Children’s Yoga Teacher Training

by Mary on May 8, 2012

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Moon Salutation

by Mary on January 20, 2010

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by Mary on November 22, 2009

What a blast! KYD Yoga Dance, hails from Kripalu, one of the largest yoga and retreat centers in the North American continent, in Massachusettes, USA. I was fortunate to be accepted  fall 09 to do training to become a certified yogadance teacher. Part 2 of the training will be completed in December 09.

The participants who have taken part in my practice teach classes have said this experience of KYD yogadance is : inspiring, a balance of yoga, dance and spirit, a workout, freeing, without judgement, a chakra bath, guiding without insisting, being in your own bubble but acknowledging the interconnectedness with all others in the room and beyond, surprising to have music that isn’t yoga music, fun.

I think it is FUN, fitness, yoga and dance tied up in a bouquet with intention for awareness and wellbeing, helping ourselves, all people and our planet. I have had more fun and sense of well-being from this yoga dance than most other modalities I have tried in the last few years.

I hope to be offering a lunch hour class as well as a Sunday evening class in January of 2010. Can’t wait. What a powerful and wonderful thing to share with people.

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OM yoga in Halifax with Cyndi Lee

by Mary on May 12, 2009

I just had a fantastic workshop with Cyndi Lee of OM yoga  who has combined Buddhist philosophy and meditation within a vinyasa yoga practice, with focus on alignment. 

The buddhist meditation and teachings have been of interest to me since 2001 when I finished my yoga teacher training program and had been immersed in yoga philosophy for 2 years. The Buddhist teachings I had been exposed to in various meditation workshops seemed to be very similar to the yoga teachings. I had naturally been drawing on those Buddhist teachings and blending them with my yoga teaching without knowing there was actually a style of yoga dedicated to just that. Mindfulness is an important aspect of yoga but the Buddhist teachings really help. Practicing yoga mindfully on the mat brings you to living mindfully off the mat.

Cyndi Lee was an experienced and enjoyable teacher who taught with playfulness. It was great to hear and practice the mindfulness but it was really engaging to practice her vinyasa style of yoga.  All of the poses move into other poses and eventually can bring you to amazingly complex positions without any stress getting there. It was stimulating to work this way with such a master teacher.

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Earth Day Salutations

by Mary on April 16, 2009

comtemplate our environment as you practice yoga

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Hello embarking to blogging

by Mary on April 16, 2009

I am thrilled to have this space to communicate with anyone who is interested in yoga. I am looking forward to sharing my understanding of classical Hatha yoga, much more than the poses!

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Postnatal Yoga Photos

by Mary on March 12, 2009

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Children’s Yoga Photos

by Mary on March 10, 2009

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Prenatal Yoga Photos

by Mary on March 10, 2009

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