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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

Meet the Teacher Training Faculty: Angela Morley

Meet the Teacher Training Faculty: Angela Morley What do you teach for the Iam Yoga Teacher Training? I'll be teaching the kinesthetics of advanced mindful movement. Kinaesthetic learning is done through practice rather than listening to a lecture or watching a demonstration. I will include an anatomical breakdown of...

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What is Bhakti Yoga?

“Devotion" is a loaded word, particularly in our secular world. You might associate devotion with a demand for blind faith or particular ideas about God. But Bhakti yoga is not meant to be restrictive or prescriptive. The path of Bhakti Yoga is about dedication, devotion,...

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How Your Yoga Practice can Help You Tackle Other New Year’s Resolutions

How Your Yoga Practice can Help You Tackle Other New Year’s Resolutions 50% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February. How do you stop yourself from being on the short end of the statistics? Your yoga practice can help! Here are some lessons that you have...

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New Year, New Practice

New Year, New Practice What was your yoga practice like in 2018? Take a moment to reflect on what you focused on this year. Maybe your practice was consistent or maybe you practiced only a few times - either way, the new year is a great...

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What are the Yoga Sutras

What are the Yoga Sutras? You might have heard the “Yoga Sutras” mentioned once or twice in your yoga classes, and you might have even started wondering who “Patanjali” is. If both of those terms are brand new to you, that’s okay too! Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras...

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What is Karma?

What is Karma? Karma is a word that is effortlessly thrown around; we all know what kinds of things give us “good karma” or “bad karma.” But despite the pop-culture associations, Karma is an important concept in many Eastern religions like Buddhism, Jainism, Hinduism, Sikhism, and...

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Interview: Lisa Helm

An Interview with Lisa Helm Tell me about your yoga background. I tried yoga for the first time in the basement of a YMCA when I was fifteen years old. I remember the first time that my mind settled during the meditation – eighteen years later, that...

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What is Samadhi?

What is Samadhi? This article is part of a series exploring ashtanga yoga, or the eight-limbed path. You can check out previous articles on the seventh limb, Dhyana, the sixth limb, Dharana, the fifth limb, Pratyahara, the fourth limb, Pranayama, and the third limb, Asana, as...

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Interview: Emily Downs

An Interview with Emily Downs Tell me about your yoga background. I found yoga when I felt very lost in everything else. I had just moved to London, UK right after graduating Uni and knew no one. I remember signing up for yoga and being in the...

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What is Dhyana?

What is Dhyana? This article is part of a series exploring ashtanga yoga, or the eight-limbed path. You can check out previous articles on the sixth limb, Dharana, the fifth limb, Pratyahara, the fourth limb, Pranayama, and the third limb, Asana, as well as the articles...

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