Transcendence

Transcendence

Transcendence Yoga is about transcendence transcendence of the ego self, to the non ego self. Skeptics In my time as a yoga teacher trainer in Toronto, Vancouver, Hamilton, I have come across people who are yoga skeptics. it’s only been recently that I’ve been able to understand how yoga is different than anything else to help someone to transcend, regardless if they are a skeptic or not. Programing We all grow up differently, but to

How Is Suffering Related To Yoga?

How Is Suffering Related To Yoga?

Suffering As Buddha said under the FIG tree thousands of years ago: life is suffering. If we accept this truth than life is no longer suffering. Meaning? What does that mean in a modern day? Regardless of where you live Toronto, Montreal or Vanvouver, it means societies are designed to help us avoid this truth. Social media helps us to be distracted. We are consumed with identity and with ego and are consumed in activities

The Fast Growth of Yoga In Canada: Why Is It Happening!

The Fast Growth of Yoga In Canada: Why Is It Happening!

The Facts The increasing number of health-conscious North Americans has helped drive the growth of the yoga industry over the past decade. The popularity of this market is not just a short-term boom either. Yoga has become much more accessible and appeals to a wide variety of demographics. Due to the growing popularity of yoga in North America, the market for yoga and exercise mats is expected to experience relatively strong growth between 2016-2020. “The

Why Yoga Grows So Fast Today!

Why Yoga Grows So Fast Today!

Stats Regardless if you live in Toronto, Vancouver or Victoria, yoga is the fastest growing sport in North America, growing on average, about 30 percent each year. This is up from 20 percent per year, just 5 years ago. In North America,  about 50 million people now are practicing yoga or about 15 percent of the population. So why do we practice yoga and why is it growing so fast in North America specifically? North

Being A Yogi In A Trump World!

Being A Yogi In A Trump World!

Trump World Well Trump’s is more than 300 days into his presidency and the world seemes on alert over every tweet!  For  yogis, this at a minimal seems abnormal and at worsthe is  someone to be feared. So what can we do to maintain our yogi mindset in this new Trump world. Do More Yoga It might go without saying,  but we can actually calm ourselves in minutes doing  yoga.  If you find you can’t

Yoga And The Wizard Of Oz

Yoga And The Wizard Of Oz

What I Did Not Know I currently live in Victoria, BC,I grew up in Toronto, so tornadoes were never really much of an issue for me. Although, I’ve always been fascinated by tornadoes, movies like “Twister”, about the immense force that tornadoes create, I find fascinating. As a child growing up, one of the more predominant memories I have is watching the Wizard of Oz. I am  not sure why, but it was something that

Groundhog Day The Movie Is All About Yoga

Groundhog Day The Movie Is All About Yoga

Groundhog Day was produced in 1993. The movie revolves around a weatherman, Phil Connors (played by Bill Murray), who is on an assignment covering Groundhog Day in a small town in the USA. Phil is a very arrogant, cynical and a generally unpleasant person. He gets stuck in the town during the unexpected snow blizzard and get trapped in a time warp. He wakes up over and over again to the exact same day each

The True Meaning Of Christmas

The True Meaning Of Christmas

When I Was 17 When I was 17, for Chritsmas, I received a bike and a tape of U2’s Joshua Tree album. On it, was the song I was obsessed with at that time, “Where the streets have no name”. So without a helmet and in mid freezing temperatures, I got on my new bike, and began cycling around my 200 year old, quaint hometown in Ontario, listening to this song blaring. For me, this

Was Gandhi A Yogi?

Was Gandhi A Yogi?

Intro: Was Gandhi A Yoga? Yoga is a part of the Hindu culture and Gandhi was a Hindu. Having said that for the record he was a yogi!   Early Life Before Gandhi was “Gandhi Gandhi” was actually trained to be a barrister (i.e a lawyer). He did his training in England and for the first 2 years. After graduating from law school he lived in London. He spent those years trying to fit in

Yoga Is?

Yoga Is?

What​ ​is​ ​Yoga? ​I​ ​do​ ​yoga​ ​for​ ​its​ ​physical​ ​factor​ ​above​ ​all​ ​things.​ ​I​ ​can​ ​strengthen​ ​my​ ​body​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as lengthen​ ​it​ ​at​ ​the​ ​same​ ​time!​ ​I​ ​am​ ​an​ ​active​ ​person​ ​and​ ​I’ve​ ​always​ ​fed​ ​off​ ​other​ ​people’s energy,​ ​which​ ​in​ ​turn,​ ​drives​ ​my​ ​own​ ​energy​ ​to​ ​a​ ​happy​ ​place.​ ​ Energy Being​ ​in​ ​a​ ​full​ ​room​ ​of​ ​yogis really​ ​helps​ ​me​ ​feel​ ​more​ ​energized​ ​when​ ​I​ ​feel​ ​like​ ​everyone​ ​else​ ​around​ ​is​ ​working