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December 16, 2016

Recently I was asked to guest blog for Kismet & Kale and couldn't be more honoured. I highly recommend you head on over to this blog and check out Nicole, a local yyc blogger, and her fertility journey. Nicole is an incredible light that exudes joy and authenticity and...

September 24, 2016


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The quality of being {humble}. In a religious context this can mean a recognition of self in relation to God or deities, acceptance of one's defects, and submission to {divine} grace. The quality or state of not thinking you are...

April 30, 2016

Last month, after recommending Maca to one of my fertility patients and her husband she said that it is one of the main ingredients in the Sex Cereal. Wait...hold up...there's sex cereal, and they sell it at the local grocery store? How did I not know about this or see...

April 30, 2016

Known in Sanskrit as adho mukha svanasana, downward dog is of the most ubiquitous poses in yoga for many reasons. This article delves into the reasons why downward-facing dog is a staple posture for yogis of all levels.  As an Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medi...

April 30, 2016

There is a good reason that the yoga and acupuncture world have collided, creating a harmonious pairing of practice. The two disciplines have much in common when it comes to intentions and outcome. Many in the yoga and acupuncture world share a common sense of curiosit...

January 8, 2016

Whether we choose to call it qi or prana, meridians or nadis, acupuncture points or chakras, our intentions are the same. Creating harmony and balance in mind, body, and soul is the quintessential goal of both yoga and acupuncture. There is an old adage in Traditional...

July 25, 2015

Given that I have always tried to practice what I preach and make educated decisions and informed opinions, I decided to embark on a juice fast. I have heard many of my patients mention juicing, ask my opinion on it and if I recommended juicing. Until today I really co...

Inspire [in-spahyuhr] in-spired, in-spir-ing


1.  To fill with an animating, quickening, or exalting influence

2.  To produce or arouse (a feeling, thought, etc.)

3.  To affect, elicit, guide, or arouse by divine influence

4.  To fill with enlivening or exalting emotion


March 23, 2015

I recently read a very popular yoga journal article on the Year of the Wood Sheep. I was looking forward to what the author's take was on the fortuitous events waiting to occur in the Wood Sheep Year. Something in the article grabbed me, pulled me in and then spat me o...

March 20, 2015

Many people have asked why I chose the Banyan Tree to represent my business and vision. There is a simple answer and a much more “deep rooted” (pardon the pun) one. The power and beauty of the Banyan tree, for me personally, is captivating. Ergo my simple answer…I was...

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