Habemus New Yoga Teacher : Yvonne (Padma) Jaques at Open Door Yoga

Habemus New Yoga Teacher : Yvonne (Padma) Jaques at Open Door Yoga

We are pleased to introduce you to Yvonne (Padma) Jaques

Our new Yoga teacher who will be sharing more than 4 decades of Yoga Experience with you

Below a short 6 questions interview, done to introduce you to her practice:

  1. How long have you been practicing yoga?
    I have been practicing yoga for 44 years. As a student 44 years and as a teacher off and on for 35 years. consistently and regularly as an occupation since 2004.
  2. What was that “Aha!” moment that brought you to become a yoga teacher?
    When I found my teacher I spontaneously longed to share all that I was being gifted in the form of their teachings, because of the profound effects and results I was experiencing from their teachings.
  3. What are 3 of the biggest things you have noticed that yoga brings to your life?
    Clarity and single-pointed focus and ability to concentrate and hold my mind still – especially since completing a three-year silent meditation retreat from 2011 – 2013.
    More capacity to consider others and the effect I have on others in all ways.
    Wiser choices in all areas of my life.
  4. Can you now imagine your life without yoga?
    Unimaginable, because yoga IS MY LIFE, on and off the mat, whether teaching, studying, practicing or contemplating.
  5. Why do you think people should practice yoga?
    Because with Yoga you can experience a positive result whether physical, mental, emotional or energetic (i.e., prana, subtle body experiences)
  6. Lastly please finish this sentence: life setbacks are

    What we make them and how we view them, a setback to one person is a springboard for another, and what appears to be a setback in one moment for me, then has the potential to magically transform into a remarkable opportunity in the next moment!


Yvonne’s Practice has been inspired by her teacher: Swami Muktibodhananda

Swami Muktibodhananda is a preeminent Western yoga teacher who translated from Sanskrit and commentated the circa 1500 yogic text Hatha Yoga Pradipika, her translation is probably the most widely used in the Western world nowadays

Swami Muktibodhananda will be in town this month sharing her teaching in special workshops you can see her the events schedule

Treat yourself to some inspirational Urban Retreats with Swami Muktibodhananda right here in Vancouver Starting in August 20th


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