WHAT IS YEM

YEM is where yoga and healing meet. YEM focuses on the flow of life-force energy in your body and weaves together the influences of meditation, medical intuition, and holistic healing with Hatha, Iyengar, Scaravelli, Ashtanga and Tantra yoga.

YEM infuses your body/being with consciousness. Bringing together subtle attention to yoga postural alignment, mindful-breathing, meditations and chi energy-work, YEM awakens the latent intelligence within your body/being and guides practitioners more deeply into the present. It clears your body’s energy channels to tap into unlimited power and live with greater ease and peace.

The asanas are simple, yet effective, as the focus is on your awareness of breath-energy as it moves in your body.

Through mindful breathing, energy work and subtle attention to yoga poses, you will explore how to let your body become receptive to life-force energy and direct energy where healing is needed. You can experience deep relaxation and increased health, vitality and well-being.

 

 


 

WHAT IS YEM

YEM is where yoga and healing meet. YEM focuses on the flow of life-force energy in your body and weaves together the influences of meditation, medical intuition, and holistic healing with Hatha, Iyengar, Scaravelli, Ashtanga and Tantra yoga.

YEM infuses your body/being with consciousness. Bringing together subtle attention to yoga postural alignment, mindful-breathing, meditations and chi energy-work, YEM awakens the latent intelligence within your body/being and guides practitioners more deeply into the present. It clears your body’s energy channels to tap into unlimited power and live with greater ease and peace.

The asanas are simple, yet effective, as the focus is on your awareness of breath-energy as it moves in your body.

Through mindful breathing, energy work and subtle attention to yoga poses, you will explore how to let your body become receptive to life-force energy and direct energy where healing is needed. You can experience deep relaxation and increased health, vitality and well-being.

 

 

 

LINEAGE

Amma

I have been blessed in my life to receive the grace of a realized master, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma). I first met her in 1993 on a life-changing journey to India. I experience Amma as the living embodiment of yoga, devoid of any divisive sense of “I” that churns our wanting minds. Just by being in her presence, my mind grows quiet, and meditation simply happens. It is as though I am close to a energy center that amplifies my inherent connection with all things. It took me ten years after I first met Amma in India to have enough humility to accept the grace of her guidance as a Satguru. Though I have had her darshan now many times in the form of a physical embrace, I feel that her metaphysical embrace is always with me, protecting me, guiding me, even in the subtlest of ways. The Satguru is like an infinitely skilled brain surgeon who removes the darkness of the egoic mind so that we can see the light of our true nature.

Scaravelli

Vanda Scaravelli was a pupil of both BKS Iyengar and TKV Desikachar. Her unique approach, with attention to gravity, the breath and a natural wave in the spine, all in a natural playful rhythm, spoke to me at a very deep level and helped me trust more completely in the body’s innate wisdom. Though Scaravelli had few students, I was fortunate to complete a teacher training with one of them, Esther Myers.

Sivananda

I took my first yoga classes in Sivananda Yoga in Montreal in my teens. In early adulthood, I took my first yoga teacher training at the Sivananda ashram just outside the village of Neyyar Dam in the state of Kerala, India. There, I learned about the breadth of yogic culture and history, as well as yoga’s profound effect on day-to-day living. I came to see what a practical and comprehensive science yoga is, teaching us to live all aspects of life more fully.

Other Influences

Before I had the fortune of meeting Amma, I would say that my guru was my body. Within it I found an intelligence that moved through me, to which I could surrender, in which I could fully trust. Through YEM, I encourage you too to discover this intelligence in your practice.

After I returned from India, I studied chi kung, Ayurveda, Thai massage, shamanic soul journeying, sound healing, astrology and nature co-creation, as well as Iyengar, Ashtanga and Tantra Yoga. This range of skills first came together in what I then called Total Yoga when I co-founded the University of Toronto’s Active Integration and Holistic Education Program. Over time, YEM arose effortlessly through my yoga and meditation practice.

Yoga has given me so much. YEM is my way of sharing that richness with you.

 




 

 

 
 
 
 
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WHY YOGA IN THE NIGHTCLUB

I am often asked what inspired me to bring yogic expression into the club scene. I answer easily. Yoga In the Nightclub is a natural expression of who I am as a musical artist and dedicated yogini. Yoga is not a physical practice but a way of life. It is about learning to be present in all one does, to see the divine here, now, in this moment. As such, yoga is everywhere. It is about feeling connected to something much greater than our limited ego or will. It is about being in service to life, feeling interconnected to that very life force. Yoga In The Nightclub is a celebration of life and a reminder that we can find awakened presence everywhere.

Yoga in the West is mostly known as a series of bendy physical exercises. Yet there is much more to it than fitness. Yoga’s systematic breath and body exercises, designed to clear the subtle channels in our energy system, prepare us for meditation, through which we may experience a life inspired by our interconnected, multidimensional true nature. Our body, that once was seen as “mine”, is no longer our identity, but a gift on loan from the divine. We care for it, but we are not attached to it. The practice of yoga offers us the opportunity to experience the transmutation of matter into pure light, embody the multidimensional and rest in the eternal.

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WE ARE ALL CONNECTED

Hatha yoga, the physical practice of yoga, is just one of many aspects of yoga, which range from selfless service to astrology and prayer. The Sanskrit word “yoga” most simply translates to “union”, implying that the practice of any yoga will bring together our perceived sense of separateness. As a whole, yoga is an ancient science of life. It is a practical method of shedding excess and bringing us back from the self-delusion of separation from the divine so that we may realize our inherent interconnection to and ultimate oneness with it.

As we begin to understand that yoga is everywhere, we come to see how we are all connected in vast ways far beyond the limitations of our personal will and ego. What I do affects you, and vice versa. We are one earth family. At the heart of it all, we share the same heartbeat. Breathe to be. We are one.

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AWAKENED LIVING

When we are open, life blossoms, just as a flower opens to welcome the morning sun.  We see that the sun, though it is millions of light years away, has a tender yet powerful relationship with the flower, as do the rain and the clouds. From this perspective we see that we are part of the whole. Life is a symphonic masterpiece with which, when we are open, we are completely resonant.

As we come to understand our oneness, we can revel in it with wonder and joy. We can consider in awe how immense it all is. We can let go of the idea that an illusory, isolated sense of self could possibly be in control, and open to an exquisite unfolding of life in absolute perfection. Our actions become not about “me” but about the whole. Each moment is integrated within the whole. No one decision is separate.

When we begin to see that each decision we make affects not just ourselves but everyone and everything on the planet, we act with more compassion. When we have more compassion, we realize the impact of our actions and we naturally want less and practice more kindness. As stewards of the Earth, we each are called to learn to live in harmony with ourselves, each other and our planet. We all breathe the same air and live on the same living organism, our planet. Varied in race and creed, we are all one family, children of the same mother, the planet Earth.

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THE OPPORTUNITY FOR GRACE

In each moment, there is infinite grace. By becoming more conscious as we practice yoga on the mat, at work, at play or in the nightclub, we let go of the unnecessary and develop greater internal spaciousness which blooms throughout our lives. In this space new life and possibilities arise.

As we rest our awareness on the simple purity and grace of the breath, we realize - we are alive! We let go of wanting things from the future and the past and open to what is here and now. We feel as vast as the sky and rooted in the richness of this moment.

When we “breathe to be”, we understand our interconnection. We see that we are not the doers but a part of the whole, the same energy that is in the flowers and in the stars. We know that our essence is divine - from which we have come, to which we return.

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Gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi swaha
Gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi swaha
Gone, gone beyond. Oh what awakening!
Gone, gone beyond. Swaha!

I am light, dancing in delight!
I am light, dancing through the night!
I am light, in delight!
I am light, dancing through the night!

Gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi swaha
Gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi swaha
I am the light, liquid gold light
I am in delight! Swaha!

I am light, dancing in delight!
I am light, dancing through the night!
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I am the light (gate gate), liquid gold light (paragate)
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Gone, gone beyond (gate gate)! Oh what awakening! (paragate) (I am)
Gone, gone beyond (gate gate)! Swaha!

I am light, dancing in delight
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