As a therapeutic outlet, yoga and bodybuilding kept Nicole grounded when things got too dark and depressing, helped her keep an open heart when faced with things she didn’t understand, supported when she felt alone, and her mind and body able when she was forced to carry heavy loads, both figuratively and literally.
After ten years of Policing, Nicole was ready to find new, meaningful connection…not only within herself, but one that would allow her to continue to serve people and her community. She took her Yoga Teaching Training in 2011, and, after 12 years of building her practice, credits yoga-both on and off the mat-with feeding her soul and helping her to navigate through this crazy and often too fast-paced life.
Nicole’s intentions are to create a safe, non-judgmental, inviting and supportive environment for everyone regardless of where they come from, their past, or what their personal ‘Why’ is that brings them to the mat. In her classes you can expect to always be greeted with a smile, build strength both physically and mentally, get sweaty, find your calm, and probably chuckle at her terrible jokes.
She loves making yoga accessible for every body type, and is passionate about practicing and sharing the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of yoga with her students. In Brittany’s classes you will find yourself learning new ways to move your body and connect mind, breath and spirit.
Since the birth of her first baby, and now in her second pregnancy, Isabelle’s focus has moved towards Pre, Peri and Post Natal Yoga; supporting new parents on their journey through parenthood, and children in their mental and physical growth. She still loves guiding students in practices that support all the layers of their being.
Isabelle prides her classes in being accessible, with a mission to offer inclusive spaces for all from which to explore mind, body and breath connection in community.
Since attending her first YTT in 2016, Ashlea has deepened her education through Empowered Yoga with 25 hour Restorative Yoga and 25 hour PTSD Trauma Training, and plans to continue her teacher trainings with additional modalities to obtain her 500 hour teaching certificate.
Having been impacted by many extraordinary yoga instructors over the years, teaching yoga was always something Mathew aspired to do. He pursued certification as a RYT 200 as well as foundational meditation teacher training so that he could share the benefits of yoga and meditation with others. His classes will invite you to breathe deeply and move with intention so that you can actualize your most authentic self and find balance from within.
Inspired by her motherhood journey with her children, Bailly is currently completing Pre and Post-Natal YTT.
Marguerite views the two practices of Yoga and Zumba as complementary to each other, with yoga calming to the body and mind while working the muscles and improving breathing, posture and flexibility, and Zumba dance working to improve cardio health and self-esteem. Expect Marguerite’s classes to be high energy and so much fun!
Trained as a Registered Nurse, Mic learned early on to adapt to constantly changing conditions. This skill served her well when side-lined due to injuries and chronic pain, and her love of learning propelled her to exercise her mind when her body was unwilling. She achieved certification as both a Personal Training Specialist and a Healthy Weight Loss Coach from Canfitpro, and came to yoga when injured to find it changing her life in amazing ways. She graduated from 200 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga for Today in 2019, and has since added to her knowledge through trainings in Pain Care Yoga, Yoga for Children, and Yin Yoga.
Music has also been a huge part of Mic’s life, so you may find her humming, singing or spontaneously dancing in class – feel free to join in!
In 2015, Jackie became a consistent yoga practitioner but found herself falling into old habits of ‘over doing it’ to the point of exhaustion. Her life consisted of never-ending schedules and ‘to do’ lists with no idea as to what balance was or how to attain it.
In 2020 she felt the call to take the next step in her yoga practice and completed her first 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga. Here Jackie was also introduced to Akhanda Yoga and began her 300 YTT to deepen her understanding of this unique yoga approach. This inspired her to travel to Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh India to learn and practice under Yogrishi Vishvketu, the founder of Akhanda Yoga Institute.
Jackie fell in love with the healing, grounding and nourishing components of yoga; learning to let go and allowing herself to transform and reprogram the limitations of the mind through stillness. She finds balance through exploration of yogic philosophy and the practice of breath work, meditation and mantra, and she is passionate about sharing a balanced practice with holistic elements through a restorative and meditative approach. Look to Jackie to experience oneness and wellbeing in her sharing of preserved yoga wisdom and techniques, and how they translate into a modern life.
She prides herself on providing challenging, yet relaxing sessions; encouraging healing and a lasting feeling of zen among her students, whether they are just beginning their yoga journey or are well-practiced yogis.
When she is not in her class, you will find her playing in her coral reef tank, golfing, walking the family dog, and spending time with family.
Rikki believes that yoga should be accessible to everyone. She incorporates the use of props, and provides modifications or alternate poses to support students in the exploration of their personal practice. Rikki is passionate about strengthening a mind-body connection through yoga, and hopes to translate that passion to anyone who attends her classes. She is also a dedicated yoga student herself, believing that lifelong learning is key to continuing to grow your practice.
Breath work is seen as a powerful tool to release stress and enable a person to stay present in their own body. In addition to creating space for healing, learning and connection, breath work can also empower a sense of community, through the coming together of individuals to breathe and form a harmonious healing circle in sync with one another.