Whether you’re looking for a tip on a challenge pose, motivation for practice, some philosophy lessons or just plain silly yoga fun – here's a sweet (but definitely not exhaustive) list of your must-follow Canadian insta-yogis.
Duncan Parviainen – @duncanyoga
He may be young, but this yogi from Toronto is a force to be reckoned with. Exhibit A: he's an Ironman, B: he's one of Canada's most highly certified and experienced teachers, and C: he's a lululemon ambassador. What's not to love? His Instagram feed will inspire you with stunning poses taken wherever he happens to be globe-trotting to at the moment, and his light-hearted approach reminds us not to take life too seriously. #smilingbig
Next up, meet E-town's Andrew Misle. Check out his feed to find out where he is teaching in Edmonton (or the world). Inspirational, sacred and silly we love this feed that goes from serious and spiritual, to light and funny from one day to the next. #balanceisbeautiful
This is the Instagram feed for Canada's first Dharma yoga centre (Inspired by Sri Dharma Mittra) in Vancouver. Take a virtual peek into their doors (opened by Reno Muenz, part DJ part yogi in 2014) to check out their offerings and who might be visiting their studio this week.
Meghan Currie – @meghancurrieyoga
Straight up inspiration. You may have stumbled upon her bendy videos on YouTube, or you may have done a workshop with her (she's all freakin' over the place), but this Instagram feed will show you what you never thought was possible within the limits of your body. We love her graceful videos, thoughtful poetry and mind-blowing quotes. #pureawesome
Brian Miller – @brianmilleryoga
“Yoga makes the impossible possible, and possible easy.” Well you sure make it look easy Brian! Montreal based travelling yoga teacher Brian Miller's Instagram is nothing short of magical and his tips for those physically advanced yoga poses can help even the most experienced practitioner. #coolcat
David Robson – @davidrobsonayct
For someone with a 6-day/week practice, a successful yoga school and a new baby, David is one of the most light-hearted, busiest people we know. We love seeing his gorgeous asana on the mat, and even more his hysterical quotes that go with them. His humble dedication to the practice is admirable and his brilliantly simple pieces of philosophy hit home big time. #warmandfuzzies
Melissa Lee – @pocketdwarf
Yogi, mommy (with one on the way) and Calgary based photographer, Melissa Lee's Instagram feed often takes our breath away with stunning views of both asana and the spectacular mountains. We love her dedication to yoga through motherhood and pregnancy, and following her progression is inspiring. #breathoffreshair
Alex Mazerolle – @allymaz
She calls it oceans, forests and rap music, and it's giving us all the warm fuzzies. Founder of Girlvana Yoga (an epic yoga program for young girls) and co-owner of Distrikt Movement in North Van this lady is not stopping anytime soon. Check out her feed for lush nature shots, yummy yoga movements to rap music and all around authentic and badass inspo.
Who else should we be following folks? Share in the comments below or tag @tujawellness over on instagram.
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