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kregweiss.ca

Montreal, CA

Kreg is a certified Hatha Yoga Teacher, international presenter and kinesiologist (exercise science). All of his classes integrate a purposeful, meditative quality to allow for an experience of connection and reflection while the body explores expansion and renewal.

Striving to share his passion for Yoga, Kreg was inspired in 2004 to co-create MyYogaOnline.com, which has grown to become a thriving production company and the leading global resource for online yoga videos.

With his extensive background in anatomy and physiology, Kreg feels privileged to be able to empower students with practices that are educational, engaging and accessible. Through integrity-driven classes, Kreg aims to provide students with the tools to pursue a unique, confident practice where asanas, pranayama, and meditation interact collectively to rejuvenate and heal the body and mind.

 

More About Me

My Occupation is
Yoga Teacher and Kinesiologist

My hobbies/interests are
yoga, vegetarian cooking, gardening, traveling, volunteering

One secret that helps me to stay healthy is
it is ALL small stuff - breathe, flow and let go

My wellness goals are
seeking more and more knowledge about nutrition including alkaline diets

I see myself achieving my wellness goals by
making time to schedule in dedicated meal planning and finding more extensive sources for buying whole foods

My inspirations are
conscious breathing and settling into layers of unforced stillness

A little more about me
Visit my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KregWeissYoga

Recent Posts

    • post-Karma Yoga salad inspired by Thrive Diet

      July 23, 2011 at 1:40pm

      post-Karma Yoga salad inspired by Thrive Diet

      I had the pleasure of volunteering today at the community garden - we were assigned the grand task of removing several dozen dying wild rose bushes. I was given the job of taking an axe to the roots (which resisted every moment and whack). The older folk offered their delightful entertainment as they shared their insights on how they liked seeing the 'young ones' being put to work.

      After a few pounds of sweat, I am convinced that any decent 'get fit' program must include regular gardening - the complete feeling of being whipped and fatigue is evidence to that.

      So now recharging and muscle recovery is the task at hand of which I have been inspired to make a medium glycemic salad with clean proteins. The Thrive Diet's guidance on alkaline-forming nutrition helped bring this meal together. Much of the ingredients have been joyfully picked fresh today from the garden plot.

      Organic Quinoa Summer Mix
      *cooked quinoa
      *cucumber
      *zucchini
      *romaine lettuce
      *coriander
      *red onions and tops
      *beet stems (when finely chopped, has a nice 'celery' texture)
      *raw walnuts
      *raisins
      *slightly steamed green beans and snap peas
      *dressing with olive oil, mustard, apple cider vinegar, honey, pepper, sea salt, and cumin

      [pardon the lack of measurements - I rarely measure as I just prepare and cook 'organically']

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        • garden yoga

          July 17, 2011 at 9:24am

          garden yoga

          wonderful summer day stimulating the flow of prana in the community garden

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            • Getting your core fluid on Father's Day

              June 19, 2011 at 9:32am

              Getting your core fluid on Father's Day

              Had a wonderful time teaching a warming Hatha yoga class at Lululemon Ste. Catherine's (Montreal) this morning. Delightful group of people with lots of gracious feedback. Look forward to teaching there again and at other locations.

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                • Getting nutritional boost with Vega!

                  June 18, 2011 at 1:18pm

                  Getting nutritional boost with Vega!

                  Very excited to find out that I am now an ambassador for the wonderful team at Vega (http://myvega.com/). Going to have fun sharing my genuine love for their products and my experiences with exploring a plant-based diet. Also excited to see Vega being featured again this week in MyYogaOnline's Tuesday Yoga giveaway.

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                    • In a gentle way, you can shake the world~Gandhi

                      June 12, 2011 at 8:48am

                      In a gentle way, you can shake the world~Gandhi

                      one of my joyful ways to 'shake the world' - growing your own food!

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                        • Adopt a Space (and get toned)

                          March 21, 2011 at 11:00am

                          Adopt a Space (and get toned)

                          Spring broke through enough yesterday to jump back into cleaning up the park and neighborhood. 2 hour marathon of squats and lunges picking up seasonal trash. Legs and butt feeling joyfully fried today. Such a great sensation tidying up the area ... 10+ bags of trash and found a pair of gloves that cleaned up just fine!

                          I totally encourage everyone to adopt a space this spring and all year long - doesn't matter how big, or how small:
                          *street area in front of your home
                          *local park
                          *your usual bus stop (great way to kill some time while waiting)

                          Why I do it?
                          *putting out a positive vibe to the community and ideally inspiring others to participate in some fashion
                          *supporting the environment and wildlife by removing harmful/toxic materials
                          *provides a great workout in the outdoors

                          Keep an eye open for spring community events in your area and join in the spring cleanup! Don't wait for city workers to come by - be an active member of your community and show your love for the environment.

                          Man, I need some yoga for my thighs and hips.

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                            • Take in breath, take in some nature today.

                              March 7, 2011 at 7:41am

                              Take in breath, take in some nature today.

                              Happy Monday everyone - make this a great day and a great week.

                              • Yes, lets do!

                                about 3 years ago in Oklahoma City, US

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                              • Kicking the sweet tooth the healthy way

                                February 22, 2011 at 12:09pm

                                Kicking the sweet tooth the healthy way

                                I tried out this Vegan Chocolate Chip cookie recipe (with major modifications) - turned out really well:

                                *high fiber / high in antioxidants / gluten free / tons of nutrients AND tastes really good especially when needing to toast a sweet craving ... due to dried fruit and honey, it is higher on the glycemic index level, so perfect pre or post workout food to saturate muscles with glycogen/fuel ... you could add raw nuts to lower the glycemic index and increase protein level - also could add ground flax seed to add a boost of omega 3 oils (which also will lower the glycemic index a touch)

                                Vegan Chocolate Cookies:

                                *in food processor, 1 cup dry dates and half cup raisins ... process until tiny bits
                                *add to processor, 2 cups oatmeal, half cup unsweetened coconut, half tsp cinnamon, pinch of salt
                                *blend like crazy - it will turn into a course powder
                                *add 4 tbsp honey - blend more
                                *add quarter cup of unsweetened apple sauce
                                **process and should start to bind into a 'dough'
                                *once it comes together into a ball, remove from processor to a mixing bowl
                                *stir in half cup of cacao nibs or finely chopped 70% + dark chocolate

                                [*I used dark chocolate - I blended in processor to start and removed to add at end]

                                **roll into balls and lightly flatten - chill and enjoy!

                                Took less than 20 minutes! And this was experimenting. Next time I will throw in some ground flax seed to boost the health benefits. I have to admit they look a lot like little hamburgers! Healthy sweets = nom nom

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                                  • Yoga and Juvenile Rheumatoid arthritis

                                    February 7, 2011 at 6:00am

                                    Received an inquiry about yoga for a teen with JRA needing joint strength and stability: what types of yoga should she do and not do. My recommendations:

                                    *the yoga 'industry' is really pushing 'workout' style classes like vinyasa and hot yoga ... in my opinion, these are very advanced classes and require ample experience as well as mental maturity (doing it for the right reason and also developing kinesthetic awareness to avoid acute/chronic injuries) ... far too many people are doing these classes without the right level of fitness and experience

                                    *with JRA, i believe one needs to be mindful to not generate inflammation hence avoidance of lots of friction in the joints - i learned in kinesiology courses that exercises that involve isometric contractions are more ideal for those with JRA (contracting muscles without shortening of muscles versus isotonic - muscles shorten and joint motion occurs)

                                    **my recommendations since the focus for her needs to be joint stability while retaining mobility (and reduced inflammation):

                                    -avoid hot yoga and vinyasa flows ... although vigorous and strengthening, there is too much heat and sheer forces generated in joints - as well, these require a significant amount of time for foundation building to perform with integrity and mindfulness

                                    -avoid yin yoga ... although very static and controlled, these flows can be very deep into connective tissues and make issues of joint laxity worse ... there is usually little to no application of strength conditioning in these flows which is opposite to what she needs

                                    -avoid kundalini ... again, often incorporates many rapid movements that could be contraindicating

                                    -I would direct her to beginner/moderate hatha classes - as a beginner/moderate level class, the teachers 'should' be mindful that the majority of people have limited flexibility - therefore the emphasis will be on mild to moderate stretching combined with slow moving or static yoga poses ... many hatha teachers enjoy adding static strengthening poses to warm the body (versus vinyasa teachers that utilize flowing sun salutations) ... by doing hatha, she will develop a foundation of understanding poses and breath, will be slow enough for her to listen to her body and make necessary modifications, will not be so advanced in terms of flexibility as to be counterproductive in controlling laxity, many strength poses are held longer than vinyasa classes so these poses will be more isometric in nature versus isotonic

                                    an example of an appropriate style of class that offers conditioning:
                                    http://www.myyogaonline.com/videos/yoga/flowing-from-the-core

                                    • I have a teen with JRA and he is relapsing after 15 months in remission.
                                      He does very little in terms of stretching, and we have a hard time getting him to exercise.
                                      Could you recommend some specific poses that I could work on with him
                                      to do on a daily basis, i.e. 15 min. morning and or evening to promote joint flexibiity.
                                      He is dealing with systemic inflammation right now and waiting to go back on his meds.....
                                      so I am looking for types of exercises which would reduce inflammation.....or at least not
                                      make it worse. Any ideas? or perhaps this is book which addresses this topic?? I do yoga
                                      myself regularly.

                                      about 2 years ago in Corvallis, US

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                                    • morning of gratitude and abundance

                                      December 25, 2010 at 5:09am

                                      morning of gratitude and abundance

                                      early Christmas morning sunset to practice pranayam to - happy holidays everyone and sincere thanks for your participation and contribution to MYO!

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                                        • morning calm to flow to

                                          December 19, 2010 at 8:02am

                                          morning calm to flow to

                                          fog left a beautiful frost over the area - wonderful, calming energy to practice yoga with today ... definitely allocating some time today to walk in the forrest and take in the sights - best things in life are definitely free

                                          • Beautiful photo! I love this time of year. Winter months are filled with calming energies, and sparkling with light everywhere you look. Enjoy your walk!

                                            about 3 years ago in Sundre, CA

                                          • Have you heard??? The long-awaited Mat Companion book release has finally made it to Amazon!!!! Every self-respecting yogi and yogini will adore these incredible books!! Take a look: www.BandhaYoga.comNamaste!

                                            about 3 years ago

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                                          • taking time to be present

                                            December 14, 2010 at 10:11am

                                            taking time to be present

                                            making more and more effort to pause first thing in the morning to absorb gratitude (and enjoy jasmine tea)

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