Originally from Iran, Bahar Akbaryan discovered yoga in 2009 using the practice to nourish her body and mind. She travelled to India and lived in Sivananda Ashram to further develop her understanding of yoga philosophy and teaching skills. This profound interest led her to successfully complete her teacher certification in India. Bahar understands the importance and benefits of yoga asanas (postures) beyond their physical aspects and virtues. She sees yoga as a tool to nurture self discipline while addressing mental and emotional imbalances or offsets.
With a well-travelled background, Bahar has had the opportunity to develop her practice across the world, both as a student and subsequently as a teacher. She has been trained at the best yoga schools in Iran, India, Canada and Australia. Exposure to an array of different cultural contexts has given her the drive to maintain ongoing personal growth and development in yoga practice and instruction. Bahar is driven to expand her own skill base as a teacher while helping others reach their full potential through a unique yoga practice.
“Yoga practice is not all about perfecting asanas. It is more an approach of compassion, truth, acceptance and love for oneself and others. Yoga reminds me that basically ‘your issues are in your tissues’. When we move and breath into our tight spots, a whole new perspective becomes available to us.” – Bahar Akbaryan