Teachers

All of our 15 Yoga teachers at Mountaingoat Yoga Centre have completed Yoga Alliance recognized teacher training.

Alpha:  | Barbara | Bronwyn | Chantal | Debbie | Ellen | Heather | Julie | Judy | Justine | Katherine | Mary-Heather | OlgaSandra| Tracey |

HEATHER:    Cultivating community spirit and getting to know my students is essential to my teaching approach. Knowing my students enables me to recognize their strengths and obstacles so that I may challenge each person individually and invite them to their “edge.” While I value the traditional approach to teaching yoga I choose to follow my inner knowing, to develop classes that combine tradition with innovation creating a powerful blend of postures to enliven every cell of your body. In my class be prepared to step to your edge and remember – ”Doubt is the lock on the door of potentiality”!
DEBBIE:   Debbie began practicing yoga over 20 years ago. After years of self-study and participating in workshops she enrolled in yoga teacher training. She completed the 200 hour teacher training under the guidance of Yogi Vishvketu and is a Registered Yoga Teacher certified with Yoga Alliance. She continues to explore many aspects of yoga through workshops, lectures and classes led by such teachers as Wade Imre Morissette, Monica Voss, Sharon Gannon and Michael Stone. Debbie’s power yoga classes are balanced with her genuine nature and compassion for those in the class. She continues to learn from all those she teaches.
JUSTINE:   Teaching hot power at Mountaingoat Yoga since April 2006, Justine’s classes are thematic in nature, touching on various anatomical and philosophical yogic principles and concepts. Students can expect a powerful and fluid vinyasa flow class with plenty of opportunity to explore diverse sequencings of postures. For all those who enjoy an intense workout that challenges both the body and mind…
Bronwyn Fall2011 BRONWYN:   Bronwyn is a graduate of our first Power Yoga teacher training. Power Yoga has become her passion. She enjoys teaching a strong class with an emphasis on the balance of movement and stillness. Bronwyn has her students hold the postures just a little longer knowing the endurance itself creates potent benefits that will take her students to their next level. Her dynamic flows encourage a personal evolution in “effortless effort” essential to the practice of yoga.
MARY-HEATHER:  Stretching, strength and fun are all a part of a class with Mary-Heather. She brings a compassionate and creative energy that transports her students into an empowered, blissful state of mind and body. Mary-Heather is also a Shamanic Reiki Master Practitioner, a Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner and organizes a weekly globalHealing Circle.   Warning: In her presence, spontaneous laughter may occur.
Julie0 JULIE:   ”I am blessed with a beautiful family; a loving and supportive husband and three wonderful children. I am also thrilled to be part of the Mountaingoat Yoga family. A centre that is filled with laughter, love and inspiration.
My intention is to share the beauty of yoga with my students; to help students discover their physical potential and go beyond their perceived limitations. Come and rediscover that beautiful, powerful individual that you are and walk away with a truly authentic happy smiling face.”
Barb0 BARBARA:   I love teaching and sharing yoga experiences with my students. My classes emphasize presence, inner focus, strength, safe alignment and flexibility. I believe that yoga is for everyone no matter what age and ability. I encourage my students to explore and appreciate their uniqueness through individual exploration of yoga postures (asanas) and breath. So take a deep breath and join me in exploring your own yoga journey. The best prop is flexibility of your mind! You will walk away from your yoga class with a smile in your heart!
  ELLEN: Yoga is a respite from a world that can too easily disconnect us from ourselves and distract us from the truly important things in life.  My classes offer a place, space and time for students to peel away lifes distractions and connect with their body, breath and mind. Classes are always varied and offer lots of options and challenges, so all students will find something to suit them, regardless of their previous yoga experience.  Most importantly, students will be challenged to have fun while becoming stronger, more flexible and more at peace.
JUDY:   Judy began practicing yoga over 10 years ago and became a RYT with the Yoga Alliance in 2009. The intent of her classes is to help others to feel more alive, radiant and revived, from head to toe and from inside-out. She encourages students to approach yoga with an open mind, an open heart, patience, and a sense of humour. She strives to motivate and influence students to find their strength and calm within. Her classes incorporate a power flow with breath with movement, helping to build strength, flexibility and concentration. It is meant to challenge the student, incorporating sequences with an eclectic mix of sun salutations, poses and props.
Katherine KATHERINE: Katherine sees yoga as a life-long path of learning about ourselves, our relationships and the world around us.
TRACEY: Tracey has been teaching and working in the fitness industry for over 7 years as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor. Appreciating yoga’s meditative and restorative aspects, Tracey teaches yoga with the focus of bringing tone, flexibility, balance and awareness to one’s body. Tracey’s classes are challenging, safe, fun, and full of variety. She believes anyone, regardless of age, experience or physical ability can reap the benefits of what yoga has to offer.
 OLGA: Experienced Yoga teacher in multiple discipline: Power Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Breath and Meditation delivers classes and special events in a safe and enjoyable environment. Expect to learn new poses and practices from various traditions as you move with the breath and energy flow toward deeper self-awareness, ease and joy.
Olga will prepare you physically and mentally for inversions and turning your world upside down! Join her in the Headstand Journey and leave her class with a rising feeling of power, clarity, and happiness in your heart. Developing body awareness and finding balance on the mat will help you find a joyful state of being at work and home.
Olga is overjoyed to share yoga with all students at Mountaingoat Yoga.
 CHANTAL: I teach creative, theme-based yoga sequences and enjoy teaching yoga poses that students can learn and build upon as they progress in their yoga practice. My classes are safe, supportive, fun and accessible to students of all levels. I provide clear instructions and offer modifications and variations throughout the class.
MGY Goat200  SANDRA:  As a swimmer and triathlete, I began to practice yoga as a way to incorporate strength and flexibility into my training. Through yoga, I have learned to listen to my body rather than abuse it. I have begun a conversation with myself, found my “inner warrior” and never looked back. My objective is to challenge my students through knowledge and humour. Their job is to show up on their mats; my job is to ensure that they leave the practice feeling empowered, reenergized and nurtured. We will laugh. We will sweat. We will learn about ourselves.

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