Angela became drawn to the benefits of a regular yoga practice in 2003 after discovering its benefits in helping one deepen their understanding of the self and achieve balance and wellbeing. Having been a performer and teacher of many dance disciplines for 15 years, Angela ventured into teaching yoga.
H.BSc. Environmental Sciences, CNP (Holistic Nutritional Practitioner), RYT 500, certified prenatal and partner yoga
Adrienne Kelly has been a student of yoga and nutrition since 2006 when she fell in love with the possibility of always feeling great in body mind and spirit. She believes it is possible to achieve all personal health and wellness goals through balanced nutrition and yoga.
Leo Iampietro is a Yoga enthusiast with a love for travelling and all things outdoors. He is a social guy with a passion for laughing and sharing ideas with people.
Leo’s Love for Yoga began just after he obtained his Diploma from Durham Colleges Fitness and Health Promotion program. He completed his 200hr Yoga Teacher Certification, 3 years ago from Ahimsa Yoga in Toronto under J-P Tamblyn, one of the most transformative years of his life.
Cultivating a committed yoga practice is one of the most important choices I have made in my life. Over the last 7 years, my practice and relationship with yoga has shifted endlessly and it has certainly been the constant that continues to guide me home.
Reflecting back I can see that my previous self was motivated mostly by the element of change. I found new levels of endurance and flexibility through the intensity of hot yoga- my body was becoming stronger and my mind was finally relaxing.
Meg Cox initially started yoga to help strengthen her back from rowing injuries, but was captivated by the body-accepting and nurturing nature of the practice. Now, with over 10 years of practice, her knees and back have strengthened and she has a kindness towards her body and life she never thought possible.
My yoga journey began about 6 years ago when I was having constant feelings anxious and stress. I then tried my first yoga class and I have never looked back. I love the way yoga makes me feel strong, not only physically but spiritually and emotionally as well. It is an amazing practice that enables you to nurture your body on every level. When I realized how much yoga had inspired and changed my life, I knew I had to pass this feeling on to others around me.
Sonia Issa began her studies of the body and mind at Andrews University in Michigan majoring in Exercise Science. She has over 14 years of experience as a personal fitness trainer and has worked with people of all ages and backgrounds using different training methods.”I came to the realization that I wanted something more; to make an even bigger impact in others lives which brought me to firefighting. In order to find the physical strength for the task I trained aggressively, heavy and almost neurotically. I was causing more pain than good.
Jen has a passion for helping to guide people through their life journey. As a mother of three and employed full-time as a mental health worker, Jen found yoga to help create balance, peace and strength. It became her goal to share her passion of well-being through teaching yoga to others.
My husband suggested yoga to take some time to myself after becoming a mother and returning to work, I was struggling to find balance. After my first class I knew I needed more. Yoga soon became a regular part of my life as I came to find a sense of inner peace and well-being.This led me to take a 200 hour Teacher Training to challenge my practice and gain a deeper understanding. I have since completed training with Sadie Nardini, Seane Corn and Toronto’s own Michael Decorte of JOCK YOGA.
It seems as though yoga was that missing piece in my life, which has helped guide me to living a more peaceful and loving life. Yoga has always been an interest of mine but the practice finally ‘clicked’ when I found a whole chapter on Yoga Therapy in my counselling psychology textbook explaining how yoga can be an important component in a therapeutic experience.
Michelle Ho is a registered nurse in the field of public and mental health, mother of twin ten year olds, and has been practicing yoga since the age of 13, though she just called it exercises back then!