Building a Yoga Community within a Community

Building a Yoga Community within a Community

Building a Yoga Community within a Community The Closure of the YMCAs I had been teaching in the same YMCA for almost ten years when the YMCA of Quebec announced that it would close three YMCAs in Montreal. I started teaching at the Pointe-Saint-Charles YMCA once a...
Grounding Yoga Practice – Happy Earth Day!

Grounding Yoga Practice – Happy Earth Day!

Spring is finally here. This season, were nature wakes up from a long rest, is the best to bring awareness to our own roots with a grounding yoga practice. This week’s yoga class is in honour of Earth Day – which is celebrated on April 22. The theme for...
Balance In Yoga

Balance In Yoga

Improve your Balance through Yoga Poses Are you struggling with balance in yoga? You are not alone. Maintaining balance is not easy – both on and off the yoga mat.  It is known that we can increase our flexibility with yoga, but did you know you can also...
Dual Language Identity as an Online Yoga Teacher

Dual Language Identity as an Online Yoga Teacher

I have received a comment regarding my language identity from my latest yoga video posted on YouTube that really made me think.  It read Do you speak in French (if that is the language) because you know some of your viewers are French or because you just know the...
Bedtime Yoga

Bedtime Yoga

Are you suffering from insomnia? Did you know that yoga can help you sleep better?   How do you define a restful night of sleep? Length of time sleeping; the quality of sleep and the regularity (time at which you are going to bed and waking up).   It is...
What is Ahimsa?

What is Ahimsa?

What is Ahimsa? Ahimsa or non-violence is a lifestyle respectful of ALL – human beings, of animals and of nature. It is a lifestyle respectful of all beings including and starting with ourselves.  Ahimsa is the first Yama in Patanjali’s “The Yoga...
The Importance of Being You as a Yoga Teacher

The Importance of Being You as a Yoga Teacher

Being Yourself as a Yoga Teacher What does it mean to be authentic? What does it mean to be yourself? How to be yourself? I have been teaching yoga since 2011 and only recently could I verbalize the essence of my teaching yoga (read My Story as a Yoga Teacher in...
Why will I not set any goal for 2021?

Why will I not set any goal for 2021?

Setting Goals – Maybe Not This Year (Le français suit.) I recognize that when we have a purpose or a goal, we tend to work towards it. At the beginning of a new year, many people write down goals for the upcoming year. I don’t believe goal setting is a...
Do Sliding-Scale Pricing Make Yoga Classes More Affordable?

Do Sliding-Scale Pricing Make Yoga Classes More Affordable?

Have you ever considered using a Sliding-Scale Pricing Model for your yoga classes? If so here is a description of the concept to see if it could work for you. The objective of Sliding-scale pricing is for yoga students to pay-what-they-can or what they can afford. In...
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