Still Water

“Have fun,” one of my students called out just before she floated down the stairs and out onto the street. I was quite sure fun was not going to be on the menu for this 6-day silent meditation retreat. A more appropriate wish might have been, “Have a meaningful time.” Previous to this I had…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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