Hello! Here's a wee intro to my yoga journey & teaching approach...
Eva Hamilton is a Canadian Yoga Educator specializing in the soft, supported practices of yin and restorative yoga. With her gentle wisdom and vast experience, Eva loves to support yoga teachers to build their knowledge and confidence as they share the medicine that yoga can provide.
Eva completed her initial yoga training when she was just 17 and has been teaching full time since 2008. She owned a studio in Canada for several years before uprooting to travel and teach internationally.
She has remained dedicated to her continuing studies and has since completed over 1000-hrs of further yoga education in styles including hatha, vinyasa, yin, restorative, and myofascial release. Each of these practices have informed her cornerstone program Stilling The Waves, which features yoga tools for anxiety.
Eva’s delicate approach is combined with an in-depth understanding of functional movement as well as the mind-body connection and intricate workings of the human nervous system.
As a yoga educator, Eva specializes in educating on embodied anatomy, yoga philosophy, and teaching methodology, as well as the more subtle skills of teaching, including communication, boundaries and co-regulation. She is dedicated to developing programs and trainings that elevate the standards of yoga education and increase inclusivity in the yoga space.
In addition to in-person and online trainings, Eva has also designed a nurturing intensive mentorship process for yoga teachers who desire to elevate their teaching skills and build a yoga business that supports you economically and energetically.
By nature a curious and gentle soul, Eva does not view yoga as a way to be better at touching your toes or getting the best Instagram capture, but rather as a medium to learn both about yourself and to honour the rich and diverse cultures of yoga’s origins. Having studied religious studies at university, Eva has a thorough understanding of yoga philosophy and mysticism and loves to educate her students with reverence for the roots of yoga as a wisdom tradition.
As she holds space in practice, Eva’ intention is to craft a supportive energy and place emphasis on the internal experience, encouraging self-empathy and curiosity both on and off the mat.
Eva is registered as a Yoga Alliance YACEP (Continuing Education Provider) and a Yoga Alliance Professionals Yoga Trainer-Pro and Senior Yoga Teacher.
International yoga retreats (on pause just now)
(video by my beautiful friend at Genie Eye)
Trainings & Certifications:
200hr Hatha Yoga Teacher
Training with Yogrishi Vishvketu
& Chetana Panwar(2008)
At Upward Dog Yoga in Ottawa, ON
My first yoga teacher training was grounded in Vishva-ji's Akhanda (meaning holistic) approach to yoga, with an attention to body mechanics & balanced sequencing, while accentuating classical yogic teachings. This program provided me with the essential skills to teach gentle, moderate, and advancing hatha yoga, as well as prenatal & some therapeutic principles. I am particularly grateful for the emphasis on pranayama, yoga philosophy, subtle anatomy & meditation.
(I turned seventeen on day two of this training).