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Summary on Ivy Xie-McIsaac

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Telephone: (613) 271-8998
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Styles: Hatha Yoga (All Levels), Hatha Yoga (Beginner), Hatha Yoga (Intermediate), Hatha Yoga (Specialized), Meditation, Miscellaneous

About Ivy

Yoga has been Ivy's life since 1996 in China. She began teaching yoga in 2000 in China and has been teaching in Canada since she immigrated in 2006.

Ivy's journey with Yoga healing began with her own suffering.

As a competitive runner in university from 1988 to 1993, Ivy's knee was always an issue whenever weather changed or energy was low. The pain would come and go; Ivy accepted it as part of her body and her life, at that time.

In November 1996, at her first Yoga class in China, Ivy felt the magic of Yoga at once. She knew that was exactly what she needed. Her teacher Master. Tan, who had over 70 years experience with Hatha yoga, gave Ivy a grounded understanding of Yoga: Yoga is a life style. Yoga is more than stretch and strength; more than having a relaxed body and calm mind, it's a life attitude. Yoga will help to connect with the power inside. Through in-class and daily life practice, Yoga gives balance to body, mind and spirit.

In 1997, when traveling in western China, Ivy fell from a horse and landed on a small stone just right beside the spine at her lower back.  She had to sleep on the ground in a tent the same night and with the help of some basic yoga pose, rode the same horse back out of the mountains the next morning. From then on, Ivy had another pain in her body- lower back. The pain would also come and go.

In April 2011, Ivy's knee pain was so serious that she felt pain every time she taught Yoga. Sometimes she had to hold on to the handrail when she walked the stairs. It was scary to think that Ivy could not teach Yoga anymore because of the pain. As a Yoga instructor and Yoga practitioner for over 15 years, Ivy was wondering when the healing power would work on her?

In October 2011, Ivy found Susi Hately Aldous, a registered kinesiologist and Yoga teacher, and fell in love the magic of Therapeutic Yoga at once. She knew that was exactly what she needed. Susi Hately showed Ivy to let go and to enjoy Yoga in a simply way. In less than half year, with the help of therapeutic Yoga, Ivy's lower back pain was gone, and her knee was much more improved.

Ivy's dream is more people love Yoga and practice Yoga.