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Island Yoga Vista Celebrates 20 Years in Nanaimo

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  Dear Yogis and Friends We invite you to celebrate 20 amazing years of business in Nanaimo with us on March 18.  Island Yoga Vista has the distinction of being the very first Yoga Studio in Nanaimo. Here is a little history. This Yoga Studio started in 1997 with me teaching at 5 different locations […]

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Announcement from Integrative Yoga Therapy

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Dear IYT Family,  We have some exciting and important news to share.   2016 is an important year in that it marks 20 years since the Integrative Yoga Therapy Program was first offered at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, MA.  These years have been a full and rich experience for the students, with […]

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A perspective on the Yoga Alliance policy on Yoga Therapy

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A perspective on the Yoga Alliance policy on Yoga Therapy by Joseph Le PageYoga Alliance recently adopted a new policy stating that the use of the word “therapy” is not based on approval by their Registry.  The Yoga Alliance asks schools to specify what their therapy is based on so that the public can make an […]

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Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda Belong Together

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Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda belong together. When we think of Yoga as therapy we must have a method of assessment, there must be some medical model that prescribes Yoga as the healing modality. Some of our Western doctors are beginning to do that but largely they look at Yoga as being a physical exercise that […]

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SOUR – The Rasas of Ayurveda

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SOUR – The Rasas of Ayurveda -A Learning Experience There are 6 tastes or RASAS recognized in the Ayurvedic diet. They are Sweet, Sour, Salty, Pungent, Bitter and Astringent.  They all have a relationship to the FIVE ELEMENTS and transmit the properties of the elements.  We need a balanced diet containing all of the tastes […]

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Kitchari ( Kitchada) FALL SEASON

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Kitchari (Kichada)   FALL SEASON Kitchari is versatile, you can flavor it to suit your constitution or the season. This sample recipe is just a starting point for your own creativity. Eating this simple diet for periods of time gives your digestive system a rest. The basic ingredients for all kitchari are white basmati rice […]

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Incompatible Food Items

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From Chakrapani Ayurveda. . . . Dear Readers,   We all desire for a long and healthy life. To achieve this our daily diet plays a pivotal role. The old saying ‘We are what we eat’ should be ignored at no cost. A diet which has all essential nutrients, balanced, cooked in a proper manner, […]

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A Simple 5 Day Cleanse

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A Simple 5 Day Cleanse To start the cleanse, drop dairy, wheat, sugar, alcohol, caffeine, all processed foods and any foods your body does not digest easily. First thing in the morning, after drinking a cup of warm (hot)  water, take ghee or flax oil as follows: day 1  2tsp day 2  4tsp day 3  […]

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Daily Morning Lifestyle Routine

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In our current  7 week session of weekly yoga classes we are exploring how to adopt an Ayurvedic lifestyle, by making simple changes … . . .here is a little sample of one of the weekly handouts that support our growing yogic practices. . . . . Dinacharya: The Daily Routine This daily routine has been adapted from […]

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Professional Ayurveda Yoga Therapy Apprenticeship

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2015-16 Professional Ayurveda Yoga Therapy Apprenticeship  250hr  offered by Sandra Sagarmurti Shotton  &  Faculty of  Island Yoga Vista Have you been practicing yoga for a while now and are looking for your next step? Are you a yoga instructor looking for more skills to offer your clients? Can you see yourself taking your knowledge and experience […]

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