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Provoking thought & shining a critical light on yoga culture ~ while celebrating community, service, creativity, the independent spirit and good ol’ fun.

pop culture, yoga

that time i tried goat yoga

 in pop culture, yoga
On the first hot day of the west coast summer, I drove 30 minutes out from the city of Victoria to a lavender farm near the ferry terminal to try yoga with goats. I paid $25 each for my partner and myself at the Victoria Lavender Farm’s gift shop, resisting the urge to buy handmade lavender soap or a goat yoga t-shirt (complete with a cross-legged and, inexplicably, cross-eyed goat), and then walked to a…
news, politics, yoga

a brief history of international yoga day

 in news, politics, yoga
I started researching this post fully intending on taking down International Yoga Day. Even though I really didn’t know what it was all about. I didn’t pay much attention to it when it was announced at the end of 2014 and started rolling in June 2015, but I do recall the controversy and overt nationalism.… Read more
activism, yoga

the meaning of union

 in activism, yoga
After years of co-creating a yoga community building project, when I moved to Victoria I found myself less connected to my local yoga community and more interested in the union at my workplace. One of the things that happened since my move west from Montreal three years ago is that I became a normal person with a job-job.… Read more
media, news, politics, yoga

internet wanderings: yoga, social justice & service

 in media, news, politics, yoga
Hanging out on the internet and consuming media, especially as long-form writing, is pretty much my favourite thing to do. It’s almost part of my spiritual practice. It definitely informs my life and how I engage with the world. In my internet wanderings, even while IAYB was on hiatus, I find myself paying attention to how yoga is portrayed in mainstream media.… Read more
daily life, yoga

the rebirth of something new

 in daily life, yoga
This is the blog post that I’ve been meaning to write for a long time. The thing is, I wasn’t sure if it would be a break-up post, or a let’s-work-things-out post. For the past year, IAYB has sat quietly waiting for… something.… Read more