Kundalini Yoga is a system that incorporates breath management (pranayama), postures (asana) and meditation with and without mantra (chanting). It is designed to allow the practitioner to discover their potential for excellence and develop awareness of Self. All Kundalini Yoga classes at Vidalia Yoga include a period of relaxation guided by the healing sound of the gong. The gong is an inter-vibratory tool used to heal the nervous system and develop the Inner Self. The sound of the gong creates deep relaxation, releases you from the torrent of thoughts and stimulates the glandular system to a higher level of functioning.

Kundalini Sadhana is a Kundalini Yoga practice that starts during the ambrosial hours (4am to 8am) and involves reading the Japji Sahib, practicing Kundalini Yoga and includes an hour of meditation with mantra.

Vinyasa Yoga focuses on using the breath to support the body and mind through a sequence of standing, seated and supine postures strung together in an intuitive flow. Incorporating elements of strength, flexibility, balance, focus and relaxation, this moving meditation is highly adaptable for all levels.

Yin & Restorative Yoga utilizes some of the more basic yoga postures and, by holding these postures for 3 to 5 minutes at a time, promotes regeneration and flexibility in the deeper tissues of the body. Poses are comfortable and emphasize the release of tension and gentle re-alignment. Restorative poses are beneficial to all those seeking stress reduction and relaxation.

Prental Yoga is specifically designed for your journey through pregnancy and birth. Linking yoga postures with breath, movement and meditation brings awareness to your mind, body and spirit while bonding with other pregnant women. At the end of the class you will feel calm, confident, refreshed and deeply connected to your body and to your child.

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Sean Christopher D'Amico is the founder of Vidalia Yoga.

Sean is a 3HO certified Kundalini Yoga instructor having completed both levels 1 & 2 of the 3HO Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training certification program. He is also an SNMQ certified Zen Shiatsu and Thai Yoga Massage practitioner.

Having been a varsity and semi-professional athlete, he still enjoys participating in competitive sports and leading an active lifestyle while enjoying the transformative benefits Kundalini Yoga offers both at work and at play.

Kundalini Yoga has been essential for Sean in his career as a management professional as it allows him to deliver exceptional performance from himself and those he supports, embrace transition and ambiguity and foster harmonious team synergy.

As an actor, Sean has found the integration of breath work, centeredness, relaxation and focus Kundalini Yoga provides to be highly beneficial for preparation and delivery.

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Aran

Aran Rose Shea is a certified Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Gentle and Yin Yoga instructor who first began practicing Yoga in 2003. She loves nothing more than to consciously build a practice around the energy and abilities of her students. With extensive training in both Yoga and various acrobatic arts, Aran guides her students in a practice that is dynamic, centering and refreshingly unpredictable.

Aran is a certified Thai Yoga Massage Therapist registered with the RMQ. She has completed four levels of Thai Yoga Massage training as well as specialty training in Thai Style Head Massage. Much like attending one of her yoga classes, a Thai Yoga Massage with Aran will leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed and at peace.

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Michal Rokem-Negev is a Mother of two wonderful children, certified Zen Shiatsu practitioner, former science teacher, CYA-RYT 300 certified instructor of Vini Yoga, Yoga for Women, prenatal and postnatal Yoga.

Michal is known for her calm approach and nurturing presence. She aims to create an environment that encourages Conscious and Self empowerment through Self-discovery. In her practice and teaching Michal combines traditional Yoga with the understanding of the uniqueness of the woman's body. Her resourceful approach enables her students to find their path to wellness.

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Manon

Manon Lacroix has dedicated herself to a regular practice since discovering yoga in 2004. In 2012, she finally decided to share her passion for yoga with others and become a teacher. Now a certified Yin and Hatha yoga instructor, she has taught various different styles including restorative, corporate and chair yoga for seniors in many studios and community centres. In addition, she has attended numerous yoga, meditation and anatomy workshops and retreats over the years and continues to be involved in the Montreal yoga community.

She encourages her students to go at their own pace, do what they can, and most of all listen to their own body and breath. She is especially interested in how yoga can be deeply therapeutic and improve one’s physical and mental wellbeing through poses, breath work and meditation. Manon’s love for yoga is clearly felt in the classroom and is contagious and inspiring for her students. Her classes are sure to leave you feeling extremely calm, relaxed and focused.