This Is Yoga

This Is Yoga

What Yoga is and has been many things to many people for an incredibly long time. From simple exercise to religion to overall lifestyle, this multi-faceted activity holds a special place in peoples’ lives all over the world.  Therefore, answering the question “What Is Yoga” is a complicated and mind-boggling endeavor. For me, yoga is connection.  Connection Wherever  you live or reside be it Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton, Halifax or Montreal,  St John’s or even aboard Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Bali, Thailand, New Zealand, London, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro  and Tel Aviv, yoga is

We All Go To Yoga

We All Go To Yoga

School Years ago when I was working at a Christian school, I had to fight to have my students learn basic yoga poses, since the administration was convinced that yoga was a “religion” and had no place in a Christian school.  At the time, my argument was that “yoga is a lifestyle – not a religion” and therefore was appropriate content.  In the end, I was able to have my students experience basic yoga postures,

The Soul

The Soul

Dimension The soul is not a physical entity, but a dimension of our existence; our spiritual selves. The quality of ‘soul’ is not an attributable commodity. We all possess a soul, so you cannot say, “that person has soul”.  In Hebrew, the word “nephesh” is used to describe the life, the prana, the lungs, the breath, the spirit, the being; the soul. It [the soul] is not merely involved in rebirth after the death of

We Are Already Enlightened!

We Are Already Enlightened!

Life It is a moment that changes your life, a shift of positive waves washing over you like water. It changes your whole aspect of the world.  Wherever  you live –Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton, Halifax or Montreal,  St John’s – enlightenment  means different things to many people, there is no set definition. To me the closest thing to enlightenment I’ve come to is having my children, there was a shift in perspective on my values, how I wanted my kids to be raised and

Christmas & Enlightenment!

Christmas & Enlightenment!

Difference What I’ve gained in understanding throughout my life by different books, teachers (in the yoga teacher training program I took), and this  video, enlightenment is a journey that can take a lifetime to try and understand.  Wherever  you live –Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton, Halifax or Montreal,  St John’s – enlightenment  is  something I have heard used passively by others, that they have become enlightened by someone  or after experiencing