Our sweet little Canadian Leanne has a passion for all things health. She graduated from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in 2011, Strala Yoga Teacher training in 2014 and Karma Teachers for Vinyasa Yoga in 2015. She is also a registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Acupuncturist with NRCHI to boot - this is one fit, healthy smart lady!
Her yoga teachings are innovative, always encouraging, and tend to include fun explorations of poses. Her classes work up a sweat and greatly aide in confidence building and strength. We sat down with her recently to ask about her yoga journey and what advice she has for new yogis. Read on!
by Leanne Gerich
Want to get the most out of your time on the mat? New to yoga and not entirely sure where to start? We decided to share our 6 secret yoga success tips!
(You may already know some, so maybe not so secret, but everyone needs a little reminder, right?)
Before I started practicing yoga regularly at a studio I may have dabbled in the occasional mat Pilates and ‘yoga’ class at my local gym. To be honest I had no idea what I was doing 95% of the time and I felt they were both interchangeable with an occasional spin class!
While that was over a decade ago now, I still remember the days when I couldn’t have told you what made Pilates any different from yoga. It’s a question that I am still asked on a regular basis today by those who know they want to start SOMETHING that stretches their body and strengthens their core (or maybe just helps them to chill out!). With many studios, gyms and fitness centres offering both it’s easy to get confused! So, here’s our Stretch-style simple guide to the differences between the practices:
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