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Winter Wind Moon Sadhana : New Moon in Pisces

The Pisces New Moon is the last moon of winter, and one that I call the Winter Wind Moon as the winds of winter still continue to blow even as the fire of Spring stirs below the surface of the snow. This Pisces New Moon of Feb 2017 also bring with it a solar eclipse, […]

Dancing With The Muse: Living A Creative Life

“Creativity is defined as the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships or the likes, to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations… etc. It is often synonymous with words such as inventiveness, imagination, innovation, originality and individuality.” ~ Erica Djossa When I was a child I wrote stories, made up worlds, drew comic […]

Last Year’s Words, Next Year’s Voice

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. ~ T.S. Eliot Each year I take a conscious pause in my teaching schedule during the winter holidays. I do this so that I can catch my breath after the busy autumn season and so that I can take stock […]

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

As a yoga teacher trainer I am often asked to be a guest teacher for training programs around BC and to present on the topics of yoga history and philosophy. I believe I get these invitations because I have always taken my own studies of these topics seriously and have invested a lot of time […]

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 […]

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