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Author: Lori Charko

OCTOBER VIEWS – Heaven On Earth

As another chapter in my life comes to a close, I find myself reflecting on things that bring a yearning to stay in this South American country. Pure and simple moments come to mind, like that of the early morning snuggles with a warm, sweet child who climbs into bed and whispers ¨Morning Mama.¨ Then, there is the feeling of the morning...

JULY VIEWS – 7 Soothing Summer Activities

Yoga By The Beach Change is the only constant. Welcome change and new experiences by saying YES to outdoor yoga and other uplifting activities this summer! The fresh ocean air along with glorious views of Stanley Park and Vancouver await us. Mixed Levels Hatha Yoga classes at John Lawson Park in West Vacouver with Lori Charko: July 14 - August 13, 2015 Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:30 to 11:30am Mark your...

JANUARY VIEWS – Keep the Connection!

Happy New Year and Blessings to All 2015!! Two great years have gone bye quickly and my family anticipates at least another half year here in Peru. I recollect my sentiments regarding wanting this sabbatical for only 1.5 to 2 years, however I am going with the flow. The flow of the family makes this feel right, thus decisions for another...

OCTOBER VIEWS – A Conscious Effort

Sheer determination. It can get us though some interesting times! The extent to which we really want or desire something is the degree to which we can move ourselves through states of discomfort and challenge. Perversely, it is natural to be attracted to a life of comfort. We usually desire to be comfortable with our dwellings, both our place of residence...

JULY VIEWS – Yoga Illusions or Delusions?

It is very interesting to me how there have been two recent releases of yoga documentaries, both of which share a common concern for yoga in the west. Their findings clearly show that for the majority of people, yoga has simply become a series of postures. There is evidently a lack of meditation, breath work, and also depth of morals...

MAY VIEWS – For the Love of Yoga

I was standing very close to the edge of a cliff, ready to jump but assessing where it was safe. Feeling fear, I mustered up the courage and then remember landing with some discomfort. But I made it! Then, before you know it I was standing up there again. This time, with a small group of people explaining how to...

JANUARY VIEWS 2014 – UP!

It is either the altitude here in Arequipa or the writing of this eNewsletter that is bringing a feeling of dizziness. Most likely, it’s the latter. 2014 will be an interesting year with excitement and adventure for those who open themselves UP! to the wonders of life and the world. We meet those people who have a zest for life and...

SEPTEMBER VIEWS 2013 – Lessons in Detachment

Big or small, lessons in detachment arise often. Like ‘miracles’ which some of us believe appear frequently, 'lessons' are visible if we are open to see them. My husband was scheduled for a business trip to Lima for a week and he wanted my daughter Tika and I to go with him. This was very last minute and within 24 hours, we...

SUMMER VIEWS 2013 – Motivation for Machu Picchu

I wish for folks to know that I sincerely understand the challenge of motivation, especially with respect to exercise. Along with the decision to put the studio aside for a bit, I needed to know I would continue to take care of my health, for my sake. Not because I needed to teach a class or be an example for everyone else, but...