Tim Ruddy

Certifications: Tim ruddy is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher at the Junior Intermediate level. Tim has been a practitioner of Iyengar yoga for 29 years and a teacher for 20 of those years. He has taught in San Francisco, Toronto, India and Montreal.

He took his teacher training at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco (IYISF) from 1999 to 2001, and was certified by the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States (IYNAUS) in 2003. Tim resides and teaches Iyengar yoga in Montreal. He holds the Intermediate Junior 3 certificate and is working towards his Intermediate Senior 1 certificate.

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My services

General classes are offered for all levels of practitioners. You can see Timʼs full schedule here along with the rates.

Private yoga classes are also offered by Tim at Espace Zen. Whether you have an ailment and need special attention or just want to practise yoga in private, you can book a one-hour session in advance. For rates.

Corporate yoga classes. Tim is also available to teach yoga to your group at your workplace or at Planet Yoga. tim@planetyoga.ca for more info and rates.

Teacher Training is available to Iyengar Yoga students of three years or more.

Iyengar yoga is hatha yoga based on the teachings of yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar. It uses the principles of alignment to achieve a symmetrical stretch of the muscles and tendons, and to place and replace the internal organs. Iyengar yoga uses props such as blocks, straps, blankets, bolsters, chairs and wall ropes to learn and deepen one’s understanding of the poses. The props help educate the body. Iyengar yoga uses themes and sub-themes in yoga classes to deepen the awareness of poses.

Some examples of themes are standing poses, forward extensions, backward extensions, twists, restorative postures, pranayama. An example of a sub theme is how to use your shoulder blades and dorsal spine while doing the yoga poses.

 Iyengar yoga can be challenging depending on which class you are in, but more importantly Iyengar yoga is for all, all levels of flexibility, all conditions of the body, injured or not, young and old, big and small. Iyengar yoga is based on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. The alignment of the body is the first step to bringing the body, mind and soul into alignment.

Classes

Tuesday 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Beginners

Wednesday 5:45 p.m.– 7:15 p.m. – Mixed levels

Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 10:30a.m. – Intermediate

Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Beginners

BIOGRAPHY

Certifications: Tim ruddy is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher at the Junior Intermediate level. Tim has been a practitioner of Iyengar yoga for 29 years and a teacher for 20 of those years. He has taught in San Francisco, Toronto, India and Montreal.

He took his teacher training at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco (IYISF) from 1999 to 2001, and was certified by the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States (IYNAUS) in 2003. Tim resides and teaches Iyengar yoga in Montreal. He holds the Intermediate Junior 3 certificate and is working towards his Intermediate Senior 1 certificate.

Having studied extensively asana, pranayama, yoga sutras, Bhagavad Gita, anatomy and physiology, Tim teaches from the foundation with precise instructions delivering the authenticity of Iyengar Yoga. Tim has studied directly with the Iyengars in India four times, as well as with other certified Iyengar yoga teachers in the west. Tim’s influences have been Joe Naudzunas, Donna Fornelli, Lois Steinberg, Mahyar Raz, Paul Cabanis and Louie Ettling.

Please join Tim in his authentic style of imparting the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar in one of his many classes. Be prepared to surrender that part of yourself you call “I” to fully grasp and absorb the steadiness of the asanas.

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