Ashleigh McIvor @ashleighmcivor + Jay DeMerit @D6MERIT #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Oct. 30, 2014

I met up with the super inspiring and talented Ashleigh McIvor (Olympic Gold Medalist!) and Jay DeMerit (Former-Pro/World Cup Soccer player, USA National team, Watford FC & the Vancouver Whitecaps FC!) to jump around in Crab Park in Vancouver BC Canada. Lots of fun and plenty of laughs. Excited to be featuring them in my upcoming mail out, to be inspired and to find out what they are up to now
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Have a wonderful day… get out and play!

Stephen Caldwell #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Oct. 28, 2014

Lots of fun jumping joy near Siwash Rock along the Stanley Park seawall in Vancouver BC Canada.

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Peter Verge @PeterVerge #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Oct. 26, 2014

Joyous jumping with his expert ‘fish out of water’ style jump ;) on a cloudy but warm day in Vancouver.

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Charmaine Carpenter @charmcarpenter #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Oct. 24, 2014

Fabulous jumping joy with Charmaine in Vancouver BC Canada.

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Newsletter Archive Featuring @GameStudioCEO #TBT Kenny Huang from July 21, 2014

Here it is again, in case you missed the mailout in July :) #TBT Newsletter Archive Featuring Kenny Huang from July 21, 2014


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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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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 :)

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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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Chandra Belie #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! October 18, 2014

Sweet jump of joy in the West End of Vancouver BC Canada.

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Alexandre Legere jumping joy photo of the day! October 17, 2014

Sheer happiness jumping in the hot sun in Vancouver BC Canada.

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Roland Tanglao #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @rtanglao October 16, 2014

Super jumping joy style in Gastown, Vancouver with Roland.

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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!!

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!

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Sara Harowitz #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! October 8, 2014

Sweet jumping joy with the lovely Sara Harowitz in Vancouver BC Canada.

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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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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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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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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.

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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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Erin Treloar #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! September 26, 2014

A stunning jump of joy by the lovely Erin Treloar atop a lovely hill near Sunset beach in Vancouver BC Canada.

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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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A little section of the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural

A little piece, check out the rest of the 9000 sq ft photo mural in the lane beside 161 East pender Street, Vancouver BC Canada. Let me know what you think :) Leave a review here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vancouver-Jump-for-Joy-Photo-Mural/268856386638053

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Natalie Langston #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @novustv @langstonnatalie September 13, 2014

Another fun Jump for Joy shoot, getting creative with the lovely Natalie Langston Host of NovusTV near Science World in Vancouver BC Canada. Natalie will be doing a feature on the Jump for Joy Photo Project next month! Exciting, I will keep you posted :)

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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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Maria Kritikos #jumpforjoy photo of the day! @Maria_Kritikos September 11, 2014

Fun shoot with Maria Kritikos founder of Ladies Who Lunch jumps with her adorable son on Habitat Island near Olympic Village in Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a fantastic day, and don’t forget to play a little :)

Newsletter Archive Featuring Sara Harowitz from June 16, 2014

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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.

Happy Birthday jump of the day to Ahbyah jumping with Rob! September 8, 2014

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My sweet sister Ahbyah jumping with her love, Rob in Vancouver BC Canada. HAPPY BIRTHDAY KINS!


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Roland Tanglao #jumpforjoy Photo of the day! September 7, 2014

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Playing on the street with shadows in Gastown. Vancouver BC Canada.

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Selfie #jumpforjoy photo by @eyoalha! September 4, 2014

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

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

This was sort of an outtake while I was taking selfies for the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural but I think is kind of fun so I played with it a bit and like the way it turned out.

Take time to play today!


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Courtney Spahan #jumpforjoy photo of the day! September 3, 2014

Jumping joy at Robson Square in Vancouver, BC Canada.

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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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Brandi Leifso #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! August 27, 2014

The fabulous Brandi Leifso jumping for joy on top of a log, over a creek in North Vancouver BC Canada! There is some skill lol :)

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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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A few photos from the Vancouver Jump for Joy photo mural opening event <3

An incredible day celebrating the completion of the mural and sharing joy with participants, passers by and the local community in Chinatown. So proud of my nephew Sekoya who took these photos, I handed him my camera and after a very brief explanation how to use it… he captured these incredible photos :) I cant wait to create more jumping joy photos to complete my book and make more murals!

Vancouver Jump for Joy Mural Opening today! Hooray! :)

Today we celebrate and be thankful for joy, creativity, art, uplifting each other, community, fun and.. well, all the good feeling vibes and positive energy that we feel when we are inspired to jump for joy.

Today is the Vancouver Jump for Joy Mural official opening. It is my honour to invite people to share and celebrate the experience of creating this joy-filled public art work.

The mural will be on the wall for an entire year. Today we have permission from the city to hold off car traffic. We’ve moved garbage bins, and are tidying up so we can linger, mingle, jump around and dance in the lane way.

The event is being held between 1:30-4:30 and is located in the lane beside 161 East Pender Street.

Get your jumping shoes on, stop by to do a jump photo in front of the mural! Tweet it to me: @jumpforjoyphoto #jumpforjoyphoto

Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural

Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural

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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