Liv Yoga is located in the heart of Verdun, in a bright and beautifully restored, historical building. Easily accessible and centrally located on Wellington (corner Willibrord); surrounded by cafes, shops, restaurants and bars, near public transportation with easy access to major autoroutes.
Liv Yoga offers a variety of daily classes, private massage with a wide range of membership options.
At Liv Yoga, we believe in respect, compassion, kindness and inclusion – values that transcend language, age, race, gender and religion. We believe in bringing people together to cultivate community, through the practice of yoga.
Carmen’s been practicing yoga for over 10 years. As a practitioner and mother, Carmen has discovered the freedom of letting go and learning to be present. As a certified instructor, she’s committed to self-inquiry, deepening her own practice and contributing to the growing yoga community by sharing the practice with others.
Carmen’s passion for yoga and the parallels we can draw from its teachings to live more mindfully, led to the creation of Liv Yoga.
Tricia van der Walde
Tricia van der Walde’s interest in yoga began 30 years ago, signing up for Kripalu Hatha yoga classes in her community. These classes opened her up to a deeper relationship to her own physicality and laid the foundation for a path of continued spiritual learning and self exploration. Tricia received her formal teacher training from the Kripalu School of Health and Yoga in 2017.
Her classes incorporate a philosophy developed over 25 years as a certified massage therapist and fitness instructor. As a lifelong learner dedicated to health and wellbeing, she works on staying disciplined in her practise to better serve and support her daily life. Her teaching style is to share that passion and create an open and safe environment for the yoga journey of her students and others.
He discovered yoga in Canada, after moving from Hong Kong. After a few years of intense practice, he travelled to India to study and found that the yoga he was practising (asana) was only one step in Patanjali’s eight-fold path.
Harry brings a traditional approach to yoga, with an emphasis on purposeful movement and a calm mind. He strives for unification of mind and body, via the breath.
It was in 2015 while studying anthropology that Elody discovered Yoga. In 2016, she immersed herself for 3 months in India, completing a 500-hour training course in Hatha Yoga. In 2018, she then travelled again to India for 3 months to train in deep tissue massage (a technique called Ayurbalance), as well as Tibetan bowls and meditation.
Since these trainings, Elody
has taught in Morocco, Luxembourg and Montreal. She combines those multiple techniques and her interest in movement with her teaching of asanas.
Gabrielle was first introduced to yoga 12 years ago. She did her first 500 hr training in India and has since been practicing yoga as an encompassing system ever since.
After India, she had a deep calling to teach yoga and share the tools she had learnt. Her personal practice has always been a priority. She believes that a good teacher is first a good student and does her best to embody these teachings, and evolve as a human being within a community. She wants to continue to serve and help elevate the way we birth, gather and move.
Emmanuelle started practicing yoga over 20 years ago. Quite quickly, her regular practice became an essential tool for her mental and physical well-being. As a mother of 3 boys and several dogs, the breath is a tool she uses every day. She leans first towards ashtanga, and then towards a more liberating yoga where joy is key.
Trained in 2015, and deeply attached to mindfulness and self-compassion, her practice is guiding her day-to-day work as a home care nurse, primarily accompanying people at the end of their life.
Originally from the U.K, Hugh first found the practice of yoga through an academic interest in the philosophies of the east. This took him to India where his teaching journey began. Since then, he has continued to study with teachers from both Canada and India.
Hugh feels an integrative approach to teaching and learning is fundamental. He prides himself on being a student first – always being open to new ideas and ways of practicing. This new knowledge is blended with his traditional background, and provides a modern biomechanical appreciation, within a framework that still honors the succession of Teachers that have come before him.
Following her commitment to learning and constant improvement, she has taken and continues to take innumerable workshops with renowned teachers, to whom she remains deeply grateful for having taught her the way into Yoga with integrity, simplicity, openness and unconditional love for the practice.
She holds three Certifications from Modo Yoga where she teaches, as well as a Certification from United Yoga Montreal.
Some helpful tips . . .
- Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before class to allow time to change, use the washroom, get signed in and maybe sip a tea before class.
- The practice room is a silent space so please save conversations for the lounge area.
- The studio is a cell-free environment. This means. . . absolutely no cell phones are permitted in the practice area. If you must bring your phone with you, please leave it in a locker and take advantage of this opportunity to truly disconnect.
- Please remove your shoes / boots when entering the studio. We have a spot to hang your coats and jackets, too.
- No food in the practice area.
- Don’t forget to bring your water bottle!
- If you’ve forgotten your mat or don’t have one, don’t fret. Mats can be rented for $2.00 each.
- Please lock up your valuables in the lockers provided. We’re not responsible for lost or stolen stuff.