Yoga with love
Yes, I Use Music in My Classes

To play music or not to play music in your yoga class is a question that many teachers ask themselves. My own teacher, Jason Crandell, does not use music. Many of my teacher friends do […]

Celebrating Women

Last Sunday’s Women’s Only class was so special because of the fantastic group who came to enjoy an extra-long restorative class, complete with chair props, blocks, blankets, and straps. (You’ve likely never seen so many […]

Our Fall Feriado in Portugal is Cancelled

After much thought, and yes, some meditation, I’ve decided to cancel the Portugal vacation. There was little interest, and so I’ll return to the here and now and concentrate on finishing up our May core-concentration […]

Reason 15 of 15 why YOU should come to Portugal with me this fall

Because we’ll have fun. Last year’s trip to Iceland was incredible. We made so many good memories together. Yes, the yoga was good, the landscape breathtaking, the culture rich and interesting, but it was the […]

Reason 14 of 15 why YOU should come to Portugal with me this fall

For about $350 CDN ($275 USD) a day, this holiday averages out to be a fantastic deal for all that you get. Seven extra-special yoga classes, six meditation sessions, six nights boutique accommodation, six breakfasts, […]

Reason 13 of 15 why YOU should come to Portugal with me this fall

Lest you think I take this all too seriously, reason 13 of 15 is that there’ll be wine on this trip. I mean, really, we’re going to Portugal! I found the perfect mat to bring […]

Reason 12 of 15 why YOU should come to Portugal with me this fall

The afternoon of Day 5, we’ll travel to Porto for a cruise on the beautiful Douro River. After the cruise we’ll visit a wine cellar in Vila Nova de Gaia to learn more about Port […]

Reason 11 of 15 why YOU should come to Portugal with me this fall

My teacher, Jason Crandell has said, “Even on a purely physical level, yoga builds something exponentially more important than strength and flexibility: it builds sensitivity. I don’t mean this in the sad, oh-woe-is-me, delicate wallflower […]

Reason 10 of 15 why YOU should come to Portugal with me

All teachings of yoga are called “moksha shastra”, meaning “liberation teachings”. The teachings free us from our limited and habituated notion of self. They don’t suggest that our notions of self are wrong, but rather […]

Reason 9 of 15 why YOU should come to Portugal with me

The evening of Day 4 we are going DANCING! First, we’ll have dinner in the village of Afife at Restaurante Mariana and then, we’ll travel to the village of Areosa to take Folklore Dance Lessons […]

Reason 8 of 15 why YOU should come to Portugal with me

Our first day trip is to Geres National Park.  At the park, we’ll do a circular walk along “the paths of bread and faith”. This is a wonderful hike through watermills, corn fields, traditional houses […]

Reason 7 of 15 why YOU should come to Portugal with me

During the several afternoons that we aren’t out and about exploring, you can indulge at the Quinta. Body workers will come right to your room for your massage. Mmmmm. Bliss.  

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