experience in the practice, teaching and the spirit of yoga will hopefully
give you what I call the three “I”s - information, inspiration
and intention, which will help you to expand your capacity and growth
as an individual.
My Yoga path started when I was seventeen years old and I was first
introduced to the book “Autobiography of a Yogi” by Paramahansa
Yoganada. The book changed my life as I realized there is something
more than just our physical presence on this earth plane. I practiced
yoga then on my own as there were not the Ashrams and yoga studios of
today. And what began to unfold in my experience has led
me to where I am today.
The spirit of Yoga is much more than just the practice of the “asanas”
or the following of the principles of Patanjali. It is truly learning
how to live in the eternity of present moment and forward motion as
you begin to open yourself up to an evolutionary way of life.
is the Yoga Director at Total Balance in Oakville, Ontario
My yoga journey
began six years ago as a form of exercise and is now my new lifestyle.
Terri has taught me yoga for more than three of those years. I just
completed her first Yoga Teacher Training Workshop and am now a Certified
Hatha Yoga Teacher. I will continue to study this ancient practice
with Terri for as long as I can and look forward to each and every yoga
class. She is my inspiration, mentor and friend.
Terri has a way of reaching into your mind… she can pick up on
people’s stress points, their weak or sore points in their bodies
and even when they are tired or distracted by certain events in their
lives. For years, I woke up with constant pain in my jaw from clenching
my teeth at night due to stress. It is thanks to Terri, that I now wake
up pain-free. She has shown me how to “be mindful” of where
I hold my stress and to focus on relaxing that area. It has worked wonders
and I am truly grateful to her. Her deep breathing exercises have helped
me when I can’t fall asleep and I feel more rested when I wake
up. I look forward to my class each week and for an hour I can forget
about everything else and just focus on me.
When I set out to find a good yoga teacher almost a year ago I didn't
just find a good on, I found a great one!"
from Terri has been a life changing experience for me. Terri is
a endless book of knowledge with regards to Yoga, and the Mind, Body
and Spirit. She puts 100% of herself into her teaching, whether
instructing a yoga class or in a classroom setting in teacher training.
Through her teachings, I have gained a deep connection to yoga as a
spiritual practice and as a way to use postures and breath awareness
to bring oneself into the present moment. This greater self awareness
and knowledge has laid the fundamental groundwork for me to be able
to go out and teach with confidence about the benefits and powerful,
healing tools that yoga has to offer. It has been a priviledge
to study under her, and I am grateful for everything she has taught
"My Yoga Journey began over 7 years ago with Terri as my first
teacher. It has been an incredible learning experience, and I now find
myself a teacher as well, thanks to Terri’s instruction, support
and friendship. I look forward to my journey in Yoga and life with Terri
2007 Teresa Marie Bloom (Barss)