Summer has been rushing by… until we arrived in the middle of Ontario, to the area close to where my husband spent his youth, what we call in Canada “Cottage Country.” Here, life has finally seemed to slow down just a little bit. The air is humid and warm and we watch clouds shift […]
I grew up in Bombay, India, a far cry from the west coast of North America, where I live today. Yet for a girl who grew up in the city, I was lucky to experience natural and wild spaces far from the paved, urban environment I lived in. My mother made it her mission to […]
Let’s get real. Life is amazing, beautiful and so over-stimulating. How can we stay healthy, vital, happy and find BALANCE, when all we are trying to do is tick off the boxes on our daily to-do lists? Are you tired of ricocheting from one extreme in your life to another? Do you want to take […]
“Cooking is at once child’s play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love.” Craig Claiborne If you don’t “cook” daily or often, cooking can often seem so laborious. Yet if you look at it as a way of creating nourishment for yourself and those you love, it becomes an act […]
Why do we travel if not to seek the deeper meaning of life? And yet so often, when we embark on our spiritual journey, we realise that the answers to those big questions lie right here. It’s a paradox isn’t it? Yet travel and the freedom that it offers, the freedom to explore new frontiers without […]
Prakriti 101: Discovering your essential inner nature
Earth, Fire, Air and Water. According to Ayurveda, the elemental building blocks of nature also exist within us. In this interactive workshop, discover your individual Prakriti through a contemporary understanding of the doshas (or Ayurvedic mind-body types) and examine how these elements and energies impact our individual health, wellbeing and yoga practice as well as the larger, collective social fabric. Expect to leave with indispensable tips to maximize your health, wellbeing and happiness.
I first met Andrea Sergeant, the bubbly force behind holistic nutrition and lifestyle company Healthy Delicious in Sayulita, Mexico, almost six years ago. At the time, she was trying to decide what she wanted to focus on in her life and knew it somehow related to health, inspiring others and yoga. A half-decade later, she […]
From the Yogue archives. This is a favourite and perfect here in the tropics where are living for the next few months. Even if you are in colder climes, the ginger will warm this brew up and depending on your Ayurvedic constitution, you may add a little more or less. Please do use organic ingredients! […]
I recently read Toronto based yoga teacher Matthew Remski’s essay on how modern yoga needs to offer “real” support and connection to its community at the yoga studio level – he calls it the “soup kitchen”-ing of yoga studios. It’s a brilliant, thought provoking essay and you can find it in the book 21st Century Yoga Politics […]
Mother’s Day is approaching. This year will be my first year to experience it on the other side. As I write this, I feel connected to my own mother, our lineage of mothers, and to our universal mother, the Earth. It is time, now more than ever to shower our Earth with that sacred love and connection she has so long cocooned us with. As James Cameron showed us in Avatar, the consequences of ignoring the heart of our planet are terrible. And as art mirrors life which mirrors art, we see aspects of this throughout our world. The planet is heating up, something’s brewing. We have to act now.