Hana’s great passion for movement originates in the years of using her body at a physical capacity through classical ballet and theatre acting. Exploring different ways of movement, she discovered yoga and fell in love with it. After years of practicing a variety of different styles of yoga, she completed her teachers training program in vinyasa flow in Bali, Indonesia. Given her dance background, Hana loves the flow and puts great emphasis on precision and “hands on” adjustments.
In her classes, prepare to smile a lot, work hard and sweat. She is eternally grateful for the opportunity to study under Vidya Jacqueline Haisel, Seane Corn, Ray Long and Chuck Miller.
Oliver began practicing vinyasa yoga in 2006 and did his first teacher training in Ashtanga Yoga in 2007 at The Yoga Studio in Toronto, Ontario. He has had a daily practice since 2008, when he began studying Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in 2008 with David Robson at the Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Toronto. Oliver has been teaching in Toronto since 2008 and has taught workshops in Mexico. He lives in Toronto.
After finding his way to yoga for the physical benefits, Scott was quickly drawn into the deeper layers of the practice. He dedicated himself to daily practice and began to discover the many tools that yoga has to offer. Scott integrates elements from the ancient tradition with a modern, dynamic teaching style that focuses on the needs of the student moment by moment. He hopes to offer a space in which to combine his love of movement with his passion for alignment and breath, and to share how using these principles can help us to stay present and grounded on and off the mat.
Scott’s greatest strength as a teacher comes from his dedication to and exploration of his own personal practice. He believes that we can all come to a greater realization of our potential through the practice of yoga. Scott gives much thanks to his teacher, JP Tamblyn-Sabo, for his wisdom, his mentorship and his passion for the practice.
Shawna is a certified yoga and Pilates instructor specializing in movement as therapy. Shawna grew up as a competitive gymnast and developed a love for movement at an early age. She studied Vinyasa flow yoga in Bali, Indonesia and has strong roots in this style. Having practiced many forms of yoga over the years she believes that there is a style of yoga for everyone.
Incorporating core work with physical postures, breathing and relaxation exercises Shawna prides herself on keeping her sessions fun and innovative leaving you with a truly unique yoga experience.
After years of competitive skiing, Kate found yoga in 2000 in an effort to heal her body. Over the years the practice began to infuse every aspect of her life.
Kate is a graduate of the Frog Lotus International School of Vinyasa Yoga, as well as Toronto’s Downward Dog Yoga Centre. She credits the depth of her practice and love of yoga to her teachers; Ryan Leier, Meghan Currie, Christine Price Clark, Danielle Mika Nagel, Ron Reid, and JP Tamblyn. Kate is Lululemon Ambassador for the Toronto Queen Street location.
Yoga classes with Kate are strong, fluid and playfully sequenced with music. Students can expect to have fun, be challenged, smile, sweat and have a good breathe.
Julia is a graduate of Semperviva Yoga College in Vancouver, B.C. and Octopus Garden Holistic Yoga Centre in Toronto, ON., and has obtained over 200 hours of additional training in yoga philosophy and anatomy with renowned teachers such as Sri Dharma Mittra, Danny Paradise, Seane Corn, and Natasha Rizopoulos. Since beginning her journey into yoga, she hasn’t stopped learning about, practicing, teaching and falling in love with the practice.
As an instructor, she strives to make yoga accessible for every body and encourage each student to tap into their own strength and power so that they can grow — not only physically, but also mentally. Expect Julia’s classes to light you up through a combination of creative, intelligent sequencing that balances alignment and flow with rest and relaxation and leaves you feeling refreshed and restored.
Meg Walsh graduated with a BFA from OCAD University and is currently studying to become a yoga therapist at Yoga Therapy Toronto. She works as an ayurvedic-yoga therapist and teaches hatha flow, moksha, restorative, yin, trauma-sensative, pre-natal and mom + baby yoga in group and 1-on-1 settings. While teaching, she encourages students find contentment in any pose and to listen to one’s inner teacher first and always. Meg teaches the principles of grounding, breath and functional range of movement; while bridging yoga philosophy, psychology and mindfulness off the mat and into real life.
“I love to create. I love to know. I love not to know. I love to connect, listen; learn and unlearn. i love to read, walk, dance and adventure”.
Much gratitude to the everyday teachers who have supported me: my dear friends and loving family, my love, and to all who have challenged and helped me learn and grow along the way. Special thanks to my deep teachers who have shared taught me about yoga, the dharma and the importance of sangha: Don Christensen, Ted Grand, Jess Robertson, Frank Jude Boccio, Michael Stone and Matthew Remski.