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What it Means to be a Karma Teacher – Michael Olivotto

Karma Yoga is one of the three types of yoga mentioned in the Bhagavad Gita. It is the practice of action, the yoga of selfless service. Through our devotion to Love we offer up the fruits of our labour and surrender the concept of failure or success. The action is enough. In this way we […]

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Yoga is Priceless – by Michael Olivotto

Yoga is priceless, and yet it has a price. Ask any serious practitioner what yoga is worth, and they will not be able to come up with a number large enough; how could they, it has, for the most part, changed their lives. However, every day we are confronted with the reality that it most […]

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The importance of free, accessible yoga Ljudmila Petrovic

I remember the moment that I realized something was off about the face of the Western yoga craze. I was an undergraduate student during final exams and had finally skulked out of the library for a 60 minute class in an attempt to do something nice for myself. But as I sat in that class, […]

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FREE! yoga + acoustic music festival May 29th

Vancouver, are you ready for this? FREE! yoga + acoustic music festival The most epic, heart centered and revolutionary yoga event of the year and it’s absolutely FREE! The Free or By-donation yoga movement has evolved and we would like the celebrate our community by doing what we do best – selfless service. Featuring Vancouver’s […]

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A Mother’s Day Story – This will make you cry.

A Mother’s Day Story – This will make you cry. A sweet, enthusiastic and touching letter from one of our at-risk youth student. This one will make you teary eyed. This is one of the reason why Free and by donation yoga is so important. Yoga is Priceless! Yo Karma Teachers and mike, Woot Woot! […]

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Karma Teachers College: “One of the most intense, beautiful experiences of my life.” by Ashima Suri

Karma Teachers College Toronto: “One of the most intense, beautiful experiences of my life.” by Ashima Suri I can’t say enough good things about Karma Teachers. In one short month of Teacher Training they transformed lives, gave us hope, sparked a light and then helped us to fly. It was one of the most intense, […]

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Power to the Peaceful 2: Asana the Great Teacher by Michael Olivotto

        Asana the Great Teacher by Michael Olivotto Asana is the practice of letting go. It is the place where we are confronted with our most deeply held beliefs and asked to surrender them to our Highest Self. Asana is art. It is creative volition. It is physical prayer. It is a […]

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“I have been waiting forty years for this one month.” by Meagan Donnelly

“I have been waiting forty years for this one month.” This was the testimonial I gave verbally to Emerson on the day of my graduation from the one-month intensive 200-hour teacher training in January 2015, and I meant it with all my being! “Karma teacher training transformed me, changed my perception of my existence and […]

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Power to the Peaceful Blog by Michael Olivotto

Why I practice by Michael Olivotto I practice because I am love. A bold claim, I know, but there is no more concise a reason. I practice every day whether my foot steps on a mat or not. Because, for me, yoga is a state of being. It is a perspective that shapes my world […]

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Karma Teachers by Ross McKeache

Karma Teachers is a warm embrace on a dark, rainy Vancouver night. In the city’s famously psychotic Downtown Eastside, this is a sanctuary of sanity. Founded on the principle of selfless giving, this studio – tucked in a back alley off East Hastings Street – offers free or by donation yoga and meditation classes. And […]

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