Entries by One Yellow Tree

Back to the Future of Yoga

Recently, I spent four weeks being my own receptionist while in between studio managers at Om West, my Pointe Claire yoga centre. I noticed within the first week of answering calls and emails that most people wanted the same thing: A course for beginners that would make them feel comfortable and where they would learn […]

Anti-Flu Yoga

Wearing a hat outside and choking down dozens of chewable vitamin C might help ward off the flu for a while, but if our emotions are out of whack, our immunity system is severely compromised. I can’t remember the last time I got a cold or the flu, but it recently hit me hard, and […]


It’s Friday evening at the end of an intense few days. Someone close to me died this week. She was 53-years-old. My aunt’s best friend for nearly 30 years and a woman I saw almost everyday because she worked at the hair salon below my studio. She used to pinch my cheeks when I was […]


Hello my friends, It’s been so long since I’ve written and yet, so much has happened. In the past month, my studio manager quit/retired, I taught at the Vancouver Yoga Show and I hosted a major fundraiser for the Stephen Lewis Foundation. It goes without saying, but I’ve been busy. I was also been feeling […]

Guinness Group

Finally the Guinness photos are posted! It was an incredible experience, but I couldn’t have done it without these remarkable and supportive people. (And only half of team is in this group shot!) That’s right. In order to authenticate this record, it took a team of over 50 wonderful people to volunteer a minimum of […]

Reversing biological age

I am always amazed and inspired by the stories I hear from students about their incredible transformations through yoga. It makes me so excited to know that this practice changes other people too and not just me. And what really blows my mind is that it isn’t age specific. Of course, we hear that yoga […]


I just got the word: Dear Yasmin Fudakowska-Gow, Thank you for your recent evidence. We are pleased to confirm you have set a new Guinness World Record for ‘Longest Yoga Marathon (Female)’. A certificate has been couriered to you and should arrive shortly. Yours sincerely, Guinness World Records   WooHooo! I think I’m going to […]

Reflections one week later

Hello my friends, I just want to let you know that all is well with me. I am slowly emerging from the 32 hour yoga marathon practice and this blissful 108 day journey. I am unharmed. My muscles were a little sore last Wednesday, the day after, but all and all, I feel good. (Especially […]

Day 108 – Speechless.

We made it. 108 days of 108 surya namaskar. 32 hours of yoga… What a beautiful journey. Lots to process. It was a deep practice and an incredible experience. I’m so grateful. Thank you Thank you Thank you (I may disconnect for a few days just to absorb, but I’ll be back soon.)