When your job involves spending several hours a day on the computer, like mine does, inevitably, your mind will occasionally wander. And when my mind begins to demand something other than the written word, I tend to cruise the web for websites that promote my other interests, like yoga of course! And, when writing for […]
Yoga For Kids!
Okay, I admit that it seems weird that I’ve recently written a post on yoga for dogs, and then the yoga for kids post follows after. But hey, we write what we know and I’m a dog owner and not yet a parent! Anyways, we all know how great yoga is for adults but the […]
My Return to Yoga Warriors
I’ve arrived in Ontario for the Professional Writers Association of Canada conference next week, and so I thought I’d make a bit of a trip out of it and stop in Barrie to visit my family. Of course, no trip to Ontario would be complete without a trip to the Bliss Studio for a Yoga […]
How to Become a Yoga Instructor
With my latest venture into the world of yoga instructing, I’ve been doing some research on what it takes to become a yoga instructor. I’ve already written a post on the qualities that we all look for in a yoga teacher, which range from compassionate to caring to dedicated. Although we’ve all fallen prey to […]
I’m Now a Yoga Warrior!
This week, I had the infinite pleasure of meeting Nicole Taylor, who is trained as a Yoga Warrior instructor, a yoga practice that is designed specifically to assist soldiers in coping with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as well as the daily and specific stresses that military members are exposed to. The classes are also open […]
What makes a good yoga teacher?
photo credit: orchidgalore We are all students in life, aren’t we? Be it our yoga practices, meditation, academics or just every day living, we continue to learn as life goes on. Alas, it is impossible to talk about learning without talking about teachers, and what it is that makes them great, as teachers in life […]
Using yoga to come back from the turkey coma
Like most Canadian’s, I’ve returned to last week and I am having a hard time coming back from my turkey-induced coma, thanks to a glorious Thanksgiving dinner, combined with several tasty leftover sandwiches over the week. Alas, I have more than Tryptophan to thank for my inability to function; the previous Monday, I had my […]
Getting back into the flow…literally
For me, yoga, much like my religion, has been more of a private practice. I used to go to classes quite often, liking the feeling of being surrounded by comrades and others who appreciated the exercises and stretches. But much like many of us do, I allowed life to get in the way, and soon, […]
Teacher of Yoga
photo credit: Axel Bührmann Just a quick point before we begin: Why “Teacher” as opposed to “instructor?” In my own view, the word “Teacher” carries with it thousands of years of honorable and deeply spiritual meaning. “Instruct” fails to convey the deeper values and meaning of Teacher…and I don’t like the way it sounds either! […]
13 Things I Have Learned From My Fellow Yoga Teachers
photo credit: ImNotQuiteJack I recently completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training certificate. It was an amazing experience. I learned so much from both my beloved instructor and the other teacher trainees in the program. We were a small group – only 8 people in total so over the 10 months of training we got to […]