My name is Deborah Regan. I invite you to become part of my journey...

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Deborah the traveling monk 

In 2003 I traveled from Australia to expand my knowledge and experience in yoga and meditation.  I participated in a 6-month, eyes closed, meditation retreat, known as Mastery of the Self with The Ishaya Monks.

After completing the intensive program, I stayed on for a further 2-months and completed my meditation teacher training in beautiful British Columbia. 

For the next 6 years I traveled around the world, as a monk, sharing in, and leading and sharing meditation/yoga weekend classes, retreats and workshops. 

Being an entrepreneur

Yoga, meditation and travel are great but people have to make a living, right?   (That's what I thought anyway.) 

So, in 2009, I came back to Canada and became a permanent resident and started a small business: Nail artistry. I set a small shop and did that full time for ten years. 

My body sends a message 

If you are here because your body has given you a "wake up call", I totally understand.

Early in 2019, I woke up one morning and could not pick anything up with my right hand.  It had seized up and was very painful. 

After numerous specialist appointments, they had found that my ulna nerve (in my arm) was damaged. Why? It was a severe,  repetitive strain injury cause by sitting at my nail station desk and continually working on nails. It is the same kind of injury that people get working too much on the computer. 

The treatment? Yoga 

Deborah the yoga teacher 

I completed my 200hr yoga teacher training program with the North American School of Yoga Science (British Columbia, Canada) in July 2019 and became a registered certified yoga instructor. Since then, I have also completed training and certification in Yin Yoga March, 2020.  Chair Yoga, October, 2019. Pranayama and Meditation December 2020. Acu-Yoga March 2021. I have also completed my 300hr yoga teacher training with Wind of Prana (Colorado, USA) in April 2021. Yoga Nidra June 2010.  My studies continue as becoming a yoga teacher has no ending. 

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Am I the yoga teacher for you? 

I believe in the power of healing the body given the right tools, knowledge and guidance.

My own life has given me the best example—my arm has almost completely healed through regular yoga practice, nutrition and meditation. I am able to continue my artistic relationship with nails on a part-time basis, while keeping time for an essential: yoga.

 

Also, I believe in living a life full of joy and gratitude, and free of judgement. I know that yoga and meditation are helping me achieve that.

 

My personal journey and insights inform and guide my core teachings and practices at Yoga with Deborah.

 

I look forward to welcoming you via one of the options below...

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Offerings ​
 

Yoga

Stretch/Nidra

Mondays 5.30pm (PDT) 

Live class via zoom

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$5 per household


 

Yoga

Yin/Yang

Tuesdays 9.30am (MDT)

Registration required 

Galeria Los Ángeles

Los Barriles, Mexico

200 pesos 

November to April only

Yoga

Yin/Yang 

Wednesdays 5.30pm (PDT)

Live class via zoom

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$5 per household

Yoga

Hatha yoga 

Thursdays

to be announced 

Yoga

Yin/Yang

Fridays 5.30pm (PDT) 

Live class via zoom

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$5 per household

Private Classes

In your home or via Zoom

 

Perfect for anyone not ready to step into a studio. I will guide you to your goals, making sure you feel comfortable and confident in postures chosen specifically to your needs.

Please send a message below or email at blissocean@gmail.com

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Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga is a slower-paced, more meditative version of the popular physical and spiritual discipline of yoga. In Yin Yoga, the poses are held for a long period of time (typically three to five minutes or longer). This targets the connective tissues (such as the ligaments and even the joints) that normally are not exercised very much in a more active style of asana practice, rather than focusing on the muscles.  As a result, the asanas are more passive holds, with little muscular engagement.   Why practice Yin? To increase Flexibility and Range of Motion.

Flow Yoga 

Flow Yoga (also known as Vinyasa) is a style of yoga characterized by stringing asanas (postures) together so that you move from one to another, seamlessly, using breath. Flow Yoga/Vinyasa classes offer a variety of postures, and no two classes are ever alike.  This type of yoga helps to develop a more balanced body as well as prevent repetitive motion injuries that can happen if you are always doing the same thing every day, like I did.   As a philosophy, Vinyasa recognizes the temporary nature of things.  We enter into a posture, are there for a while, and then leave. Vinyasa is a breath-initiated practice, that connects every action of our life with the intention of moving towards what is sacred or most important to us.  I sometimes forget what lead me there.  For me, it was a number of things, but my arm was what propelled me to dive deeper into healing.  Why are you here? Keep your drishti (focus) on the prize.  Something called you here...to heal an aliment in the body? To create more inner peace? To free yourself from anxiety?  To gain freedom from the limitations of the mind? It can be any number of things...Whatever it is for you...bring it to the mat and explore the growth for yourself.

Yoga Nidra 

Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, just like that feeling when you are just about to doze off, typically induced by a guided meditation.  Yoga Nidra is a form of active meditation. The practitioner follows instructions regarding different kinds of actions, without becoming distracted and while remaining completely awake and alert. Practitioners may appear asleep but the consciousness is actually operating at a deeper level of awareness.  

Yoga Nidra is a state in which the body is completely relaxed, and the practitioner becomes systematically and increasingly aware of their inner world by following the guide's verbal instructions. This state of consciousness is different from meditation, in which concentration on a single focus is required with verbal cues. In yoga Nidra the practitioner remains in a state of light withdrawal of the 5 senses (pratyahara) with four senses internalized, and only hearing that connects to instructions given.

It is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining fully conscious. In lucid dreaming, one is mainly cognizant of the dream state, and has little or no awareness of one's actual environment. Yoga Nidra results in conscious awareness of the deep sleep state, which is called prajna in the Manduka Upanishad.  

There is evidence that yoga Nidra helps relieve stress. An ancient technique from India, it has now spread worldwide and is also being applied by the US Army to assist soldiers to recover from post-traumatic stress disorder. Yoga Nidra gently unwinds the nervous system, which is the foundation of the body’s well-being.

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