Kelowna yoga teacher training

Find your Spirit Before Finding Your Tribe

It wasn’t until I came to yoga that I heard the phrase, “Finding my tribe.”  When I first heard it used by a yoga teacher, it did not resonate with me, but then again, many “yogaisms” don’t.  For example,...Read More

Ruminating is for the ruminants

Last night over dinner, my brilliant wife Siri suggested how interesting it is that the word “ruminate” means to keep bringing things up over and over again and how this word is exactly what ruminants do with their food. ...Read More

“Discipline” or “Supported, Consistent Effort?”

I have always had trouble with the word “discipline”.  As a younger man, people often described me as being quite disciplined.  I never felt the word accurately applied to me even though by external appearances, I appeared to lead...Read More

Expanding Consciousness Leads to Discovering Spirit

The sense of your spirit, or consciousness, only becomes apparent when you develop the gap between the conscious mind and the subconscious mind.   The conscious mind is the here and now- it is present moment thinking. The subconscious mind...Read More

Welcome home…the journey back to self

As I near the completion of my second book, I have been wrestling with the definition of consciousness.  Most of my professional life has been spent in healthcare.  In healthcare, the definition of consciousness has to do with brain...Read More

Mindfulness is like a portable, accessory-free meditation

Last night in my Movement and Meditation class we were continuing the discussion on the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path of Buddhism.  We discussed the similarities between the Eightfold path and the Eight limbs of yoga (Ashtanga)....Read More

The Road Less Traveled and the Eightfold Pathway

As many of you know, the Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck is one of my favourite books.  I have read it several times over the past few decades.  Published in 1978, it was a popular and controversial...Read More