Entries by Robert McConnell

Surya Namaskar to the Divine

Source of Prayer Unknown. Submitted from Dariel Vogel & Mugs McConnell. Graphics free from Yogafont.  As we move more deeply into our own home practice, here is a beautiful Sun Salutation that I hope will inspire you to connect to the Source within you while your body flows gracefully. ToTo download a copy to print […]

Radiance Sutras Meditation

HOW IS THE RADIANCE SUTRAS® MEDITATION DIFFERENT FROM OTHER APPROACHES? Dr. Lorin Roche is the founder of two related meditation systems: The Radiance Sutras®, which utilizes the richness of the Sanskrit language and is oriented toward the yoga community, and Instinctive Meditation™, an approach that uses common sense language and is designed to match one’s […]

New Yoga Teacher Standards

New Standards for Registered Yoga Teacher Trainers, Yoga Teachers and Yoga Schools We begin a new chapter in the world of yoga for teachers and students as Yoga Alliance begins to implement their new standards. It is a timely follow-up to last month’s article Empowered or Overpowered, and a start toward protecting ourselves and our students. It is the […]

What Will Happen When I Meditate

What Will Happen When I Meditate?  Used with permission from Dr. Lorin Roche The main thing you will experience is rhythm, the continuous ebb and flow of many intersecting rhythms, because that is what life is. Your body and mind are composed of complex symphonies of rhythms. The sensuous texture of meditation is infinitely varied: […]


From Natasha Scott’s Collection of Short Stories – her Journey on the Yoga Path. I am writing this in Melaque, Mexico, while setting up to lead the SOYA 200hr Teacher Training. I find myself thanking the Divine for every step that has led me here. The day I signed up for the SOYA yoga teacher […]

Teaching Elders Yoga

Many graduates from the SOYA Teacher Training find themselves out in the community once teacher training is complete, receiving requests from all walks of life for yoga classes. In 2014, I was asked to teach yoga to Elders at the Prince George Native Friendship Centre. After my first attempt to teach a conventional class to some […]

Empowered or Overpowered

I shouldn’t be writing this article, I don’t really want to, but I need to in case it will help someone – even just one person. Over the 42 years I have been a certified yoga teacher, I have read about abuses of power from rock star yoga teachers, Swamis, and others leading yoga. We […]

Meditating with The Radiance Sutras

Meditating with The Radiance Sutras: Sutra 18, The Rapture of Music by Dr Lorin Roche. Used with permission from Dr. Lorin Roche, who will be leading our SOYA 25th Anniversary Retreat June 5-7, 2020. Article from https://www.svarasa.com/layoga/articles/rapture.html In a song, in the space of a few minutes, we can let go, lose ourselves, and then […]

Meditating in the Body of Love

SOYA 25th Anniversary Retreat Meditating in the Body of Love With special guests Dr. Lorin Roche, Author of The Radiance Sutras, and Camille Maurine Asana Sessions begin at 3:00pm and are themed around the Radiance Sutras which are led by our SOYA Teacher Training Faculty, a huge part of the success of SOYA Yoga Teacher […]

Lavender Lemon Shortbread Cookies

A few years ago when Bob and I lived in the Shuswap, we would visit a café in Armstrong that had great tea and excellent shortbread lavender cookies. They were a unique treat! I really like shortbread, but tend to avoid wheat, so have found a way to make these shortbread cookies with almond flour. […]