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Chestermere Yoga

Welcome to Inner Focus Yoga Chestermere!
At Inner Focus Yoga we believe the most effective way of creating peace in our world, communities and families is to first create peace within ourselves. The quote by Gandhi, “Be the change you wish to see in the world” is the inspiration behind the studio.

We offer a wide variety of yoga styles throughout the week including hot and regular room temperature, children's yoga, yoga for back's and chronic pain suffers, as well as fun workshops and courses, guided meditations, life coaching, Angel card readings and more!

Mission Statement
Our mission is to offer a serene space for rejuvenation, inspiration, and community connection.

The practice of yoga can be a transformative tool towards understanding and acceptance of our physical, mental and emotional selves, ultimately creating peace of mind and peace of heart.

Contact us
Inner Focus Yoga is located in Chestermere Towne Square (behind the Esso gas station, between Subway and behind the Cintex gas station.)

Links
www.focustkd.info
www.ictf.info
www.ictfcanada.info
www.sanguineyoga.com
www.livebreatheyoga.ca
www.yogaandbeyond.ca

Chestermere Yoga

Savasana is a sacred time. Practice mindfulness when leaving class. Please roll your mat without dragging it, gather your belongings quietly and close the doors softly behind you. We look forward to sharing yoga and the vibrancy of our community with you. Namaste.

Chestermere Yoga

25 tips for a happy life

1-Stop spending time with the wrong people. – Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you.  If someone wants you in their life, they’ll make room for you.  You shouldn’t have to fight for a spot.  Never, ever insist yourself to someone who continuously overlooks your worth.

2-Stop running from your problems. – Face them head on.  No, it won’t be easy.  There is no person in the world capable of flawlessly handling every punch thrown at them.  We aren’t supposed to be able to instantly solve problems.  That’s not how we’re made.  In fact, we’re made to get upset, sad, hurt, stumble and fall.  Because that’s the whole purpose of living – to face problems, learn, adapt, and solve them over the course of time.  This is what ultimately molds us into the person we become.

3-Stop putting your own needs on the back burner. – The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.  Yes, help others; but help yourself too.  If there was ever a moment to follow your passion and do something that matters to you, that moment is now.

4 -Stop trying to be someone you’re not. – One of the greatest challenges in life is being yourself in a world that’s trying to make you like everyone else.  Someone will always be prettier, someone will always be smarter, someone will always be younger, but they will never be you.  Don’t change so people will like you.  Be yourself and the right people will love the real you.

5-Stop trying to hold onto the past. – You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading your last one. Don’t keep punishing yourself for past mistakes, punish yourself once and move on!

6-Stop being scared to make a mistake. – Doing something and getting it wrong is at least ten times more productive than doing nothing.  Every success has a trail of failures behind it, and every failure is leading towards success.  You end up regretting the things you did NOT do far more than the things you did.

7-Stop berating yourself for old mistakes. – We may love the wrong person and cry about the wrong things, but no matter how things go wrong, one thing is for sure, mistakes help us find the person and things that are right for us.  We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past.  But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future.  Every single thing that has ever happened in your life is preparing you for a moment that is yet to come.

8-Stop trying to buy happiness. – Many of the things we desire are expensive.  But the truth is, the things that really satisfy us are totally free – love, laughter and working on our passions. The more possessions we acquire, the more we live in fear of losing them.

9-Stop exclusively looking to others for happiness. – If you’re not happy with who you are on the inside, you won’t be happy in a long-term relationship with anyone else either.  You have to create stability in your own life first before you can share it with someone else.

10-Stop being idle.– Don’t think too much or you’ll create a problem that wasn’t even there in the first place.  Evaluate situations and take decisive action.  You cannot change what you refuse to confront.  Making progress involves risk. You can’t make it to second base with your foot on first.

11-Stop thinking you’re not ready. – Nobody ever feels 100% ready when an opportunity arises.  Because most great opportunities in life force us to grow beyond our comfort zones, which means we won’t feel totally comfortable at first. Trust and faith will carry you to the end.

12-Stop getting involved in relationships for the wrong reasons. – Relationships must be chosen wisely.  It’s better to be alone than to be in bad company.  There’s no need to rush.  If something is meant to be, it will happen – in the right time, with the right person, and for the best reason. Fall in love when you’re ready, not when you’re lonely.

13-Stop trying to compete against everyone else. – Don’t worry about what others are doing better than you.  Concentrate on beating your own records every day.  Success is a battle between YOU and YOURSELF only.

14-Stop being jealous of others. – Jealousy is the art of counting someone else’s blessings instead of your own.

15-Stop complaining and feeling sorry for yourself. – Life’s curveballs are thrown for a reason – to shift your path in a direction that is meant for you.  You may not see or understand everything the moment it happens, and it may be very tough.  But reflect back on those negative curveballs thrown at you in the past.  You’ll often see that eventually they led you to a better place, person, state of mind, or situation.

16-Stop holding grudges. – Don’t live your life with hate in your heart.  You will end up hurting yourself more than the people you hate.  Forgiveness is not saying, “What you did to me is okay.”  It is saying, “I’m not going to let what you did to me ruin my happiness forever.”  Forgiveness is the answer… let go, find peace, liberate yourself!  And remember, forgiveness is not just for other people, it’s for you too.  If you must, forgive yourself, move on and set your intention to do better next time.

17-Stop letting others bring you down to their level. – Refuse to lower your standards to accommodate those who refuse to raise theirs.

18-Stop doing the same things over and over without taking a break. – The time to take a deep breath is preciously when you don’t have time for it.  If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what you’re getting.  Sometimes you need to distance yourself to see things clearly.

19-Stop overlooking the beauty of small moments. – Enjoy the little things, because one day you may look back and discover they were the big things.  The best portion of your life will be the small, nameless moments you spend smiling with someone who matters to you.

20-Stop acting like everything is fine if it isn’t. – It’s okay to fall apart for a little while.  You don’t always have to pretend to be strong, and there is no need to constantly prove that everything is going well.  You shouldn’t be concerned with what other people are thinking. Cry if you need to, it’s healthy to shed your tears.  The sooner you do, the sooner you will be able to smile again.

21-Stop blaming others for your troubles. – The extent to which you can achieve your dreams depends on the extent to which you take responsibility for your life.  When you blame others for what you’re going through, you deny responsibility; ultimately giving others power over that part of your life.

22-Stop trying to be everything to everyone. – Doing so is impossible, and trying will only burn you out.  But making one person smile, one small kind act, CAN change the world.  Maybe not the whole world, but their world.

23-Stop worrying so much. – Worry will not strip tomorrow of its burdens, rather it will strip today of its joy. Worrying is the act of using your imagination to create something you don't want.

24-Stop focusing on what you don’t want to happen. – Focus on what you do want to happen.  Positive thinking is at the forefront of every great success story.  If you awake every morning with the thought that something wonderful will happen in your life today, and you pay close attention, you’ll often find that you’re right.

25-Stop being ungrateful. – No matter how good or bad you have it, wake up each day thankful for your life.  Someone somewhere else is desperately fighting for theirs.  Instead of thinking about what you’re missing, try thinking about what you have that everyone else is missing.