Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • Deanne Practices: How to Pick a Yoga Class That’s Right for You

    Deanne Practices: How to Pick a Yoga Class That’s Right for You

    Deanne began one of her biggest adventures yet the 75km hike that makes up the West Coast Trail. Many months of preparation have led up to this date and I can’t wait to hear all about her experience when she returns. As she is with limited access to internet this week, I have the opportunity…

  • Deanne Runs : Preparing for a Solo Race

    Deanne Runs : Preparing for a Solo Race

    This past weekend I ran as a 54km soloist at Black Spur Ultra in Kimberley, BC. This is easily one of my favourite courses. Tons of single track, technical trails, gorgeous views and of course mountains. This year was a bit different; I had committed to getting one of my dear friends through the race,…

  • Deanne Runs : How to Train for a 5k Run

    Deanne Runs : How to Train for a 5k Run

    You have your sights set on a 5km race, maybe you’ve even already registered for one. Now what? Equipment checklist : shoes and water. If you’re just starting out, this doesn’t have to be complicated. A couple of important factors in choosing shoes – What terrain will you be running on? Trails? Road? Mud? Pavement?…

  • Deanne Practices – 3rd Annual Rocky Mountain Yoga Adventure

    Deanne Practices – 3rd Annual Rocky Mountain Yoga Adventure

    July 14-16 I had the pleasure of co-hosting the 3rd Annual Rocky Mountain Retreat in Canmore, Alberta. This retreat has always been one of my favourites; a weekend in the mountains making new connections with new friends, the earth, and myself. As much as I love teaching, and sharing the yoga practices with our guests,…

  • Deanne Sells – Buying Your First Home

    Deanne Sells – Buying Your First Home

    So you’d like to buy your first home? Where do you start? I’m here to help guide you through the process. The first thing you need to do is talk to a mortgage broker and get preapproved, this way you know how much you budget is, and what price range you will be shopping in.…

  • Deanne Runs: How to Start Running

    Deanne Runs: How to Start Running

    I have always loved running. I was in the run club at school, I did a learn to run workshop with the Running Room in my early 20’s. I ran short 2-3km here and there. It was not too long after my now 10 year old was born that my love for the sport really…

  • Deanne Paddles : Stand Up Paddleboarding Basics

    Deanne Paddles : Stand Up Paddleboarding Basics

    Paddleboarding is a relatively new sport in Canada. I went out for the first time in about 2012, and loved it. Im always up for a challenge, and an adventure, combine that with being out on the water and I was hooked! I recently had the pleasure of doing my SUP yoga and fitness teacher…

  • Deanne Practices : Practicing Yoga at Home for Beginners

    Deanne Practices : Practicing Yoga at Home for Beginners

    My yoga practice started about 9 years ago, when a friend invited me to join her at a Bikram yoga class. It was a few years before I developed a consistent practice. It was difficult for me to get to a studio consistently, and I didn’t feel like I had the resources to start a…

  • Who is Deanne?

    Who is Deanne?

    You’re probably wondering…who is Deanne? What are all the adventures? Well…here goes…I’m  mother, a wife, a daughter, traveller and a dreamer.  I believe experiences are more important than any possession. I’m motivated, passionate, and real. I’m headstrong, stubborn and a but also a crier. I love my family, real estate, essential oils, running, yoga, SUP, the mountains, the ocean.  I’m the…

  • We’re Growing!

    We’re Growing!

    Mandy and I started Travelling Yogi Retreats in 2015 and it has become a great success! With this growth comes some exciting changes. Mandy will be continuing as Travelling Yogi Retreats and adding more retreats, education and group/corporate classes. Deanne will be branching off as Adventures with Deanne and offering yoga, retreats, hiking, paddle boarding and…

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