RON REID

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.

RON REID BEIM KARMA COLOGNE YOGAFESTIVAL

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 BREATHE BABY – Pranayama with RON REID

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)

Ron has been practicing Yoga for over 30 years and teaching since 1988. He is Co-owner and Director of the Downward Dog Yoga Centre in Toronto, Canada (www.downwarddog.com). Ron has studied with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and Sharath both in India and North America and was one of the first Canadian teachers to be authorized by Pattabhi Jois.. Along with his studies with his Pranayama teacher Sri Sudhir Tiwari, has also completed an “Advanced Pranayama” training with Sri O.P. Tiwari from the Kaivalyadhama Institute in Pune, India. In addition to regular classes at Downward Dog, he conducts workshops and teacher trainings in Canada, the U.S., Europe, the U.K. and Asia, and is becoming a familiar face at various conferences around the world. Ron is one of Canada’s top teachers, approaching teaching in an inspired, informed and non-dogmatic way. He places the needs of the students ahead of the demands of the practice. While continuing to teach and practice the ashtanga vinyasa system as a foundation, he endeavors to blend tradition with innovation, and to balance precision with grace. Students will find his refined approach to practice both challenging and rewarding. Ron is also an accomplished musician and composer and performs with his partner Marla Meenakshi Joy under their group name “Swaha”.