Many know him for his two inspiring books: A Life Worth Breathing, now published in five languages, and There is No APP for Happiness, his most recent title addressing the challenge of finding meaning in the digital age. Max Strom’s interdisciplinary method, Inner Axis, is a system of field-tested techniques that produce immediate results. It is an innovative method that incorporates well-being exercises, breath-work, and breath-based yoga movement to generate personal health and growth. Because of its success with individuals across the world, Inner Axis is now being adopted by corporations as a sustainable mindfulness program, organizations that want to not only be successful, but healthy, and to make a meaningful difference in the world. Among Max’s recent speaking appearances were three TEDx events and a keynote speech on ethics in business at a Fortune 500 corporation. His articles and interviews have appeared in print, online media, radio, and television around the globe. As an in-demand speaker, Max has presented his method at the first Wellness Symposium in Saudi Arabia, The Inner Idea Conference, the Happinez Festival in the Netherlands, The Singularity University in the Silicon Valley, The Sea Island resort, as well as many yoga conferences.
Louise Plante - ERYT500
certified Yoga Instructor and Thai Massage Therapist ~ with a 16 year background in the Medical field. Lou’s approach to yoga is one that honors the need for individual self-study, devotion and service to humanity. Lou has devoted the past 6 years to study yoga anatomy, yoga therapy, asana, meditation, pranayama and philosophy from a variety of world renowned teachers and schools. Since completing her Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Course with Yoga Arts(Louisa Sears) in Bali, Lou has taught group and private classes in a wide range of environments including, Canada, Sri Lanka, Dubai, India, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. Lou also teaches Applied Anatomy of Yoga on other teacher training courses.
Lou’s teachings have something for everyone. Her own struggle with weight, body limitations and sport injuries has allowed for unique insights as an instructor. Her teachings will give you an opportunity to heal your heart, laugh, cry, dance, explore and just let go. She has a clear and gentle teaching style informed by her nurturing spirit, humor and spontaneity. Her classes promote refining skills, balance, awareness, mindfulness and discovery. Kindness & simplicity inspire her life and her yoga. Like a ripple effect, Lou wishes to extend her positive energy, knowledge, skills/ techniques and healing touch to as many as possible, seeking to positively change their lives.
Canadian at heart, based in India, Lou is now conducting yoga intensive, thai massage courses, yoga teacher trainings and retreats around the world. “Om Namo Narayani”
Weam Zabar - EYT500
Weam Zabar, ERYT500 certified Yoga Instructor, meditation teacher and Level 4 Reiki Healer and the founder of Namaste. Weam's teaching style is fluid, creative and fun. Her Yoga journey started in 2007 and nothing remained the same. Seeing how Yoga nurtured her life she left behind a demanding corporate job to dedicate her to guiding others and sharing their journey home. Namaste since has helped hundreds of students taste the sweetness of the Yoga practice.
Her enthusiasm, curiosity, energy, compassion and passion are contagious. She believes that everyone has an "edge" and whilst she is a firm believer that this edge is very different for individuals, she enjoys watching people grow from taking themselves to places that both challenge and respect where we are at in our journeys. Weam encourages both the fun that comes with movement and peace that comes with stillness.