Instructor Profile

Summary on Barbara Young

Mobile: (613) 806-9642
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Styles: Iyengar Yoga
Centres: Pathway Yoga

About Barbara

Barbara Young is one of Ottawa's most experienced Iyengar yoga instructors. She has made several trips to Pune, India, training with renowned yoga master BKS Iyengar and his family at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute. Constantly seeking to expand her base of knowledge, Barbara has pursued specialized training to refine her understanding. With the guidance of her senior teacher, she has gained considerable experience working with students who have a wide range of injuries and medical conditions. She has taught pre-natal and children's yoga, and works regularly with seniors.

Several years of studying Theravada Buddhism have shed light on Barbara's practice and teaching of Iyengar yoga. She volunteers through Freeing the Human Spirit, teaching yoga to women prisoners in Ottawa and is founder of Friends of Jagruti, a not-for-profit organization that raises funds and awareness for a remarkable group of women who bring health and educational support to the residents of a slum in Pune. 

Iyengar yoga practice has taught Barbara to live more skillfully, and her vocation is to share its rich benefits with all who come to learn.

My Quotations

Yoga is a windswept and exciting journey that will pay benefits commensurate to the time and effort we put in – the lowest being our ability to tie our own shoes when we are eighty, and the highest being the opportunity to taste the essence of life itself.

BKS Iyengar