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    February Mantra of the Month

    Mantras come in many forms. They are typically melodic, mathematically structured meters, resonant with numinous qualities. At its simplest, the word ॐ Aum, Om serves as a…

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    Teacher for the Month for February

    Georgia Mamakis Georgia Mamakis currently teachers at our Danforth Stuido. She graduated from our 250 Yoga Teacher Training in 2011. And has been teaching ever since. Georgia…

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    Tomato Risotto with Pine Nuts

    Serves 6 The gentle heat of a rice cooker turns out perfect no-stir risottos. ¼ cup pine nuts 2 Tbs. olive oil 4 cloves garlic, minced (4 tsp.) 2 cups Arborio rice 1½ lb. Roma…

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    Fundraising For Mental Health

    On January 28, 2014, Bell’s fourth annual ‘Let’s Talk’ day saw thousands of Canadians and others around the world take part in a conversation dedicated to raising…

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    TYS Holiday Party

    Every potluck has its own energy and awesomeness! This year it was one of great fun with props for the kids~ Bolster races were created! Delicious food was consumed as rad holiday…

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    Evolving Spirit Yoga Teacher Training

    Each year in September is a special time, our annual Evolving Spirit Yoga Teacher Training begins. Students gather from all over Ontario and internationally, as far across the…

    Stuffed Mushrooms

    This is a Raw Food Recipe from the kitchen of Orlando Batista, Certified Raw Food Chef Stuffed Mushrooms Serves 6-8 Preparation Time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 1/3…

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    Teacher of the Month July

    This month Sue Ravazzolo is our Teacher of the Month! I asked her some questions about the teaching experience and have shared it here with you.…

    On June 21, the sun finally set around 9:00pm.

    Solstice Yoga Boat Cruise

    From the desk of Cynthia Funk… There are many reasons to celebrate June 21st: personally, nationally, as well as globally. For me, it’s my 10th wedding…

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    Solstice Cruise

      Join Cynthia Funk and Orlando Batista in celebrating the 10 year anniversary of The Yoga Sanctuary on the Danforth. Enjoy a unique way to practice…

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    Teacher of the Month May

    Hooray! We’ve made it to the fifth month on the calendar and nature is finally blossoming. We are eager to set a bench outside our Richmond…

    Guacamole

    Guacamole 3 avocados peeled, pitted and mashed 1 lime juiced ¼ cup diced onion 2 roma tomatoes diced 1 tsp minced garlic 3 tbsp chopped fresh…