It's all about community
I am very passionate about yoga, both the physical practice and beyond. The body is an amazing system that has the ability to heal itself but often needs support from the outside and I believe that yoga is part of that healing system for the soul, mind and body. Having my own yoga studio helps to fulfill my vision of making yoga accessible to every body. There is no one size fits all - we are all individuals with individual needs. I'm also a huge believer in community. Humans thrive when they are part of a community of like-minded people. Welcome to our community.
Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success ~ Henry Ford
Meet Our Teachers
My approach to yoga is to be sensitive of the body, heart, and mind. By simply coming to our mats and breathing consciously, perhaps working with postures and perhaps not, we can begin to create a space where we feel safe and calm. When we can be more focused and start to let go of the world beyond our mat (even for just 5 minutes), we can begin to inhabit ourselves – not just passively noticing our breath and body but really feeling our breath and body. Then slowly we learn to how to take the feelings we create on the mat, off the mat and out into the world.
200-hour E-RYT, PCY, APCY
BscRN, Certified Thai Massage Therapist, Certified Meditation Instructor, Reiki Master
For more than a decade I have worked within the health care system as a registered nurse. My profession changed my perspective on life and what I value. It made me realize how rich and fragile life can be. Through my own journey of health and being an intimate witness to other's journeys I realized that we need to do more to help people live rich, full, self empowered lives. I began to broaden my training to allow me to work with individuals on a more integrative level. I combine my western health knowledge with my ever growing integrative training to bridge the gap that exists in our current healthcare system.
Learn more about Andrea and her offerings at Videri Health.
It is said that ‘everything happens in its own time’. I hadn’t practiced yoga for many years, but after the loss of my father, I began to practice again. I would sometimes go to a class with a heavy heart but then leave the class with a light heart. Not only did I rediscover the benefits of a yoga practice, I also found a wonderful community of like-minded people. What a beautiful gift!
As my yoga practice grew, I began to feel a desire to deepen my understanding of yoga and its effects on mind and body. I completed my 200-hour teacher training in 2010. In addition, I am also a Certified AFLCA Fitness Leader. This allows me to blend both fitness and yoga. Two of my favorite things!
I believe a balanced body has strength, flexibility and a peaceful mind. In my classes I strive to create a warm, welcome environment where we can practice safely and explore what yoga has to offer each time you come to your mat.
I have been fortunate to learn from Gerda Krebs, Friedel Khattab, Rosemary Jeanes Antze, Aadil Palkhivala, Melanie Checknita and Marjorie O’Connor.
With specializations in trauma sensitive [ts] yoga, restorative yoga, pain care yoga, myofascial release, and kids yoga, Janine aims to create accessible, inclusive, and safer classes for all bodies and ability levels through awareness, continual learning, language, and sequencing. They are currently studying psychology and yoga therapy. Janine loves to read, drink tea, spend time in nature, and looks forward to meeting you!
My personal yoga practice began about 25 years ago when I needed a low-impact form of exercise. Beyond the physical benefits, I stayed with it because of the numerous benefits, not the least of which was better sleep! I completed my training with Gerda Krebs in 2000 and continue to attend workshops and classes on a regular basis. I love to teach to beginners and I also have experience teaching Yin, Pre/Post Natal Yoga, kids, teens, and family yoga. I believe that laughter is a necessary component of a yoga class.
One of the things I most enjoy about teaching beginners is watching students become more aware of their bodies. There are an amazing moments in our practice when our unconscious movements and patterns become conscious. I love to hear about your ‘a-ha!’ moments.
I am passionate about energetic modalities and have trained in Reiki, Reflexology, and Energy Medicine.
200-hour YT Sattva Yoga
When you come to a practice with me, I offer space for you just to be. I also offer insights from my own practice, speaking to what I see in your practice, and that of each practitioner I have the privilege of meeting. If adjustments appeal to you, I offer ones that are meant to provide you with a deeper connection and access to the brilliance of your own body. In each practice, there are a few times along the way where I love to offer some of the wordless sounds of my heart. I softly chant, play the Viola, and on occasion the Didgeridoo.
I have always been immersed in a blend of sound and mindful movement. For me, Yoga is the forever deepening connection to life itself, and the many gifts of insight that can come with it. Yoga has spiritually, psychologically, philosophically, anatomically, physiologically, and musically enriched my life. I would be beyond honoured to share some of it's unending beauty with you.
220-hour Kundalini Research Institute, Level One certified instructor
My yoga journey began 15 years ago. At that time, the majority of my practice took place at a Bikram studio, however, over the years my journey shifted significantly. I practiced Hatha, Sattva, And Yin Yoga. I was introduced to Kundalini Yoga in 2013. I remember my first class like it was yesterday...”I have no idea what I am chanting but there is something to this.” Over the years I attended classes when I could and had a deep yearning to understand this very different style of yoga.
I wanted to learn, know and understand more. I decided to take my level one Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training in 2018.
Kundalini Yoga is often referred to as the yoga of awareness, I can’t really express it any better than that. Through classes, workshops and teacher training I woke up. Kundalini yoga shifted the way I think, made me more conscious, helps me be a better version of myself and taught me how to be my own friend. It is a very sacred practice, one I hold near and dear to my heart. Although my original intent in taking yoga teacher training was not to teach. I quickly realized that this practice has the ability to help many souls and that it needs to be shared with the world. I feel very honoured to be able to share it with you.
For Kevin, yoga is the practice of life. It provides the method, training ground and reality for fully and consciously moving through the world, for encountering all of life's twists and turns with grace, intelligence and respect. To have the opportunity to develop precision and discrimination as this reflection is observed is something Kevin intends to make the most of and one he feels all should have equal access to put to practice. He enjoys communicating his contemplations and reflections in a variety of posture class types - foundations, restorative, dynamic - each having their own unique value for self-discovery. His specialty is combing gongs and other instruments to create sound baths, which are combined with the practice of Yoga Nidra and meditation.
Find out more about Kevin at Sound of Source Yoga.
Julius Jones & his Bones
Like many of us, Julius has an injury that informs his yoga practice. Ever adaptable and adventurous, he enjoys the occasional handstand and ice cream cone. Julius is here to help with any questions you have about the bony body.
Did you know that 60% of your lung capacity is in the back body? Or that the word 'spleen' comes from Ancient Greek and means good hearted or compassionate? M'Organ has the answers to these questions and any others you may have about the body's organs.