Christie's long list of qualifications are as impressive as the studio space itself but it is her intention to allow every experience to be an opportunity for "grace and for growth" that sets this instructor apart.
Christie lives and breathes the practice that she shares with her students. A self proclaimed rogue yogi, she has created a physically connected, spiritually directed, loving, challenging, creative and empowering space for all to explore a practice strongly grounded in knowledge, experience and inclusive grace.
Her belief that there is a yoga for every body delivered with a smile and a sparkle in her eye combined with her intuitive and personal attention to her students is the reason yoga mats line the studio floor and private and corporate clients keep coming back.
Inspiration for her practice and teaching over the years has included her journey with her less than cooperative body, personal issues with depression, PTSD and anxiety as well as issues around addiction and exploration of the inner workings of the mind body connection. Study in anatomy and physiology has always held a fascination and inspires her explorative approach to teaching.
Outside of her love of teaching yoga, is her passion to share her experiences of the past 20 years with new teachers and studios. Her mentorship program is encouraging better teachers, more inclusive spaces and sustainable yoga communities.
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Lover of yoga, sunshine, and really good coffee, Jenny has been practicing yoga for 14 years and is always humbled by the power of practice, whether coming to her mat to find peace of mind, a connection to something bigger, or a sweaty, smile-with-your-whole-face salute to the morning.
Jenny teaches with the intention of finding breath in movement and seeking that sweet connection with body, mind, and spirit.
Nettie Christine CYT
You might be surprised to know that Nettie didn't even know if she liked yoga after taking her first few classes in 2004, coming from an athletic background she felt that in order to get a 'good workout' you needed to be dripping in sweat or hitting something. This theory was soon debunked as she discovered the strength, grace, and balance that yoga brought to her life.
Nettie's mat is a space for creativity and freedom. It is a place of pure potentiality where she connects to her centre, her strength and her authenticity. Yoga reminds her constantly that she is always braver than she thinks and to be present in her life: one breath at a time.
As humans we have a deep desire to connect and in her classes you can expect to move through a flow connecting you with your body, your breath, and your self-expression. Nettie's kindness and positivity will leave you feeling inspired and at peace.
Laura Hitchon CYT
Laura fell in love with yoga in her early twenties. Her first experience was a hot yoga class, and after 75 minutes of breathing, moving, and sweating, she was hooked. Since then, Laura has committed to a daily yoga practice which includes intention setting, breath awareness, dynamic movement, and meditation. Yoga helps Laura stay grounded as she continues to explore, accept, and love her mind and body.
Eight years after her first class, Laura attended a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training course with Denise Davis-Gains through Atlas Yoga Studio. She became a Certified Yoga Teacher with the Canadian Alliance of Yoga Teachers in 2013. It is her intention to share the many benefits of yoga practice with her students.
In 1999 Sarah enrolled in a six week "Fundamentals of Yoga" workshop with a traditional hatha instructor. Gaining an understanding of breath movement and body awareness offered a sense of ease and empowerment. Through the years Sarah has utilized the principles of yoga on and off the mat and in 2010 she obtained her 500 hour teaching training with Moksha Yoga International.
In her early years of teaching, she became much more intrigued by the human form, mechanics and healing mechanism. In order to assist her students further and to obtain a deeper understanding of the influence yoga has on the body, Sarah enrolled at The Canadian Academy of Osteopathy and took on full time studies; graduating in 2016. Alongside teaching, Sarah has a thriving private practice in Cambridge as well as Simcoe.
Sarah believes in authenticity and honesty. Her hopes are to share an experience with her students that encompasses these values.