Life … where unexpected, dramatic events can throw your sails off course in an instant. That is how my yoga journey began.
Having lived a charmed childhood, I was completely taken off guard (more than once!) as a young adult, when the winds shifted and my sails were thrown off course. The reality of all that is ‘Life’ began to happen … to myself and the people around me that I loved. Serious health issues for family members, tragic and dramatic loss of young friends, heart wrenching and life altering decisions, and relationship unrest. My twenties … while filled with success and MANY wonderful, fond memories with good friends and a loving, supportive family … was riddled with constant emotional challenges.
At age 29, while seeking some assistance in processing my altered life course (therapy!) … it was suggested I try Yoga.
Almost immediately for me, Yoga became a ‘game changer’ and a ‘life saver’ … I was addicted! I loved how it made me feel … the healthy releases … the challenge. It was a breath of fresh air to have a CHOSEN challenge that brought peace and relaxation to my life! The intense concentration required to master poses, the learned ability to calm my breath and my mind, the transformation of my spirit, all of it was exactly what the Dr. ordered! I became a poster child for the obvious, proven health and psychological benefits of Yoga. The noticeable physical strength, flexibility, and toning aspects were all a bonus for me! Eighteen months later … I was ready to deepen my Yoga experience and practice. I enrolled in and completed the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, and for an added ‘twist’, I also studied and completed the Adagio Barre Training. Excited and pumped now to share and teach others!
Having learned how to ‘sail’ (on my mat!) … “like a small boat on the ocean” … I plan to be “sending BIG waves into motion” … as a committed ‘Yogi’!
I look forward to seeing you in my classes, as we navigate this thing called ‘Life’ together! Stay humble. Work hard. Be kind.
Kensington Road, Kensington Crescent and surrounding streets have plenty of parking spaces available. There is a ParkLink lot offering flat rates right behind our studio on Kensington Crescent. Calgary Transit buses stop directly in front of our studio also! Most streets have 2 hour paid parking, but some street parking is free before 9am and after 6pm.
USING PARK PLUS
Tired of standing in the rain, fumbling for your credit card or digging for spare change to pay for parking? Want the convenience of paying for your parking session in the comfort of your own car? Now you can! Sign up for ParkPlus and you can pay for your parking session with one easy cellphone call. Go to www.parkplus.ca <http://www.parkplus.ca/> to register!
FREE CURBSIDE PARKING
There is some free time-limited parking available on Bowness Rd, 12 St and 13 St around the St John Fine Arts Elementary School (15 12th St NW). Be sure to read the signs to comply with parking regulations.
METERED CURBSIDE PARKING
With exception to permit parking in residential zones surrounding the Kensington area, there is metered parking on nearly every street in the Kensington area. Once again, be sure to read the signs to comply with parking regulations, especially on 10 St during rush-hour time periods as some time restrictions do apply.
Often overlooked, Kensington Gate offers numerous stalls above ground as well as about 100 stalls underground, all available for public parking. There is almost always parking available here, even during busy times.
CALGARY PARKING AUTHORITY (CPA)
CPA LOT 23 at 1101 Memorial Dr NW
Located beside the old Firehall. Access is from eastbound Memorial Drive only.
CPA LOT 37 at 1056 Memorial Dr NW
Located on the north side of Memorial Dr, access is from westbound Memorial Dr only.
CPA LOT 57 at 1210 Kensington Rd NW
Located on the north side of the road, this lot is a great one for those of you who are coming in from Crowchild Trail via Kensington Rd.
For more information on Calgary Parking Authority parking lots, hours and rates, go to the CPA Home Page <http://www.calgaryparking.com/web/guest/parkinglots/lotlocations>.
Monday - 9:30am - 11:30am & 5:00 -9:00pm
Tuesday - 9:30am - 12:45pm & 5:00 - 9:00pm
Wednesday - 9:30am - 11:30am & 5:00- 9:00pm
Thursday - 7:00am - 12:45pm & 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday - 9:00am - 11:30am
Saturday & Sunday - 8:45am - 11:30am