Warm Hatha All Levels

This class is taught by:

Dariya Quenneville

My love of yoga sparked in my teenage years when I was introduced to asana (postures) through a dance background. After several years of dabbling, I began to practice consistently while completing my undergraduate degree in Environmental Science as a means to develop mind-body awareness for optimal wellness. Hiking over 4,000 km on the Pacific Crest Trail after graduating, I began to understand the benefits of breath and meditation to help overcome an array of physical and mental discomforts. Quickly realizing that I wanted to deepen my knowledge and understanding of the ancient practice, I traveled in India, where I completed my 200 hour hatha vinyasa yoga teacher training and attended a 10 day Buddhist meditation course. I enjoy practicing and teaching yoga that is gracefully energetic, balanced, accessible, and most importantly, makes you smile. Passionate about all aspects of yoga, I always guide a practice which can be extended off the mat and into your daily life.

Ashley Parker

Ashley, a creative, compassionate, soul holds a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours and a graduate certificate in Human Resources Management, with Honours. She is the Culture and People Manager at Novotel Ottawa here in the downtown core, and began practicing yoga 8 years ago in an effort to tone-up for an upcoming vacation. While the practice did the intended, what Ashley found in her committed practice was so much more:

She found was a deep sense of calm upon leaving each class; a decrease in the amount of anxious thoughts and feelings she had throughout the day; and, if they did crop up – a new means of coping - breathing - acknowledging, accepting, and, as appropriate, releasing.

After 7 years of a committed practice, Ashley felt complied to be able to share this sacred gift of yoga with others in the community. As such, she attended 200 hr training here in Ottawa, under Megan Campbell and Tiffani Harris, and began teaching immediately following.

Ashley’s style of yoga is inclusive while creative, she provides detailed anatomical cueing, as she values a creating a safe space and sense of belonging for anyBODY and everyBODY in her classes. She also strives to empower others to connect to, honour and live their truth, whatever that may mean for the individual. Ashley believes in continuous learning, and giving her best self in her teachings, so you can be yours.

Meet Ashley on the mat every Tuesday and Friday at 6:30AM for an all-levels Hatha flow class, to check-in, breathe, and set yourself up for the day ahead, knowing you can handle whatever may come your way

HATHA ALL LEVELS: A Hatha class in a heated room aimed at helping students achieve proper body alignment while exploring breath techniques in traditional Hatha yoga postures, developing strength, balance, flexibility and relaxation while connecting the mind, body and soul.

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Nov 17 16:30 - 17:30 with Dariya Quenneville
  • Fri Nov 24 16:30 - 17:30 with Dariya Quenneville
  • Fri Dec 01 16:30 - 17:30 with Dariya Quenneville
  • Fri Dec 08 16:30 - 17:30 with Ashley Parker
  • Fri Dec 15 16:30 - 17:30 with Dariya Quenneville