The Reclamation of the Yogini

Tantric Yogini | SpiritMAMA Blog

I have never actually been taught that yoga could have been (probably was according to this article) just as much a female pursuit as it was a male one. To the contrary, we are taught that yoga asana were invented for the male body, which can be problematic for women. Super fascinating! And worth more […]

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I Had This Crazy Dream and Never Smoked Again

Smoke Rings by Maegan | SpiritMAMA Blog

This story never gets old. At the ripe old age of 29 I had been a pack-a-day smoker for 16 years. I started in grade 8. It wasn’t to fit in, rather it was to get off my head – the first foray into mind-alteration. But this story isn’t really about that. This story is […]

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The Mat, She is Tenacious

Yoga Double Exposure by Victor Tondee | SpiritMAMABlog

Happy to report that I am back on my mat. You’d think from reading this blog that I do yoga all the time. I don’t. I’m actually not a creature of habit. I find that any routine can get stale, which bores me – and in my experience of myself, that’s when I start to […]

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How and Why to Start a Yoga Practice

Courage Dear Heart Art | SpiritMAMA Blog

On Sharon Gannon’s Magic Ten Asana Sequence and Why We Must Practice with Love I came across this article today. Love it so. Sharon Gannon is the teacher of one of my teachers and the founder/creatrix of the Jivamukti yoga method. In the article she talks about how the asana part of yoga allows us to feel […]

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Karma Teachers Campaign 30 Day Yoga Challenge Winners!

Karma Teachers Campaign 2016 | SpiritMAMA Blog

Hey everyone! Our campaign for Karma Teachers is now complete. All in we raised $780 for my campaign. So far all of our mini-campaigns in the Karma community have raised over $10,000! That’s so awesome. We didn’t get to the big prize of giving away a teacher training but it is time to give away […]

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Karma Teachers Campaign Week Four

Sea Lioness Mala Close Up from Mika Mala | SpiritMAMA Blog

Happy Family Day in BC! And welcome to Day 22 of my Karma Teachers campaign. Auspiciously, 11 days left, my favourite number. A prefect day to announce my next gift for all you donors (and would be donors). I’m very excited about this gift – it’s so lovely and so aligns with the spirit of […]

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Karma Teachers Campaign Day 20

Saturday morning! I had a lovely long 1.5 hour session on my mat, then a walk to get a latte. Sun is shining. Perfection. This class is from the book, Yoga Mind Body and Spirit by Donna Farhi. This book was my very first introduction to yoga back 2001. It taught me about proper alignment, breathing […]

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Karma Teachers Campaign Day 17 – Sun Salutations Expansion

I was feeling a little bit nervous about practicing today because I’ve been sick for so long. I wasn’t sure what style would be good for my body. I came to the mat and meditated on it for a while, as I do every morning, and it came to me to do my own class. […]

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Karma Teachers Campaign Week Three

I thought I’d publish my campaign video here in case people aren’t clicking through to the actual campaign page. Plus hi! It’s always interesting I think, to ‘see’ the people behind the writing in the blogosphere. I’m raising $3000 in the next 33 days, to benefit Karma Teachers Centre for Yoga and Meditation. This non-profit yoga […]

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