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.
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.
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.
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.
Originally a dancer, Pauline has always been guided by movement and self-expression through the body. Also a fitness trainer, her own practice led her to yoga, which was a life-changer. Deeply convinced that everything comes into balance when body and mind are aligned, she tries to make each class a benevolent space where everyone feels free to listen to themselves, to recenter and to fully be who they truly are.
Certified in Hatha, Vinyasa and prenatal yoga, Pauline’s philosophy is that yoga is an eternal learning path enfolding with every practice, every training, every sharing.
Introduced to Yoga by her mother at a young age, Eden explored many different styles over a decade of dedicated practice.
Her journey led her to India to study the traditional lineage of Ashtanga Vinyasa, including Patanjali’s eight limbs, Pranayama techniques and other elements of yogic philosophy.
Her academic background and interest in anatomy led her to a second training for an in-depth study of human biomechanics, and it is with this knowledge that she teaches creative and educational classes that are accessible to all bodies.
Susy discovered the practice of Yoga in the 80’s in California where she lived at the time. Interested in the workings of asana, her approach brings focus to proper alignment so students can observe the unique sensorial experience in the body as their practice unfolds.
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.
Pascale-Audrey has been a yoga practitioner for more than 15 years now. She studied with Yogacharia Sylvie Tremblay and received her 380 hour certificate at the Centre Yoga Sangha in Montreal.
Since then, she’s been guiding classes in studios, businesses, events, and workshops. She loves sharing the benefits of the practice and the wisdom she learns from advanced trainings, meetings, and her own personal development… And life itself!
As a very passionate individual, she finds peace in the balance between introspection and action. It’s this balance between softness and energy, as well as fluidity and discipline that she hopes to transmit in the scope of her teaching.
After a lifetime of various intense sports and martial arts, and many years in the stressful corporate world of aviation, Harry suffered from various physical and mental injuries. His discovery of yoga was a revelation and the start of a healing process for mind and body.
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.
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.