Carly Stong

Kingston, ON

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Carly came to the practice of yoga after over 10 years as a competitive dancer. After major surgery in 2004 left her unable to resume her journey in the dance world, she landed in a yoga studio in university and continued exploring the art of kinesthetic movement.

Carly's yogic practice quickly partnered with a meaningful relationship to that which was more profound than the shapes she was constructing in her physical body. By nurturing her sensitivities to these deeper, more subtle energies, her life on and off the mat was, and continues to be, transformed through the inquiry of yoga in ways that she could never have anticipated or imagined.

After receiving her Hatha yoga teacher certification, Carly went on to study with such inspirational teachers as Bo Forbes, Tina Veer, Nadine Saxton, and Susi Hately.

Carly's teaching style includes traditional yogic philosophy, asana (postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), dharana (concentration), and dhyana (meditation). She teaches Hatha, Yin, Restorative, and Vinyasa-style classes. Carly also combined her love of yoga with her passion for healing using Reiki touch to develop a style of yoga called Restorative & Reiki (or R&R). Along with these styles, Carly specializes in teaching yoga for children and teens, seniors, and bigger bodies, as well as chair/office yoga.

As a yoga teacher, it is Carly's intention to promote an accessible exploration of the spiritual science of yoga regardless of individuals' past experiences, physical constraints, or perceived notions of what 'doing yoga' looks like. Pairing yogic practices with other modalities that she has studied, as well as with her conventional education in Health Studies, Education, and Holistic Nutrition, Carly seeks to teach skills for holistic wellness - physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.

Carly's dedication is to the expansion of Universal consciousness by allowing all individuals to re-discover and nurture their innate strength, love, balance, and serenity.


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