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Nic Bryan

Yoga Teacher

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Nic approaches yoga through slow, purposeful movement, adapting classes to individual needs of students, from beginner to advanced. Yoga that has provided Nic with an understanding of underlying causes issues in his life, notably depression, giving him the ability to live a healthy and active life. Though struggles are inevitable to avoid, through the use of breathing, meditation and a regular asana practice it has allowed him to step out of isolation and connect to a community of like minded individuals. It is Nic’s goal to share these techniques and help others who may be facing similar struggles in their own lives.

 

It was in University while completing a B.A. of Religion at Carleton University that Nic was introduced to Eastern philosophy. Most people are introduced to yoga by attending their first physical class., for Nic it was the compilation of Patanjali, the epic Bhagavad Gita, and the concepts of non duality that drew his attention and began this life of learning. It was only a matter of time, and a lot of loving encouragement from his yogi mother, before he went to his first yoga class.

There wasn’t a singular moment when Nic knew that this was the path he should embark on. Each class brought on new challenges, and forced him to connect to the body he had spent so many years judging ruthlessly. There were days he pushed too hard, injuring himself which led to wallowing in anger and self pity. Then there were days of progress. Slowly but surely Nic began to connect to the practice, to feel the breath as it traveled his body, and those negative thoughts became a little quieter and confidence grew. While on sick leave from work due to stress and depression, Nic decided that he would take a leap of faith and signed up to become a certified yoga instructor.

After successfully completing his training he has continued to direct energy into the continued development of his teaching style. Leading hatha, yin, restorative, meditation and gong classes, Nic strives to keep classes fresh and challenging for students with encouraging moments to pause and connect with the sensations of your practice. Nic continues to research new methods of movement and muscle activation and plans to continue his education to obtain additional certifications in the future. For now Nic’s warm and welcoming personality and life experience provide an open and inclusive space for anyone wishing to explore the yoga tradition!

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Abe Cartland
Hatha, Yin
Abe Cartland
Alexis Given
Hot, Vinyasa Flow
Alexis Given
Alisha Bailey
Hatha, Hot, Power, Yin
Alisha Bailey
Amy Klassen
Hatha
Amy Klassen
Andrea Ross
Hatha
Andrea Ross
Anne Jarbouh
Hatha, Meditation and Gong
Anne Jarbouh
Biatris Lasu
Hatha
Biatris Lasu
Bronwyn Steinberg
Hot
Bronwyn Steinberg
Carla Nigro
Prenatal
Carla Nigro
Catherine Heinmiller
Hatha
Catherine Heinmiller
Caytlin Reel
Hatha
Caytlin Reel
Chantal Riel
Hatha
Chantal Riel
Damon Davies
Bikram Hot
Damon Davies
Debi Arnoni
Hatha
Debi Arnoni
Ed Hum
Bikram Hot, Classic Hot
Ed Hum
Emile Cormier
Gong, Kundalini
Emile Cormier
Heather Davidson
Hatha
Heather Davidson
James (Satjit) Chabot
Kundalini
James (Satjit) Chabot
Jennifer Mulligan
Hatha
Jennifer Mulligan
Karoline Eder
Bikram Hot, Classic Hot, Hatha
Karoline Eder
Kerry Lundy
Hatha
Kerry Lundy
Laura Baker
Hatha
Laura Baker
Laura Beaulne-Stuebing
Hatha
Laura Beaulne-Stuebing
Leah Labib
Hot
Leah Labib
Lesley LeRoux
Hatha
Lesley LeRoux
Lianna MacDonald
Hatha
Lianna MacDonald
Lucy Castell
Hot, Power
Lucy Castell
Matthew MacKenzie
Hatha
Matthew MacKenzie
Meghan McEvoy
Baby and Mom
Meghan McEvoy
Meherbani Kaur
Kundalini
Meherbani Kaur
Monique Newton
Hatha, Yin
Monique Newton
Naomi Simon
Bikram Hot
Naomi Simon
Nic Bryan
Hatha, Yin
Nic Bryan
Salwa Abdelsame
Hatha
Salwa Abdelsame
Sara Simon
Prenatal
Sara Simon
Shamit Tushakiran
Hatha, Power
Shamit Tushakiran
Sofiya Vyhovska
Hatha, Hot, Power, Yin
Sofiya Vyhovska
Tania Frechette
Kundalini
Tania Frechette
Teacher Rotation
Donation Classes
Teacher Rotation
Tera Cartland
Kundalini
Tera Cartland
Yolande LaRoche
Hot, Power
Yolande LaRoche