Katharina Pretl #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! October 24, 2014

Lots of fun jumping joy during a long sunny hike on the Griffith Park trails in Los Angeles, California.

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opportunities to learn and to grow…

“View all problems as challenges. Look upon negativities that arise as opportunities to learn and to grow. Don’t run from them, condemn yourself, or bury your burden in saintly silence. You have a problem? Great. More grist for the mill. Rejoice, dive in, and investigate.” – Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

Wendy Williams Watt @bigloveball @wenwillwatt #jumpforjoy photo of the day! October 22, 2014

Wendy and the Big Love Ball jumping joy in Yaletown, Vancouver BC Canada. More love and more joy please :)

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Maneli Nourbakhsh @Maneli4n #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! October 21, 2014

Stunning jump and stunning day.. at the peak of our hike on Quarry Rock in Deep Cove.

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Why It’s Good to Throw Your Life Away @TELUS Optic TV Mini Doc @jumpforjoyphoto @eyoalha

Excited to share this Telus Optic TV mini doc… They called it: “Why It’s Good to Throw Your Life Away” … I would call it: “Why its Good to Create a Joy-Filled Life” ;) It was shot right in the middle of creating the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural which is why I look so exhausted lol don’t let that fool you, it was the time of my life and have never been happier :)

http://youtu.be/T7tlUk1nKcY?list=UUR3uGP_koNLN7Oa91gJ1zjQ

Why its Good to Throw Your Life Away - TelusOptic TV Mini Doc with Eyoalha Baker / Jump for joy Photo Project

Why its Good to Throw Your Life Away – TelusOptic TV Mini Doc with Eyoalha Baker / Jump for joy Photo Project

Samantha Grey #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! October 20, 2014

Impressive jumping joy, perfect form! Shot on the UBC grounds, wandering through the trails jumping along the way :)

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you will experience things that fringe over magic…

“Traveling the world is one of the greatest things you can ever do for yourself. It will shatter all illusions, stereotypes, and notions you have of the world and the people in it. You will unlearn, learn, and relearn things you will never discover through a book, a classroom, or a degree. It will humble you, shake you, wake you up. It will seep into your pores and find its way to your heart, and it will find it fast. The veil over your vision will come off and you will experience things that fringe over magic. And you will never ever be the same again in the best way possible. So do yourself a favor, and just buy that damn plane ticket.” – Satori

Kerri Waite #jumporjoy photo of the day! October 15, 2014

Love the crazy action in this jump! So fun playing along the Stanley Park Seawall in vancouver BC Canada.

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Analise and Greg Ipatowicz #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! October 14, 2014

Loving jumping joy in their yard in North vancouver BC Canada. So sweet :)

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@jumpforjoyphoto is featured in Inspiration Mecca by @JoannaKritikos @eyoalha

Awesome write up about the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural and Jump for Joy! Photo Project by the amazing Joanna Kritikos http://www.inspirationmecca.com/jump-joy-photo-project/ so much fun!!

Nava and Ben Cooper #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! October 12, 2014

Super fun jumping joy with Nava and Ben in Venice, California.

Enjoy life, be happy and don’t forget to play! :)


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A selfie jumping joy from me to you! @eyoalha October 11, 2014

Selfie jumping photo by Photo by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

Selfie jumping photo by Photo by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

Another one of my selfie jumping joy adventures.. jumping around is fun :) The clothes I’m wearing here were styled by the amazing Gaia Subren, she designs beautiful clothes.. cant wait to jump around in some of her designs :)

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Esther Lee @elee1 #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! October 10, 2014

Rainy day jumping joy in Vancouver with Esther Lee… jumping for joy is a perfect way to brighten a grey rainy day :)

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#TBT Newsletter Archive Featuring Joya from July 14, 2014 Jump for Joy!

In case you missed it the first time around: Newsletter Archive Featuring Joya from July 14, 2014 Jump for Joy!


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Boujou Cissoko @BigBoujou #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! October 7, 2014

Full hearted jump of joy at 3rd beach in Stanley Park in Vancouver bC Canada.

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I want to taste and glory …

“I want to taste and glory in each day, and never be afraid to experience pain; and never shut myself up in a numb core of non-feeling, or stop questioning and criticizing life and take the easy way out. To learn and think: to think and live; to live and learn: this always, with new insight, new understanding, and new love.” – Sylvia Plath

Jenn MacLean-Angus #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! October 6, 2014

A beautiful leap of faith, high in the sky at a small beach in Kitsilano (not sure the name but lovely just the same :)

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Jumping joy from me to you! Selfie jumping joy photo by @eyoalha October 5, 2014

Selfie jumping photo by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

Selfie jumping photo by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

From a recent set of selfie jumping joy photos I did in Vancouver BC Canada. Always fun to play and jump around. Get creative and express yourself :)

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Kristal Barrett-Stuart @kristalbee #jumporjoyphoto of the day! October 4, 2014

Sparkling turquoise jump for joy at Granville Island Market in Vancouver BC Canada.

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Michael Jarmana #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! October 3, 2014

Vibrant jump of joy in his painted bedroom.. everyone loves jumping on the bed! :)

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Adventure is curiosity…

“Adventure is curiosity, the willingness to embrace uncertainty, wondering about the possibility of doing just one thing differently than before.” – Bruce Kirby

Newsletter Archive Featuring Katy Mackenzie @MackenzieKaty #TBT from July 7, 2014

In case you missed it the first time around.. Newsletter Archive Featuring Katy Mackenzie @MackenzieKaty #TBT from July 7, 2014


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Sunny Lenarduzzi @SunnyLenarduzzi #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! October 1, 2014

Gorgeous jumping joy with Sunny Lenarduzzi in Coal Harbour, Vancouver BC Canada. We had some really good laughs in this shoot and I was amazed at her ability to jumpin heals like this! Look for her feature coming up in a couple of weeks..

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Surya Devi #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @suryadevi September 30, 2014

I dont usually post my jump for joy photos in black and white but this one is so sweet, thought I would share it anyway :)

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Charlie Kerr #jumpforjoy photo of the day! @jpnsgrls September 29, 2014

Some seriously creative and fun jumping moves from Charlie Kerr of the band JPNSGRLS.

Have a spectacular day… and don’t forget to play!

Check out Charlie’s feature coming up …
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Emanuel Ramos #jumpforjoy photo of the day! September 28, 2014

A sweet little jump of joy with Emanuel near the Planetarium in Vancouver BC Canada.

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Newsletter Archive Featuring Sat Harwood from June 30, 2014

In case you missed it the first time around, take a look ath the Newsletter Archive Featuring Sat Harwood from June 30, 2014


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River amazing #jumpforjoy photo of the day! September 22, 2014

Love this sweet jump of joy in the trees of North Vancouver. Have a wonderful day!


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Maneli Nourbakhsh @Maneli4n #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! September 21, 2014

A gorgeous day for a hike and jumping for joy! A beautiful moment captured with the sun at the top of Quarry Rock in Deep Cove, BC Canada.

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Joanna Kritikos #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @JoannaKritikos September 20, 2014

Adorable jumping joy with Joanna Kritikos of Inspiration Mecca. Boy did we have some good laughs during our shoot.. my cheeks were sore from laughing :)

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Stephen Caldwell #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! September 19, 2014

A beautiful and fun day jumping for joy at Saiwash Rock on the Stanley Park Seawall with the fabulous Stephen Coldwell.

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Matt Rodzki Jump for joy photo of the day! September 17, 2014

Matt loosing the somberrow jumping for joy on a beautiful sunny day in his backyard.

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sail away from the safe harbor…

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

Aaron Kleinerman #jump for #joy photo of the day! @TheGratitudeGuy September 14, 2014

Jumping joy with Aaron in Marina Del Ray, California.

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Wendy William-Watt #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @wenwillwatt @bigloveball September 12, 2014

LOVE and JOY playing together :)

I had such fun taking jumping photos with the lovely Wendy Williams-Watt yesterday. I was excited to come across her fun big white Love Balls while working on the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo mural. I looked down the alleyway and saw several love balls rolling down the street. I knew we had to meet. I ran down the street to connect. Happy to have Wendy jumping for joy with the Big Love Balls :)

Wonderful things happen in the world when love and joy collide… stay tuned, I feel a fun collaboration starting to brew.

Spread love around the world with www.bigloveball.com

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Jump for Joy Photo Mural | Things to do | Downtown Eastside | Vancouver

Discovered by the Daily Secret.. fun things to do in vancouver :)

Vancouver Daily Secret: Jump for joy Photo mural

Vancouver Daily Secret: Jump for joy Photo mural


Jump for Joy Photo Mural | Things to do | Downtown Eastside | Vancouver.

Joya #jumpforjoy photo of the day! September 2, 2014

Happy jumping joy with Joya at Ambeleside Beach :)

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Guest Post: Finding my Angel Baby By Sabrina Furminger @sabrinarmf @WEVancouver

Im honoured to share this personal and moving guest post written by the lovely Sabrina Furminger about her latest jump for joy experience. Enjoy!

Finding my Angel Baby
By Sabrina Furminger

Much has changed in my life since my first Jump for Joy shoot with Eyoälha. My then almost-3-year-old is now an almost-4-year-old (and, starting next week, a bona fide preschooler, egad). We’ve moved into a bigger space. I’m now penning a film & TV industry column for WE: The Westender.

And in April, I lost a baby.

I’ve been pretty open about my miscarriage (I even wrote an article about it for the Westender less than a month after it happened; (http://www.wevancouver.com/lifestyle/health-beauty/unpregnant-a-miscarriage-story-1.1026058), and without the shackles of shame that come from keeping silent, I think I’ve moved – and am moving – through my grief as well as can be expected.

Not that the miscarriage was on my mind when I arrived at Kits Beach last week for my second shoot with Eyoälha. My thoughts were more about my daughter (would she jump this time around? Would she tire easily and play with rocks instead? The answers, incidentally, would be yes and yes), and about my previous experience jumping with Eyoälha.

That shoot – which occurred in October 2013 – had been wildly successful. I’d surprised myself with my power, and the height and cool shapes I’d been able to achieve thanks to Eyoälha’s tips.

And so we began to shoot that sunny August afternoon, and like that previous shoot, I went for maximum velocity, aiming for height and cool arm shapes.

The result? I wrenched my shoulder and nearly rolled my ankle. I wasn’t in control like I had been last autumn.

I was in danger of getting derailed by frustration. I knew it. Tears of shame gathered behind my eyes and threatened to roll down my cheeks.

“Don’t go for power,” Eyoälha offered gently from where she lay on the sand, the camera obscuring her face. “Try soft. Go for soft. Just be free.”

As I prepared to jump again, my mind took me back to April, and the loss of my pregnancy – and to the ferocious determination I’d put on like armour to move on from the pain, to let it go – and I suddenly realized that what had eluded me was peace.

To that point, my grief had been pushing me forward, as if I’d been running away from it instead of trying to integrate it into my life – and so I jumped again, soft and light as if carried on the breeze, and I thought of the life that had so briefly lived within me, and the connection we’d always have, and when my feet touched the beach again, that feeling was still there.

You can see it in Eyoälha’s photo. You can see it happen: that moment of acceptance and release.

For me, that jump was not as much about joy as it was about leaping for peace.

It’s rather incredible what pools of strength and healing you can find hiding in yourself. You just have to take that first leap.

Thank you, Eyoälha! xo

–Sabrina Furminger

Graham Snowden and Macartney Tonello-Greenfield jump for joy of the day! August 31, 2014

Appreciating the beauty and power of nature in the trails of Lynn Canyon in North Vancouver BC Canada.

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Talal and Zeo #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! August 30, 2014

Father and son jump for joy on a beautiful summer day in West Vancouver BC Canada.

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Amalia Liapis #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! August 25, 2014

Reaching high for the sky in Coal Harbour, Vancouver BC Canada.

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I Heart Monday Club: Eyoalha Baker by Makenzie Chilton

Love the way Makenzie wrote up this interview in a way that feels like a movie scene.. so cool ;)

I’m honoured to be featured in I Heart Monday Club A blog series featuring people who love their jobs, doing good things. Thank you Makenzie you are amazing!

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@sharadkhare #JumpforJoy Newsletter Archive Featuring Sharad Kharé from May 25, 2014



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Surya Devi @suryadevi and Boujou Cissoko @BigBoujou #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! August 20, 2014

Some sweet loving and jumping joy at 3rd Beach in Stanley Park. Vancouver BC Canada.

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@1800GOTJUNK Brian Scudamore #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! August 19, 2014

Jumping joy near Science World in Vancouver, BC Canada.

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Photographs from the Vancouver Jump for Joy Mural by Eyoälha Baker

A few detail photos from the Vancouver Jump for Joy Mural by Eyoälha Baker. The mural is in the laneway beside 161 East Pender Street. I have not been able to find a way to photograph the entire wall which is 9000 Sq Ft (112ft wide x 32ft high).

Creating this work will forever be an experience that lives joyfully in my heart. I am inspired to create another and scoping out my next Jump for Joy mural location.

I would love to create the next Jump for Joy Photo Mural in Los Angeles, California. If you know someone in Los Angeles with a massive, empty building wall that could use some joy.. please put them in touch with me :)

Have a spectacular day!

Mia Jagpal #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! August 17, 2014

Lovely jumping joy by the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver’s Chinatown.

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Newsletter Archive Featuring Marc Telio from May 19, 2014

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@AmaliaLiapis Downtown Eastside alley adorned with people jumping for joy

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Downtown Eastside alley adorned with people jumping for joy. Great shot of Amalia Liapis jumping for joy in front of the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural on her building in Chinatown. :) A couple of corrections to the print … Continue reading

@charmcarpenter Charmaine Carpenter #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! August 13, 214

Fun jumping joy at a construction site near Main Street In Vancouver :)

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