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About Natalie Rousseau
Yoga teacher, storyteller, wisdom seeker.
Entries by Natalie Rousseau
Books This is a shortlist of some of my favorite books on the topics of Buddhist meditation, mindfulness, compassion, social awareness within spiritual communities, and trauma-informed practice. All of the teachers listed below also have great educational resources and teaching schedules available on their websites so be sure to check them out. How to Stay […]
Tell me about your despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. || Mary Oliver When we entered lockdown in March of this year I went through a mixture of emotions, as most folks did. As an introverted person who worked from home already, I felt that my life would not be markedly different with […]
We have just passed the summer solstice in this strange year of 2020 and it has been many moons since I posted to my blog. I have been quiet here for various reasons, which I won’t go into now, but part of my silence has been due to the fact that there are larger conversations […]
Metta or Lovingkindness Practice comes to us from the Buddhist tradition. It is a simple and in my opinion, profound practice, that can help us to access a greater quality of inner strength and compassion, for ourselves and for others. Metta is a practice I have been using for years and it has never failed […]
Friends and community members, I know this is a scary time for many as we all attempt to understand how best to respond to the rapidly changing news about Covid-19. It is entirely normal to feel anxious about your health and the health of those you love. While we all do our best to flatten […]
Rose is one of my all-time favourite plant allies and in my personal opinion there is no pain that cannot be soothed with its gentle medicine. Rose has long been associated with the heart, a symbol of love and desire in many forms. Its sweet scent can evoke the sheltering arms of a caring mother […]
The full moon in Scorpio is also known as the Flower Moon as it occurs during Taurus season, a time when so much is in bloom. This is one of my all time favourite moons of the entire year and one that I always make time to celebrate in some way. This year the full […]
The vernal equinox is just a couple weeks away, but here in the coastal mountains of BC where I live there is still snow on the ground, making for cold and damp conditions. Early spring colds and flus are common during this season and so I like to create seasonal kitchen medicines that can support […]
On the 6th of March 2019, the moon will be new in the sign of Pisces, the last sign of the zodiac. Pisces is a mutable water sign and one that is symbolic of our mystical, intuitive and emotional natures. It is a sign that represents both the end of a cycle (the astrological year) […]