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This is our beautiful Wendy-Bird. She is kind, open-hearted, full of joy and silly jokes. She is honest and the most ‘be yourself’ kind of person I know. I say she is ‘our’ Wendy because I feel like part of her is with us (my family) all the time. No matter the physical distance between her and I, she is there. Wendy worked her yoga magic to prepare my scared little body for labour, she came to us in the middle of a cold winter night. She and my mom rubbed and massaged, and moaned along with me in the back-seat nest they created for our trip to the hospital. And after a long, long 24 hours of serious, dramatic, painful, wild, hard, active labour she helped me (along with my entire family – husband, sister, mom, dad, and nephew) welcome my wee CheeChee into the world. Charlie and I did mom and baby yoga until he was more interested in her Ganesh and Buddha collection than hanging out with me. My son now calls her ‘Wendy-Bird’ and refers to her often. Last week him and I  rolled out the yoga mats, in the living room and practiced a little sun salutation. He wondered why we were doing such things without Wendy-Bird. His downward dog is much more respectable than mine. So far he’s still enjoying those loose toddler ligaments and muscles. He’s not yet faced with his momma’s tight hamstrings. He still touches her colourful tattoos, now full of curious questions instead of just questioning looks. We’ve created an incredible set of memories. and I cherish them all. Love to you. xoxox

You can find out all about her and her yoga deliciousness in Muskoka here;

Sacred Breath Yoga on Facebook

Sacred Breath online

Muskoka Wedding Photographers, 2013

Muskoka Wedding Photographers, 2013

Muskoka Wedding Photographers, 2013

Muskoka Wedding Photographers, 2013

Muskoka Wedding Photographers, 2013

Muskoka Wedding Photographers, 2013

Muskoka Wedding Photographers, 2013

Muskoka Wedding Photographers, 2013

Muskoka Wedding Photographers, 2013

Muskoka Wedding Photographers, 2013

Muskoka Wedding Photographers, 2013

My dear friend Wendy Martin, of Sacred Breath Yoga, and I got together last week (pretty much every week, let’s be honest) and shot a series of bright shinny  spring yoga images. Every time we shoot together we spend the afternoon giggling at sideways, twisted, silly yoga poses. Often the way we imagine a pose will appear on camera is not the way it happens at all. I should clarify, often the way Wendy experiences the intricate perfection of a pose is not the way it appears on camera. This ALWAYS makes us laugh. We’ve learned to add a bit of…I don’t know…sass (?) to each of the simpler poses. She’ll often hear me say “not your serious yoga face!”

Here is just a small peek.

Join her Wendy Martin Yoga Facebook page for the most fabulous and insightful daily thoughts and of course to see a few more images. And if you’re in the in neighbourhood (downtown, Main Street, Huntsville, Ontario) pop in for a class or just to say “Hi”.

Hunstville Ontario Commercial Photographer

Huntville Ontario Commercial Photographer

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