Aleysha Derksen Teacher

About Aleysha

Teaching Style:
I enjoy teaching a strong vinyasa style practice, often leading up to a peak pose or preparing for an arm balance or inversion. I construct my classes using multi level sequencing so there will always be an option for everyone at every level. I strongly believe in having fun in your practice… don’t take yourself so seriously! I personally love to practice to music so you can always expect to be flowing to tunes in my class!

Training:
I am a graduate from Pure Yoga’s very first yoga teacher training! I graduated in 2014 and began my full time teaching career right after graduation. I feel honoured to represent Pure Yoga as a student and as a teacher!

Why I Teach:
Teaching yoga has allowed me the opportunity to share something that I am passionate about with those around me. I love the sense of community that comes with group practice, it is such an energizing and connecting force that reminds us that we are in fact all connected, through breath, through movement, and for our love of our individual practices!

Before Yoga:
After retiring from competitive gymnastics at the age of 16, yoga came into my life! I found it was an amazing way to maintain my physical strength, flexibility, and mobility. While it was the physical aspects of the practice that brought me yoga, it was the mental and spiritual aspects of the practice that led me to stay! My practice has been a very grounding and calming force in my life. My background in competitive gymnastics has largely influenced my style of teaching and of course my love of inversions!
I grew up with a family who traveled around the world and spent a significant portion of my childhood in South East Asia. Many years of international exposure as a child is to blame for my never ending case of wanderlust!

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)