Happy New Year! I hope you had a fun and restful holiday. I spent mine overindulging, to which I’m sure most you can relate. I’m making up for it now with resolutions geared towards personal health and fitness. I recently took up yoga and it has changed my life. I don’t mean to sound overly dramatic, but to set aside 60-90 minutes a day just for myself to focus on my body and mind has been incredible.
You may have noticed that Kingston has a few yoga studios (OK, a LOT of yoga studios) so I had to do some research and testing to make a decision on where I would practice. Based on price, location, atmosphere, variety and quantity of classes and quality of teachers, I finally settled on Samatva, located in the hub and in the west end on Bath Rd. Path is also excellent and if you’re into Bikrams, Feel is the way to go.
But maybe yoga isn’t your thing, heck, maybe your resolutions aren’t even fitness related. I’ve also made another resolution: to make a point of attending more of the great events we promote on our calendar (yep, it’s confession time). The truth is, I don’t make it out to a lot of the great events we promote. With busy schedules and the cost to attend some events, it can be tricky to get out there. But there are plenty of things to do that are low cost or even free and those that are pricier, are usually worth it.
This winter I will make the time to go to:
- a Midnight Magic Rodeo Show
- The Screening Room
- Modern Fuel, The Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Studio 22 and/or any one of our wonderful galleries
- Little Cat or Lemoine Point for a winter hike
- at least one movie during both Reelout and The Kingston Canadian Film Festival
- Victoria Park for a late night skate
- more shows in general at The Artel, The Mansion and The Grad Club
If you’re looking to do more this winter, yesterday’s post by Harvey is a great place to start. Whether they’re Kingston related or not, tell us about your resolutions. Or perhaps you have a suggestion for my list. I’d love to hear it!
Special thanks to |nb| for today’s photo, please show him some love and check out some of his other works on Flickr.