Yoadict – leg movements

In installment 2 of my Spanish-English Yoga dictionary, I am going to look at the legs. Check back to installment 1 for arm movements. Feet together = piés juntos Feet slightly apart = piés ligeramente separados Bend your knees = doblar ó flexionar las rodillas Lift your heels = levantar los talones Stand on your … Read more Yoadict – leg movements

Therapists

I was musing, today, on the difference(s) between doctors and therapists. One of the most rewarding things about working at SHA Wellness is the amazing colleagues I interact with on a daily basis. Once you listen to a therapist and ask “how did you get here?”, you get the most beautiful stories of redemption. Many … Read more Therapists

Even yogis have down days

Today was just one of those days. Feeling narky, out of sorts, with too many troubling thoughts running around my head. I wasn’t in dire straits, just a little off-colour. It happens to all of us, even yogis. Difference is, we yogis have tools to work with when things seems askew. Mindfulness, deep breathing and … Read more Even yogis have down days

Yoga and the Blues

It is an open secret in the yoga world that most of us arrive here after trauma or trouble of one sort or another. In fact, I have heard said since my earliest days in this strange world of integral healing “people arrive at yoga when they are tired of suffering.” I think it’s true. … Read more Yoga and the Blues

Fascia and slow yoga

On the Alteayoga facebook page, I re-posted a piece from Dr. Mercola’s web site in which fascia is thoughtfully discussed.  I suggest that you pop over and read it, then come back here.  Summing up:  Fascia makes up about 20% of body weight and is like a battery pack for muscles.  It also transports water in … Read more Fascia and slow yoga

How We Breathe: Moving things around

Breathe

Introduction We usually just think of the breath as being Oxygen in and CO2 out…if we think about the breath at all.  Yoga practitioners may think about prâna.  But few of us take the time to contemplate all the other things that move around because of the breath. Most of us know a little about … Read more How We Breathe: Moving things around

Updated class times

Jump on over to the “About and Class Times” page for a full listing of my current offering. I must say that I am so, so happy to be teaching more and more classes.  To have private students and six group classes per week is an honour.  As I always say; Without students, there are … Read more Updated class times

Spring Fair: May 5, 2018 – Save the Date!

The Alfaz Spiritual Foundation is hosting it’s Spring Fair this coming Saturday and you’re all invited! My dear friends Tania Plahay and James Heather very kindly asked me if I wanted to share their table and I accepted.  Later, it transpired that some help was needed on the sound technician front, and I was only to … Read more Spring Fair: May 5, 2018 – Save the Date!

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

In the natural health world, we eschew medication as much as we can for many reasons. In fact, here are many people who take upwards of five pharmaceuticals per day. Between 1988 and 2010 the median number of prescription medications used among adults aged 65 and older doubled from 2 to 4, and the proportion … Read more An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.