Instructor Profile

Summary on Aleya Gebali

Email: agebali@uvic.ca
Styles: Bikram Yoga
Centres: Bikram Yoga Ottawa

About Aleya

At the age of 15, Aleya, became interested in Bikram yoga to supplement her weightlifting and judo training.  Her first Bikram yoga class was her first yoga class all together, and she had no expectations. All Aleya knew about Bikram yoga was that it was done in a hot room. 

Her favorite part about Bikram yoga was and still is, that it is the same 26 posture every class. This way one can see and feel the improvements in their yoga practice. With a regular yoga practices, Aleya experienced greater flexibility, coordination, and focus. While she no longer practices judo, her yoga journey never ended.

In 2007 she began her Psychology degree at the University of Victoria, and also became certified as a Bikram yoga instructor.

Currently, she is completing her Master's of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering and teaching for Bikram Yoga Ottawa.

Practicing and teaching Bikram yoga has enabled Aleya to "sweat, strain, laugh, and do more for [her] well-being [than she] ever imagined possible"(Choudhury, 1978).

B, Choudhury. (1978). Bikram's beginning yoga class. Los Angles: J.P Tarcher Inc.

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