Mike Dynie Teacher

About Mike

Teaching Style
Breath centered – Blending modern insights into proper alignment with vinyasa (breathing and movement). Slow, strong and light-hearted.

Classes
Pure Flow, Power Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Arm Balances, Meditation

Training
• 200hr Teachers Intensive with Richard Freeman (2015)
• 300hrs Applied Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga, Simon Borg (2015)
• Healing Injuries through Yoga, with Leslie Kaminoff (2013)
• Biomechanics of Asana, with Ray Long MD (2013)
• 40hr Training in Ashtanga Adjustments with David Swenson (2010)
• 200hr Hatha Yoga Training (2009)
• 17 years of practice, the best teacher of them all!

Why I Teach
A wise yogi named Patanjali once said, “The perfect posture is where meditation on the infinite happens spontaneously,” but first one must seek out balance between ease and stability, of dedication to practice and non-attachment to the results of our actions.

My goal is to help others in their unique quest to find inner freedom. I believe we can all learn to heal ourselves through yoga by slowing down, putting expectations aside and practising regularly, constantly adapting to our changing needs. What can’t be healed can be managed with compassion and wisdom. Having had scoliosis my whole life, this is a lesson I’ve had to learn over and over again.

Drawing from a background in journalism, my aim is to help you experience the delicate balance between stability and diaphragmatic breathing (traditionally called bandha), finding relaxation within challenging situations. There’s no such thing as a purely physical practice – what you do on the mat permeates everything in life. Slow down, laugh at yourself and enjoy the journey!

Before Yoga
Running long distances, jamming late into the night, playing basketball, studying and working in journalism. I became interested in various Eastern philosophies at a young age (buddhism and taoism) before studying classical yoga. All these things we’re great for the mind, but none of it addressed the back pain I always suffered related to scoliosis. which led me to yoga in search of healing…

Mike's Classes

Wednesday, 3 May

   9:30 am  - 10:45 am Pure Power
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Thursday, 4 May

   6:30 am  - 7:30 am Pure Flow
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   7:30 pm  - 8:45 pm Pure Power
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   9:00 pm  - 10:00 pm Pure Yang/Yin
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Mike's Workshops

Contact us

Pure Yoga Westboro

279A Richmond Road
Ottawa, ON
K1Z 6X3

Phone: 613-680-PURE (7873)

Pure Yoga Downtown

71 bank street (suite 3)

Phone: 613-422-7873

Pure Yoga Centretown

359 Bank Street
Ottawa, ON
K2P 1X9

Phone: 613-695-PURE (7873)