Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A quick hello

As you can see, I haven't been blogging daily. It's now more of a weekly occurrence. In the past I would wake up pre-dawn, do yoga, then blog and go for a walk (or walk and then blog).

I still do yoga and walk, but blogging is somehow no longer in my daily radar of commitment. Maybe I've just taken an involuntary hiatus. Maybe I'll blog more when I get to Canada.

Who knows . . .

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Poem inspired by guest at Yoga & Cupcakes

View from Carlton Savannah during Yoga & Cupcakes

The Carlton Savannah
Kundalini Yoga
The sun going down on one side
The moon imminent, almost astride
Energized; atoms overflowing
Stars blinking
Wave after wave
Of gratefulness
The Universe gesticulating

- Bobbie Evans -

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Ode to Daisy Chain - by Nisha Ojar

The below ode was penned by Nisha Ojar, who was inspired by my novel Daisy Chain.

Daisy chain, daisy chain, where are ya daisy chain?

Waiting for your bright yellow love to pop out and fill my space with all
that daisy love.

Daisy love, daisy love, where are ya daisy love?

Wanting to connect with the energies of those seeking divine love,
together we shall heal ourelves and each other with daisy magic.

Daisy magic, daisy magic, where are ya daisy magic?

Flowing mist through a valley of lilies, awakening those in deep slumber,
its time to rise and touch the earth from your humble corner with your
daisy joy.

Daisy joy, daisy joy, where are ya daisy joy?

Within the heart is where you are found, within the heart lies my song, i
sing your love with magical joy, Daisy chain, you have healed us yet

Nisha Ojar

Monday, April 18, 2011

Yoga & Cupcakes photos

Click here to see some shots from Saturday's Yoga & Cupcakes event. It went really well.

Click here to see more shots, taken by Patrice Charles and Vanessa Aberdeen.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Packing Light

Jasper's usual cry: "Take me with you!"
This morning as I did yoga I thought: "Even though Toronto is polluted, it will be a breath of fresh air to be there in a few weeks."

Saturday, April 9, 2011

See you @ Yoga & Cupcakes

Please click on image enlarge and see details of flyer.

SNAGTT (Special Needs Advocacy Group) is raising money to purchase CPR kits which they will use to train primary school teachers in CPR.  In support of this project, Thou Art Yoga will host a special Kundalini Yoga class (followed by customized cupcakes) at RISE, the rooftop of The Carlton Savannah Hotel, Cascade—Saturday 16th April 2011, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Beginners are welcome! And, for those who don't have mats, The Sangha (formerly Moksha, where I teach my Tuesday evening class) is kindly providing a collection of extra mats for the evening.
For more information and tickets ($100 each), please call 786-2539. 
Purchase by Thursday 14th April 2011 to secure your space and cupcakes.
All proceeds go to the purchase of kits for training.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

I'm back & Sprout update

I have no photos to show from the first week of intensive yoga training. Immersion in the actual experience was my only focus.  Yoga every day, sometimes from as early as 4:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and other days from 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. It was like being in heaven. In fact, it was heaven.To be doing something you love for an entire day, with kindred spirits and with nothing else from "outside life" to attend to for those seven days.

Everyone else went home at the end of the day, as they all lived in the West. Being from the East, I opted to camp out in the garden of our venue for the week, rather than commute. I slept in a massive, spacious dome-shaped tent, with doors and windows and mosquito mesh. At the end of a long day I would return to my "cave" and sleep, having intense dreams and lots of inner transformation.

With so much yoga, it is inevitable. We all had many shifts and realisations—inner and outer.

I don't feel very wordy, so this is as much as I will muster up as a recap of the experience.

To close, on an entirely different note, I'll share some images sent by Sprout's new owner, who also adopted his foster mother (now called Gabby). Both cats are doing fine and, as you'll see from the photos, Sprout has certainly sprouted.