de-stress... do less

 

“doing less - doesn’t mean doing nothing. One step at a time - slow down - absorb inwardly that which surrounds and fulfills you.”

- Tim















Alain de Botton—The True Hard Work of Love & Relationships

What if the first question we asked on a date were, “How are you crazy? I’m crazy like this”? As people and as a culture, he says, we would be much saner and happier if we reexamined our very view of love. How might our relationships be different — and better — if we understood that the real work of love is not in the falling, but in what comes after?

( Listen to the conversation )

 

do less - past stories...




“Trump is a symptom of something much bigger and more fundamental going on in the world. So are the people behind Brexit in Great Britain. They are not driving the change, they are reacting to the change. They are not showing the way forward, they are making desperate attempts to cling to the past, a past that is gone forever.”


( ...read the full story here )






Take a tour of "hygge" in Copenhagen - We asked Swedish Anna to investigate what this 'hygge' is all about, see what she finds out!


( ...video )







In the episode of My Turn, actress and comedian Chelsea Handler shares a story from her stand-up comedy days. - ELLE


( ...find out what else here )






Saying that lemons are a superfood is an understatement. Not only do they add abundant flavor to a variety of dishes, but they also...


( ...find out what else here )






Meet Wendy Struck - Joining our do less team to co-facilitate our Seaside retreat on Bowen Island. Wendy’s creative and ease of style will inspire all those seeking to deepen their own creativity... or discover it.  (...read more in our retreat section)






Massive Fitness Trend That's Not Actually Healthy at All - But (and it's a big fat booty butt) just because life is a battle doesn’t mean you have to destroy yourself every time you go to the gym.  (...read more)






Five Surprising Facts About Daydreaming - New computer model aims to simulate our mental escapes. By Christine Dell'Amore

(...read more)






Cuddle Therapy - Karin Whittaker believes you’re never too old to cuddle.”

(...read more)






Tune into a radio broadcast/interview November 12, 2013 with Christine  Monaghan. - check the video out here




Bot & Dolly...

Box explores the synthesis of real and digital space through projection-mapping onto moving surfaces. The short film documents a live performance, captured entirely in camera. botndolly.com/box

- check the video out here



You are the lungs...

Okay, breathe in...

- check it out here



Be careful with your body...

No pain, no gain... right?! Well, that was the older generation’s thinking and look where it got them. Joint replacement galore. Have a read of this beautifully written article from the Elephant Journal, by Charlotte Bell.

- check it out here



Kermit and Joey say the alphabet...

A little reminder on how the alphabet can be so lovingly practiced. Sharing the love from a little nostalgic moment in time.

- check it out here



Tashi Mannox - Tibetan Calligrapher...

A short film about the work of Tibetan calligrapher Tashi Mannox. Director - Guy Reid, Editor - Steve Kennedy, Sound and Music - Justin Lee Radford and Paul Warren. Thanks to Tashi and Alex.

- check it out here



Desiderata...

(Latin: "desired things") is a 1927 prose poem by American writer Max Ehrmann (1872–1945). The text was largely unknown in the author's lifetime and became widely known after its use in a devotional.

- check it out here



Bell Chant for 2013...

Beautiful and meditative. Please enjoy.

- check it out here



Binaural Beats: Focus, Concentrate, Study Music - Beta and Gamma...

*Listen with headphones* The fastest documented brainwave frequency range is that of Gamma Brain Waves -- which oscillate within the range of 40 Hz to 70 Hz....

- check it out here



Emotions Can Change Your DNA...

Cheer up and think positive thoughts: We all give words of advice like these at some time to a friend, relative or colleague who is ill, worried or otherwise out of sorts. Can’t hurt. Right?

- check it out here



The Most Astounding Fact...

We are stars.

- check it out here



We each have a choice...

How we are “not” our body. We are so much more. Hear this amazing and beautiful story from an amazing fellow human being.

- check it out here



Take a moment...

Radiolab presents: Moments by Will Hoffman. This films is a celebration of life that was inspired by David Eagleman's book, Sum.

- check it out here



Meditation in Schools...

The profound effect meditation has in schools.

- check it out here



Jessica’s daily affirmation...

Jessica has a day where she's feeling ... really good about her life. (December 2001)

- check it out here



The story of the cell...

What does the body look like at the molecular level? David Bolinsky animates a cell. - check it out here



A story of healing through yoga and faith...

When we invite in hope. When we challenge what other’s say is impossible. When we take the next step with courage and grace... we heal, we expand, we discover how amazing we really are. - check it out here



Of Monsters and Men - Little Talks...

Inviting your demons to tea? Why not make friends with them rather than seeing the worst in them and being afraid all the time. There are no more victims. - check it out here



Where we’ll be practicing and living soon...

The Venus Project offers a comprehensive plan for social reclamation in which human beings, technology and nature will be able to coexist in a long term, sustainable state of dynamic equilibrium - check it out here



The S*#T Meditators say...

What can one really say when faced with one’s own multitudes of conversations. - check it out here



Sharing a vision of life...

La Belle Verte (The Green Beautiful): A beautiful glimpse at life less challenged and a comparison to our own paths we walk.(with subtitles) - check it out here



What is a chakra...

The Illuminated Chakras: A Visionary Voyage into Your Inner World takes you on a multi-sensory journey into the mystical beauty of this inner world of energy. - check it out here



Do you want to be a “good” teacher...

...or a popular teacher? - check it out



Laugh more...

...the S%!T Yogi’s say - check it out



Greatest speech ever made...

One of the most inspirational speeches in recorded history was given by a comedian by the name of Charlie Chaplin. - check it out



Ponder this...

Did Yogi Bear get his name from Yoga? ~ Check this out!



Cleaning up with Norwex...

No chemicals? Oh yeah... clean with a new vision and product line. ~ Check this out!



What we DON’T do in a yoga studio

Om Inc. is a comedic web-series that reveals the not so-zen aspects of working at a yoga studio.


Our story is exposed through the impressionable eyes of a young, girl named Alex. After failing her classes last term at University, she decides to take a semester off to clear her head.


Feeling lost and wanting a new identity, Alex decides to join the guest services team at Om Studios as a front desk greeter for some extra cash and free yoga in return.


When the television show “Lies in Style” decides to do a story on the popular Om Studios called “Yoga in the Raw”, Alex and the rest of the staff are warned to be on their best behaviour.


www.ominctheseries.com


...enjoy the episodes under the Episode section!




Kids Yoga...

The power of yoga can move mountains AND it can set the stage for the way kids learn and acclimate in today’s world. One of my missions along my own journey of teaching yoga is to delve into teaching kids of all abilities to enjoy the benefits of yoga. Here is a video clip I found related to “kids and yoga”...


Video


...enjoy!





Yoga Conference 2011...

Being a part of the Prana Yoga College community has been so inspirational and beautiful. Here are some highlights of the recent 2011 demonstration that the team at Prana did for the Conference:


Video 1 / Video 2


...enjoy!

 

Life
     ...let it happen.

just for you...




Yoga, meditation, healing one-on-one or for you and your partner, friend or a group.

Contact Tim for more info.




meditations...




Monthly meditation and discussion:


DATES TO BE DETERMINED




public classes...




click here to view local classes in Vancouver.





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Vancouver ...

monthly do less


These 2.5 hour sessions offer head massages while you relax your body with Restorative yoga. For all levels of experience and for those willing to relax and de-stress.
read more here...


reserve your spot for doing less...


  1. May 28, 2017
    ( 2 spaces available )
    Book now!
    $50
    (+gst)
    The Path Yoga Centre,
    7pm to 9:30pm (2.5hrs)




  1. Spring, 2017
    ( Pre-book through Om Prem )
    $52.50
    (incl GST)
    Om Prem Yoga,
    1pm to 3:30pm




  1. Spring, 2017
    ( Dates TBA )
    at The Space Crescent Beach,
    1pm to 3pm




  1. Spring, 2017
    ( Dates TBA )
    at Balance Yoga Space,
    in Vancouver, BC

    (2pm. Come by a little before
    to get set up.)

Contact Tim if you have any questions.

 

Reiki - Level 1
( Dates TBA )

Learn how to flow Reiki for yourself and others in this 5 hour training. Sharing the basics of Reiki Healing Energy Training and achieving your Level 1 - Usui Method.


e-mail for more information

          Reiki

5hr training - Level 1

monthly

      do less...

Bermuda Triangle

2017 


Join me from Cape Liberty, New Jersey round-trip onboard the Celebrity Summit for a 7 day immersion of mystique and meditation...


Simplify — do less
unpack only once


Never before experienced, this oceanic yoga cruise & retreat is a uniquely designed experience for those seeking to explore and deepen their healing and meditation practices. Steeped in history and culture with the natural beauty of the ocean, land and people of the Bermuda region. Beyond meditation, yoga practice and immersive-relaxation ...sunshine, scuba, snorkeling and all the warm water-play you can dream of await you in some of the clearest waters of the world!


( ...for more info and to book )

 

It’s a perfect time to start your practice of meditation. If you think that you can’t... then you are absolutely right. But if you think you can... you absolutely right!


Meditation isn’t just for those that can already sit quietly and focus attention unto the present moment. It isn’t about blocking out all distractions from your over-active thoughts. It isn’t about sitting for hours in the same pose...


... meditation IS as simple as choosing to breathe... if you let it be.


( ...click to learn how )




The Do Less Project began in 2012 as a “what would happen if we slowed it down and did ...less.”. Embarking on a journey to discover and create what ‘doing less’ feels like in our busy-filled lifestyles.

 

now

     is a good time