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Align With The Magic of Deep Winter: 9 Simple Rituals

Deep winter is the time of long dark nights on either side of the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, a  season that can support us in drawing inwards, tending to our hearth fires, and remembering what is most sacred to us- both as individuals, and as beings who are part of a larger web […]

A Time To Pause: The Invitation of Winter Solstice

The Winter Solstice, commonly known as the longest night of the year, will occur sometime between Dec 20-22nd in the Northern Hemisphere each year and has historically been celebrated by many cultures as a feast day. Many winter holiday celebrations begin on this day, often with a focus on celebrating light in all forms.  Personally I […]

How To Study Well: 9 Things To Consider

I am in the midst of finishing up the content for my first 5 Day Yoga Philosophy Intensive, a project I have been working on for the last nine years and am beyond excited to finally be offering. I have been a serious student of Yoga since the late 90’s, a teacher since 2002, and […]

You Cannot Do It All: Letting Go Of The Superwoman Myth

The other day I got an email from a woman who has taken some courses with me, and in it she shared with some challenges she was having in regards to managing her commitments to teaching yoga, keeping up her practices, taking care of her health, working her part time job and being a newer […]

Nourishing Autumn Recipes to Reduce Vata Dosha

Fall has always been my favourite season. I love the turning leaves, dark mornings, cool days, warm scarves, wool socks, and the smell of wood smoke in the air. But along with all this also comes some of the challenges that occur when Vata Dosha becomes aggravated ( as it often does in this time of […]

Words I Love: Rasa

Earlier this year I took part in a writing challenge led by  Susannah Harwood Rubin, a writer, artist and yoga teacher. Susannah challenged us to write each day, a minimum of 30 words, inspired by a chosen word related to the topic of Yoga, and one of these words was Rasa, a favourite Sanskrit word of […]

My Metta Sadhana: Working With Lovingkindness To Undo Fear

All of my life I have know fear and anxiety, they have been my constant companions. I know that my experience is  by no means uncommon, despite the fact that we may not speak about it. As a yoga teacher for many years I have come to see that I am not alone in living […]

My Home Practice: An Ever Unfolding Relationship

I signed up for my first yoga teacher-training program because I wanted to know what my teachers knew. I wanted to know how to practice yoga. Meaning I wanted to be able to do it by myself, without needing to go to a yoga class. This was important to me because getting to a class […]

Filling Your Cup: Seasonal Rhythms for Yoga Teachers

If I have learned one thing in my forty years of living it is that life moves in cyclical patterns of rhythm and flow. Expansion and contraction are an immutable truth and I feel that the art of living (of which I am a keen student), is about learning how to best align with this pulse […]

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