Clara Youn is an E-RYT 200 licensed instructor who is also a founder of YUJ YOGA Toronto (RYS 200). Clara first found herself in a yoga practice to rebuild strength on her severely injured knee back when she was a teenager. She healed herself and found herself to be passionate about the magical sprit of yoga.
From an early age, she has been extremely passionate about physical activities. She practiced basic Kendo (traditional Japanese material art) at a younge age which gave her a steping stone to her yoga lifestyle. Over the last 11 years since she started yoga, she cultivated her inner stability and developed greater self-awareness which shifted her perspective in life. Providing yoga classes in South Korea and Canada, she realized that she enjoys helping students as well as other instructors on their journey of strengthening and balancing through yoga.
Clara’s 80 minutes power yoga class is her favourite as she leads her students in to her creative sequence of yoga movements based on great strengthening and power flow. With just couple of classes, students will feel the changes in their body flexibility and strength. The class will continue to help them meditate and listen to their mental energy and balance their emotions.
Clara continues her adventure of sharing her knowledge and passion about yoga. She participates in yoga volunteering services and always bring her positive energy to the local community. She will continue to bring forth a positive change in all her students.
Ravi (RYT500) grew up in the Gurukul (Yoga School) of Northern India, where at an early age he became obsessed with fitness, movement, extreme sports and nature. He was introduced to yoga in 2006. He had his upbringing in a yogic lifestyle in Indian gurukul. With the immense knowledge about yoga, Indian scriptures and yoga sutra, he began his yoga journey. Though a lover of movement, handstands, arm balance and creative sequencing, his focus is more towards the integration of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence to create a space to deepen the inner connection.
Ravi Inspired by movement with a background in anatomy and yoga sutra. he weaves together hatha yoga, yoga philosophy, and pranayama with creative sequencing and intelligent anatomy based alignment to create a space to deepen the inner connection. He is passionate about spreading love for yoga and helping others in their journey by sharing his own.
He always wanting to maintain a work-life balance and yearning to get in touch with his inner self. He practice and instructs yoga classes virtually every day and also breathing exercises known as pranayama (prah-nai-Yah-mah). He saw and felt the changes in his mind & body including toning, flexibility and tranquility. Yoga has brought him the mental peace and a sense of gratitude. It has put him in touch with his inner self, brining calmness deep inside him.
Anantya, ERYT 200, RYT 500, completed both Basic and Advanced teachers’ training programs at Sivananda ashrams in South India and Quebec, Canada. He has been a steady practitioner for the past 8 years, in a continuing journey to learn all about yoga and its benefits.
Anantya passionately shares his knowledge with students about his classical yoga practice and coaching, hoping to inspire them to embark on their own journey to discover the unlimited power within them.Through his classes, students will be able to tune into their inner spirit and work on developing their mind-body connection, while learning how to bring yoga into their everyday lives. Classes follow the Sivananda tradition which focuses on yoga asana, proper breathing, proper resting, proper diet and positive thinking/ meditation.
Anantya endeavours to make yoga accessible to all levels of practitioners, and he loves to introduce variations in the practice to suit different students. You can expect him to guide you through a vigorous yet meditative practice with an emphasis on connecting to your true Self while gaining joy and awareness on your mat.
Kevin found yoga five years ago while going through treatments for lymphoma. What started out as a purely physical practice soon developed into a way to feel grounded emotionally and spiritually. Whenever feelings of anxiety arise, breath and movement always bring him back to centre.
He is a graduate of the 200 hour Yogaspace teacher training and creates classes built around technique, strength and unique flows. Off the mat, Kevin is an actor and singer/songwriter having worked at theatres across Canada and abroad.