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

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

Why Is Yoga So Popular In Vancouver?

Why Is Yoga So Popular In Vancouver?

1960s Yoga actually hit North America in 1964, this is when yoga teachers from India could actually emigrate to the U.S. Exploding Yoga exploded in North America when this happened, this was at a time of great change. Yoga in the 60s environment, fit perfectly in with the counterculture. Vancouver at this time had Canada’s largest concentration of hippies. Who primarily were living in the West End and thus yoga grew rapidly in and around

Preparing for Yoga Teacher Training 101!

Preparing for Yoga Teacher Training 101!

To Begin So you are going to be a yoga instructor (i.e. taking a yoga teacher training program)? Signed up for a course already? Congratulations! Welcome to the club! This is meant to help you get prepared for the course and enlightenment you are about to experience. Prepare Your Meals. This may sound easy, but what you put in yourself will show later. It is recommended to not eat heavy meals before class (I mean,

The Future Of Yoga Again!

The Future Of Yoga Again!

How It Is Now! The future of yoga. Where is once-sacred practice headed? I am sure everyone has seen it advertised everywhere; from poster board advertisements, to well-known companies like Lululemon. It’s obviously a source of revenue these days, but where is the meaning behind it going? As it has evolved from practicing yoga for meditation and seeking self-truth from thousands of years ago, to the Western 21st century where it is commonly used as