“Heart Sounds Yoga” Anamda brings innocence, creativity and wholeness to “Heart Sounds Yoga” and meditation teachings for children (including exceptional children) and adults or the whole family. She is passionate to bring multi-layered classes mixed with sound therapy (nada yoga). She offers specialty programs: “Be Me Be Here”, meditation program for children and “Practical Awakening”, a meditation practice for parents, yoga teachers and adults as well as “Children’s Yoga Teacher Training”. Over the years, children have reflected all the qualities and sounds of the “heart” in her yoga classes – innocent, kind, open and fun loving heart. So now, Anamda, who is in a new phase of her teachings, is inspired to give birth to “Heart Sounds Yoga” so students can continuously, embody their true “heart essence” of light, love and life. She uses various pranayama’s to contact essence, breathing in life and dissolving in the out breath. Her creative, multi-dimensional classes (private or group) allow children and adults to naturally express their own unique voice in a fun, uplifted way. Each person has their own personal signature of sound. And not surprising, children can more easily listen to their own wise inner voice as they live in their heart – free of concepts and judgments, about themselves and others. Yoga and meditation help them stay in this place of naturalness. Anamda also specializes in yoga for “exceptional” children (group and private) who have physical and/or mental challenges. She has provided several series of classes at the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre as well as community recreation programs, in schools, with associations and private classes for children to manage ADD, Developmental Coordination Disorder, Autism, Asperger’s, Obsessive- Compulsive Disorder & Down’s Syndrome. And, Anamda has also provided yoga classes to teens in various community settings, including several years with “Encounters with Canada”, one of the programs of “Historica Canada”, that is a large teen forum to discover Canada and to explore career options. Her yoga team is available to provide teen classes and or private classes. She also offers private “birthday parties for children” and different “holistic workshops” related to wellness e.g. introduction to Ayurvedic lifestyle in relation to yoga. Anamda has written children’s songs and stories inspired by the children that she has taught and by her own “inner child.” Her motto is “Be Happy Today, Be Playful Today”. About Your Teacher As a life-long promoter and seeker of “healthy living and wellness” for personal freedom, Anamda Sly has taught yoga to children, teens and families for the last 17 years, including “exceptional” children after meeting her spiritual teacher, Berdhanya Swami Tierra in Ottawa. Administered “Club Yoga”, a non-profit family yoga program that was founded by Berdhanya Swami Tiera, in 2000. This unique yoga program was a place where families came together to have fun, spend quality time together and to share a creative yoga program that included stories, art, music, yoga games and relaxation. Provided various “Club Yoga” classes n a variety of community settings from 2003 – present to pre-school and school age children, teens and with exceptional children. “Yoga Trainer for “Club Yoga Children’s Teacher Training Program for parents, yoga teachers and educators after receiving training from Berdhanya Swami Tierra in 2003. This popular training program has inspired new teachers to pass on the blessings of yoga to many children. She has two certificates in Club Yoga teacher training (children and teen yoga) and has extensive training in yoga and meditation. Anamda has over 35 years of experience as a community health nurse (Bachelor’s degree in Nursing Science from Queen’s University) and has studied yoga and holistic health principles (including Ayurveda, natural healing, bioenergetics, nadi yoga) with Berdhanya Swami Tierra. And between January 2016- 2018, “Club Yoga” joined the “Ottawa Child Council for Families and Children”, with the mission to provide resources and services to educators and families. And now, with the completion of the Council mission, “Heart Sounds Yoga” is born.