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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

Tao Yoni Yoga: Self Love Ritual for Women

By Minke de Vos, 2016 Hollyhock Presenter

The art of cultivating female sexual energy is awakening all over the world in women’s bodies! Tap into the ancient lineage of the female shamans who were deeply connected to the energy of Mother Earth. This form of yoga stems from the wisdom of Oriental energy medicine. The ancient Taoists discovered that the reflexology of the yoni (yogic term for sacred place and the female sexual organs) enlivened the organs and glands of the whole body.

A woman places a sacred crystal, jade egg into her yoni to awaken her natural, potent sexual energy and then channels it through her body, particularly to energy meridians, chakras and organs. This vital energy is refined and multiplied to grow love, passion and creativity, using movement, sound and breathing.

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Blissology Talks: Eoin Finn interviews Dr. Lawrence Cheng

Eoin Finn interviews Dr. Lawrence Cheng on the synthesis between yoga and western medicine. Eoin and Lawrence will be presenting Yoga & Mind Body Medicine at Hollyhock on Sept 28 – Oct 2, 2016.

The chakras amazingly correspond with the endocrine system glands. How did this happen. What’s the western view of energetics? What does stress do to the body? How do the adrenals tax our system and what can yoga and meditation do to bring these systems back to balance?

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

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Dr. Lawrdownload (2)ence 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

Why Does Attraction Diminish?

By Michaela Boehm who will be presenting Yoga of Deep Intimacy in Vancouver on Sept 20 – Oct 2, 2016.

This week I gave several interviews and was asked a similar question each time: Why does attraction diminish as we are getting further into a relationship?

The answer to this question has several parts, many of which have to do with relational dynamics, logistics, and psychological considerations. But the single most important part has to do with what we call “Erotic Friction”, a translation of a Sanskrit term from my lineage of Kashmiri Shaivism.

This topic comes up often – whether it’s keeping the passion hot in an existing relationship, or understanding the dynamic of attraction that creates the spark when looking for a partner or with someone new. Continue reading Why Does Attraction Diminish?