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Welcome to the Iam Yoga blog! Here we’ll be sharing our musings on life, the universe, and everything… It’s big,

Be a Breakfast Champ

5 Wellness Goals for the New Year: #1 Be a Breakfast Champ! Hello Iam Yoga Community! My name is Rebecca, and I’m delighted to b

Yoga and Sobriety

I have been asked many times how long I’ve been practicing yoga. The truth is, that’s a bit of a long answer. I starte

To Be Still

By Banafshé Eshragi   When looking at the concept of stillness, on the surface it seems to be a passive way of experiencing

Vegan Energy Bites – Recipe

Vegan Energy Bites by Emily Nieken Looking for an easy, all natural snack to grab on the go? Easy to make, these vegan energy bite

Yoga Teacher Training at Iam Yoga – Why here and now?

By Niya Bajaj When I told my mother I signed up for yoga teacher training (YTT) her response was “Great! So you’re coming home

From First to Last With Someone Who Just Went Through It

By Rachael Allen First Trimester – What have I gotten myself into? Every pregnancy is different but often the first trimester ca

What is Vinyasa Yoga?

What is Vinyasa Yoga? Vinyasa yoga, some of the most popular classes at Iam Yoga are our Flow classes – a style of practice wher

Interview: Juliana Belinko

Interview: Juliana Belinko Juliana is one of our most beloved teachers at Iam Yoga! Read on to learn more about her and get inspir

What is Ashtanga Yoga?

What is Ashtanga Yoga? Ashtanga Yoga is a popular style that is taught in many studios in Toronto, and it is the basis upon which

Interview: Ibrahim Altimimi

An Interview with Ibrahim Altimimi Tell me about your yoga background. I started practising yoga about three plus years ago. I still remember when I had just got back to Toronto after being away for about 6 months of travel. I was wandering the streets and yoga found...

Emily Sebrins

What is Pratyahara?

What is Pratyahara? This article is part of a series exploring ashtanga yoga, or the eight-limbed path. You can check out the previous articles on the fourth limb, Pranayama, and the third limb, Asana, as well as the articles exploring the yamas (Ahimsa, Satya, Asteya, Brahmacharya,...

Emily Sebrins

Interview: Elsbeth Schokking

An Interview with Elsbeth Schokking Tell me about your yoga background. I started teaching two years ago after finishing the teacher training at Iam Yoga. I have been practicing for over 10 years though, and Iam Yoga was one of the first studios I ever tried. You...

Emily Sebrins

What is Pranayama?

What is Pranayama? This article is part of a series exploring ashtanga yoga, or the eight-limbed path. You can check out the previous article on the third limb, Asana, as well as the articles exploring the yamas (Ahimsa, Satya, Asteya, Brahmacharya, and Aparigraha) and niyamas (Saucha,...

Emily Sebrins

Interview: Vishana Lodhia

An Interview with Vishana Lodhia Tell me about your yoga background. I started practicing as a child in our cultural Sunday school. We followed the Shivananda Hatha Yoga practice. I never really wanted to be a teacher; speaking in front of groups always made me nervous. In...

Emily Sebrins

What is Asana?

What is Asana? Over the past few months, we have been exploring the yamas and niyamas, the moral principles and qualities that form part of the philosophy of a “yogic” lifestyle. The yamas and niyamas form the beginning of ashtanga yoga, or the eight-limbed path. Small-a...

Emily Sebrins

Interview: Haley Wall

An Interview with Haley Wall Tell me about your yoga background. At age 16 I could say without a doubt in my mind that I hated yoga. It was just not for me. Standing here 7 years later it seems comical looking back at my previous stance...

Emily Sebrins

What is Ishvara Pranidhana?

What is Ishvara Pranidhana? This post is the tenth in a series of articles exploring the yamas and niyamas, the moral principles and qualities that form part of the philosophy of a “yogic” lifestyle. If you’ve been tuned to our blog over the past few months,...

Emily Sebrins

Interview: Charmaine Pang

An Interview with Charmaine Pang Tell me about your yoga background. I first started practicing yoga earnestly about a decade ago, and in 2016 I took the Iam Yoga Teacher Training program to connect more deeply to my practice. I never thought I would teach, but I'm...

Emily Sebrins

What is Svadhyaya?

What is Svadhyaya? This post is the ninth in a series of articles exploring the yamas and niyamas, the moral principles and qualities that form part of the philosophy of a “yogic” lifestyle. Stay tuned to our blog to continue to learn about each of the...

Emily Sebrins