The History of Yoga & Yoga Teacher Training in North America

The History of Yoga & Yoga Teacher Training in North America

Where Started When traveling Canada be it, Vancouver, Victoria , Kamloops, Banff, Jasper, Calgary, Edmonton, Hamilton, Regina, Saskatoon,  Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, London , Halifax, St Johns  or abroad in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Bali, Thailand, Costa Rica New Zealand, Greece I tell the same story, yogas foothold in North America began in 1893. This is when Swami Vivekananda gave his address at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago. This was first contact

What is the Gita?

What is the Gita?

What is the Gita? Regardless where you live in Canada, Vancouver, Victoria , Kamloops, Banff, Jasper, Calgary, Edmonton, Hamilton, Regina, Saskatoon,  Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, London , Halifax, St Johns  if you take a yoga teacher training you will come across the Gita. The Bhaghavad Gita is a sacred Hindu text dating back between 2200 – 2700 years. The Gita, as it is commonly called is one section of a larger work of Hindu literature

Yoga And The Wizard Of Oz

Yoga And The Wizard Of Oz

What I Did Not Know I currently live in Victoria, BC, but 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

Was Gandhi A Yogi?

Was Gandhi A Yogi?

Intro 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”, he 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 with English culture

A Brief History Of Yoga

A Brief History Of Yoga

The Facts Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. Yoga comes from the Sanskrit word “yuji” which means to yoke or bind. It is often translated as “union” or a method of discipline to unite body, mind and spirit. A 2005 study shows that 5.5% of Canadian adults or 1.4 million people now practice yoga, an increase of 15% from the prior year and 45.4%