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  1. Eco Yoga Mats: A Green Foundation

    July 11, 2009 by Andrew Baerthel, Category: Reflection & Articles

    The practice of Hatha Yoga requireHalf Moon Eco Mats just a few things – among them patience, awareness, willingness to listen to the body, and… a mat.  Wondering how to bring sustainability into that practical level, our creative media intern Andrew Baerthel did some research and found out that there are many options available for those of us who are seeking a mat that is healthier for our bodies and the world. He guides us through the world of PVC, TPE, PER, and…vulcanization!





  2. RYYO Yogathon – The Power of Community!

    July 7, 2009 by Jessica Earle Meadows, Category: News & Events

    On June 6th and 7th, Ottawa’s yoga community came together for the first time in a spirit of offering to give back to its youth-in-need. Seven participating studios, with nine locations throughout the Ottawa area, effortlessly said “yes” to Radha Yoga Youth Outreach (RYYO)’s request to participate in our inaugural weekend fundraiser.  Read on for more about the event as well as information on a job opportunity with RYYO… (more…)

  3. Journey of a Yogini

    June 24, 2009 by Andrew Baerthel, Category: Audio & Video
    Melissa Addison-Webster

    Melissa Addison-Webster

    “…the receptivity to allowing a woman with quadriplegia to come here and practice was really, really lovely.” Young Adult Program participant and Karma Yogini Melissa Addison-Webster recently took some time to reflect on her first experience of living in spiritual community, the teachings of Swami Radha, Hidden Language Hatha Yoga and the Light.


  4. Finding Space in the City

    June 12, 2009 by Twyla, Category: Reflection & Articles

    TwylaThose of you who kept up with the ascent blog may remember their ‘Urban Yogi/ni’ column – well, Lightwaves is taking up the torch!  We will be publishing stories, reflections, art, and whatever else comes our way from Radha’s friends who are spreading the Light out in the wide world. Introducing Twyla Kowalenko, Graduate of the 2009 Yoga Development Course and our first (official) Urban Yogini.


  5. Savasana – The Hidden Language

    April 25, 2009 by Cierra Dahlquist, Category: Audio & Video, Reflection & Articles

    Swami Radha speaks to us in an inspiring video on the practice of Savasana, and recent YDC and HYTT graduate Cierra Dahlquist responds by reflecting on her own experiences of death and relaxation. (more…)

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