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Exploring Yoga and Alignment through Myo-Fascial Lines with Tony Eng

November 12, 26 and December 3, 10 2017 (Sundays) from 3pm – 5pm

This workshop series will help you understand the connection of the myo-fascial lines throughout the body.

We will explore these lines in detail through yoga postures and alignment.

Myo-fascial lines are integral to the functional movement, coordination and stability of the body.  By aligning the fascial lines, we will improve body awareness, balance and strength.  It will also help us understand the causes of your injuries and limitations.

Cost: $100 for all 4 classes ($30 for each individual class)

Marielle Bertin

Weekly Class : Tuesday (level 1) 5:30PM

Marielle is a certified Hatha yoga teacher, a dynamique approach focussed on the balance between effort of movement and personal potential. Inspired by AYM’s Ashtanga style, she undertook a daily practice which was the start of a 15-year relationship with yoga.

For her, yoga is the optimal challenge of everyday living – exploring the tensions between effort and ease, comfort and discomfort and the sense of self within turbulance. Simplicity and movement.

With a background in Massage Therapy, Horticulture and Garden Design she is currently completing the Professional Yoga Therapist Program at Naadayoga.

Eira Glover

Weekly Class : Wednesday (level 3) 6:00PM

“I was first introduced to yoga in 2001 while training at the Rotterdam Dance Academy on the brink of my professional dance career. As a result, my personal practice has evolved alongside, and through an intimate relationship with, my artistic development as a dancer. Yoga began as an effective form of corporal conditioning for me, however, over time it has come to deeply influence the ways in which I move through, engage with, and think about the world. I first ventured to India to practice in 2005 and my interest in mind/body unity continues to grow; it has inspired the pursuit of a degree in Psychology/Sexuality, and the cultivation of a rewarding and ongoing Vipassana practice. I initially completed a 250hr Hatha Yoga teacher training at Ashtanga Yoga Montreal, and have since supplemented this with focused certifications in Trauma Recovery Yoga and Elderly Yoga. Through being a teacher, I have discovered a profound joy in facilitating for others a connection to yoga and an exploration of the mind/body. I am grateful to my many yoga teachers around the world who have so generously shared with me their knowledge of this ancient Indian tradition. I look forward to being a lifelong student while continuing to evolve as a teacher.”

Welcoming Mysore Montreal to the studio!

Starting on September 5th 2017, AYM will be hosting Mysore Montreal (the continuation of Sattva).

Monday – Thursday: Mysore 7 am – 11 am (doors open at 6:30 am)
Friday: Mysore 7 am – 9 am & Led Primary 9 am -10:30 am
Saturday: Led 1/2 Primary 9 am -10 am
Sunday: Mysore 8:30 am -10:30 am

What is Mysore style Ashtanga yoga?
Teaching in the tradition of Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois, Mysore style is the traditional method of practicing Ashtanga Yoga.  Students practice independently, according to the Ashtanga sequence, under the guidance of a teacher.  Students receive the support, adjustments and level of challenge that encourages the development of their individual practice.

Can beginners practice Mysore style?
Yes.  Rooted in parampara, the direct transmission of knowledge from the teacher to student, this system allows each student to practice at their pace and level, while benefiting from individual adjustments and support from the teacher. Delve deeper into your practice whether you are beginning or experienced. All levels welcome.

*Mysore Montreal is a separate program from AYM and the passes and class cards are not transferable, however discounts will be given to AYM students.

Kate Markle

“I feel so lucky to have discovered yoga at a young age. A large part of my childhood was spent looking at Iyengar books, trying to imitate the postures that were described. I went to my first yoga class at age 12, and have been hooked since then. My love for learning and quest for knowledge led me to Montreal to study philosophy, music and the environment at McGill. During my degree, I became more interested in the philosophical teachings behind yoga, as well as the healing capacity that it has. My quest to learn more lead me to Ashtanga Yoga Montreal and I completed my Teacher Training with Allison Ulan, Jeanne Mudie, Jessie Goldberg and Eugene Poku in the fall of 2015.

Since then, I have taught children’s yoga in various schools around Montreal, and have become even more aware of the positive impact it can have, both physically and mentally. Having worked with people struggling with mental illness and physical limitations, I have seen first hand the transformative power of this healing art. I firmly believe that it should be accessible to everyone!

Aside from yoga, I am also a musician and a composer and I love sharing experiences through the arts.”