Yoga Classes and Yoga Therapy
"What I love about Nora's classes is that they truly reflect her depth of knowledge and passion for all aspects of yoga. I appreciate her calm and reassuring voice, her humour, her interest in finding out what each person needs or wants to work on and the ability to incorporate it into the class. I cannot thank Nora enough for her thoughtful and insightful classes during this pandemic, which brought about a sense of calm during these most unsettling times." JW
"Nora has been teaching us yoga since 2009 providing training for strength and flexibility, as well as including Yoga therapy when necessary. She is a wonderful teacher and provides varied and individualized classes to address both immediate concerns and longer term objectives. We both play tennis avidly and Paul wouldn’t miss an opportunity to get out on the golf course. Our performance in our games have improved immensely over the years as our bodies have become stronger and more flexible because of our twice weekly yoga classes with Nora. We also haven’t had an injury in years and continue to feel unlimited in our movements. Her classes are relaxing and also therapeutic. We have benefited enormously from her services and enjoy her company very much." Paul Morrison LLB, Miller Thomson, and Janet Morrison, M.A. C. Psych Assoc.
"I have been practicing Yoga Flow for a few years and hadn’t taken a Yin or Restorative class until I began taking yours. I have to say that I have come to prefer Yin and Restorative over Yoga Flow. I feel much more relaxed after the classes. I do a lot of desk work during the day, and feel so much better during (and after!) your classes. I can feel the tension melt away. As someone who has anxiety, I find that your classes have not only helped me physically, but mentally as well. Looking forward to your classes this week!" Kathleen Cummings
"I have been practicing yoga on and off for 45 years. Recently, for six months to get back into shape, I took private lessons from Nora, one to three times a week. I loved doing yoga with Nora. She has a great depth of knowledge and an amazing ability to intuitively sense what is needed on an individual basis and adapt to the need. She makes learning yoga enjoyable and easy. At the end of a session I always felt deeply relaxed. I also benefited very much not only from Nora’s wisdom but her practical suggestions on nutrition. Nora is a real find and I highly recommend her as a teacher." Joyce Miller, Arbitrator/Lawyer
"Nora has been teaching Yoga at Burgundy Asset Management Ltd since 2010. Her classes are life changing. She is a fantastic teacher and the things we learn in her one hour classes are so applicable to every day living and working well in a very busy corporate world. Nora’s classes do not only focus on the physical side of yoga, she has taught us the most simple but effective techniques of calming ones mind which really results in clarity of thought and purpose. I would recommend that every business make Nora’s classes available to their staff, everyone will benefit."
Robyn Ross, Office manager, Burgundy Asset Management Ltd., Toronto
“Whenever someone asks me how I like my job, I always start off by saying we do yoga at lunch! Having yoga at work makes me like my job more. I know my employer cares about my wellbeing. I feel physically and mentally able to tackle the rest of work week. And I get to share something I am passionate about with likeminded colleagues.” Emily, Burgundy Asset Management Ltd.
"I am very grateful for the Yogaaah class offered at work Thursday at lunch. I am looking forward to this class every week as it helps with my posture and my back pain. Thank you Nora for guiding the class and inspiring us to develop healthy habits! Thank you TD for sponsoring this program!" Michaela, TD
"I was always interested in Yoga but never joined a formal program until TD provided this great opportunity. I have been religiously attending the weekly session by Nora for more than two years. It has definitely improved my flexibility and helped in understanding my own body. I am learning how to relax, to breathe better and it improves my overall well-being. I would encourage all to try and feel the difference themselves.
Shawn Khan | Tax and Regulatory | Wealth Technology Solutions | TDBG
"It is a wonderful opportunity for me to attend these yoga classes at TD. I like the variety of yoga that was thought in every class. I learnt a lot and also trying to bring into daily practice. What I liked the most is the depth of knowledge you have about body, soul and mind union. I also mentioned that would like to get some classes specific to the body needs. Thank you and TD for giving me this opportunity. Naina, TD
"After practicing yoga for a year with Nora Benian, my trust of her knowledge of the body / mind connection, her communication and her listening skills led me to seek her assistance in working through some life issues. Nora counseled me in regards to both business situations and personal relationships. She offers an insight into a deeper place that confirmed and supported what my heart knew but my head would not allow. Nora allows you to feel your emotions and come up with solutions and interesting perspectives. I have had both traditional and spiritual counseling and life coaching, and they both have their places on our paths. But Nora offers an intelligent mix of both realistic and heart driven ways to come to a place of peace, contentment and understanding of ourselves.” Barbara W., Designer
“Nora has really helped me get focused on my priorities. I am incredibly impressed with the progress I have made in achieving my goals once I was able to identify what I wanted and how to get there with Nora's guidance. Nora is a very genuine, non-judgemental, and kind-hearted person. Her methods have helped me organize my life and get the results I was hoping for, she is a great person to talk to. I would highly recommend life coaching with Nora.”
“In my many sessions with Nora in regards to my well being I have come to learn so much about myself and my reactions to stress. She’s has been an amazing Life and Health Coach and her knowledge and accurate readings of my behaviour were perfect. Her compassion and empathy made me feel comfortable working with her. She has high work ethics and is a professional all around and I will not hesitate to recommend her.”
“Nora is an insightful life coach and offers her wisdom generously. Her intuitive approach allows her to quickly find the areas in my life that needed support and/or change. She follows up with very practical exercises and suggestions that allowed me to see more deeply what she was seeing and then provides the impetus for growth and healing. I highly recommend Nora's services to anyone wishing to make life improvements.”
Yoga Teacher Trainings
"Wow! The Practitioners at my clinic loved the Therapeutic yoga course that Nora taught and were able to implement the learned practices immediately into their Physio and Chiro practices. She provided so much information that inspired us all to do more with our patients. We were amazed that such simple movements and focuses could make such an impact. "Thanks so much Nora!
Dr. Vanita Bali, Chiropractor Toronto
"I recently took Nora's Restorative Teacher's Training course and it was one of the best trainings I have ever experienced. This training is for all bodies regardless if you are a teacher or just wanting to add more self-care to your daily routine. Nora is a knowledgeable and gifted teacher. Her presence and teachings are a gift to the world. "
"Thank you so much for the lovely days I spent with you learning and practicing restorative yoga! I learned a lot about the process and myself and will be teaching what I learned from you this week." Elise Chamberlain, BSRN, RYT, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist, Tennessee
"I just completed a Yin Yoga teacher Training with Nora and loved what i learned. Not only did Nora offer practical, easy-to-use tips to incorporate, but she shared her wisdom with grace and authenticity. She speaks soothingly and compassionately yet has a direct approach that is a pleasure to listen to. I highly recommend her classes and trainings and look forward to learning more from her." Maral Duckworth, Hamilton, On.
"Nora and her course Restorative yoga training is amazing. I was not expecting how powerfully it can help people in such a deep level of energy (Prana). Not only did she teach physical exercise but also teach Yoga philosophy; to be more positive and peaceful while teaching the class beautifully. I recently completed her Restorative yoga teacher training and now I am in love with this." Saraswati River, staff at Sivananda Yoga Center, Vietnam
"Nora's Restorative yoga training is a very comprehensive course and it's designed for all levels of teachers. I felt immense support from Nora throughout the whole training. She is highly educated in all aspects of yoga. You'll leave this course fully prepared to go out and teach restorative yoga. Nora is a kind individual who brings light and laughter to some of the intensities of yoga training. I've taken so much from this experience and feel completely capable to teach restorative yoga." THANK YOU NORA!!!!! Ali Kopinto, Yoga teacher, California
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