The Feminine Movement in Yoga

Feminine, Mindset, Yoga April 7, 2016

For the most of yoga’s history, the practice has primarily been one created by men for a man’s body. Now, perhaps for the first time ever, yoga is being practiced primarily by women. Upwards of 80% of North American yogis are now women, and yet the practice itself remains mostly unchanged.

Meditation, Mindset April 7, 2016

The Way of Meditation

Our natural, uncontrived state of being is the awakened state. As we awaken to and live as our natural state of being we perceive our nondual interconnectedness and non-separation with all of life, even as separation and duality continue to arise. Meditation is the path, means and realization whereby we both recognize, awaken into, and live this recognition moment-to-moment, throughout our daily life.

Athlete, Yoga April 7, 2016

Yoga For Runners

“The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art” Leonardo da Vinci

It is likely that you don’t view your own feet as Leonardo da Vinci did.

Mostly we tend to ignore these super structures until we have problems. Understanding the structure of the feet and keeping them strong, supple and agile is key to healthy feet. Including some work on the feet on a regular basis is just as important as any other part of the body – don ‘t wait until you have a problem.

Mindset, Yin Yoga April 7, 2016

The Water Element

This season we leave the Metal element of Fall behind and continue our journey forward. We begin to dive deeper into the abyss of the cold and wintery months ahead as the winter solstice approaches.

Mindset, Yoga April 7, 2016

Ayurveda for Self Healing

We don’t have to search very far in the ancient Ayurvedic texts to find a simple definition of Ayurveda. Charaka, known as the first physician of Ayurveda, defines Ayurveda as the “science where advantageous and disadvantageous as well as happy and unhappy states of life along with what is good and bad for life, its measurement and life itself” is Ayurveda.

Feminine, Mindset, Yoga April 7, 2016

The Feminine Movement in Yoga

For the most of yoga’s history, the practice has primarily been one created by men for a man’s body. Now, perhaps for the first time ever, yoga is being practiced primarily by women. Upwards of 80% of North American yogis are now women, and yet the practice itself remains mostly unchanged.

Mindset, Yoga April 7, 2016

A Year In The Light

We often hear the heart being referred to as a guide. “Lead with your heart”, “a path with heart”, “let your heart guide you.” I’ve always had trouble understanding what that meant, and have even misunderstood it for meaning that we should lead with our emotions, allowing them to help us make decisions.

Athlete, Yoga March 20, 2016

Knives & Knees, & Happy, Healthy Yogis

If your kitchen is anything like mine, tucked away in a drawer somewhere you’ve probably got a knife or two with a broken tip, perhaps the victim of an attempt to separate some frozen veggie burgers, or to open a stubborn jar; or—the classic—to replace a screwdriver. Whatever the story, it’s probably safe to assume the tip didn’t break off that knife while you were cutting celery, or spreading jam on toast, or peeling a potato.

Mindset, Quotes March 15, 2016

Away from the ego & into the heart

Balance out, really move away from the ego and into the heart. It is meditation. It is yoga. It is silence your mind. Still your mind and feel your heart. Feel your body speak, feel the wind on your skin, feel the Sun. Really come into the moment. Really come into the Now. Come into the Present. #newparadigmastrology

Instructors, Mindset, Yoga March 4, 2016

The Yogi Career Dilemma: How to use Your Studies in Yoga in Nourishing and Transforming your Career

I am thrilled to be conducting this workshop at the Toronto Yoga Conference! For me, it is a way of giving back to the yoga community that has supported me for so long. Through this workshop I will share my personal journey into a yoga career and work with attendees to explore some practical and possible ways to grow your careers in alignment with your yoga practice.

My journey started in 2005. Excited and armed with an engineering degree, I started my brand new engineering career at Ontario Power Generation, Pickering Nuclear plant. I stepped into that career and the bright road ahead knowing there would be many opportunities to learn and a promise to earn a very comfortable living. How could I know that a few years later I would step off this path and head in a very different direction bringing me a few big challenges along the way?

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