What is Pranayama Again?

What is Pranayama Again?

Definition Pranayama is the yogic discipline of breath control for the extension of the prana. But let’s break it down further. Prana is the sanskrit word for ‘life force’. You can think of it as the subtle force that animates you. Ayama is the sanskrit word meaning ‘to extend’ or ‘draw out’.  Despite where you love: Vancouver or Toronto. Awareness Basically Pranayama is breath awareness through a variety of manipulation techniques. A bridge between a

Yoga Teacher Training in America: How is it changing?

Yoga Teacher Training in America: How is it changing?

There Was A Time There was a time when one would have to travel to India to learn yoga. After finding a yogi willing to teach you, and learning Hindi, only then would you be able to learn. My how times have changed! Now you can travel up 20 places in Vancouver area to become a yoga teacher. Since yoga has come to America it has undergone massive transformation. The lineages have expanded and new

How to Become a Great Yoga Teacher

How to Become a Great Yoga Teacher

Greatness Regardless where you live, Toronto, Vancouver,  Montreal, greatness in any skill or profession comes down to a deep sense of personal dedication backed by passion and action. Yoga Teaching is no different. Taking a Yoga Teacher Training course is advised to start ones journey as it will afford you the chance to learn from a more experienced teacher. But what if you’ve already taken a Yoga Teacher Training, how does one become a great

Yoga Teacher Training for Personal Development

Yoga Teacher Training for Personal Development

Lots Reasons There are plenty of reasons why you may want to take a Yoga Teacher Training (ytt); get a job, deepen your personal practice, or just for fun. Yoga is often associated with personal wellness and growth, but what about learning to teach? What many people don’t realize is that a YYT is a powerful opportunity for personal development. More Than Poses Yoga, as many practitioners know, is far more than just a bunch

Why Yoga Is More Than Just a Bunch Of Poses

Why Yoga Is More Than Just a Bunch Of Poses

In The West Here in the West we are inundated with pop culture. This multimedia barrage shapes our views on a variety of topics, including Yoga and yoga teacher training. Through Brands advertising campaigns (think Lululemon) to stereotypes in movies and TV shows, Yoga has been characterized as a physical exercise or a path for hippies to “find themselves”. All We See Regardless where live, Toronto, New york, Vancouver, all we see are the physical