Why are you excited/happy/committed to sharing your wisdom at the 2020 Victoria Yoga Conference?
I’m committed to sharing the wisdom of yogic practices because our world is in need of peace, love, connection, and a consciousness of the inter-connectedness of life. Now, more than ever, the Earth needs our prayers, our action, and our love.
The theme of the 2020 conference is ‘love is medicine’. What does this mean to you?
Love is the medicine our modern world needs. When we love the Earth, we are modest with our consumption, conscious of our actions, and committed to reducing, re-using, re-purposing, re-cycling, and being in right relationship with the Earth. When we love each other, our words and actions are inspired by respect, dignity, compassion, and inclusion. Yoga provides the doorway to a source of Love that is renewable can penetrate into our lives; re-aligning our relationship with ourselves, each other, and the Earth.
How do you manage stress or overwhelm? This past year, for the first time in my life, I experienced insomnia and was forced to create an evening ritual to help me sleep. Every evening around 8 pm, the lights go dim, I rub my feet with lavender cacao oil, do a few yin or restorative yoga poses, and listen to sound healing music. It works like magic and helps me have restful, deep sleeps.
Tell us about the book you would recommend over and over again and why you would recommend it? I would recommend over and over again the Yoga Sutras! It is one of the most inspiring texts on love, consciousness, truth, beauty and the essence of human existence. I re-read it and feel inspired and uplifted every time. It is timeless, universal, and the doorway to Source and Love.
What is your favourite quote? These days, my favorite quote is: “Do all the good that you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.” John Wesley, 18 Century founder of the Methodist movement. This quote represents what it means to live a spiritual life and to live your life as an act of truth and in service of all.
How do you stand for love? I stand for love every time I surrender my mind to my heart and engage in practices that build the energy of my heart. I choose love at the beginning of every activity so that my actions are infused with love. I sign my email and text with “love and om” as a reminder to include love in all my communication and interactions. I respectfully interact with people who have different views and politics so I am not caught up in ideology, righteousness or spiritual ego. Most of all, I stand for love when I am in my heart, and body, mind, and heart are aligned so I can be of service to all of Life in all forms.
Farah Nazarali is a yoga teacher and Trainer, podcast producer and Retreat Leader. She is the founder of Drishti Point Yoga Podcasts and has spent hundreds of hours interviewing and studying with Master Teachers. In 2017, she co-created Wakeful Heart Yoga Teacher Training and currently is on the Faculty of several Teacher Trainings including: Wakeful Heart, Yoga Outreach, and Langara.
Farah specializes in teaching Retreats; locally and internationally. She is a presenter at Hollyhock and partners with True Nature Travels to offer Yoga Retreats in Costa Rica. She teaches yoga Retreats as well as Retreats that integrate yogic wisdom and practices with conflict resolution and Non-violent communication.
When she’s not teaching, Farah is the host of In Conversation: the Podcast of Banyen Books and Sound. In her spare time, she can be found ocean bathing or forest-gazing in her home in Nanaimo BC.
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