How to Get Out of Your Own Way: Matti’s Weird, Wacky and Wonderful Victoria Newsletter

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Matti’s Weird, Wacky and Wonderful Victoria Newsletter


Dedicated to rooting out the Weird, Wacky and Wonderful stuff in Greater Victoria.


You know, stuff that makes you exclaim out loud: “Wowie-Zowie.”


This is great to share with newcomer friends but also you may find something that catches your eye, your breath or makes you smile.


How to Get Out of Your Own Way


This is a book by Victoria author and my friend Kristina Sisu.


It is of wisdom from her journey and has 40 “transformers” that we can use to clear the blocks on our path.


Kristina has found a way to make life smoother, more joyous and fun.


I also recommend her personal consultations. I had one this week on my issue(s) around money. I felt lighter and the shift kept happening for a day after. It was big.


If this calls to you, contact Kristina at


and…remember to enjoy.




Inner Warriors


Kim is a yoga instructor with her studio in Esquimalt, where we used to practice our Laughter Yoga. She has a program starting Friday.


“Hi Everyone, I hope you are all having a wonderful summer so far!



Inner Warriors has a new program starting next Friday focusing on Yoga for Neurological Conditions. The program will focus on balance and posture and is taught by Larissa Szlavik, a yoga therapist with a neuroscience background.



The program is for those who may be suffering from a brain injury or neurological conditions.



When: August 22- September 12, 11-12pm

Where: 1314A Esquimalt Rd

Cost: $45 /4 classes

Pre-registered, contact Inner Warriors for more information.

*possible funding available.


Kimberly Maine,

Founder, Inner Warriors Yoga




Do You Like Gardening? How about a job doing just that?


From my friend Jasen:


Local landscape maintenance company is looking for a reliable and trustworthy worker to join the team. The successful applicant will have some previous experience in horticulture and work well as a team. Applicant must have a desire to work outdoors no matter the weather and be willing to have fun and be physically fit. Please respond with your resume and references. Compensation is $13 per hour.


Jasen McQuarrie


Sacred Garden Landscaping of Victoria Ltd.

250-386-3584 (office) 250-216-1030 (cell)



Need A Renter? Eric is a new Laughter Yoga friend:


Clean, quiet and ”zen’ 40 years old man, attending Camosun College in fall and working as a gardener/bike tour guide (my outdoor office) looking for a new place for September;



– Bright, top floor, spacious and quiet bachelor or 1 bedroom

-Garden space/green backyard

– Rent $500 – $700 inclusive (furnished or unfurnished)

– Off the main roads or located in a quiet area

– Fernwood, Oak bay, Quadra village and/or near downtown


What I offer:

– Clean and quiet

– Willing to assist with gardening

– Willing to sign a 6 months-1 year lease


Just let me know if you have this beautiful ”gem” available,



Grass Fed and Grass Finished Meat


For those who want the omega3 and 6 balanced in their meat, there is a new company from the mainland. You can find their meat at Mother Nature’s in Cook Street Village and at Lifestyles. While it says “Grass fed,” I am assured it is also grass finished (not finished on grain for the last 6 weeks which changes the profile dramatically). Their name escapes me, but you will see it…something like New World.




Health Food


Talking of which, Ingredients is a funky, almost like the old hippy health stores of the 60s and 70s.


2013 Store Street. That is across and just down the street from Capital Iron. Tell Cindy I sent you. Try the eggs from Saltspring…organic and appears to be the only place that has them.






Every second Wednesday, my friend Soren has his Laughter Yoga sessions at Ingredients. Always a great time.


Also, every Sunday at 10:30am, we have Laughter Yoga in Beacon Hill Park. It is for one hour, so it a great way to start your Sunday. We work at finishing on time, so you can get to your next summer Sunday event or whatever is on your schedule…


We in the middle of the park by the sundial, which is across from the washrooms. Hope to see you soon.



Quote to end off on:

“Happiness cannot come from without. It must come from within. It

is not what we see and touch or that which others do for us which

makes us happy; it is that which we think and feel and do, first

for the other fellow and then for ourselves.” – Helen Keller




If you have found something deeeelightful in the Victoria area, email it to me before First Thursday of the month, and I will see if I can get it in.




Love and Laughter,


Matti Anttila, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher. Zen of Joy Consultant and Author of:


* The Zen of Joy. How to Rewire Your Brain for Happiness & Success.


* 108 Tips for More Joy, Energy and Health.   (No cost…yay!)






☼ No matter how happy or unhappy you are, you can feel “Authentic Joy” within minutes of accessing this video: Complimentary email course included: 108 Tips for More Joy, Energy and Health.



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