• Elise

    Elise has have been practicing yoga for the past 10 years and her love for the practice led her to complete her Yoga Teacher Training in Toronto.  With a background in the legal field and interests in acting and other activities, she found her yoga practice helpful in remaining balanced and creative. Yoga has become a moving meditation for her,  where she is able to flow with breath and subtle energy with gentle focus for awareness. She shares her love for yoga through her classes and feels her students are in turn, teachers to her. She teaches Hatha and flow yoga, with an emphasis on finding ease in movements, guiding students to connect with breath, mind and body.
  • Heather

    Heather began her yoga journey several years back when tension and long hours at a desk job started making her body stiff and cranky. Turning to yoga as a sustainable way to reverse that trend, she was amazed at how much better she felt physically, emotionally and spiritually. Compelled to share this with others, she completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2010. She has since done training in Yin Yoga, Yoga 4 Kids, Partner Yoga and mat Pilates. Heather finds yoga allows her to feel stronger and calmer and she strives to provide classes that are approachable yet challenging; energizing but relaxing.  She is grateful to the many wonderful instructors and students that she has the opportunity to practice with.
  • Tatjana

    Tatjana is passionate about supporting people to reach their highest potential and believes in the power of yoga and Thai yoga massage to help them achieve a peaceful state of wellbeing, move with ease and strength, and feel connected and whole in their physical, mental and emotional body. In 2010, after 20 years in her Developmental Services career and 10 years of personal meditation and yoga practice, Tatjana decided to shift her career path.  She completed her Akhanda Yoga Teacher Training, in India, with Yogi Vishvektu. Tatjana is dedicated to creating a unique therapeutic session and offering a wholistic experience for each person she has the privilege to share yoga and Thai yoga massage with.  She aims to create a safe, nurturing and positive space; honouring each person’s individuality – body, mind and spirit.
  • Matthew

    Matthew began his yoga exploration over 10 years ago in Vancouver, BC. A professional dancer and performer, he thought yoga would be a great way to warm up and get his breath and body up and running. Little did he know that the fundamentals, theory and practice of yoga would begin to enhance his life both on, and off, the mat. He moved to New York City in 2006 to pursue his career in Musical Theater and over the years of performing on Broadway, national tours, and training, he made the decision to deepen his practice and become a certified yoga instructor. He completed his 200 hour Teacher Training Intensive and ever since, he has been pursuing his newest passion, teaching yoga.The focus of his class, is to open your heart and allow the possibility of stillness, exploration, and positive flow of energy to occur. Bridging strength, flexibility and alignment, his class will surely leave you feeling comfortable and challenged.​
  • Jacqualine

    Jacqualine was introduced to yoga when a friend from work invited her to a yoga class that took place in a heated room.  After falling in love with the way yoga made her feel, a desire to learn different asana, pranayama and the philosophy of yoga developed, and led her to India in 2005, where she studied Akhanda (Holistic) yoga with Yogi Vishvketu and Chetana Panwar. After graduating, Jacqualine returned to Canada and in 2010 opened Jaya Yoga Centre.  She incorporates Meditation, Pranayam and Asana in her classes so that students have an enriching experience on their mats and feel a deep sense of balance that they can take with them into their daily personal lives.  In 2015, she released her first 3 recorded Guided Meditation CD’s, which are based on her Meditation classes.  She has just released her 5th recording in 2017.  Jacqualine offers a “by donation” Guided Meditation class to the Community the last Sunday of every month at Jaya Yoga Centre.  Everyone is welcome!  No experience is necessary.  Learn more at www.jayameditation.com Jaya is the Sanskrit word for “Victory!”  Her hope is that all students of yoga find Victory in their practice and in the healing they are searching for.
  • Anu

    Anu’s experience of yoga spans over 5 yrs!  She is passionate about yoga and her teaching style consists of smooth flow of poses ‘asanas’ incorporating Hatha, Vinyasa and Pilates disciplines. Anu is well known for helping her students build their strength, flexibility, concentration and awareness of self being.  On our schedule frequently, you will have a fun time in her class, as she brings and element of lightness and fun to the practice!
  • Jessica

    Jessica is a multidisciplinary artist, eternal student, and lover of life. Her journey in yoga began with dis-order and dis-ease. Reluctant to accept her diagnosis of fibromyalgia, she turned to yoga and art therapy to find holistic healing. A yogic lifestyle has become integral to reclaim and maintain her restored health, as well as walk in balance amidst the passion that comes with living a creative life. Jessica teaches all levels of students, and restorative yoga enhanced with guided meditation and Thai yoga massage. She has taught corporate yoga/meditation for Virgin Mobile, Lululemon, and Aveda. She completed her YTT-200 in 2014 in Kingston, Ontario. She believes that relaxation is always the first step to creating and living a life by design.
  • Victoria

    Victoria has been practicing yoga for 10 years and received yoga training in Hawaii and India. She has a history in competitive gymnastics, synchronized swimming and dance, as well as various team sports. With a passion in guiding people to reach their highest potential, Victoria focuses on devoting selfless energy and time into each and every student. Having teachers that have consistently challenged her to always progress mentally and physically, she strives to offer that same feeling of achievement to her students. An athletic background provides her with an understanding of how the body works. Her classes incorporate anatomical principals of alignment, injury prevention and rehabilitation, as well as building strength and flexibility. She believes that yoga is a way of connecting the mind to the heart. In a world with ever increasing information and stress, yoga enables focus, energy and patience. She loves a good laugh and never takes life too seriously.
  • Chelsea

    Yoga for Chelsea, is physically and mentally therapeutic. She grew up performing and coaching at a circus school and found yoga when she was 16 years old to help her recover from a back injury. Not only does she use it to sustain her health, but it also opened the door to the mental and emotional healing that she didn’t know she needed. After leaving her circus career, she graduated from Brock University with a degree in Child and Youth Studies. With over 10 years experience with infants, kids, and youth, she knew she needed to empower them with the yoga tool kit. No one is ever too young to learn how to breathe! Overall, yoga makes her feel good. She teaches yoga because she wants to share that with others. She teaches students to love themselves and walk away feeling calm, accepted, and accomplished. She also loves to pull moves from her circus career and other avenues as well. She wants students coming back because they feel good and had fun!
  • Cynthia

    Cynthia began teaching yoga in India in 2001 after completing the Sivananda teaching program in Kerala, then studied Ashtanga in Goa and Iyengar in Rishikesh. She draws inspiration from the beauty, power and serenity of merging alignment, movement and breath in her practice and her various teaching modalities. Cynthia weaves the precision of Iyengar alignment, the spiritual commitment of Sivananda yoga with the power of Ashtanga to create a fusion of spirituality and yoga dynamism in Vinyasa Flow. She has studied with Tantric philosophers and body workers in India, Africa and England and merges that with her energy work as a Reiki Master, Thai Yoga Massage practitioner, Mindfulness Teacher and counseling as a Transpersonal Psychotherapist. Teaching from a deep love of Yoga, Buddhism and Mindfulness, Cynthia is passionate about the transformative potential of yoga for the mind, body and spirit. She is completing her Kundalini teacher training and volunteers for the charity “Freeing The Human Spirit”, teaching yoga and mediation for male inmates in Toronto prisons. Her signature classes are dynamic, and encouraging, emphasizing a strong balanced body, mind and spirit. Her classes are applicable to a wide variety of individuals with various challenges, whether physical, emotional, psychological or spiritual. She is known to have a keen ability to get her practitioners to achieve results they had not previously imagined.
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