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
Articles and Interviews
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?
I’ve been known to make snap decisions in minutes and always just listen to my gut while others spend a great deal of time before making more considered decisions. As … Read more Thinking of Yoga Teacher Training? What Questions should you ask?
The questions are:Do you know why you’re using them? How to use them? Are they helping you to find correct action in the pose? Are they enhancing your experience or … Read more To prop or not to prop? Is not the question.
My daily asana practice is always different. Sometimes I decide ahead of time that I am going to focus on standing poses or shoulder work. Or maybe I’ll work on … Read more Daily Practice Discoveries
The cynic in your might say, “Yeah right, sharing a picture on Instagram or a post on facebook is not caring”. Especially if you’ve read Dave Eggers book “the Circle”. … Read more Sharing is Caring
Three days spent learning, experiencing and rejuvenating with Senior Iyengar teacher, Garth McLean. I had the opportunity to attend Grant McClean’s workshop a few weekends ago, probably one of the … Read more The YoGarth Experience