Articles by Tamar Taylor

5 Ways to Incorporate Essential Oils

5 Ways to Incorporate Essential Oils

    Ritual, self care, and rest are all vital components to any body’s ability to transform. Plant Based Oils can help optimize your overall sense of wellbeing through topical (diluted & absorbed through your skin), aromatic (triggers memory &...
How your Perception is Creating your Life

How your Perception is Creating your Life

Every moment that we live our body is assessing our environment (internal & external) and adjusting our bio-chemistry to create different physical reactions. These can be the fight or flight type of reactions, or subtle emotional cues that leave us feeling...
Teacher Feature: Emily Deslaurier

Teacher Feature: Emily Deslaurier

What do you like most about the Victoria Yoga Conference? What I like most about the Victoria Yoga Conference is the wide variety of high quality offerings. In one day I can explore aromatherapy, ancient mythology, creative vinyasa classes annnnd the business of yoga....
Teacher Feature: Quinn Abbey

Teacher Feature: Quinn Abbey

What do you like most about the Victoria Yoga Conference?  The collective energy! There is something really unique & special when a couple hundred yogi’s all gather under one roof, with the same intention of growing and creating community. It is a special and...
Overcoming Comparison

Overcoming Comparison

“Her front leg is definitely stronger than mine!” I thought while sneaking a side glance as I stood in warrior 3. Once again, I was checking to see what the bendy lady on the mat beside me was up to. Comparisons rushed my mind as my standing leg wobbled. “Was there a...
Teacher Feature: Kelly Yaskiw

Teacher Feature: Kelly Yaskiw

What do you like most about the Victoria Yoga Conference?  I love the Victoria Yoga Conference for weaving together a tapestry of vibrant community. It’s welcoming environment provides an opportunities for teachers, students, and newbies to come together, share...
Why Yoga?

Why Yoga?

For me, yoga offers a moment of stillness in a life of perpetual motion.  It is about letting go of my roles as instructor, mother, woman, whatever, and slowing down.  It is time to sit with myself.  To allow my responsibilities to temporarily drift away.  In these...
The Practice of Yoga Nidra

The Practice of Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra came to me in one of my teacher trainings a few years ago. I was (and am) a very driven yogi, who loves to explore, push and go further, so it was a huge surprise to me to find so much satisfaction from such a “slow” practice. Yoga Nidra is an...
Stones in the Pond

Stones in the Pond

You never know how you affect others – usually – but this past summer my fellow yoga teacher and I received a heartfelt email from a woman who had attended some of our “Yoga on the Beach” sessions. One of the themes I often talk about in yoga classes is how we all are...
A Practice of Being

A Practice of Being

It’s 630 a.m. before the kids get up, I make my way to the kitchen- turn on the kettle and make that perfect french press. Pour it into one of my favourite kilnhouse mugs (if you don’t know Shannon Butler’s work you MUST check her out) and go sit on the...
A Yogi’s Guide to Sleep

A Yogi’s Guide to Sleep

One of my favourite things about being a yogi is how I have learned how to relax and destress. Life can get pretty crazy at times, and these few tips will help you learn to let go and enjoy a beautiful sleep. Essential Oils:  Using essential oils in your bath,...
5 Ways Yoga Teachers can Co-operate

5 Ways Yoga Teachers can Co-operate

It’s been over 10 years since I completed my first teacher training. We have learned a lot about the human body, both physical and subtle. Names, shapes, approaches, modifications of asana, some philosophy, mantras, the history of Yoga. There was very little spoken...
Teacher Feature: Robyn Unwin

Teacher Feature: Robyn Unwin

What do you like most about the Victoria Yoga Conference?  I love the diversity of topics and the variety of sessions.  The conference is well curated to cater to people of all levels and all interests.  What is your favourite quote? “The privilege of a lifetime...
Teacher Feature: Cameron Gilley

Teacher Feature: Cameron Gilley

What do you like most about the Victoria Yoga Conference?  What I like most about the Victoria Yoga Conference is that it is a home-grown gathering, focused on the local Yoga community and giving back to that community with a heartfelt weekend of growth and shared...
Three simple lessons from a living worth living

Three simple lessons from a living worth living

There was a time I did not practice yoga.  Between you and me, I am so grateful that period ended. Prepare yourself before you read on. It’s a recounting of REAL life in the most real, vulnerable and transparent way I could possibly tell it. But! Know there is a...
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