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What do stacked stones mean for mindfulness?

What do stacked stones mean for mindfulness?

As we look forward to our autumn programming, we’re always happy to have Dr. Kim Sogge back to the centre. Dr. Sogge brings a wealth of experience and information to her mindfulness-based courses, and this year we’ve expanded upon her original Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course and will also be offering her Mindfulness-Based Self-Compassion Course. Whenever… Read More

The Joys and Benefits of Teaching Kids Yoga

The Joys and Benefits of Teaching Kids Yoga

“Here comes Yoga! Hi Yoga! Yay … it’s Yoga!” Bright, smiling eyes. Tight knee hugs. Tiny high 5’s. Occasionally I will get an Anjali mudra greeting coupled with an enthusiastic “Mum-aste!” This is the reception I receive each week at a local Montessori school. These are the voices of toddlers, precious souls around two years old… Read More

Chair Yoga: The Benefits and Surprises of a Supported Practice

Chair Yoga: The Benefits and Surprises of a Supported Practice

Chair yoga is an incredible experience for both students and teachers.  Students who don’t believe they can exercise or improve their overall heath find accessible, rewarding techniques; and teachers find incredibly devoted, grateful students who cannot make it to traditional classes. The journey for myself began by wanting to share yoga with my grandparents who were… Read More

The Deep Benefits of Gentle Yoga

The Deep Benefits of Gentle Yoga

Gentle yoga There is a general misconception that “gentle yoga” is not as beneficial as the more active styles. However, the gentle styles of yoga, such as Restorative Yoga, Somatic Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga, can stimulate the immune system and improve one’s overall health. Gentle yoga styles help to get the body out of stress-mode, release… Read More

Benefits and Bliss of Hair and Scalp Massage

Benefits and Bliss of Hair and Scalp Massage

From the Sanskrit words “shiras” (head, which you might recognize from the Sanskrit for headstand “Sirsasana”) and “dhara” (flow), shirodhara is the gentle flow of warm oil from a brass oil fountain onto the third eye chakra (Ajna) just above and between the eyebrows. It’s an incredibly relaxing, meditative practice that stimulates circulation, brain function,… Read More

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