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Since my last post in July, time kind of got away from me!  Summer ‘arrived’ for real, with vacations, BBQs with friends, visiting family – lots of fun things that helped balm the pain of the last few months. What is interesting about self-care, like daily yoga practice for example, is that sometimes, when things take a turn for the better in your life, it can be easy to put aside.  Although I have been trying to have a daily yoga and meditation practice since the beginning of this training,… Read More


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Journaling is like listening to one’s self and whispering at the same time… It’s been awhile since I took the time to journal.  Well, to be honest, it’s not so simple.  I actually carry a beautiful white and pink journal with the words BE HAPPY on the front cover with me all the time.  At the start of the year, I bought this journal to write my intentions for the road ahead.  My initial posts began with words of gratitude and inspiration, my aspirations and visions, as well as the… Read More


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I was pretty nervous driving to Energie EnCorps from Montreal on Saturday morning. My bag was packed the night before and I went to bed too late. I got to the studio too early, always do, and hung out in the Tim’s parking lot for about 25 minutes. My first impression walking in from the cold was that of being welcome – there was the smell of essential oils in the air, people greeting each other, smiling. A good start!  Introductions also helped assuage some nervousness, every single person seemed… Read More


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Contrary to popular belief the Mysore Yoga classes are not exclusively for double-jointed, contortionist yogis that know the Ashtanga Primary Series by heart.  And guess what… mysore classes are not designed to make you sore.   Phew, now that I got that off my plate… Allow me to demystify the mystery of Mysore and explain to you why you should give it a try. Mysore yoga is a class taught in the traditional teaching style of Ashtanga yoga.  Rather than a led class with the teacher cueing the poses at the… Read More


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With our four year anniversary quickly approaching, we would like to take the time to acknowledge the accomplishments we have made while giving thanks to all those that have contributed along the way. Energie EnCorps Top 10 are students that have proven to reflect a positive commitment to the studio as well as the values and motives that we stand behind. Silma What keeps me coming back to Energie EnCorps is the warm and welcoming ambience of the studio, and my wonderful instructors. It’s the sense of comfort that Rozel… Read More


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Be Bold.  Be Brave.  Be Beautiful.  How do you feel when you hear these words?  Some people think… Hell yeah!  Damn right… Other’s may cower at this statement thinking something like… Hmmmm.  Not quite there yet.  Oh please…  Let me just hide in this crowd. To Be Bold, Brave and Beautiful, is a practice.  It takes being and feeling good in your own skin.  Bold enough to be try something new and to believe in yourself enough, to let your beauty shine out…  It’s not easy.  It’s flipping scary.  But if… Read More


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This morning as I backed out of my driveway, I hit the car that was parked right behind me.  No big damage.  But, it was the third time that I hit a car parked there in the past 6 months.  Sure, it’s not a smart place to park!  But, hello… I should be going slower.  And of course, I should be paying more attention to what the heck I am doing.  While I actually LOOK  into the rearview mirror, I do not actually SEE anything. I see it all the time in class. … Read More


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I am writing this blog as therapy, to organize my thoughts and to calm my nerves. You see, in two days I am giving a talk to a group of entrepreneurs about moving out of your comfort zone. In this talk, I will be sharing my personal experiences of hardship and of facing anxieties in my family life and in business, with the hopes of inspiring others to learn how to deal with FEAR… through the practice of YOGA. Over the past few months, I have been given these amazing… Read More


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I can’t believe our fifth yoga teacher training is completed! It is going by so fast but I already feel like I have learned so much and have come out of my comfort zone. Every year, Rozel Gonales, the owner of Energie Encorps, organizes a yoga class to raise money for the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada. I had the opportunity to teach the sun salutation part of the class. The only other time I taught in front of people was in a small class of five people. This… Read More


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ENERGIE ENCORPS INVITES YOU TO OUR OPEN HOUSE | FREE CLASSES for ADULTS + KIDS Come and discover a day in the life of our studio. We are centred around health and wellness for your body, mind and soul! Our goal is to grow together as a community by HELPING YOU SHINE FROM THE INSIDE OUT. Experience quality teaching, from our highly trained teachers who teach with passion and heart! Take this opportunity to meet our dynamic team, located in Kirkland, on the West Island. Whether it is a YOGA,… Read More