In this world we are constantly busy and working non stop. Sometimes we need to take a few moments and focus on ourselves. Introducing Corey Jo, the wonderful lady boss behind The Light Side. This beautiful gal has all sorts of products and classes for you to get your zen on. Namaste ladies!
Corey-Jo -THE LIGHT SIDE
WHAT DO YOU MAKE/SELL? TELL US ABOUT YO’ SELF.
The Light Side is a community that celebrates, inspires and supports the journey home into the light of our wholeness. It’s knowing that we are part of something bigger and more brilliant than we could ever comprehend… that nothing is ordinary and that everything is connected. It’s the essence of the open-hearted light seeker striving to live in the attributes of higher awareness and possibility. It’s choosing to do the work and to remain sincere and dedicated in that effort, regardless of how tough it is navigating through our inner landscape.We offer yoga & meditation classes (group & private), share information and inspiration on the blog and sell products that align with these practices and inspired living.
We sell the following items:
- “Bring the Light” token pouch designed for bringing the light-filled properties of special items & treasured tokens with you anywhere, keeping them safe and close to your heart.
- “Shield the Light” weighted eye pillow that shields distraction from the light while helping to relax the muscles behind and around the eyes and nose; the perfect addition to savasana & yoga nidra practice
- “Keep it Light” clearing spray for times when you can’t light a smudge stick but want to cleanse & protective yourself & your space; perfect to spray on the body, at home, on the mat, at the office or in the car. This aromatherapy spray is made by hand with love; infused with reiki energy and special blend of essential oils (clary sage, cedarwood & rose- just like what you’d find in your favourite smudge mix!)
And we have other exciting products coming soon!!
Our classes can found here:
HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD YOUR BUSINESS?
One year (started January 2015)
HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?
The Light Side started as a blog and was an outlet for me to share inspiration and live my yoga during a time where I was healing from foot surgery and couldn’t physically be on my mat. I began to write and share about my experience in India (where I took my teacher training) and how my yoga practice launched me onto on the path of discovery that has been a profound, life changing journey toward higher consciousness
WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOUR WORK?
Life! This brilliant adventure we exist in! The magic of day-to-day simple pleasures, synchronistic encounters and the giveaways (lessons) we learn from the challenges we encounter.
WHAT DO YOU DREAM FOR YOUR BUSINESS IN THE FUTURE?
In the nearer term (this year), we’ll be expanding The Light Side’s offerings to include more flexible/ drop in classes, nature meditation adventures/ day retreats (coming this spring!), continue to connect with Calgarians at local markets like Market Collective and will collaborate with other likeminded businesses and individuals to host meet-ups and community events that support living in our light. I’ll also be working with individuals and corporate clients looking to incorporate meditation, yoga and mindfulness (i.e. The Light!) into their world/ workplace.
Longer term, the vision is hosting destination retreats, workshops and seminars focused on living life, on the light side. We want to spread our message and inspiration in Calgary and beyond. As well as build The Light Side Yoga & Wellness centre; an oasis of serenity and hub of light designed to support the inner journey home to ourselves and living in our light.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM AND WHY?
Instagram! I’ve connected with so many wonderful people in our community and love how you can build your gallery to really represent you/ your brand!
HOW DO YOU PICK YOURSELF UP WHEN THINGS GO WRONG?
I stop. Breathe. And then go outside and play (usually in the mountains if I can)! I’ll go to yoga and/or meditate and then have a bath. Basically, step back from things so that I can regroup. When things aren’t flowing, it’s just an opportunity to re-evaluate the goal, double check that it still aligns within and then ask for help/ guidance. Then, it’s about being open to the guidance that shows up, and trusting that everything will work out even it looks differently than the idea in my head… (ps-it always works out!)
WHATS ONE THING NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT YOU? GIVE US AN INTERESTING FACT!
The summer before junior high (gr.7) my mom told me I was too old to play with Barbies. I was devastated; Barbie was my everything. I’m afraid of lake water because it’s dark and you can’t see the bottom. Ocean water is ok though. If I were to fall of a boat, I would have a panic attack and forget how to swim. I own six pair of onesie pyjamas. I love pyjamas but especially onesies.
IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY SUPER POWER WHAT WOULD IT BE?
I’d definitely want to have a cloak of invisibility / be able to make myself invisible.
WHAT ARE YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES? (Please include links)
WHERE CAN WE FIND YOUR STUFF?