Address: 5324 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke ON M9B 1B4     |     Tel: 416-716-7589     |     Email: info@mraesyogastudio.com

Maureen Rae's Yoga Studio is owned and operated by Maureen Rae, Reg. N., E-RYT, YACEP, Certified Nia Dance Instructor (pictured above). She has trained with Erich Schiffmann of Santa Monica, California, the Desikachars of India, and Angela Farmer of Greece, among others. Maureen is known throughout the industry for innovative sequencing. She teaches a flowing Vinyasa Style yoga class, integrating techniques from Viniyoga (henceforth to be known as Yoga in the style of Krishnamacharya) which favours function and feeling over form. She has been involved in the fitness industry for over 30 years, the yoga industry for over 20 years, and has been training instructors since 1986. Maureen brings a fresh, authentic approach to yoga that reflects a life-long practice which began at the age of 13.

 
Behold Ganesha ... the Hindu deity in a human form but with the head of an elephant - who represents the power of the Supreme Being that removes obstacles and ensures success in humanity’s endeavours. For this reason, Hindus worship Ganesha first, before beginning any religious, spiritual or worldly activity. In Hindu mythology, the portrayal of Lord Ganesha as the blend of human and animal parts symbolizes the ideals of perfection as conceived by Hindu sages and illustrates some philosophical concepts of profound spiritual significance. Elephant head, wide mouth, and large ears: the large head of an elephant symbolizes wisdom, understanding, and a discriminating intellect that one must possess to attain perfection in life; the wide mouth represents the natural human desire to enjoy life in the world; the large ears signify that a perfect person is the one who possesses a great capacity to listen to others and assimilate ideas. This is the perspective from which we teach yoga at our studio...to help others to enjoy their lives, and to help them achieve their goals and dreams by listening inwardly.  Ohm Shanti.

Behold Ganesha ... the Hindu deity in a human form but with the head of an elephant - who represents the power of the Supreme Being that removes obstacles and ensures success in humanity’s endeavours. For this reason, Hindus worship Ganesha first, before beginning any religious, spiritual or worldly activity. In Hindu mythology, the portrayal of Lord Ganesha as the blend of human and animal parts symbolizes the ideals of perfection as conceived by Hindu sages and illustrates some philosophical concepts of profound spiritual significance. Elephant head, wide mouth, and large ears: the large head of an elephant symbolizes wisdom, understanding, and a discriminating intellect that one must possess to attain perfection in life; the wide mouth represents the natural human desire to enjoy life in the world; the large ears signify that a perfect person is the one who possesses a great capacity to listen to others and assimilate ideas. This is the perspective from which we teach yoga at our studio...to help others to enjoy their lives, and to help them achieve their goals and dreams by listening inwardly. 
Ohm Shanti.