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Why Practice Yoga?

After spending 7 months in India, learning from different yogic traditions, masters, and peers, I came back to Canada with a state of consciousness that the yogi’s call Unity Consciousness. It was the first concrete experience of Ascendance I had and, it lasted…a few months.

I felt peace and vitality all the time and I felt humbled by the intelligence of Nature.

Experientially, when I looked into the eyes of another person, I “knew,” not intellectually but actually “knew“, that they were me just looking back at myself in a different form. This is a tiny window into a much greater sustained experience of wholeness but, you may start to get the idea…

I was completely vulnerable to what the moment presented, I was constantly learning, forgiving and changing. I didn’t know how I came to live in this consciousness. It wasn’t from the ashrams I visited, it was the entire experience of traveling in India that required a foundation of trust in my instincts, intuition, heart and mind all working in harmony. I was rooted and seeing the world from the Transcendent rather than from my small self. Tthe awe and the beauty of Life is something I can never forget.

Coming home to Canada became a much bigger challenge because I began to lose my heightened state of consciousness and fear and doubt began re-appear in my life. I had to integrate what I learned and who I had become.

Luckily for me, a Vedic teacher arrived in my life to help me articulate, maintain and continue to build a more meaningful personal relationship with myself whilst living and facing the distractions of the West.

So how is this relevant for you?

The practices of Yoga & Meditation have helped me to experience this state of Transcendence, in which you fully come to know your purpose.

I believe that life is your Ashram.

You gotta bring your best and get into the game of life before it’s over.

The courses I offer are a road map to your authentic self and provide common-sense frameworks for understanding your life.

How I See It:

I am a young custodian of this knowledge with a unique experience that required me to find and develop tools to live my authentic, grounded yogi self in contemporary life. The tools are tried and tested ways to know your own answers and to trust them.

Don’t take my word for it, try it for yourself.

I am inspired by students, teachers, friends and especially, from the deep mystery that connects us all. I just keep on learning and it’s an honour for me to guide you in your self-discovery of more play, juiciness, divinity and freedom.

It is my sincerest hope that in its small but powerful way, these tools will help you to laugh more and know in your deepest core that you simply are and that is the true treasure.

 

My Training so far:

•200 HR Yoga Teacher Training with The Yoga Paradigm (Interdisciplinary: Dharma Mittra & Anusara) Yoga Alliance certified

•Yin Yoga 50 HR certified by Bernie Clark

•Pfilates certified, Pelvic Floor Yoga/Pilates

•Leslie Kaminoff (Yoga Anatomy) 28 HR YTT

•Janet Stone Assisting workshop

•One Love Mentorships (with Reno Muenz) in Yoga philosophy & personal practice

•Max Strom Teacher Training

•Biotensegrity 90 HR ~ Embodied practice

•Acroyoga 200 HR YTT

•Pain Care with Neil Pearson

•B.A. in Sociology & English

•Transcendental Meditation (TM)

•Reiki Level 1 certification in Gokarna, India

•Kalachakra teachings from the 14th Dalai Lama

•Tibetan pulsing training and Massage

•this list is not inclusive*

What is Vedic Knowledge?

Remember the Matrix movie where Neo has to realize that he’s The One to free himself and the world? Yep, that’s the task here. Popular stories can reflect exactly what we are struggling with and be learning about at this time in human history.

Vedanta is an ancient system of non-dualistic self-knowledge that reveals your true nature: Oneness. It has been passed down from teacher to student orally through stories, experiences, and metaphors to guide us to our true free self. Suffering comes from not knowing that you are connected to the Divine. As you consistently realize your true self, you become free of limitation and fear. Now how do I help you to realize that you’re already free? These courses integrate Vedic knowledge in a fun and practical way for people living and working in these times. The courses are based on knowledge of the Shankaracharya lineage, and flavoured for the contemporary Western yogi.

 

Props

"What makes the course unique is that one feels this knowledge in their bones. You feel a deep resonance of inner knowingness that has always been there but has never been acknowledged before."
~Miranda T., Edmonton AB

“It taught me how simple it is to go back to loving yourself, with many easy techniques that take just 5 seconds to center you in your body. I am still benefiting every day from the simple, practical ways of unfolding into your own grace and assertiveness.”
~Erin Hope-Goldsmith Vancouver BC

"Simple Truths revealed."
~Dorothy, Yoga Instructor Salt Spring Island BC

 

Me… so far

© Cloe AignerJust like my grandfather who told his stories from India, I love telling stories that help us to see and understand ourselves. I'm working on creating peace on the planet by working on both our inner and outer worlds. As Carl Jung put it: "As within, so without". Or as Maharishi said “If you accomplish something at the gross and sacrifice the subtle, what have you accomplished?”
I'm no guru and I don't have all the answers. I make mistakes and I think that makes me a better teacher. The insights and tools that I offer are like a roadmap for the grounded spiritual seeker and they help to give clarity and understanding for your experiences. Together, we'll keep it real with heart, humility and laughter. Read More About my Journey...

 

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