WHAT IS YEM

YEM is where yoga and healing meet. YEM focuses on the flow of life-force energy in your body and weaves together the influences of meditation, medical intuition, and holistic healing with Hatha, Iyengar, Scaravelli, and Ashtanga yoga.

Bringing together subtle attention to yoga postural alignment, mindful breathing, and chi energy-work, YEM awakens the latent intelligence within your body/being and guides practitioners more deeply into the present. It clears your body’s energy channels to tap into unlimited power and live with greater ease and peace.

 

 


 

WHAT IS YEM

YEM is where yoga and healing meet. YEM focuses on the flow of life-force energy in your body and weaves together the influences of meditation, medical intuition, and holistic healing with Hatha, Iyengar, Scaravelli, Ashtanga and Tantra yoga.

YEM infuses your body/being with consciousness. Bringing together subtle attention to yoga postural alignment, mindful-breathing, meditations and chi energy-work, YEM awakens the latent intelligence within your body/being and guides practitioners more deeply into the present. It clears your body’s energy channels to tap into unlimited power and live with greater ease and peace.

The asanas are simple, yet effective, as the focus is on your awareness of breath-energy as it moves in your body.

Through mindful breathing, energy work and subtle attention to yoga poses, you will explore how to let your body become receptive to life-force energy and direct energy where healing is needed. You can experience deep relaxation and increased health, vitality and well-being.

 

 

 

LINEAGE

Scaravelli

Vanda Scaravelli was a pupil of both BKS Iyengar and TKV Desikachar. Her unique approach, with attention to gravity, the breath and a natural wave in the spine, all in a natural playful rhythm, spoke to me at a very deep level and helped me trust more completely in the body’s innate wisdom. Though Scaravelli had few students, I was fortunate to complete a teacher training with one of them, Esther Myers.

Sivananda

I took my first yoga classes in Sivananda Yoga in Montreal in my teens. In early adulthood, I took my first yoga teacher training at the Sivananda ashram just outside the village of Neyyar Dam in the state of Kerala, India. There, I learned about the breadth of yogic culture and history, as well as yoga’s profound effect on day-to-day living. I came to see what a practical and comprehensive science yoga is, teaching us to live all aspects of life more fully.

Other Influences

After I returned from India, I studied Iyengar and Ashtanga Yoga, as well as chi kung. These came together in what I then called Total Yoga when I co-founded the University of Toronto’s Active Integration and Holistic Education Program. Over time, YEM arose effortlessly through my yoga and meditation practice.

Yoga has given me so much. YEM is my way of sharing that richness with you.