Just over a year ago I had the pleasure of expanding my yoga teacher experience with prenatal training. Much of what I learned was integrated into my regular practice, even after giving birth! Well, I’m excited to announce that I am benefiting from these studies in an especially meaningful way, as I am expecting Baby #2 next April!
As a yogi and teacher, I LOVE that yoga is becoming so widespread. People are practicing dozens of styles all over the world. You can find classes in community centers, studios, parks, and online, and chances are you or someone you know is an avid practitioner — not to mention teacher! We all hit the mat for different reasons, but one of the undeniable results of yoga is getting to know yourself better, and there’s no greater gift than that!
Last Thursday evening, in the name of Peace, I joined 3,000 yoga lovers in Toronto for an outdoor yoga session. As is tradition for the Lolë White Tour, guests dressed in white from head-to-toe (even my toenails received a coat of white polish!) It was a beautiful sight, and peacefulness truly did surround us as a wave of Oms carried the setting sun out of sight.
Isn’t it fascinating when an event draws thousands of people into one place for the purpose of sharing an experience? When we gather in large numbers, our experience simply magnifies. And an activity as humble as the yoga practice can become quite grand, awe-inspiring and exceptionally joyful!
I’m taking a quick break from “May as the Month of Paris” on the Rather Luvly blog, to share some beautiful fitness gear. I honestly can’t stop wanting these items.
As a newly minted yoga instructor, the importance of using props is fresh in my mind. Props help you to fully experience your version of a pose while being in proper alignment, so you can avoid injury. I also have a background in design, so when I came across these beautifully designed yoga objects, I just had to share them with you!
Active-wear company Outdoor Voices has partnered with New York-based design studio Visibility, to design a family of five “yoga-related objects” made from natural materials. The designs use wood, cork, and felt, and includes: a resistance band, a wood yoga block, a triangular cork block, a wood roller, and a felt mat.
If you’re a lover of yoga, there’s a good chance that you made it to The Yoga Conference this past weekend here in Toronto. There’s always so much going on in this city, and I find I’m always wishing there were a window into the many events I inevitably miss. So… as I did make it to the show this year, I’m sharing some of my highlights. From classes, to clothing, to health food, here’s a glimpse of what you can expect to see at the Yoga Conference.