During a conversation with a yoga student who has temporarily relocated her family from France to Canada, she described her Canadian experience as living in a "culture of kindness." Merci Isabelle! Heartened to hear these words used to describe Canada, I encouraged students to cultivate an inner culture of kindness with mindful awareness of self-talk.
At the same time, I also paid tribute to the passing of Gord Downie, the Tragically Hip's lead man and Canadian music icon. As requested, you'll find the playlist posted below. The first 4 songs are all by Canadian artists (these pieces were played as students entered the space), yoga class commenced with a salutary flow to the Tragically Hip's song Wheat Kings, and our final stretches were set to Fidder's Green, Trick Rider and Downie's contribution to the aboriginal reconciliation movement "The Stranger".
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