OUR FACULTY

ISIDORA ROMANTINI

Director, Lead Instructor

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  Mobility 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.

NIKKI NAAB-LEVY

The Business of Yoga

Nikki Naab-Levy PMA®-CPT is a Pilates teacher, somatics educated licensed massage therapist, and certified functional strength coach with over a decade of experience helping clients build strength and resiliency. She holds B.S. in Exercise Science and B.S. in Magazine Journalism from Ohio University. Her marketing wisdom has been featured on the Fitness Legitness Show, The Mentor Sessions, Practicing Human, and the M. B. Om Podcast. She is a Master Trainer for the Balanced Body Bodhi Suspension System and has presented for national conferences and educational organizations, including the Pilates Method Alliance and Momentum Fest.

 

When she's not teaching a kettlebell livestream class, you can find her using her journalism experience to help movement teachers navigate the internet and find creative + effective ways to market their services, classes, and online programs. To connect with Nikki, say hello on Instagram @psbuymyshit  or @naablevy or visit naablevy.com.

TIMOTHY BELL

Meditation & Mindfulness

Tim Bell is a holistic personal trainer with over 12 years of experience in fitness, movement and meditation/mindfulness.  His goal is to help people move, look, and think their best

His approach works on meeting the student/client "where they're at".  First, helping them improve their weakest links in their pain, movement, mindfulness, fitness, or lifestyle - before moving on to building robust strength and movement patterns.

Through his methods he hopes to help all people "illuminate their human potential", and develop a healthy, resilient, and vibrant body/mind in order to deliver their own unique gift to the world.

Follow Tim on Instagram @timbellfitness

But his real bio reads:

Tim Bell is a self proclaimed handsome man, style icon, and humble guy.  He often gets lost in his own eyes, which is why his home has no mirrors.  He will teach you how to be a zen space panther and you'll turn into a being of pure light, needing only air to sustain yourself.  Get ready to make your brain real big as he pours mad wisdom into that bad boy.

MELISSA WONG

Guest Instructor

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 

BEN POBJOY

Guest Speaker

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.

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