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

Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating

Mindful You will learn in yoga teacher training that the practice of yoga allows us to learn how to slow things down: How to become more mindful. It will also teach you to remember to focus on the present moment. Instead of thinking about yesterday, or what is going to happen in an hour, we are forced to be present. At first it may feel forced but soon we start to realize that we truly

Benefits Of Yoga

Benefits Of Yoga

Overview There are many benefits of a regular yoga practice. And you dont have to go studio or do a yoga teacher training program to get them. One of the first that comes to mind is: self-care. Yoga provides a place to relax, and ‘maintense program’ when life gets demanding. Reality If you are anything like me, all forms of self-care go out the window when the demands of life get in the way. During

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

What Is Enlightment A New Look

What Is Enlightment A New Look

Definition Enlightenment: an action or movement – Action of enlightening or the state of being enlightened Definition: Enlightened: past tense of enlightenment – Spiritually aware – Fully comprehending – Freed from ignorance and misinformation Studying As we are studying in yoga teacher training I can imagine that enlightenment could cover a whole range of definitions including – the history of change in societies/cultures/countries, individual spiritual growth, health and well being of self and of other