5 WAYS TO MAKE WINTER WONDERFUL

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Winnipeg winters are legendary. My hometown, affectionately dubbed Winterpeg, boasts one of the harshest climates in the world. Not only do we confront temperatures as cold as Mars in the winter months, but we also live with only a small window of daylight to help us through it. With extremely dry air, freezing cold temperatures and a sun that sets at 4:27 pm, it can be hard to find bliss within a Winnipeg winter.

Here are five Love Life tips to keep you sane through the deep freeze:

The Conservatory

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People always say a great cure for the winter blues is to ’get outside’ or ’get into nature’, but what happens when nature feels like it’s punching you in the face? Go to the Conservatory! In the midst of our white ice cold desert Winnipeg has a lush green humid jungle! Why isn’t there a line up to get in this place?! Are you kidding me? It’s FREE and it’s like walking into an instant tropical island. You can sit with your favorite book or simple settle into stillness and breathe. The colour therapy alone is enough to re­set you into balance. Vote green, vote conservatory!

Get Steamy

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I have two words that will change your winter: Steam Room. This is a super fast way to defrost your frozen body into a blissful blob. The instant the steam hits your skin you will remember what it’s like to be fully relaxed and open. Not only does it defrost your core but it softens your skin and will give you a nice pink healthy glow. It is an instant trick to make you look and feel younger. For those on a budget hit up the YMCA for an $9 drop in fee. I also recommend you treat yourself to a day at Thermëa. For $55 you can spend an entire day drifting in and out of steam rooms and outdoor pools. It’s pretty much magic.

Yoga 

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When it’s cold outside we change the way we walk. We tend to hunch our shoulders and look down. We scurry instead of saunter. Hot Yoga ­ or any type of yoga for that matter is a great way to open our bodies back up. Even while you read this you can straighten your spine, take a deep breath in, lift your shoulders up back and down and raise your chin. This simple movement helps keep us happy in the coldest months.

Where your body goes, the mind will follow...


Aromatherapy

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Never under estimate the power of our senses. Aromatherapy is fun way to beat the winter blues. Try infusing a hot bath with some lavender or putting some on your pillow case for a great night sleep. This wonder scent is useful for treating anxiety, insomnia, depression, and restlessness. This means lavender can help you relax, unwind and sink into your warm beautiful self. You can get fabulous essential oils at Hollow Reed Holistic on Corydon ave.


Eject 

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Another way to beat the winter is to hit the eject button! If you feel like the core of your soul needs a break then gift yourself one! There are some fabulous Winnipeggers hosting retreats in warm climates this winter. Travel Roots is a great resource for this. Or you can join me for a luxury retreat at La Vita Bella Soul Spa in Mexico. Imagine hot thermal waters, warm sunsets and king size beds with fluffy comforters. If you can’t afford to fly away then indulge in a retreat experience here at home - the Snowflake Winter Wellness Festival, it will be a one day oasis for your soul in the middle of our vast prairie winter.



Step into Niki's Good Vibrations workshop at Prairie Yogi's SNOWFLAKE For to enliven your senses and spirit this winter. Single workshop tickets now available!

Niki Trosky is a pleasure seeker who believes the path of self-exploration can be paved with decadence. She is hosting luxurious healing retreats in Mexico this winter titled "As You Wish."  She believes there is great healing power in giving yourself permission to be happy. Niki recently self-published her first book called "Love Life"  which is about her doing exactly that.



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