<![CDATA[Nigel Walker - Blog]]>Fri, 27 Nov 2015 21:10:30 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[FREE Sunday Morning Yoga - July 28th, 2013]]>Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:53:36 GMThttp://www.nigelwalker.ca/blog1/free-sunday-morning-yoga-july-28th-2013Picture
This Sunday, join me for a FREE yoga class at lululemon athletica Rideau Centre at 9:30am. Treats served afterwards with free time to shop before the store opens. Show up early if you want to get a good spot! 

<![CDATA[Wanderlust Tremblant Pre-Party! August 11, 2013, 4-8pm]]>Wed, 24 Jul 2013 15:23:29 GMThttp://www.nigelwalker.ca/blog1/wanderlust-tremplay-pre-party-august-11-2013-4-8pmPicture
I'm teaching at one of the coolest events to hit Ottawa this year! Get a taste of Wanderlust Tremblant right in the downtown core of the city of Ottawa! Join us for an afternoon of wanderful festivities to kick-off the biggest yoga festival of the summer on August 11th, 2013 from 4-8pm in Strathcona Park.

FREE Yoga, water balloons, hoola hoops, tight-rope walking (a.k.a slacklining), live music and acro yoga.

Festivities start at 4PM with a Waterfight to raise funds for the YMCA ~ $5 recommended donation

♥ 5PM Acroyoga play Greg, Hooping with Sophie Latreille and slacklining with Slackline Ottawa 

♥ 6PM Yoga with live drumming from DR. LEE PERCUSSION guided by me (Yoga with Nigel).

RSVP on Facebook here and spread the word!

<![CDATA[Semi-private yoga for runners and athletes]]>Mon, 04 Mar 2013 22:58:51 GMThttp://www.nigelwalker.ca/blog1/semi-private-yoga-for-runners-and-athletesPicture
Starting this Sunday! A semi-private yoga class geared towards runners and athletes, or anyone who is active and looking for a yoga class to complement that activity. Offered in my in home studio in downtown Ottawa.
This class will focus on stretching and strengthening key muscle groups as well as building lung capacity and oxygen intake through several breathing techniques. Suitable for beginners and experienced yogis.

This class is suitable for beginners.

You may sign up for all classes or just a select few.

Fee:   $15 (tax included) per session 

Length: 60 minutes 

Location:  130 Somerset  West (just off Elgin) - street parking is available

What to bring: Yoga mat, block and strap (if you have them, if not I have some you can use)

There are only 5 or 6 spots available to ensure each student receives attention and to maintain a semi-private environment.

Please pre-register with me the by email at yogawithnigel@gmail.com or by text message at 819.921.8608. Payment will be arranged at that time, and can be made in person via cash or cheque or electronically via email.

Dates and times (all dates fall on Sundays)

March 10  -  1:30-2:30pm

March 17  -  1:30-2:30pm

March 24  -  1:30-2:30pm

March 31 -  1:30-2:30pm

April 7     -  2-3pm

April 14    -  2-3pm

April 21    -  1-2pm

April 28    -  no class (I am away on training)

May    5   -   no class (I am away on training)

May 12    -   1-2pm

May 19    -   11am-12pm

See you on the mat!

<![CDATA[MY BIG NEWS!]]>Mon, 28 Jan 2013 01:16:20 GMThttp://www.nigelwalker.ca/blog1/my-big-newsPicture
I'm honoured and thrilled to announce that I am Lululemon Rideau Centre's newest Ambassador!

I am equally excited to announce that after lots of planning and preparation, THIS SUMMER I will begin teaching yoga full-time across the city! 

Check this space and  my yoga page for updates about my public and private classes, special events (can you say live music?), workshops and small group classes in my in-home studio. 

I look forward to bringing you even more yoga that enlivens and enriches you and allows you to evolve in your practice and your life.

Namaste :)

<![CDATA[Rhythm & Flow: Prana Flow Vinyasa with Live Music]]>Tue, 22 Jan 2013 16:18:51 GMThttp://www.nigelwalker.ca/blog1/rhythm-flow-prana-flow-vinyasa-with-live-musicPicture
THIS FRIDAY! Join me for this incredible event. We will move through an intelligent sequence that will enliven every cell of your body and leave you feeling deeply rooted and energized. Music will be provided by my dear friends Tara Porter and Devin Johnston of Bhavan2, who recently released their debut album. It's pretty amazing. 

<![CDATA[New schedule starting January 2013]]>Fri, 28 Dec 2012 21:01:32 GMThttp://www.nigelwalker.ca/blog1/new-schedule-starting-january-2013I'm very excited to announce that I'm joining the Pure Yoga Ottawa team starting this January. I have also taken on a new class at Rama Lotus Yoga Centre on Wednesday nights. In each of these classes we will explore intelligent sequencing, energetic anatomy and natural rhythm. These principles will allow us to master some of the trickier/more advanced poses in a safe and empowering way. Contact me for more info. See you on the mat!
<![CDATA[Parliament Hill Yoga]]>Wed, 11 Jul 2012 13:43:09 GMThttp://www.nigelwalker.ca/blog1/parliament-hill-yogaToday I'm teaching a free vinyasa flow yoga class on Parliament Hill at noon. We're aiming to have 1000 yogis practicing together. I have to say I'm really excited for this! While I've never taught to such a large group before, I know that everyone's collective energy will help bring out the best in me. 

Be sure to RSVP on the Facebook event page.

Can't wait to report back!

<![CDATA[Create (or bake) your own destiny]]>Mon, 13 Feb 2012 20:48:42 GMThttp://www.nigelwalker.ca/blog1/create-or-bake-your-own-destiny Picture
_I bought a fortune cookie with my lunch today. They sell them at a Thai place in the food court where I work. It’s something I do maybe once or twice a year that brings me back to when I was a kid and we’d order Chinese food for dinner. I remember that being my favourite part of the meal. For me, it wasn’t just about the fortune; I actually love the taste of the cookie too. They’ve got the right balance of crunchiness and sweetness and they’re individually wrapped so you feel special eating one. At least I did (and still do).

After finishing my lunch, I decided it was time to open the cookie. Tearing open the plastic wrapper, I turned to my friends Isabel and Michèle and said, “This fortune is the most important one I’ll ever read.” I didn’t know why I said it, but it felt right.

It was a struggle for me to finally crack the cookie in half (blame my frail, arthritic hands) but it eventually split in two. My jaw dropped. Disbelief. Shock. And then came the huge realization: my fortune cookie was fortuneless.

Considering the grand statement I made before opening the cookie, the lack of fortune struck me as eerily appropriate. Here I was placing my luck, fortune and future on a piece of paper stuffed into a mass-produced cookie made of flour, eggs whites and sugar, when really the only answers I’m going to find are right inside me.

The experience made me laugh, but it also reminded me how important it is to take your life into your own hands. We aren’t lucky or unlucky. Life happens and it’s what you do with the opportunities you’re presented with that counts. So don’t wait for your fortune cookie to seal your fate, go out and write your own luck. And while you’re at it, try baking your own cookies :).