Meet The Teachers & Staff!
Audrey Started her journey on the Path of Yoga in 2007 and immediately felt the benefits. This journey has become her passion to bring those benefits to the General Public.
Her intention is to provide a space for all who need healing and she uses a gentle approach to allow each individual the opportunity to be still and create their own sacred space within.
Audrey's training as a Yoga teacher began with a two year intensive Meditation Facilitator Training Course with Tony Murdock from Towards Stillness. She continues to build upon her skills with continued Education & training, workshops and daily practice. Among many of the courses she has completed is a 6 week Kundalini Introduction program with Karena Virginia through the Yoga Journal.
Audrey beliefs we are all students and should never stop learning, learning is a life time journey as is the practice of Yoga. Audrey has just returned from a month long intensive training in India learning the Traditional style of Yoga at the Nada Yoga School and is excited to pass on what she has learned. "it is a humbling experience to acknowledge that the more we learn the less we know, it is an ongoing process."
I'm Audrey's daughter who was lucky enough to inherit the artistic gene from my Mama. I teamed up with her almost 2 years ago when I decided life was too short and I wanted more time with my family so I quit my full time retail management job and here I am! Most days you will find me working on crafting up something fun for your home, ordering new cool merchandise for the store or planning workshops at the studio!
Roxann is a recent graduate of ART ROCKS AND HEALING YOGA. Her yoga journey began in 2017.
"A friend told me of a new yoga studio that had recently opened. I HAD to investigate! Upon entry to the studio I immediately felt calm and happy. During my first weeks of classes I was hooked! Next stop YOGA TEACHER TRAINING!
In just one year the transformation us incredible! Gone are the pains of old injuries, my daily outlook is more focused and serene. The lessons on the mat easily assimilate to my life!"
Now retired, from her career in health care, she enjoys a 'mindful' lifestyle, teaching at the studio, 'giving back' to friends and community and TIME ON THE MAT!
Kimberly certified in Hatha Yoga and Meditation with Yoga Teacher Audrey O’Marra in 2018 & 2019 respectively. Additional training includes Mindfulness Meditation ((Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction MBSR) from the University of Toronto (2001) and Restorative Yoga (2016). Her past experience includes facilitating groups on relaxation meditation and personal development in the Norfolk, Haldimand, London and Hamilton areas since 1997.
Kimberly worked for over 40 years in social services and now semi retired, teaches Restorative and Gentle Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation at her home in Simcoe and sometimes at Audrey’s studio in Dunnville. Through her own experience with loss and grief Kimberly provides a safe and comforting space where beginners and advanced students can experience healing and deep relaxation. She hosts self care day and overnight retreats for women, and weekend retreats for bereaved mothers.
Kimberly enjoys facilitating small classes and sharing her compassion and knowledge with all those she comes in contact with. It is her hope that all beings everywhere can connect and find one another when they reach out for that support and guidance on days of self doubt. She believes in the goodness of others and that with attention and care, there is always hope. You are welcome to visit her website for more information and services: www.essentialcomfort.ca
Melinda’s love affair with yoga began a few years back and she quickly became one of those students who was in studio almost every day. She is drawn to the gentle, healing and magic quality that regular time on her yoga mat gives her. She has used yoga to the benefit of many facets of her life and loves to pass that experience along to all her students keeping the atmosphere of each class she teaches light and welcoming to all. Melinda completed her 200hr YTT training in 2020 and has been teaching both in studio and virtually since then.
When not on her mat, Melinda is a busy mom of three kids, two fur babies and loves to spend time with her husband on the golf course or hauling the RV to provincial parks in and around Ontario. Melinda also loves to spend time in her flower and veggie garden.
Patricia is hairdresser, married with two daughters. She is a local resident of Dunnville. She started her Yoga journey two years ago, and never thought she would be able to do Yoga. The more she practiced the more she experienced the benefits of it. "I just cant get enough, I am blessed to have met Audrey and have her share this journey with me."
Patricia looks forward to sharing the benfits with you.
Eileen began her yoga practice over 25 years ago with a home practice and studio practice.
Eileen has been a Registered Nurse for 33 years with most of her experience in Critical Care.
Incorporating yoga in her life while raising a family and managing a career has been a big part in learning how to stay balanced and focused.
In April 2019 she completed a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program in St .Catharines at Yoga by Sarah, with the goal of just deepening her own practice, but soon realized that it opened up a desire to be a life long student.
In the fall of 2019, Eileen will start the Meditation Teacher Training program with Audrey.
She looks forward to teaching at the studio and sharing the benefits of yoga with others.
Hi my name is Shannon
I am Audrey's daughter.
I am a mother of one awesome child! I currently live in Simcoe and was born and raised in Haldimand County.
I recently gave up a ten Year career as a PSW and am exploring my more creative side. I have worked in the food industry since the age of 14. I am excited to be part of the team at Art Rock's Café and look forward to serving you.
Originally an Interior Designer, Joshita started to practice Yoga and Meditation at a very young age under the guidance of her mother. Joshita has been practicing Hatha Yoga, Yoga Nidra and Meditation for several years on a regular basis. She has conducted Yoga Nidra, Meditation classes and workshops in various teacher training courses and retreats for more then 6 years in Rishikesh and Thailand. Joshita is a certified Yoga Nidra Facilitator. She began to learn in depth knowledge of ancient teachings of yoga at The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre in Kerala, India. After finding its profound benefits with the daily practice of Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation and Karma Yoga, it completely changed her perspective of the body, mind, energy and spirituality. The call for sharing this knowledge was so deep in her that she started to teach Hatha Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation at Sivananda Yoga Centre. She loves to bring dynamism and enthusiasm in her classes.