All posts by Roseanne

through the gaze of a navel: interview with emelia symington fedy

through the gaze of a navel: interview with emelia symington fedy

As a self-described “social acupuncturist,” Emelia Symington Fedy isn’t afraid to needle into our deepest, darkest places. The Vancouver-based writer and actor has set her sights on the mash-up of yoga and self-help cultures in her latest “interactive yoga performance,” Through the Gaze of a Navel.… Read more

the problem with diversity in yoga

the problem with diversity in yoga

Lately I’ve been feeling a little disillusioned and skeptical about the ideals of diversity and inclusivity within yoga communities.

Not that I don’t think these are worthy ideals. As we have seen with the recent attacks on yoga for people of colour classes in Seattle, there is a need within yoga communities (and beyond) for spaces that are safe and enable access for people who don’t feel welcome in studio classes.Read more

building the world we want: the canadian election & the “yoga vote”The upcoming Canadian election has got me taking many deep breaths, mumbling mantras under my breath while reading the news, and fighting the urge to take a long savasana until everyone goes to the polls on October 19.

Of course, checking out is not an option, even if the pre-election noise and frenzy are stressful and anxiety-inducing.Read more

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building the world we want: the canadian election & the “yoga vote”

The upcoming Canadian election has got me taking many deep breaths, mumbling mantras under my breath while reading the news, and fighting the urge to take a long savasana until everyone goes to the polls on October 19.

Of course, checking out is not an option, even if the pre-election noise and frenzy are stressful and anxiety-inducing.Read more

spirited away: a weekend at the kootenay spirit festivalI was in the mood for a little autumn getaway when I got an invitation to Kootenay Spirit Festival (Sept 18-20, 2015) in Nelson, British Columbia, so I was more than happy to make the 10-hour journey to a lovely town in the mountainous southeastern corner of the province.Read more

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spirited away: a weekend at the kootenay spirit festival

I was in the mood for a little autumn getaway when I got an invitation to Kootenay Spirit Festival (Sept 18-20, 2015) in Nelson, British Columbia, so I was more than happy to make the 10-hour journey to a lovely town in the mountainous southeastern corner of the province.Read more