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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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The excitement inside me has been literally shining out of my face over the past few days.   If you know me at all, you would know that this is so true.  For the past two days, I have been dancing with joy as I continue to hear the good news of the different souls who are committing to our 2018 Yoga Teacher Training.  Our new tribe is coming together… and it’s brilliant! Over the past 3 years, Energie EnCorps has trained over 35 students via our Ashtanga Teacher Training program. … 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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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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In my sixth Energie EnCorps Ashtanga 200hr yoga teacher training weekend, we finished going over all of the postures in the primary series. I feel comfortable with the postures and know what comes next since I practice mysore regularly and do weekly led ashtanga classes. Still, I have a long way to go to perfect each posture in the series but I am patient with myself to know that with enough practice, I will get there. Some postures might even take years for me to be comfortable to perform its… 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


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It’s September and it is the season for starting something new.  We are happy to welcome new students to our home… Energie EnCorps.  Upon arriving for the first time, sometimes visitors are surprised to see that our studio HAS NO MIRRORS.  There is a reason for this… FEEL. At Energie EnCorps we believe that living a healthy lifestyle begins with working from the INSIDE.  What does that mean exactly?  It means that the first thing we need to focus on is FEELING GOOD.  The rest will follow… Smile. Laugh. Connect… Read More


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One of the things I love the best about teaching yoga is watching people step out of their comfort zone to try new things.  At the beginning, there is a lot of nervous laughter, heavy breathing, hopping around, sometimes even grunting.  It’s all part of the process of stepping into newness.  I often tell my students… “At the beginning, you will definitely NOT look very graceful.  It’s OK!” Most of the time they laugh when they hear this.  It helps to remove expectations, apprehension or any negative chatter that many… Read More