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When Bram Levinson found yoga in the late 1990s, he knew he had found his path. His first teacher was Joan Ruvinsky (who had worked with Richard Miller to create iREST). “I was inspired, explored Hindu mythology, different disciplines of More
Pain and stress led Helen Tolbert to yoga in her early 50s. Successful in a senior corporate job, nevertheless she needed relief from chronic shoulder and neck pain. “A physiotherapist said to exercise more, but machines aggravated it. After some research I decided More
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The third edition of the Montreal International Symposium on Therapeutic Yoga is on for November 9 and 10, 2013. For a weekend the burgeoning international yoga therapy community is coming together in Montreal. This includes yoga teachers of all certifications, students, teacher trainers, physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, More
Montreal’s summer festival season now includes two new yoga festivals. This summer, you can practice, celebrate and share an eclectic mix of yoga. The 1st annual Yoga Festival Montreal takes place June 8, 9 & 10 at the Conservatoire de musique et d’art dramatique de Montréal, More
One of the persistent themes we’ve addressed on yogamontreal since beginning in 2002 is eclectic practice: the approach to yoga that goes to many teachers, many different systems. I recently had the opportunity to interview Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the guru who heads the vast More
United Yoga has moved across Ste Catherine to find a new space. The new space is on the 2nd floor at 460 St-Catherine St. West, suite 208 (2nd floor). "There is almost twice as much space, in two studios, and we have installed the Great More
Today we look at restorative yoga: slowing down the practice, going deeper in poses, feeling their restorative power on the body. I did a 2 hour restorative yoga session with Michael Bridge-Dickson at Ashtanga Yoga Montreal. With lots of props -- a wall, a chair, blocks, More
A hearty welcome to Montreal’s newest yoga studio, Shri Yoga, opening May 7 in Westmount. While the studio is new, co-owners Barrie Risman and Mona Keddy are very well-known Anusara Yogateachers in the community, and the dream of a Montreal studio dedicated More
The Guinness people do not take their records lightly. To document her 32-hour record for the longest yoga practice, Yasmin-Fudakowska-Gow had to assemble a team of observers, timekeepers, and yoga teachers to certify that the practice did indeed occur, and that it was More
Today, we’re visiting the busy intersection of Yoga Road and Dance Street, to talk to some of the people who hang out there. Some of them have travelled down Dance, turned onto Yoga, and never looked back. Others keep using both streets regularly. However, one More
“Think of it as a fusion between physiotherapy and psychotherapy,” says Carina Raisman. “People come to regular yoga classes for all kinds of issues: sciatica, lower back pain, depression, to get off medications like antidepressants and sleeping pills, etc. In regular classes, many are benefitting. In More
My months of "practicing around" have begun! They began very well with a pranayama class with Tim Ruddy, Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher, on Saturday February 27. There was very little in the way of specific breathing exercises in this pranayama class. Instead, Tim put us through More
"My wife had met Mahariji and had come to get me in America, to bring me back to meet him. When I first saw Mahariji, I was quite put off by what I saw. All these Westerners wearing white clothes and hanging around this fat More
Which is the right yoga practice for me? Maybe you start with the closest place. A studio around the block. You find it inspiring, beautiful, challenging, and rewarding. Just like that. The practice deepens and enriches the rest of your vigorous life, and you pass gently More
As of June 1, Joy of Yoga has closed its doors and moved across Ste Catherine St to merge with United Yoga Montreal. For Kelly McGrath, the move is a matter of life-work balance, as she focuses more of her time on family life and More
Montrealers tend to make the most of their summers; Montreal yogis no less so, as dozens of yoga classes head outside to practice in the open air during our short but precious summer season. Nathalie Keiller, who has held classes in various parks over the years More