Sunday, March 25, 2018

Day 2 - One Hundred Days of Celebrating B.K.S. Iyengar Quotes

One Hundred Days of Celebrating B.K.S. Iyengar Quotes

Day 2 - “It took me whole decades to appreciate the true value of yoga.  Sacred texts supported my discoveries, but it was not they that signposted the way.  What I learned through yoga. I found out through yoga.”
B.K.S. Iyengar
From Light on Life

Pamela Nelson

Day 1 -One Hundred Days of Celebrating B.K.S. Iyengar Quotes

One Hundred Days of Celebrating B.K.S. Iyengar Quotes

To continue celebrating the centenary of BKS Iyengar I feel now the urge to continue sharing many of his wonderful and wise words.
I will start another 100 Days of Celebrating BKS Iyengar by sharing a quote he wrote from one of his many books each day.  I would love for you to join me by either sharing a quote you love or commenting on what you feel the quote for the day means to you.
I thought this quote for day 1 a fitting one to start with.
🙏 Pam
#plnyoga #100daysofiyengar #another100 #quotesofwisdom #joinme

Day 1 - “It is my profound hope that my end can be your beginning.”
B.K.S. Iyengar
From Light on Life

I could write a lot to try and explain in depth what this quote means to me, but put simply, this quote makes me feel loved. 

Pamela Nelson

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Come Join Us! Costa Rica Retreat!! February 2019


The details are finally ready  and I couldn't wait to share it with everyone!!
I know we will be launching a more formal announcement, but I just had tell someone.
From February 17-23, 2019 Roxanne and I will be leading a wonderful retreat in the beautiful rainforest of Costa Rica! 
Follow the link for all the details. Save $300 if you register before the Early Bird Deadline.
I hope you will consider joining us in exploring all the possibilities travel and yoga can bring.
Pamela Nelson

Can Emotional Wellness Prevent Suicide?


I was approached by Melissa and asked to post the article below that she wrote about Suicide Prevention.  Facts are from the U.S. but I'm sure many would be similar in Canada.

Please read as you never know when might be able to help someone or even know when you need to seek help.
The article also suggests great ways to promote wellness.  Check out Melissa's website below also.

Thank you Melissa for sharing this important information and helping to prevent suicide.

Pamela Nelson

Can Emotional Wellness Prevent Suicide?


Photo credit by Pexels

Suicide claims nearly 45,000 American lives per year. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention also reports that while men account for 3 times as many of these deaths as women, adult women report attempting suicide 1.2 times more often. The tragedy is that suicide is preventable but you must know the warning signs and take action.

The Warning Signs of Suicide

There are numerous warning signs that a person is on the brink of suicide. People at risk often plan to give away their prized possessions. They may become isolated and withdrawn from others. If you suddenly can’t reach that friend of yours, it might be time to worry.

 They may also be focusing on death and talking about dying. They may even say they are a burden to others. Other warning signs include rage, mood swings, and aggression.
Depression can be an indicator too, but not just any kind. Writer Rich Larson was quoted in Psychology Today commenting on suicide, “…it’s really about depression and cynicism. Those two go hand-in-hand, along with their nasty little sister, anxiety. When the three of them get going, they just eat hope as quickly as it can be summoned.” These paths can lead to despair that sets a person on the road to suicide.

Possible victims may also increase risky behaviors, such as drinking and taking drugs. Look for these signs along with sudden interest acquiring a gun, the most common weapon used for suicide, or harmful pills.

Each warning sign must be weighed against what you know about the person and risk factors in their lives. Some of these include:
       Family history of suicide.
       Mental illness diagnosis.
       Substance abuse history.
       Recent traumatic event or life-changing loss.

For a complete list of warning signs and risk factors, see the suicide prevention page at Most importantly, take action right away if you believe someone is in danger of taking his or her life.

 Suicide and Drug Addiction: Is There A Link?

 As mentioned, both mental illness and substance abuse can be a risk factor, but where do they overlap? Mental health issues such as anxiety, trauma, and depression often co-occur with drug and alcohol addiction.

It’s not that uncommon. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reports, “According to a 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 7.9 million people in the U.S. experience both a mental disorder and substance use disorder simultaneously.” Those affected require a dual diagnosis to combat both of these issues adequately. NAMI recommends an integrated treatment approach by professionals who understand both conditions.

Promoting Emotional Wellness To Prevent Suicide

 In addition to suicide prevention, it’s important to help victims attain emotional wellness. For those dealing with suicidal thoughts, substance use disorders, mental health issues, and various forms of depression, counseling or therapy is recommended. In addition to professional treatment, people can take actions to support their own emotional health:

        Build your support system.

This can include trusted loved ones, a sponsor, a support group, or clergy, to name a few. These are people you can rely on for support and encouragement when you are struggling.

       Seek engaging activities.
You must get out of your house and avoid isolation. Meetups, volunteering, and community events are just some of the ways you can get involved that can build emotional wellness.

       Get healthy.
Proper nutrition can bring energy, vitality, and boost your mood. Nature walks benefit your emotional health. You can join a gym to get both physically fit and socialize. Check with your doctor before you do.

       Reduce negativity.
We have daily access to negative viewpoints from social media, TV, and other forms of entertainment. Eliminate those voices in your life and replace them with uplifting and positive messaging.

Author Mellissa Howard
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Monday, March 12, 2018

One Hundred Days of Celebrating B.K.S. Iyengar - Day 93-100

One Hundred Days of Celebrating B.K.S. Iyengar -  Day 93-100
My hundred days of Celebrating B.K.S. Iyengar started with a thought about how could I honour Mr. Iyengar on his Centenary. Many offerings and celebrations are taking place this year and I wanted to join in!
My thought was choosing a pose from Light on Yoga and posting my version for 100 days and invite anyone else that wanted to join me to do so.
Here are the last days of my 100 Days of Celebrating B.K.S. Iyengar. Thanks to those who have joined me by posting or following the 100 days.
Pamela Nelson
Day 94
Day 95

Day 96
 Day 97

 Day 98

Day 99

Day 100




One Hundred Days of Celebrating B.K.S. Iyengar - Day 88-92

One Hundred Days of Celebrating B.K.S. Iyengar
Day 88
Day 89

Day 90
Day 91

Day 92



Friday, March 2, 2018

Early Mother's Day of Yoga, Sunday Workshops and Online Classes


The start of March is here and spring is on it's way!
I have a date for my Mother's Day of Yoga, which is always early to actual Mother's Day so you can have a day to nurture yourself and be home for Mother's Day with your family and be pampered there.  Really can't get any better!!! :)

I also am offering 3 hour Sunday morning workshops at my home studio with lunch after!
Bring a few friends and pick a Sunday!

I started online yoga classes in February and now into March using Facebook Live.  You can have access to the classes at anytime for at least 6 months for a really reasonable price of $30 for 5 classes.

If interested in trying it out just contact me! 

Thank you and I hope to see you live and in person or possibly Facebook Live. :)