Aleysha Derksen

Teacher

TEACHING STYLE: I love to teach a strong and intentional flow. I would describe my classes as challenging but steady; a slower power practice is my forte. I encourage my students to engage with their practice not only through the physical postures but also through the more subtle shifts in their energy, their head space, and their general presence in the world.

ON ROTATION: To be Happy – Joey Pecoraro

INSPIRED BY: Nature & Travel

FAVOURITE POSE: I practice handstand the most but I really love a good child’s pose.

MORNING RITUAL: Green tea, dog snuggles and a forest walk.

FIRST YOGA EXPERIENCE: Eoin Finn’s “yoga for happiness” DVD that I purchased at Chapters in 2006

SIGN: Scorpio

A RECURRING THOUGHT: “I wonder what my dogs are doing…”

HOMETOWN: Ottawa 100% but I was born in Brandon MB

A NONNEGOTIABLE: Breakfast

FAVOURITE COFFEE SHOP: Equator in Almonte

FAVOURITE RESTAURANT: Supply & Demand or Whalesbone

FAVOURITE COMPLIMENT TO YOGA: Kettlebells

FAVOURITE PODCAST: Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations


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