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Childhood dreams on the weekend

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Hey Bloggis!!!

Sorry for neglecting you but I had a fabulous weekend and this is what was happening. My bouquet of roses first.

I started my Saturday with teaching a yoga class. I felt fatigued in the morning but the students’ energy gave me just a good kick. Then we were running some errands and in the evening was a surprise dinner to me. Tom took me to the restaurant were I wanted to go for a long time. The Blacktree in Burlington serves very distinguished and extravagant dishes. I need to admit the service was spectacular, the staff was knowledgeable and the Chef arranged each dish carefully. The menu changes monthly but I need to say the options of entries are pretty limited. Especially for someone who is not a meat eater. I had a fish with some scallops. A small portion and the combination of tastes was pretty interesting to try and not so heavy to digest afterwords.

The real fun happened on Sunday. I was teaching a yoga-pilates class in the morning just to warm up before we went to see the Cirque du Soleil – ToTem in Toronto. You know that feeling when you are watching something and it brings your childhood dreams back to life? Well this is what happens each time I watch this show. Ever since I remember I was dreaming about a career as a stage performer either in dancing or acrobatics. And honestly I don’t know why we forget about our dreams when we enter adolescence. I spent several years in contemporary dancing and we did perform a lot. I am not sure why I didn’t consider this as real career for myself and just treated it as a hobby. Maybe it was lack of encouragement or me not believing in myself. But when you are standing there just before the show and lights on the stage go on, the curtain is up, the adrenaline raise up to the maximum, and this is where your hard work pays all off . Seeing this type of performances always brings back this warm feeling and memories to my heart.

Totem was great, maybe not as good as Alegria we saw before but there were quite a few breathtaking moments. Acrobats were spectacular, descending on the rope in a Urdhva Dhanurasana (the Wheel pose) or in a duo where she was in the Natarajasana (Lord of the Dance pose) in the air held up by his hand … fascinating to see. Too many comedy sketches for me in between thou. I love the music from their shows. I always ending up with buying the CD. Now I have something to listen to while I am driving.

On that note, as I am a fan of acrobatics. I did a few workshops on Acro and Partner Yoga before and I love it. You can get very creative with the poses. Hopefully I will find more chances to play around with that .

At the end of my evening I was in the kitchen of course;). I created some Almond protein energy bars for the upcoming week.

Let me know how was your weekend?

xoxo

Izabela