We have two new yoga teachers who have joined our Mothering Touch community, and I want to introduce them to you. (All our Pre and Postnatal Yoga classes during this COVID-summer take place at Quimper Park in Oak Bay.)

Diana Horvath prenatal e1626458757674Diana Horvath will be teaching the Wednesday 5:15 Prenatal Yoga Class.

Diana is from Hungary. She began practicing yoga at the age of 18 and she have been teaching for the last 9 years. With a BA degree from Vaishnava Yoga College in India she officially became a Yoga Instructor in 2015. In addition, she has completed 200 hours of Ashtanga yoga and 200 hours of dynamic flow yoga instructor training. Her international experience includes working as a qualified yoga teacher in Budapest, London, Rome and Vancouver where she led workshops, and taught private classes.

Over the past couple of years Diana has become very  interested in how a woman’s body changes during pregnancy and how yoga can dramatically help her during these 9 months and beyond. In 2020 she earned  my prenatal yoga instructor certification and she is also in the process of becoming a Birth Doula. Diana strives to keep herself abreast of traditional as well as new techniques to keep her teaching fluid, relatable and passionate. She has her own daily practice of breathing techniques and meditation, so as to be her best for all the people she works with.

Diana’s relocation to Vancouver island in 2021  has given her the opportunity to widen her knowledge as a teacher and birth doula.  Yoga has fundamentally changed her life and she is so grateful to be able to share  this personal experience with the people who will practice with her here in Victoria.

rosy mann e1626459057524Rosy Mann will be teaching the Wednesday 11:30am Postnatal Yoga Class

Rosy is on a journey dancing inside out. She believes YOGA is practice of the union between the mind and the body. She has over 3 decades of spiritual practice in  the healing arts. She integrates the art and science of wellness. Rosy has a BSc in health sciences and currently finishing her masters in counselling.

Her life’s work is based on somatic wellness. She holds a First degree black belt in NIA (neuromuscular integrative action) a movement dance form: healing arts, dance arts, and martial arts. Rosy guides from the foundation of Yoga philosophy and her roots are in Ancient wisdom from India. She has two young adult children, and finds a mother is the best bet for her children and builds a foundation for them to develop their wings to fly.

103729141 653339151885652 6868054656996081717 n e1626459151701And Clarissa Stuckenberg will continue to teach the Sunday morning 10:30am Prenatal Yoga class.

Clarissa is not a new teacher to Mothering Touch, by any means! she has been teaching for us for almost 10 years!

Clarissa spent 15 years as a trained dancer in her youth. Just after that time she tried a yoga class and was hooked right away. She began practising a vinyasa flow style that felt much like dance but the energy was calmer and she enjoyed learning about the importance of the breath. In 2009 Clarissa completed her first yoga teacher training (100hr) in Vancouver with Derek Ralph’s. In 2011 Clarissa and her husband moved to Victoria and she completed another teacher training (250hr) at Moksana in Victoria. Just after that training Clarissa took a specialized pre/post natal yoga teacher training at Moksana out of curiosity and was happily surprised at how much she loved it.

In 2012 Clarissa took a birth doula training course at Mothering Touch and in 2016 became a breastfeeding educator. Clarissa is a mother of three and found yoga so incredibly beneficial while she was going through pregnancy and postpartum. She finds it so special to teach other people during this season of their lives and is always seeking to help them find comfort and mobility.

Join us for Pre and Postnatal Yoga at Quimper Park in Oak Bay.

It’s a lovely open, sunny space, with a covered area, and public washrooms. There is plenty of street parking.

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