Susan began practicing meditation, and engaging in spiritual inquiry in the 1970's. Since 1991, she has been involved extensively in Buddhist study and practice in Asia, Europe and North America, with respected Dharma teachers, primarily in the Theravadan and Tibetan traditions of Buddhism. She has completed a 3-year Buddhist teacher training program with Ken McLeod. She has professional training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with Jon Kabat Zinn, and has studied Buddhist psychology and Buddhist ministry. Susan is the founder of the Waterloo Riverview Dharma Centre - a non-sectarian centre for meditative practice in the Buddhist tradition - where she is the spiritual coordinator, and teaches meditation. To take classes with Susan contact the Waterloo Riverview Dharma Centre:www.wrdharmacentre.com or email@example.com
Jayelle Lindsay has been the director of Living Yoga & Health in Guelph, Ontario for the past sixteen years. She is a registered physiotherapist as well as a certified advanced Yoga Teacher with more than 30 years of experience in movement analysis and re-education. She has taught anatomy for yoga teachers and is currently co-teaching a yoga teacher training. She has a special interest in making yoga accessible for the "Over 50" age group. In 2010 she helped to develop a Yoga for Better Bones Manual and a Yoga Teacher Training program focused on osteoporosis. She has trained in movement analysis with Shirley Sahrman, Embodied Anatomy with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen and continues to study yoga with students of Vanda Scaravelli. For more information: http://www.livingyoga.ca
Leena fell in love with yoga at age 13, and has been sharing that love as a teacher in KW since 2008. She is thrilled to be the new owner and director of Queen Street Yoga in Kitchener. Her teaching emphasizes therapeutic alignment principles and invites students to befriend their bodies, and cultivate more clarity and compassion in their lives. Students find Leena's teaching invigorating as well as nurturing, and appreciate her balance of lightheartedness, enthusiasm, and wisdom. Her mission is for Queen Street Yoga is to be a place that supports practice, grows community, and helps students cultivate more vibrant lives. For more information, contact www.queenstreetyoga.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
My entire life I have been surrounded by yoga. My mother is a certified yoga teacher and taught for many years, yoga classes at home. My first love was not yoga, believe it or not, it was dance. I studied professional dance for four years at the Rotterdam Dance Academy in The Netherlands and enjoyed many years of a great dancing career. It wasn't until after the birth of my first child in 1998, that I started to become more drawn to the yoga practice. After every yoga class I felt so content, calm and balanced. My body and mind began to crave it more and more. In 2007 I discovered Shiva Rea, a very well known and world renowned yogini. The style of yoga that she created and cultivated, Pranaflow Vinyasa yoga, really embodied everything that I was looking for. Every movement and pose is inspired by our breath wave also known as Prana. It has allowed me to become more centred and connected to my self. Yoga is not something that I do.....I live yoga everyday fully embracing this infinite journey that brings me so much intrinsic joy. I feel so blessed to be able to share my passion, love and joy for yoga with the Cambridge and KW communities and that it may bring transformation, healing and intrinsic joy to those who come to our classes.
Natasja is Master teacher and owner of Fusionmovement Yoga Studio in Cambridge
Rasha's journey on the path of Yoga started over 2 decades ago both as a practitioner and a yoga teacher. Rasha is an Experienced Registered yoga Teacher (E-RYT) with Yoga Alliance, Certified Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Teacher, and a Reflexologist. Her Yoga classes focus on alignment, technique, endurance and strength. She helps people connect to their inner selves with an emphasis on breathing, developing body and mind awareness, as well as core strength, muscle tone, improved posture, balance and inner peace. She also strives to enlighten and create freedom in the body, mind and spirit and promoting the healing aspect of yoga. Integrating the vibrant physicality of Vinyasa Flow with a coordination of breath is an essential element of her teachings.
Rasha is interested in holistic aspect of Yoga and is currently researching the role of yoga, meditation, and mindfulness in healing trauma and stress, at the University of Waterloo, Faculty of Applied Health Services.
Joshua (Kunga) Webster has been an avid practitioner of yoga and meditation for over ten years. His major yoga influences are from his root yoga teacher, Hart Lazer, as well as the many talented teachers he has worked with and studied under at various studios in Canada, India and he U.S.A. Kunga lived as a Buddhist Rabjung Monk for two years, and studied with the late Tibetan Buddhist Lama, Khen Rimpoche. Kunga has spend over three months in meditation retreats in India and North America. He currently runs an acupuncture clinic in Kitchener, using his knowledge of traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to help bring peoples' health back into balance. Contact: email@example.com. For more information: www.kungayoga.com
Janis is a Certified Yoga Specialist with the Certified Professional Trainers Network (CPTN-CYS) and enjoys teaching all levels of yoga safely. Janis has trained over 100 hours with renowned yogi Eoin Finn, as well as Ashtangi Masters Angela Jamison, David Robson, and Danny Paradise. Janis is also a Certified Ballet Instructor with the Canadian Dance Teachers Association (CDTA). She has danced and taught ballet, modern and lyrical in Canada, the United States and Florence, Italy. www.breatheintomotion.com
Margaret has been a certified Yoga Instructor since 2004 - personally has being doing yoga for over 20 years. Currently teaching yoga for the City of Wloo., Lutherwood, MS Chapter Waterloo. District, KCI and several retirement facilities. Enjoys the range of ages and challenges. Margaret teaches primarily Hatha Yoga and also incorporates other forms. "My aim is to enable all bodies to do yoga poses safely and to feel successful in their progress. I promote having fun and leaving my class feeling physically good and good about oneself."
Requisite: A smile and acceptance of self [non-judgmental]. Phone: 519.888.1851 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reflexology works with the body’s natural ability to heal itself. This non-invasive therapeutic treatment is applied to the feet using finger and thumb techniques, helping to relieve stress, tension and improve circulation. Karen has been practicing Reflexology since December 2010, offering a safe space to practice self care and letting go. She works with clients at Hope Springs and Privately by appointment only. Karen is also a Certified Hatha Yoga instructor and finds various breath techniques bring deeper relaxation to the Reflexology process. Balancebodyandmind@hotmail.com 519-504-1427
Thai Yoga Massage is best described as a beautiful combination of both yoga and massage and is done on a mat on the floor with the client dressed comfortably in loose clothing. The treatment is designed to suit the needs of the individual to decrease stress, induce relaxation and increase a sense of vitality and well being, It is known to leave the client feeling blissfully tranquil and renewed.
Mary Everett has been a yoga, laughter yoga, yoga dance and meditation teacher in the Tricities area for almost 11 years and brings along with that back ground over 25 years in the fitness, weight training and fitness appraisal fields as well. She added the complementary practice of Thai Massage to her repertoire in 2006 by completing 6 levels of study and teacher training at the Lotus Palm School in Montreal, as well as some study with teachers from T.H.A.I. For more information see www.satsangyoga.ca
Robin Grant is an experienced Shiatsu Therapist and teacher of Qi Gong (sometimes referred to as Chinese Yoga). Robin has trained with experts in Europe, Asia and North America and brings skilled hands, a caring heart, and over twenty-five years of inspired, passionate service, to assist you in experiencing greater mind/body wellness. What is Shiatsu? (She-At-Soo): Shiatsu is therapeutic Japanese acupressure, like acupuncture without the needles. it is an adaptable (not requiring removal of clothing) and sophisticated approach to restoring the flow of energy within the body, boosting one’s natural recuperative powers. How Shiatsu works: Shiatsu quickly soothes, effectively eliciting the parasympathetic relaxation response, thereby restoring internal harmony, reducing mental and emotional stress, helping the receiver to be literally more "in touch".
Carol Matheson, B.A.; M.Ed.; CPCC and mother of three wonderful sons and grandmother to three, even more wonderful grandchildren, has worked in the helping professions for over 25 years as teacher, administrator and consultant. Her quest to unravel the role that intuition plays in our lives led her to study with Tanis Day at the School of Energy Enlightenment. Carol brings her knowledge of personal energetic transformation to her passion for her private practice of Life Coaching. As a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, Carol practices a philosophy that resonates with her own experiences and beliefs about people; they are naturally creative, resourceful and whole; they do not need to be fixed; they carry within them all the answers to their life issues. With a deep, abiding belief in their magnificence, Carol remains curious about each client. Through this inquiry dialogue, usually during the course of 40 minutes over the phone, a client discovers who they truly are, what they most want, the choices available to them, and the compelling actions to take in order to create and live their dream. This is all done while having fun!! There is a lot of laughing going on!
Carol offers free, no-obligation sample coaching sessions to raise awareness about this relatively new, rich approach to transformation and to see if Coaching is a match for you. Reach Carol at email@example.com or 905 632 4419.