certified IYENGAR Yoga instructor
phone: (867) 660.4545
Autumn 2014 Schedule
White Swan Sanctuary located at 403 Lowe Street between High Country Inn and the clay cliffs.
Marsh Lake Community Center located at Judas Creek Subdivision, km 2 Doehle Drive, just before the Fire Hall
My desire 'to attain enlightenment' led me to emulate Yoga poses from a book as a teenager. My interests changed as I explored early adulthood in the Yukon and at the age of 31 I once again integrated Yoga as a regular part of my life, practicing poses and exploring Yoga philosophy without teachers. At the age of 42 I moved to Berlin where I studied Yoga seriously. After becoming a certified Yoga teacher in India in 2001, I started teaching in Germany and in 2006 I became a certified IYENGAR Yoga teacher. For ten years I took advantage of the Yoga scene in Berlin, taking part in many workshops with senior international Iyengar teachers. Life was good but I missed my intimate connection with the Yukon environment so I moved back to my log cabin at Marsh Lake in 2009. I now feel very fortunate to experience, explore and mix my passions here in the Yukon, be part of this community and share my Yoga experience with many Yukoners.
should you attend my Yoga classes? Because you will have the opportunity to learn body awareness in a pleasant and professional environment with an instructor who is trained and certified in a method which places safety and alignment at the forefront. I will watch you almost constantly and correct your poses either verbally or physically. Trust is a mayor component between you and me; if you feel comfortable with me then we can work together in a spirit of mutual trust and ease on this part of your Yoga path. You will inform me confidentially of any physical or psychological condition you might have which could affect your full participation, and I will instruct you accordingly, offering variations and alternatives. I will respond to your level of interest; if you are keen I will encourage you at that level; if you feel comfortable with where you are at I will respect that. Every day - every moment - is different, and so are all my classes, taking into account who is in the room, how the participants are doing, the weather, the time of day/year and other fluctuations. Every class is unique and I combine my experience and the great variety the Iyengar method offers to create an inspiring and uplifting class every time. Just ask others - like Duane: "I wish I had started practicing Yoga with Richard. He builds a strong, solid foundation that helps avoid injury."