Kevin is a wonderful Yoga teacher from Vancouver in Canada. He is sharing his journey for a while
on Instagram and I also can not wait to work with him. Let your Monday and new week get inspired by
some gentle Shiva energy!
From Ayurveda With Love means compassion and finding our Dharma in life, so can you tell
us what you are compassionate about?
I help a local animal rescue by fostering and delivering dogs.
Tell us where do you come from, what you are doing and what your plans look like for 2019?
I live in west Vancouver, Canada. I own a design build construction firm called reVISION Custom
home renovations. In 2019 my Yoga plans are teaching more Yoga, take a Bernie Clark Yin Yoga
training and serve a 10 day Vipassana. Likely I’ll add a thing or two.
Travel a bit – I’ve got some plans, but things are being added as I write this.
Where do you teach actually?
I actually teach at “Studio 202” in North Vancouver.
What do you know about Ayurveda? Do you practice it already?
I was introduced to it in a Yoga teacher training years ago. I don’t practice it yet.
What are your thoughts about Ayurveda?
Thought it was interesting but don’t know a lot about it.
Do you know which Dosha you are?
Someone told me they thought I was Pitta. That’s about all. (Kev, we need to change that!)
How does your perfect morning routine looks like?
Wake at 5 am to shower etc, go to yoga at 6 am, leave about 8 am, eat the breakfast I bring with me.
What kind of Yoga do you practice actually or mostly?
I practice Ashtanga Yoga at a local Mysore Shala.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years from now?
Living half the time in California and traveling. Likely still working in my business.
Perhaps some special building in California!
What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
Micro management…I’m doing nothing about it.
How did you find the path you are on right now? Was there a key moment?
I don’t know if there is a key moment. It’s been a series of exploring my curiosity and interests.
How important is meditation to you?
It is as a daily thing and the yearly retreats are key.
Tell me about your Yoga Teacher training!
I trained with a traditional Tantra Yoga teacher for a while then I moved to a Vinyasa program
and completed my RYT200 there.
What has helped you to improve your classes since your first started teaching?
Experience and being willing to try new things. Maintaining a strong personal practice.
Getting feedback has helped too!
What is your Yoga philosophy?
I don’t know if I have a specific philosophy. I believe it has many tools to clean the mind and body.
A strong asana practice helps create a space for the other Yoga tools to work.
Why do you want to be an Yoga instructor?
I love Yoga and sharing. It is fulfilling. Plus – I love the Yoga community!
What is your philosophy and spiritual path?
Don’t have anything concrete. Also Gautama Buddha teachings I’ve learned in Vipassana and some
I observe and adopt some of reading.
What have you done into the last year to improve yourself?
Applied more discipline to the personal practice.
Who has been your greatest influence?
Not sure. I’ve had many influences but there is no one that I follow. That being said Vipassana
retreats have pivoted my life in a very meaningful way.
What is your greatest strength?
I would say team building and leadership.
How do you handle stress and pressure?
I try get ahead of it with my practice. Work on not not being attached to the stress and
letting it go as good as possible.
What are your favorite self-care practices and rituals?
Yoga, retreats, intermediate fasting.
Are you into Wellness?
Where do you find your ideas for creative content? Is there also a “outer” life besides
porsting and blogging, like painting?
Creative ideas are everywhere. I’m a curious person so I find inspiration in many things.
I love discovering independent and emerging bands. Love collecting records and going to concerts.
Where can we find you on Social Media and in the World Wide Web?
At Instagram it is @kevinparenteau and you can find my Homepage
Do you have got a favorite quote you would like to share with us?
“You can accomplish anything in life providing you don’t mind who gets the credit.” (Harry S.Truman)
Thank you so much Kev and see you soon! 🙂
I also hope you enjoyed this little chat and have a perfect start into the new week!
Next Monday we will have some Monday Meditation together! (Yaaaay! A video!)
Can’t wait to see you here! Namaste!