Michelle is a certified Strala Yoga guide and she considers her practice to be a moving meditation; she is constantly flowing in and out of poses and places her emphasis on the feeling in her body rather than the “look” of the poses. Yoga has been a key tool in helping Michelle through her struggles with depression and body dysmorphia. She hopes that in sharing her practice with others she can break the stigmas surrounding mental illnesses and help others to find peace in their minds and bodies.
Manon Lacroix has dedicated herself to a regular practice since discovering yoga in 2004. Now a certified Yin and Hatha yoga instructor, she also teaches restorative, corporate and chair yoga for seniors. She encourages participants to go at their own pace, do what they can, and most of all listen to their own body and breath. She is especially interested in how yoga can be deeply therapeutic to improve one’s physical and mental wellbeing. Her classes are sure to leave you feeling extremely calm, relaxed and focused.
Since she was very young Jade had an interest and curiosity of the body and how it functions. Training in Contemporary dance and then moving to Montreal, Jade found the importance of yoga in her life. Instead of simply using yoga as an accessory to aid her dance; yoga became her life. Through Hatha & Yin yoga trainings she learnt more and more about spirituality, health and how to both live a life and teach from a heart centered approach. Jade currently teaches from under the vast umbrella that is Hatha yoga, with a strong training and command of Yin yoga. She also teaches meditation and is the principal mindfulness teacher at McGill university. As well as all that; Jade is also a certified Massage therapist! Specialising in Kinetic Swedish massage (Kineconcept Montreal) Jade uses swedish massage, passive mobilisation, deep tissue work and postural correction in her treatments. She continues her studies this year by specialising further in Sports Therapy Massage.
Dave Sullivan’s focus is on helping people increase their mental and physical health and wellbeing through yoga and meditation. Dave’s teachings have been greatly influenced by spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle, and his experience with Vipassana meditation. He is a graduate of the HappyTree Yoga 200-hour Hatha training program, and Dr. Bali’s 200-hour Therapeutic Yoga training program.
Emily discovered her passion for yoga and well-being more than 15 years ago. Her trips around the world allowed her to practice in England, New York, Thailand and all over the world. She has a good understanding and appreciation for regular practice and what benefits it can provide. Emily is always smiling and loves to see life with a positive angle. Her career in Marketing, Communication and more recently sales management have taught her how important it is to find ways of feeling good. She strives to share her passion with others to help them feel good. Her two kids Edoardo, 5 years old and Matteo 8 months old have shown her that life must be lived to the fullest. We often call her Super-Mom! Please join her for the mommy-baby class or pre-natal yoga. She will definitely take care of you and your little ones.
Tina is passionate about sharing her love for yoga, making it user friendly, and incorporating yoga and its benefits in everyday life.<br /> Tina was fortunate enough to be student at Viveka yoga studio, where she was inspired to learn and deepen her own practice and become a yoga instructor herself.<br /> Certified in 200hr Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga, as well as Kids and Teen Yoga, Tina’s students range from 2 to 82 years old. Through her own years of refinement, practice and education, Tina truly believes that yoga can be for everyone.<br /> Having been a kid’s Yoga teacher for many years, Tina experienced first hand how a yoga practice can bring calm, focus and harmony into a learning environment.<br /> She is driven by her ability as a teacher to guide her students through a personally fulfilling yoga experience that is centering and energizing, yet at the same time, relaxing.