Our Hatha Yoga classes offer a traditional practice at a moderate pace. Emphasis is placed on gaining proficiency in poses by strengthening exercises and deep stretching. Careful attention is given to alignment and finding proper variations so students of all levels can progress – achieving balance, stability and ease.
Hatha Yoga also teaches breathing techniques from proper diaphragmatic breath to more advanced pranayama. Working with the breath enlivens energy and soothes the nervous system.
Each class also includes a guided relaxation and meditation training.
Having always been drawn to study the mind, body, spirit connection, Carol’s path has led her to become a certified Yoga Instructor, a certified Personal Trainer and a registered Social Worker. She has been dedicated to her classical Hatha Yoga practice since 2001 and has been teaching Yoga with devotion since 2006. Kundalini yoga is a very regular part of her personal practice as well. She has explored many styles including Kripalu, Ashtanga, Power Vinyasa, Anusara and the teachings of Dharma Mittra.
Carol’s greatest focus and passion is being a certified Emotional Freedom Technique Therapist as she is able to witness small miracles in her clients every day as they break through a wide variety of negative emotions and long-held patterns in their lives. She discovered that EFT can truly address the root of all negative emotions and self-limiting beliefs more rapidly and effectively than was previously thought possible. Carol provides a safe space for her clients and is blessed with the ability of helping others develop insights into their deeper layers of unresolved issues. Her book "The Hidden Secrets of EFT" can also be found on www.carolcowan.ca
Carol still has an insatiable desire to learn and grow. You will often find her at conferences in Toronto, workshops at Kripalu, or reading yet another book on the true nature of reality. Reiki Level Two is also one of her more recent certifications. She has recently completed the challenging and insightful 10 day Vipassana Meditation Course with 10 hours per day of meditation at the Ontario Vipassana Centre.
She takes a wholehearted approach when guiding students and helps them experience their connection to the Divine. What motivates her most is the understanding that “Inner Peace leads to World Peace”.
Carol’s eventual goal is not only to raise the level of consciousness on the planet, but to help others on their path to wisely and mindfully create the life they most deeply desire.
Another motto she lives by is a quote from Buddha:
“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.”