Yoga Injuries – On The Rise?

Following our discussion last month about the current conversation in the yoga industry (and in the broader community) about the incidence of Yoga injuries, I have done a bit of research on whether or not there truly is an increase in Yoga injuries and, if so, how we can be safer teachers and students in our practice.
Are Yoga Injuries on t..read more

Yoga For Athletes

This month I have read several articles about how more and more athletes are practicing Yoga, not just to relax and unwind after a tough training session, but also for the many fitness and sport-specific training benefits. Athletes of all levels and from a wide variety of sports are using both group and private yoga sessions to increase flexibility, strength, endurance and agil..read more

Ayurvedic Self Care – Garshana Self Massage

Ayurveda – Yoga’s ‘sister science’ of holistic health care – recommends several self-care techniques that not only bring great health, vitality and purification to the body, but also offer an opportunity for compassionate self-care that can bring healing and connection to body, mind and spirit. In a series of Self Care articles, I will share a few of these simpl..read more

Ayurvedic Self Care – Abhyanga Self Massage

Ayurveda – Yoga’s ‘sister science’ of holistic medicine and preventative health care – recommends several self-care techniques that not only bring great health, vitality and purification to the body, but also offer an opportunity for compassionate self-care that can bring healing and connection to body, mind and spirit. In a series of Self Care articles, I will s..read more

Ayurvedic Self Analysis – Vata Dosha

Ayurveda – Yoga’s ‘sister science’ of holistic medicine and preventative health care describes three Doshas or three constitutional types that each of us have in some combination. The Doshas are a system of classification that help us to understand our essential makeup which greatly influences our physical body, the function of our mind, our behav..read more

Ayurvedic Self Analysis – Pitta Dosha

Ayurveda – Yoga’s ‘sister science’ of holistic medicine and preventative health care describes three Doshas or three constitutional types that each of us have in some combination. The Doshas are a system of classification that help us to understand our essential makeup which greatly influences our physical body, the function of our mind, our beha..read more

Ayurvedic Self Analysis – Kapha Dosha

Continuing on our discussion of Ayurveda – Yoga’s ‘sister science’ of holistic medicine and preventative health care this month we will discuss the Kapha Dosha. Kapha is the Dosha (constitution) made up of the elements of Earth and Water. We all have Kapha within us to certain degrees. Kapha gives us stability, security and groundedness. It lubricates the joints, s..read more

Ashram Cookies

After many requests I am finally sending out this recipe that I use often during courses and teacher trainings for nourishing snacks. I first learned this recipe from the Sivanada Yoga Vedanta Centre – but have modified a bit over the years. These cookies are energy-packed, delicious, and the spices used are very helpful in great health, reducing inflammation, and encour..read more

Vegan Chocolate Pudding

A delicious vegan dessert.  When I first discovered this recipe it was titled "seemingly normal chocolate pudding".   For me, it's far from normal, it's awesome!
1/4 cup 300ml sugar
½ cup 125ml unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tbsp 45 ml cornstarch
2 ½ cups 625ml soy milk
¼ cup 50 ml non-dairy butter ..read more

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Special thanks to Marie-Maxime for sharing this delicious recipe which I am sure you will love as much as I have - there were at least 3 returns to the bowl before I was done! Smooth and creamy, dairy free and full of nutrients this is one delicious alternative to chocolate pudding that might just taste better then the original. Enjoy. Ingredients: Flesh of 2 ripe avocados ..read more

Zucchini Slice

This delicious recipe comes from a friend’s mum, and is sure to be a new favorite in your family! Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner - and let’s face it - all our readers with a veggie patch will appreciate a new use for zucchini…
Ingredients:
1 onion chopped and sautéed
1 medium zucchini grated
1 cup se..read more

Big Bad Bob aka Bim Bam Bap

This recipe is one of our retreat favourites, and is loosely based on an Asian recipe called Bim Bam Bap. It is really quick to prepare and full of taste and nutrition. Add or substitute any veggies like broccoli, Swiss chard, zucchini or lettuce for an interesting variation. Go for colour, as each colour has it's own unique and powerful nutrients, and nourishes body, mind..read more