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A young woman fights for independence, despite personal tragedy

In 2008, I met a young woman who had more barriers than most girls. Maria* was 17 when I met her. Her mother had just died from cancer. She was diagnosed with borderline autism as a child and had a...

From distress to de-stress: the power of yoga

Dr. Shirley Telles is a formally trained medical doctor with a PhD in Neuroscience who became fascinated by the traditional sciences of her country, yoga and Aryuveda. Using her clinical training in...

A few moments

Let me recount a few moments that were too hard to ignore.

Welcome to the World of Cloud Gate

Working with gravity, breathing and inner energy, Taiwanese dance company goes with the flow.

Free Yoga and Pilates inside Lululemon Lab at Broadway and Cambie

There is free Yoga at Lululemon's new Broadway location.

Yoga-ing in the City

Brrr…  Yes, it’s been cold lately, a perfect time to explore some indoor fitness options and join the throngs of Vancouverites who flock to our city’s overwhelming number of yoga studios...

Yoga for Gratitude Event

On Friday, October 16th, join in a Yoga Jam in support of Gratitude Week. We invite you to express your gratitude and join local Yoga Teachers Eoin Finn, Insiya Rasiwala and Suzanne Slocum-Gori for...

Yoga and Happiness: An Inquiry

Upon learning that I teach yoga, people often  tell me that they first tried yoga because Madonna does it, or Sting and Trudie do it, and that their motivation was to shape their bodies into...