Author: Ari Levanael

Is it Cultural Appropriation?

In recent years, conversation has begun around the “cultural appropriation” of yoga and many different activities or artifacts from other cultures that some people adopt. Whether it is studying a martial art technique, a massage technique or any other action, music or material from somewhere other from where your ancestors hail from, how can it be that we can only...

My Father’s Breath

What follows is my experience, and the continuation of my previous blog post The Last Dance. A week ago, dad finally died.Everything that had ever made him Barry, his obstinacy, his humour, his passionate love of home, family, animals and his garden – my father – is gone now. His dying, however, was an indescribable struggle. For everyone, sure, but mostly...

The Last Dance

Where do I begin such a morbid tale? The slow torturous agony of cancer treatment? The suffering? The disrespect? The poisonous drugs? The brain tumour? The surgery? The delirium? Being put into a permanent state of unconsciousness leading to death?I could go on.I could also talk about the beauty in the mystery of it all, the connection I feel to...

Why Yoga sequencing is so important to understand

Did you finish yoga teacher training with more questions than you started with? Or are you thinking of diving deeper into your practice and don't know where to start? Do you feel that you know how to sequence effectively?For students and teachers on their journey this can be a real problem and not all teacher trainings address the importance of...