Yoga from the Heart Canada is an active artistic Spirit-based form of yoga designed specifically to meet the needs of Westerners with their fast pace of life, and their relatively solid inflexible bodies. It is a devotional expression of inner awareness. The classical postures of Hatha yoga are practised actively, but in a new sensitive way. The body is used creatively as a tool to develop inner qualities of strength and stability, surrender and devotion, concentration and calmness. We work with consciousness exercises in which we learn to perceive a deeper side of ourselves, of others, and of life. The classes also consist of pranayama (breathing exercises), mantra chanting, deep relaxation, meditative readings, and advice on home practice. This yoga develops confidence, and a new sensitivity, and uncovers an inner peace which helps one to cope with the hectic lifestyle most of us find ourselves living. If you are interested in experiencing this approach to yoga, and its' integration into everyday life, there are regular weekly classes taking place in Kensington Market, downtown Toronto. You are most welcome to come and try out a class on a trial basis. Check out the website and contact the teacher Anne Parsonage.