• #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {Guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} A Bronzite Stone is a protective and grounding mineral that helps to restore harmony in your life. It strengthens your self-confidence and self-esteem, especially in situations where you find yourself feeling overwhelmed or powerless. Bronzite healing properties help to alleviate any feelings of doubt or indecisiveness. This particular bronzite meaning makes this a very beneficial stone to use when considering plans for the future.

Bronzite stones help you to take responsibility for your actions, while balancing, grounding and stabilizing your energy body in the process. Bronzite healing properties not only repel, but send back the negative energies to the sender. They instill the inner strength and courage to follow through with your actions to pave way for your dreams to come true.
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {Guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} A Selenite wand (pictured) is the ideal energy tool for all types of energy cleansing. Everyone needs one in their home. It is one of the the very few minerals that has the ability to quickly unblock stagnant energy and remove negative energy. Place one on each of your windowsills to protect your space and raise its vibration. Selenite crystals also greatly magnify the energy of anything that is placed upon them. Place your tumbled stones on top of them to clear their energy. 💎
Selenite is one of our must-have crystals—it’s one that we both wear each and everyday. It is a mineral that holds a very, very high vibration, working on many different energetic levels to cleanse, purify and clear your body of any negativity or energy blockages. Selenite crystals dispel all negative energy from the body and mind, bringing calming energies, deep peace and mental clarity.
Unknown to many, Selenite also promotes fertility as well as unlocks any creative blocks. It is excellent for healers, light workers and people in the public to wear, as they act as an energetic shield surrounding your aura. Some even believe that its' natural ability to cleanse, purify and create energy flow throughout the entire energy system will help to restructure and regenerate cells. It is often used in holistic medicine treatments for physical healing, including cancer treatment and tumor reduction. 💎
Wearing a selenite necklace also shields and protects you from lower energy frequencies, especially energy vampires, spirits or ghosts. Selenite is a form of liquid light that infuses your aura and spirit with white light when worn or held.
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {Guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} An Andalusite stone is very powerful for psychic protection, grounding and motivation. Carry it with you when you are feeling anxious, stressed or fearful to help you feel more secure and protected.

Since ancient times, Andalusite stones have been used for protection. They believed that the Andalusite meaning as a sign from God, as it has a very unique, natural black cross within it. Andalusite stones carry a very highly protective vibration, especially for psychic protection. In ancient times, it was used to ward off the evil eye and any negativity directed at them. An Andalusite Stone is a powerful healing stone for focus and grounding, helping to strengthen all of your chakras so that you feel more balanced. It increases your motivation and willpower, so that you are fully focused on your task or goal. The andalusite metaphysical properties include having a deep connection with the Earth. When you hold these stones in your hands, you will feel a spiritually grounding and comforting energy. It helps you to change any negative energy into positive, fostering harmony and peace. Andalusite stones are also wonderful stones to carry when you are feeling fearful, depressed, anxious or stressed, as it helps to relieve stress and leaves you feeling more secure. 💎
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {Guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} Peacock Ore’s (also called Chalcopyrite) rainbow color surrounds you with light to inspire positivity. It is a stone of creativity, innovation and blessings that helps to increase creative energies and stimulate new ideas. Hold it in your hands and say: Negative energy will not enter my space. I am surrounded by light and peace. This will amplify its properties for peace and protection.

Chalcopyrite is a wonderful meditation stone because it breaks up energy blockages to open up the crown chakra. It is also believed to be one of the strongest healing stones in the mineral kingdom, as it has the ability to align every chakra when placed upon it. Using it in body layouts causes a transformative experience that removes negative energy and replaces it with strong, positive energy. Meditating with them on a regular basis increases your intuition and helps you to become more in tune with the universe. It is also said to help us overcome the idea of “perfection,” encouraging us to embrace who we are and accept ourselves. 💎 
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {Guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} Black Tourmaline is one the ultimate protection crystals. If you are looking to clear, cleanse and unlock any energy blockages in your home, place a piece of Black Tourmaline in each of the 4 corners of the room or at the 4 corners of your property. This creates a protective shield of energy to ensure that no negative and harmful energy permeates your space. The human body is constantly bombarded with positive and negative energies. When you come in contact with people everyday, you often pick up some of their energy. To maintain a balanced mind, body and spirit, you want to make sure that your energy is 100% your own, so knowing how to remove negative energy from your energy field is key. 💎
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {Guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} One of the oldest stones on the planet, Shungite is a must-have for any crystal collection. All gemstones have healing qualities, but in the case of this super stone, the unique purifying and cleansing properties of shungite make it unlike any of the other protection crystals. Found only in Russia, shungite has been a source of healing since long before the discovery of fullerenes within the stone. The natural fullerenes within this carbon dense stone have the ability to reduce the concentration of free radicals. That's why we always recommend setting shungite protection properties on your desk, to shield against the free radicals cast off by your tech devices. It's also great to place shungite in a glass of water to create a healing elixir. The high-carbon content within shungite acts as a filter. Modern water filtration systems use active charcoal carbon for the same reason. In Karelia, Russia, where shungite is found, they've been using shungite in their water for centuries! 💎
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {Guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} Black Onyx is one of the best crystals for protection because it facilitates better decision making. In connecting with a black onyx protection crystal, you can work to shield your energy from regressing into negative habits or patterns. It's ideal for releasing tension, and guides you to find grounding within. Use black onyx to find stability during times of turmoil in your relationships. The self-confidence this stone imbues you with comes from that sense of balance within. It will encourage you to pursue your dreams without fear. Wear it as protection crystal jewelry and always have a bodyguard to shield your inner spirit from unwanted intrusions. 💎 
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} Energy is your most precious human resource. Your energy makes you, you. Your physical energy, emotional energy, mental energy and spiritual energy all contribute to how you feel and show up to your life on a day to day basis. 
Your mind, body and spirit are constantly bombarded with positive and negative energies. Even when you do your best to maintain a positive mindset, you are still susceptible to the energies of others and your surroundings. When your co-worker or loved one is stressed, you may pick up that energy and take it on as your own. If you walk into a room where an argument just occurred, your energy field picks up the energetic residue left in the space. This is why it’s of utmost importance to prioritize protecting your energy.

When you feel safe, secure and energized on all levels, you just feel good. You are grounded, calm and able to make better decisions. Your performance at work sky rockets. Your relationships become easier. And your home feels like a safe, harmonious haven.

So what can you do to protect your energy? That’s where crystal energy comes into play. Throughout this week on the @ecobeautyeditor feed, you’ll learn what crystals are best for protection of your space and your energy.
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK This week’s @ecobeautyeditor feed will be guest edited by Heather and Timmi from (my all-time favourite) crystal house, @energymuse The women are going to be talking about crystals for energy protection — one of the most overlooked health and wellness subjects on the planet IMO. We are actually first and foremost energetic beings, so it makes complete sense that we would need to put certain protocols in place to protect (and nourish) our energy reserves. If you’re a crystal lover like me, stay tuned to find out what ones Heather and Timmi recommend, and why.
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  • #NATURALMASCARAWEEK @w3llpeople claim their Expressionist Mascara is a “boundary-breaking formula that creates big, bold, fluffy lashes instantly”… and they’re absolutely spot on. I know a big frustration when trying natural formulas can be the lack of volume, the crumbling and the like—you don’t have to worry with this one. This botanical blend boasts pure mineral pigments, which deliver jet-black lashes, all the while the injection-moulded rubber brush helps to separate and define. 100 percent cruelty-free, petroleum-free, paraben free, gluten-free, coal tar-free, aluminum-free, fiber-free, and clump-free.

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  • #NATURALMASCARAWEEK Winner of the Green Bible Beauty Award, @lilylolousacanada ’s vegan mascara is formulated with organic botanicals, which work as an anti-bacterial—a super handy fact when it comes to mascara, where bacteria can quickly grow. Expect volumizing and defining, thrown in with a good dose of lengthening. Definitely a natural mascara must-have.

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Yoga Is: The Ultimate Online Wellness Festival

April 4, 2016

Do you love yoga? Or have you thought you might love it, but never given it a go?  Yoga Is, a global online yoga and wellness festival, starts this Wednesday, April 7, featuring inspiration, workshops and interviews with some of today’s most sought-after yoga teachers. It’s a community of experienced yogis and newcomers alike.

Created and produced by Suzanne Bryant, of the acclaimed documentary film YOGA IS, which captures her profound journey to India after losing her mother to cancer. Due to popular demand, she extended the YOGA IS brand into the bi-annual online festival, to provide access to the world’s leading luminaries and original content designed to support personal health and spiritual transformation at an affordable price.

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A certified yoga instructor with an MA in spiritual psychology and nutrition, she is also a meditation teacher and wellness coach. Suzanne has studied with some of the most inspiring and celebrated teachers of our time including Sharon Gannon, Pattabais Jois, Shiva Rea, Seane Corn, Dharma Mittra, Shyam Das and Alan Finger.

With 20 years of yoga exploration, Suzanne enjoys supporting others through personal coaching, yoga and mindfulness training course in addition to her film, online festival and on-going media endeavours. Suzanne has been featured in Forbes, Yoga Journal Magazine, The Huffington Post, Elephant Journal, Fitness plus TEDx.

Her film, YOGA IS, can found at Amazon, iTunes, Netflix, Whole Foods, Barnes & Noble. For more information visit

I caught up with Suzanne to find out more about her life with yoga, her journey to now and what we can all expect from the upcoming online Yoga Is festival.


Tell me a little bit about your journey, including how yoga became such an important part of your life?

I’ve always been fascinated by our own innate ability to transform our perceptions and minds by practices of alchemy such as yoga and mediation. When I was in my 20’s living in NYC I started to get anxiety out of the blue. I had been a fearless person up to that point and then this new lens I was looking through placed me in a new state of being fearful. It was debilitating. I took up a daily practice of yoga and mediation, and over the next two years I found a powerful practice to control my mind, rather than my mind controlling me in fear. It was extremely life transforming and it was empowering. This was the beginning of my journey.

Why India?

India is the birthplace of yoga, and after 14 years of practicing, I felt it was time to visit the motherland and tap into the deeper magic of the practice.

Do we still have much to learn about yoga from India?

Yes, I believe that we all can learn from one another. In India, yoga and spirituality is a part of their daily lives, not just asana. Interestingly, mediation versus the asana’s ( poses) is actually more mainstream in India, even through the asana’s come from India. What captivated me was that spirituality pervades the air. They have daily practices such as going to a temple devoted to a deity, a god such as Ganseha the elephant god, remover of obstacles – they pray and set intentions. This is a practice that I have actually brought back to my daily life. I have an alter that I set intentions and do my mantra (mediation to a Indian sanskrit chant) each morning. It’s a beautiful way to set intention for the day and get truly present for the day to unfold.

How did yoga transform your life, spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically?

Yoga and mediation have empowered me in incurable ways. We grow up conditioned by life, society, our parents and our judgements of ourselves. Yoga is a practice of liberation, it allowed me to truly live from my heart, a place of authenticity and when we live from that space, magic happens. I believe the more we tap into our true selves the clearer our path becomes, that is what happened to me. And this practice is my anchor in life, no matter what challenge comes my way, I have a practice that I can turn to and let go of anything that is holding me back in fear or stress as well as a place of solace in any times of transition. It gave me a way of living that I live in gratitude and that is a true gift!

What forms of yoga speak to you the most and why?

I love all the practices from ashtanga for it’s physical aspect to vinyasa flow for the grace of movement, Jivamukti Yoga for it’s connection to the essence of yoga in the full spectrum, Bhakti yoga, the yoga of love and devotion, and Kundalini as I am a big fan of energy and alchemy. I believe we transform our energy by our minds, all these practices allow you to focus on a clear intention and manifest your vision. This is powerful and part of the magic of these practices.

Who have been your biggest mentors and what have they brought to your life?

Some of my biggest mentors have been my mother who raised her five children while working full time as an ER nurse. She showed me strength and determination, devotion and love. My teacher and friend Sharon Gannon the co-founder of Jivamukti yoga; she always comes from a place of grace, kindness, authenticity at the same time a leader. It’s an inspiring combination! I believe that authenticity, kindness and love are the most important qualities that once can possess, as it allows us to connect with one another in the deepest place.

Yoga is a practice of liberation, it allowed me to truly live from my heart, a place of authenticity and when we live from that space, magic happens.

Why did you decide to make Yoga Is, the documentary?

Yoga was my saviour during the nine month time frame  of finding out my mother had terminal breast cancer and after the loss of her at 57. Yoga helped me heal. I wanted to create a film that could be something people could watch again and again to support them on their journey of any challenge they face. I was not a filmmaker but I went to NYU for journalism and became a yoga teacher so these two paths collided in making this film. I am so grateful that that film has touched thousand of lives all over the world and that is where the idea for the YOGA IS ONLINE Yoga & Wellness Festival was born.

For someone who hasn’t been introduced to yoga before, what would you tell them?

Try many types and many teachers even of that type of yoga and wait until one truly connects to your heart. When this happens, the magic of the practice unfolds and it’s life transforming. Don’t judge yourself as no one is watching you or judging you, this is something that you are supposed to let go of judgment of others and yourself so start with yourself . And finally, it’s like playing the piano, first you learn the notes and then you play the music. Learn the asana’s and then let go and let yourself open up the transformation.

The Yoga Is Wellness Festival is coming up on April 7. What is it exactly and why is it so important?

This is incredibly exciting! I have gathered  the most famous teachers of our time such as Shiva Rea, Sean Corn, Sharon Gannon and Ana Forrest along with famous luminaries such as Deepak Chopra, Musician Michael Franti, Author of the Four Agreements Don Miguel Ruiz, and the Grammy award nominee Krishna Das to all come together for the largest online yoga and wellness conference in the world.

Try many types and many teachers even of that type of yoga and wait until one truly connects to your heart. When this happens, the magic of the practice unfolds and it’s life transforming.

I am so honored to have all this incredible group all  in one place. You cannot find any online event or on the ground festival that has all these famous luminaries in one once place, and carefully curated content of classes and interviews – over 70 in all with unlimited access for the price of two yoga studio classes. I wanted to make yoga accessible to everyone with the teachers that have had a huge impact in my life.

How did so many inspiring thinkers and doers become part of the festival?

I truly believe it comes from my desire to help others. All the teachers such as Deepak Chopra, Shiva Rea, Seane Corn and Michael Franti saw this vision and wanted to participate. I believe that when you are authentic and on a mission of uplifting the lives of others then things fall into place. Ultimately we are all just vehicles for information and my karma in this life is to combine yoga and journalism to help others.

If you could impart one piece of advice to someone who might be struggling in some way, what would it be?

Please know that life is showing you a lesson you may not understand now, and know that the universe is here to support you. Think about the challenge or struggle as something your soul is actually needing to grow from. Look to practices such as yoga and mediation and be in nature and around those you love, all these practices will support you.

We all experience struggles – it is part of the human condition, know that you are not alone and you have unlimited love all around you. Sometimes we feel that we are alone in our struggles but reaching out to those that have been your same struggle is very helpful is reminds you that you are not alone, community is a huge support in times of struggle.

What does beauty mean to you?

Beauty means aligning body mind and soul in gratitude and love. When we lead from these energies, we shine and our energy is attractive and magnetic to both ourselves and others.

Register for the online YogaIs Wellness Festival HERE.

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