Shareen Woodford is a Toronto based Yoga and Pilates teacher and yoga teacher trainer. She leads classes in Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, Power Yoga, Yin, Yin Yang and restorative yoga as well as mat Pilates and
Pilates on the reformer and cadillac in the Greater Toronto Area. She was the director of the Fireflow Yoga Teacher Training progam for two years and runs intensive Yoga Teacher Trainings (YTTs) in tropical retreat locations as well. Shareen is also a certified Thai Yoga Massage therapist and a level 2 certified competitive swim coach.
Shareen was introduced to yoga in 1998 and since then it has been a transformative and informative force in her life. With honours degrees in philosophy and psychology from the University of Toronto, and great interest in ethics, environment, religion, wellness and Sanskrit, she offers to her yoga students much more than a physical challenge. Shareen recognizes that yoga practice involves much more than asana (physical poses) and passionately encourages students to explore and embrace the other 7 limbs of yoga in their practice and in their lives.
Shareen's pilates training is with Stott Pilates at the Merrithew Health and Fitness corporate headquarters in Toronto. She is fully trained and certified to the highest level on all pieces of equipment (Advanced mat, reformer, chair, cadillac and barrels as well as injuries and special populations).
Coming from a background of dance training, classical Pilates and competitive swimming, her style of teaching is a balanced fusion of creative sequencing, enjoyment of movement, anatomical correctness and athletic precision. Shareen has studied with some of the world's greatest yoga teachers and mentors, including Sharath Jois (bearer of the Ashtanga lineage) on multiple trips to Mysore, India, as well as studying with Kino Macgregor, Mark Darby, Tim Miller, Chuck Miller, Caroline Klebl, Danny Paradise, Laruga Glaser and more. She thrives on learning from and listening to those with great wisdom and experience.
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