Yoga Journey

Yoga Journey

Start Where You Are When a person arrives at a yoga studio for the first time or views pictures on Instagram, of outrageously flexible people it is easy to become intimidated. You might conclude, working in an office 8 hours a day, five days a week, where the most exercise you get consists of pushing out your chair to go to the washroom or the water cooler, disqualifies you from engaging in yoga. How on

What Is Yoga: BC Perspective?

What Is Yoga: BC Perspective?

I felt like time stopped! Having done Yoga teacher training everywhere in Canada, Vancouver, Victoria, Kamloops, Banff, Jasper, Calgary, Edmonton, Hamilton, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, London, Halifax, St Johns  its hard remember my first yoga class.  What I do remember was while sitting in a spread legged position we were instructed to square our shoulders over our right thigh and then slowly walk our hands towards our feet when suddenly I felt myself enter a

New Look At Enlightenment

New Look At Enlightenment

Enlightenment The definition of Enlightenment is the “full comprehension of a situation”. The term is commonly used to explain The Age of Enlightenment but is also used in a religious context by western cultures. Translating in several Buddhist terms and concepts like, bodhi, kensho and satori. Other related terms include Moksha (liberation) in Hinduism, Jnana in Jainism, and ushta in Zoroastrianism.   More Definition The definition of enlightenment in the western world in modern terms

Finding Your Teaching Voice

Finding Your Teaching Voice

We Become What We Practice One of the main things we teach in ytt or yoga teacher training programs in Vancouver, Toronto, Hamilton, Bali and Thailand is: Helping students find their true teaching voices. To become an effective yoga teacher, we must practice teaching. Finding your teaching voice is not so much a search inward, but rather is shaped through practice. Each class that we teach is an opportunity to discover what we are able to

What Are The Yoga Sutras?

What Are The Yoga Sutras?

Overview In our yoga teacher training programs in Hamilton, Vancouver, Victoria, (but also in Banff, Jasper Calgary. Edmonton, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, London,  Halifax.  St Johns), one of the main topics covered in the program is learning about the sutras? Yoga sutras are “a collection of texts written by the sage, Patanjali,” around 400 C.E. The collection contains what is thought to be much of the bases of classical yoga philosophy and is made up of 196 sutras