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Vaibhav Parashar (Vaibs)

Being suffered from Ulcerative Colitis, I started practicing yoga and meditation on my doctor’s recommendation for self-healing and in aim to recover faster along with my medicines. Within a month of practicing meditation, I noticed a slight improvement in my health and my mind was relaxed. Thats when I told myself, that if I improve more then, I will dedicate my life in helping others through meditation and yoga. Within a month I saw a remarkable change in my health and I went straight to Rishikesh to gain more knowledge about yoga and meditation. I did my teacher training course and returned with a motive of helping people to get physically and mentally fit and also to help them to find their purpose in life.
My classes are a good combination of yoga and meditation, which helps people gain strength, flexibility and calmness. My class is like a laboratory where people come to discover themselves and their uniqueness.

Abhi Durge

Abhi is a yoga enthusiast and was exposed to asanas since a very early age. He completed his 200 YTT with the intention of bringing more discipline to his practice and to understand proper body alignment and breathing in poses. During his training and in the days to follow, Abhi sensed a certain peace cultivating within him, making him feel more grounded in his daily life and opening up his energy channels. This further inspired him to start teaching yoga to share and communicate this practice. Abhi is a hands-on teacher, easy going and cheerful but likes to challenge students in his classes.
He says –Teaching opens up unlimited avenues for me to acknowledge, learn and develop the skills needed for an effective educator. I love to teach yoga to not only make others aware but also let them experience first-hand the benefits that a regular yoga practice can bring. Yoga works. It is an absolute gift that keeps giving.

Beatrice Sholer

Beatrice’s yoga journey began 3 years ago, when she was introduced to yoga at a local community gym. Shortly after having considered giving up most physical activity due to sports injuries and the onset of back problems, she became captivated by the positive impacts of regular yoga practice on her physical health. With a love for teaching and a newly found passion, Beatrice set out to encourage the development of self-awareness, and healthy living in her community.
Having completed the E-RYT 200 hour Yoga Teaching Certification trained primarily in Hatha and Vinyasa, she began taking interest in therapeutics and offers a variety of modifications and strategies to relieve tension in the back, neck, shoulders and wrists. With over 8 years of experience in ballroom and latin dance, musical performance, as well as a solid background in various athletics, Beatrice understands the importance of breath control and state of mind when it comes to training our bodies.
Beatrice’s classes cover a wide range of postures and flow sequences that improve strength, balance, endurance, self-awareness and relieve stress. By combining asanas with meditation, breathing and visualization techniques, Beatrice encourages students from all levels of practice to go on a journey of self-discovery by reflecting and setting goals during and after practice.”

Aman Banwait

Aman began his yoga journey began in 2011, when he joined a studio with the goal of losing weight. As someone who never connected with sports or exercise, it was challenging for him to find a fitness regime that he could stick to. Before long, he realized that yoga is much more than fitness – it is a way of life. This ancient science not only brought physical benefits, but also mental and spiritual ones. In 2016, Aman studied yoga (vinyasa, hatha, astanga, therapeutic, restorative) under Guru Mahinder Prasad (a student of Pattabhi Jois and B.K.S Iyengar) in Dharmsala, India and became a certified teacher with the Yoga Alliance. He is a regular practitioner of hatha, vinyasa and restorative yoga. Aman focuses intently on correct alignment in the asanas. He believes that the postures can only give their maximum benefit when the alignment is correct for the body of the student, no matter what level they are at. Aman’s classes are always fun, light-hearted and down to earth. He often uses props or variations of postures to make them more suitable for each student’s needs. Aman thrives with students who are facing challenges from stress, injury or overall tension, or with those who want to create some challenge.

Maggie Liaw

Maggie first discovered yoga when she took a leap of faith and went to a class at her gym in 2013. She immediately fell in love with the practice and soon she couldn’t get enough. She found it to be a refreshing change from her usual day-to-day corporate life. Yoga taught her to live with no judgement or expectations. She learned to let go of the things that she cannot control as well as the things that no longer serve her. She appreciates what she has and who she has in her life. It really opens her eye to view life in the different prospective.

Knowing the tranquility and joy the practice could bring, she was motivated and decided to become a yoga instructor in order to expand her knowledge and understanding of the practice which led her to complete her 200 hour Teacher Training Program with Yoga Tree. She continues practice Hot yoga, Hatha flow, Core yoga, Restorative, Iyengar and Yin Yoga at the yoga studio. Her teaching style focuses on flow, strength, balance, alignment, flexibility and breath work.

Maggie believes yoga journey is life time learning and she is eager to grow as a teacher and a student. She is very welcoming and encouraging. she wants to help the student to grow, improved strength, flexibility, and stress reduction so they can connect to themselves deeper and others and live a healthy and happy life.

Shikha Dhingra

I have been practicing yoga, Reiki and meditation for almost 2 decades and I have been teaching yoga in schools, golf clubs, fitness centres and schools for the past 5 years. I hold a RYS 200 hours certificate in yoga and a 200 hours children’s yoga certificate. I also hold a grand master certificate in Reiki and meditation.
I believe that yoga and meditation can heal our wounds-physical, mental and emotional. Yoga is a safe place to be yourself and show up as you are without judgements, doubts, fears or expectations.

I believe that my classes will help others experience for themselves what I already know in my heart. Yoga is peace, love and self-acceptance.
My style brings together elements of strength, flexibility and balance encouraging my students to break through their perceived limitations.
It’s through pranayama, asana and meditation that I tap into the sense of inner calm and self-acceptance thereby encouraging my students to do the same. Participants can expect immeasurable benefits from the practice. Whether they are aiming for a calmer mind, more flexibility, improve posture and balance, strengthen bones and increase muscle strength, yoga can address all these issues and much more.

My goal is to help others feel safe and supported and also to help them get rid of all their physical and mental ailments thereby finding inner peace.

Christina Tagliacozzo

My name is Christina Tagliacozzo, I am a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Foodie, Yogi, Traveller, and Writer.
For years I suffered from bouts of depression after losing my parents to cancer and went through self-turmoil from a very unhealthy relationship which all led me to seek healing.
Yoga had become my escape. It was the first time I was able to look within and start asking some difficult questions. I knew there was more than working at my corporate job that left a large void that I so desperately needed to fill.
In 2014 I graduated from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, which credited me with the designation of Registered Holistic Nutritionist.
In 2015 I graduated from Holistic Bodyworks Hatha yoga teacher training program and gained my CYT200 accreditation.
With these two programs I was able to heal my physical body from chronic fatigue, face acne, digestive issues and nutritional deficiencies. The yoga allowed me to find peace with my grief, found stress reduction techniques with breath work and it provided self-acceptance and strength to continue on forward. I learned life was too short to be unhappy and wanted to learn more of the spiritual aspect of my life which I had ignored up to then.
My mission is to grow a community of like-minded individuals that promote a sense of empowerment and self-awareness. I educate, support and motivate women with resourceful information needed to create a wellness plan that works. I am committed to inspiring people and pride myself for leading by example so they may learn to take ownership of their choices, lifestyle and health.
My experiences and schooling have brought me to this state of non judgement, I am only a part of your journey to help guide you along your path to wellness. It is in your hands to find your Dharma.
I look forward to working with you to achieve greater health and well-being because I truly believe we all deserve to live to our fullest potential.