Instructor Profile

Summary on Victor Manohar

Telephone: (613) 240-8844
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Styles: Akhanda Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Hatha Yoga (All Levels), Hatha Yoga (Beginner), Hatha Yoga (Intermediate), Hot Yoga, Meditation, Yin/Yang

About Victor

Manohar was first introduced to hatha yoga in 1992 as part of his professional dance training; at the time he was focused on the physical benefits and found relaxation and meditation challenging. Soon after moving on from professional dance, his body began to complain about neglect, so he returned to the yoga which had helped him during his dancing years. 

Since 2002, Manohar has enjoyed a wide range of classes, and has studied Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Bikram, Power, Hot, Kundalini, Sivananda, Yin, Kripalu, Raja and Akhanda styles of hatha yoga. He began his practice with the more aerobic styles- Bikram, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Power and Hot yoga all feel great and he loves how they get his blood pumping! Manohar especially enjoyed studying Ashtanga with Kat Mills, who's radiant love and enthusiasm for yoga are an inspiration to him, both as a student and teacher.

In the last few years Manohar has been studying primarily holistic hatha, drawing on many styles including Sivananda, Kripalu, Yin and, of course, Akhanda! He finds gentle, grounded yoga practice balances his energetic and frivolous nature well.

After years of  preparation and anticipation, Manohar earned an RYT-200 Yoga Alliance certification in July of 2008, studying under the loving guidance of Yogi Visvketu, Chétana Panwar, and Tanya Nash, at Upward Dog Yoga Center. This was a life-changing experience, which blessed him with renewed enthusiasm for the pursuit of yoga, and the gift of being able to share the joy that yoga has shown him.

My Quotations

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

-Albert Einstein

Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.

-Oscar Wilde

Our bodies are our gardens to which our wills are gardeners.

-William Shakespeare