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Archive for June, 2013

Women ~ Health ~ Life: Quote of the Day

Topaz Lotus Inspired Living

Women ~ Health ~ Life: Quote of the Day


You don’t find love,

it finds you.

It’s got a little bit to do with destiny,

fate and what’s written in the stars.


~ Anais Nin


Have a fabulous day!



zoey ryan BSc., PCC

personal certified healthy life coach for wise women

hatha yoga instructor

yoga & life coaching to set your heart on fire and soothe your soul


Women ~ Health ~ Life: Words of Wisdom About Letting Go

‘Words of Wisdom’ to start your day:

‘A bird cannot hold its perch and fly. Neither can we grasp anything and be free.’

~ Deborah Adele

Deborah, in this chapter of her book ‘The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice’ is writing about
‘Aparigrapha’ or ‘non-attachment’ and also says ‘Nonattachment does not mean that we don’t care. In fact, no attachment freeze us up to be immersed in appreciation of life and one another.’

I find the practice of ‘aparigrapha’ to be an interesting dance of observing and separating cultural and familial conditioning and expectations from the present moment.

Enjoy this moment in time.


zoey ryan BSc., PCC

personal certified healthy life coach for wise women

hatha yoga instructor

yoga & life coaching to set your heart on fire and soothe your soul


Women’s Health: Body, Mind & Spirit

Women’s Health Tips for Your Body, Mind and Soul

Two new concept applications to learn more about are ‘tensegrity’ and ‘FODMAPS ‘.

I’ve been researching both of these concepts first as part of my yoga teacher training (tensegrity) and then during an invigorating coffee meeting (chai tea for me) with a long time friend and fellow critical thinker Catherine Morley, I learned more about FODMAPS (components in food that mimic a gluten sensitivity).

If any of the above piques your interest, check it out for yourself.

Buckminster Fuller originally talked about ‘tensegrity’ as applying to the connective tissue of the human body.

Dr Shepard is the main researcher into FODMAPS , and if you have unexplained fatigue, aches, bloating and tummy trouble, you may wish to learn more.

Have a great day.


Monday Mornings: Work Life Balance

Monday Morning Words of Wisdom

I entered my office this morning with a sigh of relief!

Even though our daughters are adults who live with us, not young children, life at home is busy. I don’t have any control over which dishes are casually left on the coffee table, how much milk is in the fridge in the morning or if there is enough coffee.  It is somewhat surprising that I still need to be concerned about life work balance!

My office is quiet, it’s serene, the jumble on my desk is my own doing and I’m happy it’s Monday morning!

Have a great day.


zoey ryan BSc., PCC
professional certified coach for wise women


Beautiful Quote for a Full Moon Magic Type Day!

It’s Full Moon Magic Today!


“Let us walk with a staff of gratitude,

bearing flowers of innocence and wise sap from the One Tree of Life.

Let us perfume the air with mercy,

and lend the hands of our bodies’ temples to build new alliances of Mother and Spirit.”


these words of wisdom are from ~ The 13 Moon Natural Time Calendar


Take time today to walk with a staff of gratitude!


Now it’s off for my last day of yoga teacher training at Open Door in Vancouver! Our last day is officially next Saturday, however, that day will be a full one of celebration, today is still some training!





Topaz Lotus Yoga, Health & Inspired Living: Inspirational Quote of the Day

Topaz Lotus Yoga, Health & Inspired Living
Words of Wisdom with an Inspirational Quote
“Gather all courage and take a jump.
You will still exist, but in such a new way
that you cannot connect it with the old.
It will be a discontinuity. The old was so tiny, so small,
so mean, and the new is so vast. From a small dewdrop
you have become the ocean.But even the dewdrop slipping from a lotus leaf trembles
for a moment, tries to hang on a little more,
because he can see the ocean…
once he has fallen from the lotus leaf he is gone.Yes, in a way you will not be; just as a dewdrop
dissolves into the ocean, you will be gone.
But it is not a loss. You will be oceanic.
And all other oceans are limited.
The ocean of existence is unlimited.”~Osho


Topaz Lotus Yoga, Wellness & Inspired Living: A Thoughtful Quote about Endings


Topaz Lotus Yoga, Wellness & Inspired Living: A Thoughtful Quote about Endings

(From Goodreads)



“Ends are not bad things, they just mean that something else is about to begin. And there are many things that don’t really end, anyway, they just begin again in a new way. Ends are not bad and many ends aren’t really an ending; some things are never-ending.”


? C. JoyBell C.


Gentle Yoga for Curious Beginners & Their Friends!

Topaz Lotus Yoga, Wellness & Inspired Living

Coming soon to Tsawwassen in South Delta BC …

Gentle hatha yoga & meditation (wisdom yoga) for curious beginners and their friends with Zoey Ryan

Why ‘do’ yoga with Zoey


– improve your health
– deepen your mind body connection
– bring inner peace to a busy life
– increase your strength & flexibility
– nourish your heart & soul

Your first class is my gift to you! Contact me for more information and start dates!

peace & namaste,


Wisdom Yoga for Grandparents

Wisdom Yoga for Grandparents

It’s all about connection!

Supporting and nurturing the babies of the world is “the work” for us all, whether you are a grandparent by birth or you are a vicarious grandparent. There is not a grand parent I know who doesn’t want to connect with their grand kids! We all have wisdom to share and words of wisdom.

Plus, most of the folks I know in the ‘grand parenting years’ (ie 50 years plus) want to feel energetic, vibrant and flexible and stay up to date with birthing and parenting changes and deepen the mind-body connection!

As a health educator, life coach and registered yoga teacher, not to mention being a ‘grandmother in training’, I infuse my gentle hatha yoga classes with life and health wisdom.

Coming in the fall of 2013, wisdom yoga for conscious grand parenting!

Contact me for more information!

Have a wonderful day.



Wisdom Yoga For the ‘Sage-ing’ Years (TM): Deepen Your Mind-Body Connection!

Wisdom Yoga: Deepen Your Mind-Body Connection!


The power of yoga is connection and the ‘power’ of aging is ‘sage-ing’! Put yoga and sage-ing together and you get ‘Wisdom Yoga for the Sage-ing Years!

Using both the wisdom of the body and the wisdom of the mind, ‘wisdom yoga’ is a gentle & restorative hatha yoga practice, designed to deepen your mind-body connection and add richness and mindfulness to your personal spiritual practice.

It’s all about connection!

It’s yoga for your heart and soul!

Join us in community in Tsawwassen in the Fall 2013.




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