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 →

Comfort food – chick pea curry

There’s nothing better than a curry to warm the belly and soul on a cold, wet autumn day. I find cooking therapeutic and it stimulates all the senses. I like to make use of leftovers when possible and measurements are done with my hands therefore are not exact.  Feel free to substitute with what you have in your fridge.  Ingredients: 1… Read more →

Pranayama

Have you ever contemplated the wonder of your breath? Or slowed down to notice the soothing rhythm of your inhale and exhale? While breathing is an essential part of keeping us alive by delivering oxygen to the cells in the body and removing carbon dioxide, consciously examining our breath is not something that most of us do every day, but perhaps we should. And it’s… Read more →

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Connected

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. Read more →

Anuloma Viloma

Anuloma viloma (alternate nostril breathing), is a calming pranayama practice which has a variety of benefits such as: Improves your oxygen supply The calming nature of this practice helps to reduce stress and anxiety Boosts your immune system and purifies the blood Balances the sun and moon energy in the body It can be practiced any time of the day… Read more →