Melanie’s journey into yoga began over 10 years ago. She immediately noticed there was more to it than just the physical postures and the “workout” she expected. Drawn initially to the intensity of power yoga, she has since developed a great appreciation for the richness to be found in slowing down, moving mindfully and finding both strength and comfort in stillness. She found that when we slow down and pay attention to how we move and breathe, we create the space to get to know ourselves and empower our life through our practice. She believes firmly that the more space we take up in our body, the more space we experience in our lives and in our relationships…and the happier we are for it! Her classes focus on creating a space for the body, mind and spirit to meet through conscious breathing, focused awareness and positive guidance. Since completing her 500 hr teacher training in India, Melanie’s experience of yoga as a means of personal growth, healing and empowerment has been enhanced. It is her intention to gently thread those insights into her classes so that her students may experience firsthand the power of their own body, mind and spirit.
Debbie Brown is a 500 hour CYT. Debbie was a boxer for 14 Years before coming to yoga almost ten years ago. Yoga was not only a excellent remedy for her tight boxer shoulders, but also a solace while going through major life changes. Yoga soon became a passion and in 2016 Debbie started her teaching training journey. In 2017, Debbie completed her 200 hour training at Adishesha Yoga Studio in Ottawa and went on to become certified in Yin and Thai Yoga Massage. In the spring of 2021 she completed her 300 hour training at Atha Yoga in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. Her classes aim to create a space to explore the physical and mental aspects of the body, often incorporate core work (her favourite), and are always complimented with much laughter.
Tatiana has been teaching fitness for more than 10 years, doing personal and group training, and started her yoga journey at that time. Like many of us, this began simply as a new form of fitness that eventually turned into a passion and became her way of life.
In 2015 she completed her Yoga Teacher Training with Megan Campbell at Sacred Movement School in Ottawa and has been teaching yoga ever since. While Tatiana started out teaching at retirement homes and corporations, she soon developed her famous and much loved Barre + Yoga class. Tatiana's passion for teaching shines through in her classes as she guides you through movement every week with her trusted sidekick, Yoda.
Lauren found yoga in 2016 when she decided to try out a local yoga studio to help centre herself during her Master's degree. She began a trial month and immediately immersed herself into the practice, the community, and getting to know her mind and body in ways she never thought possible. In 2019, she enrolled in Teach Your Truth training with Nigel Walker to deepen her understanding of yoga. She is honoured to have had the privilege of teaching yoga and sharing its roots to different audiences and in various settings across Canada. Her classes are intended to challenge and leave you feeling uplifted. She has a gentle but empowering attitude to guide you into a state of self-trust and choice so that the practice can meet you where you are on any given day!
Lauren is also the founder of Mindful in Love, a community to help you thrive in your relationships and interactions through integrating mindfulness and other wellness practices into your daily life. Check out Lauren's website to learn more about all the ways she is here to support you.
Devon is the owner and Director of GraceMMT, which she founded in 2019. Certified in to instruct in both Mat Pilates as well as Yoga, she is passionate about helping people live happy and healthy lives, and knows that movement plays an enormous role in this.
Acknowledging everyones differences, whether it be ability, energy or simply preference, Devon aims to be creative in her classes and offers a variety of movements that are designed to make to you connect more with your own body. In her classes you will gain strength but also become more aware of how your body moves, and where asymmetries may lie from one side to another.
In 2017 Devon began studying Osteopathic Manual Therapy and is set to graduate Fall 2021. As such, her classes are anatomically focused and can be adapted to suit a variety of levels, injuries or limitations for whatever reason. While her classes are challenging, she encourages practitioners of all levels to join her, knowing that they can take rest at any point. For those who are not comfortable in a group setting, Devon offers private and personal, customized sessions. If you are interested in working with Devon one-on-one, in an Osteopathic treatment, or simply want to learn more about it, please reach out!