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Services offered by Yasmin

Private Yoga

Private yoga sessions allow us to customize a yoga practice to suit your individual needs and goals and/or those of your private group (ie. Corporate Yoga). Whether you are interested in mastering advanced postures or simply want to develop a solid yoga practice, private yoga classes offers undivided attention and personalized service.

Corporate Yoga

Showing employees that you, as a company, care about their wellbeing fosters better employee engagement and satisfaction.  It also allows employees to connect with each other in a different setting, enhancing community and team building. All corporate classes have a therapeutic focus and videos and handouts are also provided.

Ayurveda

Ayurveda is the ‘Science of Life’ and along with Chinese medicine, it is considered the world’s leading traditional medicine according to the World Health Organization. Alongside yoga teaching, I am a naturopathic doctor and Ayurvedic Practitioner accredited with the Commission des Praticiens en Médecine Douce du Québec (CPMDQ).

Mentorship

Having an experienced mentor to help review your course outline, business plan or marketing strategy for your wellness programs, workshop or retreat, makes a huge difference. This can help you be more productive and avoid the pitfalls many yoga teachers, studio owners and wellness professionals experience.

MENTORSHIP

Having an experienced mentor to help review your course outline, business plan or marketing strategy for your wellness workshop or retreat, makes a huge difference. This can help you be more productive and avoid the pitfalls many yoga teachers, studio owners and wellness professionals experience.

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It’s my honour to mentor other professionals in the wellness and alternative healthcare industry.

My Experience

I have been teaching yoga professionally for nearly twenty years and during this time, I have done the following:

  • Bought, build up and later sold an ultra successful yoga studio;
  • Studied a multitude of yoga systems, meditation techniques and specialized in Ayurveda;
  • Managed four wellness centres and hired dozens of yoga teachers and health practitioners;
  • Become an accredited naturopathic doctor and worked in several clinics;
  • Opened Loft108, a gorgeous yoga studio and event space in Old Montreal;
  • Produced five acclaimed yoga DVDs;
  • Broke the Guinness World Record for Longest Yoga Marathon (32 hours), raised over $12K for charity and made headlines around the world;
  • Created and led 200, 300 and 500 hour yoga teacher training programs;
  • Trained at more than a dozen international yoga conferences and festivals;
  • Taught in the United States, Carribean, Central America, Europe and Australia;
  • Led numerous yoga & ayurvedic retreats internationally; yoga teacher training programs;
  • Designed over 100 original workshops & programs;
  • Organized dozens of yoga fundraisers and special events;
  • Been a brand ambassador for numerous companies;
  • Saved myself from bankruptcy;
  • Started an online business;
  • Worked with a huge variety of people — babies, teenagers, teen moms, celebrities, CEOs, professional athletes, people in wheelchairs, people with cancer, people with mental illness, etc.
  • Taught well over 10,000 hours of yoga;
  • Know lots of people in the yoga and wellness industry.

My Expertize – How I can help you

I believe the world needs more yoga teachers and alternative healthcare practitioners more than ever before, so I want to see you grow and soar in your business. Here are some examples of how I can help you:

  • Write a compelling and authentic biography and consult on (and/or help you set up) your professional photos and headshots;
  • Start your business;
  • Re-start your wellness business after maternity leave, moving to a new city or any other sabbatical or period of absence;
  • Brand yourself as a yoga teacher or wellness professional;
  • Find the right kind of working environment for you;
  • Design a unique program or workshop including handouts;
  • Design an introductory and advanced course taught in person or online;
  • Decide on the content for your wellness or yoga website;
  • Apply to be a presenter at a conference or festival;
  • Plan a yoga/ wellness retreat and plan the marketing campaign for your retreat;
  • Produce a yoga video or audio practice;
  • Create a Yoga Teacher Training or other certification program;
  • Balance your personal and professional roles;
  • Manage difficult situations with employees or colleagues;
  • Reconnect to your purpose as a teacher by reconnecting with your personal practice;
  • Discover alternative revenue streams;
  • Create a teaching schedule that is sustainable;
  • Figure out how to continue working (and making an income) when injured, sick, travelling or when on maternity leave;
  • Organize your administrative tasks;
  • Theme your personal and professional days;
  • Be your accountability partner and help ensure you get things done and accomplish your goals.
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Recommendations

Start with an introductory session or book a short phone call to make sure we resonate and connect.
Book 6-10 sessions over 6 to 20 weeks (1-2 times per month) where we can work on several small projects or one big project together.

Logistics

We can work together in person at my studio, Loft108 in Old Montreal or we can work together online via video conference or over the phone.

Cancellation Policy

Kindly advise me with a 24-hour notice if something comes up and you cannot make it to your appointment.

CORPORATE YOGA

Showing employees that you, as a company, care about their well-being can create a dramatic increase in employee engagement and worker satisfaction.  It also allows employees to connect with each other in a different setting, fostering community and team building.

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Our Corporate Yoga programs are specifically designed to:

  • Manage and reduce stress
  • Enhance mental awareness
  • Increase productivity
  • Improve posture
  • Relieve back pain
  • promote healthy living at home and at work

Health concerns at the workplace are increasing rapidly in North America, from obesity to cardiovascular diseases to depression. Canadian companies are facing a record-breaking number of absences, extended medical-related leaves and hospitalization of their employees. All of these, for conditions that are preventable by healthy fitness levels and proper stress management.

Healthy employees means: stable and improved productivity, better control over your insurance costs and a better engaged workforce with lower turnover.

Employee surveys and the leading employers of Canada all point to one solution: increase opportunities for employees to become healthier by showing that the company is engaged in their well-being.

  • In Quebec, stress leaves have increased by 33 per cent since 2001. *1
  • Stress is estimated to cost Canadian employers $22 billion a year. *2
  • In 2009 Quebec employers had the most work absences arising from illness or disability in all of Canada. Full-time employees in Quebec take an average of 11.8 days off a year. *3
  • The prevalence of obesity among employees in Canada has risen in the last decade from 12.5% in the mind 90s to 15.7% in 2005. *4

Examples of Private Group Classes:

Therapeutic – All levels Class
Through a fluid series of simple postures and specific exercises, I have designed a program to gently stretch and strengthen the body and calm the mind. In this all ages and all levels yoga practice, participants learn how to increase their breathing capacity, release deep muscular tension, improve digestion and sleep, increase muscle tone, reduce stress symptoms, strengthen postural alignment and enhance joint mobility. This course leaves students feeling limber, alert and refreshed. (Fitness-type clothing & yoga mats needed for this class)

Work-friendly – Chair Yoga
Chair Yoga is a series of simple stretches, basic standing postures and breathing exercises performed with the assistance of a chair. Designed to gently stretch and strengthen key areas of the body, this all levels class also includes meditation. It enhances mental clarity, improves postural alignment and helps participants better manage stress. Conveniently, this class does not require much space or special equipment. Students can even stay dressed in their daily corporate attire.

Energizing – Core Yoga Flow
Discover how yoga postures, meditation and basic relaxation techniques promote strength and flexibility, reduce anxiety, improve concentration and enhance a positive self-image. This is an active and dynamic class with a slow flow of yoga postures, and core strengthening Pilates and martial arts exercises. Great for toning and strengthening the abdominal, back and gluteus muscles, the focus is on postural alignment and stability. (Fitness-type clothing & yoga mats needed for this class)

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Lunch & Learn Workshops – Healthy Living Workshops (with option for catered lunch)
Optimize your noon hour with one of our dynamic healthy living workshops. Led by experienced yoga teacher and naturopathic doctor, Yasmin F. Gow, Lunch & Learn sessions are themed lectures that are 45 – 90 mins in length and include discussion and a practical component like chair yoga, making a smoothie, breathing exercises and/or meditation. Lunch and Learns can also feature delicious catered lunch

Topics:

  • Increasing Energy;
  • Improving Digestion;
  • How to make Super Smoothies;
  • Strengthening the Immunity System;
  • Breathing & Effective Stress Management;
  • Getting a Good Night’s Sleep;
  • Natural Anti-Aging Secrets;
  • Postural Assessment & Better Alignment;
  • Finding a Healthy Balance;
  • Stimulating Metabolism & Weight Management;
  • Meditation for Busy People;
  • Quick & Easy Plant Based Nutrition.

Logistics

My team of highly qualified and experienced yoga teachers and I offer Corporate Yoga sessions in person at Loft108 located in Old Montreal as well as on location in your office.

AYURVEDA

Ayurveda is the ‘Science of Life’ and along with Chinese medicine, it is considered the world’s leading traditional medicine according to the World Health Organization. Alongside yoga teaching, I am a naturopathic doctor and Ayurvedic Practitioner accredited with the Commission des Praticiens en Médecine Douce du Québec (CPMDQ).

After a decade of teaching yoga, I experienced the profound healing effects of Ayurveda personally and since then, it has become more than a profession. It is my passion to teach others how to heal themselves using Ayurveda along with yoga, meditation and pranayama.
My work is designed to help you enhance your health and improve your lifestyle by addressing your main health goals through specific food plans, breathing exercises, herbs and/or other ayurvedic healing routines. Most of my clients come to see me for guidance on how to best manage stress, boost energy, increase immune function and improve digestion.

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I also have ten years of ayurvedic experience working with people in the following areas:

  • Digestion
  • Constipation / diarrhea
  • Sleep
  • Headaches / migraines
  • Allergies
  • Women’s health / fertility /menopause
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Acne
  • UTIs
  • Candida / yeast infections
  • Depression
  • IBS / Crohn’s disease

NOTE: It is important to note that Ayurveda is not meant to be a substitute or replacement for Western medicine. It functions best as preventative medicine, as its main role is to balance the systems of the body. In the case of a serious health issue, ayurveda is a wonderful complement to the allopathic system, because ayurveda helps patients maintain good digestion, balance immune function and manage stress while receiving Western medical treatments like antibiotics, chemotherapy, mood-stabilizers, etc.

What to expect during an ayurvedic consultation
A first-time Ayurvedic consultation with me is about 75-90 mins.
Prior to your consultation, you are asked to fill out an in-take form. This assists me in determining your prakruti (balanced or essential nature) as well as your vikruti (imbalanced or acquired state).

During our consultation, we discuss your main health concerns and I ask you about your diet, lifestyle, stress triggers, and family medical history. All the information you share with me is completely confidential. In order to determine the root cause(s) of your concerns, I may also read your pulse, and check your tongue and eyes as these are the diagnostic techniques in Ayurveda and help me determine where you have imbalances.
What you receive:

  • My undivided attention during our consultation;
  • An assessment of your doshas (ayurvedic constitutions) and an analysis of your imbalances;
  • A customized food & lifestyle plan based on your dosha or doshic imbalance;
  • Yoga & pranayama (breathing exercises) to practice at home;
  • Recipes;
  • Herbs and/or supplements may also be recommended. (All the herbs suggested are natural whole food supplements that are gentle yet effective and do not interfere with medication)
  • Insurance receipts issued under Naturopathy.
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Follow ups

Except in particular cases, a follow-up is usually scheduled for the next month. Such a follow-up consultation is approximately 45 minutes in length and will enable me to review any developments in your wellbeing. Should you have any questions, I can also be available in between appointments to answer questions via email.

Cancellation Policy

Kindly advise me with a 24-hour notice if something comes up and you cannot make it to your appointment.

Logistics

ONSITE – in person: I offer ayurvedic consultations in person at my studio, Loft108 located in Old Montreal.
ONLINE – video conference: I also offer online consultations through video conferencing.
OFFSITE: I am occasionally able to do off-site consultations, although availability and cost may vary.
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PRIVATE YOGA

Private yoga sessions allow us to customize a yoga practice to suit your individual needs and goals and/or those of your private group — example: Corporate Yoga for specialized yoga programs for the office. Whether you are interested in mastering advanced postures or simply want to develop a solid yoga practice, private yoga classes offers undivided attention and personalized service.

Private Yoga

Benefits of private yoga:

  • Flexible schedule
  • Individual attention
  • Learning the basics of yoga & cultivating a strong base
  • Recovery from injury
  • Specific athletic training needs
  • Specific health goals or conditions
  • Desire to go further in the practice and/or learning something specific

Clients & Experience

I have nearly 20 years of experience teaching yoga to a wide variety of people: professional and Olympic-level athletes, singers, CEOs, stressed-out new parents, beginners wanting to learn yoga basics, people on weight-loss programs and many individuals recovering from injuries or serious ailments.

Approach to teaching

I am known for creating tailor-made therapeutic / themed yoga practices that address specific needs and goals. These practices incorporate a fluid sequence of standing and seated postures (chosen specifically for you) as well as breathing exercises, meditation and relaxation. I can also design a program for you to follow at home and I can offer customized food and lifestyle plans that complement your goals.

My Background

An athlete since childhood, I began my yoga path started with Ashtanga Yoga, a dynamic traditional style often referred to as the “original power yoga.” Although I love and still practice Ashtanga, personal injuries led me to study Iyengar Yoga for its therapeutic applications and focus on alignment. As a naturopathic doctor and ayurvedic practitioner, I am also highly influenced by healing practices that improve digestion and boost energy.  More about me

Recommendations

  • Book an intro session;
  • For results, make a minimum commitment of six sessions over three to six weeks;

Logistics

ONSITE – in person:  I offer private yoga and meditation sessions in person at my studio, Loft108 located in Old Montreal.

ONLINE – video conference:  I also offer online training whereby I send you a video conferencing link and lead you through a practice while pointing out areas for you to work on. Although online has its limitations (like not being able to offer hands on adjustments), our online sessions can be recorded and made available (via private link) for your future reference.

OFFSITE: I am occasionally able to do off-site consultations/training, although availability and cost may vary.

Cancellation Policy

Kindly advise me with a 24-hour notice if something comes up and you cannot make it to your appointment.

Contact Yasmin

377 St Paul W, #200 Montreal, QC H2Y 2A7

(514)-660-5638

hello@yasminyoga.com

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