Why Healing Wave?
Just as a wave follows a natural progression, building, cresting, and subsiding, I look at Yoga practice (and life) in the same way. Healing Wave Yoga classes will build gradually, honouring each phase of the practice and taking the time to look inward.
Classes will build gently toward strong, balancing postures, while allowing the time and space to ease naturally into Savasana. Classes follow a predominantly Vinyasa-based approach to sequencing, with each posture flowing into the next.
My name is Jason, and I am so grateful to be exactly where I am right now. After many years exploring many different fields, it was a back injury that finally led me to taking a closer look at Yoga. Over the years, waking up with a crooked back was something that just seemed to happen once in a while. It would sort itself out after a few days and I would move on. In 2017, however, it didn’t want to sort itself out. With two protruding discs, I spent the better part of 6 months in pain, struggling to lie down, walk, or stand up straight. I tried acupuncture, physio, massage, and different pain medications, with minimal relief. It was only after being introduced to some stretches similar to Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (Upward-Facing Dog Pose) that my pain diminished considerably. I had practiced Yoga before, but this relief encouraged me to explore a little further.
As I looked to relieve my physical pain, I also began to reflect on my purpose in life. Was I meant to work 40-60hrs/week just to pay the bills? Are any of us? This self-reflection ultimately led me to contact Breathing Space Yoga Studio in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I had briefly looked into Yoga Teacher Training in the past, and Breathing Space came highly recommended, both by friends and by colleagues in the school board where I’ve been teaching for the past six years. Jenny and Blair welcomed me into their 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program, and to say that it was a transformative experience would be an understatement.
The physical relief that I sought (and found) ended up being less significant than the mental and spiritual clarity that occurred over those 200 hours.
- To be continued -