Author Archives: amanda

Classes in your home

I offer personalised vinyasa or yin sessions in your home in the Whitby or surrounding areas.  Please contact me at amandamettayoga@gmail.com for details.  For credentials, please see the “About Metta Yoga” tab on this blog.

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Blogging

I have been so busy and am now in a position to start thinking about blogging again – for this blog as well, again as other sites. Please feel free to check out some of the articles I have.  Also … Continue reading

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Yoga Nidra Meditation Workshops

We are excited to announce a series of four weekly meditation workshops starting Sunday 13 September 6 – 7 pm at Abundance Thorndon. Yoga Nidra is a deep relaxation meditation so the timing is perfect to end the weekend and … Continue reading

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Judgement

http://www.gaiamtv.com/article/judgment-yoga-6-tips-how-avoid-it

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Anger and compassion

“Someone who is angry is someone who doesn’t know how to handle their suffering. They are the first victim of their suffering, and you are actually the second victim. Once we can see this, compassion is born in our heart … Continue reading

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What does a young British Cordon Bleu chef do to help with yoga?

I wrote this article about a year ago. It really can be a little bit of a challenge sometimes – we all sometimes feel a little disconnected. Or distracted. So as teachers we learn where and how to find inspiration … Continue reading

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Svadhyaya

Our thoughts are with Vietnamese Zen Master, Thích Nhất Hạnh, who is very ill. “When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don’t blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may … Continue reading

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Yoga – the University of Self

One of the underlying and key things I try to convey to my students is that yoga is us learning about ourselves.  And so do I!   I have often found it hard to look directly at students – I … Continue reading

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The Trinity of Yoga and Resilience – Part III

Over the last two weeks we looked at what helps us with resilience.  In the first week we looked at flexibility – adaptability and then we looked at balance. Today in class we started on the third element in resilience … Continue reading

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The Pendulum Swings

I have been teaching my classes over the last three weeks based on the trinity of yoga:  strength, balance and flexibility.  Danna Faulds, a yogi and poet, expresses these concepts so well in her poems: Have patience. The pendulum that … Continue reading

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