Name: Suki Sutendra
Hometown: Yellowknife (originally from Sri Lanka)
Months/years practicing yoga: 2 1/2 years at Taiga
Favourite class offered at Taiga: I like all of the classes as each provides me with a different type of accomplishment.
What is your favourite yoga posture and why?
One-Legged King Pigeon (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana) and Seated Forward Bend (Paschimottanasana) are my favourite poses as they relieve me of my daily tension and stress. I also feel that these two poses allow me to get the maximum benefits for my body.
Tell us a bit about your yoga journey.
My parents introduced me to yoga as a child. I continued doing yoga through my teen years, but as studies and work took more time, I ended up not having time for yoga. At that time I did not realize the value of yoga to one's emotional, mental, physical and spiritual health. When I came to Yellowknife, I learned about Taiga. When I first went to Taiga, I felt that I was reconnecting with a piece of my life that I had not realized I was missing. After reconnecting with yoga, I have noticed positive changes in my well being.
What keeps you coming back to Taiga?
The instructors are very knowledgable and helpful. They share their experiences quite well and create a positive vibration that motivates me to come everyday. I now can't be without missing any classes, so I am at Taiga at least 5 days a week. Also each class provided by Taiga has its own style, and I encourage everyone to try all of them at least once.
What words of wisdom do you have for the Taiga community?
I take great joy in taking all of the classes at Taiga. After attending Taiga for almost 3 years, I find that Yoga is not only about poses - it changes you for the better by not only improving your physical health, but takes you further on your spiritual path through self reflection and self awareness.
I want to encourage everyone to give Yoga a try. Once you start you will notice improvements to your overall well being.