Nausheen Maherali (CYA-RYT 200 Member)

  • Location: Kitchener, Ontario Canada
  • Website: N/A
  • E-mail: Private
  • Service Offered: Hatha
  • Certified: YMCA Canada
  • Years of Practice: >10
  • Teaching Experience: 1
  • Professor, Guru or Teachers: Hayley Mott - General Manager & Director for Adult Programming (YMCA Yoga Trainer - Training Educator) Kelsey Kerr - Group Fitness Supervisor (YMCA Yoga Apprenticeship Teacher) Darcy Bainbridge - Yoga Instructor (YMCA Yoga Mentor Teacher)
  • Date Joined: November 09, 2020
  • CYA Insurance: No

About Me

I have had a successful professional career as an HR executive for the past 15+ years, through times of business stress, radical change and transformation I have been able to use my Yoga and Meditation Practice to ground myself in mind, body and spirit. I also practice an branch of Islam that leverages Meditation as a way of living and searching for spiritual enlightenment. During the birth of my Triplet boys I went through amazing personal change and challenges, where my Yoga practice allowed me to maintain a deeply thoughtful, authentic and connected perspective about what my contribution means to both my family, humanity and the world at large. With so many professional and personal changes and decisions over the years, my Yoga practice has allowed me to prioritize and ensure that I am able to fulfill and meet the needs of my commitments (personally, spiritually and professionally).

Over the past two years, I embarked on a journey of further personal self discovery in pursuit of becoming a Yoga instructor/teacher. In this process, I have been challenged to look within myself to find my soul's true calling in addition to doing the daily work that I do. I have embraced personal advancement, resiliency to transform and bring out the best self-awareness so I can remain humbly attuned to what is needed from me in situations to adapt accordingly and be in best service to others.

As a Yoga Instructor, I chose to take my training at the YMCA because it offered me with an opportunity to give back and provide my teaching as a service back to my community and to people who needed it in times of crisis, adversities and hardships. To partner with a local non-for-profit organization like the YMCA, has allowed me to become a part of their programming and has been an immense source of joy and awakening where I can take a personal love of Yoga and give back to people who need it.

In closing, my professional experiences in HR, my personal adversities through life's many transitions and my evolving Yoga practice (and now as a teacher/instructor) have provided me with a solid base of grounding and understanding required so I can truly be a guide and inspiration as people choose Yoga as a way of physical, mindful and soulful practice.

About My Service

Hatha Yoga practice involving breath, body and mindful flow in class for usually 60 minutes in length where breathing, asana/poses and meditation are all incorporated collaboratively. Some elements of Vinyasa practice are brought in for movement pace, intensity and movement flow and sequencing. Even though Vinyasa is an approach that differs from Hatha and may stand in opposition, it has been amazing to bring the two together to create contract and string the practice together to speed up and slow down in strength in poses. It has been beautiful to bring the two styles together to create a Yoga Flow & Go offering that participants have come to appreciate immensely.

Continued Education

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