Dec 13, 2011

give yoga: support the acorn fund this holiday season

Stuff, stuff, stuff! Do we really need more stuff? Do we need to give more stuff? This holiday season, give the gift of yoga by supporting the Acorn Fund. The Toronto-based fund offers annual grants to local organizations who help share yoga with those who...

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Sep 24, 2011

zombies for yoga outreach

“Come back to life,” invites the tagline for this Yoga Outreach video which is making its way around the Internet. The clip is a promotion for a 30 day Yoga Outreach challenge that’s raising funds to deliver healing and life-affirming yoga programs to people who can not directly access these resources.

Yoga Outreach is a Vancouver-based non-profit organization that provides free yoga in the correctional system, women’s shelters and addiction recovery centres in British Columbia. All the yoga classes within these facilities are taught by volunteer teachers.

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Aug 8, 2011

yoga for round bodies: conversation with tiina veer

There is an old Chinese proverb: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Tiina Veer, founder of Yoga for Round Bodies, is living this wisdom. Not content with simply offering yoga...

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Jul 8, 2011

tax hot dogs, not down dogs!

It’s catchy, eh? “Tax hot dogs, not down dogs” is a new mantra that West Coast yoga teacher Eoin Finn is rallying for, in his ongoing mission to keep yoga accessible and available to all. Eoin is speaking out against the HST (Harmonized...

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Jul 5, 2011

men on the mat: yoga & the gender divide

maybe this is why more men aren’t doing yoga… (image via chiropractic-help.com) The old “where are all the men in yoga class” conversation is making a quiet return in the popular press and the blogosphere lately. Even the most casual...

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