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Continuing our series of posts of reports from yogis on their pilgrimages to India, here is another report from Erica, in a moment of reflection during her course at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Chennai, India. Chennai, Tamil Nadu I've made it through the first week of More
Mary Dunlop offers this post on the subject of finding your yoga studio and teacher. Finding the Right Yoga Studio I wish to stress the importance of finding the right studio for someone wishing to begin, or continue, a Yoga practice. When I first started doing Yoga (approximately More
Erica reports on her 2 week workshop, The Power of Yoga, at Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram Every time I sit to write about my experiences at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (KYM), I don't know where to start or what to say. Hmmmm, where to begin.... This 2 week More
In the work of yoga, and the relaxation that accompanies it, the mind empties. Cares fall away. And sometimes, even more remarkable things occur; as on this occasion. It was the 4th morning of Hart Lazer's first week of master classes (6-9 AM) (see the yogamontreal More
Many Montreal yogis are moving into spring by with the help of early morning workshops. Last week, Joanne Ransom offered an Early Morning Sadhana at Yoga on the Park, in NDG. a 75-minute led class from 7AM to 8:15. Yoga on the Park was comfortably full. The More
An insightful documentary film about yoga was released this month, in London, England. Guru: A Documentary by Robert Wilkins, was released at a gala premiere on March 5, attended by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, the founder of the Ashtanga yoga system ("If we practise yoga More
This report from India is by Larry Niven and Steven Barnes, two of my favourite science fiction writers. Their book Saturn's Race, set in the year 2020, includes a visit to Mysore with a Dr. Jois, a "small, limber, dark man," and describes an Ashtanga More
Daphné St-Pierre, a Montreal yoga teacher, is in India for a year of study and seva. Here she writes about the Gayatri Mantra, a powerful chant. Dear yogis, yoginis, Very few days after my arrival in India, I could see and hear the Gayatri mantra everywhere!!! I More
Daphnée St. Pierre, teacher at several locations in Montreal, including Joy of Yoga and the YMCA, has gone to India for study and seva. Here she reports on her experience in Pune. I want to write to my yogi friends a little about my practice. I More
Lyse Michel, a Montrealer who went on the Fountain of Happiness retreat to Arunachala, India, with Mollie Lawson, offers this report: "They say that this mountain Arunachala is the seat of Shiva, and for thousands of years this place has been a magnet for saints. Shiva More
Margo Veitch stayed at Arunachala, the sacred mountain near Tiruvannamallai in Southern India this fall. The event was a retreat organized by Montreal yoga teacher Mollie Lawson. Margo, a Montrealer by origin, massage therapist and yoga teacher, now lives in New Hampshire. Among her many impressions More
For many in the Montreal yoga community, India beckons, as the home of yoga, as a pilgrimage to a place that works along different lines. Daphnée St. Pierre, teacher at several locations in Montreal, including Joy of Yoga and the YMCA, has gone to India for More
Last week, went to London England: two days of interviews for a Big Job. Very posh, just around the corner from Buckingham Palace, you know, but I would have had to stop teaching yoga if I moved to London and became a Big Jobber. Besides, More
Hatha yogins in India developed an amazing system to develop the physical body. Some of them posited the unfashionable notion that getting to know the body you are in could be a valuable step in the path of self-realization. Today, many see their path is through More
Today I took my first Bikram Yoga class in more than a year, at the Bikram Yoga Montreal studio at 721 Walker Avenue. This is a very popular yoga system. Why? Perhaps because it is not subtle: its effects are obvious; it is physically demanding like More
Ashtanga brings up old memories! Wrestling at Hudson High School. Three times week, our team would drill intensely, under Coach Steeves. Running on the spot, defend - kick legs back and hit the floor, scissors reverse, back to standing, kick legs back, hit the floor, roll forward left, stand, More