When I first met Alma Vaugeois at an Enterprising Moms Network function last year, I noticed her gentle and calm demeanor. Anyone who knows me can tell you I am a â€˜slightlyâ€™ energetic and perhaps â€˜somewhatâ€™ forthright person, so her soothing presence drew me in and we started chatting about our personal and business lives.
Alma is a Registered Clinical Counselor, Yoga Instructor and Energy Healer. As a counselor, she often recommends yoga (although she doesnâ€™t demand that it be with her) as an emotional release and way to build strength and stamina. I loved the marriage of the two practices and so when an opportunity to bid on a set of her yoga classes at a silent auction came up, I grabbed it and won! I didnâ€™t do anything with it due to time constraints but I always intended on using it. A few months later I was at the launch party for the Langley EMN and I won a door prize â€“ a gift certificate for a Heart Resonance Healing Session withâ€¦Alma! I guess someone somewhere was sending me a message.
I listened to the message and booked my yoga sessions with Alma at her home studio, Alma Mayi Yoga Studio in South Surrey. The studio is in her basement and as a result it feels very homey and comfortable. The other participants were very friendly and we all had a short chat before we got started. In contrast to other studios Iâ€™ve been to, I felt that the environment was intimate and when I was spoken to I didnâ€™t feel like I was being interviewed.
Almaâ€™s teaching style was very gentle and she slowly led me into the various postures. We alternated between standing, seated and lying postures so my wrists didnâ€™t get sore at any time. She occasionally uses touch to encourage you into the proper position and will educate you on why the changes are necessary.
Overall, I found the class to be an excellent beginner or special population class and I highly recommend her as a yoga instructor. It is so nice to practice yoga in a non-competitive environment and still feel like you got something out of it!
To contact Alma for an individual, couple or family yoga session or counseling: email@example.com or 604-538-2232