What To Know About Yoga Teacher Training

What To Know About Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Myths: The Skinny! There are some facts about yoga teacher training that many don’t know, many that some do know, and untrue facts as well. Myths #1: Got To Contortionist You don’t need to be able to sit like a pretzel or be able to do a handstand to become a yoga teacher. Although asanas are a portion of yoga teacher training, it is not the only thing. Lots of people think that all yoga

What Yoga Is!

What Yoga Is!

Energy Yoga is the stirring of a dormant energy that often takes places when something drastic happens to someone. It is  usual the pain of a dramatic shift that forces us out of our comfort zone. When this happens we have 3 choices: 1. run from the problem, 2.  deny the problem or 3. face the problem. Yoga helps face, accept and move on when a tragedy happens to us. It allow the perceived pain to

Yoga Tips to Help Adjusting Daylight Saving Time

Yoga Tips to Help Adjusting Daylight Saving Time

Time Change Lots of things change this time of year. The weather gets cooler, the leaves change color, our sweaters and jackets come out of storage. Even our internal clocks have to shift to get accustomed to Daylight Savings Time. Daylight Saving Time is simply turning our clocks back one hour in the Fall and ahead by an hour in the Spring. Does Daylight Saving Time make sense in the 21st Century? Benjamin Franklin, conceived

Yoga and Nutrition

Yoga and Nutrition

What Is Yoga The practice of yoga is inherently individual, directly experienced within the solitary confines of the body’s internal landscape. And why you choose to practice yoga is also personal, with as many goals for yoga as there are different personalities and life histories. However, while you approach the sticky mat with your own unique body type, physical geometry, injuries, quirks, and habits. What you are ultimately seeking through the practice of yoga is

Introduction to Common Mantras in Yoga Class

Introduction to Common Mantras in Yoga Class

Mantras: What Are They? Ever mumble your way through chants in class? Here’s your chance to learn the words—and pick up a new practice. These Sanskrit and Gurmukhi mantras are classics you’ll likely encounter again and again. Reading mantras in Sanskrit, the ancient language of India, can certainly be intimidating. Gurmukhi, a sacred script used in Kundalini Yoga, is more straightforward than Sanskrit but can also sound like a mouthful, at first. Even single-word mantras—like

Yoga for Chakra!

Yoga for Chakra!

Yoga: Chakras Chakra literally means “spinning wheel.”  According to the yogic view, chakras are a convergence of energy, thoughts/feelings, and the physical body. Our consciousness (mind) gets projected through these wheels, and this largely determines how we experience reality. This is from our emotional reactions, our desires or aversions, our level of confidence or fear, even the manifestation of physical symptoms. By working with these centers in yoga practice, we can begin to unravel any

Ayurveda for Seasonal Change: Spring!

Ayurveda for Seasonal Change: Spring!

Yoga: Spring Springs is already in the air in British Columbia, and are you ready for a seasonal change? Nature makes it look smooth, but for us humans it’s not as easy to transition gracefully from one season to the next—especially from winter to spring. Ayurveda, yoga’s sister science and the world’s oldest surviving system of healing. It shows us that the key to feeling in step with the seasons is to harmonize with nature,

How to Enjoy Spring with Yoga

How to Enjoy Spring with Yoga

  Yoga: Background As the weather changes to welcome spring, rebirth and blossoming, we too look for ways to renew ourselves. Enjoying the sense of balance and well-being that comes with the first rays of sunlight after the winter. Yoga is a way to celebrate the presence of the sun even when it’s gone, filling us with energy, calm feelings and equilibrium. Welcoming yoga into your everyday routine should include the physical practice of the

Yoga: What Is It Really

Yoga: What Is It Really

Energy Yoga is the stirring of a dormant energy that often takes places when something drastic happens in peoples lives. Moreover, when people come to yoga for many differnt reaons: a bad back, in personal crisis, a death, and many others reasons The Next Step After practicing yoga for some time, most people begin to  search for a deeper meaning in life. This usually involved more meditation asana pranayama and philosophy study. Sometimes people leave

Yoga Teacher Training: What’s The Difference Between 200 & 500-Hour

Yoga Teacher Training: What’s The Difference Between 200 & 500-Hour

Yoga Teacher Training: Accreditation? Nowadays, there are many yoga studios which offer yoga teacher training. Not only in Vancouver or Victoria, BC but also across Canada. When you search for yoga teacher training, you may see the words “200RYT” or “500RYT”. The International Yoga Alliance has put out such distinctions as 200RYT and 500RYT. But what do they really mean? 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training A 200-hour yoga teaching certificate means that your yoga teacher has