We are often aware of what we put IN our bodies, and we should be equally aware of what we put ON our bodies. Since our skin is the largest organ of the body, the ingredients in the products we use matter.
In this workshop, Olivia will teach you how to make a self-care product from scratch with all natural, organic ingredients. You will learn how to read product labels, which ingredients to avoid and why, and leave with your own handmade product!
There is something deep inside of me that I intuitively know, yet at the same time is beyond my comprehension. It is a quiet, still, and constant reminder of who I am and who I will become.
Some days I barely feel that stillness; life become so hectic that it is easy to forget that we are sparks of divinity. When I was younger, maybe about 4 or 5, I would stare at my hands and repeat the phrase, “I am Olivia” in utter disbelief. I would experience waves of euphoric energy, as I would realize that I am a human being on earth, in a body, for only a short while. I knew then that this was a temporary state. “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.
As I grew older, I lost the ability to connect with myself on such an innate level. When I began practicing yoga, I would get glimpses of that feeling I had as a child. There is something magical that happens on the mat, and the more I felt it, the more I knew I needed more. Just as with everything beautiful in life, I wanted to share it. Yoga has been a part of my life for years, but it was only recently I considered deepening my practice not only for myself, but also for the benefit of others. After returning from a long trip (for which I had been saving since I was 7 years old!), I decided that I wanted to explore yoga more profoundly. I wasn’t yet sure if I wanted to learn more as a student or as a teacher, but I was looking for a resource that would allow me to understand myself better.
My personal experience has shown me how yoga can heal the body from the inside out. Since I have started practicing yoga, my scoliosis has corrected itself 10 degrees and given me a better overall understanding of my body and its needs. I have experienced first hand the healing benefits of yoga, both physically and mentally, and now I want to help others discover the amazing potential within themselves that yoga can offer.
We are so much more capable than for which we give ourselves credit. Yoga helped me see my own potential – I finally felt strong in body, mind, and spirit. The hardest thing to train in asana is not the body, but the mind. Asana is a moving meditation; we move the body to quiet the mind.
My background in Philosophy and Eastern Religion (B.A.H. from Queen's University) has given me a deeper understanding of the philosophic principles that guide the ancient practice of yoga. As a yoga teacher, I love what I do. It brings me great joy to inspire others to realize the potential within themselves.
I believe that yoga can be practiced by everyone, and I want to provide a safe space in my class where students feel free to try new things without comparison to others. “Yoga is a journey of the self, through the self, to the self” –The Bhagavad Gita. This is your journey. I am merely here to help guide you along the way.
The divine in me honours the divine in you, Namaste.
See you all soon!!! I have hugs awaiting all of you!