(This is a modified letter that Moksha/Modo Yoga co-founder Ted Grand wrote to Moksha/Modo studio owners after the passing of one of our long-time teacher training lecturers, Michael Stone) I just finished teaching a class at the teacher training and was almost brought to tears a few times. Once was during bridge pose, and I… More details
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350.org works around the world to prevent disastrous climate change. Our name signifies the safe level of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere, 350 parts per million, but we are now over 400 ppm. 350.org has helped build a global movement behind the goal of transitioning the world beyond fossil fuels and embracing a renewable energy future. At heart of so much of our work is the need to protect our valuable water resources.
This is our 9th annual Grow Your Yoga – a 30-day on and off-the-mat challenge. This may leave you wondering – what does it mean to Grow my Yoga? What does that look like? This post offers some answers and seeks to help make this collective challenge, a personal one as well.
…I’m not flexible enough.
…I’m not strong enough.
…I don’t have very good balance.
…I don’t look good in Spandex.
…yoga is for sissies.
…I’ll feel like a clumsy oaf in a room full of people who know what they’re doing.
Many of these concerns are real and can feel legitimate to the person experiencing them; however, I believe that they all ultimately come from the basic fear of being judged. By others, by the teacher, and most damagingly, by themselves. Let’s look more closely, shall we?
I am a 65 year old and didn’t start practicing yoga until my early 50s to see if it would help me deal with the stress of a very demanding legal career. I practiced criminal law as a Crown Attorney in Toronto (Canada) for 25 years. Before becoming a lawyer I got my MSW and practiced… More details
Modo Yoga teacher, Andrew Jobes, talks about one of the most important yoga poses: savasana. Savasana (shah-VAH-sah-nah or shih-VAH-snah) is the final resting pose at the end of almost every yoga practice – including the Moksha/Modo Yoga series. Savasana is likely the first Sanskrit word learned by yoga students, and it often quickly becomes their… More details
Studio Owner, Christine Grant, of Moksha Yoga Cambridge opens up about loss, grief, and moving through it all on her mat. I’ve been wondering how to start this post for awhile now. How do I explain how yoga can help people grieve? How it can help people process. How it can help someone come out… More details
Moksha/Modo Yoga’s Speak Your Peace campaign is supporting Pull-Together.ca this year, and our community fundraising goal is $65,000. To find out WHY, please read this very short and informative post from our friend Andrea Palframan at Pull-Together! http://pull-together.ca/speak-your-peace-the-global-campaign/ AND… if you’d like to donate directly, please visit our FUNDRAISING PAGE. Every little bit goes a… More details
By Ted Grand Moksha/Modo Yoga Co-founder This year, we are super stoked to be supporting Pull-Together (a joint campaign by RAVEN Trust and Sierra Club BC) for our annual Speak Your Peace campaign. Their goal (and ours) is to help ensure that First Nations rights are legally protected (NOTE: the reason the Pull-Together campaign exists is… More details
Modo Yoga Platform Calm mind. Fit body. Inspired life. The History of the Modo Community Culture (known in Canada as Moksha Yoga) The first 3 Moksha Yoga studios opened in Toronto, Canada in 2004. In just over 11 years the Modo community culture has grown to a family of 70+ studios with Moksha/Modo yoga being taught all over… More details