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Adam’s teaching style is based on achieving stillness, by working through physical, emotional, psychological tension to build strength, self love and acceptance. With ashtanga flow as a base, Adam combines it with Thai yoga massage and common sense.
Adam views the body as a mechanical machine. Aging is the result of the machine over-working and distress of repeat or over-stretching its limit. Yoga is the maintenance of the machine to balance and fine tune itself so it can renew itself. Coming from having a back injury, his teaching style focuses on strengthening the body with a special focus on back pain relief and strength building.
Adam has been teaching yoga since 1994. In 2010 Adam went to Thailand to research Thai yoga massage to further his understanding of yoga and its evolution. Traditional thai yoga massage is based on yoga and taichi principles (which Adam teaches), stillness, pressure and flow to relieve physical and internal tension which he has adapted into his wellness program and yoga pose technique.
Adam’s wellness program and teaching technique focuses on easing back pain, tension, building flexibility and strength for the back. He has worked with people with severe back injuries and since 2009 he teaches regular private group classes for people who have mobility limitation with arthritis by practicing yoga on a chair. He has conducted wellness program and advance techniques in group classes and teacher training for more than 20 years.
Behind this energetic fellow, known for his easy-going, cheerful manner and smile, lies an interesting history. He studied Buddhism at a young age and worked in Fashion while practicing yoga. Adam Quang is a registered yoga instructor with the Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 Master level certification and has been teaching yoga since 1994. Adam currently lives in Toronto Canada and work as a yoga therapist, specializing in building back muscles and improving flexibility. Adam clients have scoliosis, severe arthritis and back stiffness. He combines everyday common sense and uses ashtanga flow as a base, with Thai yoga massage for his teaching style. He is known for his wisdom and compassion, and is the founder of World Karma Project: its mission to make you and the people around you “awesome.” more Bio …
Adam has worked with everyday people, Hollywood celebrities, and members of Royal families. Over the past thirty years, he has been sharing and practicing the art of meditation, yoga, Tai Chi, and yogalate and manages his youthful look due to these practices.
A diverse clientele comes to Adam for a common need — to strengthen the body and the mind in a relaxed and caring environment. Even clients with physical limitations, such as back stiffness, severe arthritis and scoliosis curvature of the spine, leave the classes saying that they feel “relaxed, energized, and toned!” more Bio …
”I was participating in a 28 day depression related program at CAMH. One of our group outings, And it was where I was introduced to Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, etc. I don’t think I can even find the words to describe how much of an impact that your classes had on my regaining control of both my mind and my body. Hands down, you were one of my favourite instructors – I found your classes both interesting and challenging. I remember how intimidating things were at first, and how good it felt to gain confidence and control with what I was doing.”
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Research Thai yoga massage
Thailand 2010 & 2014
“Anancient healing art, Thai Yoga Massage is a bodywork therapy that originated in India 2500 years ago and developed through Asia to Thailand where it is still widely practiced today.
This unique healing art moves the recipient through a series of yoga poses and stretches accompanied by breathing instructions given by the therapist. This practice follows Yogic and Ayurvedic principles that focus on releasing toxins and tension while clearing blocks in the energy system of the body, or Prana Nadis.
The therapist rhythmically palms and thumbs gently applying firm pressure along the 10 main energy lines to free the flow of Prana(breath or life force).
The goal of Thai Yoga Massage is to increase the energy flow within the body which supports the body’s natural healing process, thereby promoting good health. The recipient leaves feeling lighter, clearer and more flexible. Body awareness increases, aiding in understanding the body’s needs in order to regain balance. It is in a balanced state that we are able to fight off illness and aging best.”
Meditation and Buddhism
Thailand and Vietnam 2015
The program integrates functional training, physiotherapy, dance, Tai Chi, and yoga positions for a tough yet restorative workout. A holistic, functional, full-body workout that emphasizes strength, flexibility, cardio and breathing
-Taught barefoot to pumping music
-Inspired by principles of yin/yang and consists of 5 energy phases with differing approaches and emphases in regards to physical fitness
-Entire workout involves a dynamic opposition between active and passive, tension and release that leaves the practitioner feeling -Energized and relieved of stress
-BodyART™ was designed by Robert Steinbacher and has been awarded Best International Concept by ECA OBOW Awards in New York.
Gravity / Pilates machine certified trained – Nov. 16, 2008
YMCA West end. Toronto
“Work every inch of your body on one state-of-the-art piece of equipment. Gravity is an efficient full-body workout. With the Gravity Training System (GTS) you use your own body weight as resistance to strengthen, tone and sculpt. With music pumping, you will engage all major muscle groups and experience a multitude of strength training, core and stretching exercises to improve functional fitness and flexibility.”
PC: Group Core Strength & Stretch certificate training – Sept. 8, 2008
YMCA Metro Central. Toronto
Studios Adam Teaches:
Toronto: YMCAs Downtown and West-End, Union Yoga Centre, Elms Community School, Yorkdale Premier Fitness Clubs, Twist Yoga, Yoga Lounge, Cecil Community Centre, Franco Queer / ACT, Wynn Fitness Clubs, PAL (Performing Arts Lodges)Retirement home.
Montréal: YMCAs Downtown and Guy Favreau, Hotel Omni Mont-Royal private health club, Regina Assumpta Centre Culturel et Sportif, L’Apogee Gym, and several private health clubs in and around Montreal area.
*E-RYT 500 accreditations are qualified to conduct Continuing Education training and train teachers at the corresponding level. Yoga Alliance is a governed body for yoga certification in North America / International.