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Faculty

Ida Manly, Asana & Alignment

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Ida has been practicing yoga since 1996 and has practiced many different styles over the years but is most influenced by her studies at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massechusetts, her studies with Bihar School of Yoga Instructor Swami Maheshananda, UK-based instructor Sama Fabian and former Anusara Yoga instructors Christina Sell and Darren Rhodes. Ida completed her 250-hr teacher training at Moksana, her 500-hr teacher training at Kripalu, as well as completing all 6 of the Anusara trainings and most recently the official yogahour® training with Darren Rhodes. Ida is an E-RYT500 registered yoga teacher and owner and managing director of the Centre.

“Ida created a warm, home-like atmosphere that made coming every weekend a privilege.”

“Loved Ida’s style: down to earth and fun and always gauged the energy of the class.”

“Ida is knowledgeable, kind and super funny.”

“Ida was a professional, patient , caring teacher with a wealth of information. She is such an inspiration.”

“Ida is very knowledgeable and hands on. Plus she made it fun which really helps with learning.”

“Ida has such a wonderful sense of humour and genuineness that makes for such an enjoyable experience. She makes yoga accessible for all.”

“Love the way Ida presents poses and workshops each pose.”

Norman Sim, Western Anatomy, Eastern Anatomy

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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.

“Norman’s knowledge was incredible. I learned a ton with him.”

“Norman’s presentation is very clear and concise. It was very interesting with good examples. Great humour.”

“Norman has so much incredible knowledge to share!”

“Norman knows so much about the western understanding of the body and how it relates to yoga.”

“Norman’s wealth of knowledge is astounding.”

“Norman does more than deliver information. He challenges thoughts and though processes and inspires you to THINK and questions and think some more.”

“Norman was extremely knowledgeable, patient and open to ideas and concerns.”

“Norman brings a wealth of knowledge. Enjoyed his confident approach but openness to listening to how others saw things.”

Misha Butot, Ethics and Psychology

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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.

“I felt so blessed to learn with Misha. She is incredibly wise.”

“Misha is awesome!”

“Misha is amazing.”

“Misha has a gift as a teacher. Useful as a teacher to help students understand that yoga is so very much more than asana.”

“Misha brings a passion to her presentation that makes one want to explore this aspect of yoga in a deeper way.
She really has a clear view and way to approach ethics.”

Adele Worobey, Meditation, Teaching Methodology

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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.

“Adele is a wonderful teacher.”

“Adele is great at keeping everyone on task. Clear, concise information presented.”

“Adele’s cues are very clear, I have learned a lot about voice and instructing without excessive language.”

“Adele is lovely. Meditation is hard.”

“Adele has a gentle beautiful spirit.”

“Adele was amazing. Everything she taught was so applicable.”

 
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