Hamsa Yoga and Wellness

This page is for those who are interested in yoga and other complimentary healing options such as Qigong, essential oils and meditation.

I have been practicing yoga for more than 12 years and after watching in bewilderment how it helped me to kick drugs and alcohol and other harmful practices in my life, I ventured out to learn how to share the wealth of knowledge that is yoga. I was blessed to have completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training in India in 2015 and just got back from Bali where I studied Yin yoga and Qigong. I am a trained meditation guide, hold a wealth of knowledge about aromatherapy and am currently studying hypnotherapy as well. I believe in the power of complimentary health and wellness and would love to share my never ending journey through the immense sea of traditional eastern practices. I am a trained counsellor also and understand the roadblocks along the way, so please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any fear about exploring or feel you hold any limitations to starting this journey, I will do my best to help you along the way. I look forward to meeting and practicing with you! Namaste.

Another low hanger! Chakra balancing with tree of life 😍

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Uncategorized – Reflections of a couch hopper.

This post might seem a little out of left field but it's topic is actually very close to my heart. Perhaps some of those who read this don't know, I was in the restaurant industry for many years. My first job was a restaurant that was going out of business. They hired me almost instantly despite my lack of experience and put me in charge of serving half of a high occupancy diner. [ 791 more words ]
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couchhoppingreflections.com Be Kind. This post might seem a little out of left field but it’s topic is actually very close to my heart. Perhaps some of those who read this don’t know, I was in the restaurant industry for many years. My first job was a restaurant that was going out of business. They hired me almost instantl...

Moss agate, lava and wings!
This daring, dangling, delicate set is on its way down to @artisansgarden just in time for Christmas shopping!
This cute little Shop nestled near the water in Sooke is a great stop to make, garden season or not!
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Gemstone chakra necklace with ohm symbol. Another new one to the collection.
Carnelian, tigers eye, jade, howlite, aventurine and amethyst.
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Labradorite and crackle quartZ. Simple and chic. Plus, look at that sparkle!!
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Pyrite and garnet. Love the deep red and gold together. Another low hanger; on a 30' chain. This one is heading down to @bluepoppynanaimo today!
Go check out all the great goodies Kim has stocked up for Christmas!

On a 30" chain. White lava for essential oil diffusion and rose quartz for soothing the heart.
For sale! DM me.

Rhodonite, rose quartz and lava stone.
DM to purchase.

Happening right now until 7pm! Bring an unwrapped toy for a photo with Santa. PLUS IT'S ON A LEGIT TRAIN!
I may or may not have just gone on my own... #wannabemom
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#nanaimo #toydrive #santatrain #nanaimobc #giveback #timeofgiving #christmasspirit

Christmas tree ornaments!
Add your favourite christmas scents to the lava stone, or some tree scent to a fake!
Made with gemstones and wrapped wire.
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#lavastone #christmasdecor #treeornament #ornaments #gemstone #sunstone #rutilatedquartz #sesamejasper #greenaventurine

For the kundalini yogis!
Sat nam stamped charm. Rose quartz and aventurine for the heart chakra and lava stone for essential oil diffusion.
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Howlite and feather on stainless steel chain.
"Howlite is a lovely stone to use when needing to reduce anxiety, tensions and stress. Howlite can be used to facilitate awareness, encourage emotional expression and assist in the elimination of pain, stress and/or rage."
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#calming #stressreduction #awareness
#howlite #stainlesssteeljewelry #feathers #feather #necklace #nanaimo #vancouverisland #vanisle #vanislemakers #giftideas #supportlocal #nanaimobc #nanaimohomesforsale

Aromatherapy locket. With jasper stones.
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#aromatherapydiffuser #aromatherapynecklace #diffuserjewelry #diffusernecklace #diffuserlocket #jasper #necklace #nanaimo #giftideas @the_typists_adornment

Turquoise, chrysocolla, howlite and lava stone. Ocean vibe 🌊

Jasper and quartz on stainless steel chain.
Go big or go home! I love chunky jewelry, this is the first big peice I've made. I'm thinking I might try another with a string of beads rather than chain, what do you think?
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#jasper #quartzcrystal #quartzpoint #lavastonejewelry #gemstonejewelry #nanaimo #vancouverisland #giftideas #gobigorgohome

Making malas is one of the parts of this path that never fails to move me. I make with intention and love when they find their way to homes of those who use them for prayer. Two of my precious beauties found their way home this weekend, but this one is still searching!
Howlite, lava, rose and clear quartz crystal.
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#mala #malamaking #giftideas #japamala #mantrameditation #madewithlove #howlite #lavastonejewelry #clearquartz #rosequartzjewelry #jewelrymaker #nanaimo #diffusermala #aromatherapymala

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Connection – Reflections of a couch hopper.

I am painfully aware that it has been a significant length of time since I last wrote and posted. I’ve decided to do my best to get a check in of sorts out into the abyss of the internet so that I may reinvigorate my commitment to write more frequently. I think I last wrote shortly before departing on a month-long… [ 958 more words ]
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couchhoppingreflections.com Retreat I am painfully aware that it has been a significant length of time since I last wrote and posted.  I’ve decided to do my best to get a check in of sorts out into the abyss of the internet so that I may reinvigorate my commitment to write more frequently.  I think I last wrote shortly bef...

Bracelets galore! At the Qualicum Beach community hall until 4pm today! Come say hi.

#bracelets #amazonite #rosequartzjewelry #lavastonejewelry #aromatherapybracelet #diffuserjewelry #qualicumbeach #qualicummarket #giftideas

Love playing with asymmetry 😍
Labradorite and moons!
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#marketseason #christmasmarkets #qualicumbeach #qualicummarket #verymerrychristmasmarket #moon #labradorite #lavastonejewelry #earring #jewelry #thetypistsadornment @the_typists_adornment #giftideas

Labradorite, lava, clear quartz. Love this set so much! Hard to see the epic sheen characteristic of labradorite, but you get an idea.
Labradorite is good for working with inner spirit and intuition. And is a powerful protector against negativity and misfortune.
Come down to the Very Merry Christmas Market at the Qualicum Beach community hall today from 10-4! This will be my last market of the year, come for an adventure!
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#protection #labradorite #labradoritejewelry #jewelrysets #qualicummarket
#qualicum #qualicumbeach #lavastonejewelry #clearquartz #intuition #earthsbounty #gemstonejewelry #giftideas #hospicefundraiser #holidaymarket

First time playing with chrysoprase, so beautiful! 😍
Paired with moss agate and jade, leaves and lava!
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#jewelrymaker #jewelrysets #bracelets #chrysoprase #jade #mossagate #leaves #stainlesssteeljewelry #lavastonejewelry #diffuserjewelry #doverbaysecondayschool #randersonridge #craftfair #nanaimomarket #nanaimo #giftideas #earring #vancouverisland

Sunstone, rutilated quartz and a lava star! A cute little tree ornament you can put essential oil on to!
This and so much more at Dover Bay this minute! Doors open at 6pm. Come visit!
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#randersonridge #doverbaysecondayschool #craftmarket #christmas #christmasmarkets #jewelrymaker #nanaimo #giftideas #forsale #marketready #nanaimobc #supportlocal

Mala making!
Malas (or rosary) are used for mantra recitation. Though they've also become a lovely fashion trend. Lucky for me, as it means I get to play with such beautiful stones!
Red jasper, sesame jasper and lava stone with a large feather charm.
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#mantrameditation #japamala #malamaking #mala #sesamejasper #redjasper #feathers #lavastonejewelry #lavastone #aromatherapynecklace #108beads #rosary #gemstonejewelry #nanaimomakers #nanaimo #marketseason

See you tonight!!
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#marketseason #christmasmarkets #giftideas #supportlocal #marketready #craftmarket #nanaimomarket #nanaimo #holidaymarket #craftsale #vancouverisland #vanisle #localvendors #vendormarket

Labradorite, opalite, smokey quartz. Cute on their own or as a set! These and other goodies at the Dover Bay secondary school market this weekend! Fri 6-9 and saturday 10-4

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#marketready
#christmasmarkets #nanaimomarket #randersonridge #nanaimo #marketseason #marketprep #labradoritejewelry #labradorite #lavastonejewelry #diffuserjewelry #opalite #smokyquartz #bracelets #giftideas

These may end up in my jewelry box rather than at market but I'll try and let 'em go!
Mustard yellow lava, jobs tears, and feathers on surgical steel hooks 😍
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#lavastonejewelry #diffuserjewelry #diffuserearrings #earrings #nanaimo #vanisle #marketready #marketseason #jobstears #seeds #giftideas

White moonstone... I'm in love with this stone. I've only ever played with rainbow moonstone, which shines blue. But this elegant white sheen is stunning! It's hard to capture, just you get a bit of an idea!
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#whitemoonstone #moonstone #jewelrymaker #jewelry #nanaimo #marketready #marketseason #giftideas #supportlocal #earthmade #earthsbounty #beautiful #gemstonejewelry #stainlesssteeljewelry

Quartz point with lava on stainless steel chain.
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Crazy agate, lava and lotus' on surgical steel hooks.
Lotus, a representation of remaining pure and beautiful through the muck and mud. Embrace your inner lotus!
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#lotus #lotuscharm #lavastonejewelry #earring #diffuserjewelry #diffuserearrings #handmade #nanaimomarket #nanaimo #marketready #marketseason #giftideas #supportlocal #randersonridge #christmasseason #vancouverisland #crazyagate #lavastone @the_typists_adornment

Mind the hand! It's the only way I could catch a bit of the epic sheen coming off the labradorite. 😍
One of my very favourite stones!
Still working away, through a sickness, to get market ready! Eek!

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#marketready #christmasmarkets #giftideas #labradorite #lavastonejewelry #diffuserjewelry #diffuserearrings #surgicalsteel #nanaimo #nanaimoartisans #gemstonejewelry #naturalstone

Labradorite, lava and lotus, oh my!

All the earrings I make are on surgical steel hooks. I react to a lot of stuff and my whole jewelry line started with my making earrings for myself! Sooo, had to make sure us sensitive folks could enjoy ;)

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#marketready #jewelrymaker #doverbaysecondayschool #randersonridge #nanaimomarket #nanaimo #lotus #jewelry #diffuserjewelry #diffuserearrings #earring #giftideas

Turquoise and lava with feathers on surgical steel.
Been hard at work stocking up for the Dover Bay Christmas market next Friday night and Saturday!
Time to shop, Nanaimo!
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#marketready #nanaimomarket #doverbaysecondayschool #christmas #giftideas #christmasmarkets #earring #diffuserjewelry #feathers #giftideas #nanaimo

Slipping into retreat for a month to unfurl my petals.
Will be offline and unable to respond to messages.
See you on the flip side.

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meditation – Reflections of a couch hopper.

Hello again, forgive my long period of relative inactivity. I've been in the midst of a bunch of shifts, changes and travels in the last couple months and writing has yet to be reintegrated as a daily practice. I've been focusing my energy on reading more literature from Tibetan Buddhism in preparation for the month of October. My teacher often refers to a thangka (paintings used for meditation) where a elephant and a monkey are seen walking with a monk up a winding path. [ 315 more words ]
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couchhoppingreflections.com Out of service. Hello again, forgive my long period of relative inactivity. I’ve been in the midst of a bunch of shifts, changes and travels in the last couple months and writing has yet to be reintegrated as a daily practice. I’ve been focusing my energy on reading more literature from Tibetan ...

This day. I don't think it could have been any better. Left short retreat and found our way to a favourite childhood spot for a picnic. Even got those toes in the sand and water. 😍

#gulfislands #galianoisland #beautybounty #whiteshell #postretreatbliss #love

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Uncategorized – Reflections of a couch hopper.

My gosh! I slipped away for my intentional time on hiatus and still haven't landed back into any sort of semblance of routine. My life has been a bit... unsettled might be the best word. My mind has been full of decisions, my body often overwhelmed and my emotional world, inconsistent. I wanted to take a few moments to check in today, though I'm not sure what to say or how coherently it'll come out in text. [ 704 more words ]
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couchhoppingreflections.com By the Reins My gosh! I slipped away for my intentional time on hiatus and still haven’t landed back into any sort of semblance of routine. My life has been a bit… unsettled might be the best word. My mind has been full of decisions, my body often overwhelmed and my emotional world, inconsistent...

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meditation – Reflections of a couch hopper.

Hi everyone, again I'm a couple days late. I've been going through a difficult transition that I'm not quite ready to share about. I thought about writing a couple times over the last few days, but my emotional capacity to do so is not available. So I'm writing to tell you that that is where I'm at, and that for the next two Sundays I will be on Denman Island in a silent retreat at the Hermitage Retreat Center. [ 201 more words ]
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couchhoppingreflections.com On Hiatus Hi everyone, again I’m a couple days late. I’ve been going through a difficult transition that I’m not quite ready to share about. I thought about writing a couple times over the last few days, but my emotional capacity to do so is not available. So I’m writing to tell you that tha...

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Mental health – Reflections of a couch hopper.

Many years ago, around when I first began my degree at Vancouver Island University, I joined a running group. I think it was around $10 and met maybe once or twice per week. It went for a while, maybe a whole semester, and the goal was to use a walk/run program to be able to run for around 30 minutes straight. [ 512 more words ]
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couchhoppingreflections.com Learn to RUN, for the second time. Many years ago, around when I first began my degree at Vancouver Island University, I joined a running group. I think it was around $10 and met maybe once or twice per week. It went for a while, maybe a whole semester, and the goal was to use a walk/run program to....

Who could have known how much I'd love busting up dried lavender!?
Over the last couple years I've taken part in an online program focusing on the cycles of the moon. However, the practices it's offered me have far surpassed the many blessings of tracking the mother of the stars!
Can't wait to infuse some oil and make some salves 😍
Thanks @natalierousseau108 for all you do!
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#thirteenmoons #thirteenmoonscircle #lavender #driedlavender #plantmedicine #meditation #earthsbounty

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Confidence – Reflections of a couch hopper.

In the last few weeks I’ve been reflecting a lot on confidence. Confidence is defined as “a feeling of self-assurance arising from one's appreciation of one's own abilities or qualities.” How wonderful that is, right? I admire those who shine with it, and I’ve even often been told I appear to have it. But the reality is, my lack of confidence… [ 1,180 more word ]
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couchhoppingreflections.com Confidence In the last few weeks I’ve been reflecting a lot on confidence.  Confidence is defined as “a feeling of self-assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities.”  How wonderful that is, right?  I admire those who shine with it, and I’ve even often...

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Connection – Reflections of a couch hopper.

I'm late again! One of these days I may just push it to Monday as my weekends seem to disappear ever so quickly. Anyways, I'm going to share a bit about excitement this week. I learned somewhere in my training to counsel others that physiologically, the same thing happens in our body when we're excited as when we're anxious, but the thoughts we have are what determine the emotion. [ 362 more words ]
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couchhoppingreflections.com Those you keep close. I’m late again! One of these days I may just push it to Monday as my weekends seem to disappear ever so quickly. Anyways, I’m going to share a bit about excitement this week. I learned somewhere in my training to counsel others that physiologically, the same thing happens i...

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I have been practicing yoga for more than 12 years and after watching in bewilderment how it helped me to kick drugs and alcohol and other harmful practices in my life, I ventured out to learn how to share the wealth of knowledge that is yoga. I completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training in India in 2015 and just got back from Bali where I studied Yin yoga and Qigong. I am a trained meditation guide, hold a wealth of knowledge about aromatherapy and am currently studying hypnotherapy as well. I believe in the power of complimentary health and wellness and would love to share my never ending journey through the immense sea of traditional eastern practices. I am a trained counsellor also and understand the roadblocks along the way, so please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any fear about exploring or feel you hold any limitations to starting this journey, I will do my best to help you along the way. I look forward to meeting and practicing with you! Namaste.

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