Love Notes

Ron teaches with intelligence. His adjustments suit the individual needs of the students. I personally found his adjustments were the best I have received from any teacher. I have very high regard for him as an exceptional teacher.

Elizabeth Connolly, Yoga Teacher and Teacher Trainer

When I think of a yogi, I think of Ron Reid. He teaches from what he has learned from his many years of practice, you can feel that. Even if you’ve been practicing for years and years he makes you feel curious and excited about yoga through his soft-spoken, humorous and extremely intelligent way of teaching. He knows the body and how it works and he teaches you how to keep it healthy. At the same time his classes are challenging and hot. He makes you want to move to Toronto!!

Kristin Leigh, Yoga Teacher and Co-owner of The Shala yoga studio, New York

(Meenakshi)…Nothing short of a shower of blessings to be in her presence.  Her teachings are full of light and wisdom generated from lifetimes of divine devotion.  With a natural inner cadence, Meenakshi’s voice carefully guides you through asana sequences, while subtly setting your mind adrift into deeper peaceful contemplation.  By far the best savasana experience as she chants you into a state of final transcendence.

Samantha McDonald, Yoga Teacher, Writer

You are truly the Goddess of song, Meenakshi. I feel a true teacher is one whose actions speak louder than words. I feel you embody this by how you humbly and humorously share your experience. You inspire me to stay committed to a practice of sitting still…that connecting with our true nature will be about transformation.

K.S., Teacher Training Grad

The Downward Dog teacher-training program helped me to take my yoga to a new and higher level of understanding. Not only did I come out of the program feeling physically stronger but emotionally and spiritually stronger too. I have been able to apply what I learned in the classroom to create a wonderful business at my cottage teaching yoga to neighbours, friends and family. Thank you to all the wonderful Downward Dog teachers for their enthusiasm, dedication and knowledge and for inspiring me to make yoga a core part of my life.

J.B., Teacher Training Grad

The teacher training program at Downward Dog Yoga Centre was truly eye opening. It allowed me to understand the human body on a whole new level and it challenged me to step out of my comfort zone as a ballet dancer and into the body of a yoga student/teacher. The information I learned during the program has been invaluable to me, and it has allowed me to sustain my dance career with a sense of ease and effortlessness.

E.D., Teacher Training Grad

Marla, I wanted to thank you with all my heart and soul for the experience you gave us today. It was beautiful, transcendental and unforgettable. I cannot begin to convey to you the sheer life-changing quality turning inward while practicing had on me. Connecting with the whole is something I have never really conceptualized until today. …Also, the chanting is incredible. You have a unique gift and I feel so blessed to be able to spend the few hours we have with you during this training. I had tears streaming down my face during our final chant. I found myself connected to a place within me that I had never been. So, thank you! I hope you realize the profound effect your sharing has on us!

V.K., Teacher Training Grad

There are no words to express how GRATEFUL I am for the TT training. Ron and Marla are such incredible translators of the tradition. Love and peace.

Che, Teacher Traing Grad

Ron, I learn and continue to learn from such a great Master...the importance of stability and balance, of creating length in the spine, of helping students reach their maximum potential and feeling empowered as they progress in their practice. Thank you. Namaste.

Luzita, Teacher Training Grad

Marla, thank you for an enriching 8 days of training. You constantly pushed us to be rational and have foresight, but always in service of an experience. I am fascinated by your manner of teaching, and I look forward to see how things will evolve in the weeks to come.

Flavia Z., Teacher Training Grad

Dear Ron & Marla,

Thank you! It has been a magical journey for me since I asked to learn yoga and the creation sent me to Toronto, of all the places in the world! You are my ashram in the city, with all the best gurus. I feel blessed and lucky and I am ready to spread the magic I learned. Namaste!
Ayala N., Teacher Training Grad