E-RYT-200, Reiki II, Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga, Yoga for Cancer
"Yoga, in its essence, is not about doing fancy things with your body. It's about connection, kindness, love, letting go, believing, and most of all trusting that we are so much more than this human body."
Amanda began her yoga journey while living in Toronto. After some major life changes, she sought out yoga and meditation as remedies for anxiety and quickly committed to a daily practice.
When life led her back to her Bathurst roots, she felt inspired to continue her journey into Teacher Training. In May 2014, she left for Baja, Mexico to complete her RYT-200. At Yandara Yoga Institute, she lived in simple, rustic surroundings without electricity, eating local food, and learning asana, pranayama, meditation, philosophy and reiki healing.
Since her return, she has been teaching classes in the Bathurst area, connecting with other yogis, and spending time deepening her own personal practice.
E-RYT-200, Postnatal Yoga, Yoga for Cancer, Yoga Nidra, Reiki II
"Yoga began with the first person wanting to be healthy and happy all the time." - Swami Satchidananda
In November of 2016, Mélanie chose to follow her hearts and attended a 200 hour intensive yoga teacher training through Yandara Yoga Institute, campus of Baja, Mexico, where she obtained her certification to teach.
She is passionate about offering accessible and inclusive yoga, meditation and other services to her community. She hopes to inspire her fellow humans through her personal practice, on and off the yoga mat, to live happy and kind lives.
Mélanie offers a variety of classes regularly on the schedule and is available for private bookings in both official languages.
Alex set out on the yogic path in early 2018. His call to yoga was not unlike many others; the stresses of life had manifested themselves as chronic pain and had left him feeling disconnected from himself and those around him.
It was in the practice of mindful meditation that Alex found the connection within himself that he was seeking, and it has propelled him toward living a life centered around sharing his passion for wellness and personal connection. When it comes to the physical practice of yoga, Alex is huge advocate of a breath focused practice grounded in conscious physical movements. He believes the connection of breath and body is how we cultivate a deep personal connection to ourselves.
His methods of teaching were passed on to him in Rishikesh, India where he completed his 500hr Ashtanga/Hatha Yoga teacher training in 2019. As a lifelong student, Alex is always striving to expand on his teaching style and method to bring each of his students an accessible yet challenging style of practice. All he asks of his students is to come with and open mind, and don't forget to breathe!
E-RYT-500, Reiki II and Sound Healing Practioner, PTSD Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Yoga for Cancer
"When I was 5 years old my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'Happy'. They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life." - John Lennon
Sunny was introduced to yoga in 2006 while training to be an Ontario Provincial Police officer. It was a great compliment to her rigorous physical routine; to relieve stress and muscle tension. In Ontario she completed courses with YogaFit but moved before she could finish.
After 14 years away, her heart led her back to her hometown, Bathurst. She was still longing to bring yoga to those around her. In February 2016, she continued her educational yoga journey by attending Yandara Yoga Institute for her RYT 200 in Baja Mexico. It was a spiritual journey which opened her heart and her mind to all things yoga.
After a skiing accident which injured both her knees Sunny decided to leave her uniform career to become a full time yoga instructor. Since 2016 she has completed 200 hours of Yin/Restorative yoga, 50 hours of Bhakti Yoga, and 100hrs of advanced yoga training from Yandara Yoga bringing her to E-RYT500hrs. She is also a Reiki & Vibrational Sound healing practitioner. Aside from training at Yandara, she completed her certification in PTSD Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Yoga for Cancer. She is very passionate about Bhakti yoga and using sound healing. Sunny brings a positive, vibrant and energetic life into any room and her goals are to make people smile, encourage healthy living, and helping animals.
Jolyane started Yoga while looking for something to help during challenging times when stress and chronic pain was a constant in her life. At her first yoga class, she knew she found a new awareness, a space with peace, her home, exactly what she needed.
She completed 200 hours in Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training in 2010 and 100 hour Yin Yoga Training in 2011. Most recently, she returned from a Life Force Yoga for Mood Management Training - which she continues her training in in order to further her certification.
Jolyane also practices Occupational Therapy, is a mother of two little ones and loves the outdoors. She is grateful for having stumbled upon this soothing practice and life learning journey and is grateful to be able to share this practice with her community. She hopes that each student finds the peace that is within them and shines this peace all around them.
Originally from Moncton, Jennifer now makes her home in beautiful Bathurst.
Jennifer began practicing Yoga in 1992 and it has been a part of her life since. In 2012, she decided to delve deeper into her yoga practice, completing 300 hrs of Yoga Teacher training and opening her own studio.
Sharing the philosophy of yoga and a yogic lifestyle is a passion for her. Jennifer teaches different styles and believes each student must find the style of Yoga that speaks to them.
Registered Massage Therapist, RYT-200.
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Sarah is a Bathurst native who moved to Fredericton to study Massage Therapy. After her graduation from The Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage in 2009, she began working in a spa in Fredericton and gaining experience in her field. In 2011, she felt the pull to move back home to Bathurst and has since been building a loyal following in the area.
Sarah is passionate about her work and is grateful to work in an environment in which she is able to both teach and learn every day. She feels that the trust and appreciation she receives from her clients is one of the most rewarding benefits of her job.
She has been active member of the ANBMT since 2009 and CMTNB since 2013 Sarah loves combining her knowledge from all of her professional training in an effort to help her clients find health and balance in all areas of their life.
RYT-200, Reiki II
“When the time is right, we all find loving hands to help guide us through suffering, then when another person is in need of nurturing, we are strong enough to offer, in this way we all support one another.”
Since she was 12, Nancy was drawn to movement and form with her artwork, practicing in the 70’s with televised yoga pioneer Kareen Zebroff, and wearing out the “asana “pages of a book by Jess Stern.
After dedicating 20 years to her own self inquiry through regular practice, she decided to further her interest along the yogic journey. In 2008 amid the naturally peaceful setting of Shining Bay Retreat along the eastern shore, she challenged herself with committing to an intensive lifestyle-immersion and study of postures, pranayama & meditation with Atlantic Yoga Teacher Training.
Throughout the healing experience she discovered a new appreciation of life, connection with others and self-discovery. Upon returning home she shared her practice with small groups of women, elementary & adult classes at schools and local organizations; eventually offering yoga & Reiki sessions in her long awaited “Yoga Cabana” nestled among old pine trees she and her Father lovingly planted so long ago.
Her love of yoga along with the benefits of a daily practice motivate her still, with compassion and genuine interest to whatever circumstance or whoever arrives on her doorstep.
“Every day is a new beginning and every day with willingness, compassion and love, we can contribute to the positive change we wish to see in the world”
“Your light is recognizable ….How wonderful to meet you here on the path”
Michelle started yoga as a way to relax her physical body and to calm her thoughts. With the help of yoga, she has managed to create a balance in her life & live with more consciousness.
Michelle works in mental health during the day and incorporates her knowledge regarding healthy minds into her yoga practice. She has completed her 200hour teacher training with the Kaivalya Yoga Method Academy. Through her training, she has learned about the effects of yoga on the physical, emotionnal and spiritual self.
Through safe sequencing and mindful practices, Michelle hopes to share the benefits of yoga with this community.