March 28, 2020

How Your Yoga Practice Evolves at Home

Many of us are brought together by a love of practicing yoga in group classes. When practicing in community, we encounter a sense of invigoration, inspiration, and support that is more difficult to cultivate on our own. Isn't there such empowerment in turning inwards, alongside others doing the same?
March 10, 2020

Working with Fear

By Islena FaircrestE-RYT, Cognitive Behaviour Specialist, Life Development Coach, Bowen Bodywork Therapy I recently taught a workshop on resiliency and adaptability tools in the face of […]
November 13, 2019

Parking changes are coming to Suter Brook

Parking regulations at Suter Brook are changing. Starting Friday November 15th, all vehicles are required to be registered when you park. If you drive and park […]
October 1, 2019

Refer a Friend to Yoga – Give a Class for Free

This April, invite a friend or family member to take a class at Kushala Yoga for free! For every referral, you will be entered in a draw for a 1-Month Term Membership.
July 8, 2019

Keep Practicing, Keep Lighting the Candles of Awareness

Here we find ourselves just on the other side of the longest day of the year, which gave me reason to pause and reflect on light and what it means for us here as the creatures that we are on this endless journey around the Sun.
May 3, 2019

Bearing Witness: The Power of Attention

There is a saying we use in yoga to describe the power of the mind: “Wherever attention goes, prana flows.” Rachael recently shared a quote by […]
March 1, 2019

What kind of effort is needed to make this effortless?

This month at Kushala we are putting asana, the posture practice, in the spotlight. It’s typically what we identify with yoga, but it’s sometimes maligned for not being the […]
January 4, 2019

You are something the whole universe is doing

I love the simplicity of yoga. More than ever, as the year gains momentum, this is the quality I appreciate the most. With so many “could”s that arise in […]
November 26, 2018

Food and Toy Drive for Local Families in Need

Bring a food, toy or cash donation for our annual Food and Toy Drive, to support SHARE Family & Community Service's Food Bank and Christmas Toy Shop. In 2016, they assisted 1,219 local families during the holiday season.
September 5, 2018

Kind of Like New Years, Without the Resolutions

This season is often prefaced with the lacklustre statement: Back to… {descriptor of your routine}. Time to muster up the energy to find the new normal. And it’s […]
August 6, 2018

We’ve Launched our New Website!

You know that feeling of pulling on a thread with one hand, while the other hand is busy with other things? Once in a while, glancing […]
July 1, 2018

Seasons Play Catch-up With The Sun

I can't believe the longest day of the year is already behind us. I enjoy how the seasons play catchup with the sun, the peak of summer happens while the daylight is recessing. I feel like I'm in catchup mode like that, but gently assured that what needs to get done will get done, pushed along by rhythms bigger than me.
April 11, 2018

Chair Yoga – It May Not Be What You Think! An Interview with Heather Dawson

In all kinds of yoga, we use props. Your yoga mat is a prop that keeps your feet and hands from sliding, and it gives some […]
April 1, 2018

Uncertainty and Evanescence

Joan Sutherland, Zen buddhist teacher, wrote recently for Lion’s Roar Magazine: In our world things are always getting broken and mended and broken again, and there is also […]
March 6, 2018

When Does Your Practice Show Up?

A traditional definition of yoga, from Patanjali’s Yogasutra is “yoga is the cessation of reactivity in the mind”. This is one translation… and there are many […]
February 3, 2018

It’s Who You Are, Not What You Can Get

Last week Chris and I watched the movie “On Yoga – The Architecture of Peace” (2017), which is available on Netflix. The film follows a photographer’s journey […]
January 3, 2018

Devotion: Your Heartfelt Attention

Happy New Year! Life is abuzz from an infusion of energy of new beginnings, the opportunity to put more attention on the ingredients that form our […]
December 1, 2017

What is the Difference Between a "Place" and the "Ground"

Even with good intentions, this month can stretch our energy in many directions, with preparations, travel and gatherings. At times, it is nearly impossible not to be […]
November 1, 2017

Anticipating the Holidays

The first light snowfall last night reminds me of the passage into winter. Anticipation, preparation, gatherings, and precious niches of quietude. Looking out into the bright […]
October 1, 2017

Hugging Inwards

Tree trunks are hugging in energy, drawing it away from their leaves in a gentle act of preservation for the cold winter. Our story is not […]
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