Yoga with love
Book Club

Yes, that’s right. A yoga book club. I’ve been thinking about this for a very long time. As a researcher of book communities for many years, and a yoga teacher for almost as long, I’ve […]

Yoga Teacher Certification

Earlier this summer, I earned the Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 certification. It was a big deal for me because that’s the highest certification a yoga teacher can earn with the USA-based organization, and I like […]

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Five years, 1000 hours

Yesterday, November 28, I had the great big pleasure to teach my 1000th hour of yoga. That means I’m able to teach continuing education courses to other yoga teachers. Yesterday also happened to be the […]

Yoga for Chronic Pain Management

Special Workshop Chronic pain is pain that lasts more than six months. It comes from injury or disease, and can have a negative impact on how we live our lives. Yoga can help us to […]

Julia Nails Urdva Dhanurasana (Upward Bow Pose)

A special friend from Melbourne sent me a photo of her daughter doing yoga in the park this weekend. Take a look at the form! Her spine is long, her arms are strong and her […]

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 […]

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 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 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 […]