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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...

A journey of becoming

I've been thinking a lot lately about how men (and all people gender specific or not) can benefit from a regular physical practice and how I came to be where I am.In a society that bombards us with the perfect social media image and the perfect life plastered over our televisions, it's not all sunshine and roses. There are people...

Clean air, confinement and crafting change

So, here we are.Such an interesting time, something that people will remember for a long while and possibly the beginning of a lot of big changes in the larger scheme of things. But, on the even larger scheme of things…. such a miniscule blip in the cosmic timeline. Let’s keep things in perspective.How are you coping with the change? It...