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New Beginnings...

Like most people I know who have lived a few decades, or more, my life has always been marked by great change, tidal shifts and new beginnings, and as student of yoga, which is a path of constant refinement, I would be in trouble if I couldn’t swim in these waters with relative comfort. However that doesn’t mean that change is easy or that I don’t at times feel fear, discomfort, sadness, or confusion....

Yoga Videos for Home Practice

While I haven't been writing much this past week I have been busy making some short videos for your home practice. I will do my best to add new videos each week and you can subscribe to my You Tube Channel to stay updated if you like.

Spring Wisdom for Vibrant Health and Wellness

According to the science of Ayurveda each season is ruled by two of the five elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space. The spring season is characterized by an excess of Earth and Water (Kapha Dosha) and has the qualities of coldness, heaviness, and dampness. So even though the cherry blossoms are out and the days are longer there is still a winter chill in the air on most days, the spring rains are heavy, and the ground is wet and cold....

Living a Life of Practice

Most of us crave cycles of growth and renewal in our lives, as we all want to feel the newness of discovery and expansion in our relationships, in our careers, and in our spiritual practice. But we often forget that before growth there must be a period of birth, and before birthing there is a period of change, death or release. It is in these aspects of the pulsation that we often become stuck, because death or letting go is painful, and birth requires effort and a willingness to push into the unknown....

Why You Should Have A Big Vision for 2012

There is a momentum at this time in the world that supports positive change. Everywhere people are waking up to their potential and changing the way that they operate in the world. And it’s not just individuals that are making change, it’s entire communities of people. People are changing the way they eat, the way they do business, the way they communicate, the way they buy, the way they sell, and the way they think. It’s powerful stuff. And this can be a powerful time....

Meditations on Subtlety & Spaciousness

This time of the year is characterized by the qualities of subtlety, lightness, dryness, and mobility and this morning I could feel each of these qualities so clearly. The dry frosty ground beneath my feet, the cold wind on my skin, the lightness of the tree branches looking so fragile without their leaves, and the subtlety of light and morning mist that lends mystery to this season. It is beautiful for sure and lends itself to the more subtle practices such as reflection, inquiry and deep meditation. You may find that you are more naturally drawn to these practices or that those of you who have established meditation practices can go deeper more readily....

Community Fun and December News

The weather has been gorgeous here in Tofino as we switch into December and already the festive season has begun...
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Ayurvedic Tips on Cleansing

November is 30-Day Challenge month in Tofino and many of the…

Ayurvedic Tools for Maintaining Balance Through Autumn

We are halfway through Autumn and the days are getting cooler while the leaves are starting to fall from the trees. You many be noticing that things are changing within your own inner environment as well as the energetic nature of this season is so different from that of summer. According to the ancient Indian science of Ayurveda the autumn season is characterized by Vata dosha, which means, “that which moves things”.

Rhythm, Routine, and Ritual

My thoughts today are on rhythm, routine, and ritual as we switch gears into fall, I love the back to school bhav of this time of year. As I mentioned in my last post one of my rituals for establishing a rhythm that is in synch with the changing season is to deep clean my house and get rid of clutter. Another is to sit down and revise my schedule.