Enter Educator: Maggie Juby

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Ahhh, this fine craft…my love affair with breath and movement began as a toddler, and it took form as an uncontrollable desire to swing, sway, dip, dive and lengthen. From the age of three on i was graced with a natural innate sort of discipline to study the body and its capabilities through classical ballet mostly, and many other styles of dance… but, ballet was my love. I danced, I studied, I traveled and I taught…this at 15 yrs old revealed the natural teacher in me, and so I became a dance teacher! Movement connected me to my soul, this was very clear, so again very naturally at 18yrs i began sitting with myself, meditating i’d guess you’d call it…i felt i needed it, and it interested me…and it worked! In very tiny doses it too showed me another way of feeling whole and alive, like dancing had done.

On my own, in the country i began to incorporate some yoga postures into my days and i found myself at dance auditions going off into a corner to do Tree and Triangle and breathe deep to calm and prepare myself. I fell in love with this tool and felt it to be such a gift. By accident i stumbled on a teacher in Kingston who offered training and without question i emptied my bank account and learned! Since that day almost 10 years ago i have been leading classes that are based in and for “YOU” the student, in hopes that you too catch a fleeting or long lasting moment of joy, connection, spirit, or simply a love for extension, movement or stillness. Deep roots, foundation and a lot of love, Namaste Certifications: 250-hr Teacher Training at the Yoga & Relaxation Centre w. Jane Forrington-Burke, Joan Fast & Dawn Wallace. 50-hr Pre-natal Training with Monica Voss at Esther Myers Studio in Toronto.

Maggie Juby demonstrating Natarajasana, the dancer’s pose.

WHY YOGA:

Yoga came naturally and instinctively early on in my teenage years because of its grounding nature and allowance for reflection.

HOW I LIVE MY PRACTICE:

I live my practice through love and kindness and compassion for each other.

WHERE I AM MOST CHALLENGED BY MY PRACTICE:

I am most challenged i think, like most of us simply making time in a busy day for practice.

THE ONE THING I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT:

My friends and family of course, they are my rock. my sweet boy Cohen.

THE BOOK I KEEP ON MY BED SIDE TABLE:

So many books! kids books, yoga books, poetry, anatomy, biographies, good fiction!

HOW I HAVE FUN OFF MY MAT:

I love playing and snuggling with my son, i love having deep conversations with friends, dancing and singing and laughing.

WHAT I KNOW FOR SURE:

We are stardust.

WHAT I AM COMMITTED TO:

Growing.

WHAT I SHARE IN MY TEACHING:

I hope to share an excitement for movement, and then when movement and breath act in togetherness magical things can happen.

HOMETOWN:

Renfrew, Ontario

EDUCATION / OTHER CERTIFICATIONS:

yoga, pre-natal, reiki, colour therapy, reflexology, aromatherapy

 

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