More About Me
I have been practicing yoga since 1998. I am a 200hr certified Kundalini Yoga teacher. I am trained in Kundalini Prenatal Yoga, Restorative and Yin Yoga. I have been an Alternative Healer since 2009. I am training in the arts of Shamanic Spiritual Healing and Energy Medicine with Algonquin Medicine Man, Reik with Ramya Memmi and Level 2 Sat Nam Rasayan® with Guru Dev Singh
In 2004 I launched an awesome website called Yoga Directory Canada (YDC), which as become Canada’s largest online yoga directory. YDC is a grassroots, community-based Canadian yoga directory established to serve the Canadian yoga community. It provides an ideal way for yoga enthusiasts to locate yoga teachers, classes, studios, events, workshops, retreats and products from across the Country all on one great site!
My yogic path began in 1998 while living in NYC. My first yoga class was Integral yoga . After returning to Montreal in 1999 I immediately began to explore different yoga styles. My practice broadened over the years to include styles such as Ashtanga with Mark Darby and Kripalu yoga with Kelly McGrath. It was my keen interest in the transformational powers of breath work (pranayama) and chanting (mantra) that brought me to my first Kundalini yoga class. The power of this style immediately sparked my interest to complete the Master’s Touch Level 1 200hr Kundalini Yoga Teacher’s training in 2006 at Equilibrium . I have since been involved in teaching Kundalini yoga and at various yoga studios in Montreal and Ottawa.
Being a mother of two allows me to witness daily the benefits that yoga brings to my family life. It gives me patience and grace; strength; inspiration and creativity to flow through the ups and downs for being a parent.
I was because of my committed gentle yoga practice throughout my pregnancies that I was able to give birth naturally with power and grace. I have to say that my birth experiences are positively the most sacred and beautiful experiences I have had to date. Experiencing first hand the rewards of yoga during pregnancy motivated me to complete a Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training in 2007. I knew it was my mission to help mothers-to-be discover a deeper sense of peace and harmony within during this special time in a woman’s life.
The effects of stress have taken it toll on me these last few year caused bu being self-employed for last 13 years (web/graphic designer who sits at computer a good part of the day) , plus the most recent financial pressure of owning a home. These two things have resulted in extra stress, effecting my sleep and showing up in my body as menstrual imbalances, such as PMS and emotional lows. But I was prepared. All my yogic knowledge has come in handy to keep me in balance, improved my sleep and eased my PMS and improved my mood. So if it wasn’t for yoga and Reiki I can’t imagine what state my health would be in now, probably my biggest fear, causing major heart problems resulting in dying of a heart attack like my grandmother and father.
People say it’s my presence and grace that keeps them coming back to my classes and healing sessions. I feel truly blessed to be a yoga teacher and an alternative healer, giving me the opportunity to create a warm and inviting space where students can be themselves, learn to relaxed and feel renewed. Find your inner peace and personal healing with Yoga and Healing Arts.
Sat Nam and Chi Meegwetch
jennifer Jasvinder Malisauskas
(Sat Nam means Truth is my identity and I call upon the eternal Truth that resides in all of us. Chi Meegwetch is the Algonquin word for Thank You).