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that time i tried goat yoga

that time i tried goat 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 paddock where 25 or so people (mostly women in athleisure gear) had gathered.Read more

a brief history of international yoga day

a brief history of international yoga day

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

yoga journal almost gets “yoga for all” right

yoga journal almost gets “yoga for all” right

Oh, this again. The latest issue of Yoga Journal (June 2017) is on the theme of “yoga for all.” We know this because it is loudly proclaimed at the top of the front cover (aka the money spot, visible from anywhere on the newsstand).Read more

internet wanderings: yoga, social justice & service

internet wanderings: yoga, social justice & service

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