Yoga The Ancient Practice

Yoga The Ancient Practice

Ancient Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that has been practiced for over 5,000 years. The word “yoga” is a Sanskrit word “yuj” which translates to, “yoke, unite, or join” The Iyengar school of yoga defines “yuj” as the “joining or integrating all aspects of the individual body with mind and mind with soul to achieve a happy, balanced and useful life.”  Thousands of Year Yoga has been practiced for thousands of

Modern Version Of Yoga

Modern Version Of Yoga

Definition Yoga literally means “yoke”. According to father of yoga, Patanjali, yoga is the suppression or modification of the mind. The original context of yoga was spiritual development practices to train the body and mind to self observe and become aware of their own nature. The purpose is to cultivate discernment, awareness, self-regulation and higher consciousness. Modern Day Modern yoga and yoga teacher training (ytt) is practiced from Vancouver to Calgary to Toronto to Halifax

What Are Nadis: Yoga Teacher Training

What Are Nadis: Yoga Teacher Training

Nadis When traveling Canada doing yoga teacher training (ytt) – be it, Vancouver, Victoria , Kamloops, Banff, Jasper, Calgary, Edmonton, Hamilton, Regina, Saskatoon,  Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, London , Halifax, St Johns –  I sometime get asked what are Nadis. Well the short answer is: The science of Yoga see’s the human form as one whole made from many parts. There are various levels of subtle bodies, as well as different compositional elements. One of

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

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