quick bliss yoga

I am here for busy and overwhelmed moms because that, well, that was (and still is) me.

 

Let me guess, you’re exhausted…like a core-level kind of exhausted.

Let me guess, you’re exhausted…like a core-level kind of exhausted. 

You feel a little resentment simmering just below the surface, and yet, you feel really guilty about that. Maybe you feel so lost and out of touch with yourself that if you were magically given some “guilt-free” time, you wouldn’t even know what to do with it.

I totally get that because I used to feel the same way.

I’m not going to tell you that if you do some yoga and “practice self-care,” you will feel 100% better. I’m here to nudge you that it’s okay to take 20 guilt-free minutes out of your day to hang out with yourself.

And around here,

I believe that taking those first 20 guilt-free minutes for yourself is just the start to getting to know just how amazing you are again.

Don’t believe me? Let me start at the very beginning.

Before I became a mother, I was a Life Coach and a Yoga Mindfulness teacher. I had heard that pregnancy and motherhood was hard, but it couldn’t be for me, right? 

I had ALL the tools to get me through those momma struggles. 

After the traumatic birth of my son, I was in complete denial.

I’d lug my baby in his bucket seat to the public nurse’s office and check the “right” boxes that showed I didn’t have Post Partum Depression while feeling a deep shame because the feelings I had sure looked like I did.

I told myself that it was normal to be crying all the time, it was just the chemical cocktail of hormones coursing through me.

Every day, you could find me sitting in a daze, watching reruns of Friends and nursing my son for hours and hours at a time. He only slept 11 hours out of 24, and none of them consecutively, so I never slept. 

I felt hopeless, resentful, and lost. Was this what I really signed up for? 

One day, my husband approached me in the new home I made on the couch for my son and me and asked the big question.

 “Are you drowning?”

And you want to know what happened? I burst into tears. Not only from finally naming the damn thing but also from the shame I felt. Because it shouldn’t have been me.

I already knew what I had to do. I’m not going to lie though. It was hard. 

Every single message we get as mothers is telling us to “be everything to everyone at all costs.” 

My whole life revolved around my little guy. So much so that I completely abandoned myself. 

I lost everything I knew I was and what brought me joy outside of motherhood. 

That “me” no longer existed. I felt hollow, empty, and angry.

After one of the most difficult conversations I’ve ever had with my husband, I knew what I needed to do.

I needed to reclaim myself. 

I needed to start doing things that reminded me of who I was. Doing things that bring me joy. Something that wasn’t only mothering, but that would be me a better one.

I started slow. 

I started running again for pleasure. I got back on my yoga mat to reconnect to myself and move my body lovingly. I started meditating to calm my mind and open my heart.

Within a month, I started feeling better. I started feeling like ME. 

Immediately, I thought, “If I was struggling this hard and I HAD all the tools, what about the thousands of women suffering who don’t have the tools?”

This thought is what turned into Quick Bliss Yoga. 

I wanted to create a space for busy women and moms where they could access quick, effective practices to help them reconnect to themselves, calm their minds, and feel good in their bodies.

And you? Here’s what you DO know…

You know that you want to find yourself again, FEEL like yourself again.

You want to do the kind of movement that feels good for your body, that is loving, kind, and nourishing.

You have limited time, so it needs to be effective, easy to do at home, and quick enough fit into YOUR life, not the other way around.

You’re scared that if you don’t start soon, you will lose yourself completely.

You know a better you starts with YOU.

With Quick Bliss Yoga in your pocket, you are invited to take up space in your life, love yourself up, and reclaim YOU in less than 20 minutes a day. 

We got you. I got you. Let’s do this.

This is me.

I live in the glorious Kootenay mountains in British Columbia, Canada with my beautiful 7 year old son, amazing hockey coaching husband, and very pretty (but not so smart) chocolate lab Walter who I am crazy about.

I love hosting anything (dinners, retreats, workshops, get togethers), being outside in  any weather (I say this because I live in BC and it doesn’t get cold here – otherwise I’m a total wimp), trying new recipes (I’m vegetarian & GF so I cook a LOT), nooch popcorn, and I have too many plants…or can anyone reeeeeally have too many plants?

PROFESSIONAL WORK

Tina Hnatiuk has been a professional yoga teacher for over 13 years with over 13,000 hours of teaching experience. She is passionate about helping her clients relieve stress, anxiety, and overwhelm through simple short practices that energize their bodies, calm their minds, and ignite their inner light.