Ron Reid has been practicing yoga for over 30 years and teaching since 1988. He is Co-owner and Director of the Downward Dog Yoga Centre in Toronto, Canada. Ron has studied with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and Sharath both in India and North America and was one of the first Canadian teachers to be authorized by Pattabhi Jois. Along with his studies with his Pranayama teacher Sri Sudhir Tiwari, Ron has also completed an Advanced Pranayama training with Sri O.P. Tiwari from the Kaivalyadhama Institute in Pune, India. In addition to regular classes at Downward Dog, he conducts workshops and teacher trainings in Canada, the U.S., Europe, the U.K. and Asia, and is becoming a familiar face at various conferences around the world. Ron is one of Canada’s top teachers, approaching teaching in an inspired, informed and non-dogmatic way. He places the needs of the students ahead of the demands of the practice. While continuing to teach and practice the ashtanga vinyasa system as a foundation, he endeavors to blend tradition with innovation, and to balance precision with grace. Students will find his refined approach to practice both challenging and rewarding. Ron is also an accomplished musician and composer and performs with his partner Marla Meenakshi Joy under their group name “Swaha” (www.swaha.ca).