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November’s Yogi of the Month

Benjamin Leonard

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26 years old and born in Sydney Australia

In Life?
A contemporary dancer and also a bar owner.

What brought you to yoga?
Friends that told me that its very good to combine yoga with dance training.

What has Yoga changed in your life? I’m much more grounded and this brings positivity into my life.

What Book are you reading right now? The book that I’m reading is Mal Eleve by Stephane Dompierre.

Your favorite album right now? My favorite album is Nebraska from Bruce Springsteen.

Words of wisdom: Respect Yourself !

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ben-2.jpgBenjamin Leonard

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26 years old and born in Sydney Australia

In Life?
A contemporary dancer and also a bar owner.

What brought you to yoga?
Friends that told me that its very good to combine yoga with dance training.

What has Yoga changed in your life? I’m much more grounded and this brings positivity into my life.

What Book are you reading right now? The book that I’m reading is Mal Eleve by Stephane Dompierre.

Your favorite album right now? My favorite album is Nebraska from Bruce Springsteen.

Words of wisdom: Respect Yourself !

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August’s Yogi of the Month

KATE LOW
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Name: Kate

Age: 26

Place of Birth: Ottawa, Ontario

Occupation: Visual Effects Coordinator

What brought you to yoga?

An unfortunate foot injury forced me to alter my forms of activity, and both my sister and my mum suggested I try yoga. I did, and my practice has become my saving grace.

How has yoga changed or influenced your life?

It has made me more accepting of the way things are (or aren’t), and I’ve become much more patient – both with myself, and with others.

How do you apply yoga principles to your job?

At work – just like in yoga – there are some things that you just can’t do (er, feet behind head anyone?). I used to stress about not getting everything done “that minute”, but now I can chill out and not sweat the small stuff.

What book are you reading right now?

I’m actually “cheating” on my books right now: I’m half way through “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy and I’ve also started “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini.

Favourite Song and Favourite Album right now:

I can’t seem to get enough of Lily Allen’s album – especially her track “Everything’s Just Wonderful”. I’m also obsessing over the DJ GirlTalk.

Favourite Concert of Montreal Jazz Fest 2007: MANU CHAO!!!! He performed outdoors at Parc Jean Drapeau on Canada day and it was amazing!! The rain mixed with sun graced us with a beautiful rainbow, and the concert couldn’t have been better.

Favourite Vacation spot:

My parent’s cottage. When you’re down on the dock you can’t see any other cottages and it feels like it’s just you, the lake and the loons. Total Bliss.

Childhood pet’s name: Lina, a black Lab and the most loved member of our family. She also had the best downward dog of any yogi I’ve met 😉

Favourite Cartoon(s) from childhood: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – I knew all the words to the theme song…

What is (are) your guilty pleasure(s)? Sitting in the sun (which I’ve curbed enormously, thanks to the weather we’re having) and licorice. Who doesn’t love licorice?

What do you dislike about yoga? I dislike how hard it is to get out of bed for the early morning Mysore practice, especially on Mondays.

Words of wisdom: Learn to be happy – it’s so much nicer that way.

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Name: Kate

Age: 26

Place of Birth: Ottawa, Ontario

Occupation: Visual Effects Coordinator

What brought you to yoga?

An unfortunate foot injury forced me to alter my forms of activity, and both my sister and my mum suggested I try yoga. I did, and my practice has become my saving grace.

How has yoga changed or influenced your life?

It has made me more accepting of the way things are (or aren’t), and I’ve become much more patient – both with myself, and with others.

How do you apply yoga principles to your job?

At work – just like in yoga – there are some things that you just can’t do (er, feet behind head anyone?). I used to stress about not getting everything done “that minute”, but now I can chill out and not sweat the small stuff.

What book are you reading right now?

I’m actually “cheating” on my books right now: I’m half way through “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy and I’ve also started “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini.

Favourite Song and Favourite Album right now:

I can’t seem to get enough of Lily Allen’s album – especially her track “Everything’s Just Wonderful”. I’m also obsessing over the DJ GirlTalk.

Favourite Concert of Montreal Jazz Fest 2007: MANU CHAO!!!! He performed outdoors at Parc Jean Drapeau on Canada day and it was amazing!! The rain mixed with sun graced us with a beautiful rainbow, and the concert couldn’t have been better.

Favourite Vacation spot:

My parent’s cottage. When you’re down on the dock you can’t see any other cottages and it feels like it’s just you, the lake and the loons. Total Bliss.

Childhood pet’s name: Lina, a black Lab and the most loved member of our family. She also had the best downward dog of any yogi I’ve met 😉

Favourite Cartoon(s) from childhood: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – I knew all the words to the theme song…

What is (are) your guilty pleasure(s)? Sitting in the sun (which I’ve curbed enormously, thanks to the weather we’re having) and licorice. Who doesn’t love licorice?

What do you dislike about yoga? I dislike how hard it is to get out of bed for the early morning Mysore practice, especially on Mondays.

Words of wisdom: Learn to be happy – it’s so much nicer that way.

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