Luara’s Spiritual Journey began while she was studying Psychology at York University. It was only during her third year at York University, that she stumbled upon what the academics were calling “alternative Therapies”. Luara remembered her early encounters with yoga, when she was 15 years old, the calmness of her being and the stillness of the mind that a mere 4-week yoga workshop brought to her. After that realization, she began to have a steady personal practice. After each practice, she would be amazed at how lasting the effects would be not only on the body, but also on the mind. She then began to research more and ended up stumbling upon a universe of information about yoga, meditation and other healing practices. The more she read about yoga and meditation, the more it made sense to her to switch her focus into helping herself and others through these practices, rather than going the academic route. After making up her mind about what to focus on first, given the world of information and possibilities; she was determined to enroll in a Yoga Teacher training. Luara was blessed to have the opportunity to learn from Kent Brun at Karma Teachers Toronto. From this first Yoga Teacher Training she participated in, her beliefs in yoga were reinforced; the doubts in her head about her chosen path were cleared away and, there was only bliss and pride from having followed her heart on this one.
Luara continues to be a student first and a teacher second given that, she learns something new from her students and everyday experiences find their meaning on the mat.
Luara instructs the following:
Simply Yoga (A.K.A. Hatha Yoga) is simply a series of poses that flow in to each other. Nothing crazy, no gimmicks. Classes will begin with series of Sun Salutations, flow into balancing poses followed by floor work, then Life Yoga's signature 15 minute relaxing sequence at the end. AMAZING for beginners, GREAT for intermediate and for you advanced people, take this class when you want to do yoga without inverting yourself inside out.
Zen Breath & Flow
Part of our Wellness Wednesdays series, Zen Breath & Flow is a practice like poetry in movement! The goal is to invoke that euphoric feeling and fill the body and each cell with Prana (life force) through a series of breathing exercises between and during pose transitions. This releases endorphins, detoxifies the body and relieves anxiety by purging out stagnant energy and settling into the parasympathetic nervous system.
A revitalizing practice or ALL LEVELS! We introduce poses and breathing techniques in Moderate, Intermediate and Advanced so you can grow with this practice.