Why so Serious? (A Look into Yoga Class Culture)

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)

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The Dilemma of Teaching – Yoga vs. Hospitality

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

Opinion: Yoga in the West – A blessing

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

The Power of Empathy

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

Relative or Absolute?

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?

It’s all in the hands

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