Anytime yoga on your laptop

Local entrepreneur brings free instruction into your home

David Procyshyn practises yoga using video instruction from his website, DoYogaWithMe.com.

Five years ago, David Procyshyn was seriously interested in videography. He ventured out, got himself a camera, and started filming. At the same time, Procyshyn was interested in yoga; with that DoYogaWithMe.com was born. Procyshyn’s goal was to have a site that was globally based, could reach all around the world and provide a forum for people to reach each other on.

Recently, DoYogaWithMe.com has far surpassed its goal and reached a monthly hit count of 250,000 individual clicks. The site features more than 14 professional yoga instructors, teaching everything from breathing techniques to poses and anatomy.

“The teachers featured on the site wouldn’t be there if they didn’t believe in what they are doing. We do not replace what studios are doing,” says Procyshyn, “though there probably is overlap.”

Procyshyn’s site provides yoga for people who don’t have a yoga studio in the city where they live, people who want to do more outside of the studio they already go to, or don’t have the money to attend a studio session.

“Doyogawithme.com offers a donation service; people can donate if they feel like it, and anyone can access our site and do everything for free. They can watch videos and listen to audio meditations, and decide for themselves if they think it is worth it,” says Procyshyn. “We provide the opportunity for them to do what they want. We want to make sure people feel like they are receiving something that is high quality before they have to pay for it.”

As the traffic grows, the website will see more programs become available. “We do have Google ads on it and our next project will be to build yoga programs. People will be able to go to a section of the site and can choose from predesigned programs depending on the level they are at,” says Procyshyn.

If you have been considering trying yoga, or are just too shy to show up at a studio and give it a go, doyogawithme.com offers something for you.

“Yoga prepares you for a run, helps prevent injuries from happening and makes your stride more efficient,” advises Procyshyn, “It provides a healthy lifestyle, and also a spiritual component. You can explore meditation, settle your nervous system and feel more focused at work.” M

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