Clearing the Path to Your Most Beautiful Life

Clearing the Path to Your Most Beautiful Life

Clearing the Path to Your Most Beautiful Life

Vision boards bring clarity and focus to your life paths. A guest blog post by Alex Van Tol It’s a new year, and you’ve been given the gift of many days stretching ahead of you, each one open and ready to be filled — ready for you to create the best possible life for...
Teaching to special populations and why it is so rewarding

Teaching to special populations and why it is so rewarding

A guest blog post by Denise Darby, VYC Ambassador 2019 Have you every thought or heard someone say that they “aren’t flexible enough to do yoga”, “aren’t the yoga type”, or are “too old for yoga”? As a yoga instructor, I hear this all of the time. Don’t get me wrong,...
A Yoga Body

A Yoga Body

A guest blog post by Chantelle Shah-Poulin With a full breath into my being, I sit. A long Inhale, the spacious pause, a deeper exhale, a witness to the exchange of pure life force energy within me…..beautiful, powerful prana. Do I have a yoga body? Is this even...
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...
Sanskrit Word of the Day – PURNA

Sanskrit Word of the Day – PURNA

This post originally appeared on  www.drishtipoint.ca Language is such an important part of the human experience. Carefully chosen words can inspire and elevate our mood and spirit. Poetry, novels, and books provide a portal into imaginary realms where anything is...
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...