Michael Stone was reportedly seeking help for bi-polar disorder when he died. His family said he was growing desperate for more treatment for his mental health in addition to meditation and yoga.
Practice yoga at the base of the Canadian side of Niagra Falls as Namaste Niagra starts up the popular summer event. The lower platform of the falls will be opened up for the 45-minute yoga class.
Researchers from the University of Windsor in Canada will embark on a two-year study on the benefits of Ashtanga Yoga on breast cancer survivors. The study will look at the physical as well as psychological benefits of the practice.
At only eight years old Aderyn McLean became a certified yoga teacher. At now 11-years old, she has been regularly teaching classes alongside her mother, also a yoga teacher.
Canada's University of Ottawa has introduced mandatory meditation for its med students. They hope the mindfulness meditation will help reduce stress and the risk of burnout.
Elders of various Canadian First Nation Tribes approve of bringing yoga into their communities because yogic principles are similar to their own eight guiding principles of the Nunavut. Several teachers are working with the tribe to bring more people onto the yoga mat.
The first lady of Canada, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, showed that the family's love for yoga extends to their children. She nailed an Acroyoga pose with her daughter, saying that it helps teach important life lessons.
Bolly Yoga combines two popular Indian exports: Bollywood and Yoga. The classes are taught by Ashima Suri who wanted to merge the high energy of Bollywood music and dance with yoga therapy.
Vancouver Gay Men's Yoga, tailored to the male gay community have launched in Canada. Classes aim to offer life tools to support youth and young adults.
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