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April 24, 2013

Give Love! {Video} ~ Emma Dines

Here at Queen Street Yoga, we have been so excited to see our little video highlighted on YogaDork and It’s All Yoga Baby in its first two days.

We have a chalkboard above our front desk keeping tally of individual YouTube hits for the video, and teachers have been showing the video to students at the beginning of their classes.

Aimee Morrison is the university English prof (and longtime yogini) who came up with the video idea as she was dancing around to MC Yogi with her young daughter. She brought the idea to Emma Dines (the former drama nerd) and Leena Miller (Queen Street Yoga Director) who couldn’t wait to get started. With a bunch of planning, a few sleepless nights, and a willing community, our little video was rehearsed and shot in under two hours on a Sunday afternoon.

Our video was released on the same day as the news from the Boston Marathon came out. We were touched to see a few comments on our Facebook page from people saying that they happened to watch the video after they heard about the tragedy in Boston, and that it had been a good thing to digest in combination with the difficult news. One woman said that it had helped her feel still hopeful about the world.

We would love to see our little video continue to spread around the world, so we are excited to share it with the elephant journal Community!

 

Emma Dines is a poet, gardener and keeper of chickens based out of Waterloo, Ontario. She teaches at Queen Street Yoga and loves writing, tending to her flock, and making soup.

 

 

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Ed: Kate Bartolotta

 

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