I leave our villa on top of the mountain at Gaia Oasis just after sunrise. Accompanied by the morning birdsong, I walk down through the jungle landscape to the yoga … Read more Teaching yoga in Bali – An oasis for the soul
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As I write, the evening puja, or Hindu religious ceremony, is in full swing across the river at the Parmarth Niketan. Each evening chanting fills our yoga room with waves … Read more Rishikesh – Holy city, holy cow!
In this time of COVID-19 no one is left unaffected. Many of us are anxious, isolated and have no way of knowing what’s to come. The world has changed, but … Read more Connecting Students and Teachers
In this time of COVID-19 no one is left unaffected. As I write this, I am in the last few days of self-isolation, having just returned from India. But I … Read more In this time of COVID-19
Due to Covid-19, all of the yoga studios and community centres in British Columbia are closed. During these tumultuous times, we need our yoga practice more than ever. Of course, … Read more Virtual yoga classes while distancing
It’s with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ingelise Nherlan. Ingelise was a pioneer of Iyengar yoga in Vancouver. She was an incredibly vibrant and dedicated student and … Read more In memory of Ingelise Nherlan
Ruchikasana can be a daunting pose. Here is a partial sequence which involves getting the hips, hamstrings and back ready for this pose. Preface this sequence with some of your … Read more Short sequence to Ruchikasana
“The ability to withdraw our senses and so control the noisy mind may sound like a kill-joy, but in reality it restores the pristine flavours, textures, and discoveries that we … Read more Withdrawing of the Senses
Celebrations for what would have been B.K.S. Iyengar 101 birthday, have been taking place all over the world this week. This group of dedicated yogis put on a demonstration that … Read more BKS Iyengar 101 Birthday Celebration
For the recent AGM of the local Vancouver association I created a timed practice with little snippets of BKS Iyengar speaking in Los Angeles back in the seventies inserted sporadically. … Read more In his words
Donald Moyer, a founding member of our local BKS Iyengar Yoga Association and a beloved yoga teacher, passed away on November 7th. Donald was based in Berkeley, California, where he … Read more In memory of Donald Moyer
B.K.S. Iyengar stated, “Backbends are to be introduced when the body is trained, tuned and toned to such an extent that it accepts the pose”. “In backbends one touches the … Read more Why backbends?