“In my classes I invite students to find proper alignment, with just enough intensity to acknowledge and honour their own unique needs and intentions. This experience of ‘self-sensing’ and ‘self-awareness’ becomes a tool that I encourage my students to apply in their daily life”
After completing kinesiology in 2003, Genya set out on a journey to discover the mind-body-spirit benefits of Yoga.
Combining knowledge and experience gained in the past twenty years,he offers a highly integrated approach by fusing elements from Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga and Qi Gong.
As a Yoga teacher and therapist, Genya has assisted in improving the lives of numerous individuals who have reached out to him with a variety of health conditions and life challenges. In addition, he is certified in several trainings including Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy and Thai Massage.
I feel most alive when offering my understanding of the spiritual journey, the body, mind, emotions and energy to help you to access the inherent goodness and beauty of Life so that you can make embodied authentic realizations and lasting shifts.
My greatest interest is exploring the profound contribution of individual healing to relationship, family, community, planetary and global healing.
Since the early 1980’s I’ve immersed myself in the ever expanding yet paradoxically ever simplified world of human health. I’m a certified yoga instructor, and a registered holistic nutritionist; I have a master’s degree in exercise physiology, and a black belt in the Nia Technique (a holistic movement form); I’ve trained and sat with a number of meditation and spiritual teachers including many extended silent retreats; I work with energy intuitively.
Over the past 30 years I’ve taught thousands of students, worked with hundreds of clients individually, developed numerous courses, and led various retreats. Visit www.carolinedupont.com
Tracey’s vision is to share yoga philosophy & practice in a manner that is authentic, accessible and applicable to modern day life. Her classes are grounded in a sound knowledge of the physical body and a humble perspective on the power of the mind. She seeks to incorporate self-inquiry as a tool of self-realization in every practice and she specializes in delivering classes (yin yoga & vinyasa) that are healing and invigorating for all levels of the body.
Tracey’s formal education includes post-secondary studies in molecular biology, nursing, critical care nursing, advanced life support, anatomy & pathophysiology, parenting/child development, health education, perinatal care, swedish massage and thai yoga massage. As well, she is a Yoga Therapist and has completed over 2000 hours in yoga teacher training of various lineages (Hatha, Vinyasa, Jivamukti, Yin, Prenatal, Yoga Therapy (Sri T Krishnamacharya), Yoga Nidra, & Restorative Yoga).
Tracey has had the honour of educating yoga teachers in Toronto and Internationally through her own Yin Yoga teacher Training as well as through various yoga teacher training programs and mentorship. It is her sincere desire to share the poignant wisdom of yoga, and to support all students in their desire to see themselves clearly, and to love all that they see.
I have always been passionate about health and fitness– being active, staying fit and maintaing a healthy lifestyle for myself and my family.
Since yoga is a system of health and wellness, I initally began practicing yoga for its physical benefits. Over time, yoga has given me a deeper sense of calm and a greater awareness of self. Yoga has taught me to be more mindfully aware, more patient, and more accepting and open. I apply the same ideals I learned through my practice to relationships and endeavours in my personal and professional life . The underlying belief in peace and love are at the very core of my constitution, and form the foundation on which I can build my character.
I am a mother of three children who bring joy to my blessed life. Having lived in the Richmond Hill for almost two decades I feel a strong sense of community and belonging here. I feel compelled to make meaningful contributions back to it through volunteer work and activism.
As a lifelong learner, I am open to new thoughts, ideas, and experiences, endeavouring to continue to grow in all aspects of my life—mind, body, and spirit.
I encourage students to come to their mats with an open heart and open mind. I remind them to honour their body and acknowledge their authentic self. My classes focus on strength, balance, flexibility, stamina, and alignment, allowing students to cultivate an inner awareness that connects mind, body and breath together for maximum benefit.
“I believe in yoga’s transformative power and I want my students to experience it. Yoga can empower you to feel better, look better and perform better no matter where you are in your life and where you come from. My teaching is focused on moving the students forward on the path of self-growth, self-transformation and self-actualization.
When I was a child, my physical development was stunted due to a string of debilitating illnesses in the first year of my life. I was always one of the shortest and weakest kids in class and had to rely on my mind to keep up with my peers. Having gone through two immigrations, switching multiple schools and friends, and having lived in three different countries by age 15, I was lacking in self-confidence and was extremely shy.
I initially started doing yoga in my early 20’s as a way to relieve back pain from prolonged sitting in front of a computer. Since then, I was able to harness its transformative power to strengthen my confidence and self-image, improve my health, build a wonderful family and achieve a successful career.
I have been practicing yoga for over 15 years and I teach Functional, Vinyasa, Sivananda, and traditional Hatha yoga styles. I am a certified RYT 250 yoga teacher and have a degree in Computer Science with a professional background in product and project management. My classes focus on strength, flexibility, functional movement, breath, meditation and weave in elements of yoga philosophy.”
Dory’s Yoga Journey started in Hamilton where she took her first Yoga class at a Moksha Yoga studio. Through practicing Yoga she found a healthier body and a focused mind. After finding a more balanced perspective of life through Yoga she felt an urge to show others the benefits of Yoga.
In 2015 Dory acquired her 300 hour certificate in Kelowna BC and her 500 hour certificate in 2016 and 100 hour Moksha Flow in Nicaragua 2017.
Her love and passion for Yoga grows with every passing day and she finds sharing that love and knowledge to be a profound privilege. Her extensive educational background in business, science and physical anthropology bolsters her unique methods of teaching and communicating with people. It is easy for her to connect with different array of people from all walks of life, she makes it simple for her students to recognise the relevance of each pose in daily life and “the real world”.
Dory is also a certified Reflexologist and incorporates adjustments and massage throughout her classes, assisting her students while making the class easy to follow. She hopes while evoking a physical and mental challenge during her classes to also provide support and ease for her students, creating a safe space for growth and awareness.
Practicing mindful yoga has been a part of my life since 1995, with my first experience at Yoga Centre Toronto. I practiced Hatha and Iyengar yoga for 2 years, and then began discovering other disciplines of yoga and mindful movement such as Vinyasa and Tai Chi, which became a large part of my active life.
Then I discovered Yin.
I have been practicing Yin yoga since 2013. From my first class I was completely hooked, and felt as though I had found exactly what I was looking for. I love how Yin yoga is a full integration of your physical body, your breath, your emotions and your thoughts. The Traditional Chinese Medicine teachings and Yogic principles that are taught alongside a Yin practice really resonate with me, and have helped me connect with myself, others and my surroundings on a very deep level. Yin goes beyond the mat. This is something that I knew I needed to bring to others… to help them discover that within themselves the way my teachers from Indigo Yoga Studio did for me. Although my background is in elementary school teaching, children’s media production and marketing and social media, I feel so passionate about yoga, especially Yin, and know that my future journeys include learning more and teaching this practice.
I became certified in Yin yoga in the summer of 2017 through Soghrati Yoga, and have been teaching Yin at Indigo Yoga Studio ever since.
I love sharing the ancient wisdom of yoga philosophy and the transformative power of meditation with others. What motivates to do this is my own personal transformation. In only a few short years of living according to yogic principles, I went from feeling lost, anxious, and depressed, to waking up every day with a feeling of purpose and inner-joy.
Before discovering yoga and meditation, I worked for 8 years as a personal trainer – so physical health was always important to me. But being in great shape did not fix the profound emptiness I felt inside. After suffering for many years I finally discovered yoga and meditation, which brought me in alignment with my true self.
My mission is to help you align with your true self. And to help you find the inner-peace and joy that is the essence of your being.
Being drawn to many things in the past and successfully combining many roles in the present, Tanya believes her life experience prepared her to step on the mat as a yoga teacher. She sees herself in the service of teaching and helping others on their quest towards knowledge and self-betterment.
In Tanya’s class you will be guided to connect with yourself and reflect from a place of inner-knowing. You will be combining your intuition, intellect and emotions to give yourself a right start into your day.
“In my classes you will be focusing on your breath while going through various postures to strengthen your body and clear your mind. My intention as teacher is to fill you up with positive energy and give you the perfect tools that will stay with you long after you roll up your yoga mat.”
Simone is inspired by how the ancient wisdom of yoga can be applied to our lives in the modern world today. Hatha Yoga has the power to heal our over-stimulated nervous system with its multitude of practices, while yoga philosophy leads us to a more sustainable and positive lifestyle, grounded in love for ourselves, all beings and our beautiful planet.
Since the early 2000’s Simone has been studying the human body in movement. She has a bachelor’s degree in human kinetics and a master’s degree in exercise physiology. Most recently Simone became a Registered Massage Therapist and treats a variety of musculoskeletal conditions alongside her yoga teaching practice.
Simone has been sharing her knowledge with aspiring yoga teachers since 2011 and blends her knowledge of western science, anatomy, and physiology with her experience in yogic philosophy. Simone is passionate about sharing these teachings and empowering others to access their best selves.
Alexei has been practicing yoga since 2007 and teaching since 2013. He completed his first 200 hours teacher training in Hot Yoga Wellness in Toronto in 2010, and then his second 200 hours teacher training in Downward Dog in Toronto in 2016. Recently he started to take courses towards 500 hours certification in Downward Dog. He is grateful to his teachers Sujun Chen, Ron Reid, Marla Joy, and many others.
For Alexei yoga is an integrated discipline that unites asana, kriya, pranayama, and meditation practice. His personal asana practice is based on classical hatha and vinyasa yoga with added movements influenced by his previous martial arts practice.
In his classes he encourages students to be aware of their limitations and to avoid injury guiding them to modify poses according to their ability. He also focuses on synchronizing movement with breath and usually includes breath control exercises in his classes.
Amanda Eskenasi Hohmann is the Educational Director at Indigo Yoga Studio, as well as a yoga and mindfulness teacher. She has been practicing yoga for nearly 2 decades, and has worked in the yoga and mindfulness field for over 10 years as an administrator, mentor, teacher, author and speaker.
For the past decade, Amanda has also served as a doula and childbirth educator, and has helped hundreds of women use mindfulness and yoga as tools to aid in easier childbirth and postpartum recovery. Currently, she is developing a holistic program bringing together the benefits of yoga, mindfulness, life writing/journaling, and encountering nature. She is also completing work on a PhD at York University.
Amanda is the mother of 5 amazing little yogis, and loves to share the gift of mindful living with a new generation.