is a Certified Yoga Teacher. She has been practicing for over 20 years and teaching for more than 15. She was initially taught by an Iyengar trained teacher (alignment and detail-oriented) and then certified by a Kripalu inspired teacher (focusing on the right alignment for your body), Christie:
- trained at Mohawk College in the ACE Personal Fitness Trainers program in 1999
- in 2002 took Yoga Teacher Training with Denise Davis Gains at Atlas Yoga Studio (200 hrs)
- has completed her first level of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy
- has completed her training in Thai Yoga Massage with Drew Hume of Navina Thai Yoga Therapy
- completed Vinyasa Teacher Training with Seane Corn in October 2014 at 889 Yoga
Having worked with wonderful teachers as well as hundreds of clients – Christie is adept at making yoga accessible for just about any population. From individuals in need of therapeutic applications, to athletes in training, or larger groups in schools and the workplace, Christie fluently incorporates her well-rounded knowledge of the physical, psychological, and spiritual practice of yoga into her teaching and life.
Christie seeks to live with intention and teach in truth. Facilitating a community space for yoga and creativity has been a dream come true.
Lover of yoga, sunshine, and really good coffee, Jenny has been practicing yoga for 14 years and is always humbled by the power of practice, whether coming to her mat to find peace of mind, a connection to something bigger, or a sweaty, smile-with-your-whole-face salute to the morning.
Jenny teaches with the intention of finding breath in movement and seeking that sweet connection with body, mind, and spirit.
I currently live in Simcoe, ON. I am a huge animal lover and live with my husband (Justin), our dogs (Stella and Herbie) and our cat (Lola). I made the leap to do my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in May 2018 because I had been practicing Yoga on and off for 10 years, I was looking for a career change and I wanted to start preparing myself mentally and physically for pregnancy and eventually motherhood. I felt I needed a change in pace, mental clarity and needed to connect with my body. I choose to specialize in post and pre natal yoga because my husband and I have been trying for a baby. I wanted to learn more about yoga for moms for when I am pregnant and I feel very passionate about creating a Yoga support group for moms and moms to be. I also have always been interested in learning more about fertility, pregnancy and babies and Yoga has given me the ability to learn more and serve others.
Hi, my name is Michelle Budding and I have been practicing Yoga on and off for roughly 10 years. I have had a strong practice for the past 5 years and have Yoga to thank for my strength both inside and out. I am a strong believer that to be a good teacher you must recognize yourself as a student first, and Always find time to practice. Although I have a very, “flowy” practice for myself and teach a lot of vinyasa based classes, there’s a much softer side to me as well. When I am not teaching classes or practicing I am working as a Recreationist in long term care. I have always loved working with people and helping them feel good.
I am super excited to be working in such a wonderful studio that really gives us Yoga teachers the chance to nerd out on what we really love. Whether it be anatomy, mantras, and more, I can’t wait to expand and develop as a teacher and of course as a student here at the Twisted Fish.
Laura Hitchon, CYT
Laura fell in love with yoga in her early twenties. Her first experience was a hot yoga class, and after 75 minutes of breathing, moving, and sweating, she was hooked. Since then, Laura has committed to a daily yoga practice which includes intention setting, breath awareness, dynamic movement, and meditation. Yoga helps Laura stay grounded as she continues to explore, accept, and love her mind and body. Eight years after her first class, Laura attended a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training course with Denise Davis-Gains through Atlas Yoga Studio. She became a Certified Yoga Teacher with the Canadian Alliance of Yoga Teachers in 2013. It is her intention to share the many benefits of yoga practice with her students.
Sarah Lawrence CYT
Yoga has always trickled in and out of Sarah’s life, playing various roles throughout the years. She started practicing seriously in 2011 while finishing post-secondary studies in classical flute. Having played instruments for 19 years of her life, she was in much need of movement, stretching and stress relief.
When she immersed her self in the practice, Sarah found that yoga was so much more than exercise. She began falling in love with the philosophy and spirituality of the practice and wanted to share the gift of yoga with the world.
Sarah completed her 200hr certification as well as her YOGA ROCKS for kids at De La Sol in Hamilton. She has always worked with children, so linking her love of yoga and her devotion to youth has been a natural step in her journey.
Sarah continues to learn as much as she can to pass on to her students. She loves to incorporate her talents for music by singing or playing flute in her classes. There is nothing in the world Sarah could picture herself doing than sharing the magic of music and yoga.
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Holly Coles is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, a Registered Natural Health Practitioner, and holds certification in Sports Nutrition Consultation. Holly has been studying Holistic Health for ten years. In the last four, she has developed a thriving private practice, providing consultation, support, and therapy for many satisfied clients. Holly is a gifted presenter who delivers workshops regularly on numerous aspects of nutrition and healing, from oral health to detox and recovery. Her belief is that healing begins within and she advises accordingly. She can be found at The Wellness Post in downtown Port Dover.