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Taylor

Taylor was first introduced to yoga through anxiety and panic attacks. Although she describes the journey as sometimes scary, she is extremely grateful as this discomfort is what led to her greatest passion – Yoga. Through compassion, her goal is to help turn feelings of uncertainty into creativity for others who suffer from life imbalances. When anxious energy is used in a creative way, it leads to authentic self-expression and when we express ourselves truthfully, we find peace.

Through the discovery of transforming discomfort into art, Taylor has taught many different styles of yoga. Vinyasa came the most natural. The movement in vinyasa truly embodies the freedom to explore ourselves on a deeper level, through rhythm, connection and breath.

Taylor’s love for vinyasa led to trainings with Ann Green and Shiva Rea in Prana Danda, Trance Dance, and Elemental Vinyasa. These are all examples of becoming one with movement and the vibrations of the people and earth around us. She tries her best to express this unity not only through her teachings but also through cultural arts, jewelry, essential oil blends, and reiki.

Taylor hopes the elements of her classes leave you not only peaceful but open, connected, grounded, supported and lighthearted. Most of all, she hopes it inspires your energy to change in the direction of authentic self-expression.

Shelley

As an entrepreneur and business owner, Shelley has had the opportunity to travel and, in her leisure time, experience yoga in many different parts of the world. Yoga has always been a touchstone for her, and has been important in her own quest for mental and physical wellbeing. In December 2017, Shelley completed her Yoga Alliance YTT200 teacher training with Ann Green at Bliss in Barrie, Ontario.

GoYoga is Shelley’s offering to the community of Orangeville—a welcoming, nurturing place to come and experience all the benefits a regular yoga practice brings. She believes that the world would be a happier, healthier, and kinder place if everyone came to yoga.

Natasha

Natasha came by her therapeutic yoga training long ago. When she was a young girl, her yogi babysitter used to bring her Hindu mythology comic books and would share many epic heroic stories. This made such an everlasting impression on the importance of making a difference for the good in people’s lives and circumstances.

Professionally Natasha was an adept buyer for a Reverse Engineering company. For over ten years now, instead of semiconductors, Natasha adeptly reverse engineers people’s biomechanics and their mythology around their mobility, stability and healing.

She has embodied and coined the phrase “ease is possible and life changing”, and anyone that meets, or works with her understands that it is undeniably so.

She is best known for working with people of all abilities, for learning more and always sharing what she knows. Natasha is in the midst of an intensive 3-year training to become a Clinical Somatic Educator and Practitioner in order to offer our incredible community much more.

Namaste and Please Know that Ease is Possible and Life Changing,

-Natasha

Janice

Janice first discovered yoga by flipping through the pages of a yoga book in the basement of her childhood home as her mother exercised to ABBA. In high school and university, she developed and practiced a set of flowing stretches to help recover from running and sports, and voila – her first vinyasa was created.

Janice has her 200-hr, Yin, Yoga Nidra and Restorative Yoga certifications and enjoys the creative side of vinyasa, deep stretches, and using therapy balls and other fascial release techniques.  She has studied with Bernie Clark, Rod Stryker and Jill Miller and counts among her influences Sarah Powers and Paul Grilley. She loves practicing indoors, outdoors, by lakes, on rocks, surrounded by forests, and nestled in gorgeous, serene studios like the one at GoYoga.

Janice believes in living optimally in our bodies without making it a competition or a list of “shoulds”. Instead, her approach to yoga is to work with what our bodies are offering us every day and to revel in the joy of movement and community.

Alex

Alex began practicing yoga as a means of physical fitness after leaving the competitive dance world. She quickly learned that yoga is so much more than just a physical practice and was eager to learn more. Alex traveled to the “World Capital of Yoga” in Rishikesh, India to study the traditional practice, along with meditation, philosophy and pranayama, here she attained her 200 hour RYT training. Trained in Vinyasa, Alex is also very passionate about learning and incorporating many forms of yoga in her teaching including Yin and Ashtanga.

Off the mat, Alex is a special needs teacher, beginning to enrich the lives of the students she supports by bringing yoga into the classroom.

Her passions also include, traveling, family, spending time in the kitchen and being outside exploring nature.

Felicia

Felicia received her Yoga Teacher registration at Freedom Yoga Canada. Yoga has influenced a dramatic alteration in Felicia’s life, especially with anger management.  Through yoga, Felicia has learned detachment and to stimulate her body and mind in a healthy way.

She’s become aware that our life leaves a mark on our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual state, and that we have the capability to re-shape ourselves. As a yoga teacher, Felecia aims to be a therapeutic support on both a mental and physical level. She also plans to acquire more registrations affiliated with yoga so that she can expand her services.

Nicole

In 2006, Nicole’s journey on the mat started off as a “new year’s resolution workout”. Soon after, she realized yoga is not just a form of exercise, but an incredible journey connecting the mind, body and soul. Yoga became her life-time practice, with so much to learn and explore. After years of dedicated practice, she went for her first 200-hour yoga teacher’s certificate in 2013. Since then she has been actively teaching and continuously taking different trainings, specifically focused on Yin yoga and restorative yoga.

Nicole is also a Reiki practitioner and a certified Thai yoga massage practitioner, trained in Toronto and Thailand. With over 1000 hours of training in various modalities, she develops her own unique approach of teaching. You might find her walking around the class doing hands-on adjustments, or giving someone a bit of massage with a touch of Reiki. Her classes are suitable for all ages and levels, with an emphasis on promoting balance between strength and flexibility, loving and accepting our bodies, and finding peace within our minds.

Bri

Bri has been teaching fitness for over 25 years and has a love for all things wellness. She is a certified Canfitpro personal trainer and Joga Instructor. Bri is currently taking her Yoga Teacher Training at GoYoga.

Cynthia – Dance Teacher

Cynthia has enjoyed dancing both on stage and teaching for over 25 years. As a young girl, Ballet became her passion and she started her training at the Royal City School of Ballet, Guelph. At the same time, she took many other classes to round out her dance repertoire.

She has been a Dance Instructor with The Dance Workshop in Alliston for 15 years, teaching children and adults Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop and Creative Dance. Presently, she is running the Dance With Cynthia Adult Program in Everett where she teaches several different styles including Hip Hop, Bollywood, Contemporary, Jazz, Salsa, Disco and even Rocking 80’s. She is attentive to all levels and brings her experience, enthusiasm and fun choreography into each class.

Christina

Christina is GoYoga’s very own and talented graphic designer! You can see her work on our many posters and on-line advertisements. Her impeccable eye for detail and great style sense make all the difference in how we express ourselves! Christina is also a dedicated yogi who works as a print specialist by day. We are happy to have her as part of our team.

Fortunata

Fortunata is a Hatha certified and registered RYT500 yoga teacher and has been teaching locally since 2003. Under the guidance of Susie Dais from East to West Yoga studio in Toronto, she developed her love and unique style of teaching. In 2011 she furthered her studies and completed her Therapeutic Yoga certification at Functional Synergy in Calgary. She maintains a daily Ashtanga practice and continues her studies under the guidance of David Robson of the Ashtanga Yoga Center Toronto. Whether teaching a gentle Hatha class or a more vigorous vinyasa class, Fortunata pays particular focus to alignment and movement, making sure that students work in their optimal range to build their flexibility and strength.

As a former research scientist, Fortunata, has now dedicated her life to helping others discover the many benefits of yoga both on and off the mat. She feels blessed to be able to pursue her true passion and is looking forward to being part of your Yoga journey.

Christine

Christine has been an Esthetician for 15 years and has always had a passion for helping others in mind, body and spirit.
She started taking yoga classes in 2014 for her hips and to relieve stress. Christine suffers from mild anxiety and discovered not only does yoga help her joints, it helps her stress levels. Her passion for Yin yoga grew when she took her teachers program. Yin yoga pushed her to calm her mind and she found that combining Reiki really enhances the yoga. Christine has been a Reiki practitioner since 2014.
She continues to grow and learn. Her dharma, or bliss, is to help others through Yoga, Reiki and Aromatherapy Facials.

Sarah

Sarah has been a serious student of yoga for 4 years. She came to yoga looking for something accessible to her on a physical level after multiple surgeries. What she also found was the peace of mind and a feeling of calm that accompanied the practice. She found that not only did yoga  help her heal, but it allowed her to bring the calm she found on the mat to her daily life.
After completing her 200 hour teacher training last January she began instructing right away. She is also in the process of becoming certified in yin yoga, and hopes to increase her level of certification to 500 hour in the next 2 years. Through mindful movement and attention to breath and alignment, she hopes to share that yoga is accessible to everyone, no matter where you start.