Why We Are Missing Yoga’s Power In North America!

Why We Are Missing Yoga’s Power In North America!

When I Am Abroad When I travel the rest of the world, doing yoga teacher training or ytts in Vancouver, Toronto, Hamilton, Bali and India, I am of course exposed to the intense poverty in many countries and the people within them who face heart wrenching and which is debilitating beyond simple first chakra  survival. Having said that I am also incredibly inspired – from the very depths of my soul – with how many of

Love and Yoga

Love and Yoga

Valentines Day and Love Regardless where you live in Canada: Vancouver, Victoria, Hamilton, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, London, Halifax, these marked days on the calendar to represent when we should most express certain feelings to one another seem, to yogis, is superficial. For example, giving things on Christmas to demonstrating givingness or candy on Valentine’s Day to demonstrate love. But love is a lot more than this. Love by definition is the willingness to invest

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

The Spirit Is Real!

The Spirit Is Real!

Everything is backwards now, like out there is the dream, and in here is the true world. Avatar The Movie Two Things Exist In The World If we go through the main texts of yoga, the Vedas and the Gita, we come to an understanding that according to Hindu tradition, the world is made up of 2 things: practical matter and the spirit. More specifically, Purusha is the soul, the Self, pure consciousness, and the

Why Yoga is Becoming Popular in Canada

Why Yoga is Becoming Popular in Canada

Just The Facts Yoga has been becoming a more and more known routine in the modern society, especially Canada. Statistics from google trends show that our country has been leading the way; British Columbia being the top province and Parksville, Vancouver and then Victoria in the lead for cities. But what is it that is making it so popular? It allows you to “disconnect” from the pace of technology. The world that we know today,

What Is Yoga: Revisited Again!

What Is Yoga: Revisited Again!

What It Is Really?  While many view yoga as the latest work out trend, this ancient practice represents the symbol of self love. In our modern society with ever changing surroundings, majority of us are in a continuous battle with stress. Yoga has proven itself scientifically, time after time. Studies have shown that it can actually alter our DNA and rewire our brains. I’ve worked with cancer patients who heal at a miraculous rate with

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 World Of Maya!

The World Of Maya!

Maya Yoga philosophy teaches us that the world of Maya is the world of illusion, saying that the world of: talk radio, Trump, even our own lives  – as we see it and feel it – isn’t real, they are all part of the illusionary world. Trump Trump exemplifies better, probably than any other current living entity what Maya is all about. Trump is a suffering individual. who has spent his entire life learning to

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