“My life is only important if me can help plenty people. If my life is just for me in my own security then me nah want it. My life is for people.” – Bob Marley
Troy has been trying to live yoga long before he was ever introduced to the asana practice. Since yoga and asana practice came into his life, he has been bringing his dedication and focus onto his mat and into his teaching. Troy has aspired to aid his students on their journey of self realization and empowerment through breath, alignment and fun. He was originally trained as a Moksha yoga instructor under the guidance of Ted Grand and Jess Robertson and has since studied with Ryan Leier, Baron Baptiste, Seane Corn, Eugene & Jesse Poku, and more recently in 2014 with Srivatsa Ramaswami and Schyler Grant. He believes that our practice on the mat is a direct representation of our daily lives in many ways and, in an effort to change the world, he encourages yoga practitioners that change must begin with themselves, on their mat. Into every class he leads, Troy aims to offer his students an avenue to connect with mindfulness, their body, the GOD of their own understanding and LOVE.
I began my love affair with yoga in 2009 when I discovered the transformative powers of a yoga practice in my own life after stepping onto a mat for the first time. I felt something I never felt before- MY TRUE SELF. A light of awareness which I never knew existed shone into the darkest corners of my mind, body and soul.
Five years later, this love blossomed into a burning desire to share My passion of yoga and all of its remarkable and indescribable benefits with as many people as possible, resulting in my completion of 200-hr Yoga Teacher’s training in Whistler, BC in April 2014 with One Yoga’s founder, Ryan Leier. In May 2014, I went on to study in Saksatoon with Srivatsa Ramaswami, the longest standing student of the legendary Shri T. Krishnamacharya. From the inception of my journey in 2009, I was blessed to have my dear friend and humble teacher, Troy Hadeed at my side. Troy and his teachings continue to be an instrumental part of my journey.
In maintaining a dedicated and mindful practice, I believe that the mind-body connection teaches us how to live a fulfilling, healthy, happy and balanced life both on and off of our “Magic Carpets.” I strive to cultivate happiness through mindful living, self-inquire and reflection, and hope to inspire other practitioners to do the same.
I strive to encourage persons of all sizes, ages, cultures, and religious beliefs to build greater self- awareness, to quiet the mind and to tap into their inner self, for it is only there that the answers to our questions lie.
I believe that as you practice yoga regularly, this subtle sense of feeling good gradually grows into something so natural that it becomes rooted in your lifestyle- in the way you think, what you say, how you act, how you treat others, how you deal with situations, and how you carry yourself, both on and off your mat, so much so that it carries over into the entirety of your life and helps clarify your deepest longings, and aspirations, thereby restoring optimism, meaning, and the purpose of life itself.
I am continually inspired by yoga’s transformative powers and what it has taught me about myself. Through my practice and teaching I aspires to help myself and others develop the whole of their beings with a heightened attention towards practices that accentuate empathy, gratitude, non-reactiveness and LOVE. My goal is to emphasise the steady connection to the breath, and a mindful investigation of what qualities we are truly cultivating in our lives.
I believe that when compassion and empathy are present, transformation happens exponentially. With the incorporation of yoga into my life I has never felt better in my mind, body and soul and I hope to inspire you to do the same!
I am a certified massage/hypno therapist and Yoga instructor. I have been blessed to have been mentored and taught by amazing, powerful, dedicated teachers thus far on my “Yoga journey” which began in 2009.
My teachers Troy Hadeed, Ryan C. Leier and Srivatsa Ramaswami have been very instrumental in my growth as a yoga student. They have helped me re-discover the medicine and magic that is Breath, through the Hatha and Vinyasa Krama styles of yoga.
Through my practice of yoga I discovered the power of BREATH and how anchoring with breath can liberate, energize and heal us individually and collectively. I am passionate about sharing the practice of Yoga with you and helping you reveal the power of breath in your own life. The transformation and renewal that I have experienced through Yoga in my life inspire and motivate me daily to share the practice with everyone I meet.
Sharing Yoga to me, is sharing LOVE.
Jacob fell in love with yoga during a trip to India in 1996. This Gift has brought a deep awareness of body and self. The fact that Yoga has been a wonderful teacher is the inspiration for him to share this practice with others. The first deepening of his practice started in the Sivananda Ashram in Southern India. The initial introduction to yoga was in this form of Asana practice and led to the exploration of many other forms of Yoga. This continuing exploration has helped to celebrate the difference and commonality of achieving peace and equanimity with our bodies and the environment. With training in a spectrum ranging from Yin and Restorative to Ashtanga Vinyasa and Power Yoga to Zen meditation, Jacob has a well-rounded experiential knowledge of yoga and its application to our physical form. After many years of practice he certified as a teacher in 2006. His classes are physically challenging and at the same time safe and fun.
Ada Kate Wight
Ada Kate’s love for teaching yoga came into being once she realized the transformative effects it had in her own life. Surprising no one more than herself, she found health, well-being and contentment all through this ancient mind-body science. She completed her original teacher training with Karen Stollmeyer of Bliss Yoga Trinidad, as a Hatha yoga teacher in the Sivanada tradition. Ada was introduced to Asthanga yoga by Ashtanga teacher, Ursula Scott and has since found herself taken with this dynamic form of yoga. Ada likes to frequent India to study at Sri. K Pattabi Jois’ shala in Mysore (http://kpjayi.org/).
Ada Kate is inspired by those around her and by the ability of yoga to make the impossible possible. She hopes to help inspire other budding yogis to come to their mat with an open mind and a willingness to listen to themselves and their bodies- yoga will do the rest.
Doreen‘s prayer in this life has always been for ‘union’. Over the years, she sought to deepen her understanding of yoga through workshops, certifying in a Kundalini Meditation teachers training program with the Blue Star Yoga Ashram, led by Sri Vasudeva in 1997. Through life’s grace she met other special teachers who explained the yogic life path and texts.
Eight years ago, prayers answered, she was introduced to yoga asana through the Moksha Hot Yoga sequence. Discovering in this practice, a union of mind/body and breath, which gives space and stillness to connect to her true essence. Committing to the discipline of asana practice came naturally and completely changed her life.
Within her years of practice, the opportunity emerged to be part of the International Moksha Yoga teacher’s training in Brazil in 2011 led by Ted Grand & Jessica Robertson. Never considering herself as a teacher of anything, but experiencing the transformative power of yoga in her own life has inspired her to offer this to everyone. Teaching continues to be a joyful journey to her – guiding, sharing learning with, and from all others.
Her most powerful relationship in her practice has been with the breath. The unconditional love it gives without us asking. The fact that something that sustains us each moment, from the first to the last and we are unaware of it most of the time. How it leads you to stillness, to peace, and to the expanding universe within.
Always we teach what we most need to learn. Through the life practice of yoga, she learnt patience and compassion to herself first; only then can we offer love to others and create the possibility for change.
Maybe we don’t change by fighting with our bad habits – but by placing good habits instead, and keeping a simple daily practice.
Dustin sees yoga as a way to uplift spirit, bring meaning to action, and experience health and happiness on all levels. His approach is simple and grounded, truthful and direct. The dynamic and energetic nature of the practice compels students to be themselves.
He is an Ashtanga and Power Vinyasa yoga teacher who has studied with Doug Swenson, Larry Schultz, Ryan Leier and Baron Baptiste. Dustin is intrigued and inspired by human relationship, the beauty of nature, and what it means to pray.
Dynamic and inspirational, Ryan Leier brings his unique energy to every class he teaches. Whether in his own One Yoga studios or as an ambassador of yoga to communities around the world, his expression of this ancient, yet vital tradition consistently touches people’s hearts.
Ryan is primarily a student of the Krishnamacharya yoga lineage and continues to study under Father Joe Pereira, by whom he was authorized to teach. Ryan trains with Baron Baptiste, Eddie Modestini and Nicki Doane (Maya), Danny Paradise, Srivatsa Ramaswami (Vinyasa Krama). He also received instruction from Ashtanga Guru Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.
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