Entries by Mugs McConnell

Your Spine Your Yoga – a book review

Bernie Clark has done it again. He has recently published another book explain the anatomy of yoga in ways never done before. This new release, Your Spine Your Yoga, is a comprehensive look at the spine both from both the scientific view and the yogic view. As yogis we understand that having a healthy, flexible […]

Almond Flour Gluten Free Dinner Rolls

I really prefer to cook with almond flour rather than wheat flour, and have struggled to find a bun recipe that tastes good and holds together like wheat buns to make sandwiches or veggie burgers. This is the best almond flour recipe I have found so far! These are not vegan because egg whites are […]

Altars Create a Sacred Space

Altars can be built anywhere, and so many things can inspire us in building one. While moving into our Mexican winter rental accommodations, I noticed 3 nails already planted in the wall in a small corner of our apartment. Last summer, we received a thank you gift of three native pottery fishes from the Patzcuaro […]

Honouring the Culture of Yoga

A yoga teacher training that includes teachings beyond asana by Mugs McConnell Seeking out a yoga teacher training must be one of the most confusing things to do for a yoga student. Most people who desire to become a yoga teacher do so because of the great benefits and joy they have experienced in a […]

Yoga – The Parkinson’s Way

Chair Yoga for Parkinson’s Disease and other Movement Disorders. Article by Rhona Parsons, SOYA500 Hour Yoga Teacher in Vernon, BC WHAT IS PARKINSON’S DISEASE?     PD is the second most common degenerative neurological disorder after Alzheimer’s disease. PD is caused by a loss of dopamine (a chemical in the brain that controls the way messages travel […]

International Yoga Teachers Association

All SOYA 500 Hour Graduates are automatically eligible for Full Teaching Membership in the International Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA). You can apply directly to IYTA for Full Membership (200 hour grads can become subscribing members). Contact info@soyayoga.com to learn more. Visit www.iyta.org.au