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Portrait of a Yogi | Toronto Yoga Photographer

One of the things I enjoy most is yoga. It is part of my daily routine (…er, well, almost) and is, in part, responsible for my sanity. So I’m sure you can imagine that I was elated when Jonny Belinko, one of my favourite instructors, asked me to shoot some pictures of him practicing yoga for his new Yoga Instructional DVD, based on Shri. K. Pattabhi Jois’ Primary Ashtanga Series. Jonny is a natural teacher and you can’t help get sucked into loving him and his classes. Jonny teaches at many studios around Toronto including my favourite, Iam Yoga.

Before we started the shoot we went for coffee. Jonny starts each morning off with a cup of espresso. We went to Manic Coffee on College Street, one of the best coffee shops in Toronto.

Jonny Belinko - Toronto YogaI don’t know how many people sit at Manic Coffee like this! Jonny always drinks his espresso with one leg behind his head. He says it tastes better πŸ˜‰

Jonny Belinko - Toronto YogaI love this one!

Jonny Belinko - Toronto Yoga

Jonny Belinko - Toronto YogaOnce we were well caffeinated it was on to yoga.

Jonny Belinko - Toronto YogaJonny Belinko - Toronto YogaI often sit like this. In fact I’m sitting like this right now… as I type!

Jonny Belinko - Toronto Yoga

Jonny Belinko - Toronto YogaI’m a pro at this next one!

Jonny Belinko - Toronto Yoga

Jonny Belinko - Toronto Yoga

Thanks for having me along Jonny. I look forward to furthering my practice with your DVD. Β For more information on Jonny’s Ashtanga Yoga DVD click HERE!

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Hilary - January 6, 2010 - 1:59 pm

Yoga in jeans = impossible! Does he have the yoga jeans? I agree, shavasna is my favourite, although I highly enjoy sun salutations πŸ™‚

Drooling Student - August 23, 2010 - 1:12 pm

Jonny is hot!

Rachel (Alive in the Fire) - December 18, 2010 - 10:33 pm

AHHHH I love this! I may even post it on my blog and totally give you credit, of course. Beautiful. If you could ask Jonny to check out my site and submit his story to my latest series that would be WONDERFUL. (It’s called Real Men Do Yoga πŸ™‚

Check it out here: http://www.aliveinthefire.blogspot.com

Namaste,
Rachel

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