YOGA INSTRUCTOR - E-RYT 500
Hello! I’m Arbely, I was born in Mexico, grew up in Montréal and later moved to Saskatchewan to study a bachelor in Kinesiology. I was drawn to sports at a very young age, and started competing in rhythmic gymnastics when I was nine. After leaving the sport in my adolescence, I was searching for something healing yet physical, and discovered Modo Yoga at 18 in Montréal. The intensity and rigor of the practice felt like home, but what really captivated me was the warm guidance of the teachers, the feeling of rejuvenation I felt after every class, and the welcoming and supportive environment. This was the first time in my life that I felt that I could be myself, without needing to perform in any way. I was able to accept my body, and love it for what it can do, without feeling like I needed to change it or constantly strive to be “better”. That was enough to get me hooked, and I knew then that I had found my path. The transformation within was so pivotal, that I knew I wanted to share this practice. A year later I went to Kerala, India and completed a 500 hr Modo Level 1 teacher training in 2009, followed by a Modo Flow training in 2011.
My yoga journey then led me to Ashtanga Yoga after moving to Regina in 2009 to study university. Ashtanga continues to be my main practice which I have maintained for over a decade. Whenever I can, I travel to Toronto to practice and learn from David Robson, and have made two trips to Mysore, India to study with my teacher Sharath Jois. In 2019 I took the leap to teach yoga for a living, and have never looked back. In 2021 I started teaching yoga internationally in the Caribbean, and on the same trip completed a 300hr Ashtanga training under Kino MacGregor and Tim Feldmann in Miami.
I am forever in awe of the wisdom of the practice, and grateful to be able to share my passion with anyone who wants to learn.