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October 23rd, 2018

In lifestyle interview Holiday

Mark stays nimble during the cold winter months by staying active with running and cross country skiing. He uses yoga to relax and soothe sore muscles and tendons. Hibernation is not on the agenda.

MARK JOWETT

Co-Founder, Nettwerk Music Group
Previously: Played guitar in Vancouver band, Moev and Cinderpop, and played cello with the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra
Master at: Power class
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What do you get out of yoga?

I play a lot of tennis and am an avid road cyclist and runner, so Yoga is an excellent way of soothing sore muscles and tendons. Also, I think it’s wonderful how Yoga can calm you down in the middle of an intense work day.

What was the last adventure you went on?

This summer I discovered the magical Gwaii Haanas National Park, which is the southern part of Haida Gwaii. Mind-blowing in its beauty, with its whales, eagles, old growth forests...

If you had a theme song, what would it be?

I’m dating myself terribly, but perhaps Dreamer by Supertramp?

Do you have any tips on staying nimble during the winter?

There are a few things I do to keep my body agile. Sometimes I will go for a run at Spanish Banks or even better, if it’s snowed a lot, cross country ski at the beach (or to the grocery store!)... then maybe some Warm Yin for a deep stretch or a Power class to increase strength and flexibility.

There are a few things I do to keep my body agile. Sometimes I will go for a run at Spanish Banks or even better, if it’s snowed a lot, cross country ski at the beach (or to the grocery store!)... then maybe some Warm Yin for a deep stretch or a Power class to increase strength and flexibility.

Being so active, I have to be conscious of nourishing my body too so there are a few recipes that I like to make in the winter. One of them is this delicious 1-Pot Golden Curry Lentil Soup from the Minimalist Baker. Another one, I like to save for the coldest days and it’s a turmeric cacao latte, which is a teaspoon of Blume’s Cacao Turmeric Blend with some water and then we add almond milk and a little bit of maple syrup. It’s very comforting and turmeric has a wide range of mind and body benefits! Transitioning into the winter in Vancouver feels like such a brash process every year and yoga has really helped my body and mind come to terms with how my body deals with the temperature drop. And it’s nice to know that on a cold rainy day, I have a sanctuary to escape to at YYOGA.



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