I know something is blog-worthy when I have talked about it more than a few times over the span of two days. In this case, it was about the general atmosphere in a yoga class. Every now and then I attend a 90-minute power class at a local yoga studio. Yes, it is intense and … Continue reading Why so Serious? (A Look into Yoga Class Culture)
Ah, the joys of being an instructor. An educator, provider of information, leader, and so much more. Every time I feel like I have a full grasp of what I am supposed to do, something new surprises me and presents itself as a challenge, further adding to the aforementioned joy. I started teaching full-time two … Continue reading The Dilemma of Teaching – Yoga vs. Hospitality
I was recently reading a blog written by a fellow yogi about cultural appropriation. This writer's main point of view was how yoga was being perceived and mis-used by Western teachers, and how many had no respect for the culture. It went in to further detail about the oppression of the South Asian communities during … Continue reading Opinion: Yoga in the West – A blessing
As some of you may know, I have now been actively teaching yoga for two years. The exciting part about this path is that no class is the same, no practice is the same, and it's a great way to connect with different people. There are some people that come to my class that have … Continue reading Starting Your Yoga Journey?
Teaching Hotel Management has been one of the most rewarding things I have done, and it has definitely turned in to a highlight of my career. Some of the courses I teach are clearly relevant: Front Office Operations, Sales and Marketing, Supervision, etc. However, it is difficult to capture my audience when the topic is called "Facilities Management". … Continue reading The Power of Empathy
Definitions (from Dictionary.com): Relative: considered in relation or in proportion to something else. Absolute: viewed or existing independently and not in relation to other things; not relative or comparative. I was first introduced to the concept of relativity through studying Einstein's theory, which stated that all motion must be defined relative to a frame of reference and that … Continue reading Relative or Absolute?
I remember this from when I was in Grade 9, sitting in a classroom in Delhi listening to my teacher talk about behaviours and body language. She determined conduct from how a person's hand was in their resting or casual state. Those wanting to remain mentally closed walked or rested with a slightly clenched fist, whereas those … Continue reading It’s all in the hands
We are always told to let our voices be heard. Idioms and quotes surround us, telling us to express ourselves and be whoever we want to be. However, many times it is necessary to learn the opposite. The Past: My memory of me growing up is of a loud, obnoxious girl. I was a rebel … Continue reading How I Found My Inside Voice
My latest piece in BC Living! http://www.bcliving.ca/health/6-yoga-hang-ups-to-get-over-now
Every now and then I like to find a coffee shop where I can sit and do absolutely nothing for a couple of hours while sipping on my latte - it's where most of my good stories come from! This little incident happened a while ago, but I didn't get around to writing about it … Continue reading A True Vancouverite