Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Practice

On Deepening Our Yoga Practice

If you haven’t figured out by now that there is a lot more to Yoga than just the poses, well then please take a dig into the archive of my blogs 🙂 Even if you aren’t sure what that feeling is, something has happened to you at some point while on your mat that inspired… Continue reading On Deepening Our Yoga Practice

Yoga Practice, Yoga Teacher

Heart Opening Yoga Class Sequence

Happy Valentine's Day! Enjoy this great flow to warm our hearts with Valentines Day and Family Day this weekend. Heart opening practices this time of year aren’t just great thematically but more so energetically. These last few months of cold have most of us curling inward in tension to brace against the winds. This is… Continue reading Heart Opening Yoga Class Sequence

Yoga Practice

A Beginner’s Guide to Meditation

  Step #1 – Sit down, close your eyes, quiet your mind. The hard truth is, that is really what you need to do. The reality is, as we know, it’s not quite that simple. A few years ago, I wrote: A Beginner's Guide to Yoga. Recently I went to reference a similar article around… Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Meditation

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Yoga and Chronic Pain

This article was first published in Optimyz Magazine's Aug/Sept 2018 edition  This article is not about how you can heal your pain through yoga. I think one of the worst things we can tell people with chronic pain is, “I have the solution” “I can fix you” because you’ve heard it a million times. You’ve… Continue reading Yoga and Chronic Pain

Self-Care, Yoga Practice

7 Habits of a Yogi

Living life as a Yogi in the modern world can certainly present many challenges. The majority of us need to earn an income to pay for housing and food at the most basic level, and most jobs these days also have a certain degree of stress and pressure that come along with them. We may… Continue reading 7 Habits of a Yogi

Yoga Practice

Hypermobility and Yoga

This article first appeared in the Sept/Oct 2018 issue of canfitpro magazine  One of my favourite excuses that I hear for why people can’t do Yoga is still: “I’m not flexible enough”. The irony in that statement is that the increased mobility experienced with a regular yoga class is best served to those who are… Continue reading Hypermobility and Yoga

Yoga Practice, Yoga Teacher

Boosting Our Bandhas

The practice of yoga dates back as early as 3000 BCE when stone seals were found depicting people sitting in meditative postures. If we follow the history of yoga as a physical practice (Asana) the poses were developed to help the body prepare to sit for long periods in meditation comfortably. Poses that would develop… Continue reading Boosting Our Bandhas