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Benefits of Taking a Yoga Teacher Training

by Most people take a 200 hour yoga training with the intention of becoming a teacher. The popularity of yoga classes has led many to consider teaching as a full time career. Or for some, taking a training is an add-on to their health and wellness oriented resume. And for others, a yoga training is simply to learn more about yoga. Whether or not the choice is for career reasons, there are many life enhancing benefits of taking a yoga teacher training. Increased Body Awareness  Students in a yoga training study the poses in depth. They break down the structure...

My Dream Job – How I Discovered it Was Teaching Yoga

by I was recently asked how I discovered that teaching yoga was my dream job. You know, the age old quest to “Find your life’s passion and do it”. I have been thinking about that question ever since and finally came up with the best answer I could. I Stopped Looking for My Dream Job The discovery of my dream job came when I stopped looking for my dream job. I spent almost two decades coming up with unsuccessful schemes and chasing wild career ideas that I thought would make me happy. I went to university twice (never finished a...

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Life Lessons in Difficult Times – What I’ve Learned

by A long time ago, when going through a particularly challenging period in my life, I made some big changes to my way of thinking and living. These changes set me on a very direct path to who I am today. Three particular life lessons have stuck with me ever since. #1 – This Too Shall Pass The first of three significant life lessons was “This too shall pass.” I had never really given these words much thought before then. A relationship I was in had ended, and the break up shook me to my very core. It forced me to take...

Owning Our Story Through Yoga

by We went to see the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s production of Going Home Star on Saturday night. It was an incredible story of  healing the wounds from a horrific childhood spent in the Canadian residential schools. The dancing was phenomenal and the images created through the movement so powerful. I was made aware once more of how there are so many different ways to tell our life stories – through spoken word, dance, song, writing and art –  and how essential to our well being it is to tell them. I believe this world would be a very different place if we...

Three Important Things Yoga Taught Me

by The practice of yoga is a healing force in many ways – physically, emotionally and spiritually. My greatest period of life growth began when I took a yoga teacher training over five years ago, and it continues today. I have learned a LOT, but here are the three lessons from yoga that stand out the most. Taking Personal Responsibility I have learned that, once I reached the age that I was capable of making my own life decisions,  I became responsible for my own happiness. I cannot depend on anyone else to create the life I want, nor can...

Doing The Best We Can With the Tools We Have

by A while back, I had been looking online at women’s shelters in an attempt to help a young female who was living on the streets near where I worked. One of the websites spoke of having zero judgement about the way their residents chose to live because they understood that these women were coping in the only ways they knew in order to get through each day. It was a pause and reflect moment for me. It was probably the first time I truly considered the concept of doing the very best we possibly can with the tools we have in...