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Al Smith – Living Extraordinary Live

Al Smith Living an extraordinary life means experiencing a deeper more authentic connection with yourself. This leads to positive shifts in your physical and mental well-being, your wealth and relationships, while enjoying more fun, peace and ease in your life. When...

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Nicky C Jones: Softening the strain of grief

There was a time when Nicky C Jones didn’t think she would ever feel “normal” again. In 2004, she lost her boyfriend to a six-month battle with liver cancer. Thirteen months later, she lost her mother to suicide. She was stricken by grief, and by how little support...

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Anna Laurita: Yoga with a Twist of Mexico

At first glance, Anna Laurita looks like she’s living the dream. Those lucky enough to practice with her have experienced davannayoga, which Anna teaches out of her yoga shala in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. On second glance, it’s clear she’s living the dream. The...

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Ryan Leier: Bending into a mission for youth

Ryan Leier had only a handful of yoga classes under his mat when he decided to become a yoga teacher at age 26. The Saskatoon resident had always wanted to be a teacher — of something — and enjoyed working with kids. But when he stumbled upon meditation in high school...

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Tina James: When life inverts you

Those who know Tina James as Pashumati, one of Whistler’s best regarded yoga teachers, might be surprised to hear that the owner of the Jivamukti Yoga School in Whistler, B.C. was once a gladiator in England. Years ago, Tina owned Chapel Rock, the first indoor rock...

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Tracey Noseworthy

Originally published Spring 2013. Tracey Noseworthy, founder of Jala Yoga in Victoria, joined the 2013 Victoria Yoga Conference as a workshop presenter. She was also involved in the January Yogathon that took place as the lead-up to the conference event. Her...

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Lessons Learned [Teachers Talk]

We asked some of the teachers for the 2014 Victoria Yoga Conference about what lesson they had learned the hard way.  And here is what they said... Tell us what lesson you've learned the hard...

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Orange Protein Power Smoothie

Guest Post by Lindsay Rose As I anticipate all the ahhh-mazing conferences that are coming up both locally and globally, a rush of excitement ripples through me as I think of all the information, inspiration and goodness I always end up gaining. For me, the focus of...

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Why We Breathe

Wanted to share this free video with you - enjoy! Why We Breathe - A Yoga Documentary from BackToAwake on...

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Light

Despite the dark mornings and early evenings, I am relying more and more on light these days. It could be weather/season related but not so sure that it is. And its not envy, even though I am sad about not owning a ranch in Hawaii with full time staff and a private...

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The Business of Yoga with Chris Brandt

As anyone who practices yoga knows, 90% of the effort lies in showing up. But for yoga teachers, filling a room with students requires more than the ability to lead a beautiful practice -- teachers also need to be able to get the word out and run a business. Even...

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Spinal Twist of Fate – How Yoga Helped My Scoliosis

Guest post by Kathryn Kusyszyn Chiropractor: You’ve got scoliosis. Me: What’s that? Chiropractor: It’s a curvature of the spine. Me: Huh? Chiropractor: It’s quite common. Don’t worry, yours is quite small. Me: ??? This is how, at 18 years of age, I found out I had...

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