Yoga Practice

Why Real Men do Yoga

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

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Yoga Philosophy

Finding Balance with the Koshas

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

Yoga Practice

Yoga Breathing for Anxiety

Many of us struggle with anxiety, often times behind closed doors and much to the surprise of even our closest friends. Fitness can also be a bit of a tough business with the constant pressures of presenting in our classes or for our clients, of staying ahead of the curve on education and trying to… Continue reading Yoga Breathing for Anxiety

Self-Care

The Impact of Holding Stress in Our Body and How to Heal

This article was originally published in canfitpro magazine May/June 2017 edition  It’s hard to deny the impact of holding stress in our bodies. Many of us have experienced tension headaches from a day in front of the computer. We wear mouth guards to protect our teeth from grinding in our sleep. Our digestion is quickly… Continue reading The Impact of Holding Stress in Our Body and How to Heal

Yoga Teaching

Teaching to ALL levels in a Yoga class

A skill certainly required when teaching, and one that is honed through the years with experience. This is something we all struggle with from time to time. We’ve set up this great class flow we can’t wait to try, and walking in the room rather than the smiling faces of our regular members, in place… Continue reading Teaching to ALL levels in a Yoga class

Yoga Teaching

Teaching SAFE Inversions in Our Yoga Classes

  As Yoga Teachers, we know the incredible benefits of inversions including: improved immunity through lymphatic drainage, balancing emotions with increased blood flow to the brain (particularly the limbic area) which also triggers our endocrine system to release our happy hormones – serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine. Inversions also increase cardiovascular health by working against gravity… Continue reading Teaching SAFE Inversions in Our Yoga Classes