We provide simple and accessible yoga practices to improve health, reduce suffering and empower individuals to improve the quality of their lives. Classes are taught with appropriate modifications and vary in level and intensity based on the
participants' needs .
Yoga & Healing
Yoga is recognized as a form of mind-body medicine that integrates an individual's physical, mental
and emotional aspects to improve overall health.
It has been used for over 5000 years as a tradition of healing and is now used in the Western world as a holistic approach to health. Yoga is a broad term for many tools, including physical postures, breathing techniques, meditation, philosophy, visualization and chanting. Practising yoga regularly promotes mental clarity, strength, endurance and flexibility while facilitating characteristics of friendliness, compassion, greater self-control and well-being.
Yoga & the Relief of Suffering
Yoga was created in direct relation to human suffering; it was intended to free the practitioner of unnecessary pains, attachments and suffering while fostering Self- realization and/or liberation.
There are many reasons why universally individuals feel the state of undergoing pain, distress, or hardship. Existential suffering seems to be built into the fabric of life with the presence of illness, sickness, disease , war, death and loss and so on. Other causes of suffering are largely shaped by our perceptions of ourselves and others, daily thought habits and rituals, actions we take or don't
take, and our reactions to the situations that arise; all of which influence the way we think,
act and feel on a daily basis.
"The way yoga it is depicted in the
Natalie Marnica is a certified yoga therapist and teacher with over 1000 hours of yoga training and 7 years of teaching experience. In 2010, she founded Sacred Mountain Yoga which provides yoga therapy, corporate wellness programs, workshops, and seminars around the GTA.
Her journey with yoga started after a traumatic car accident that left her in chronic pain. She started practising out of desperation to relieve the pain she was in. For her, yoga worked better than anything else had before.
Natalie has spent most of her life dealing with major depression, chronic pain, anxiety, body dysmorphia, and living in a family with Huntington's Disease. Yoga has helped rebuild her life. Natalie's experiences give her a unique approach to teaching yoga and she's very passionate about helping others improve the quality of their lives.
As a person who has managed to improve depression, trauma and chronic pain, she truly believes that even in dark times there is still hope for a better future.