The Ottawa community is blessed by many wonderful yoga teachers. My friend Tania Frechette at www.yogaland.ca is certainly worthy of praise,
Though she is small in stature she is mighty in spirit. She is not afraid to go after what she wants, try new things and moreso, she also knows when it is time to leave and move on to make space for something greater. At present, she ...
I have been signed up with a variety of different yoga video web sites (myyogonline, yogaglo) and I have a small irritation with the way classes are described. They do not seem to respect the different styles of yoga and what that will mean in terms of the actual type of practice. In particular the use of the word “restorative” ...
This is great video from my teacher Beryl Bender Birch about how to keep the heart open and maintain equipose regardless of the situation. I love Beryl, she is totally real and humble. So, who drives your bus?
This is about the realities of yoga as a profession. I have been teaching now for about ten years, and teaching full time since the start of 2008. This post is not intended to complain or whine, but to inform about my perspective of the life of a yoga teacher.
This, obviously, is just an outline of my reality; (think Mr. Spock here) and that I can’t speak for everyone. I can only speak from my experience and from what I’ve heard from fellow peers/colleagues.
Sometimes you change, and sometimes the situation changes around with and you just have to roll with it.
In September of 2005, I started teaching power yoga at Greenboro Community Centre, and it was one of my very first classes as a budding new yoga teacher. It was passed on to me with thanks to Ichih Wang.
Back in June 2010, I had the opportunity to complete a month long intensive 200-hour with Richard Freeman in Boulder CO.
Richard operates on such a deep, philosophical level that all the material, superficial layers of the yoga practice (as it is today) melts away. Here is a video worth watching of an interview with Richard Freeman, from ElephantJournal where they discuss the purpose of yoga, the link to buddhism and much more…