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Recalibrate with Before Noon for the new year

January 16, 2022

Learn more about Before Noon and our gift with purchase for exclusive experiences (Energy Healing, Sleep Meditation, Ecstatic Dance, or Tarot Meditation).
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What Can a Paralyzed Yogi Teach You About Your Yoga Practice?

October 27, 2021

Many people asked when I was lying in a hospital bed, ventilated with no movement below my neck, “What will you do now? How will you practice yoga?” Many of them, knew me as either their yoga teacher or a yoga pioneer and entrepreneur. I established one of the first Yoga Alliance 200hr teacher training programs in BC and the first yoga studio in my hometown Nelson, back in early 2000. 
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Balance Your Doshas With Ayurvedic Yoga

June 29, 2021

Learn how to ground and release stagnant energy with an Ayurvedic approach to yoga from instructor Kathryn Anne Flynn.
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Meditation for Anxiety with Connor Burns

Meditation for Anxiety with Connor Burns

February 08, 2021

This meditation creates a peaceful body awareness grounded in a simple, soothing breathing technique that can be practiced at any time in your day. 
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Anti-Racism in Action with Kim Katrin

Anti-Racism in Action with Kim Katrin

November 23, 2020

Kim sat down with our Partnerships & Community lead, Connor to discuss and share more about how she got started as an anti-racist educator, how her yoga practice informs her work and three key pieces of advice she offers health & wellness professionals who are looking to make their spaces and programs more accessible. You can watch the full 3-Part Series on our Instagram TV - @shophalfmoon.
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Sound's Good: How to Use Singing Bowls for Your Meditation with Phair Yoga

Sound's Good: How to Use Singing Bowls for Your Meditation with Phair Yoga

September 14, 2020

Using a singing bowl adds another layer of ritual to your meditation, which can help to prime your mind and body for practice. This can be especially helpful if you’ve been finding it challenging to make the transition from “regular life” into your self-practice.
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Finding Your Inner Voice with Samantha Stevenson

Finding Your Inner Voice with Samantha Stevenson

August 21, 2020

Finding my inner voice is a journey I’m continuing to navigate. Like many of you, it’s been a process of self-reflection and self-learning. It has been interesting, fun, challenging, and sometimes absolutely exhausting. It is an act of returning to myself and a process of going inward.
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Self Massage at Home with Alexa Yuel

Self Massage at Home with Alexa Yuel

April 23, 2020

Massage Therapy is an easy and feel good modality that helps treat soft tissue trauma in our body. This can be as microscopic as an adhesion in our skeletal muscle tissue that is causing pain, referral pain or a headache, and as obvious as a muscle stuck in contracture that causes what we refer to as a knot that seems to roll under your touch. We put our bodies through a lot, and physical stress like working out or even the physical stress from our jobs (whether it’s sitting all day or moving), as well as mental and emotional stress, can store itself in our bodies as tension.
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7 Ways to Connect with Nature this Earth Day by Eoin Finn

7 Ways to Connect with Nature this Earth Day by Eoin Finn

April 21, 2020

As our beaches and parks get shut down, the preciousness of nature seems even more important. If anything will keep us sane and healthy right now it is the forests, the trees and the wide-open seas. My hope is that we always take the time to observe the beauty of nature. Even if we are locked inside, we can still look up at the clouds and the stars; and see the immense beauty that we are a part of. We can feel the gift of the green leafy trees in every breath we take.  
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Yoga Props That Every Beginner Needs with Kate Gillespie

Yoga Props That Every Beginner Needs with Kate Gillespie

April 13, 2020

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Meditation 101 with Amanda Vitaro

Meditation 101 with Amanda Vitaro

April 06, 2020

Now, more than ever, is the time to pause, recenter and reset. Meditation has been seen to reduce levels of stress, increase calmness and enhance one's awareness of self. However, it can take practice. Read on for an easy step-by-step guide on how you can start meditating.
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Crystal Healing with Mara Branscombe

Crystal Healing with Mara Branscombe

December 06, 2019

Historically, cultures all over the world have used crystals as a source of healing, clearing energy, and transforming both physical and spiritual states. Recently, there has been a resurgence of crystal healing and a growing movement of people discovering how crystals can positively enhance wellness in body, mind, and spirit.
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