Jacqualine Haller (Jaya) began practicing yoga in 2003 when a friend from work invited her to a class. Eventually the desire to try different styles and understand Yogic philosophy led her to Rishikesh, India in 2005. There, she studied with Akhanda Yoga under the guidance of Yogi Vishvketu and Chetana Panwar and graduated with her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training certification. On graduation, she was gifted the spiritual Sanskrit name: “Jaya.” She has named the studio and her meditation series “Jaya” as a thank you to her teachers for this name. Jaya is the Sanskrit word for Victory. She believes Victory is for everyone, and hopes that all beings experiences their own version of Victory in their life.
Since then, Jacqualine has had the opportunity to study many different avenues of spirituality, non-dualist philosophy and the connections between mind and body. Her desire for choice and balance in her own life, led her to open Jaya Yoga Centre in 2011. Out of this time, Jaya Meditation was born. Please visit our Meditation Page to learn more.
It is her utmost desire to provide people with choices in their yogic practice so that participants may recognize and nurture their inner essence. She recognizes that we are at different places each and every day based on our life events, and how important choice and selection is in her own practice. She wants to offer this to the Toronto Yoga community.
Jacqualine invites everyone to come and enjoy Jaya Yoga North York – Toronto, and hopes that with the flexibility that the schedule and classes offer, that everyone will find the right class, style and time that works for them.
Jacqualine teaches a by-donation Community Meditation class the last Sunday of every month (no class July/August) from 7-8pm. She also leads a 7 – day Meditation series each month, as well as our 30 Day Meditation Challenge each September. Details are released in our monthly newsletter.