Moksha Yoga St. John’s, Newfoundland

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  For a long time I’ve wanted to review a Moksha studio, and although there are many that I have tried (and liked) across Canada, none really struck me as living up to the promise of “Community Support” which is one of the seven pillars of Moksha (although the Montreal studio is very close), until I went to Moksha Yoga St. John’s. What is Moksha Yoga? Moksha was dreamt up by Jessica Robertson and Ted Grand in Toronto in 2004. It’s a series of traditional yoga postures (40) performed in…read more

Alpacas of Newfoundland

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The Port Au Port peninsula is only a half hour drive from Stephenville in South Western Newfoundland. It’s worth a weekend trip in and of itself if you are on the west coast for any amount of time. You can stay at the Inn On the Cape at Cape St. George, check out the numerous trails, take in the stunning cliff side views and hang out on one of the few sandy beaches in Newfoundland at the Piccadilly campground. If you need a point of reference, it takes about an…read more

If You Eat Meat, Are You Really A Yogi?

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Can you eat meat and be a yogi? While the short answer is “no”, it’s not as simple as a short answer is it? From an environmental standpoint it is crystal clear that we as a people need to cut down or stop eating meat. As a very good friend of mine once said, “if you believe in humanity, you have to cut down on how much meat you eat.” Once a week each for chicken, eggs and fish seems reasonable, but fast food and a beef heavy diet are…read more

A Weekend in St. John’s, Newfoundland

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DAY 1 I’ve just spent a few days in St. John’s, the capital of Newfoundland and the most Eastern city in Canada. It’s the 20th largest in the country; which means it’s just a bit bigger than Barrie, ON and a bit smaller than Sherbrooke, QC. You wouldn’t know how small it is if you went on the shocking number of yoga studios (about the same as Montreal, the second largest city in Canada) or on prices (rental and housing prices are somewhere between Montreal and Toronto) and it doesn’t…read more