10 Acro Yoga Poses YOU can try!

Everyone has their go-to’s while exercising: your favourite machine at the gym, the best bike at spin, or the yoga pose you are just praying your instructor includes in class. We definitely have our go-to partner yoga poses! Some we’ve been doing since our competitive dance days and some we’ve recently fell in love with. Take a look at our all time favourite Acro Yoga postures and give them a try with your “Yoga Twin!”!

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Kaitlyn Sydney
Christmas Karma Acro Yoga Workshop: Recap

Last month we hosted our second annual Christmas Karma Acro Yoga workshop, and it went better than we could have ever imagined! A HUGE thank you to everyone who came, stepped outside of their comfort zone, made friends, and completely rocked the workshop.

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Kaitlyn Sydney
Accountability vs. Motivation: An examination of 'drive' in 2018

What drives you? What ignites that internal fire that kick starts you to get things done? This post is one of self reflection as we examine how the culture of signing up for group fitness classes, the inevitable wait lists, and financial late cancellation fees can impact you mindset and motivation towards exercising and your physical/mental health.

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Kaitlyn Sydney
3 Reasons Why Instagram Yoga is Awesome

“Instagram yogis” have gotten a bad rep in the real world yoga space. While there are valid points to be made from both sides about the space in which yoga exists on social media, we strongly believe that there are ways to shine a positive light on sharing your practice online. So whether you’re thinking about starting your own yoga IG, you already have one, or you’re just curious, we think these three things might help.

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Kaitlyn Sydney
Four Ways to Infuse Your Passion Into Your Everyday Life

Have you ever wondered how people juggle passion projects on top of working full time? We often get asked this question often so we put together this post for you! These tips will hopefully help you find your own way to incorporate your interests both into your career and into your free time, while not valuing one over the other, and ultimately finding balance.

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Kaitlyn Sydney
Fit Escapes Muskoka

We had the BEST time guest coaching at Fit Escapes Muskoka! The entire weekend, we couldn't help but notice how present everyone was and how people made such amazing connections with one another that, to be honest, probably wouldn't have happened if they crossed paths in the city. We wanted to reflect on this magic experience, and hope that by doing so we can inspire others to make the conscious effort to bring their best self into the chaos of everyday living.

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Kaitlyn Sydney
How I Became a Barre3 Instructor

I’m officially a certified barre3 instructor! I’m so incredibly excited to embark on this new adventure, deepen my involvement in the fitness industry in Toronto, and grow my knowledge as an instructor. Many people have expressed interest in the process of becoming a certified instructor, so what better way to shed light on my journey than through a blog.

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Truly Studio: Event Recap

June marked our 1 year anniversary of hosting Yoga Twins workshops and classes! It's been a wild ride, with our first workshop full of our amazingly supportive friends, to our most recent class packed with a sea of strangers who willingly put their practice in our hands. We could not be more grateful for how the wellness and fitness community in Toronto has supported us over this past year! We recently taught a yoga class at Love Child Social House in Toronto to help promote the launch of Truly Spiked & Sparkling. Check out the photos here!

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Kaitlyn Sydney
What the Heck Do You Do With Yoga Blocks?!

Using props in yoga can be intimidating, we know. But these wonderful tools can enhance your practice in so many ways. In this video, we take you through some of our favourite ways to use blocks in restorative poses, for strengthening, and as an extension of our body.

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Kaitlyn Sydney
What Yoga Means To Us

We recently worked with our incredibly talented friend Paula Hicks, to create this special 1 minute clip of what yoga means to us. Yoga is so much more than asanas, it’s a way of life. Yoga has definitely changed both of our lives for the better. We’re so honoured that Paula was able to capture our passion in motion. What does yoga mean to you?

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Kaitlyn Sydney
Stop and Smell the Roses

My recent trip to Belize left me with an effervescent feeling around the power of positive thinking and how I can see remarkable positive impacts it has had on my life. That said, even if you haven't fully bought into 'The Secret', or aren't a firm believer in the law of attraction, you cannot deny there are so many ways you can live your life more positively. What we're about to take you through might seen redundant to some, but for others it's good to get a refresher on how these SIMPLE things have made such big positive impacts on our lives, and can impact yours as well too!

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Kaitlyn Sydney
Belize 2018

Well Belize, you were an absolute dream. Hands down the best week of my life. What truly made it a remarkable experience was all of the amazing people we met every step of the way. I decided in order to give the reader the full effect of this trip; the energy, connections, spontaneity, and law of attraction represented throughout, it is really important to explain it's entirety. I will break down what we did, where we ate, what we saw, where we stayed in a separate post so it is neatly laid out for future travelers (more of a brief list style), but this post will take you through the enlightening experience I had in Belize and the huge impact it has had on my outlook on life. All I ask is that while you read through the evolving story below, you be patient and read to the end, I promise you will not be disappointed.

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Kaitlyn Sydney
How to use Instagram as a Healthy Motivator

With the use of Instagram and other forms of social media at an all time high, the flood of carefully curated beautiful images can make it really hard not to compare yourself and your life to others'. Let's be honest we have all done it, and it is a very dangerous game for our mental health, happiness, and other aspect of our lives. But it's important to remember there is always a silver lining, and we wanted to take you through the ways we try to use Instagram as a healthy motivator instead of for self destruction. 

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Kaitlyn Sydney
How Partner Yoga Can Strengthen Your Relationship

Yoga has undeniable benefits, as anyone who has practiced will tell you. And if you apply those mind and body benefits to your relationship and they only get more intense. Practicing partner yoga creates the uniquely special space of complete mindfulness, connection, and focus. So put away your smartphones, close your laptop, and turn off your television. Partner yoga could be exactly what you need to find that connection you’re craving.

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Kaitlyn Sydney
Video: Bring Your Own Twin Workshop!

Are you craving some quality fitness time with your best friend? We've got the perfect thing for you! Grab your BFF/Yoga Twin as we take you through some of our favourite partner stretches, workouts, and acro yoga poses that we typically do in our workshops. Enjoy!

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Syd's Skincare Routine

Let's be real. Having acne sucks. It can make you feel like shit, when really it shouldn't. I'm no stranger to this feeling as I've had cystic acne for around 15 years and will for the rest of my life. I feel like I've tried everything under the sun to help ease my breakouts without any success. But over this past year, I've switched over to the wonderful world of LUSH and Saje, and my skin is thanking me. 

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Kaitlyn Sydney
We're on YouTube!

We are so excited to share our first ever YouTube video!  We decided to dabble into this whole world and thought why not start with a video answering our 5 most frequently asked questions. Comment below if you have anything else you'd like to ask us and enjoy! 

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Kaitlyn Sydney
This Time Last Year...

As we embark on 2018, we think it's important to reflect on the year that has gone by and set goals for the year that lies ahead. It is important to celebrate our achievements and what has made us happy (our roses), and reflect on/be honest about the not so great things that have occurred (our thorns) as this helps us acknowledge the good with the bad and realize how these things have helped us grow.

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Kaitlyn Sydney
Christmas Karma Yoga Workshop Recap

Fa lalalala la la la la! Christmas is almost here and we're getting in the holiday spirit! To celebrate the season, we hosted a Christmas Karma Yoga Class to bring together our community in Toronto and do our part to give back. An amazing group of yogis came out to show their support, flow it out with us, and donate to Charlie's Free Wheels. It was an incredible night! 

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Kaitlyn Sydney