Articles by Tamar Taylor

Yoga is You: A Poem

Yoga is You: A Poem

Yoga is you. Yoga is your own sacred practice. Everything you experience within your yoga is your gift from the Universe. The intricate little thoughts that float through your mind. The gentle shaking you feel in your body as you balance in a posture. The intimate...
Practical Tips to Ground & Calm your Energy Before Teaching

Practical Tips to Ground & Calm your Energy Before Teaching

2019 will be my first year presenting as a yoga teacher at the Victoria Yoga Conference. I am beyond excited and honoured to be teaching alongside an incredible group of presenters, however I cannot deny the kaleidoscope of butterflies arising in my belly! It seems...
Fluid: A Yoga Journey

Fluid: A Yoga Journey

I still remember my very first yoga class. I heard that there were these classes you could go to where the room was really hot, it was a good workout, and I would get ripped super quick.  I thought – why not! I definitely loved a good workout. I grabbed a buddy and...
The Study of Yoga: Getting Close to the Source

The Study of Yoga: Getting Close to the Source

Most of us that practice yoga here in the west  have stumbled upon a Vinyasa Yoga class. For me, this practice is what got me hooked on yoga. The intricate sequences, those moments that your body and breath truly become one… the intelligent way of linking...
Ashtanga

Ashtanga

In some ways my story is probably familiar to many yoga students and teachers. In short: physical injury and emotional scars led me to yoga. After nearly two decades of daily practice, the scars are still there – that is just part of life, right? – but my mind and...
One Day or Day One – You Choose

One Day or Day One – You Choose

I usually have a theme and a quote for my yoga classes.  Sometimes deep, sometimes light, often humorous, but always food for thought.  I used this quote recently’ “One day or Day ONE, your choice”, and it has been stuck in my brain ever since.   In my work as a yoga...
Why You Need Meditation: be in the driver’s seat of your life

Why You Need Meditation: be in the driver’s seat of your life

I once heard the argument that we put so much time and energy into preparing our physical body for the day – bathing, grooming, dressing, and so on; but we neglect to prepare our mind for the day as well. The moral of the story being that without setting up for...
(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...