James Dylan is originally from Vancouver, BC, and has been practicing Yoga for 15 years and has been teaching Yoga for over 10 years. He believes that the practice of Yoga can help us develop strength, trust and the ability to reach our full potential. The heart of his teaching is dedicated to the art of loving ourselves. His teaching is enlivening. His classes are made unique through his extensive knowledge of and commitment to alignment, creative sequencing and lively storytelling; interweaving philosophical concepts into the physical practice. James appreciates knowing that yoga is a shared practice, which provides both the student and the teacher an opportunity to always keep growing.
My first class of yoga was a revelation. It became really clear quickly that this practice was going to be a part of my life, and would help me grow and evolve. There’s no place like home, and it’s exactly how I feel teaching and practicing yoga. Yoga helps me feel at home in my heart, in my body and with the others. I studied Hatha Yoga, and have been a dedicated student ever since. Now teaching mainly vinyasa style, my mission is to share my love of yoga with others, so they can experience a real connexion to themselves through breath and movement.
Patricia met yoga in 2001 during a session of classical ballet training at Montreal’s Dance Conservatory. The two first years of her voyage through this discipline were more difficult. Slowly, her relationship with yoga transformed itself into love at first sight. It then became obvious to her that she needed to teach. In 2009, she started her Hatha yoga teacher training at the Satyam school of Hatha yoga with Swami Premananda Saraswati (Hervé Blondon). Yoga is a passion, a daily exercise, but especially a lifestyle that allows her to maintain harmony in all aspects of her life. For Patricia, a yoga class is a protected space that allows each person to enter inside themselves and achieve their own objectives, their own well-being.
Amanda discovered yoga in 2010 when she was transitioning out of a full-time professional dance career. Now a certified Hatha yoga instructor focusing on anusara-style principles, Amanda believes that everyone can benefit from practicing yoga. She has realized, through her own practice, that yoga not only increases body awareness and appreciation but it also invites people to tap into their authentic selves. Amanda was a professional commercial/variety dancer in Montreal for over 15 years. She has appeared on television shows such as La Fureur, performed in Casino stage shows including Danse-Sing at the Casino du Liban in Lebanon, and was part of a show tour for the Canadian Armed Forces in Labrador, the North Pole and in Bosnia. She was a cheerleader with the Montreal Alouettes for 9 consecutive seasons. For Amanda, yoga is a performance its own. It’s the opportunity to discover, appreciate, and reconnect with your yourself. The dance between movement and breath is the most elegant choreography of all.
Julie stepped into yoga during a difficult period of her life. After a little while, she realized what beneficial impacts yoga had on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. She soon became ‘addicted’ to the feeling of peace and well-being that yoga would leave her with, every time she stepped off the mat. Her journey eventually became much brighter, and she developed a stronger sense of compassion towards others and a joy for life. She decided to join a teacher training in order to give back to people and share all the positive effects of yoga. Students describe her classes as authentic and uplifting. Her sequences will leave you with joyous grounding energy, peace and clarity.