Shailla Vaidya (CYA-E-RYT Gold Member)

  • Location: Toronto, Ontario Canada
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  • E-mail: Private
  • Service Offered: Svastha (in the lineage Sri Krishnamacharya)
  • Certified: Svastha Yoga and Ayurveda
  • Years of Practice: >30
  • Teaching Experience: >15
  • Professor, Guru or Teachers: AG and Indra Mohan, Dr. Ganesh Mohan, Dr. Shyam Ranganathan, Dr, Ravi Ravindra
  • Date Joined: October 26, 2021
  • CYA Insurance: No

About Me

I am of South Asian descent and grew up with a father who was a yogi, so have been practicing for most of my life in some way. I am trained as a medical doctor and began to use yoga in my practice after which was mostly South Asians who were removed from their traditional cultural practices. I recognized this after having worked in First Nation Communities as seeing what the loss of cultural practices did for individual health. When I started screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences, I realized all the people Ito whom I was teaching yoga-based techniques (South Asian or not) had some form of complex trauma or stress as a basis for their current presentations.

In 2018, I sustained a concussion from a bike accident and am not currently practicing medicine, however, I am still bringing yoga, yoga therapy and mind-body practices to medicine, and my goal is to teach yoga therapists how to best help their clients with in their scope of practice.

About My Service

I have been teaching medically sound therapeutic yoga/meditation practise to my patients for years. Have developed therapeutic yoga programs for Stress and Concussion Resiliency
Currently, I am planning to teach licensed health care professionals and Yoga therapists how they can safely use techniques based in yoga (restorative yoga, pranayama, and meditation) to help their patients or clients (within their Scope of Practice) and also how to prevent injuries or unsafe practices.

Continued Education