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If you’re not marrying breath to movement, then it’s not yoga… Pattabhi Jois This second YTT weekend was EPIC (disclaimer: I think I might say this every month). I’m home now, sipping a glass of wine, and my mind is buzzing with new information. Let me break this down. But first, a thought on the community: I’m not sure where the magic comes from, is it the studio, the people, the yoga ? I don’t know. Every single person is wonderful. The YTT trainees, the mentors, the teachers, the staff,… Read More

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The first snow storm of the season made me think of how important it is to shovel snow safely this winter!  To help you avoid injury I decided to write this article…. Did you know that more than 11 000 people are treated each year from snow shoveling incidents in the US alone? But the good news is that most of these incident can easily be avoided, this is how… I often see patients with lower back injuries in winter,  so you won’t be surprised that most emergency diagnosis after… Read More

west island fermentation workshop

What is Kombucha? What is Scoby? What is that drink that everyone is talking about?  Kombucha is a fermented tea that has aged for about 4 weeks, and a SCOBY is that weird alien looking thing on top of it! Scoby stands for Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast. What a mouthful! In all seriousness, Kombucha is a fizzy, acidic (almost like apple cider), fun drink that has many health benefits. Drinking one glass of this stuff is equal to having a cup of freshly made coffee, minus the caffeine… Read More

west island montreal restorative yoga

Restorative yoga + massage is one of our most popular classes.  In fall 2014, I decided to try it out for the first time and I was mind-blowing by the outcome! At that time, I was suffering from an injury in the low back and this class helped me to release any blockage from that body area. How was I able to release them? By letting myself go, through deep breath accompanied with unavoidable tears. I felt safe and ready to cry in that sacred space. After this first experience,… Read More