We sat down with Megan Hoskins and Michelle Corbell, body blitz members and owners of Moksha Yoga Danforth and asked them a few questions about staying healthy ...
What is your career? What do you love most about it?
Megan: I am a yoga teacher, student, a Registered Massage Therapist, and the owner and director of Moksha Yoga Danforth. I love that I am a part of someone’s health care routine - Mind/Body/Spirit.
Michelle: Yoga teacher and owner and director at Moksha Yoga Danforth.
How do you keep a balance between practicing yoga and running a business?
Megan: A colour coded scheduling software.
Michelle: I make time for things that inspire me: travelling, spending time with great friends and self-care which includes regular visits to body blitz.
Top 3 pieces of advice you would give to other women?
Megan: Make time for yourself. Don’t make excuses for your own amazing powers.
Enjoy the process, not just the end result.
What books on your nightstand?
Megan: Bossypants by Tina Fey and Teaching People, Not Poses, by Jay Fields
Michelle: Built to Last, by Jim Collins, The Ramayana, by Ramesh Menon, The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle, and Teaching People Not Poses by Jay Fields. I am a voracious reader, it seems the books I am currently reading are development books but it swings to indulgent reading as well.
Michelle: The amazing community that my partner Megan and I support at Moksha Yoga Danforth.
Your ride? The rocket? Bike? Car?
Megan: Two feet and a heart beat (The Rocket is handy too).
If you could clear up on misconception about yoga, what would it be?
Megan: That you have to be flexible. Yoga is a practice, meaning that with practice you improve. Your primary focus may be attaining flexibility (or strength, balance, peace) so it is best to just get started at the beginning… and I am sure that there is a style and an appropriate level that will be perfect for you.
Michelle: That you need to be flexible to do yoga. It is about creating balance: flexibility, strength, stability in mind and body.
As body blitz members, what is your favourite part of the water circuit and why?
Megan: The Hot Epsom Salt Pool because I coordinate my juice to arrive at that exact time. Total bliss!
Michelle: I like sharing the experience so I often bring a friend and love the pools because you can chat, steam and sauna are amazing and like them best when I come alone. Don’t love the cold plunge but do it anyways – love the benefits so it is worth it.
How do you do the water circuit at body blitz?
Megan: I have two different ways to “do” the circuit. If I am with a friend we tend to chill in the salt pool until my fingertips develop wrinkles. Mostly because it’s a perfect time to gab. Then we move through classic styles. If I am on my own, I do 3 long sessions in a row in the sauna… alternating between the cold plunge at the dry heat… it seems to melt away all tension.
Michelle: I tend to spend a lot of time at the beginning in the Dead Sea Salt pool, it is great to just decompress and chat. Usually do the whole circuit. I love being a member because I sometimes only have a short amount of time in my schedule and am able to pop in and get rejuvenated.
How has your health changed since using the body blitz therapeutic waters?
Michelle: I think having the membership has allowed me to create space for self-care that sometimes gets swallowed up by busy-ness – and I think that I am more effective at giving to the business and students when I take time for myself.