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Yoga Instructors at Hart House
Marshal Linfoot has been a student of yoga for more than a decade. His practice is grounded in the Ashtanga Yoga tradition with influences from Iyengar, Yin, and other forms of yoga. Marshal’s teaching reflects this but also focuses on alignment and form, self-awareness and working from within to effect positive changes. He teaches private and group yoga classes at various venues, including the Octopus Garden Yoga.
Lori Penner has been practicing yoga for over 30 years (Sivananda and Kripalu) and teaching for 15. Lori Penner leads classes exploring the connection between breath and movement to deepen the experience of release and comfort in yoga asanas. Each class begins with a gentle warm-up followed by standing and balancing sequences. Sitting stretches and guided relaxation complete the class.
Rachel Smith has been practicing yoga since 1998, when she was living in Israel and began studying under Efrat Aisenberg in the Vjana Tradition. Upon returning to Canada in 2000, Rachel met Rosemary JeanesAntze and has been studying in the tradition of TKV Desikachar since. Through this tradition, Rachel has explored in depth: asana (postures), pranayama (breathing), chant, meditation and texts. Rachel’s teaching reflects an enthusiasm and understanding of all the aspects of yoga. Her goal in teaching is to address the needs of those who are in front of her and to encourage the development of personal practice.
Vivien Stollmeyer has been teaching Yoga for 17 years. She originally studied with the Esther Myers Yoga Studio and currently studies with Diane Long, a long-time apprentice of Vanda Scaravelli’s. “What pulls me to Yoga is the athleticism combined with a very deep inner stillness” says Stollmeyer.
Alix Bemrose For Alix, yoga is the practice of living with awareness in the world. Drawing from an extensive background in the arts, she encourages her students to explore their own unique processes of self-discovery and self-expression. Her classes combine close attention to physical postures with themes that explore the emotional and psychological layers of the practice.