5 layers of self – annamaya kosha

I would like to share my teacher’s version of yogic anatomy. It’s not just about all the muscles and bones in the body, rather it’s an exploratory journey of the 5 koshas (or layers) of self. We are made up of 5 elements; earth, water, fire, air, and ether. It reminds me of the Russian nesting dolls where each doll fits nicely inside… Read more →

Support yoga at the Rainier Hotel

5 years ago the Rainier opened its doors as a small but radical new approach to treating addiction for marginalized women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Last year there were major funding cuts. Scroll down to the bottom of the Rainier Hotel website and sign the petition that needs a lot more signatures to bring awareness to the request to restore… Read more →

How I found my teacher

My teacher, Yogrishi Vishvketu, talks about his teachers – each who have had an influence on my yoga path directly or in a subtle way. How did I find Vishva-ji? It started with a phone call to my cousin-in-law in the spring of 2008 and she was telling me where she completed her yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India. After… Read more →

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Serendipity, happenstance, connectivity. We all breathe the same air. We’re all so closely related yet we don’t often realize it. Pay attention. Be aware. Open your eyes and notice – that’s all it takes. Be present. Start now. One love. Please follow and like us: Read more →

30 Day Yoga Challenge

I’m participating in the Yoga Outreach 30 Day Challenge where I will practice yoga and meditation for at least 30 minutes a day for 30 days. Please support me and this wonderful organization by making a donation here.     Please follow and like us: Read more →

Global Mala ~ Yoga for Peace

Next weekend is an exciting one in the yoga community… Not only is September yoga month (I think every month is yoga month!), but September 24 & 25 is a weekend to celebrate and for the yoga community around the world to make an offering to the UN for International Peace. There are many events happening globally, check out this… Read more →

Filling the book boat

A huge thank you to those people who came out for yoga classes in Luang Prabang in April. Money from the classes on Tuesday nights went to support @My Library and we also managed to raise enough money from the other classes to buy 30 books to help fill the children’s book boat! The Community Learning International Organization NGO operates… Read more →

Give it up for Earth Day

In recent conversations with people there seems to be a mix of both apathy and excitement when it comes to the topic of our environment. The apathetic view is one of doubt that small actions taken by an individual can actually have an impact on the environment, along with anger that many corporations often pollute without consequence while the government… Read more →