PYC Teacher Summit

So last month, one of my favourite yoga instructors asked me if I could be the photographer for the yoga event she was hosting for all the Power Yoga Canada teachers! I had so much fun photographing Yoga in the Vines for her last year that I was really excited to be a part of something great again!!

I don't think any of these teachers had any clue what they were in for when they registered in the morning!! The event started off with welcome speeches, followed by a three hour yoga session.

It was pretty sweaty and intense. Although I was just photographing the whole time, I found myself sweating as much as them! I was even drinking a lot of water too. LOL

It was also these two yoga teachers' birthdays and at PYC, it's a tradition to sing the happy birthday song while doing the wheel pose as a class! :-)

So after lunch, all the teachers were split up into three different workshops on three different floors. The intention of these workshops were to essentially help them build upon their skills.

The great thing about being the photographer was that I got to go in and out of each workshop to see what everyone was up to!

I will admit, I spent quite a bit of time at the acro yoga session! I was just so intrigued with all these poses they were doing.

I can barely hold the locust pose on the ground but here you have people holding this pose while balancing on someone else's feet!!! Cray, crayyyy!!

These workshops also provided me with great insight. I didn't know how much thought was actually put into the music playlists they played during the jam classes!

I used to think they were just top 40 hits but now I realized they do take the number of beats into consideration. They also strategically play certain songs to help us with our breathing when we do tough poses. Who knew??!

While I was photographing them, I realized that everyone just looks so genuinely happy - which makes it that much more fun (and easy) to take pictures!!

These workshops took place all afternoon until dinner time. Afterwards, there was another three hour yoga session planned for them!!

I had no idea how many photos I snapped until I got home on Saturday night. It was so hard choosing just a few to share!!

The last yoga session was super sweaty!!! There were water guns being squired, people blowing bubbles and just a lot of sweating! It was a really great time though! Hahaha

I can totally relate to this tank!! LOL

This event seriously couldn't have been possible without Natalie! I'm so glad she got all this recognition because she's such an inspiring and charismatic individual. Thanks again for such a fun opportunity Nat!!! :-)

And of course they had to end the event with a twerk fest! LOL



My brother's eloquent response to the wedding planner...



So to celebrate the end of the semester, Jessica, Jeremy, Maddy and I met up for sushi this afternoon at Spoon & Fork! In all honesty, I don't think I would've survived this school year without these guys in our group chat on Facebook. They were always there listening to my rants, showing me that I'm not the only one stressing, and motivating me to always try my best!!

While we were eating sushi, Maddy asked me when I was going to bake her those Oreo truffles again ...which gave all of us the idea to bake it together after we ate! So once we were done, we walked over to the nearby Sobeys and picked up the three ingredients before going over to Maddy's house to bake!

These truffles are so good, so simple and so quick to make!!! All you need to do is crush up a package of Oreos and mix in a block of cream cheese.

Afterwards, you shape it into golf sized balls and coat it with melted white chocolate before popping it in the freezer for an hour or two!

I realized it looks like I didn't help much with the preparation but come on, someone needed to lick that spoon clean!!!! :)

I remember someone told me that the friends you make in high school will be your friends for life, I sure hope so!!!