Entries by yasminyoga

Baby Alpaca in Bancroft, Ont

The Buddha says, “It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been away, only how soon you come back.” So here I am. Back, after a few weeks of being conflicted over what to write about. I’m in Bancroft, a small town smack in the middle of Ontario. It’s our annual Victoria Day (Memorial Day for you Americans) […]

The Royal Wedding

{Note to reader: For full effect, engage a posh British accent to review to this textt.} Countess Yasmina Krystyna Von Ashtanga Yoga here reporting on the Royal Wedding…   What a lovely, lavish, luxury to be privy to this historical event today, this day, being the Royal nuptial of HRH Prince William and his beautiful […]

Pagan Full Moon Party

Forgive me. It has been a while since I last posted a blog.  Lately, life has been moving far too quickly for me to keep up with everything. But here I am. We have arrived at the 108th day of the year. Today is my last day of 54 chandra namaskar and it’s a full […]

Cookies & Music for yogis

Things are progressing nicely with the Moon Salutations. I am actually working on a little video to show you a clip of my practice, but it’s not ready yet.  So meanwhile, here’s a vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe from Emilie Brunet, one of my yoga teacher trainees at Om West: INGREDIENTS 1 cup coconut butter, […]

My Baba & the Lineage of our Teachers

OM VANDE GURUNAM CARANARAVINDE SANDARSITA SVATMA SUKHAVA BODHE NIH SREYASE JANGALIKAYAMANE SAMSARA HALAHALA MOHASANTYAI ABAHU PURUSAKARAM SANKHACAKRASI DHARINAM SAHASRA SIRASAM SVETAM PRANAMAMI PATANJALIM OM In Ashtanga yoga, we say a Sanskrit chant before each class to pay respect to the lineage of yoga teachers dating back to Patanjali, the ‘divine descendant’, who, as legend has […]

Day 27: alignment vs flow

Today marks the midpoint of my 54 day moon salutation project. It’s definitely a lot more relaxed than last year’s 108 sun salutations for 108 days. Obviously, this 54 lunar flow practice is a lot shorter than the 108 surya namaskar practice and the fact that I’m not blogging everyday about the practice makes the […]

Relationships & yoga

  Photo by C. Bannerman “Oh Yeah, I blog,” is the sentiment my boyfriend Craig expressed on his blog after being away for awhile. I can relate. Sometimes I make blogging into this big thing in my mind, so I just don’t always get to it. I think it needs several hours of thoughtful expression […]

Surprise Party

  Let me tell you about some fabulous people I know: My mom, Marta and my dad, Gord. They are turning 60-years-old this week. Yes, both of them. They were born a day apart on March 8th and 9th respectively.  They are the most youthful 60-year-olds I have ever seen. Active, energetic and still visibly […]

Sleeping City in the Sun

It’s a gloriously bright sun-shining Sunday, but Montreal is asleep recuperating from the city’s 8th annual “Nuit Blanche” (White Night) festivities. The whole town went nocturnal: museums open until 3am, music on the streets, open air swimming at the Bonventure Hilton, and over a hundred art installations. I have a hard time staying up uber […]