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Benefits of Yin Yoga

January 21, 2017

Yin Yoga is a practice of stillness, patience and non-reactivity.  An introspective practice. I find all that I learned in Vipassana meditation holds true to this practice, and I continue to cultivate it as I take time for Yin yoga. It is a practice that makes you more attuned to what is happening within your body.  We gain body intelligence which... Read More

INTERVIEW WITH JILL MILLER

January 21, 2017

Yoga: Tune Up Your Practice, with Jill Miller Jill Miller, one of my teachers, is the creator of Yoga Tune Up®, a method that prioritizes educating students on what is happening in their body, cultivating intelligence and inquiry into each student’s practice. Her devotion is producing yoga teachers who are knowledgeable in anatomy and biomechanics to help keep students pain-free... Read More

EASY Holiday Recipes!

December 23, 2016

These dishes were a HIT at our third annual holiday bash! Just for fun I gave them holiday names, it adds character and flavor ;-) Santa’s Favourite Raw Strawberry Cheesecake Ingredients Crust 1/2 cup raw pecans (soaked in water for 1-2 hours) 1/2 cup pitted dates (cut in small pieces and soak in water for 20 minutes) 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan Pink... Read More

INTERVIEW WITH RICHARD MILLER

December 22, 2016

  Yoga: Integrated Restoration with Richard Miller Such a privilege to interview iRest founder, yoga teacher and psychologist Richard Miller for Parvati Magazine (Parvatimagazine.com) Parvati Magazine: You discovered yoga in the 1970’s, and spent years, as a clinical psychologist, researching the effects of integrating eastern and western philosophy to help people with trauma, PTSD, and chronic pain, and founded the IRest... Read More

INTERVIEW WITH ALEXANDRIA CROW

December 22, 2016

Yoga: Truth and Integrity, with Alexandria Crow As yoga editor for Parvati Magazine (parvatimagazine.com) it is an honor to interview a passionate yoga teacher Alexandria Crow, who shares wisdom on how to stay committed to truth and integrity in the yoga community. She will be at Downward Dog Centre in Toronto in January, 2017! I highly recommend, and will be there myself... Read More

The Muscle of the Soul (Video link embedded)

April 10, 2016

I am getting up-close and personal with the mysterious muscle, the psoas, this week.  The psoas has been referred to as the “Muscle of the Soul” spanning from T12 to each of 5 lumbar vertebrae and flows to the abdominal core, the pelvis and attaches to the inner thigh.  The psoas requires some careful & tender attention to awaken.  It’s the only... Read More

INTERVIEW WITH EOIN FINN

March 29, 2016

Blissology, with Eoin Finn Ella Isakov, Yoga Editor: A delight to interview a fellow Canadian for Parvati Magazine (parvatimagazine.com). Eoin Finn is an inspirational and warm-hearted yoga teacher who shares his message of love and connection in how he leads his life and his Blissology teacher training. His message is clear and beautiful. Parvati Magazine: You have a deep interest in... Read More

Strawberry Crumble to Warm your Heart

February 14, 2016

I know it is cold outside, but this crumble pie recipe will warm you right up! Easy, healthy and oh, so delicious!  The beauty of this pie is that ANY fruit can be used!! I usually make strawberry & pear, or strawberry & rhubarb, but this time just a nice simple strawberry crumble pie. Ingredients Fruit bottom 8 cups CHOPPED... Read More

INTERVIEW WITH SAT DHARAM KAUR

January 11, 2016

An honor to interview Sat Dharam Kaur for Parvati Magazine.  She spent her life dedicated to women’s health.  Read the interview to learn easy ways to stay vibrant and healthy in everyday life.  Parvati Magazine is full of inspiration, education and “A-ha” moments of insights. Yoga: Being a Vehicle for Insight, with Sat Dharam Kaur Ella Isakov, Yoga Editor: Sat Dharam... Read More

Holiday Cheer! Scrumptious recipes that will delight in any season!

December 17, 2015

It is that time of year, where we are busy with holiday events, family visits and shopping, not to mention still maintaining our usual daily routine.  It can get stressful, and sometimes that stress can take away from the true meaning of this holiday season, one of love, warmth and being together.  One way I show love is by organizing... Read More