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OUR FACULTY

With a great fascination of the human body and how it works, Isidora has committed to sharing her knowledge with the world!

As a practicing Registered Massage Therapist, Yoga and Pilates Instructor, Isidora has continued to study under various movement specialists and therapy practitioners to continually expand her education, receiving her Yoga Certification from Downward Dog under the main guidance of Diane Bruni, attaining the status of Movement Specialist from Dr. Andreo Spina, and DNS Exercise Specialist with the Prague Rehabilitation School.  She is also a provider of acupuncture through McMaster University, and has had mentorship under Dr. Mike Prebeg, Dr. Alejandro Elorriaga-Claraco and Dr. Mark Scappaticci.

Her contemporary approach to teaching involves injecting functional movement while respecting the needs of the modern body and the living tradition of yoga.  She believes in providing classes that make sense biomechanically and create a space of exploration for the individual.

Director, Lead Instructor

ISIDORA ROMANTINI

Meghan's teaching includes a multi-disciplinary approach blended with movement science to educate and encourage teachers and students to explore the many ways our bodies are meant to move. 

 

Her lighthearted approach focuses on creating, applying and building strength to challenge students and clients in new and exciting ways. Her teaching provides you the ability to explore the creation of tension and strength in areas otherwise not strengthened within the 'traditional' framework of yoga. The same posture taught with different language can dramatically change the quality and purpose of the posture. 

 

She believes our movement off the mat must be sustained by what we do on it. 

Strength, Resilience & Sustainability

MEGHAN TUCKEY

As a practicing Registered Massage Therapist and athlete, Amy has realized her passion for detail in assessing and analyzing the workings of the human body.

Her degree in Human Kinetics with St. Francis Xavier University and Certification in Massage Therapy with Georgian College has given her the tools to assess the functional movement of the body and respond with the most effective treatment protocols.  She has also attained her certification as a Movement Specialist with Dr. Andreo Spina.  Her approach to treating the individual, rather than the symptom, has gifted her with a unique analytical approach to her practice and teaching.

Anatomy, Assessment & The Nervous System

AMY HARDWICK, RMT

Charlene has meditated regularly for over five decades and teaches meditation currently at Stouffville Yoga Life in Stouffville, Ontario.

She leads workshops designed to help others especially those suffering from trauma.  Her background includes extensive practice through modalities such as body work, deep release breathing, meditation, nightly dreams and more, to heal PTSD and other blocks in the body energy flow.

As a Psychotherapist, Charlene also teaches about the many facets of trauma and how to recognize it in the bodies of others, as well as how to respond sensitively.

These trainings help transcend a focus on attaining physical form and move Yoga Teachers toward real body awareness and body healing through their own practice.

Meditation, Breath, Neuroscience & Safe Space

CHARLENE JONES

Offering up her soul and life’s mission to serving the Divine, Monique discovered early on through the healing practice of yoga that her purpose on Earth was to share the teachings of the Divine.  In her mid twenties, while battling a severe bout of depression, anxiety and illness, she was able to emerge from the dark spaces associated with the mental health disease by implementing a consistent yoga practice into her weekly routine. Recognizing the impact that the asana, meditation and breath techniques had on her mind, body, and above all, her spirit, she sought to find a way to give back to the very practice that facilitated her healing. Now certified in Moksha, Yoga Tune Up®, Vinyasa & Restorative Yoga, in addition to being a Reiki Master, Monique's aim is to inspire others to reclaim their power and embark on the journey that leads to self-discovery, expansion and communing with Spirit.  Currently, she is a part of the Modern Yoga Method Teacher Training Faculty, educating new trainees on the mystic practices and beliefs rooted in Yogic Philosophy.  She also utilizes these mystical teachings, as well as knowledge accumulated from extensive self-development work and her role as a Reiki Master for the foundation of her online Self- Mastery program, geared towards supporting individuals who have actively chosen to deepen their spiritual journey and liberate themselves from the current confines of their given reality.

 

Monique works tirelessly to create a safe, open, compassionate space for all whom she serves: yoga practitioners, trainees and clients and hopes to use her gifts as a natural Medium to help heal, console, and empower others; and to also create light in spaces where there is darkness. 

History & Philosophy

MONIQUE BLACKMAN

Melissa Wong obtained her Masters of Physiotherapy degree from McMaster University in 2011 after graduating from the University of Waterloo’s Honours Co-op Kinesiology program in 2009. She has completed post-graduate training in Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation in both adult and pediatric populations, and treats women, men, and children for a variety of issues including incontinence and pelvic pain.  She also has additional training in Acupuncture and regularly uses it as an adjunct to her treatment.

Melissa has over 10 years of experience in rehab and physiotherapy.  In addition to pelvic health, her work experience includes outpatient orthopedics and pediatric physiotherapy (newborns to young adults).

Melissa is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA), the CPA’s Orthopedic, Pediatric, and Women’s Health divisions, as well as a member of the International Children’s Continence Society.

Whether treating adults, adolescents, or children, Melissa is dedicated to delivering high quality patient care and education.  Her professional, compassionate nature allows her to work collaboratively with her clients to ensure positive outcomes and empowerment.

www.markhampelvichealth.com 

Guest Instructor

MELISSA WONG

As an Ambassador for the Global Body Image Movement, Kristy has been
teaching yoga, movement, mindfulness and advocating for healthy body Image for nearly a decade. Kristy shares her lived experience with an eating disorder and obsession to exercise and educates people on ways they can work toward bodily acceptance.

Guest Instructor

KRISTY PISANI

Ben Pobjoy is an avid walker that is passionate about converting physical movement into social movement. In January 2015, he made a New Year’s Resolution to lose weight by walking 2015 kms that year. He ended up walking more than 5,800 kms and losing 100 lbs. Along the way, he began distributing homemade sandwiches to in-need people on the streets; feeding over 1,000 people on his walks. Over the course of 2016 and 2017, Pobjoy began to use solo self-organized ultra marathons to fundraise tens of thousands of dollars for community causes; from Toronto all the way to Tokyo. In 2018, he launched a free community initiative called Democratic Exercise to pair walking with conversations among strangers to create greater empathy among people from different walks of life. Pobjoy has gained attention for his many movement-focused initiatives; appearing in national ad campaigns, earning profiles in major newspapers and news sites, speaking on well-known podcasts and writing forewords for award-winning books. Pobjoy continues to move daily, and has surpassed 23,000+ kms of tracked walks which he enjoys doing around the world.

Guest Speaker

BEN POBJOY