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Balance by Phofi McCullough

Have you ever tried to comb your hair using your left hand while you are right handed or vice versa? Or in yoga, have you tried to kick up with the non-dominant leg in ADHO MUKHA VRKSASANA (arm balance)? Do you feel that you don’t connect...

Meet KYH's Marketing Committee gratefully submitted by Melissa Perehudoff

As members of our yoga community you may know that Kelowna Yoga House is a not-for-profit society run by a board of directors and the dedicated service of many volunteers. Are you aware what a rare and beautiful bird we are, given that there...

KYH Teacher spotlight: Interview with Janice Loukras

What brought you to yoga?    In 1998 I left my job, and my family and I moved to Vernon from Vancouver.  Shortly after, I had my second child. I realized then that my body needed help! I started taking yoga classes...

Rooted in Practice 2021 with Abhijhata Iyengar: Musings from the mat (by Kari Dul)

An inspiring day 1! My sarvangasana was so much better after all of the arm work we did today. I felt so much more 'lift'. My neck also feels amazing and free, long after the practice has been completed. This effect gives me a...

KYH Teacher spotlight: Interview with Joni Barbagallo

What brought you to Iyengar Yoga?  Iyengar yoga sought me out when I turned 40. I had been a long-time advocate of aerobics and high energy movement. I did not believe I could access the stillness I thought was required to "do...

Woman of Vision by Phofi McCullough

Students and visitors walking through the gate of Kelowna Yoga House look inquisitively at the rusty shovel bearing the name of Margaret Lunam at the entrance of its garden. Inside the main studio they read the triangular wooden plaque dedicated...

New Guidelines for Iyengar Yoga Teachers by Krisna Zawaduk

You may or may not be aware that teachers of Iyengar Yoga follow a set of guidelines that is applicable worldwide. These guidelines originally came from BKS Iyengar himself, and were initially called the “Pune Constitution”; Pune,...

President's Report Spring 2021

President's Report by Dianne Kapty COVID-19 in BC – The Public Health Officer order on events and gatherings was updated March 12 to allow up to 10 people to gather outdoors. The requirements for indoor group low intensity exercise...

Living in the Present Moment, by Melissa Perehudoff

Look to This Day by Kalidasa Look to this day, for it is life, the very breath of life. In its brief course lie all the realities of your existence; the bliss of growth the glory of action the splendour of beauty For yesterday is...

Sadhana Review by Dianne Noort

Asanas are My Prayers 10-day Sadhana, a review by Dianne Noort Where is my heart? Oh, not the one that beats when excitement arouses it. The real heart that reflects knowledge of true love without any ‘because’ attached to...
 

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