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At the Madan Bali Yoga Centre in downtown Montreal, Yoga instructors and students are networking with health care professionals and health and social service facilities to offer their clientèle a chance to heal body and soul through Yoga!
Altruistic care is our mission. In keeping with ancient Indian tradition, we believe that everyone has the right to experience authentic Yoga’s ability to heal. With the help of donors and sponsors and the hard work of Madan Bali Yoga Centre instructors, we will bring donation based yoga programs and drop-in classes to underserved populations. In particular, to people with limited income who are dealing with both a chronic health condition and mental illness or social isolation. Conditions can include Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety, cancer, cardiac illness, chronic pain, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Madan Bali Yoga Wellness outreach programming will touch people who would otherwise have no chance to experience yoga, both at the Madan Bali Yoga Centre and at the external locations where our teachers will go to find them. We are reaching out to hospitals, clinics, senior centres, community centres, schools and shelters. This program will also be accessible through video sessions, special events and house calls (private sessions in the comfort of your home). Our aim is to make healing and wellness through Yoga accessible to as many people as possible, and to those who truly need it.
We aim to partner with researchers in Montréal’s universities to monitor the effects of a genuine Yoga practice on those to whom we bring yoga, thanks to your support.
Dr. Bali Method Yoga’s ability to help cancer patients regain hope and trust in their bodies and themselves has already been shown in research (UQÀM and CHUM). Yoga can serve as a complementary healthcare prescription for physical, emotional, social, and spiritual wellbeing. The power of a genuine yoga practice to mobilize the body’s infinite capacity to self-organize and heal, renewing and regenerating the whole person to overcome disease and suffering, is increasingly acknowledged in and beyond the city of Montréal. Yoga radically improves patients and caregivers lives and is an immeasurable support system in times of need and transition. Dr. Bali Method yoga instructors aspire to apply their lifelong apprenticeship of yoga with evidence-based yoga research findings to relieve individual and social suffering.
Madan Bali Yoga Wellness outreach project will be a first of its kind in Montréal: Yoga instructors partnering with researchers to bring the relief that a genuine yoga practice provides, to those who would otherwise neither experience, nor have no access to it.
About the Founder of Madan Bali Yoga Centre
Dr. Madan Bali was born in Northern India and developed an interest in a spiritual path from a young age. A long-time yoga practitioner, he immigrated to Canada in 1969 and began sharing his knowledge with Canadians. For over 45 years, Dr. Bali has successfully introduced Yoga to Montréal, bringing it into the curriculum of school boards and cégeps and to hospitals, corporations, and community centres. He has developed Yoga as a complimentary form of therapy for aiding in cancer recovery and treating psychosomatic disorders. His extensive and practical experience of the therapeutic benefits of Yoga techniques is particularly useful in today’s fast-paced, stressful world.
Dr. Bali aims to contribute to worldwide awareness that the intelligence of the body has infinite organizing and healing power to consciously mobilize and increase our capacity to renew and regenerate ourselves, thus eliminating disease and suffering. Dr. Bali believes yoga to be a prescription for human wellness. He teaches his students based on the Yoga philosophy that we all have the ability to learn to heal ourselves.
To learn more about Dr. Bali and his Centre, please visit: www.drbali.ca
If you are inspired by this mission, interested in donating to or sponsoring it, or would like to offer help or ideas to further this cause, please contact us. We would love to hear from you! Together we can make a difference! Namaste!
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