Yoga Instructors

Scott Davis

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Co-Owner, E-RYT 500

Scott is a renowned yoga teacher and doctor of oriental medicine who approaches yoga as an evolving form and health maintenance system.

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Pat Harada Linfoot

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Co-Owner, E-RYT 500

Pat sees the practice of yoga as an opportunity for physical, psychological, and spiritual inquiry. With compassion, generosity, and humour, she encourages students to maximize their potential. Themes from eastern philosophy, psychology, and everyday experience inform her teaching. Her academic studies in psychology, education, and statistics provide a fertile foundation for creative expression.

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Jesse Enright

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Associate Director

Jesse Enright's teaching style combines deep breath work, powerful flowing movements and meticulous alignment with a fun and lighthearted approach. He emphasizes anatomical education to both empower and instill in students a love and respect for the amazing design of the human body.

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Christine Alevizakis

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In Christine's experience, yoga is immensely practical. She credits her yoga practice for flagging her priorities and keeping her (relatively) balanced and (relatively) sane in a world that often offers the opposite. As a mom of three amazing kids, Christine is continually impressed with how the complexities of 21st century parenting can be tempered and transformed through asana and breath.

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Diane Bruni

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Diane Bruni has been practicing yoga for almost 40 years and training teachers for nearly two decades. She was the first Ashtanga yoga teacher in Canada, co-founded the Downward Dog Yoga Centre, and hosted an internationally aired television series called Breathing Space Yoga.

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Kathrin Brunner

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Kathrin began practicing yoga in her early twenties to balance her work in a high-demand role with an environmental NGO. Under strict orders from her boss to get on a mat, Kathrin began her yoga journey and now she cannot thank her boss enough!

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YuMee Chung

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YuMee Chung (Padmani) is a former securities lawyer who left a busy practice to engage more deeply with life. More than a decade later, she is an Advance Certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher who also offers classes in the Yoga Tune Up method.

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Morgan Cowie

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Morgan's view is that yoga offers an invitation to explore, experience, and heal relationships with ourselves and with each other. Her classes are rooted in the joy of movement and in the mindful awareness of breath and alignment.

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Heather Cracower

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Heather was introduced to yoga in 1997 following a back injury, when it was recommended as a way to manage her symptoms. What began as an intervention to heal the body eventually also became a way to calm the mind and nurture acceptance for what she was capable of on any given day, physically and mentally, on and off the mat.

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Taryn Diamond

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Taryn is an energetic and inclusive instructor, drawing from experience in facilitation, gender analysis, and a commitment to social justice. Having practiced yoga for a decade, Taryn began sharing her love of yoga upon completing over 500 hours of Yoga Education at Octopus Garden Holistic Yoga Centre in 2012.

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Donald Eckler

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Donald Eckler approaches meditation from the perspective of confidence in basic goodness and fundamental healthiness. In his classes, he helps students work with meditation as an act or an art of being as opposed to a technique or prescription.

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Lisa Freeman

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Lisa first discovered yoga by chance one crisp winter day on a stroll down Roncesvalles Avenue. After one class she was hooked and has never looked back.

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David Good

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David Good believes yoga is a way to discover your hidden potential and find the truth of who you are, on and off the mat.

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Jennifer Helland

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Jennifer discovered yoga as a dancer in her young twenties. At her very first yoga class, the experience resonated so deeply within that she knew then how meaningful and important yoga was going to become in her life.

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Marshal Linfoot

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After an injury ended Marshal’s martial arts practice, he sought a healing practice that would keep him strong, mobile, and active through the rest of his life. He found yoga.

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Lisa Messina

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Lisa has been actively pursuing the art of movement since the day she could walk. Her passion for movement started at the age of 2 in her very first ballet class. She continued on to a professional career in the performing arts for 7 years. A re-occurring dance related injury and other health issues led Lisa to explore Yoga and Pilates. Since then, she has been dedicated to these transformational practices as a student and as a teacher.

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Janet Nicol

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Janet first discovered yoga in the 1980s while accompanying an unwell sibling on multiple trips to the Kripalu Center, an ashram in Massachusetts.

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Elisse Peltz

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Elisse Peltz was introduced to yoga in high school when she stumbled upon a yoga instruction manual in her parent’s library. Her experiences since then have only deepened her belief that yoga has the ability to strengthen, rejuvenate, and heal the human spirit.

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Erin Plenert

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Erin realized that yoga would be a big part of her life while she was studying for her Masters of Public Health in Health Promotion and was struck by the role that yoga can play in the recovery and healing process for people with addiction and mental health issues.

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Natasha Priest

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Natasha has a wealth of vitality and brings an infectious energy to everything she does. Her yoga classes are challenging, spirited, and led with a deep understanding of the practice. Drawing on a background in performance studies and athletics, she would like to help people find joy and clarity in the exploration of moving body and breath through space.

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Rose Riccio

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Yoga's ability to challenge the outer form and transform the inner, while expanding and evolving life and relationships, drew Rose into the practice and continues to inspire her today.

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John Veiga

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John believes that learning is an exchange, and he endeavours to treat all those who practice with him with respect and equanimity.

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Theresa Whitely

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Theresa has a gentle, down to earth nature that puts people at ease and allows them to have confidence in their practice. Theresa injects humour into her classes, keeping a lightness in the space. Her knowledge of human kinetics and attention to detail has helped her yoga students realize how to overcome their own limitations and be the best they can be.

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