The West’s bias toward a good/bad binary makes us vulnerable – and not in a good way

2019-06-05T14:48:50+00:00

“People who are unwilling or unable to take an honest look at their own shadows might be equally poor at seeing other people’s shadow sides. This makes them vulnerable to manipulation and abuse.” A Conversation with Liana Yip, Registered Clinical Counsellor Yoga Outreach: Liana, how far is too far ...spiritually? Liana Yip: When I came back from studying yoga in India - intended to supplement my Master’s degree in clinical counselling - I felt a renewed purpose in my life, entirely devoted to the spiritual path, God, and the Universal. But at the same time I felt increasingly disconnected to this [...]

The West’s bias toward a good/bad binary makes us vulnerable – and not in a good way2019-06-05T14:48:50+00:00

How do you know if you’re Spiritually Bypassing?

2019-05-06T11:22:13+00:00

"A yoga studio can be this weird place where you do something together but remain alone, boundaried by a strip of rubber, a Mona-Lisa smile, and a fixed gaze. The premise is that “going inside” is all that’s needed for your life — and all life — to improve. That can be framed in the jargons of self-improvement or spirituality, equally. " -- Matthew Remski, author  Yoga Outreach had the opportunity to interview Matthew Remski, author, yoga-culture critic, and keynote speaker at Exploring Boundaries, Building Bridges: Connecting Yoga, community, and self YO: The term Spiritual Bypassing (SB) is becoming more common [...]

How do you know if you’re Spiritually Bypassing?2019-05-06T11:22:13+00:00

Do grouchy, judgemental smokers belong at yoga? Yes!

2019-03-11T18:49:16+00:00

Q and A with Julie Peters In preparation for Yoga Outreach's first conference (May 25), we asked the scheduled panelists what turns people OFF about yoga. Here's a thoughtful response from Julie Peters, yoga teacher, writer, and owner of Ocean and Crow Yoga studio in East Vancouver. YO: Can you smoke, drink, or eat McDonald’s, and still claim to practise yoga? JP: Food and substances aren’t good or evil; the important thing to consider is why we are consuming them. Lately, I’ve been working a lot with the differences between desire and craving, pleasure and distraction. True desires move us [...]

Do grouchy, judgemental smokers belong at yoga? Yes!2019-03-11T18:49:16+00:00

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