After fifteen years as a Protestant clergyman, I then taught Aerobics and Yoga.  At my Calgary Yoga Academy, I taught both Flow and Yin Yoga. 

 I created a Yoga Teacher Training program called ‘Yoga Practice as Spiritual Formation.’  Its focus, besides Yoga poses, was the cultivation of the capacity for deep spiritual experience, through the practices of chanting, meditation and self-inquiry. 

 You will find here an affirmation of Christianity (I’m an Eastern Orthodox Christian) but also of the gifts that Yoga brought into my life. For example, it is because of Yoga that I meditate. Nothing centers my life more than the regular meditation practice. I hate feeling restless and meditation is the cure.  

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       To aspire is better than to be blindly and impotently happy.