partnering with Perfect Pastures Animal Sanctuary for a biweekly outdoor fundraising event taking place in Delta, B.C…. Read More

Why is Reiki gaining popularity?

Why is Reiki gaining popularity?

As the people of the west become sicker in mind, body, and spirit, we awaken to the subtler forms of healing that view the body much differently than the medical system of our society. For some of us, we love the subtle and non-intellectualized nature of this form of healing…. Read More

July 1st Update

July 1st Update

You guys… We’re almost there!!! We are so excited to announce that we are entering phase 3 of the BC recovery plan!!!  Now, what does that mean for Sweet Serenity you ask?PHO guidance – Step 3: Earliest start date July 1: The criteria for moving to Step 3 is at least… Read More

How to set goals NOW to feel your best this summer!

How to set goals NOW to feel your best this summer!

I will tell you now this is not going to be your typical S.M.A.R.T goal setting guide. Speaking from my lived experience as a not-so-goal-oriented person, I want to speak to those of you, like me, that don’t thrive in mainstream goal-setting frameworks. Setting goals and failing or setting the… Read More

Collective Deep Breath

Collective Deep Breath

The pandemic has triggered an array of emotional, physical, and economic issues and in the midst of this crisis has led to diverse mental health problems, including anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and other trauma and stress-related disorders. If there was a way to dispel all anxious feelings, I’d tell… Read More

How to create an At-Home Yoga practice you love!

How to create an At-Home Yoga practice you love!

Many of us left our dream of an at-home yoga practice behind a long time ago. This is due to the fact that it is difficult to create the same atmosphere as a studio class and oftentimes circumstances are far less than ideal; kids, dogs, doorbells, dishes… these things do… Read More

May 25th Update

May 25th Update

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow”.  – Melonie Beattie. Thank you for responding to our surveys. The responses shared have allowed us to remain a community-centered space of wellness.  We are so excited to announce that the circuit breaker is mostly… Read More

April 1st Update

April 1st Update

CONNECT. INSPIRE. THRIVE. “Get yourself grounded and you can navigate even the stormiest roads in peace.”  Steve Goodier  We’ve gone Virtual only! The Public Health Authority has placed new restrictions on indoor fitness activities, so we have once again pivoted to our Virtual offerings only. This mandated closure is set to last 3… Read More

March 31st Update

March 31st Update

We are in this together, as always ❤ Thank you for your continued support and openness to adapting The latest updates from Dr. Bonnie Henry have determined that all indoor group fitness facilities must temporarily close. This closure will be reassessed after 3 weeks. With this announcement, we will be pivoted… Read More

Quickening

Quickening

I LOVE summer and I miss its warm days and soft evenings. At this time of year, when the ground is frozen, I often feel very shut off from nature and yearn for my chosen season, where the world seems so alive with growth and plenty. And yet, just like… Read More

January 2nd Update

January 2nd Update

“There are no wrong turns, only unexpected paths” Mark Nepo At Sweet Serenity Yoga, we pride ourselves on our community spirit and thank you all for your continued support through one of the most trying years any small business could have ever experienced. We thank you for your continued patience… Read More

In the Making…

In the Making…

There is a very definite feeling of experiencing history being made, a little bit of surreal, a touch of disbelief, and a sense that anything could happen. My first such experience in this lifetime was with the fall of the Berlin wall. I was too young to understand the implications… Read More

November 20th Update

November 20th Update

“Yoga does not transform the way we see things; it transforms the person who sees.” B.K.S Iyengar To our amazing students, Thank You for Adapting!Your health matters right now more than ever.  We are committed to helping you support your body, mind, and spirit, every step of the way.   As things unfold,… Read More

Never Not Broken

Never Not Broken

“We think that the point is to pass the test or overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It’s just like that. The healing comes from letting there… Read More

Pietersite

Pietersite

One of my favorite stones, let’s be honest most stones are very dear to me, is Pietersite more commonly referred to as Tempest stone. Pietersite is a relatively new find it was located in Namibia by said Pieters hence Pietersite.  Pietersite is a very active and powerful stone. Its energetic… Read More

Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis

As my 3-year approached I was feeling a lot of anxiety. Scared about screwing it up at the last minute and anxious about all the emotions it brings up for me and for who I was at this time 3 years ago. At that time my self-worth and confidence were… Read More

Negative Self-Talk

Negative Self-Talk

“Don’t speak negatively about yourself, even as a joke. Your body doesn’t know the difference. Words are energy and cast spells. That’s why it’s called spelling. Change the way you speak to yourself and you can change your life. What you are not changing, you are also choosing.” -Bruce Lee… Read More

Pivotal

Pivotal

Here we are already in the 2nd half of the year and what a year it has been. I do not think anybody could possibly have had any idea that 2020 would evolve quite the way it has.  It feels like we have had a decade happen in the last… Read More

North Delta Yoga Studio’s ‘Fridays at the Farm’ Benefits Animal Sanctuary

North Delta Yoga Studio’s ‘Fridays at the Farm’ Benefits Animal Sanctuary

A Bollywood-inspired class is just one of the dance fitness and yoga offerings raising funds and awareness for an animal sanctuary in Delta, B.C. Sweet Serenity Yoga and Wellness is partnering with Perfect Pastures Animal Sanctuary for a biweekly outdoor fundraising event beginning this week. Set on Perfect Pastures’ field,… Read More

Shades of Grey

Shades of Grey

Harmony and balance are states that sound so very attractive, I know my heart and spirit yearn for them, and yet what do they really look like? Recently I have had more time to think about what this might look like for me in my life and also for us… Read More

Taro vs. Oracle

Taro vs. Oracle

There are many forms of divination that have been used by all cultures and across all periods of documented history.  It seems that no matter the climate or functions within any known society there has always been a drive to read signs and try and predetermine how events might unfold…. Read More

How To Survive Distancing, And Your Family

How To Survive Distancing, And Your Family

Suddenly many of us find ourselves at home either alone or in a house packed with our closest relatives.  Taking some time to unwind and watch tv for a while is great but when we are faced with weeks of at-home time, it could get old quick. On top of… Read More

From my guts to Yours

From my guts to Yours

“Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome. Vulnerability is not weakness; it’s our greatest measure of courage.” Brenee Brown I try to be that ray of sunshine in someone else’s day, but, I… Read More

Create

Create

In uncertain times it becomes even more important to chose love and creativity. In our busy, busy rat race day-to-day existence, often we find ourselves in constant cycles of wash, rinse and repeat. We do not remember to slow down and embrace the wonders of the world around us. Forget… Read More

The Viral Focus

The Viral Focus

How we can choose to stay strong and be healthy? A viral infection, such as the flu and the coronavirus we’ve been hearing so much about, is the effect of a virus having breached our body’s defense system. These infections are not treatable with antibiotics and the vast majority can… Read More

Increased Immunity

Increased Immunity

Exercise makes you feel healthier and more energetic and by extension, it can help you feel better about yourself. So go ahead, take that barre class or go for that walk with a friend. You will feel better and healthier for it! Did you know the average adult has two… Read More

Obsidian – The Protector Stone

Obsidian – The Protector Stone

Protection, Grounding and Shadow Work Most recently I have found myself drawn to the incredibly understated beauty of Obsidian. This is a very new obsession, as, after 20 years of avidly collecting stones, this amazing gem has just recently caught my eye. Which makes a lot of sense, as Obsidian… Read More

We Matter Now

We Matter Now

“She tried so hard to make everyone happy, but she realised she was forgetting some, herself”. unkown A call to all Caregivers and Healers everywhere, please believe me when I say, “We Matter Now”. How often have you done it? How often have you pushed your own dreams and desires… Read More

Get Out of Your Own Way – Podcast

Get Out of Your Own Way – Podcast

“Get out of your own way” – Growth and expansion can be very uncomfortable, taking ownership of your own choices, and denial; a very hard pill to swallow. I hope that in sharing my truth and ripping what remains of this bandaid off will help someone else out there suffering…. Read More

Holly Jolly? 3 ways to help you survive the holidays!

Holly Jolly? 3 ways to help you survive the holidays!

Christmas is a pretty loaded season; whether good or bad we seem to carry a lot of baggage around this Festive time of year. It can feel like we are weighed down by loads of expectation and anxiety and fun and fear and giving and competing.  I know this year… Read More

Joyfully Imperfect

Joyfully Imperfect

“Perfectionism is the ultimate fear… People who are walking around as perfectionists… They are ultimately afraid that the world is going to see them for who they really are and they won’t measure up.” Oprah In this current phase of my life, I am choosing to focus on being present… Read More

Apatite – The Goal Achiever

Apatite – The Goal Achiever

When adulting is too hard and you need to clear any mental or emotional fog, it is time to introduce Apatite into your collection. This little beauty can assist you to find satisfaction, motivation, and inspiration. Apatite is great for assistance in balancing out the desire to follow and manifest… Read More

Gratitude for all that’s Brutalful!

Gratitude for all that’s Brutalful!

There is an art to giving thanks, sadly it has mostly become a lost art. Certainly, we all learned our manners as a child, how to politely say “please” and “thank you”. Yet, the routine habits we build instilling polite manners are very distant from true gratitude. Gratitude is a… Read More

Desperately Seeking Motivation

Desperately Seeking Motivation

Now with the inspiration of the summer dwindling and everyone returned to their regularly scheduled programming, how can you find the time and motivation to return to your own daily practices? Some people may think that because I teach, I am getting my practice checked off my list for that day, but… Read More

World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day

I’ve hemmed and hawed about posting this publicly but realized I can’t exactly advocate for people with mental health and/or addiction issues without owning my own story fully, especially on world suicide prevention day… So here goes; Two years and 15 days ago I tried to clear the earth of… Read More

Rose Quartz – Loving Vibration

Rose Quartz – Loving Vibration

Rose Quartz – Loving Vibration   I like to think of Rose Quartz is the ultimate self-care stone, this stone supports and attracts unconditional love and what is self-care about then exactly that? With it’s soft and pretty pink hue, it is virtually impossible to look at Rose Quartz and… Read More

Cat Yoga funds ‘second chance’ kitty for shelter animals

Cat Yoga funds ‘second chance’ kitty for shelter animals

Get ready to downward dog like you never have before – with cats overseeing your movements as you flow through your Hatha practice. Sweet Serenity Yoga and Wellness is hosting Cat Yoga on Sunday, August 11th from noon until 1:15 p.m. The North Delta Studio’s playful and impactful class is… Read More

Come As You Are – Pride

Come As You Are – Pride

Every time you are brave enough to be who you truly are you pave the way for someone else to do the same    Vancouver’s worldwide reputation for diversity and inclusion becomes especially visible during the enormous Pride celebrations happening this weekend!    Pride is unique because it is a time… Read More

Moonstone – “Talisman of the Inward Journey”

Moonstone – “Talisman of the Inward Journey”

  The first stone I ever fell madly in love with was Moonstone, something about her always spoke right to my heart. I’ve always been drawn into the secrets that each piece hides until they are caught and reflected in the light. Moonstone has been revered as a magic talisman… Read More

Raising Funds for Mental Health – NamaSlay Metal Yoga

Raising Funds for Mental Health – NamaSlay Metal Yoga

Brene Brown said it best “Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome.” When this article went live I had no idea what to expect or that so many news avenues from print, online… Read More

Home

Home

What does the word Home mean to you?  Does it fill your heart with warmth and love or dread and fear? Or a combination of both? Not having a home can certainly leave you feeling anxious, after all, shelter is one of the basic necessities of life, and yet a… Read More

Labradorite – “The Magician Stone”

Labradorite – “The Magician Stone”

  If you are looking to add a little Magic into your stone collection this Beauty is an amazing place to start. Often referred to as the Magician of the stone world Labradorite was first found in Labrador Canada in the late 1770s (or at least that is the first… Read More

Zumba Love

Zumba Love

Last night I took the opportunity to finally give myself some self-care, which to be honest I have not been doing at all lately. Don’t get me wrong I love what I do and no matter how many hours a day I spend working on the computer doing the best… Read More

We’re One!?!

We’re One!?!

This weekend marked the First Anniversary of the opening of Sweet Serenity Yoga and Wellness! As I write this, I cannot believe how quickly this year has flown by! This has been a remarkable year for us, and I am so thrilled to be growing this beautiful community! I am… Read More

Kyanite – “The Chakra Aligner”

Kyanite – “The Chakra Aligner”

Kyanite happens to be one of my favorite stones It comes in several colors, although most often occurs in blue and it can appear to be both very crystalline and very gem-like depending on its finish. What I love about Kyanite the most is that it is one of 2… Read More

Shut up Monkey Mind!

Shut up Monkey Mind!

With the constant mantra of Mindfulness that seems to be jumping out from everywhere these days, it has made me wonder why something that seems so simple is so hard to attain. Or at least it is very hard for me to attain, and after having surveyed my friends and… Read More

Everyone Needs a 3rd Place

Everyone Needs a 3rd Place

Here we are, all of us, caught up in the daily routine of work, family, chores, and responsibilities. Does it sometimes feel like all you want is a break to recharge? Have you ever yearned for a place to escape to? Somewhere that is comfortable and familiar and yet, does… Read More

Speak Kindly

Speak Kindly

If you’re anything like me you have trouble seeing just how wonderful you are; With that negative mind chatter controlling the conversation in your head all to often. I challenge you to face that negative self-talk head on! Starting today LOOK at yourself in mirror and tell you something POSITIVE… Read More

The Many Pieces of You

The Many Pieces of You

How many pieces of yourself, can you give away before you are completely lost? I don’t know the answer, all I know is I think I have been doing it all my life. I think I have literally been tearing small pieces off and handing them out, like candy, all… Read More

Pink Shirt Day

Pink Shirt Day

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory” – Dr. Seus All of those formative years through school I met my fair share of bullies and was bullied a lot when I was growing up. I was different and didn’t quite fit in…. Read More

What I want for YOU

What I want for YOU

Over the course of my life, my perception of what love should be has altered drastically. I think this is pretty natural and maybe even inevitable. Today what I long for in love, and what I wish for each and every one of you, is to be loved for your… Read More

Clear Quartz – The “Master Healer”

Clear Quartz – The “Master Healer”

Clear Quartz Crystal is really the Mother of all rocks, she is known as the “master healer” and will amplify energy and thought, as well as the effect of other crystals. If you are looking to start a collection, and don’t know how to delve into the myriad of stones,… Read More

Reworking Your Inner Voice *The Art of Manifesting Your Best Life*

Reworking Your Inner Voice *The Art of Manifesting Your Best Life*

 I have always wondered how manifesting works, is it like wishing? Do you just wish your best life into existence? Can you somehow avert tragedy by wishing it away? Seems too easy doesn’t it? The truth is that you can’t wish things away, and the other truth is that the… Read More

Parasympathetic What?

Parasympathetic What?

Parasympathetic What?  Every once in a while a new term seems to wiggle its way into our collective consciousness; a term that we’ve never heard before suddenly starts to appear everywhere.  Most recently I’ve begun to hear about the “Parasympathetic Nervous System”, very sciencey I know and not something I… Read More

Fierce

Fierce

International Women’s day brought up all kinds of ideas in my mind on what I wanted to write about. There are so many strong women whom I look up to and I couldn’t narrow it down to just one! Through my research for a fierce female I somehow organically landed… Read More

What is Hot Yoga?

What is Hot Yoga?

What is Hot Yoga like at Sweet Serenity Yoga and Wellness you Ask?   We only heat our practice space to 34’C with Far-Infrared ceiling panels, we are 25% ‘cooler’ than traditional hot yoga studios. We prefer our guests to flow, not faint. Far-infrared heat is similar to the sun’s… Read More

What is Barre?

What is Barre?

Essentially; Barre classes mix elements of Pilates and Yoga and functional resistance training, and the moves are choreographed to motivating music. In each energizing and targeted workout, you’ll use the Barre and exercise equipment such as mini-balls and various resistance bands to sculpt, slim and stretch your entire body. Here are… Read More

What is Mat Pilates?

What is Mat Pilates?

Mat Pilates is a way to stretch and strengthen your body, primarily the muscles of the core, which span from your hips to your shoulders. This practice offers toning, flexibility, better posture, more efficient movement, the body/mind connection — just about every benefit the Pilates method has to offer can… Read More