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Registered Yoga Teacher /Professeur de Yoga
- Montréal QC
- [email protected]
7 nights in Tamraght, Morocco
Im pleased, honoured & humbled by the "Mohammed Ali award" trophy. I shall strive to work better, make yoga accessible to all & serve communities in Montreal, Casablanca or "my other Heart-adopted cities" to the best of my abilities.
Home is where the heart is. Namaste.
Je suis honorée par ce prix et je m efforce de mieux travailler, rendre le yoga accessible à tous et servir les communautés que ce soit à Montréal et de temps en temps a Casablanca, Maroc au meilleur de mes capacités.
Fall Theme: Combining yoga with essential oils to powerfully Enhance their practise.
By diffusing a versatile choice of pure plant essential oils before class begins, yogis rejoice when unfolding their mats as they are welcomed by a warm, refreshing range of comforting, soothing & uplifting essential oil blends.
Thème de l'automne : La combinaison de yoga avec des huiles essentielles
Diffusion d'un choix varié de plantes pures huiles essentielles avant le cours les yogis se réjouissent quand ils/elles dé roulent leurs tapis de yoga Accueilli(e)s par un chaleureux melange dhuiles essentielles réconfortantes apaisantes et énergisantes.
Morning pre-surfing Yoga classes.
Trauma informed Yoga for survivors.
Corporate & Private Yoga
Pranayama Interactive workshop
Adapted Yoga class for surfers -how to avoid injuries with proper warm-up
3 Doshas Yoga workshop
"Introduction to Yoga" workshop for women.
Bonjour! Hi ! Hola! Salam! Shalom!
My name is Wafaa, (Wafaa means Integrity & loyalty in arabic. & Urdu)
Im fluent in French & English I dabble in Spanish, Italian, arabic & berber languages.
Im a transdisciplinary slasher, an avid learner and a fundamentally peaceful human being.
I graduated from Sivananda Yoga TTC in the Bahamas with the "Yoga Siromani"** Diploma. The Sivananda vedanta centre trains future peace leaders & responsable citizens of the world in yogic disciplines. This program was initially created by the first Yogic master to bring the knowledge of yoga and Vedanta to North America, Swami Vishnudevananda
I have been a yogi practitioner for over 10 years. A calling that manifested in many ways:
-I used to meditate when i was a child: On the rooftop, at the Beach, in the forrest, my parents noticed my tendency to find a quiet room in the middle of a big family event such as birthdays, weddings, in which i would sit quietly and either marvel at the sky if its nighttime or fix an inspiring object, i would then smile & feel as a complete part of the universe. id join the party and family or friends right after it.I can remember how refreshed i felt after 10 mns or so of that ME time that i later on discovered to be.....meditation, another beginning.....
-Volunteering with many charitable organizations in Canada and abroad.
-Being of service to others taught me that compassion starts within...Dalai lama once said: Be kind to the unkind ones, they need it the most.
We all have 5-15mn to meditate, i always tell participants that its not about the perfect time, the perfect place, the destination its about the journey....within and beyond. The Human factor is SO important in every profession. My Yoga teaching involves a handful of thoughtfulness, a gentle and respectful cup of mindfulness that i try to convey through my pedagogy, my voice & energy. Each Class is unique, i pace the energy of the room by greeting the class and asking which language they prefer (Most fo the time i teach in French and English then by acknowledging their presence, by making brief & mindful eye contact, noticing participants body language, i never ever assume or take for granted anything...i always open the class by asking how are THEY are today....their energy level....developing and cultivating self awareness, mindfulness and respect of ones body (or temple) its strengths, its limitations which vary form one person to another is very important before starting the class. Consequently, I have developed the habit of forgetting to give a snippet of my yoga journey after i say my name because i genuinely believe this is not just about me....this is about Yoga,The Class & myself....
The Class then unfolds with breathing exercises after the sankalpa of the day: Each participant is invited to choose a personal one. Unless they prefer my suggestions which in a nutshell evolve around mindfulness: BE rather than DO, Gratitude. Presence....
**Siromani In Sanskrit means jewel of the Crown of yoga.
Student for life/Continued education. (Without certification)
RYT 200 Completed
Grateful Mini Bio By Wafaa
I’m grateful for
And Happy encounters!
Bio by another yogini:
Wafaa was affectionately nicknamed “little Gandhi “ by her peers when she was working in the corporate sphere because of her all land composed & positive energy. Her colleagues enjoyed her "Breathing/meditation capsules" during breaks and encouraged her to pursue her vocation through yoga.
Practicing yoga for ten years helped her grow stronger, non-judgmental and wiser both on and off the mat: During her studies, it enabled her to stay focused in a world of distractions and stress. At work, it kept her centered not to mention her contagious positive Vibe & genuine calm definitly helped alleviate stress around her.
After intense weeks of Ashram living spent studying, practicing, & learning she graduated with the title of Yoga Siromani from the Sivananda Ashram in the Bahamas. She (We) met wonderful yogis from all over the world, and together we formed a beautiful, healthy and universal family.
A humbling, rejuvenating & transformative experience of a lifetime that reinforced her deep belief that what brings us together is strong than what pulls us apart.
Through constant practice, she ultimately became her better self while embracing some lingering weak spots of hers ( Indulging in occasional snacks: Ghazal Horns* or poutine.
Because every day is a gift that comes in different flavors & seasons. So do her class. Before starting the course, she paces its energy to enable fellow yogis to deepen their practice at their pace.At the end of each class, there is a new beginning. Seeing bright smiles upon yogis faces is her ultimate reward.
Wafaa defines herself as a curious and mindful lifelong student who continuously expand her teaching abilities with trainings/workshops on a regular basis.
** Kaab Ghazal translates into "gazelle ankles," are crescent-shaped cookies made of fresh almond paste that' enclosed and wrapped in the pastry dough.**Siromani In Sanskrit means jewel of the Crown of yoga.