When I was 4 my mom put me in dancing in hopes to correct an overly lordotic curve in my spine. The lifelong benefits I’ve received from this decision have been paramount. Not only opening the doors to a successful career in fitness, but as I later discovered, acquiring the coping skills from breath, movement… Continue reading Yoga for Balancing Moods
So many have thought about doing Yoga but just don’t know where to start. Completely understandable as there seems to be a zillion teachers and programs all saying different things. On top of that add on the zillion excuses that we can come up with as to why we actually haven’t tried, the “I’m not… Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Yoga
Everybody knows about the mad dash to the gym the moment the new year hits. We are hard pressed really to find anyone who doesn’t put their fitness goals to the top of the list post holiday indulgence. As fitness professionals we love this time of year of packed classes full of eager and inspired… Continue reading Keeping Our Students Inspired Past the January Rush
As we find our selves in the midst of the holiday season, a few tips on how to navigate this busy time.
this article first appeared in canfitpro magazine Sept/Oct 2013 issue I have been teaching Yoga based classes (BodyFlow/Yoga/YogaFit) for nearly 12 years in the downtown Toronto core. What I have been noticing over the last year is more and more men coming into these classes. At times I have had more men then women, and… Continue reading Why Real Men do Yoga
A certain magic happens when we link slow and controlled movement to breath, and for many the more this is experienced the further we are called to explore deeper concepts of Yoga, such as Yoga Philosophy and the 8-Limbs of Yoga.
This article first appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of canfitpro magazine. As the case with other Eastern based sciences, Yoga looks at the individual holistically. Understanding that optimum health and balance is achieved by taking care of the whole self rather than just focusing on symptoms or specific issues. This is shown in the… Continue reading Finding Balance with the Koshas