Ally Maz on Healing Girls (and Ourselves) Through Yoga, Real Talk & Love

episode 51

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Today’s guest is the amazing Alex Mazerolle, also known as Ally Maz. I recently learned that she and I have a ton of mutual friends and it’s kind of crazy that we’ve never met in person but that will change soon. Also, I call her Alex in the recording but now call her Ally. She goes by both names. 

Ally is a writer, entrepreneur and yoga teacher. She is the founder of Girlvana Yoga, Ladyvana Retreats and the co-owner of Distrikt Movement. She is a lady on a mission to help womxn come together and rise. She is passionate about real talk and the healing & transformative power of movement. Ally is a lululemon ambassador, has taught and lent her yoga expertise to the Vancouver Canucks, Common, the app YOGIFY, EA Sports, Marie Claire UK and Flare Magazine. She has taught multiple Wanderlust Festivals, Prairie Love Festivals, and was a Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist from the Chamber of Commerce in North Vancouver.

In our conversation we chat about why Ally believes yoga is a political act, the importance of teaching consent and body ownership to young people, gender fluidity, period positivity, body positivity, sexual freedom and a new liberal generation coming up, losing your virginity as a teenager, ally’s relationship with her body now and she gets very REAL and passionate about privilege and access to the work she’s doing.

This is a really inspiring conversation, very unique to anything that’s been on the show thus far and I’m really proud to air it. I hope you love it, too.

 

"Yoga is a political act.”

 
 

“There’s so much medicine and power in laughter.”

 

In This Episode We Discuss...

+ Ally’s relationship with yoga
+ what Girlvana is and why Ally started it
+ how Girlvana can help heal young girls
+ how girls respond and transform at Girlvana
+ what is Ladyvana?
+ the importance of teaching consent and body ownership to young people
+ gender fluidity, period positivity, body positivity, sexual freedom and a new liberal generation coming up
+ Ally’s relationship with her body now
+ Girlvana teacher training
+ Ally’s passion around privilege and access to the work she’s doing
+ Ally’s upcoming book

 

“I am in a relationship with loving myself each and everyday and some days are really beautiful and some days are harder.”