Classical Yoga combines breath, movement and meditation with the aim of total health and well-being. It gently promotes physical strength and flexibility while improving concentration, steadiness and calmness of mind.
Gillian is an advanced Classical Yoga teacher. Gillian has a keen interest in how traditional spiritual teachings intersect with meditation, mindfulness, and yoga to promote mental health and well-being. Gillian has been practicing yoga since 2009, and has taught yoga classes part-time since 2013. Gillian teaches health policy at McMaster and her research program aims to improve mental health policy and service delivery. She loves to garden, swim, ski, bike and craft stained glass.
Lalit is an advanced Classical Yoga teacher, who has been teaching at the University of Guelph for over a decade. Lalit attributes the huge shift in his mental, emotional, physical, social and spiritual health and awareness to his daily practice. He is deeply interested in the Yogic Lifestyleand the transformative effect of Yogic/Sattvic/Pranic Foods on mental and physical health and disease. Now an IT specialist, Lalit first trained as a Vet and an Animal Geneticist. Lalit loves to fly kites and hike.
Upinder is a Certified Classical Yoga teacher. Upinder began teaching daily classes in June 2020 to support friends and family through the pandemic and has offered a class every day since. An Engineer by profession, running a Tech start-up, and a mother of three, Upinder finds that yoga helps her find balance in her busy life. Upinder has a longstanding passion for yoga & mindfulness, and has been practicing for the last 10 years. Upinder loves hiking, reading, cooking and travel.
Cary has had a personal yoga practice for many years and became a Classical Yoga teacher in 2011. Cary has taught classes to her co-workers for the last 3 years. While her aim when starting classical yoga was primarily to improve her physical health, Cary now loves the yogic lifestyle, philosophy and everything related to yoga. Cary is a health care worker who loves nature, the outdoors and being near water (especially on a beach), which relaxes her mind and body.
Kanwal is a Classical Yoga teacher and has trained in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and wants to do his bit to help people with these and other experiential methods
Prabha is a meditator and mindfulness practitioner for the past ten years. She conducts free mindfulness/motivation sessions at local libraries , Teen , Senior And Community Centers. Some topics that she addresses are : Being the Boss of yourself, Attitude of Gratitude, Heel the Mind- Heal the Mind, Turning Obstacles to Opportunity, Happy and Sad are Choices. Using the One Second, One Thought, One Breath practice of checking , choosing and changing our mindset , we can transform ourselves from being reactionary and victimized to a spontaneous space of responsive, sensible, and self- empowered Being. She is also a Special Education Paraprofessional.
Shiv is a Pranayam practitioner and teacher. He researches, develops, delivers and promotes education in the wisdom underlying the religious and scientific heritage of humanity to cultivate the spirit of inclusion and love for all existence. Shiv’s work is intended to be used for raising consciousness for the care of each other and that of the planet on which we live.
Raj is a Certified Classical Yoga Teacher, and has her Meditation instructor certificate. She has found practicing both yoga and meditation has helped her in many aspects of her life and environment. Thus she wants to share this knowledge with others. Raj loves gardening, hiking, reading, learning and volunteering. She has also written a book for her grandson.