I learn by going where I have to go. ~ Theodore Roethke
On June 23, 2016, I received my 200hr Yoga Teacher Training certificate from the Anahata Rising School of Yoga based at Bliss YogaSpa in Edmonton, Alberta. I received my training under the tutelage of Sheena Mason (Founder) and Lindsey Park (Lead Trainer). I have also practiced under the guidance of April Cantafio, Kat Boehm, Joshua Schofield, Ricky Brennan, Kim Wilkinson, and Chris Shewchuk.
I am currently a 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and am accepting new students for private and corporate 60 min or 90 min sessions. I carry yoga liability insurance with Fraser & Hoyt.
I am trained to guide hot and regular temperature vinyasa-style flow classes for all levels (with modifications) with a focus on alignment, body awareness, opposing forces of yin/yang, contraction/relaxation, regulation of breath, and pranayama (or ‘breath control’) techniques to prepare the body for yoga asana or posture practice. I also employ guided meditation and visualization exercises to encourage the practitioner to turn his/her outward gaze to the inner realm of the subtle body. Finally, as a former kung-fu practitioner, one can expect a little bit of “wushu flow” weaved in from time to time in my yoga class! Yoga has always remained for me a meditative practice – that is, yoga IS meditation.
My goal as a yoga teacher is to provide a supportive and safe space for each of my students so that he or she may “drop in” on him/herself to experience the integration of body, mind, and breath in the wonder of the present moment. It is this integration that I believe constitutes the deep work of the practice of yoga (that continues always) and allows us to work towards greater freedom and clarity in our life.
Availability and Pricing
I am currently teaching private yoga. If you are interested in receiving my full yoga resume, or in pricing, please feel free to send me a private message at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will respond to you within 24 hrs. I encourage you also to peruse my blog posts to learn about my journey in mindfulness and yoga (at the very least, you’ll read about a lawyer-turned-yogi!).
You can also finds this info and so much more at Alex Yiu Yoga, my new yoga website!
It would be my honor and privilege to share the practice of yoga with you. This practice has changed – no, saved – my life in many, many ways. It is a gift that all of us are entitled to.
The gift of self-compassion, peace and freedom. There is no better time than now to begin the honorable work of self-observation. I wish you happiness, hope and love, always.