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Taylor

Taylor was first introduced to yoga as a way to overcome panic and anxiety. Although the journey was sometimes scary, she is extremely grateful as this discomfort is what led to her greatest passion – yoga. Her goal is to help others turn any feelings of uncertainty into yogic movement.

Taylor has done numerous hours of yoga training in many different places. Her experience has led her to create both a 200HR and 300HR Yoga Teacher Training, which she runs through GoYoga

Taylor hopes the elements of her classes leave you peaceful, grounded, and lighthearted.

 

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.

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.

Felecia

Yoga discovered Felecia in 2015 when she was down in the dumps. Two of her close friends suggested yoga as a means of diversifying their bonding time. Throughout time, each practice became uncovered insights and new depths.

As a result of depression, Felecia felt called to use yoga to help those with whom she crosses paths. She did a year of training from 2016-2017 at Freedom Yoga Canada in the Hatha system and received her International 200 RYT, with her teacher and Hindu priest appointing her as a healer. Through her studies she developed a keen interest in the biomechanics and psychology offered by yoga and its therapeutic potential.

In her own journey, yoga helped her overcome a decade of severe chronic acne. She also shed 40 lbs, decreased her social anxiety and gained strength and determination. 

She has obtained well over 400 teaching hours publicly and privately over the past three years throughout Ontario and British Colombia. In 2018, Felecia launched her business ‘Yoga Unearth Me’, offering both private and public yoga and meditation classes and services, in person and online internationally. She also has a podcast available on five platforms, including Spotify.
Besides enjoying yoga and philosophy, Felecia lives wildly through time in nature, hiking, rock climbing and swimming. She loves deep conversations, travelling, conscious eating, dancing, and dogs! 

Felecia hopes to obtain further training in the horizons ahead.

 

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 leading Group Fitness for over 25 years and is a Certified Canfitpro Personal Trainer, JOGA Coach and Yoga Teacher.
 
Bri enjoys running, yoga, pilates and strength training. She combines her love for fitness with yoga to create a powerful and mindful practice.
 
Bri uses JOGA to train sports teams and everyday athletes in mobility, stability, breath control and relaxation. She is always moving forward and learning new ways to help others achieve their fitness goals. Currently enrolled in Thai Yoga Massage at Navina, she plans to incorporate this into her own practice and classes.

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 for yoga 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 that 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.

Kristen

Yoga has been a part of Kristen’s life for over 15 years, and her practice has helped her to become more confident, calm, agile and strong both on and off the mat. Kristen has suffered with debilitating anxiety and depression her entire life and truly believes in the power of yoga.

“Yoga changed my life, and I just want every child and adult to have that same opportunity to experience the beauty and magic of it”.

Kristen received her Children’s yoga teaching certification through “Flow & Grow Kids Yoga” and hasn’t looked back since. She teaches yoga in schools, studios, private lessons, camps, preschools, girl guides and lots more. Kristen will also be running the first ever “GO Kids Camp” in the summer of 2019!!!

She has also recently graduated from GO Yoga’s 200 HR YTT. Her true love has always been Vinyasa and Power Yoga. “I love a powerful class! It has always helped with my anxiety from a young age. There is no better way to thank your body than allowing it to move”.

Kristen’s most important time is spent with her two boys (Benjamin and Luke) and her incredible husband, who remind her daily of the importance of play and connection.

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”

~Confucius

Jordan

Jordan began practicing yoga in 2012 while training for the Ironman run. Although he didn’t stick with it for long, he was conscious of the physical benefits of yoga. A few years later, after some motivation from his better half, he joined GoYoga to pick up where he left off and found a new passion for both the physical and mental benefits of the practice. Working the sometimes high intensity job of firefighting, Jordan uses his mat as a place of calm and stress relief.

Eager to share his new passion with others, he chose to take the 200 hour Vinyasa Teacher Training course at GoYoga. Here he learned much more about the body and philosophy of yoga. Off the mat, Jordan enjoys spending time with family and friends at the lake fishing and boating.

Dorothy

Dorothy discovered the practice of yoga while searching for greater balance in her life. As the Executive Director of a busy 24/7 crisis support agency, she was striving to equalize the unpredictability of her day with an opportunity to relax & replenish her energy. Yoga has provided her a lifestyle filled with positivity & friendship, while caring for her body, mind, & spirit.

Dorothy has been a part of many of GoYoga’s firsts. A member of the original Beginner Series, the first GoYoga Nosara Retreat and the first 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training; she is looking forward to being a part of the first 300 hour Advanced GoYoga Teacher Training this winter. Dorothy is excited to share her passion for yoga with our yoga community, especially those just beginning their yoga journey.

 

Carl

Carl first discovered yoga while suffering from illness and anxiety. He credits establishing a daily practice with helping to dramatically improve his physical and emotional health.

A lifelong athlete, Carl represented Canada as a trampolinist and spent 10 years touring the world as a professional circus artist. Off the mat, he remains active in the circus community as an artist, director, and mentor. He considers movement an invaluable outlet for self-expression, and immediately identified with yoga’s emphasis on mind/body connection.

Carl took his 200HR YTT at GoYoga under Taylor Coupland with the intention to deepen his personal practice. The experience turned out to be a life highlight and he started teaching immediately after graduation!

 

Beth

Beth Daniel is a Registered Nurse, 200 Hour YTT and Somatic Clinical Educator (student).

Beth first started practicing Yoga 7 years ago with her daughter Haley. Yoga and somatic movement quickly took on an active role in her life that resulted in better physical and mental health and lessened the effects associated with illness and normal aging. Her favourite saying is “start where you are.”

Beth became a Yoga Teacher and Somatic Educator as a way of continuing to learn and share the experience of restoration, rejuvenation and transformational life journeys with others. She plans to continue with the 300 Hour YTT that is starting at GO Yoga in Jan 2020.