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
Millions of North Americans suffer from disordered eating—compulsive or stress eating, and restricting—marked by obsessive food thoughts, guilt, and body-hatred. Lurching from overindulgence to deprivation, chronic dieters grasp at the latest diet fads.
Even more startling, up to 24 million Americans of all ages and genders suffer from eating disorders: binge eating disorder, anorexia, and bulimia—linked to depression, they have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness.… Read more
Okay, I haven’t ditched yoga entirely, but I have stopped attending asana classes in favour of a high-intensity dance fitness workout. At Partyfit, there are club lights and a disco ball and hot-bodied instructors in sports bras yelling “Wooo!” at random intervals while we follow their choreographed moves to top 40 songs.… Read more
I’m looking forward to jamming about body politics, the mythical yoga body and body image with Erica Mather on Dec 14. Erica is a NYC-based Forrest Yoga teacher, body image activist and founder of Adore Your Body Signature System. She’s been conducting these teleclasses with thought leaders in the body image movement, and I’m honoured to be next on her list.… Read more
Since arriving on the west coast in July, I have been eager to discover the local communities. I made an attempt to connect with a yoga community by going to the Grassfoots Yoga Festival in the suburbs of Vancouver, and it was not my scene at all.… Read more