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Skateboarding as Meditation

What’s meditation look like to you?  To Elisha Rose it looks like this

For thousands of years people have used meditation to move beyond the mind’s stress-inducing thoughts and emotional upsets into the peace and clarity of present moment awareness. The variety of meditation techniques, traditions, and technologies is nearly infinite, but the essence of meditation is singular: the cultivation of mindful awareness and expanded consciousness.

There are endless reasons to skateboard, yes including meditation.

Thanks Elisha Rose for sharing from Toronto and you definitely know how to keep it stylish on & off the board.

When it’s  you & your board the possibilities for fun are endless and the confidence you develop is with you on & off the board.

Skatergirls at Dufferin Grove Skatepark

I’ve written about Babes Brigade in Toronto several times.  I’m always impressed by their positive vibes & the events they host & participate in.

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A few days ago they teamed by up with some skater moms – Silvie Varone & Michelle Webb Deveaux to encourage and teach other girls about skateboarding at Duffern Grove Skatepark in Toronto.

Below are some highlights of the day.  Huge thanks to all the girls who support & encourage #girlscanskate.  By sharing your pictures & stories you encourage more girls to try & keep skateboarding.

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Girls can benefit from skateboarding.  It’s sport, art, exercise, transportation, rolling yoga & a self-confidence builder.

Thanks also to Vans Canada who sponsored this event.  More girls skateboard when they see stylish girls skateboarding & get encouragement.

 photos by Black Umbrella Photography



Photographer, Skater Girl, Human Living in Toronto

chantaldgarcia is a self described photographer, skateboarder and human.  I love seeing her skate and her photographs.

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Photo above skater Chantal, photographer Cailey Fox.

To see more of Chantal’s work check her out on IG and on her site http://chantaldgarcia.wix.com/chantaldgarcia.

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Below back lighting at the skateloft with skater asdrawnomer  – Chantal is a member of the Babes Brigade love their Monday Night Girl Skate Sessions.

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Skateboarding in China Town – Canada

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Skateboarding should absolutely be FUN.  That’s why I love this picture of devan.711 skateboarding in China Town.   Her smile completes her style.

The more I blog about Canadian skater girls the more I found out about Toronto and I’m just wondering why I haven’t been there yet.  Fashion, Monday night girl skate sessions, skating downtown by the CN Tower and now China Town – maybe I should just move there.

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Toronto a City for Skater Girls and Fashion Capital

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Earlier this week we saw Monday night girls night at the Skateloft in Toronto.  There’s also street skating downtown.

Ok maybe not in the snow – but weather permitting Toronto is a beautiful city to explore with your skateboard.  As swaybackk says I am lucky to have one of the best cities in the world to be my home base.  Always lots of love waiting for me here no matter what.  Street skating downtown Toronto will forever be one of my favorite things to do.

Toronto is not a “hilly” city and has a subway system so skateboarding is definitely a rad way to see the city.

If I’m lucky I’ll get to visit during Toronto Fashion Week which is semi-annual.  After six seasons with World MasterCard as the event’s title sponsor this year will be different – have to keep checking back because the details are still top secret.

So, Universe  “I am happy and grateful to skateboard in Toronto!”.

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Canadian Skater Girls

On December 17th I posted the blog Canada Needs More Skater Girls.  I blogged about lilyboardc in Montreal Canada.  Her mom mentioned in Canada there is not a lot of girls skateboarding.

I went on a search for Canadian skater girls because I believe more girls skateboard when they see stylish girls skateboarding – so to get more girls skateboarding in Canada we need to see who’s already skating.

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First stop Toronto, Canada.  During the month of February we’ll see many skater girls in Toronto because that’s the home of Babes Brigade.

I first blogged about Babes Brigade when they launched their Monday Girls Night.

They had their first Ladies Only at the Skateloft on 12/7/15 check out their IG for weekly videos on how fun and successful each Monday night is.

It’s Ladies Only from 5-7pm followed by public hours.  It’s not a coincidence that I found many skater girls in Toronto, it’s because Toronto has a strong skater girl community.  Thank you Babes Brigade & Skateloft.

In February we’ll see several of the babes from Babes Brigade so keep reading.  It’s never too late to share your skate stories – this blog is for all skater girls who want to share – any country, any board, any skill level all skater girls are welcome here.

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