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    Ayurveda and Sequencing 101

    I love Ayurveda. But maybe not for the reasons one might think. If Yoga and Ayurveda are considered to be sisters, then Ayurveda is certainly the more mischievous of the two. And…

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    Three Reasons Why Yoga Changes Your Life

    As we are upon our new journey in September with our 250 hour Yoga Teacher Training ~ Deepen Your Practice and Learn How to Guide. I came across a very important article that…

  • Teacher of the Month for August 2014

    With yoga, what began as another fitness regime quickly developed into a deep interest for Michalina. After years of fascination with and practice of yoga, Michalina was lucky…

  • Teacher of the Month for July 2014

    David began his study and practice of yoga and dharma in 2001. In 2003, he became a certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher, studying directly under Sharon Gannon and David Life. With a…

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    Yoga Etiquette at The Yoga Sanctuary

    Whether you are unrolling our yoga mat for the first time or the hundredth. Yoga is, after all, a practice of awareness and being mindful and this includes being sensitive to and…

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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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    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…

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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…

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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 mantra. In…

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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…

    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.…

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    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…