Performing Beautifully

At the beginning of July, I had the pleasure of being apart of Oakley’s O-Active (for women) Run Club’s first special event. Like all of their weekly runs, this event was held in High Park here in Toronto. After a 3km run I taught a special yoga for runners class to a great group of women.

When I teach, I enjoy teaching a more athletic style of yoga, and the yoga for runners that I teach fits nicely into that category. I love teaching that class because it allows me to combine three of my favourite things, yoga, teaching and running. I also love being able to challenge my students and pushing them further than they think they can go.

Oakley O-Active empowers women to perform beautifully. The community has a goal to bring together Canadian women through their passion for fitness and sports, and empower them to be active while feeling beautiful. I am fortunate to say that I already had a great group of women that I surround myself with on a regular basis, and the Oakley O-Active group has allowed me to increase my interaction to positive, strong, beautiful women. We all have good days and bad days, but with their support my bad days are few and far between, and I am thankful that I have this special community 🙂

Perform beautifully, what does that mean to me? It means making healthy eating and healthy living a constant way of life, not just a once in awhile thing. It’s about taking chances and challenging yourself, after all

“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you”.

I know that I am performing beautifully when I am 110% focused, drenched in sweat and every inch of my body is being pushed to the limit. Like when I am on my 20th chaturanga and my arms are shaking, but both my head and my heart fight to not collapse. I absolutely love the feeling I get when I walk home after class or after a run. My legs feel like jelly, but I’m standing taller. My triceps are pulsing, my hair is a sweaty mess, but I have a skip in my step and a smile on my face. That is me performing beautifully.  That is me feeling absolutely beautiful in every way.

Thanks Oakley O-Active for allowing me to be apart of your community and having me be apart of your special event!

Me teaching at the Oakley O-Active special event.