I did not make it to the Wed. evening class @ Semperviva's North Shore Vancouver studio as intended . The chain has been written up locally as being extremely well run with excellent teachers.
The Granville Island location has a retail store which carries Surface Collective's " Sounds of Silence " wall tattoo ( shown on left ) . It is a clever twist as a student really needs to tune inwards to hear & feel the OM , the universal sound.
If I ever started teaching yoga in another incarnation , I would lead into EVERY class with the traditional OM invocation then launch into a short discourse on Patanjali's " YOGA CHITTA VRITTI NIRODHA " , the only definition by the sage for yoga ; " The cessation of the fluctuations of the mind . " ( AKA ditch the CHATTER-RANGA heh heh )
Heading out on an early morning flight to HLU tomorrow AM. Thanks to Philip L. from Columbia University Press for the heads up on the " Yoga , Karma & Rebirth " book by Stephen Phillips. It should be an enlightening travel companion -