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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
Amy Klassen
Hatha
Amy Klassen
Andrea Ross
Hatha
Andrea Ross
Brittany Smith
Hatha, Hot
Brittany Smith
Bronwyn Steinberg
Hot
Bronwyn Steinberg
Cassie Love
Hatha, Hot
Cassie Love
Catherine Heinmiller
Hatha
Catherine Heinmiller
Caytlin Reel
Hatha
Caytlin Reel
Dariya Quenneville
Hatha, Power
Dariya Quenneville
Debi Arnoni
Hatha
Debi Arnoni
Diana Buxban
Ashtanga, Hatha, Hot, Yin
Diana Buxban
Dominique Corbin
Bikram Hot
Dominique Corbin
Ed Hum
Bikram Hot, Classic Hot
Ed Hum
Emile Cormier
Gong, Kundalini, Sadhana
Emile Cormier
Erin Bidlake
Hatha, Prenatal, Restorative, Yin
Erin Bidlake
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
Leah Labib
Hot
Leah Labib
Lori Chamberland
Hatha
Lori Chamberland
Lucy Castell
Hot, Power
Lucy Castell
Maria Kurylo
Hatha, Prenatal
Maria Kurylo
Martina Elliott
Bikram Hot, Classic Hot, Hot
Martina Elliott
Meherbani Kaur
Kundalini
Meherbani Kaur
Monique Newton
Hatha, Yin
Monique Newton
Naomi Simon
Bikram Hot
Naomi Simon
Nic Bryan
Hatha, Yin
Nic Bryan
Rupinder Kaur Khalsa
Kundalini
Rupinder Kaur Khalsa
Sara Simon
Prenatal
Sara Simon
Shamit Tushakiran
Hatha, Power
Shamit Tushakiran
Stefan Caissie
Gong, Hatha, Hot, Restorative, Yin
Stefan Caissie
Tania Frechette
Kundalini
Tania Frechette
Tara Cartland (Tera)
Kundalini
Tara Cartland (Tera)
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Donation Classes
Teacher Rotation