HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

Before I shifted to practicing psychotherapy and offering coaching & mentorship full-time, I was a yoga for 10 years. I was regularly asked a lot of questions about yoga teacher training by students, clients, and even strangers. Sometimes, people would even want...

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CREATING A DAILY YOGA PRACTICE

CREATING A DAILY YOGA PRACTICE

In the yoga community, the term “Daily Practice” is used a lot in conversation. People often ask me “What does your daily practice consist of?” and I’ve heard many people say, “I really need to start a daily practice.” What I haven’t heard as often are some questions...

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SELF-DISCLOSURE AS A HELPING PROFESSIONAL

SELF-DISCLOSURE AS A HELPING PROFESSIONAL

Many years ago, while studying with one of my teachers, our group was discussing the appropriateness of self-disclosure in yoga classes and to our students in general. Some people in the group felt that self-disclosure wasn’t appropriate at all, and that conversation...

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DEALING WITH STRESS

DEALING WITH STRESS

We hear the word stress a lot in our society today. Often, it is referring to a mental or emotional experience of tension, strain, or pressure caused by unfavorable or demanding circumstances. I imagine it is fairly safe to say that we have all experienced stress to...

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WHY YOGA NEEDS PSYCHOLOGY

WHY YOGA NEEDS PSYCHOLOGY

Resistance says: “I don’t want this. This isn’t supposed to be happening.” Love says: "Come sit on my lap. You are welcome here as you are." In 1999, I left home for the first time and took my first steps into adult life as a student at Queen’s University. I would go...

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I AM NOT A YOGI

I AM NOT A YOGI

As a former yoga teacher, and student of yoga for nearly 20 years, I have a confession to make: I am not a yogi. Let me explain. According to arguably the most famous yogi, Patanjali, yoga is ‘chitta vritti nirodha’, or “the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind”....

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YOGA DOESN’T MAKE YOU HAPPY

YOGA DOESN’T MAKE YOU HAPPY

As a practitioner of yoga for nearly 20 years, I have seen all sorts of claims of what yoga can do -- mostly well-intentioned to help people out of their own suffering. Claims like ‘finding your bliss’, ‘experiencing our inner peace’, ‘learning to calm your mind’ are...

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3 MAJOR BLOCKS TO GETTING THINGS DONE

Here are the 3 biggest obstacles that will prevent you from accomplishing your goals and checking things off your to-do list. Until a few months ago, I was traveling constantly, working occasionally and had quite a bit of free time on my hands. I enjoyed this luxury...

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I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.

~ Rumi

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