Yoga with Kerry

A Happy, Kind, & Compassionate New Year

December 31, 2020

Happy, Kind, Compassionate New Year! 


Here we go, embarking on another New Year, this one unfortunately wrapped in the uncertainty of the pandemic. The New Year tends to spark thoughts and ambitions of making changes and improving ourselves in some way. While noble, these resolutions can also trigger feelings of shame or guilt, especially if previous attempts did not manifest in desirable results. Sometimes during periods of change (such as a pandemic) having a focal point like a New Years’ resolution can be a helpful distraction. However, when we are going through a stressful period our brain and nervous system tends to function on a basic survival level and may not be able to cope with a big change such as new diet or exercise program. It may be a good time to create manageable goals based on the current situation and your current capacity for change. 

I also think about the intention behind resolutions, are these goals coming from a place of self-love and kindness, or from a place of self-hatred. When we look at our self in the mirror or a photo, do we say kind things about our self, or is it a list of negative things we wish could fix, or change? 

What would our world be like if our inner dialogue consisted of kindness, love, and self-compassion, the same language we would use when talking to our friends or family that we love? What would it feel like to be supportive and encouraging of our self, especially during difficult times, or when stressed? Learning to love our self is a process, a spectrum that shifts with time. We may love some aspects of our self, and struggle with other aspects. Our body and mind may shift along a spectrum, based on many influences including societal pressures to look a certain way. 

What if we not only learned how to be kind to our self, but we learned how to feel safe in our body? What does it mean for you to feel safe in your physical body, to feel like you can walk, move, jump, slide with confidence in your body. Our body is the one relationship we will have our whole life, what if instead of hating or fearing our body and trying to fix it, we learned to love our body and feel safe and happy in the body we have. 

We all go through different types of physical, mental and emotional pains and suffering, I wonder if we learned how to feel safe in our body and learned how to be kind to our self if it would help the healing process?

As we tip toe towards the New Year, if you are considering a New Year resolution, I invite you to base your resolutions from a place of self-compassion and love. For those uninterested in resolutions, I invite you to let go of any expectations of yourself, to create space for self-compassion and even move towards a feeling a safety in your body and mind. 

Begin with a simple step of saying kind things to yourself when you next look in a mirror, you may even want to put up a sticky note on your mirror as a reminder. The next step is to think of things you may say to a friend that is struggling or going through a difficult time. Then try to use that same language to yourself when going through a tough time. The third step is to make decisions and choices of what you eat, what exercise you do and what you wear based on how they make you feel rather than how you look. 

There are many ways to practice self-compassion, and many ways to learn how to feel safe in our body, but the process of letting go of self-hatred, shame, and fear may be the hardest step. However, you can simultaneously practice letting go of self-hatred as you embody new experiences of self-compassion and feeling safe in your body, the two processes can co-exist. And, hopefully, over time, self-compassion becomes the dominant thought process as self-hatred takes a back seat and release its strangle-hold on your self-worth. 

Go ahead, make your New Year’s resolutions (or not!) but, this year, I invite you to make them through a place of self-compassion and kindness and see how different it feels, and notice how likely the resolutions will stick! 

I wish you all the best as you embark on 2021, with love, kindness and a compassionate heart- the light in me sees the light in you,



Fall 2020 Yoga for Peace Newsletter!

August 21, 2020

Welcome back Yogi’s!


I am excited to announce that Yoga for Peace will be returning in September!


Yoga with Kerry classes are going to look a little different with the Covid-19 protocols in place, but hopefully we can work together and support each other as we bring our yoga community back together again, safely! 


Another exciting change involves a new location. 

Due to the KP Hall being for sale, I had to find a new location. We are now going to be practicing at the Warfield Hall!!

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Live-Stream Yoga with Kerry!

March 17, 2020
Here is the link for my Live-Stream Yoga class that I taught today on Facebook! It is an hour long class and includes centering meditation, gentle flowing movements, and a relaxation practice including Body Scan. 
I hope to be able to offer more Live-stream classes during this Covid-19 pandemic as a way to keep our Yoga community connected and help spread peace and calm during these tumultuous times. 

Yoga with Kerry was live.Yoga for Peace class including mellow movements, meditation, and rela...
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Winter Yoga for Peace

January 2, 2020

Happy New Year, 2020!
As I reflect on my slow return to teaching yoga after my head injury, I only feel immense gratitude to you, my students that have patiently waited and embraced me in your support during this difficult transition. 

Recovering from a head injury has been nothing like any other recovery I have experienced. It is almost indescribable... one part grief and frustration at the loss of functioning, and one part in awe of the power of the brain’s capacity for change and adaptabil...

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Fall Yoga Session

August 18, 2019

Hello Yogi’s,

As summer comes to an end I wanted to update you on the upcoming Fall Yoga class, but first...


*Final Yoga in the Park class is Tuesday August 20th!


I hope you’ll join me for our last outdoor session before we head indoors for Fall Yoga practice. 

 6-7pm at L’Ecole Des Sept Sommets park in Rossland. By donation *SPCA


Fall Session

Yoga for Peace is an 8-week therapeutic yoga session starting Oct. 7th. I’m only offering one session this term and starting the class in October ...

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Summer News!

July 7, 2019

Happy summer Yogi’s!


Here is an update on what is happening with Yoga with Kerry:


1)  Yoga in the Park

Looks like we will finally get some warmer weather for our Yoga in the Park this week! Thank you to those who have braved the cooler, unexpected and stormy weather!


*Fun giveaway:I have 4 Yoga with Kerry canvas bags and will be giving them away to the first 4 participants at Tuesdays’ July 9thclass! 


Class Schedule:

Tuesdays 6-7pm at L’Ecole Des Sept Sommets Park, St. Paul st. Rossland 


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Are you feeling apprehensive or excited for Yoga in the Park?

June 21, 2019

Feeling apprehensive or excited about practicing Yoga outdoors?


Going to a yoga class is hard enough as it inherently moves us to a place of vulnerability. 

We are pushed physically by moving our bodies in unique (sometimes intimidating) ways, stretching, strengthening, balancing, and coordinating alignment cues. 

We challenge ourselves mentally by trying to focus, concentrate, and letting go of extraneous mental busyness. We challenge ourselves emotionally by facing our fears, including our fe...

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Yoga with Kerry is back...almost!

April 11, 2019

Hi Yogi’s!

I apologize for being MIA the last few years, trust me, I have not forgotten about you nor have I forgotten about teaching yoga :) Thank you to everyone who has reached out to me to send your love and support, I have really appreciated it!

If anything, this forced break has taught me how much I miss you, our wonderful yoga community, and the amazing practices we have shared together. I have a strong desire to teach yoga again unfortunately, I have had to deal with ongoing health is...

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March Yoga Break

February 23, 2017

Hello Yogi’s

I wanted to take a moment and connect with you to let you know what is going on in the world of ‘Yoga with Kerry.’

I am currently in my 4th semester of full-time academic studies in the Masters of Arts of Counselling Psychology program with Yorkville University. This is an exceptional school and program, however, it is incredibly demanding and the workload is much more than I had anticipated! I love what I am learning so far and feel the program offers a ...

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New Year, New Session!

January 23, 2017

Happy New Year Yogi’s!

Quick updates for you:
*Thank you to everyone who responded to the survey, the responses overwhelming favoured the early time-slot for Yoga for Peace class. My apologies to those who do not want the early time slot, I am hoping to offer the two times (5:15 and 6:45pm) in the next session (when it gets a bit lighter out and easier to drive around at night!).


1. Yoga for Peace: Mondays 5:15-6:30pm  $75   5 spaces remaining! Register and pay onli...

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