Yoga in the Himalaya, Anatomy on the Beach

I’m very excited to share that I have been working on some additional yoga training in the past few months. In April, I traveled to Nepal (the birthplace of Buddha!) to get closer to some of the cultural and spiritual roots of yoga and meditation. I had the opportunity to not only trek into the breathtaking and sacred Annapurna Sanctuary, but be guided by a yogi along the way! Early mornings were filled with pranayama, meditation, asana, and singing bowls, before hiking higher into the Himalaya.

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Each evening, we were treated to incredible yoga nidra (“yogic sleep”). Reaching up in anjaneyasana as Machapuchare (Fish Tail Mountain) peaks out of the clouds and farm chickens cluck around our mats…definitely an experience I’ll never forget!

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After a short stop in Pemberton, BC to recover from intense jetlag and to do some much needed laundry, I traveled out Tofino for a two-week training intensive with Julia McCabe. The 100-hr Management and Prevention of Injuries course was hosted at the lovely Coastal Bliss Yoga, with the ocean only meters away. This workshop focused on gaining a better understanding of human anatomy and muscle actions from an integrative yogic perspective – then embodying that knowledge through a strong practice of pranayama, asana, and meditation.

While I’ve loved all the travel, adventure, and learning in the last couple of months, I’m also very excited to be home in the Yukon and to start integrating all that I’ve learned into my practice and teaching here!

The leaves are just starting to open on the trees and the days are so much brighter and longer – I hope these signs of summer energize and inspire you on and off the mat!

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