Tory Hyndman’s classes are taught in a light-hearted manner yet come from the solid foundation of Ayurveda. Students experience spiritual access through physical practice by going through sequences that flow into deeper layers of challenging physical postures followed by rejuvenating postures and moments of reflection.
Born in Canada, grew up in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Tory moved to Los Angeles in 1996, where she discovered yoga and Ayurveda. Upon completion of her Yoga Teacher Training at the Center for Yoga (now Yogaworks) on Larchmont in 2003, she assisted various yoga teachers at the Center for Yoga and other studios. She started studying Ayurveda in 2003, and received her certificate of Ayurvedic Pracitioner and Ayuryoga Teacher when she moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2005 to study at The Ayurvedic Institute under the guidance of Dr. Vasant Lad, one of the most leading teachers of Ayurveda, who continues to be her primary teacher.
Today, she teaches at all three locations of Delight Yoga (www.delightyoga.nl) in Amsterdam where she gives daily yoga classes, monthly workshops and individual Ayurvedic Nutrition & Lifestyle consultations.
She has received the blessings from Dr. Lad to continue with her path to re-unite yoga and ayurveda to students and teachers of yoga.
Practicing yoga is wonderful, but if you are practicing a style of yoga that is not right for who you are right now, you could be bringing yourself more out of balance rather than back into balance.
Ayurveda teaches us about ourselves, each being an individual, giving us the power to take charge of our own happiness and well-being.
This means that certain foods are right for certain people, certain lifestyles are right for certain people, and certain styles and levels of intensities are right for certain people.
Thereby Tory helps you to get to know your own born constitution and all their personality traits that may come along with that, and how to use that not as a place of self-judgement, but self-knowledge Equipped with that knowledge, we can then use the Ayurvedic tools to continue to balance ourselves.
When there is balance, there is equanimity. Then we experience real peace. Real happiness.