Meet The Teachers & Staff!

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Audrey

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." 

Kristin

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!

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Melinda

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. 

Namaste

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Brenda 

As a former ‘cardio junkie’, I was always looking to push myself physically within my workouts.  From spinning to aerobics, I sought out exercise that I deemed to be fast and strenuous.  This line of thinking eventually led me to running, where I completed a marathon.  After completing the 42km, I asked myself; “what’s next?”

 

Enter yoga. It was time to slow down. I started listening to my body. I started hearing my own breath- a concept that was so foreign.  By tuning into the connection between mind, body, and soul, I transformed my entire workout regime and discovered a true passion and way of life through the practice of yoga.

 

Four years into my yoga journey, I realized I wanted to help guide others in creating an ageless body and timeless mind-and completed my teaching certification in 200YTT Hatha Yoga from Earth Wisdom Yoga in 2021. I am looking forward to sharing my evolving practice and life experiences with my students.

 

Professionally, I am in the social services sector where I develop community partnerships to provide health and wellness programs to vulnerable seniors and families in City Housing Hamilton.  Personally, I enjoy walking in nature, cycling, and most of all spending time with my one year old grandson who grounds me again and again!

 

My mantra in yoga- and life-is 'Whatever the feeling, breathe through it and Let it Be'

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Shannon

Hi my name is Shannon

I am Audrey's daughter.

I am a mother of three awesome children! 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. 

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Joshita 

Joshita Arora
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.