I used to be so good at going to yoga twice a week – especially when I was working at my studio (now that I am in school and working at my new job, I just don’t have the time to also work at the studio). But I need and want more yoga in my life. Lately, I have been trying to go once a week but it’s hard to get my butt there. I honestly never thought I’d love yoga but I do and it’s often what my body and more importantly my mind craves.
We put a lot of tension and strain on ourselves. Whether it is from work, school, running, CrossFit, travel, cooking, whatever it is… our bodies are often under stress. I took to yoga to help me alleviate some of my stresses. To remind myself to breathe, let things go and be present in the moment. These are things that I still work and I definitely would not consider myself “good” at yoga but I try hard and enjoy working on my practice. Lately, I have not been working on my practice. Fail. I have totally neglected my at-home everyday yoga series and haven’t been at my studio very often. But I miss it and I am promising myself to take my socks off and get my downward dog on!
There are so many amazing ways to incorporate yoga into life: at home, outside in the sun or trying out new classes at different studios… I really don’t have an excuse. I’m promising on this bloggy blog to step up my yoga game.
Last week, I found out about Om T.O. – which is a free all day outdoor yoga event in Toronto on June 21st. Om T.O. was inspired by NYC’s Mind over Madness event, where thousands gather to practice yoga on June 21st in Times Square. So Om T.O. was created to bring people from all walks of life together with some of Toronto’s best yoga teachers to celebrate the strength of body, mind and community. Last year, more than 1,000 people participated.
I am super excited to attend this year!
The event is totally free. It is from 9am to 5pm at the Distillery District – a cool area in Toronto. You can check out the full schedule here. I am planing on going to the vinyassa class at 1:15pm for sure – anyone care to join me? Pretty please?
Thanks to Om T.O. and its’ sponsors, I am really excited to giveaway an awesome package. I am sorry non-Torontonian/Canadian/international friends but this giveaway is only for Toronto readers. That’s just how this cookie crumbles – I tried to think about a cute yoga pun but came up with nothing. But that just reminded me to make more of these cookies. Yum.
Anyways, I’m getting off track:
One lucky Toronto reader will win a B yoga mat and 5 classes at Spynga – the yoga and cycling studio. Yoga mats aint cheap! The B yoga mat is grippy (so annoying to slide on a mat) and it keeps my towel in place for hot yoga. It also doesn’t smell – you know how some yoga mats smell like rubber? This one doesn’t! And classes at Spynga is a serious score! That’s where I go spinning… remember when I attended their 1,000 calorie burn class? I told ya all about their awesome studio and instructors!
So this is a pretty sweet giveaway for all you local peeps!
Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter. Just follow the simple instructions and I will announce the winner on Monday June 9th. Good luck!
Before I sign off, just wanted to link to a few great articles I have read over the past few days that might be of interest:
“Eat Less, Exercise More Isn’t the Answer to Weight Loss” via TIME Magazine
Okay I’m done… go enter the giveaway and have an awesome weekend!