Pine Mushrooms

These little guys are Pine Mushrooms. The grow down our interior coast line right through to the state of Oregon. They also grow well in Korea. Pine mushrooms are loved by the people of Japan. In Japan these mushrooms are called Matsutake Mushrooms.

People in British Columbia go out into the woods every fall (September to November) an pick Pine Mushrooms. They sell them to buyers who then ship them to Japan. Some mushrooms can go for $1000 + per mushroom in Japan. The Pine Mushroom is to Japan what Truffles are to many cultures.

There are thousands of varieties of Mushrooms in the forest so it is important to only pick the ones you KNOW are not poisonous. If you are planning on going Pine Mushroom picking, it is important to go with someone who knows for sure what they are picking.

Many mushrooms look like Pine Mushrooms but are Poisonous. Pine Mushrooms have a very distinct smell. This is one way to identify that you indeed have picked a Pine Mushroom. Other characteristics are their colour & their shape.


Bikram’s 26 Postures

Just in case you were interested in what we “actually do” in class, here is a diagram of Bikram’s 26 Postures.

Each posture is performed twice. Usually, if you first do a posture on the right side, then you would do a left side and then do that all over again.

The first 45 minutes of the class is called the “balancing series”. In this series you stand up to do the postures and most of them involve some kind of balance.

The second 45 minutes of the class is spent on the floor. Usually by the time we get to these postures we are all warmed up and can stretch a lot easier.

Each posture benefits our bodies in a different way.

We are going to be taking a seminar/workshop tomorrow at our Yoga Studio with a man named Jason Winn. This seminar/workshop will help us understand more in depth how each posture benefits out bodies. We will provide an update on this seminar/workshop another day.

David & Tanya

Bikram Yoga

Meet Bikram Choudhury!

This sadistic little man thought it would be fun to turn up the heat (40 Degrees) and the humidity (40% ) in the yoga studio and practice 26 specific postures in sequence TWICE for 90 minutes.

We have been practicing Bikram Yoga since early September. We love it! It has improved our flexibility, our wellbeing and our waste lines! This 90 minute class is a great way to do something for ourselves that is healthy.

Going to Yoga is also a great way for us to meet new friends and for us to interact with the friends who we have introduced to Bikram Yoga.

If your looking for a challenge mentally, physically and emotionally you should try Bikram Yoga! It is amazing!

David & Tanya



Welcome to our blog. We look forward to sharing our experiences & photos with you.

Thanks for stopping by,

David & Tanya