Articles by Tamar Taylor

(MEN)tality

(MEN)tality

I never have experienced in my life the feeling of being totally clear headed. You know, the state of being where there absolutely an extinction of thought, emotion or sensations? I like to describe my state of mind more often than not, half being a hamster nonstop on...
Toxic Thoughts are Holding you Back from your Mind-Body Connection

Toxic Thoughts are Holding you Back from your Mind-Body Connection

How often do you have negative thoughts? Have you ever wondered to what degree your life experiences affect how you think, perceive, feel, react, and respond? Do you notice that your behavior or your defense mechanisms become triggered by certain issues time and time...
Kaitlin Armstrong

Kaitlin Armstrong

Kaitlin Armstrong is a Kinesiologist that loves to share her passion for FUNctional movement and as an anatomy geek, she is fascinated by the teachings of her body. She encourages her students to cultivate an intimate relationship with their unique physical landscape...
Reanna Costa

Reanna Costa

Reanna has been teaching yin for 11 years and training teachers to teach yin for 5. She has a unique approach to yin which dives into the energy body through the chakra system as a means to shed light on imbalances and beliefs that hold us back. Her transformational...
Carmen Spagnola

Carmen Spagnola

Carmen Spagnola helps people heal the wounds of disconnection from self, from each other, from spirit, and from the natural world. She is a Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist, Professional Intuitive, and Licensed Wilderness Guide who helps spiritual seekers re-connect...
How to Fall in Love with Winter: Seasonal Self-Care

How to Fall in Love with Winter: Seasonal Self-Care

As I sit next to the fireplace writing, the rain is pouring down outside and the sky is gloomy & dark, and there was a 2hr power outage earlier this morning (a somewhat regular occurrence here in Tofino). I’m bundled in blankets, drinking hot coffee and wish I...
Tracey Noseworthy

Tracey Noseworthy

Tracey began her journey fuelled by the inspiration of Shiva Rea twelve years ago, and has since studied with many teachers around the world dedicated to the practice and sharing of yoga as a way of life. Tracey’s teachings blend the traditional Eastern philosophy and...
Kristine Salmon

Kristine Salmon

Kristine is a long time anatomy teacher and enthusiastic presenter. Her teaching method attempts to cater to all learning styles, including lecture, visual displays, interactive anatomy and movements as well as team based learning. She has practiced and taught in...
Breathing into Alignment

Breathing into Alignment

Is there such a thing as an ideal yoga posture? Is there a perfect side bend? Is there a gold standard forward fold? After a couple decades of practicing and studying many different approaches to modern postural yoga, I’ve heard and read many opinions – even competing...
Secure Attachment: What It Looks Like

Secure Attachment: What It Looks Like

Many of us haven’t had enough experience with secure attachment in relationships, so even though we might be clear on our attachment wounds, it’s difficult to envision, trust or embody something more ideal. I believe it’s important to have a clear model to work...
Candace McKim

Candace McKim

Candace McKim, Author of Yogini’s Guide – Intuition Is A Choice and Yogini’s Guide to Intuition Oracle Cards, Intuitive Coach, Seminar/Retreat/Training/Mentorship Facilitator and Speaker. Candace combines the wisdom and benefits of Intuition, Yoga, Chakras and...
Andrea Dershin

Andrea Dershin

Andrea Dershin is the founder and creative behind Good Life Juice – Vancouver Island’s original cold pressed juice company. Andrea’s mission is to convert her community into a tribe of health junkies, support them on their journey, and geek out on nutrition as much as...
Siri Amir Kaur

Siri Amir Kaur

Siri Amir Kaur, Alanda Carver, is a yogi, meditator, and homeopathic healthcare provider. She is dedicated to her passion of teaching kundalini yoga and meditation, while practicing yoga in all aspects of life. She believes meditation is a key principle of...
Carly Greene Hill

Carly Greene Hill

Her yoga classes are a lot like her hair: ever-changing, colourful and full of joy. Meet Carly Greene Hill. She’s a yoga teacher, poet and spoken word artist here in Victoria, BC. Often found with a cappuccino in one hand and pen in the other, Carly creates avenues of...
Are You Really Doing Yoga?

Are You Really Doing Yoga?

My first foray into yoga was unintentional. I had a dance injury but still wanted to move my body while I recovered. I quickly became more interested in the connection between one’s mind and yoga, even more so than the physical aspect of the practice. I recognized at...
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