Alec Balfour


Teaching Style: Breath. Present. Finding the path of least resistance.

Inspired by: Martial arts (Muay Thai, BJJ mainly), Cameron Shayne & Budokon, Simon Borg-Oliver, Bernie Clark as well as fellow pure yogis: Amber Stratton, Michael Dynie, Genevieve Munroe…

Favourite Pose: whichever pose I happen to find myself in.

Morning Ritual: The 3 S(s***, shower & shave) but minus the shave, coffee, bike to teach 6 or 7 am class, then weight lifting, yoga and bjj/Muay Thai then breakfast at like 1 pm.

First Yoga Experience: Bikram at Rama Lotus with Ed Hum went with my mom as a mean to prevent injuries I was playing high level basketball at the time.

Sign: Virgo

A reoccuring thought: “Why?”

Hometown: Chelsea, Quebec

A non-negotiable: Change

Favourite coffee shop: Birling

Favourite restaurant: Di rienzo’s (best Sandwich ever)

Favourite compliment to yoga: Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Favourite podcast: The Joe Rogan Experience

Savasana or Chaturanga: Savasana

Favourite book: Le Petit Prince

If I could have dinner with anyone dead or alive who would it be: Jesus, Buddha, Moses or Muhammad. Any one of them or all four together just to see what the hype is all about.

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