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Yoga Foundations for Beginners

 In these classes you will learn the basics of Classical Hatha Yoga in order to build a stable foundation for your journey to balance and give you all the tools you need to continue your own daily practice and learn to continue your practice off the mat, as a way of life.

The intent of these classes are for those who are new to yoga or new to Classical Hatha Yoga, which is a traditional practice passed down from a long line of Swamis from India, where yoga first began over 5,000 years ago. It is holistic and healing in nature and guides the aspirants into higher experiences of consciousness.

Hatha yoga is for everyone a gentle yoga focused on coordinating the body and mind.

What you can expect Starts with a centering practice and beginning the class with 3 Oms, and mantra, we then move into slow mindful movements (asanas) where you will receive step by step guidance into the postures, benefits and when to use them to connect the mind and body and build awareness so you can experience your true nature of peace and calm that you already are without the stories of the mind and to promote well-being. Then move into breathing practices (pranayama) and then spend time in relaxation in a conscious way (pratyahara), then practice concentration (dharana), focusing the mind for some time. The class will end with 3 Oms and a mantra. With some time for question and answer at the end.

Some questions that will get answered - Why we use a yoga mat - Why we chant Om at the beginning and end of a class - How mantra helps to focus and relax our minds - What are mudras and why do we use them - How to tap into your true self 

Julie (Jaya) Boyse

“Yoga was my guiding light along my journey from burnout to balance and continues to light my path of peace and happiness” Julie (Jaya)

Julie Boyse (Jaya) has been trained in the Sivananda lineage through Sivananda Vendanta Camp in Montreal, Canada, and SIYA International with Swami Mahesh in Bangalore, India. She is a registered yoga teacher through both the Yoga Alliance and Canadian Yoga Alliance as a E-RYT 450.

She has been practicing yoga since 2009 and was introduced to Swami Satyananda’s yoga tradition in 2011 through her teacher Lalitadevi of Little Mango Tree, she really made a deep connection to yoga in 2014 after having experienced a nervous breakdown, yoga is what she believes saved her life.

Jaya is a spiritual seeker and loves learning and after travelling to Iceland, Costa Rica and India with Swami Mahesh she gained a deeper knowledge of yoga and conducting yoga retreats, she knew she wanted to share what she has learned along her journey to others.

She travels to India regularly to deepen her study, understanding and experiences in Classical Yoga from the roots and original source of Yoga.

She lives in Niagara, Canada teaching chair yoga in senior care facilities, along with Classical Hatha Yoga classes, Yoga Nidra, Mantra Chanting, Kirtan and Learn to Meditate classes both in person and online. She also runs day retreats, gathers groups to travel to India for Yoga and Ayurveda Retreats and co-teaches Yoga Teacher Training courses.