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Wherever you are is the entry point Principles of Alignment We are the Universe breathing us Yoga: the Embodiment of Consciousness There is nothing left to be but love

Wherever you are is the entry point

Yoga isn't about turning yourself into a pretzel; everyone can do yoga! Yoga is about feeling balanced, whole & fully alive. The health of our physical bodies affects every aspect of our life experience. Yoga enhances physical well-being, mental sharpness & emotional balance. Can't touch your toes? Come find out how! Feeling agitated, anxious or stressed out? Yoga's better than Prozac! Louise's life-long passion as a teacher is to inspire each one of her students to experience & express the joy of being alive. "I sing the body electric.............the exquisite realisation of health." Walt Whitman

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Principles of Alignment

Anusara yoga has five bio-mechanical alignment principles. If you've never done any yoga, these principles are powerful tools to start the practice of yoga. For beginners and more experienced practitioners, the alignment principles support the practice of connecting more intimately with breath and body and to deepen and enrich your practice. "We never thought we could do handstands! Louise’s approach to yoga is in providing a safe environment in which she guides her students through each posture to challenge themselves and reach for new limits. She constantly explores new concepts of yoga practice and incorporates them into her teachings—each class is full of new and exciting possibilities. A very special yoga experience, one we cannot recommend more highly." Angie Andreoli and Tracy Paulenko, Physiotherapists

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We are the Universe breathing us

There is more truth in one breath than in all your thoughts about breathing. The body is an instrument that we play to dance, make music and express all that it is to be human. Yoga is an art form, a chance to sculpt the form of the body to create inner harmony and to express the wonder and beauty of being alive.

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Yoga: the Embodiment of Consciousness

"Louise is clearly a knowledgeable and skilled yoga teacher, but what makes her classes truly unique is how her spirit comes through in her poetic words and musical timing. Her wonderful imagery and rhythm add so much to the already satisfying physical experience, as they bring body, heart and mind together in harmony like a beautiful poem or symphony. She is a truly gifted teacher." Julia Novina, yoga teacher Consciousness is light; not a light that can be seen with the eyes but the light with which the eyes see.

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There is nothing left to be but love

"As one who shunned exercise and neglected my body throughout my life, I took my first yoga class with Louise seven years ago and now I see her twice a week. Louise is a superb teacher, she guides, inspires, and motivates her students to reach deeply inside themselves and to constantly move forward to ever higher levels of awareness and understanding. "She is very clear in her explanations and directions and she makes it possible for cerebral people like me to finally make the connection between mind and body and then learn how to continue to strengthen and nourish that connection. Her ability to teach and relate to vastly different types of people is a rare gift. Knowing and learning from Louise has changed my life…much for the better." Ruth Getter, PhD Chief Bank Economist. Yoga offers each person the opportunity to explore the wonder and mystery of embodiment, and with each breath a sacrament, to explore the richness of human life, our connection to each other and to the world around us.

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Articles

My Teacher
Written by Evelyne Banks
Monday, 11 May 2009 07:44
Louise is an inspirational yoga teacher whose light shines from her heart uplifting us, her students,…

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Anusara

Anusara is a hatha yoga system developed by John Friend that unites a joyful celebration of the heart with powerful principles of alignment, to…

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Workshops

Bahamas Retreat

September 17 – 24, 2017

Exumas, Bahamas More info to come


 

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Contact

Louise Hanly Address: Toronto Ontario Canada Telephone: 416-536-7917 http://www.louisehanly.com

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Links

Africa Yoga Project I’ve been working with Zablon Ingosi in Nairobi, Kenya for 2 1/2 years now helping him becomes a certified yoga teacher. COntact me if you want to support this amazing project. Toronto Body Mind: Great resource for all things mindfull in TO! Catch a great interview with Michael Siddall and me Patricia […]

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Anusara

Anusara is a hatha yoga system developed by John Friend that unites a joyful celebration of the heart with powerful principles of alignment, to unfold the grace and beauty that is the essence of being human. Anusara is a Sanskrit word which means “follow your heart”, “flowing with grace”. When we follow our heart we […]

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Bio

Bio Twenty-one years ago, at the ripe middle-age of 39, I discovered yoga & immediately fell in love with its beauty, grace and challenge. I practiced passionately almost every day for seven years and began to feel that there was something missing from my practice. I wanted something more than physical strength and suppleness. I […]

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Classes

Public Classes: 93 Yar Studio Classes: Spring Session 2017 March – April Tuesdays 7:00-8:15pm Mar 14 – Apr 25 7 Classes $120 Drop-in $20 Sundays 8:30-9:45am Mar 12 – Apr 30 8 Classes $140 Drop-in $20 Mixed Level Private class: Wednesdays 10-11:30 Please contact Louise if you are interested.   Goodlife Wednesdays 1:15-2:15pm Yorkville Club […]

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Articles

My Teacher Written by Evelyne Banks Monday, 11 May 2009 07:44 Louise is an inspirational yoga teacher whose light shines from her heart uplifting us, her students, no matter the level of our yoga practice. She is most welcoming and generous with her time and brings enthusiasm, patience and encouragement to every class she teaches. […]

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Welcome Yoga isn’t about turning yourself into a pretzel! Everyone can do yoga. Yoga is about feeling balanced, whole & fully alive. The health of our physical bodies affects every aspect of our life experience. Yoga enhances physical well-being, mental sharpness & emotional balance. Can’t touch your toes? Come find out how! Feeling agitated, anxious […]

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