I cant' do yoga because

I Can’t Do Yoga Because…

…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?

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Yoga as Activism

Yoga as Activism
Processing the election of Donald Trump
Moksha Modo co founder Jess Robertson shares her reaction to Donald Trump’s win and invites a dialogue on yoga and politics. How can we feel the reality of …

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Adjustable Thoughts On A Set Sequence

Toronto-based teacher Megan Lambe shares her thoughts on using a sequence of postures to feel rooted in an ever changing world.

“…as W.H. Auden said, ‘routine, in an intelligent man, is a sign of ambition.’ A consistent practice teaches us what an immense challenge it is to respond to complacency with a curious heart. With it, we learn that staying grounded and awake to our own subtle, slow, and steady growth is difficult and valuable work.”

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Sharing our Complex and Perfect Wholeness

Sharing our Complex and Perfect Wholeness
Every month we put out a newsletter to teachers. This is a chance for us to share ideas about what it is to be a yoga teacher in a modern quickly evolving world. Here is an excerpt from our October edition. It was written while Moksha co-founder Jess was at our current teacher training. It is titled: Sharing our Complex and Perfect Wholeness

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The Gift of Space

A spacious practice tunes our ability to find space in our lives
Every month we put out a newsletter to teachers. This is a chance for us to share ideas about what it is to be a yoga teacher in a modern quickly evolving world. Here is an excerpt from our August edition. It is titled: The Gift of Space

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Thoughts from Teacher Training

Thoughts from Teacher Training
It is so great to be here in these first weeks, when there is so much enthusiasm, nervous energy, and open hearts. There really aren’t that many opportunities in this life to go into experiences where we are that open, vulnerable, and immersed in learning. We at the training never take it for granted that the experience is special and important for all who attend.

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From the Annals of our Annual General Meeting

From the Annals of our Annual General Meeting
There’s something I have to admit to business types when they ask me about my ‘business strategy.’ Well, I don’t have one! I didn’t take a single business course in University. The Moksha Modo community is a yoga-activist, preventative-medicine, arts-supporting community-fam-jam. Studio owners share a lot of passions, but ‘business’ is not usually one of them.

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Push!

Push!
I had one of those big, profound life experiences two weeks ago, and the effects of it are still reverberating throughout each and every day. I had the extreme privilege of watching a baby come into the world here at our home.