Ida Manly, Asana & Alignment
Ida has been practicing yoga since 1996 and has practiced many different styles over the years but is most recently influenced by her studies at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massechusetts and Anusara Yoga. Since February 2008 she has been travelling to study with Anusara’s founder, John Friend, and his senior teachers, including Christina Sell and Darren Rhodes. Ida completed her 250-hr teacher training at Moksana and her 500-hr teacher training at Kripalu. Ida is owner and managing director of the Centre.
Norman Sim, Western Anatomy, Eastern Anatomy
Norman Carter-Sim believes that Yoga is a methodology leading to fullness of Being. Consistent with that notion he believes that the – postures, breath, concentration and meditation – to be important parts of every class. He thinks that Yoga should move individuals toward a deeper sense of themselves. Norman is certified by the Yoga Alliance at the E-RYT500 level. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and currently works as a Registered Nurse in a hospital emergency department. Prior to nursing Norman worked as a Scientific Programmer/Analyst for the federal government; before that he practiced and taught Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) . Before TCM Norman soldiered with Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. He only seems serious.
Misha Butot, Ethics and Psychology
Michèle (Misha) Butot, RCSW, E-RYT 500, is a registered clinical social worker, with over twenty years experience, specializing in women’s mental health and palliative care. Misha began teaching yoga in 1998, subsequently receiving advanced training in yoga nidra. Her practice is influenced by classical yoga, Advaita and Kashmir Shaivism, and has as its primary goal an embodied recognition of the inherent wholeness and spaciousness of our True Nature. Misha’s teaching interests include yoga philosophy, psychology & ethics; restorative & back health; nondual meditation & yoga nidra; and meeting pain, dying & death from a yogic perspective.
Adele Worobey, Meditation, Teaching Methodology
Adele Worobey has been interested in yoga and spiritual exploration from a young age. Her interest has lead her to many styles and teachers of yoga, meditation and spiritual thought. In recent years, her practice has brought great change in her life, inspiring her to share her experience with others. She completed the MokSana Teacher Training Program in the spring of 2005 and finds the honour of sharing the benefits of yoga with others a natural compliment to practice as a counsellor and her love of the outdoors.