A local born and raised Vancouverite, Hiiro Zaké Sigal Prince began practicing in February 2010 right here at YYoga Downtown Flow and has never looked back since. He has educated himself with 1200hr of training completed to date and Hiiro is constantly pursuing his passion for education and learning as a student whenever the opportunity is provided. He thrives on building community and serving other people, meeting them where they're at in each moment and providing them the opportunity to be present.
He takes pride in offering an authentic, unconventional, inclusive, down to Earth practice. His unique fusion of therapeutics and Yin:Yang lineages incorporates a gentle, dynamic, intuitive, hands-on approach. He always sees the yoga mat as raw blank canvas, a creative playground like an open artist studio – except it’s a yoga studio!
A teacher whom believes in breaking beyond the physical boundaries of the mat, Hiiro provides his students the freedom to take their practices to where they need it to be. He encourages open dialogue and story-sharing, offers his students tangible takeaway tools to apply with off their mat, with the practical purpose of self care. He gives the gift of the 8 limbs from his heart, space for awareness and compassion and a foundation on which their inward and eternal journey can grow.
His passion for teaching draws from life experience, his own intuition of embodied and integrated mindfulness and awareness practice, an advocacy for Gay Men’s healthy, alternative/unconventional lifestyles and the belief in the importance of a connection with your own “True Identity.”
What should students expect from your class? I integrate a full 8 limbed practice in every style I offer in order to provide students an invitation for self-inquiry and experiential learning. Come as you are and be your most authentic, genuine Self and I'll take care of the rest!
My Flow/Power classes are playful, charismatic and uplifting while offering inclusivity to all levels and bodies. In Hatha classes we break down the foundations and principals of alignment/breath and asana with modifications and props. During Restorative and Yin classes I may include Yoga Nidra, Nada (sound healing) Yoga, optional hands-on assists, guided meditation/visualization and Pranayama (breath work).
My YRide classes are intense, always different and interdisciplinary through weaving the breath & mindfulness of Yoga and conditioning of Pilates in order to provide an embodied fierce and fabulously sweaty riding experience!
My Mat Pilates classes range anywhere from traditional and therapeutic to a fiery Pilates Fusion while always bringing sass, humour and exploration of alignment, breathing and complementing them with yogic elements.
Training Certifications: 500HR E-RYT / Restorative / Yin / Indoor Cycling / Pilates / 200HR E-RYT / YHot