Yoga for Balance – by Malcolm McLean

Last winter, when you picked your way down an icy NDG sidewalk, did you do so with purposeful, prudent steadiness; or with mind in turmoil and fearful footing.   Did you have balance?   That graceful Tango progression you pulled off, finally, after an evening of struggling and feeling like roadkill? When your balance kicked…

Yoga for Vanity – by Julie Nadler

Summer 2016 In 1992 when I first read Naomi Wolf’s The Beauty Myth a few ideas that had been swirling around in my feminist consciousness suddenly came together.  Who decides what is feminine?  Who decides what feminine beauty is? Back then the answer was not so obvious but today it is: women themselves do. Today…

The Joannes: Studio Founders

April 2016: new studio directors recognize the founders of Yoga on the Park The Joannes met as young mothers in Franklin, Quebec, when Joanne Ransom was pregnant with her first child and Joanne Gormley was chasing a two-year-old daughter through the apple orchards on her sister’s property. Later in Montreal, as single moms they quickly became…

A Studio With a Changed View – by Julie Nadler

June 2018 Summer mornings…energizing, Gentle yoga…body bliss, Warm friends…mind’s rest… A studio with a view.   My view started 50 years ago, Sitting at the reception desk At Cinema V. This year, I invited students to use The park as their focal point… The park has always been there, A soothing green, A model for…

BODY BLISS

As the pace of our lives quicken, as our stressors increase, as we are bombarded with messages designed to monetize our desires, the wisdom of the Buddhist tradition becomes even more relevant to our daily lives. Join Pascal Auclair for a series of talks explaining how these timeless teachings could help you find insight and…

Blissful Treats

Another lovely recipe from Myriam Khouzam, #MyriamsMondaytip #Feeling #snacky? #Craving something #sweet? It’s so easy to grab a couple of cookies or a muffin on the run. And though it can feel like instant gratification, it’s like putting sand in your fuel tank. #Fuel yourself with #nutrition instead! Try these protein packed, nutrient dense, easy to carry, blissful treats. Bonus: they are…

Wellness Wednesdays

#WellnessWednesday brought to you by Myriam Khouzam, RHN – A Nourished Heart You might think that X amount of calories x Y amount of movement = Z amount of weight gain or loss. But that’s not really how it works… Though a cookie and an apple might have the same number of calories, one will pack on…