Tag Archives: Yoga

Spring Cleanse: A Journey of Renewal

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Spring Cleanse: A Journey of Renewal
May 10-14

The Yoga of Intimacy: Fundamentals

By Michaela Boehm, who will be presenting Intimacy, Attraction, & the Dance of Relationship in Vancouver on Sept 15 – 17, 2017.

This 2 part recording contains highlights from two special evening events covering the oft-misunderstood foundations of yogic sexuality and pleasure. This is the first time Michaela Boehm has presented this information in a structured lecture series and this recording gives a cohesive overview of pleasure practice and the foundations of intimacy. This audio is primarily a lecture with a few select answers to practice questions from the audience.

Part 1
– Discover the always present pleasure in your body
– Examine the habitual closures towards deep feeling
– Learn about the foundations of pleasure
– Identify the triggers and trauma patterns
– Sensitizing the body and learning how to live with that sensitivity

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Love what you do and do what you love. Don’t listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it. You do what you love.

By Cristi Christensen, who will be presenting Chakra Yoga at Hollyhock on July 12-16, 2017.

As of late I’ve been asked…
“How can I get more clear on what I want and really define my dream or next step?”

So, today i will share with you a simple practice to help you lift the veil and begin to find that clarity of vision you may be seeking!

Step 1: Start

“The only thing worse than starting something and failing… is not starting something” – Seth Godin

Bring yourself into a ritual space by first burning a little sage or incense and lighting a candle. Sit down, close your eyes and take a few deep slow breaths. Then ask yourself what would I do if money was no object and I had all the time in the world? Pause, slow down and listen to what arises. Spend some time here to connect to the yearning in your heart. Give space for the dream to start to crystallize.

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Hang Out At Hollyhock

By Cherie Thiessen via BC Magazine

The northern reaches of the Strait of Georgia are gently rippling today, and in the background the lofty Coastal Mountains still wear a skiff of snow while overshadowing the gentler profiles of the Discovery Islands. I’m glad we have 45 minutes aboard the refit relief boat, Quadra Queeen II; time to savour the pristine, open view before arriving at Whaletown on Cortes Island, British Columbia.

We let our senses quietly expand and absorb. The day will culminate in Hollyhock’s hot tub overlooking the Strait of Georgia and Twin Islands, after three relaxing ferries and leisurely Vancouver and Cortes island drives. Oystercatchers will be calling close by our beachfront cottage and my friend, Pat Crossley, and I will fall asleep listening to the slurp of waves.

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Blissology Talks: The Physiology of Stress

Yogi Eoin Finn interviews Dr. Lawrence Cheng on how the nervous system, immune system and hormonal system interact and what yoga can do to effect this. We discuss how the nervous system and the endocrine system function together and separately.

Join Eoin and Lawrence for Yoga Mind Body Medicine at Hollyhock on Sept 28 – Oct 2, 2016!

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Dr. Lawrence Cheng is a integrative and functional medicine doctor who is passionate about intelligently combining the best of biomedicine and complementary therapies to help people and communities be healthy, vibrant and thrive. He has trained under Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona Fellowship Program in Integrative Medicine. He is also a practicing Emergency Physician and has a Masters in Public Health from Harvard. He is the co-founder and co-director of Connect Health Centre for Integrative and Functional Medicine in Vancouver. connecthealthcare.ca

 Globally renowned yoga teacher, ocean activist, surfer and Blissologist, Eoin Finn has been deepening his understanding of Yoga and Eastern Philosophy since 1989. In 1999 Eoin founded a yoga system called Blissology and has been teaching this unique, transformative, alignment based yoga. Through this practice he has been exploring strategies for bringing more joy, awe, love and bliss all over the world. Eoin is passionate about bringing spirituality down to earth, reclaiming quiet time in nature as the greatest spiritual portal and our best source of health and happiness.  blissology.com