Live Kirtan album now available!

live Kirtan album available

Here it is! Thanks to the technical prowess of my intrepid partner, David Quiring, we have for you a live recording of a Kirtan we did this past winter!

Whether you chant along or simply listen, I hope this recording allows you to soak up the wonderful energy of that night and enjoy the beauty of chanting.  A huge amount of gratitude to those of you who lent your voices to that evening’s practice!

As the record is live, it has its unpolished moments – which I think is a fitting reminder that life is never perfect, but a continual process.

Get it here:
We hope you enjoy it!


The wheel of time keeps turning, and despite the blanket of snow outside, spring is coming!  At this time of year, I love seeing the neighbourhood squirrels become more active as the days get longer – with their biological clocks tuned into the rhythms of nature, they become more lively with increasing daylight and the coming warmth.  Sometimes in the busyness of urban life we forget that we too are the same way; luckily yoga and its related practices remind us of our true nature.  To welcome the seasonal change, we will be doing a Kirtan at Yoga Public on the Spring Equinox, Friday March 20th (7-9 pm, $10).  As usual, my better half David Quiring will be accompanying my harmonium with his djembe.  “Bolo” is the Sanskrit word for “chant/proclaim” – so please join us to do just that!

Kirtan at Yoga Public, Mar 20th

granola bars and other foods.

Thanks so much to everyone that came to the Om Nom Nom Nourish workshop at the Prairie Yogi studio this weekend!  It was so lovely to share the practices of yoga and Ayurveda with you.  If you are looking for the recipes for the Winter Sun Granola Bars and the Pumpkin Ginger Cranberry Snack Bars that I made for the workshop, please visit my food blog at

Until next time, may you keep eating and living well!

meditating on beet salad.

Thanks to everyone that came out to Jonathan Austman’s Day of Silence this weekend!  It was an honour to cook for you and support you in your practice.  For those of you interested in recipes, they will (slowly!) be posted up on my food blog, over the next little while.

If you are wondering what we ate, this was the oh-so-Sattvic menu:

Carrot+squash+ginger soup
Beet+black rice+parsley+zureshk+orange salad
Chickpeas+potatoes+cilantro+lemon salad
Homemade sourdough+butter
Gluten-free vegan lemon squares
Homemade herbal tea blends

So if you are ever deliberating on doing a meditation retreat with Jonathan, be rest assured that you will be well-fed if I am there!  Cheers to happy hearts and happy bellies!