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Janou Yoga In Tahiti

The Inside Scoop on the Yoga In Tahiti Retreats

By Jennifer Hanning, Yoga In Tahiti Kia ora, fellow Kiwis! Even though I moved to Australia in my early twenties, I still call New Zealand home and try to get back every year. Australia has been good to me, helping me get over a devastating betrayal – which is why I ran away from home – and … [Read More...]

Beauty is all around us

When the Price of Beauty and Presence is Sadness

By Kara-Leah Grant, Musings from the Mat Yesterday we got home from six days away - my son with his father, and me in Napier teaching yoga classes and workshops. I love being on the road, catching up with the many friends I have around the country, teaching at a variety of studios, sharing my … [Read More...]

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Yoga Video Exploration Series for Home Practice

Yoga Explorations #1: Unlock your home practice

by Kara-Leah Grant Last week, I published an article called Free your pelvis and the rest will follow. I'd written this at the request of a long-time loyal reader who was having lower back issues. In the article, I included a short video of me talking about using yoga to heal, and written … [Read More...]

MIchelle, the TGY editor scopes out Himalayan yoga ashrams

An interview with Michelle Taffe, founder of The Global Yogi

Thanks to the connective and informative power of the Internet, it's never been so easy to find what you're looking for... and that includes in the yoga world too. Michelle Taffe, a Melbourne based yogi, writer and entrepreneur is the founder of The Global Yogi, a website dedicated to helping … [Read More...]

Is a Good Camel one step towards an enlightened life?

Enlightenment – one drop of sweat at a time?

by Kara-Leah Grant Inspired by Scott Bischke's book Good Camel, Good Life - Finding enlightenment one drop of sweat at a time I took myself off to a Bikram class recently. I haven't been in more than a year, and I was curious. The last few classes I attended, I started class feeling calm … [Read More...]

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A Yoga Holiday Experiment: What Style Is The Best?

By guest author L. Farrah Furtado About once a year, I discard my to-do list. I leave my so-called “real” life in Kaohsiung, Taiwan and go to Victoria, BC where I was born and raised. I have been living in Asia since 2002. I wear many hats. I am a Hatha yoga and meditation teacher, a Reiki … [Read More...]

Yogi Bhajan

Kundalini Yoga – the Yoga of Consciousness

  by guest author Amanda Reid, of Samadhi Yoga.   Each soul has a role to play. Each human has something to say. May consciousness prevail so we can come through the veil of arrogance and ignorance to the joy and happiness of life. May we count our blessings to be beautiful, bountiful and … [Read More...]

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Caren Baginski

How Yoga Helped Me Overcome Depression

by Caren Baginski I remember the first time I took an antidepressant. It was my third year of high school and I couldn't swallow pills, so I had liquid Prozac in a tiny cup. It didn't taste like anything, but during that time nothing did. I … [Read More...]

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Kickstart 2010: No pain, no gain?

No pain, no gain? We’ve been trained to think this way – to believe that we have to suffer in order to achieve anything of real merit. We’ve been taught to believe that things that come easily are not worth as much as those things that we … [Read More...]