Author: Jenine

From my guts to Yours

“Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome. Vulnerability is not weakness; it’s our greatest measure of courage.” Brenee Brown I try to be that ray of sunshine in someone else’s day, but, I have to say that right […]

Create

In uncertain times it becomes even more important to chose love and creativity.  In our busy, busy rat race day to day existence, often we find ourselves in constant cycles of wash, rinse and repeat. We do not remember to slow down and embrace the wonders of the world around us. Forget the pure joy […]

The Viral Focus

How we can choose to stay strong and be healthy? A viral infection, such as the flu and the coronavirus we’ve been hearing so much about, is the effect of a virus having breached our body’s defense system. These infections are not treatable with antibiotics and the vast majority can be effectively fought by the […]

Increased Immunity

Exercise makes you feel healthier and more energetic and by extension, it can help you feel better about yourself. So go ahead, take that barre class or go for that walk with a friend. You will feel better and healthier for it! Did you know the average adult has two or three respiratory infections (aka […]

Quickening

I am a summer child, both by birth and by preference. I LOVE summer and I miss its warm days and soft evenings. At this time of year, when the ground is frozen, I often feel very shut off from nature and yearn for my chosen season, where the world seems so alive with growth […]

We Matter Now

“She tried so hard to make everyone happy, but she realised she was forgetting some, herself”. unkown A call to all Caregivers and Healers everywhere, please believe me when I say, “We Matter Now”. How often have you done it? How often have you pushed your own dreams and desires into some future unknown time […]

Holly Jolly? 3 ways to help you survive the holidays!

Christmas is a pretty loaded season; whether good or bad we seem to carry a lot of baggage around this Festive time of year. It can feel like we are weighed down by loads of expectation and anxiety and fun and fear and giving and competing.  I know this year is an especially daunting one […]

Joyfully Imperfect

“Perfectionism is the ultimate fear… People who are walking around as perfectionists… They are ultimately afraid that the world is going to see them for who they really are and they won’t measure up.” – Oprah   In this current phase of my life, I am choosing to focus on being present over being perfect. I […]

Apatite – The Goal Achiever

When adulting is too hard and you need to clear any mental or emotion fog, it is time to introduce Apatite into your collection. This little beauty can assist you to find satisfaction, motivation, and inspiration. Apatite is great for assistance in balancing out the desire to follow and manifest our dreams while also meeting […]

Gratitude for all that’s Brutalful!

  There is an art to giving thanks, sadly it has mostly become a lost art. Certainly, we all learned our manners as a child, how to politely say “please” and “thank you”. Yet, the routine habits we build instilling polite manners are very distant from true gratitude. Gratitude is a practice best modeled, not […]

Desperately Seeking Motivation

Now with the inspiration of the summer dwindling and everyone returned to their regularly scheduled programming, how can you find the time and motivation to return to your own daily practices? Some people may think that because I teach, I am getting my practice checked off my list for that day, but talking, teaching and watching students […]

World Suicide Prevention Day

I’ve hemmed and hawed about posting this publicly but realized I can’t exactly advocate for people with mental health and/or addiction issues without owning my own story fully, especially on world suicide prevention day… So here goes;   Two years and 15days ago I tried to clear the earth of my existence.   As the […]

Cat Yoga funds ‘second chance’ kitty for shelter animals

Get ready to downward dog like you never have before – with cats overseeing your movements as you flow through your Hatha practice. Sweet Serenity Yoga and Wellness is hosting Cat Yoga on Sunday, August 11th from noon until 1:15 p.m. The North Delta Studio’s playful and impactful class is open to anyone – no […]

Come As You Are – Pride

Every time you are brave enough to be who you truly are you pave the way for someone else to do the same    Vancouver’s worldwide reputation for diversity and inclusion becomes especially visible during the enormous Pride celebrations happening this weekend!    Pride is unique because it is a time to celebrate love and acceptance; […]

Moonstone – “Talisman of the Inward Journey”

  The first stone I ever fell madly in love with was Moonstone, something about her always spoke right to my heart. I’ve always been drawn into the secrets that each piece hides until they are caught and reflected in the light. Moonstone has been revered as a magic talisman for centuries and has been […]

Raising Funds for Mental Health – NamaSlay Metal Yoga

Brene Brown said it best “Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome.” When this article went live I had no idea what to expect or that so many news avenues from print, online and radio would pick it […]

Home

What does the word Home mean to you?  Does it fill your heart with warmth and love or dread and fear? Or a combination of both? Not having a home can certainly leave you feeling anxious, after all, shelter is one of the basic necessities of life, and yet a Home is not just a […]

Speak Kindly

If you’re anything like me you have trouble seeing just how wonderful you are; With that negative mind chatter controlling the conversation in your head all to often. I challenge you to face that negative self-talk head on! Starting today LOOK at yourself in mirror and tell you something POSITIVE about yourself! Don’t worry if […]

What is Hot Yoga?

What is Hot Yoga like at Sweet Serenity Yoga and Wellness you Ask?   We only heat our practice space to 34’C with Far-Infrared ceiling panels, we are 25% ‘cooler’ than traditional hot yoga studios. We prefer our guests to flow, not faint. Far-infrared heat is similar to the sun’s rays but is NOT like […]

What is Barre?

Essentially; Barre classes mix elements of Pilates and Yoga and functional resistance training, and the moves are choreographed to motivating music. In each energizing and targeted workout, you’ll use the Barre and exercise equipment such as mini-balls and various resistance bands to sculpt, slim and stretch your entire body. Here are 10 reasons to try a […]

Pink Shirt Day

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory” – Dr. Seus All of those formative years through school I met my fair share of bullies and was bullied a lot when I was growing up. I was different and didn’t quite fit in. I was a hyperactive short […]

Parasympathetic What?

Parasympathetic What?  Every once in a while a new term seems to wiggle its way into our collective consciousness; a term that we’ve never heard before suddenly starts to appear everywhere.  Most recently I’ve begun to hear about the “Parasympathetic Nervous System”, very sciencey I know and not something I had heard at all up […]

What is Mat Pilates?

Mat Pilates is a way to stretch and strengthen your body, primarily the muscles of the core, which span from your hips to your shoulders. This practice offers toning, flexibility, better posture, more efficient movement, the body/mind connection — just about every benefit the Pilates method has to offer can be achieved through mat work. […]

Fierce

International Women’s day brought up all kinds of ideas in my mind on what I wanted to write about. There are so many strong women whom I look up to and I couldn’t narrow it down to just one! Through my research for a fierce female I somehow organically landed on Norse mythology. My family […]