Location of weekly semi-private classes:
Om Laila Studio.
64 Henry Street, Toronto. 1 block east of St, George/Beverley, south of College. Runs one way south. Street parking is sometimes (mostly) available and costs $2.25/hr. It’s a short walk from Queen’s Park Station. Go through the brown wooden gate just to the south of the house. There are two gates side by side, go through the right one. Walk mindfully through the garden to the coach house door on your left. 416-571-0464 if you need help finding us.
Locations of workshops vary – please check specific event details
Office/Mailing Address: 943 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M6J 1W4
Meeting Roula in her studio setting for the first time, the most poignant sensation I experienced was that she provides a dynamic, safe space where one instantly knows it is okay to be a “real person.” For me, this is a core factor when it comes to being able to tap fully into my creativity in an honest way. Roula is so authentic, natural, earthy, in-the-moment, sensitive, accepting, modestly confident of her own knowledge and talent – and observant without being judgmental – that I think it would be near-impossible for even the most timid and uncertain of people to feel uncomfortable for long.
Navigating this planet as woman in a world that often seems threatened by female empowerment is very difficult. Learning to embrace one’s own strengths and talents in an unapologetic way is even more challenging. But sometimes finding places (whether physical or otherwise) – especially in group settings – where just being one’s natural, sensual, creative, imperfect, laughing, crying, inspired, frustrated, embodied Female Self is the challenge of all challenges. Roula creates an atmosphere where it feels okay to be strong and weak at the same time but, almost more importantly, she magically does it in a way that generates supportive, loving and sisterly bonds amongst everyone in the room. Roula creates magic.
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