An Update from Yoga Detour HQ

You can teach a student a lesson for a day, but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, they will continue the learning process as long as they live. – Clay P Bedford

In just over two months, the first class of Yoga Detour teacher trainees will walk through the doors of the beautiful Mindful Movement Centre to embark on a 10-month program that will change the way they look at the yoga practice. Continue Reading…

One Pose, Many Components

A few months ago I read a post online from Dewey Nielson, someone at the forefront of the new generation of movement specialists in North America. Nielson’s article addressed the common misconception that in order to become more proficient at a specific movement, like a squat, we just need to practice squatting more. Continue Reading…

But…why?

Spend about 10 minutes with a 5-year-old and you’ll find yourself running out of answers to the question every kid loves to ask: “Why?”

We’re born with innate curiosity and the desire to learn. During infancy, the world is an endless canvas of sensory stimulation, most of which we’re just trying to absorb. Once we reach childhood, we try to make sense of what we see, hear, do, touch, taste and smell. In adolescence, our autonomy grows and we want more control over our surroundings, looking for ways to push the boundaries despite what we’ve already been told about why things are the way they are. Early adulthood brings with it the desire to enact change, to create our own “why” with regard to choices in education, career, and so on. And then later in life, when we possess long-established beliefs and boundaries, a child will come along and ask, “But…why?” and we’ll watch the next generation establish their own truths, perspectives and outlook on the world. Continue Reading…

Yoga Detour

The other day I was thinking back to last winter, February 2014, when I brought a small group of students to Nicaragua for a yoga retreat. Just a few months prior to that, I was worrying about that first solo retreat, and the idea of going it alone just wasn’t sitting well with me. I needed a partner in crime, someone who could share the responsibility of keeping people happy  regardless of the little snags that come up along the way with these type of trips. 
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