Yoga Truly | Success Stories

Grimsby Strong

Yoga teaches us to gracefully surrender that which is not meant for us and be open to new possibilities and beginnings. We are so full of love! Our yoga family and entire community have filled us to the brim with support, encouragement and enthusiasm to let go of our beloved Yoga Truly Studio at 4 Main St. East in Grimsby which was involved in the big three alarm Grimsby fire of July 6 and rebuild. We have been offered many options, from dance and karate halls, our fellow yoga studios to gyms and schools. We are so grateful. We are

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Student Story: Marie Ruggiero

Marie Ruggiero joined Yoga Truly in May and shared with us why she has become a studio regular. How long have you been practicing yoga? I really just started seriously practicing yoga with Claire in May with the 3 month membership. Why Yoga Truly? I had an opportunity to see Claire in action at my school. She came to teach the small kids yoga and my office is right in the library, so I was able to listen in and watch a bit.  I just loved the progress that I was able to see with the kids. I had surgery

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Yoga & Kids

This month, three of our younger yogis, Alyssa, 12, who wants to be a competitive swimmer and yoga teacher; Maya, 11, who wants to be a musician; and Jordana, 9, who wants to be a teacher and yoga teacher share why they love yoga and their insights on how they use yoga in their everyday lives. Q: Why do you come to yoga? And why do you love yoga? M: Yoga makes me happy. I get excited for it when I’m at school because it makes me feel relaxed and i feel happy doing it. J: It makes me believe

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Teacher Feature: Claire Matthews

For some, yoga is an instant love. For others, it takes trying it a few times to find the right fit. For Claire Matthews it was the latter, she was introduced to yoga in 2004 by a friend who convinced her to try a Bikram class. Bikram is a style of yoga practiced in a room heated to 40°C. She explains, “I felt like I wanted to throw up, I sat down for half of the class, and then at the end of the class we both got in the elevator and after what felt like 20 minutes we both

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Asana of the Month: Extended Triangle Pose

Extended Triangle Pose is a revitalizing posture that encompasses the entire body. It is a hip opener, core strengthener, side bend, twist, and heart opener. The posture requires complete physical and emotional balance of energy—the feet need to be grounded and weighted equally, balanced by the heart, and the hips (our emotional junk drawer) feeling secure enough to open. It requires you to confidently take up space on your mat and in the room to fully express the pose. Beginners and even advanced students often find this pose to be exceptionally challenging. Don’t feel compelled to push through the posture

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Student Story: Rebecca Taube

This week I had the pleasure of interviewing one of Yoga Truly’s teachers in training-Rebecca Taube. Rebecca is a joyful, carefree, and a wise 25-year-old woman who owns nothing more than a suitcase full of clothes and the three dogs she adores. Stirred by the quote by Gandhi, “Attachment is the root of all suffering”, which she read in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Rebecca made the bold decision to shed all of her possessions. She discovered that by discarding the clutter in her life she was able to make room for the things that really matter, the things she

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Teacher Feature: Elizabeth Huber

Unlike a lot of people, Elizabeth got an early start on her yogic journey. She recalls a neighbour giving her a book on yoga philosophy, “I just loved the connection with humanity, there was no angry God, it was all about connecting to people.” At age 11 she received Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar and began teaching herself the poses, “After practicing I used to feel so happy and joyful and I think I enjoyed it so much that it became my own religion. I thought if everyone practiced yoga there wouldn’t be fighting anymore”. When she was 16

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