Alia has been an active Yogi since 2005. Her first class was at The Yoga Sanctuary where her sister introduced her to the practice. She immediately fell in love and was practicing then onward for another 5 years at Downward Dog and The Yoga Sanctuary, both located in Toronto. In 2010, Alia felt the desire to deepen her practice and wanted to learn to guide. She enrolled in the Yoga Teacher Training program at The Yoga Sanctuary. Her biggest inspiration was Karusia Wroblewski who spoke so passionately about Yoga and opened her up to Yoga Philosophy. Alia was able to overcome many stagnant challenges that were affecting her day to day life and had also learned valuable stress management techniques. She couldn’t wait to introduce these techniques to the world and assist others in recognizing their own true nature. Young spirited at heart, Alia was conditioned to believe that being free spirited and happy was an indication of irresponsibility. She was able to let go of this conditioning with Yoga and is now proud of her kindred spirit and the ability to love and explore. Her classes are filled with humor, are light hearted and very enjoyable. Her classes are Westernized with a focus on feeling good, stretch and tone and having fun. Alia's most recent training has been Yoga Shred Training with Sadie Nardini which combines Yoga with High Intensity Interval Training. Alia is very passionate about this method as it is a way to assist her students to build more strength in Yoga and can graduate to more advanced poses and add cardio to their yoga routine.
Alia always takes the time to encourage her students to challenge themselves for the purpose of personal growth. Meditation is a sacred practice to Alia and she has developed many scripts for guided Savasana (Corpse pose at the end of class). As an active member of the Yoga community, Alia always keeps herself up to date with all the latest evolutions of Yoga.
Alia has written and built the Yoga Teacher Training program at Life Yoga Studio and is the Head Faculty and owner of this prestigious Yoga Alliance Certified program.
She currently holds a Personal Trainer certification with Canfit Pro - PTS, ERYT-200 & CYA 250 certifications in Yoga, Yoga Shred Trained, Certified Natural Health Practitioner, Reiki Certification and carries a diploma in Business Administration.
Alia is the Director and Owner of Life Yoga Studio.
Alia is currently not instructing any classes.