ENERGIE ENCORPS INVITES YOU TO OUR OPEN HOUSE | FREE CLASSES for ADULTS + KIDS Come and discover a day in the life of our studio. We are centred around health and wellness for your body, mind and soul! Our goal is to grow together as a community by HELPING YOU SHINE FROM THE INSIDE OUT. Experience quality teaching, from our highly trained teachers who teach with passion and heart! Take this opportunity to meet our dynamic team, located in Kirkland, on the West Island. Whether it is a YOGA,… Read More

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It’s September and it is the season for starting something new. ¬†We are happy to welcome new students to our home… Energie EnCorps. ¬†Upon arriving for the first time, sometimes visitors are surprised to see that our studio HAS NO MIRRORS. ¬†There is a reason for this… FEEL. At Energie EnCorps we believe that living a healthy lifestyle begins with working from the INSIDE. ¬†What does that mean exactly? ¬†It means that the first thing we need to focus on is FEELING GOOD. ¬†The rest will follow… Smile. Laugh. Connect… Read More

Week four at the Energie EnCorps 200h Ashtanga yoga teacher training, we are all in for another treat. We had a special guest, Bhaskar Goswami to educate us on meditation. He is a certified teacher of traditional hatha yoga and a specialist in employing the principles of yoga for the modern lifestyle. Before embarking on my yearlong journey, I only meditated for a few minutes before yoga classes with the teacher leading the class. I never really knew the true power of the practice until that weekend. For those of… Read More

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One of the things I love the best about teaching yoga is watching people step out of their comfort zone to try new things. ¬†At the beginning, there is a lot of nervous laughter, heavy breathing, hopping around, sometimes even grunting. ¬†It’s all part of the process of stepping into newness. ¬†I often tell my students… “At the beginning, you will definitely NOT look very graceful. ¬†It’s OK!” Most of the time they laugh when they hear this. ¬†It helps to remove expectations, apprehension or any negative chatter that many… Read More

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Before going into my second weekend at Energie EnCorps 200h Ashtanga yoga teacher training (YTT), I took a look at what we were covering. The human anatomy? I thought we were just going over more poses from the Primary Series of Ashtanga. ¬†¬†Reminiscing back to my high school biology class, all I remember were complicated names of bones, tissue, and muscle. In a nutshell, I was somewhat nervous on what to expect. Jamie Lee, the special guest speaker we had that week, was the presenter on the topic. Jamie made… Read More

It’s early morning and I can smell the freshness of the morning dew on the grass through my bedroom window. ¬†Another beautiful summer day after yesterday’s perfect St. Jean day off. ¬† Every morning when I get up, I like to start off my day with a “thought of thankfulness”. ¬†What am I grateful for today? ¬†I do this to help me to set the tone for the day… to show appreciation for the fact that I am here and that I have a whole day ahead of me to… Read More

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  Turn off your phone, dim the lights and close your eyes. Sit up straight in your chair. Feel the four corners of your feet planted firmly in the ground. Visualize roots growing from beneath the soles of your feet. Keep a long spine, shoulders rolled back and down. Relax your face and pour on two drops of lavender in the palm of your hands. Rub your hands together, keeping your eyes closed, and take a deep long inhale. Breath in this light, floral aromatic smell. Start rubbing your temples… Read More

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For the past month, I have had the pleasure of spending two afternoons a week learning something new with people whom I truly enjoy spending time with. ¬†I am a huge advocate of personal growth and challenging myself to try new things. ¬†This summer, I am enrolled at √Čcole Massoth√©rapie Adam where I am taking a 400hr course to become a certified massage therapist. ¬†The best part about it? ¬†I am taking it with two other Energie EnCorps Teachers, Isabelle Houle and Alison Hewitt. ¬†Together we are all kind of… Read More

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When I first started yoga I was doing it for the physical benefits, to be able to stretch further, and bend in a ‚Äúbendier‚ÄĚ fashion. I wanted to compliment my strength training with yoga, balance the strength with stretching. However, after two weekends of YTT¬†(Yoga Teacher Training)¬†my goals have shifted. I still want to achieve my physical goals, but more than that I want to better my breathing. Yoga is so much about breath, and I always ignored that part of it ‚Äď because my breathing sucks while I‚Äôm at… Read More

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Mysore at Energie EnCorps New at Energie EnCorps this summer are Mysore Yoga classes! Come shine with us! Mysore yoga is coming to the West Island at 2 convenient times for you on Tuesdays at 5:15pm and Friday mornings at 7:30 am. Are you an avid yogi who wants to practice yoga in a mindful environment where a teacher can provide you with one-on-one instruction and guidance to improve your practice? Or are you looking to complete your vinyasa and asana flows at your pace surrounded by like minded people?… Read More