Date:: November, 2011
Wade Imre Morissette has been practicing and teaching yoga for 19 years. He has completed Iyengar, Classical Ashtanga and Ashtanga-Vinyasa yoga teacher training. He has studied Vinyasa, Viniyoga, Anusara, and Kriya yoga, as well as zazen, Vedic Chanting, and active movement and sound meditations with some of the best-known teachers in Canada, North America, and India. He is also a Reiki master, certified Phoenix Rising yoga therapist, and Viniyoga Therapist. He leads teacher trainings, workshops, retreats, and music-dance evenings internationally.
The Spice Mistress is honoured to welcome Wade Morissette as the focus of this month’s Pancha Q.
Wade was born in Ottawa, Canada, just minutes before his twin sister, Alanis. The twins took to music at an early age; Wade studied piano as a child and took on guitar and djembe in his teens, but their paths diverged when Wade began to study yoga.
Wade has released a number of chant albums and has established himself as a sought-after yoga instructor and talented musician. He is currently releasing his yoga book “Transformative Yoga: 5 Keys to Unlocking Inner Bliss”.
1. How do you begin your day?
Wade: I begin my day with a nice cup of coffee with cream and cinnamon (just like the Italians), and I usually check the weather on my iPhone and then eat some fruit from the fruit basket (I always keep my basket full).
2. What’s one piece of life changing health advice you can share with others?
Wade: The only piece of advice I would give is never let your life “lose” the time for self care. Self care could look like many things but that after you do your self care commitments you feel re-connected to your self or rejuvenated.
3. What’s one thing that gives you hope for the future?
Wade: I am hopeful for the future because I see many people as I travel the world who are on a path of self awakening or consciousness. We know that real change begins within so this is a good sign. Hopefully mother earth will be forgiving too – but she doesn’t have to be.
4. Any lifestyle ‘Crimes against Wisdom’ (Prajnaparadha) that challenge you?
Wade: I don’t believe there is such thing as crimes against wisdom. There is only unconsciousness and consciousness.
5. A moment of beauty that inspired you today?
Wade: Looking over my patio on Bowen Island, marvelling at the ocean and the mountains.
Thank you for the interview, Wade. Om Shanti!
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