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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

Yinspiration: What Do You Yin For? Part 2

Yinspiration: What Do You Yin For? Part 2


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1ts-222The stories and the journeys of my yin yoga students at YYoga continue to wholeheartedly convince me that this is a worthwhile, healing practice. They all arrive on the mat for different reasons, they all leave with different lessons.

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“In September, to balance the intense effort of marathon running, I started practicing warm yin with Ashley. Warm yin classes have proven to be a perfect complement to running as they have helped increase strength, flexibility, balance and mental acuity. I credit yin yoga for helping me stay healthy, assisting with recovery from high-intensity training, addressing postural and structural imbalance, preventing overuse injuries and ensuring that I’ll be running for decades to come.”

The Science: A five minute hold in a stretch can increase and improve the body’s immune system. “Mechanical input in the form of static tissue stretch has been shown … to have anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrotic effects.”[6]

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Yinspiration: What Do You Yin For? Part 1

Yinspiration: What Do You Yin For? Part 1

New to yin yoga? Our instructor, Ashley McEachern, asks her students to share their yin yoga journeys in order to help newcomers to the yin yoga practice understand why we yin.

As a yin yoga instructor and trainer, I am continually seeking out both scientific and anecdotal evidence that this practice of long held yin yoga postures, accompanied by therapeutic tools such as aromatherapy, breathwork and guided meditation, can actually help people. In Bernie Clark’s article “A Scientific Basis for Yin Yoga” he effectively articulates that traction, such as the feeling across the spine in yin yoga forward folds, “stimulates the growth of bones and their associated ligaments”[1] while prolonged holds in poses create stress and tension which stimulates myofascial release, elongation of fascia and leads to pain reduction and increased mobility.[2]

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Yinning At Life: 10 Life Changing Benefits of Yin Yoga

Yinning At Life: 10 Life Changing Benefits of Yin Yoga

Do you ever feel like you are starting to spin out of control? Possessed by seemingly endless to-do lists, responsibilities and chores. Has busy become your norm because we live in the fast lane and are blinded by more stimulation than we have ever seen before.

Downtown condo dwellers may go months without being in absolute darkness or seeing the stars in their full glory. Working families struggle to balance the pressures of a 24/7 connection to jobs and technology with their beloved screaming kids. Single scenesters stay up late in bed rummaging through tinder profiles in search of ‘the one’.

We have transformed the way we live and it’s not surprising that increased levels of anxiety, stress and stimulation are keeping us on edge all day and awake all night. That’s why it’s time to shake things up with a new approach to yoga, beginning with a little bit of mindfulness, a whole lot of stillness and loads of self-loving. I recently joined with Saje Yoga and Y-YOGA to offer a weekly yin yoga with aromatherapy class to my yoga students that is a powerful practice to help us all relax, rejuvenate and reconnect to our true selves. read more…

travel writing

I love to travel, and I write best when I do. Click left to see pieces I published while on the road.