January 22, 2014

Aloha From Maui, Namaste Connie

January 15, 2014

My #365 day yoga challenge has found its home on my patio overlooking the yucatan peninsula. This place is truly stunning and looking out into the infinite horizon of the ocean; waves crashing, sun glistening, heart beating, palms swaying and children playing, brings new sensations of contentment, ease and aliveness. These movements are but a […]

January 4, 2014

I wanted to take this time to answer a question that I am often asked by students, “Why do you teach yoga?” I have been practicing yoga for quite some time now I started practicing at the age of 14 to benefit my competitive figure skating helping to gain strength, flexibility, and to clear my […]

January 2, 2014

With the solstice behind me and the New Year approaching i have found myself spending more time in meditation, both seated and observing my thoughts throughout the day to day circus that is my life; parenting, teaching, house minding and everything in between. I call this Empowered Living. Being involved in the health and wellness […]

December 11, 2013

My yoga practice for the last few months has been limited to yin-style postures. Some time in October, I managed to strain the rotator cuff muscles in my left shoulder and had to avoid anything that resembled Downward Dog or Chaturanga! During this time, I’ve taken the opportunity to put a greater focus on my […]

December 4, 2013

It’s a few months into the challenge and although I started out strong my daily physical practice is taking a hit lately. Lack of time and motivation has forced me to look for yoga in other places. Today for example I’m on night shift and not feeling to good so I took some personal time […]

December 2, 2013

Another week is complete and i have to say that my yoga practice was not as dedicated as it has been in the last few months of the 365 day yoga challenge. I have no real reason or explanation, maybe some excuses, like being too busy, too tired etc, however these are the excuses that […]

November 25, 2013

Day 114. November 25/13 Day 114 and still going strong and loving it. A year ago I would never have imagined myself, Connie Killam, a yogi but here I am. I have grown both physically and mentally over the past 114 days. Today is my 50th birthday when I decided to join the 365 days […]

November 22, 2013

Like everyone I struggle sometimes. I have my ups and downs… pros & cons.  Some days I feel overwhelmed, or not good enough, and even a little tired of teaching… other days I feel awesome about everything. I have been working on becoming an all-round better and more balanced me. One of the things I […]

November 20, 2013

Create Space Recently one of my students in the Empowered Yoga 200 Hr teacher training asked if i could give some advice to yoga teachers as part of her blog as she begins her yoga teaching journey. I have also been working with Pete Longworth on some material and he asked me “WHY” I do […]