MARLA MEENAKSHI JOY

Ron Reid and Marla Meenakshi Joy teach a variety of different types of yoga classes and workshops which are Ashtanga and Vinyasa based. They have taught around the globe for more than 20 years. With their band SWAHA they have been leading kirtan and are true “shavasana wallahs!” and teach yoga and music in a unique combination. Inspired by Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, (and the vinyasa practice as a whole) they inform it with intelligent natural body alignment principles. SWAHA YOGA is designed ultimately to tap the creative spark within, and approach the Yoga practice as a Whole (8-limbed path). Their home studio DOWNWARD DOG is based in Toronto and has been a destination for yoga since 1997 and belongs to the TOP 10 yoga studios in Canada. They are Master teachers, and their Teacher Training program is top notch and well known around the world.

SAMSTAG 17.10.20 | 10:30-12 Uhr PILLARS OF STRENGTH (ARM BALANCES) with RON & MARLA

SAMSTAG 17.10.20 | 14:15-15:15 Uhr CHANTING with MARLA

SONNTAG 18.10.20 | 12:30-14 Uhr SALUTATIONS, HANDSTANDS & VINYASA with RON & MARLA

SONNTAG 18.10.20 | 17:30-19 Uhr CLOSING Yoga Flow & Live Music with RON REID & MARLA (SWAHA)

Marla, (co-owner and Director of Downward Dog Yoga Centre), first traveled to India in 1988 to study meditation and the philosophy of the Vedas with Swami Shyam, as well as other learned scholars in the Himalayas. She is a Certified Meditation and Yoga Philosophy teacher from the International Meditation Institute in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, Himalayas, and, along with her studies with her Pranayama teacher Sri Sudhir Tiwari, has also completed an “Advanced Pranayama” training with Sri O.P. Tiwari from the Kaivalyadhama Institute in Pune, India.

She has been teaching in teacher training programs since 1999 across Canada, the U.S., Europe and Asia, as both a teacher of Philosophy and Sanskrit, Chanting and Meditation, Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga, and Restorative Yoga. A practicing Shiatsu Therapist since 1993, and teaching Mysore (Self-Practice) around the globe, Meenakshi has a healing and informative touch.

As a celebrated song-stress, she also leads Kirtan (call-and-response chanting) with her band SWAHA, with inspired musical compositions with her partner/keyboardist,

Ron Reid. She has produced four CD’s of Sanskrit chanting entitled “Prayer’s”, “Salutations”, “Vishnu’s

Dream”, “Bolo!”, “Shanti Pulse, and their newest CD “Gone Beyond“.