Ayla Clemis

My yoga journey began in 2009, I was looking for a way to calm my mind so I dedicated myself to the practice. That led to a transformation which reached far beyond my recovery.  I opened up to a whole new way of being and this raised my curiosity for life's more profound questions.

This child-like wonder landed me in India. There, I studied philosophy and the traditions of Tantra at the Shri Kali Ashram. Through yoga, meditation and pranayama, I experienced a harmony of mind and body which led to the discovery of my life's purpose. 

When I returned to Canada, I was aware that embodying the simplicity of traditional practices proved to be difficult with our constant distractions. This encouraged me to continue my focus with mindfulness techniques that are supported by the research of today’s science. This helped to cultivate trust and acceptance through my life’s most challenging chapter, being diagnosed with a rare form of Leukemia.

Today, I feel unmeasurably grateful to share my love of yoga and meditation with others through my remission. I had studied around the world, classes and workshops in New York, LA, Vancouver and Calgary. Though the truth is… in the darkest moments I discovered, our greatest teachers are closer than we could have ever imagined. It is our willingness to be open to our own wisdom, which is the greatest teacher of all, and you don’t need to buy a plane ticket for that.