Aimée Morrison began studying yoga in 2005, while pregnant with her daughter. She has studied primarily in the Anusara style, and was certified in alignment-based hatha yoga in QSY’s 200-hour teacher training in 2014. Following her initial training she went on to become a certified Yoga for Round Bodies™ teacher with Tiina Veer. A full-time university professor, administrator, and researcher, Aimée’s practice is focused on bringing steady effort to find balance and flexibility in the midst of the challenges of daily life. Her teaching aims to build strength, self-compassion, and joy by linking heart qualities to focused engagement while still holding onto a sense of humour. Aimée fell over every single time she tried Half Moon pose for, like, 2 years, and it was hilarious every single time.
In her own words
"Yoga has been a part of my daily life for more than seven years now—as my life has changed over that time, in the expected and unexpected ways it does, my practice has both changed with me and remained constant. Yoga grounds me and helps me reconnect with my essential self, while at the same time challenging me to grow (or encouraging me to slow). It’s a practice, not a perfect, and I love to share the process with students."
Aimée is a prominent academic feminist blogger, one of the editors of and a weekly contributor to Hook & Eye: Fast Feminism, Slow Academe. She also keeps busy talking to journalists about culture and new media. Aimée is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Waterloo, where she sometimes encourages her students through a couple of seated postures.