I had practiced yoga in the past where the emphasis was on the student`s conformations to the poses, leading me to believe I could no longer continue practicing yoga. The Transformation Yoga Center with Bita Bitajian Ayurvedic yoga approach has allowed me to return to this discipline in a way that adapts the poses to meet my particular constraints, sometimes using various props to insure safety and efficiency. Having new confidence, due to my success with the ayruvedic yoga and being proactive addressing my challenges encouraged me to participate in and experience in many of the other treatments, therapies, seminars and workshops offered by Bita at the center. These programs relate to finding a healthy balance of diet and lifestyle through various means such as meditation, food, detox cleansing, massage (Abhyanga), and calming therapies (Shirodhara).
Bita started her spiritual practice in 1996 on the path of meditation. Later, after attending her first yoga class, she found a deep connection with yoga that melded well with her meditation practice. The pleasure and passion that she discovered inspired her to enrol in yoga teacher training.
She completed a 500 hour yoga teacher training in the Ashtanga tradition at Sattva Yoga Shala in Montreal with world renowned guru Mark Darby. In 2003 she travelled to India and studied with Pattabhi Jois (founder of Ashtanga).
She has also been attending regular teachings in India with his holiness the Dalai Lama.
Bita has taken various yoga training workshops and seminars to continually increase her knowledge and skills, both as a practitioner of yoga as well as a Yoga teacher. These include training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction; ayurvedic yoga training, life force yoga, Radiant Child ... Bita is registered with Yoga Alliance and is E - RYT 500 certified.
During her studies of Yoga, Bita became interested in Ayurveda – the traditional Indian system of health that is intimately connected with Yoga. She studied at Kripalu School of Ayurveda in Lenox Massachusetts, where she completed two programmes, one as an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist and a second as an Ayurvedic Consultant.After completion of this course, bita continued on this vast and marvelous path and went on to follow teachings of Dr. Lad, in Albuquerque, New Mexico where she completed more intense training about marma, pulse, and other integral aspects of Ayurveda. This is an ongoing learning experience that brings her back to Albuquerque almost yearly grow and this will able her to adapt this knowledge in all her classes, ayurvedic practice and public lectures. since then Bita has given lecture in many yoga studio including sttwa yoga shala and yoga monde teacher training and has also presented in last two years in yoga festival montreal and lecture in and around montreal on yoga and ayurveda.
Bita has integrated a form of yoga deeply rooted in the union of breath (prana), asana (postures) and meditation. She devises yoga routines according to a variety of factors including – student’s individualised Ayurvedic dosha (energy), seasonal changes, goals and physical capabilities. She is the founder of Transformation Yoga and Ayurvedic wellness Center and She continues as a lifelong learner and student of Yoga, meditation and Ayurveda.
A hundred times a day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depends on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the full measure I have received and am still receiving. Albert Einstein