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Choppy Yoga by Krisna Zawaduk

Q: I’m used to flow yoga classes—why are Iyengar Yoga classes so “choppy”? The flow classes that many people are used to taking are most often based on some version of a sun salutation with other asanas (poses) inserted...

The Road to Happiness by Melissa Perehudoff

Happiness is a mind state that can be cultivated. New shoes, a tropical holiday and chocolate may help our brain release dopamine, a feel good neurotransmitter, but they don’t really lead to the road to happiness. Just as we...

Third Time a Charm –Journey to India, July 2015 by Melissa Perehudoff

My plane ticket to India was bought and my apartment in Pune was arranged so why was I so hesitant about this third trip to RIMYI?  The obstacles were looming their ugly heads one by one: doubt, confusion, laziness, pain, or more precisely...

World Traveller Checks Out KYH

Jay is a world traveller who recently dropped in to the Kelowna Yoga House. Everyone has their story about what led them to KYH...here's Jay's. 1.  What yoga experience did you have before coming to Kelowna Yoga House?...

In the Moment by Doug Bauer

Classes at the Iyengar Institute in Pune India are so far removed from any Yoga class you would ever attend in the West that they actually shatter our preconceived concepts of what we believe Yoga should be. This in itself is a Yogic magnificence...

Yoga for the Female Cycle - A Menstruation paper by Kate Marit

“Yoga is meditation in action. If you organize your practice in response to all phases of your menstrual cycle, it will provide you with power and comfort of ritual and will add stability to your life by reestablishing your link with...

Another Yoga Hero - Tammy Thomas

Have you ever wondered who the garden fairies are that keep the grounds of Kelowna Yoga House looking so tidy and beautiful? That would be Tammy Thomas and the gardening committee!  Tammy started taking yoga thirteen years ago at...

The World's Greatest Yogi Had a Strong Influence on Yoga in Canada

Press Release   August 22, 2014   Issued by: the Iyengar Yoga Association of Canada/Association canadienne de yoga Iyengar (IYAC/ACYI) With a deep sense of loss, the members of the Iyengar Yoga Association of...

Learning to Learn- A Personal Reflection

by Tracy Forsythe As a first-timer to the Institute, there is a certain amount of anxiety and trepidation that accompanies you here. I have heard the stories of the strict teachings of Geetaji and Guruji, and this energy seems to have permeated...

FAQ - Are certain poses taught for each level?

The answer is yes. BKS Iyengar has devised a most brilliant set of syllabi. There are actually 13 levels of syllabi: introductory I and II, Junior Intermediate I, II, and III, Senior Intermediate I, II and III, Junior Advanced  I, II...
 

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