• Practicing Through Injury

    My forward fold resembles chair pose these days. Injuries used to become my story, e.g. “ I can’t do that because of this, etc.” Now, after 15 years of practice, two pregnancies and minor injuries during this time, I’ve managed to practice without becoming a victim to these injuries. I now understand that all experiences…

  • Tame That Bitch

    You know, the one that lives in my head — and maybe yours, too.
    I get to Starbucks for my morning Americano and sigh while waiting in line. Why is everyone else up so early? My drive to work is filled with complaints about all the construction I have to deal with and the crazy drivers on the…

  • Mom’s Got Cancer – Entry 1 #fuckcancer

    My mom, Michiko (Miki) Suwa Gorman was diagnosed with metastasized lung cancer four years ago. My mom is a two time Boston and New York Marathon winner and author. You can read her bio on Wikipedia.
    I’ve started documenting my mom’s journey for my own therapy and am sharing our experience including the dark moments, tears,…

  • This Week’s Focus at CYC – Karma

    This week our classes at our Vancouver and Toronto locations will be themed around the spiritual law of karma or cause and effect. The law of karma states that there are an infinite amount of choices available to us in each moment. Some of our choices are made consciously but many are unconscious. It also…

  • Sunday Night Dinner

    Sunday night at the nagel bagels! Try this quick healthy dinner the whole family will enjoy. Kale salad dressed in a balsamic vinaigrette with saffron polenta. Recipe below!





    a few handfuls of organic kale, arugala and basil
    mixed bean sprouts
    bocconcini (optional)
    dijon mustard
    balsamic vinegar
    extra virgin olive oil

    Finely chop up the garlic and mix in the mustard, balsamic vinegar…

  • Breathe Mama!

    In lieu of Mother’s Day, I felt compelled to share my thoughts on motherhood and how yoga and meditation has helped me breathe a little deeper. As moms, our days start pretty early, usually before 6am, regardless of what we did the night before. And so the race begins, making breakfast, packing lunches, getting the…

  • 5 Tips for a Healthier New Year

    Originally posted by the Huffington Post

    The New Year is a time where many of us reflect on the previous year and set intentions for drastic change. Often these intentions are for reasons that are not powerful enough to follow through with the dedication and commitment it takes to manifest real change.

    It is in our nature…