April 21, 2017

Why Teacher Training

Yoga You4ia teacher trainers Roxanne & Salli
What yoga teachers do when they're not teaching at the studio . . . . . . have fun with yoga in other places!  

With just over a month until our teacher training at Yoga You4ia begins, I thought I would answer the question . . . . . Why take a yoga teacher training? I could give you all of the generic, general answers, but if you’re reading this, then I know that you have access to the internet and it’s easy for our friend Google to help you find those answers. Instead, I thought I’d share what motivated ME to do yoga teacher trainings.

April 13, 2017

Yoga Nidra to Connect to Yourself

The crown chakra was the focus for this week's classes.  This energetic centre is very much about finding your perfection, finding your truth, and finding your connection within and with yourself.  My ongoing journey has very much been about coming back to a connection with myself.  I will forever be grateful and indebted to my teacher David Goulet and my training at Pyramid Yoga.  This is where it truly began for me and where it was emphasized that there is no guru greater than the guru within.  David was there to give us the information, show us the techniques and have us experience what had worked for him, but if we discovered, through experience, that it wasn't right for us . . . . it wasn't our way . . . then we needed to let it go.  It was one of the first times I experienced a teacher and teaching that didn't expect me to blindly follow their way and their system.  I was taught and continue to follow the idea that things need to be experienced before I can determine if it is right for me or not.  

April 07, 2017

Yoga Nidra for Single Pointed Focus

Ajna, or the third eye chakra, was the energy centre that we worked with in classes this week. As you can see from the symbol for this centre, there are two sides. In our dualistic world, there are often two sides to everything we experience - night & day, cold & hot, woman & man, two sides to a story. We concentrated on the dualistic nature of the body and mind. The left side of the body is controlled by the right hemisphere of the brain which is the imaginative, creative, intuitive, feeling side. On the opposite extreme is the right side of the body controlled by the left hemisphere of the brain which is the logical, analytical, fact based, thinking side. Two very different ways of perceiving and experiencing the world, but both sides are equally valuable and equally needed.