Vinyasa is a Sanskrit word that essentially means “ to place in a special way”, and Krama means “sequence” or “stage”, and so Vinyasa Krama refers to a mindful sequence of actions. As a yoga teacher when I sit down to plan my classes it means I am taking the time to create a thoughtful sequence of actions that will ideally take my students on a journey that allows them to receive the yoga in a way that is accessible, fun, and ultimately empowering…..
Today I interviewed my teacher Cate Stillman on the topic of seasonal cleansing and how it can shift our health and wellness. In our chat she spoke candidly about her own journey with Ayurveda and detoxing and how it changed not only the way she is showing up in the world today, but how her whole extended family and her own yoga community is showing up….
I have a number of blog articles on cleansing, and spring wisdom, which you can read here, so in this post I will focus on simply sharing with you some of my personal favorite spring cleansing recipes to help you lighten up with the season….
Though there is still snow on the ground here is Whistler the expansive energy of Spring is unmistakable and with Sweet Springit comes a shift in what I am eating, how I am working and they way I approach my yoga practice. They rhythms of nature are endlessly inspiring to me and so last night I offered a free Spring Wisdom webinar ….
I have been busy with Yoga Teacher Training and a full travel schedule so have not been as active on my blog. main.rotate.1However I did do an afternoon of filming with Yogo.TV earlier in February and so you can catch up with me there….
Yesterday afternoon I drove down the snowy road from Whistler to One Yoga For The People in Vancouver to catch some classes with Ryan Leier, who has just returned from a month of study with BKS Iyengar in Pune, India. I will assume that if you are reading this blog that you have an interest…
January is a great time to dream big, nourish desire, and vision the future. And if we then bring into being practices, rituals, routines, and relationships that take us in the direction of our dreams and visions than we will find that the habits and attitudes that are not nourishing us will generally fall away on their own…..
I have always felt strongly that I wanted to craft my life, and choose my lifestyle, and I attribute the fact that I am living the life of my dreams to the practices of clarifying my vision, cultivating my desires, and setting my intentions, which I do on a regular basis. To me these practices support the art of becoming and have allowed me to feel engaged in the creative act of shaping my future for as long as I can remember.
The holiday season has officially arrived with Winter Solstice tomorrow and here in Whistler we have been blanketed in snow. It’s coming down in fat flakes outside my window right now and the trees are frosted in white, yet inside the house is warmly lit and fragrant with the smells of Christmas baking. I truly love the richness, and the beauty of this season…..
Creative sequencing has always been one of my favorite aspects of teaching yoga and I believe it is one of the most valuable tools we have to help our students learn asana (and so much more) in a fun, safe, and empowering way….