DEPOSITS IN THE BANK

DEPOSITS IN THE BANK

Back in 2013, when I was an avid yoga practitioner travelling around the world to study and teach, I had the fortune of spending a lot of time with a teacher of mine, Christina Sell. One spring, I was attending a particular workshop called “Asana Junkies” with a group...
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...
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...
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 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”....
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’...

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