Alice Hong: Freedom seeker, world traveler, yoga teacher, growth & transformation facilitator. Alice has been teaching yoga and leading women’s circles since 2009. She is the co-director of Inspired Yoga Institute, retreat leader for The Travel Yogi and creatrix behind Embodied Shakti. She continues to teach locally and internationally, offering transformative programs in stunning destinations.
I have been deeply inspired by the teachings of yoga since 2000, drawn in by its holistic quality of unifying body, mind and heart. Since I was a young child, I would ask the timeless questions of, “Who am I? Why am I here?” Yoga offers me a platform to explore these questions that keeps me curious and engaged with the subtle and profound nuances of life.
For me, the beauty of the yoga practice lies in its capacity to reveal the intelligence of the body, the wisdom of the human heart and the indwelling nature of Spirit. I feels fortunate to have spent time with luminous teachers, near and far, who continue to light the path.
My practice, and thus the one I share, continually evolves from my studies in many traditions, with its primary roots in yogic lineages. Anusara has been most influential – it awoke my passion for philosophy, mythology, intelligent alignment and embodiment. I have also studied Vinyasa, Flow, Yin, Restorative, Meditation, Mantra, Nidra and many other modalities. More than a particular style, I offer an integration of timeless wisdom and modern day practices in a manner that is meaningful and relevant. I holds space for others to listen deeply, love fully and live whole-heartedly.
Personal Development and immersive programs are my passion. I have the privilege of co-directing and lead facilitating for Inspired Yoga Institute in the 200HR, 300HR, and 500HR Yoga Teacher Trainings programs. I am the creatrix of a Yoga Teacher Mentorship program called On Purpose, contributor to Bodhi Tree Yoga Center’s Adjuster Program and guest faculty for other locations including Omega Institute in New York. Combining my love of travel and yoga, I lead retreats to an expanding repertoire of destinations in including Costa Rica, Thailand, Bali, Galapagos, Iceland and beyond. Community is integral to my work and I am proud be have been an ambassador for Lululemon and currently ,for B-Yoga and Lole.
We all have vastly different recollections of our teen years. Whether you were the most popular person in school, or into computers, or sports, or just kind of beating to your own drum, we can all look back with some memories of fondness and other memories that could be incredibly painful at times. Being a teen was hard back then and it is still hard now, if not harder now. There are so many expectations placed on today's youth, so many pressures that they are faced with, how do we expect teens to deal with these pressures without giving them the tools to do so? Enter yoga... the physical and mental wonder that is here to help save the day!
How is Yoga Beneficial to Teens?
Yogadown Studios is located in the heart of Olde Towne Okotoks and was established in 2007. Our core value is to have yoga accessible to all walks of life and grow a studio environment that is welcoming, connected and deeply rooted in community.
Classes are taught by a specialized curated team of instructors that have expansive knowledge that fosters health and vitality for your mind, body and spirit.
Enjoy the convenience of drop-in classes, and the richness of specialty programs such as aerial, beginners, therapeutic, kundlaini, kids, youth, yoga nidra and so much more.
REGULAR SHOPPING HOURS
Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 4:30-8:00pm
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 4:30-8:00pm
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 6:00-8:00pm
Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 4:30-9:00pm
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 6:00-8:00 PM
Saturdays - 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Sundays - 9:00 AM- 12:30 PM & 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Please see our SCHEDULE HERE. Doors are open 30 minutes prior to all scheduled classes and events.
PLEASE NOTE Class Schedule & Shopping hours may change on Holidays and Stat Holidays.
***These hours are only for when the front door is open where you can chat with our front desk staff, shop our boutique or sign up for classes. We do offer classes outside of the hours listed, please see our schedule for more information.***
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We are located in Olde Towne Okotoks, at 40 "E" Elizabeth Street directly across from the Dit & Dat & Balance Dance studio
PO Box 1409, Okotoks, Alberta, Canada T1S 1B4
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