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Pregnancy: Be Kind to Yourself In Yoga

I have been practicing yoga for about 12 years, now, and even practiced through my pregnancy. I have a regular home practice that I have stuck with for quite some time. I had a baby about 16 months ago. I did yoga throughout my entire pregnancy up until about three weeks before I had my baby. I...

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Feeling Your Way Through Teaching

Becoming a new teacher leaves you feeling frightened in so many ways. You’ve learned lifetimes of new material, students are looking to you for directions and the stage fright sets in: what meditations did you plan, again? Thoughts race: am I even leading a good flow? A miscue in class leads to...

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Top 5 Tips for Spring Cleaning

It’s that time of year when we can take the steps to make changes to help us grow in all capacities, just like the season is showing us. A time to detox our bodies, our space, our relationships, our routines. It is a time to take stock and assess what is working for us and what is potentially...

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Meet Heather MacFarlane | 200HR YTT Student

This interview was held with current 200HR student, Heather MacFarlane of Vancouver, Canada, in March 2021.What is your yoga background? I had done some Yoga when I was younger, I found yoga again whilst doing a live in caregiving job, 3.5 days per week, almost 3 yrs ago. I needed some kind...

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Goddess Vibes: Self-Awareness, Self-Respect & Self-Expression

Spring is snapping and this time of year is all about renewal and growth. It’s the perfect time to harness that abundant energy and raise your goddess vibe.What do I mean by goddess vibe? To me, this isn’t necessarily a gendered term. Anyone, regardless of gender identity can tap into the...

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Spring Cleaning: Purification for Mind-Body Health

It’s that time of year when we start thinking about spring cleaning – outside and in. Purification practices are one of the many things we can do if we want to live healthier lives. Shaucha – translated as purity or cleanliness – is the first of the five Niyamas, which are commitments we make to...

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Sacred Space: Holding It For Students

What does it mean to hold sacred space? As yoga teachers, we hear it a lot; but what is it exactly?For about a year, I struggled to pinpoint how I could hold sacred space and what that space needed to feel like. My students were always different, with different wants and needs. For the short...

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Hygge, Yoga & Embracing Comfort

The word Hygge was first explained to me by a Danish friend a few years ago. I marvelled as she told me stories of people pulling off busy roadways to relax with a hot drink from a thermos, all for some moments of comfort and warmth. An article from the New Yorker describes the Danish word hygge...

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Meet Andrea McHattie-Christensen | 200HR YTT Student

This interview was held with current 200HR student, Andrea McHattie-Christensen of Ontario, Canada, in February 2021. Andrea hopes to complete the 200 hour by the fall of 2021 and then begin the 300 hour program, for which she is already enrolled. But she'll go with whatever ends up playing...

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What’s Your Relationship With Diversity?

I grew up thinking I was exactly the same as everyone else. However, I soon came to realize I was not. I never saw that I had limitations or that I could be treated differently; and to an extent I still do have this view. I was born with a rare physical condition called Poland Syndrome, resulting...

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