Avery Vanderhorst (CYA-RYT 450 Member)

  • Location: Midhurst, Ontario Canada
  • Website: N/A
  • E-mail: Private
  • Service Offered: Bikram, Yin, Vinyasa, Restorative
  • Certified: Welkin YogaLife Institute, Namaste North
  • Years of Practice: 12
  • Teaching Experience: 5
  • Professor, Guru or Teachers: Teachers: Erin Byron - Welkin YogaLife Meghan Huehn - Namaste North Jessy Thomas - Bala
  • Date Joined: February 27, 2023
  • CYA Insurance: HUB International

About Me

I am working towards obtaining my Bachelor of Social Work in order to combine the benefits of yoga into psychotherapy. I have worked in the mental health field for the past 5 years while teaching yoga part-time. I love a good book and enjoy learning about the brain and how trauma effects our brain, body and soul.

About My Service

Currently I teach primarily in Studio at Namaste North, ranging from the Bikram style -aka Hot 26&2 or referred to as Hot60, Hot90. I also teach Vinyasa classes, Yin and Restorative classes. The Hot 26&2 classes focus on a moving meditation, I do my best to make the class accessible to all body types and injuries and encourage students to focus on their breath and apply the asana's to their body, to stay where they need to be instead of pushing or forcing the body into a pose. My Vinyasa classes are dynamic, ranging from slow steadiness to quick fluid movements with a focus on varying transitions and alignment. During Yin and Restorative classes I am able to focus more on yogic philosophy and values such as education around the Chakra system, the 8 limbs of yoga etc. I have also taught outdoors in public parks, to sports teams and at fundraising events for re-homing dogs (i.e puppy dog yoga for Finding Them Homes).

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