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Category - Teacher Training

Welcoming the Light

Chinese, Chinese Medicine, Featured, Healthy Living, Seasonal Living, Seasons, Teacher Training, Yoga

As days grow warmer and longer, coats and sweaters are put away, and we wait anxiously for spring to burst in our gardens! The cold, grey days of winter begin transition into spring’s warmth and sunshine, and the…

Donkey in the Well

inspiration, Myths & Legends, Stories and Tales, Teacher Training

Many of you may have heard this story, but I was thinking of it recently and wanted to share this time old tale as a reminder for us to “take a step up” Once upon a time, a…

Winter = Warm Kidney

Chinese, Chinese Medicine, Seasonal Living, Seasonal Medicine, Seasons, Teacher Training, Yoga

WINTER Element – Water Colour – Black Nature – Yin Organs – Kidney/Bladder Emotion – Fear/Willpower Taste – Salty Condition – Cold Direction – North Winter Solstice is the shortest day and longest night of the year. In…

Between Earth and Sky… Late Summer Healing

Chinese, Chinese Medicine, Healthy Living, Seasonal Living, Seasons, Teacher Training

Seasons & Rhythms Chinese Medicine does not separate mind and body – life situations and emotions are all considered in a treatment plan for health. Excessive emotions are seen to adversely affect the organ systems responsible for the…

BKS Iyengar Advanced Restorative Sequence

Healthy Living, Teacher Training, Yoga, YTT

Rodney Yee was my first Yoga teacher and he showed me this sequence in the late 90s when we were teaching in Toronto, Canada. BKS Iyengar gave this class in Pune, India in the mid 90s and Rodney…

Summer Heart Sizzle

Chinese, Chinese Medicine, Healthy Living, Seasonal Living, Seasonal Medicine, Seasons, Teacher Training, Yoga

Element – Fire, Color – Red, Nature – Yang, Movement – Up and Outward Organs – Heart, Small Intestine, Emotion – Joy 
Taste – Bitter, Condition – Hot Chinese Medicine is based on balancing opposites in nature; dark…

Moon in May is Buddha Day

Buddhist, Myths & Legends, Prayer, Seasonal Living, Stories and Tales, Teacher Training

Full Moon of May The Moon in May is Buddha’s Day. Growing up in a traditional Chinese household, we had many cultural celebrations and paid respect to ancestors by lighting lanterns and candles, offerings flowers, incense and fruit…

Divine Mother, the Lotus Born

Myths & Legends, Seasonal Living, Stories and Tales, Teacher Training, Yoga

On this Day of the Mother, I remember my beloved Mother, and on a global level honor our Eternal Divine Mother; the sacred feminine, source of all power and creation. In Yoga, Shakti is the concept and personification…

Both Sides of the Mountain

Chinese, Chinese Medicine, Healthy Living, Seasonal Living, Seasonal Medicine, Seasons, Teacher Training, Yoga

Traditional health sciences of India and China share many of the same concepts. Ayurveda, the ancient tradition of India, is usually translated as “science of life”. Chinese Medicine is integral to all things in traditional Chinese lifestyle. Ayurvedic…

ShantiDeva’s Prayer

Buddhist, Prayer, Teacher Training, Yoga, YTT

May all beings everywhere, Plagued by sufferings of body and mind, Obtain an ocean of happiness and joy By virtue of my merits. May no living creature suffer, Commit evil or ever fall ill. May no one be…