Introducing Alexandra Grace

We are so incredibly excited to introduce Alexandra Grace to our community at Surya Daya.  Alexandra is one of the kindest, warmest and most compassionate humans you will meet.  You may have found yourself in her company at some of our classes and celebrations over the past year.  We are honoured to have her joining us as part of our teaching tribe, and with her growing involvement with our studio.

Alexandra is a passionate yogi, following her joy-filled personal practice for over 15 years. She shares her experience from practicing in studios, ashrams, and on retreats around the world.

IMG_9429In 2017 she received her Yoga Teacher Training Certificate in Hatha and Vinyasa Lineage at Union Yoga in Toronto lead by an esteemed faculty.

Grateful for her practice and teachers that have inspired and shaped her as a practitioner and teacher.

She aspires to follow in their teachings and inspire her students to connect within and feel empowered, with the beauty of Yoga’s benefits; strengthening mind- body, through breath and movement.

In addition to her passion for Yoga, Alexandra is surrounded by her two young boys, loving husband, family and friends.

Spending her time outdoors, and enjoying the special community of Almonte.

She will be leading our outdoor yoga session this coming week, Wednesday, July 29th, from 5:00 – 6:00 pm.  Collaborating with Surya Daya’s outdoor yoga series, “Under the Oak Yoga” combines two of Alex’s greatest loves: being in nature, and mindful movement.

We hope you’ll join us in giving her a warm loving welcome to our yoga family.

If you’d like to find out more information, and join us at our special summer series “Under the Oak Yoga”, please click here

Welcoming Back Jessie Carson

Jessie Carson 002 (1)We are so excited to welcome Jessie Carson back to our teaching team. Jessie has been teaching yoga for close to 20 years, and she brings a wealth of wisdom, experience, and compassion to her teaching.  She is an amazing writer and has  facilitated writing and yoga workshops (which we hope she’ll be offering more of in the future, definitely planting seeds), as well as sessions on yoga philosophy with us in previous years.  Jessie is also on the teaching team at Prana Shanti in Ottawa, and helps to support the teacher training programs.

Along with being a yoga teacher, Jessie is a mother, a reader, a writer, and a wonderer.

She spends much of her free time walking (it’s likely you have seen her with her family and dog Charlie roaming the local streets and forests).

Her steady and clear guidance encourages practitioners to both challenge themselves and release the tension to create ease in the body and mind. Having taught since 2002, she is adept at working with students of all levels and can support practitioners in establishing and growing their practice based on the needs of their own bodies.

Jessie will be guiding you at our first Yoga Under The Oak Session, on Wednesday July 15th.  We look forward to her continued and growing involvement with our studio. Please join us to give her a warm and loving welcome, she is an amazing part of our community at Surya Daya and in Almonte on a whole.

We’re feeling very blessed.