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Lodging Magazine

How Hotels Can Meet the Global Demand for Wellness with Design

Say Farewell to the Afterthought Gym 

Mixed-Use Projects: Designing for Residents and Guests (November 2018)

Spa Management: To Outsource or Not (December 2018)

Yoga International

Decolonizing The Yoga Retreat

Boulevard Magazine

Trek or Train Ride… to the Magical Lost City of Machu Picchu

Elephant Journal

Check Your Yoga Ego

What a 10 Day Silent Retreat Taught Me About Life

Yoga Teacher Initiation: Teaching Yoga at Burning Man

The Wildest of Dreams

How to Make Writing Work for Your Business

Parvarti Magazine

Yoga: My Practice is my Play

Teaching Yoga Through a Break-Up

Tonic Magazine

Living Without: The Hypo-Allergenic Diet

Yogi Times

Confessions of a Pain Filled Yoga Teacher

This Magazine

Postcard from Honduras: Birth of the coup

Home not alone: An Argument for Communal Living

New Socialist

Peruvian Protests Prevail

rabble.ca

A Canadian in Honduras: Eyewitness to the coup resistance

YU Free Press

The Coup in Honduras: A Tale of Resistance and Repression

The Tyee

Letter from Honduras: After the coup, a Canadian student visits a scene of resistance

BLOGS

SAJE Wellness

Elevate Your Yoga Practice with Essential Oils

YYOGA

Demystifying Partner Yoga

Yinspiration: What Do You Yin For? Part 1

Yinspiration: What Do You Yin For? Part 2

Celebrating Love With Touch

Yin Is In (Part 1)

Yin Is In (Part 2)

Yin Is In (Part 3)

Inner Fire

Prenatal Restorative Yoga Sequence

Caela Berry Coaching

10 Reasons Why I Practice Yoga (and you should too!)

Daily Cup of Yoga

A Yoga Teacher’s Review of…Pokemon Go!

Gripsed

Intro to Yin Yoga with Ashley Holly

Healthy Meal Plan

Yin Yoga Holiday Sequence for Digestion

Jesse Lane Wellness

Yoga Prescriptions for Common Pregnancy Ailments

Well To Do

10 Steps to Building an At-Home Yin Yoga Practice

Simple Studs

How to Connect to your Root Chakra… Fall in Love

INTERVIEWS

Well To Do

On Yin Yoga – A WTD Q & A With Ashley McEachern

A Quarter Young

Canadian Yoga Teacher Combines her Practice with Love of Writing to Inspire World-Wide Change

Poker News

Guided Yoga Poses for Poker Problems

Blog Talk Radio

Talk to Donna with Munir Talib and Ashley McEachern

EMERGE Magazine

Has Yoga Become Too Popular For it’s own Good?

Academic

NPSIA Paterson Review Academic Journal

Feminist Identities in Argentina

Demystifying Partner Yoga

Demystifying Partner Yoga

The hottest new trend hitting the yoga community is far less independent and far more collective than your typical yoga practice. Rather than staying glued to your yoga mat and desperately avoiding eye contact with everyone else in the room, partner yoga classes invite yogis to connect on a much deeper level, engaging in everything from steady eye contact to therapeutic touch to playful acrobatic moves with one another. That said, partner yoga does not have to mean hyper-advanced circus-like flying across the yoga studio, and can be practiced in much more subtle, haha yoga style.

Partner yoga is celebrated internationally for connecting two people in the creation of new, dynamic and supported yoga postures that use a fellow human body to add resistance, depth and new expression to the postures. Partner yoga is an exciting new way to approach your yoga practice accompanied by your partner, friend, family member or even stranger in one of the most powerful team building exercises out there.

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Celebrating Love with Touch YYOGA Guest Blog

The Need for Touch

The following examples show the drastic need for more touch in our society:

  • When a cat cafe opened in downtown Toronto last year (a few blocks from my house), people patiently waited in long lineups to snuggle up with some stray cats over a cozy cup of tea.
  • I teach private yoga at various tech startups that welcome pets in the workplace, noting the emotional benefits of a midday cuddle.
  • Almost every summer weekend in Toronto at Yonge and Dundas Square, you can find strangers with kind smiles and open arms offering “free hugs”, and, ever more beautifully, people from all different walks of life, taking them up on their offer.
  • In the UK, a cuddle cafe – complete with stuffed toys –  recently opened with the sole intention of increasing happiness levels. In Japan, the new trend is rabbit cafes.
  • Most tellingly, if you are feeling lonely and ‘out of touch’, the Rose Sheep service in Tokyo will send you someone to sleep by your side and cuddle you to bed (nothing more than snuggles). The cuddling service is increasingly popular with married women in their 30’s and 40’s.

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Airplane Yoga – For My Wanderlust Friends

Airplane Yoga – For My Wanderlust Friends

Once upon a time, I had this grand dream that I could record a cheeky (but functional) series of airplane yoga videos on a flight, send it to the Presidents of Air Canada and Westjet, and be hired to film an in-flight yoga program. It almost worked, except after 3 minutes I was shut down by the flight attendant for illegally filming on an airplane.

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Yin Yoga Sequence for Digestion

Yin Yoga Sequence for Digestion

The holidays are hard on our bodies and our stress levels. Staying balanced is key to coming back to reality in January without feeling guilt and shame over a month of binge eating and binge drinking without our regular fitness, yoga and wellness routines. I can be found guilty of this every single year. Each holiday season, my husband and I spend most of the time either on the road driving to a holiday party or salivating over cheese plates. While I always drag my yoga mat with me in hopes of hitting up a local yoga studio, the truth is… it never happens. Last year, I was so grateful for those quiet moments between festivities where I could roll out my yoga mat in my childhood bedroom to stretch (and digest) out my holiday gluttony. This year, I am sharing my beloved yin yoga for digestion routine with you.

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