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About

Sonya Marie de Lazzer
Yoga Instructor (500 hr YTT)
PhD Candidate, Art and Visual Culture, Western Ontario

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Amidst a buzzing schedule, yoga is the constant in my life. My personal practice helps me find balance between a busy calendar, filled with program development and curating, teaching art history, and working toward the completion of my PhD in Visual Studies, with a special focus on landscapes and environments. Inspired by my love for teaching and commitment to wellness, I decided to complete my Yoga Teacher Training, and am now a 500 hr Yoga Teacher + and have recently completed my 200 hr Kundalini YTT.

Patterns of stress and anxiety were creeping into life, with an agenda of late nights, early mornings, and what seemed like an endless stream of deadlines and commitments; little sleep and full days led to exhaustion. Finding yoga and breath-work offered me the opportunity to slow down and begin to cultivate a more mindful awareness around and within my daily life. Today, I enjoy offering the teachings of yoga, as I am so aware of how greatly it has positively impacted my life, in so very many ways, both on and off the mat. 

 

“Moving the body allows your body to tell its story, and it helps connect us more closely to our minds; some days we have a long story, other days a shorter story. Some days the story can be really difficult to tell, and sometimes it’s just natural. Whatever the story may be, I invite you to welcome it with you, onto your mat, to help cultivate a sense of harmony, peace, and balance within…” 

 

I also completely admit my love of forever being a student of the practice, and I am so grateful for how much grace, nourishment, and wisdom all of my teachers have shared with me, along this ongoing and enriching journey. 

Namaste xo

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                       Movement.
                                             
                                                            Breathwork.
 
                               
                                        Meditation.
 
When we walk slowly,
                        the world can fully appear.
 
Not only are the creatures not frightened away by our haste, or aggression, but the fine detail of fern and flower, or devastation and                       disruption, becomes visible.
 
Many of us hurry along because we do not want to see what is really going on in and around us. We are afraid to let our senses touch the body of suffering or the body of beauty. 
                                                                    -Joan Halifax 
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