Beth Louise Ross
My Yoga Space
Beth Louise Ross is the owner, operator and one of the instructors at My Yoga Space.
In her own words:
I aim to welcome every body and everybody into the studio to practice yoga. My interest, study and practice of yoga spans almost 3 decades and recently (2017) I decided to become a certified yoga instructor.
I have an interest in sharing yoga with all age groups and abilities, including seniors, children, teens and everybody in between.
As the owner of My Yoga Space, I want to provide a safe environment for the clientele as well as for the teachers; all of us at all times are on a healing path and in a process of developing greater self realization and we all need opportunities to explore this path.
In terms of styles of yoga, I enjoy teaching yin and vinyasa flow and can oscillate between these 2 styles within one class. I cue body posture, placement, alignment and breath, all peppered with insights into the philosophy of yoga - for the purpose of greater mindfulness and encouraging a safe and sustainable practice. I try to approach teaching in a creative and relaxed way.
Although my own practice continues to lead me into increased depths of flexibility, strength, and acrobatic ability, I do not believe the indication of an accomplished practitioner can be witnessed in the performance of an asana/pose. I believe we find our greatest yogic qualities situated deep within our hearts. This is where we connect within ourselves and to our needs and from which we connect with others and the greater world with more awareness and compassion.
It is my hope that yoga practice can bring us into a more resilient natural state of peace and balance as we navigate the ever changing flow of life.
I was born and raised in Kentville and now live with my own family in the same house in which I was raised. I consider it a great privilege to live in this magnificent part of the world and to be able to cultivate a practice that might influence the growth of an ever healthier and more compassionate community.
Instructor - Chair Yoga Certification; Pregnancy & Post Partum Certification
My Yoga Space
Joy describes her yoga practice as a meditation in motion. As a retirement gift to herself, she obtained her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training through Sol Yoga in 2013. Joy then completed Chair Yoga Teacher Training with Julie Palmer.
The popular image of yoga may be that of a young person twisted physically up like a pretzel. But that need not be the only image. Those who are older can enjoy a lifelong yoga practice with ease and awareness, and Joy offers this opportunity.
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Tara was born and raised right here in the beautiful Annapolis Valley. After graduating from Acadia University, she began working with her father and has just recently taken over operations. Working full-time and raising two kids, Tara practices yoga to help keep stress levels down and also to stay grounded. Her yoga practice began in 2011 and she received her 200hr certification in 2014. Tara has a very calming and balanced nature that she shares in each class. She invites her students to turn their focus inward and connect with their breath, body & mind on their yoga mat.
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Karen‘s personal yoga journey began after taking her first (formal) class in 2002. She was however, introduced to yoga at a very early age by her mother who practiced regularly at home in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s.
Having successfully completed the 230 hour YTT with Helen Wilson, thus began her teaching practice throughout the Annapolis Valley. Firmly rooted in the Anusara-inspired tradition with a strong emphasis on yoga therapeutics as taught to her by Anusara teachers Doug Keller and Desiree Rumbaugh, Karen blends Prana Flow Yoga as taught to her by Shiva Rea, in a light-hearted, spiritually centered class with an authentic inquiry into the nature of being that helps her students discover their full potential and keep their practice strong and vital at any age. She strives to maintain the highest integrity, compassion, and intention in each of her classes.
Follow her on Instagram @karenrobertsyoga