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POYP Sutras and Tantra
Yoga Sutras and Tantra Module
Jennifer Kotzeff
Introducing Jennifer
Natalie Van Tassel
Introducing Natalie
Katherine Rankin
Introducing Katherine

Loren Crawford is Canada's first ParaYoga certified teacher. He offers yoga to Ottawa and online communities: yoga classes, yoga workshops, 200-hr and 500-hr yoga teacher training, online yoga classes, mentorship and yoga therapy. Loren strives to weave the teachings of the tradition of yoga into the modern physical approach for a unique and powerful experience. [ learn more ]

Features

Sri Yantra
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Jennifer Kotzeff
Jennifer Kotzeff
Katherine Rankin
Katherine Rankin
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Recent blog posts

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Efficiency - Doing More with Less
In this lecture and audio class Loren explores ways that we can become more efficient by doing less. Efficiency is a cornerstone of Tantra.
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Anatomy and the Lumbar Spine (blog and audio class)
In this week's class, Loren focuses on the theme of building resolve and willpower. Loren first discusses various techniques the yoga traditions provides to build resolve, then leads students through a practice that models building resolve. As we deepen our connection through yoga we can build greater willpower.
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Experiencing More Joy (blog and audio class)
In this class, Loren focuses on the theme of practicing to establish more joy in our life. Loren first discusses with students the notion of joy and then the various techniques the yoga traditions provides to arrive at greater joy. The class then leads students through a practice that builds joy.
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Building Resolve (blog and audio class)
In this week's class, Loren focuses on the theme of building resolve and willpower. Loren first discusses various techniques the yoga traditions provides to build resolve, then leads students through a practice that models building resolve. As we deepen our connection through yoga we can build greater willpower.
From Expectations to Equanimity - A Life of Practice
New Years is a good time of the year for reflection and resolutions. Committing to personal practice is one way to create the change you may be yearning for.
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Thanksgiving and Gratitude
I am grateful for my life, my teacher, my family and friends...and Tofurky! Happy Thanksgiving!
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Growing through study and community
One of the important teachings of Yoga is to find and thrive in community. Sangha is the coming together of like-minded seekers to do just that!
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Do you know your purpose?
Many of us never stop to ask why we are here. But a yearning for purpose may be at the root of our unhappiness. Yoga can help.
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Time to Quit!
Don't worry, I will never quit Yoga! It is my life and my dharma after all. But is time to quit another shenanigan of popular yoga. First it was commercial yoga centres. Now the teachers' Facebook page. Oh my!
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Yoga Conferences, More than Crass Commercialism
I'm not a fan of the yoga extravaganza and in that I include such things as "Yoga on the Hill" and yoga conferences. However, there is something to be said for these events.

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