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Adara and Your Growth: Yoga and Pilates

Spring is coming, and as the flowers begin to grow, the Adara Movement team does too.

Beginning March 12, Adara virtual class offering expands with two new teachers, Virginia Beqaj and Lauren Desjardins. With years of experience and training, these women draw from some of the key foundations and schools of thought behind Adara movement — Pilates, Yoga, somatic movement, and whole-body health.


Meet Virginia

Virginia Beqaj, Yoga Teacher

She first began doing Pilates with Kris in 2003. In 2010 Virginia completed a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training and a Yoga Anatomy Certification directed by Leslie Kaminoff, Amy Matthews, and Romano Formacicuccia. She went on to do a Mat Certification and Vertical Intensive with Body Harmonics from 2011 to 2012. In 2018 she travelled to participate in a one-month retreat in Bali, Indonesia, to complete a 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training which deepened her understanding of the connection of mind, body, and soul. Virginia is registered as a 500 Hour Yoga Instructor with the Canadian Yoga Alliance.

Virginia will be teaching a Yoga/Pilates movement flow on Wednesday mornings at 9:00 am.

Meet Lauren

Lauren Desjardins, Movement Trainer

She completed her Mat Certification with Body Harmonics in 2019 and is currently in her first year of a Biology degree at the University of Windsor. Lauren has a particular interest in behaviour, cognition, and neuroscience and participates in researching Imposter Syndrome through the Department of Psychology at the University.

Lauren will be teaching a Pilates movement flow on Friday mornings at 9:00 am.

As always at Adara, the focus is on providing you with a movement experience that will leave you feeling energized and ready to participate in the activity of your choice.

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