Author Archives: shannoncowan

About shannoncowan

Love growing food, natural settings, water, community Kundalini Yoga Teacher, Doula (DONA), PhD Biology (2001), Mother and Wife

Spring 2015 Prenatal – Yoga and Birth Preparation Class

Coming in June 2015 on Salt Spring Island! 12 Hour Certified Lamaze Childbirth Preparation Class Plus…Prenatal and Couples Yoga before the class (optional) Dates likely to be Sundays. Call Shannon if you have input about preferred date or time and … Continue reading

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Self Cleaning Body and Mind

Spring is here! We are being called to clean out the habitual patterns – especially what and how and when we eat foods. Letting our diets change with the seasons is especially important for maintaining healthy sleeping and physical rhythms. Yoga … Continue reading

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What is ‘Retreat’?

For some, the idea of “going on retreat” is like the tastiest food on the tongue and words to be savoured with a smiling soul. For others, retreating from habits, patterns and “what you are used to being and doing” … Continue reading

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Synchronize Your Mind

Kundalini Yoga offers so many ways to integrate The Mind, The Body and The Spirit….this trinity of experience. Mind is, by and large, the “where” and “how” consciousness gets molded into living as pure consciousness interacts with matter. Humans are … Continue reading

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Centering at the Heart

Finding our heart spaces and the way of listening from the heart instead of the head is the journey of our lifetime. Yogi Bhajan offered us countless opportunities to discover this for ourselves and to experience the distinction between centering … Continue reading

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Consciousness and Creativity

We wake up to ourselves by practising removal of all of the self-imposed barriers to conscious clarity. Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras guide us to recognition and awareness of “I am”, rather than a brain filled with thoughts imposing itself on the … Continue reading

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Mind Over Matter

“The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently.” – Pema Chodron Is there a … Continue reading

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