Yogacara Featured One of the Best Yoga Studios

Yogacara Featured One of the Best Yoga Studios

Yogacara has been featured as one of the best yoga studios in Canada by Stylight Magazine. What makes Yogacara so special you might ask? Here are a few reasons why students love joining us for yoga classes, holistic health sessions, yoga teacher training, and more. 1.) Always small class sizes This is a rare opportunity for a yoga studio to cap classes at only 15 students. This allows for a unique connection with your teacher and community. You’ll always receive attention and care you deserve, plus you’ll never feel self-conscious about taking up too much space. There’s always enough to go around! 2.) Compassionate, caring, and skilled teachers We understand yoga is for all and we encourage everyone to practice the values of yoga, on and off their mat. This is what inspires our teachers to hold space for everyone to enjoy their yoga practice. Those vibes can be felt right when you walk through the door. All of our teachers are highly trained and have a unique take on yoga however one common thread is clear: our passions come through our teaching to create a positive experience for all. 3.) Drink in the good vibes The energy in the studio is palpable, even right when as you walk-in. The immediate zen feeling makes it the perfect space for you to connect to your highest self. 4.) A variety of options to support your practice and well-being In our community we have the most variety to support your practice, on and off your mat. Our classes offer a variety of teachers and styles including hatha, vinyasa, yin, restorative, and even...
5 Signs of an Advanced Yogi

5 Signs of an Advanced Yogi

When I started going deeper into my yoga practice, I began to wonder what it really meant to be an advanced yogi.   I remember the frustration I had with certain poses that wouldn’t happen no matter how hard I tried. One day in a yoga class, I noticed someone transition directly from a wide-legged forward fold to a headstand. My reaction was, “Wow, this person is like a magical unicorn!” I could also hear the little voice of doubt inside my head saying that would never happen for me. Well, I was wrong. A few years later, I conquered that variation—I’d officially transformed into that magical unicorn. Did I feel any more enlightened? No. Did I feel like I’d raised the bar? Not really. Luckily for us, what determines an advanced yogi has nothing to do with yoga poses; shifting into a refined practice goes a few layers deeper, to the core essence of what it means to be a “real yogi”—whatever that means. We can learn a lot about how we act and react by challenging ourselves. However, mastering that tough pose  suddenly give you enlightenment, so what does elevate a yoga practice?   Want to read more? Check out the original article here featured on Elephant...
4 Good Reasons To Go Plant Based

4 Good Reasons To Go Plant Based

Progressively working towards a diet that is centered around plants is one of the best things you can do for your health and the sustainability of our planet. Regardless of your beliefs or practices in regards to consumption of dairy, poultry and other various meat sources, the perks of eating more plants are undeniable.   If you still need some convincing, it’s worth considering that some of the strongest, most robust creatures on the planet thrive on a plant based diet. Elephants, rhinos, hippos, bison and horses all thrive and healthily reproduce on a vegan diet.   Increased Energy Digestion is one of the most taxing processes that your body undergoes. Since we are digesting food several times a day, it’s best to stick with foods that are easiest for our system to digest. Doing this will minimize the energy that your body is expending. You can expect to see a noticeable difference in your energy once you start looking to vegetables and fruits to make up the majority of your diet. Some good foods to look to for maximum digestion are water-dense fruits, vegetables like leafy greens, squash, cucumbers, carrots and healing roots like ginger and turmeric. Aim to keep your diet ever changing and vast. Strive to eat what’s in season; you may even find that you save money by buying most of your produce at your local farmers market.   Athletic Performance Contrary to popular belief, plant do contain protein. Plants are actually a primary source of protein, while meat is a secondary source. In fact, a sea green vegetable called spirulina is, pound for pound,...
Whistler Local Gift Guide

Whistler Local Gift Guide

Still have a few more holiday gifts to pick up for people you care about? Feel good about your gift giving over the holidays by picking up something local to Whistler. There are plenty of perfect presents for everyone on your list that support a locally owned and operated business. For the Adventurous Sprit If there’s that special person on your list that wants to get out of bounds (but do it safely) then check out the AST Level 1 Avalanche Safety Courses offered by Mountain Skills Academy. They’ll learn the ins-and-outs of avalanche safety and get a solid introduction to venturing into the backcountry. For those who like to go straight from the hill, to apres, or yoga (or anywhere else for that matter) the GoggleSoc will be revolutionary. It’s a protective case that’ll keep goggles safe from scratching (yes, it’s different from your goggle bag, we promise). Plus it’s pretty new on the market so be prepared to impress even the most mountain savy and at $14.95 each they make a great stocking stuffer too. For the Yogi If the yogi on your list has never had the chance to take a private lesson before they will love the chance to break down those tough poses or connect more with their favorite teacher. If they love a more personalized approach they’ll be sure to appreciate the beauty of a 1-to-1 class. Treat them to lunch (or a gift certificate) for the Naked Sprout or Green Mustache. Tasty, healthy, and all organic, either spot will be an oasis for the yogis in your life. For the Spa Lover Give...
Plant-Based Recipes You’ll Love

Plant-Based Recipes You’ll Love

Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, or even flexitarian, anyone can appreciate the wholesome goodness of a plant-based meal. There are many reasons to choose a plant-based diet with plenty of organic veggies and fruits. More plant-based websites and bloggers are coming out with incredible resources to make mouthwatering dishes (that won’t make you feel like you’re missing out). With the right resources, these meals can be filling, tasty, and nutrient dense. Here is a list with some of the top plant-based recipe resources from websites and bloggers you definitely won’t want to miss. 1.) Oh She Glows This one’s a no brainer. If you’ve ever stumbled upon this cookbook or website (or app!) you’re in good hands! This award winning vegan recipe website will make meals quick and easy. Angela Liddon (the founder) is a genius who has spent years perfecting the art of plant-based cooking. If you’re looking for food inspiration, Oh She Glows will be your first go-to. 2.) Minimalist Baker This tasty plant-based website focuses on keeping it simple. With 10 ingredients or less this no BS take on plant-based cooking is a breath of fresh air. These recipes will be sure to impress even your carnivorous friends. 3.) Simple Vegan Blog This one I stumbled upon more recently when I was trying to find a vegan alfredo recipe that didn’t use cashews. I usually LOVE using cashews to make creamy dishes but with the alfredo the flavour was never quite right. Enter in the simple vegan blog. Using cauliflower (yumm!!!) I found that it was exactly what I was looking for in a recipe. After...
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