Location: Four Directions Yoga Studio, 55 Farms Rd, Woodville, ON Contact us at: 705 341 2758 or
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Holiday Schedule: The Studio will be closed from August 23rd - September 7th
Our hatha yoga practice is inspired by mindfulness meditation in the Zen tradition as well as the work of Vanda Scaravelli. Breaking away from restrictive yoga teaching styles, Vanda and her students developed a style that is reflective and honors the student's own experience. Students are encouraged to practice postures and breathing exercises without straining, but with interest, reflection, and patience. We apply the principles of releasing, breathing, and grounding to move into the postures with ease and mindfulness. Our yoga classes can allow you to move mindfully into postures through present moment awareness of your body and breath. Practice at your own level to find your center and empowerment.
Kundalini yoga is a dynamic and grounding practice based on the teachings of Yogi Bhajan. This inspiring and uplifting practice can help students meet life's stresses with interest, energy, and joy. The postures, breathing practices and mantras of Kundalini yoga can help students work through anxiety, depression, and chronic fatigue.
We offer hatha yoga teacher training - Level 1 and Level 2. The Level 1 course provides you with 335 hours of professional teacher training instruction. Our curriculum includes: deepening and enriching your own practice; teaching skills and methodology; instruction in how to teach yoga postures; effective ways to communicate the principles of your own experience of yoga; hands on assisting; lesson and curriculum planning; anatomy; alignment; philosophy and ethics. Level 1 is for people who are new to teaching yoga and new to this method of yoga. Our Level 2 course is over 200 hours in total. Level 2 is designed for graduates from Level 1 who wish to further their own studies in a specialized way.
In addition to classes and teacher training, we offer workshops as well as retreats and Sangha meditation meetings. Please check the Schedule page for details.
Owner-instructor Paola di Paolo enjoys teaching yoga as well as meditation. Paola has been practicing yoga since 1983 and teaching since 1990. She is registered with the Yoga Alliance, RYT-500. She was initially trained in Iyengar yoga with an emphasis on alignment. In 1992 she met Esther Myers and began studying with her. Esther Myers was trained by Vanda Scaravelli and encouraged her students to be aware of their own experiences in the postures, and to trust their own explorations in yoga. In 2000 Paola also began to practice Kundalini Yoga and was certified by the Kundalini Research Institute as a teacher in 2003. Kundalini yoga brings energy and awareness of the chakra system. Since childhood, Paola has had an interest in meditation, particularly Zen meditation. The simplicity of Zen meditation allows us to connect to our present moment experiences with openness and awareness. Paola has applied the practice of Zen meditation to hatha yoga. Her approach is mindful and inspires insight and self awareness.
Enjoy time for yourself and the peace that comes with yoga and meditation.