Lisa is a Yoga Teacher and an Energy Medicine Practitioner. She began practicing yoga at the age of 7 watching Lilia’s Yoga and You on PBS. Lisa has extensive training in Hatha Vinyasa, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Kids Yoga and Pre and Post Natal practices. A former Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Lisa incorporates many disciplines into her holistic practice and yoga classes including Reiki, Ayurvedic Thai Massage, Reflexology, Emotional Freedom Technique, as well as Goddess Readings and Transmissions. Her popular Restorative classes combine the sweetness of Restorative yoga with Reiki, Thai massage, Reflexology and Yoga Nidra and are not to be missed! Lisa is currently studying Hanna Somatic Education and Somatic Yoga.
Kristin co-created and directed Sukha from 2011-2016, and has been sharing her experience of Yoga for about 16 years. She is fascinated by our capacity to experience and embody more than one thing at the same time, no matter how opposite they might seem both in our bodies on and off the mat. Her teaching is compassionate, playful and rooted in her experience including Iyengar and Astanga yoga, and the Buddhist infused meditation traditions that have most influenced her practice and way of being in the world. Kristin encourages us to explore our strength and softness, cultivate awareness and friendliness to our many parts, and offers us space to be real and arrive just as we are, deeply recognizing the inherent health in all of us. Come practice, share breath, curiosity and play in a class or workshop soon. www.kristinhoneyyoga.com
Yoga has been a thread woven in and out of Katie’s life since 2004 when she came to it to help deal with academic stresses, anxiety and depression, and in conjunction with running and cycling, it remains a part of her own self care – a means of re-connecting, grounding and maintaining balance in an often hectic world. Her approach to teaching is both an alignment ad heart centred one, inviting students to bring mindfulness and playfulness into their practice as a means to more deeply explore their mental, physical, emotional and spiritual layers. Katie primarily focuses on teaching Hatha, Restorative and Pre-Natal teacher and has over 500 hours of training and various certifications. Combined with her extensive University level education in anatomy, physiology and biomechanics from both University of Guelph and Queen’s University (BSc, MSc and MPH), she is a life long student and continues to learn and grow in her practice and through her teaching. This feeds her work with athletes, designing targeted practices to improve functional movement, range of motion and focus for performance.
Amy has been practicing and teaching yoga for the past 15 years. She has studied Sivananda, Kripalu, and Restorative yoga and meditation, and recently completed her advanced 500 hour RYT at Kripalu in the Fall of 2015. Her journey and love of yoga began early in life, and opened the doorway for deeper self inquiry, mindfulness, and for listening to her own body and intuition in a more authentic way. Amy is a social worker and combines her love of yoga in her clinical work with anxiety, depression and mental health. She has studied yoga philosophy, meditation and chanting which has deepened her own practice. She also understands the physicality of yoga. In this aspect the body learns from yogic postures to have flexible and adaptive alignment in day to day life Amy invites a creative playfulness, deep listening, and mind-body awareness in her classes. She teaches classes that delve to the heart of yoga and the interplay between body and breath.
Nancy was introduced to yoga by her karate-do sensi at age 17. Since then she has enjoyed meditative aspects through the practice of Vipassana and Qi gang, and explored physical aspects through many forms of mindful movement from Kundalini, Kripalu and Iyengar Yoga, to fire dancing and even hula hoop. Her teacher trainings have been interdisciplinary in nature and that has helped her create a flow that allows a balance of physical and emotional strengthening and release. After owning The Yoga Lab in Toronto, she moved to Guelph where her nursing career in labour and delivery has rekindled her love of pre and post natal yoga.
Sophie came to yoga in 2004 to complement her years of athletic training. Although the asana practice for her was not love at first downward dog, she stayed with it as a form of challenging yet safe movement. She signed up and completed her first teacher training with Kristin Honey and Hart Lazer. She continues to explore this diverse everchanging movement practice but always prefers to keep it simple – body, breath, awareness. She enjoys leading classes that invite students to be playful, curious, to deepen awareness and self-understanding of their experience.
Leslie received her first Yoga Teacher’s training in Sivananda in 2004 and began sharing yoga with adults and her elementary students. In 2008, she decided to make a transition from teaching school and immerse herself completely in yoga. She became a year long resident/volunteer at Kripalu Yoga Center where she received her second Yoga Teacher’s training. Not long after this, she combined her studies in Kinesiology, Chinese Medicine, Qigong, Meditation and Yoga and became a Certified Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner. Leslie enjoys facilitating yoga classes that can help inspire creativity, playfulness, self exploration, self care and community. In class she is always happy to offer Thai Yoga Massage during restorative poses and relaxation.
Lerrita is a certified Yoga Teacher with over 25 years experience in teaching Yoga and Yoga teacher trainings in North America and abroad. Originally from Brazil, she has lived and studied Yoga in India and around the world with various teachers in the Sivananda and Iyengar lineages, among others. She is known for her ability to challenge her students in all aspects of the practice and brings great energy, along with her diverse and extensive experience in Yoga and anatomy, to all her classes and workshops. Through teaching Yoga, Lerrita guides her students to understand they are not the limited selves they assume they are and explores new ways of connecting to their authentic self, who they truly are, which she believes changes absolutely everything.
Julia graduated from Yoga Teacher Training in 2014. She has been exploring yoga for many years, including traditional Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga practices, as well as gentle and therapeutic yoga. She was first drawn to yoga in an effort to improve the state of her body, but soon discovered that the physical practice was greatly affecting her mental and emotional wellbeing. As she incorporated philosophy, mindfulness meditation and pranayama into her yoga practice, Julia found an improved ability to concentrate and calm her mind. She believes that yoga is a life-long journey that begins with curiosity and self-inquiry. Her classes combine explorations of asana (postures), pranayama (breath work), mindfulness and concentration with a strong foundation of knowledge and compassion.
Katarina has always been interested in health, wellbeing and connection to nature. She started teaching yoga in 2009 and has been in love with the practice since. Witnessing and experiencing the joy, peace of mind, and increased resilience that the practice brings to an individual, she is inspired by its potential for greater social and environmental change. A mom to two beautiful girls, she is excited to share the evolution of her practice through pregnancy and childbirth with other moms.
Myriam co-founded Sukha Yoga Centre in 2011, and co-directed the studio for 4.5 years. In the spring of 2016, she moved to Montreal where she continues to work as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, teach Yoga, and pursue many of her other passions. You can connect with her and see what she’s up to at www.anourishedheart.com