2013 Dates TBD – Vancouver Yoga is… … union or communion. B.K.S. Iyengar … a poise of the soul which enables one to look at life in all its aspects evenly. Mahadev Desai … a way of remembering our true nature, which is essentially joyful and peaceful. Donna Farhi … an act of kindness toward … Continue reading Yoga & Nature: The Four Directions—2013
Finding Healing and Guidance in Nature June 23, 2012 – Vancouver “Journeys start from where we are. Everything starts from where we are. Where we are is where we’re supposed to be.” – Evelyn Eaton, The Shaman and the Medicine Wheel This day-trip in the North Shore mountains, just 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver, and … Continue reading Medicine Walk: Wisdom of the Four Directions—June 23, 2012
On June 21 I will be guiding another medicine walk excursion in North Vancouver. The medicine walk is a way to connect with nature, and especially the wildness and beauty of your own inner nature. I will be teaching the nature psychology of the four directions, and then people will have the chance for a … Continue reading Are you ready to connect with your wild nature?
With the sale of Monkey Valley in 2013, I have contemplated what to do about this blog and the nature programs I like to offer, such as the vision fast, medicine walk, yoga in nature, and other ideas that are percolating in my mind. This year I will offer my favourite do-it-yourself type of nature … Continue reading 2014 writing and programs at BC Wilderness Visions
2000 – 2013 As I prepare to pass Monkey Valley into the safekeeping of new owners, I would like to celebrate and appreciate the many people, events, and moments of the past 13 years at Monkey Valley. This page shows some of my favourite photos from this time, taken by many friends and family members, … Continue reading Monkey Valley Photo Retrospective
I walked the land and walked the wheel today. I’ve been wanting to do a ceremony at the wheel since my last visit a few weeks ago, when I received a very special message in which a spirit guardian of this land blessed me to move on and leave the land in his care. Yesterday … Continue reading Home, beavers, and the medicine wheel
Monkey Valley is for sale, for the incredibly low price of $598,900. As many of you know, I’ve lived at Monkey Valley full-time for many years, but now my heart is in Vancouver and I’m selling Monkey Valley. I’ve created this blog entry to show you the house. If you look at some of the … Continue reading A virtual tour of the Monkey Valley house
As I have mentioned in other postings, I have put Monkey Valley on the market. I hope you have had a chance to look at the virtual tour of the house today. Offering nature-based teachings in new places The original intention of this website was to promote the retreats that I offered here on the land. I have … Continue reading Leaving Monkey Valley
I started practicing yoga regularly in 2003, just after I moved to Monkey Valley, a log home in the wilderness near Merritt. So for me, it seems like yoga and nature have always gone together. Doing yoga on the deck overlooking the creek and green valley below, or even in my bedroom looking out the … Continue reading Why is yoga in nature so special?
I keep meaning to get back to the story of my first vision fast, but today I feel inspired to tell you about my second vision fast. Did you ever see the wonderful Japanese-Icelandic film Cold Fever? It tells the story of a Japanese man who feels reluctantly obligated to travel to Iceland to perform … Continue reading A father’s forgiveness