One month ago, my mom had open heart surgery. I was completely unprepared for it. She was only slightly more prepared. Her heart, starting to wear out after decades of loving so hard and giving so much, has been a concern for a few years now.… Read more
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
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
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
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.