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Join us on our blog as we dive into the explorations of yoga on and off the mat, we explore Meditation, Mantra, Philosophy including topics such as the Yoga Sutras and the 8 Limbs of Yoga. We reveal how all of these things affect not only your asana practice, but also your practice off the mat and into your life. Writing is not only a way for us to express ideas and reflections but a way to teach ourselves in each moment. We are inspired by yogic living, straight from our beautiful community in Whistler, B.C.  Do you have a topic that you would like to know more about, an idea or series that you would like to see us explore on our blog? Contact us and let us know!

Wanting to learn more about Yoga Teacher Training and how your practice can go much deeper, stay tuned for tips on how to refine your practice. Do you have an questions, comments or want to know more? Please feel free to comment on any posts and start the conversation.

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Yoga Poses to Practice Daily

Yoga Poses to Practice Daily

Yoga is such a unique practice that can vary day-to-day. Even if you go to the same yoga class regularly, you’ll notice that most teachers will alter what they share with students. There’s an infinite amount of yoga poses and sequences to choose from. We give you a few yoga poses that you may want to add to your daily practice.

5 Ways to Seek Adventure for your Soul

5 Ways to Seek Adventure for your Soul

Our soul is the essence of our being. It is fueled by our passion and love for life. So what is a soul searcher to do? Find excitement and ignite your spirit! This list is for the life-loving adventurer that’s looking to nourish their soul. 1.) Find Your Passion Confucius once said “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

What Is Pranayama?

What Is Pranayama?

One of the most important parts of a yoga practice is the connection to breath. There are lots of other elements that “make” a yoga class, but breath is high on that list. If it weren’t for this conscious awareness then it would be a program for stretching and strengthening, not quite yoga. Some of us may know that pranayama has something to do with breath, but what does it really mean?

Tips for the Travelling Yogi

Tips for the Travelling Yogi

Written for the Yogacara Yoga Teacher Training Blog
By Emily Kane – E-RYT, Studio Owner and Yoga Teacher
A sense of wanderlust is pretty common amongst the yoga community. The travelling yogi has developed an appreciation for the world around them, making exploration natural. Being open to new experiences and getting a new perspective is a great way to expand your practice off your mat. The only challenge for a travelling yogi is an unstable environment which can make it difficult to maintain their regular yoga practice. When finding yourself on buses, trains, planes or in different accommodations regularly, it can be tough to keep your routine. Here are some suggestions to help a travelling yogi on the right path.

Anatomy in Yoga

Anatomy in Yoga

An understanding of anatomy is key for the safety and development of your students. Integrating this knowledge can encourage injury prevention and facilitate the healing process. It can connect a deeper understanding of the philosophies in creating yoga sequences for public and private classes. For private classes, if there is a specific area of focus, then you can design a practice that addresses those concerns. An anatomical awareness also prepares you to take on students with injuries in a safe and effective manner. Using variations, props, and mindful sequencing to compliment this information can create an inclusive yoga class.
An understanding of anatomy also gives you the tools to analyze your practice and teachings to create effective movement patterns. This encourages proper sequencing techniques that include adequate warm-ups and poses with appropriate counterposes. It also reinforces the importance of alignment for the purpose of safety for our joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments rather than for an esthetic appeal. The patterns we create on our mat have the ability to affect how we progress outside of yoga, meaning that our muscle memory creates healthy habits to impact other activities in our daily lives.

Snow Yoga Sequences

Snow Yoga Sequences

Written by Emily Kane - owner and yoga teacher   Skiing and snowboarding is pretty popular this time of year in Whistler Village, especially after a snowfall. Handling powder can be a challenging workout and yet, it still has the qualities of meditation. Its...

Whistler Winter Activities

Whistler Winter Activities

When arriving to town, most people are lured to Whistler Village for the love of skiing or snowboarding, but there are many more Whistler winter activities to enjoy. We've even given a few options in case the snow conditions aren't ideal. Whether you're looking for...

Yogic Breathing For Well-Being

Yogic Breathing For Well-Being

Yogic breathing is the act of breathing consciously in-and-out through the nose. Nothing out of the ordinary, only the use of proper breath mechanics to soothe body, mind and spirit. For many people, everyday life induces the sympathetic nervous system, or stress...

Detox Yoga

Detox Yoga

The holidays are an amazing opportunity to spend time with friends and family. The only downside of these joyous festivities can be the tendency to overindulge. Processed food, sugar and alcohol over the holiday season can result in feeling fatigued and unbalanced....

Why Invest In Private Yoga Classes

Why Invest In Private Yoga Classes

Going to yoga classes in your community is a great way to practice what you love and connect with others, so why would it make sense to do private yoga classes? There are many reasons why private yoga classes can be a great investment. We give you seven reasons to...

Gratitude

Gratitude

Psychology Today defines gratitude as an emotion expressing appreciation for what one has. They also refer to studies that show how cultivating gratitude can increase our well-being and happiness. So how can you cultivate gratitude or what makes it so important? When...

Apres Ski Yoga

Apres Ski Yoga

Apres ski yoga can be the best way to make the most of those few hours after the lifts close. Relaxing and releasing tense muscles will prevent muscle soreness and improve recovery time.  Wondering what ways are best to stretch to make the most of your apres ski yoga...

The Global Yoga Experience

The Global Yoga Experience

You may be asking yourself what the global yoga experience really means. Global yoga has a few definitions but for our case in Whistler, it's quite unique. Most of the time, global yoga refers to a retreat, teacher training, or practicing yoga while travelling. For us...

Small Business Tips from a Yogi

Small Business Tips from a Yogi

By Emily Kane - Yoga Teacher and Studio Owner I get asked a lot of questions about business practices when it comes to yoga and owning a studio. The task of “being your own boss” and doing what you love is amazing but it can be very daunting if it’s new to you....

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