Teacher Bios

IMG_8366  Christie Delahunt, CYT

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.


Jenny Rice, CYT

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.


michelle budding  Michelle Budding

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.


44683113_10155625109391856_4283965999264301056_n(1) Mel Fick CYT

  Mel (Melissa), grew up in Norfolk and has always held a special place in her heart for the area, so it was only natural to come back to the area to teach yoga.
“I started practicing yoga and meditation as a way to help combat my anxiety and depression, and it changed my life. About 2 years into my practice I felt a pull to share what I had learned and experienced.”
She has been practicing for 7 + years, and has recently decided to follow her dreams and completed her 200hr teacher training at De La Sol Yoga Studio in Hamilton.
She is a passionate about the human body, animals, and yoga.
When not teaching she can be found at the beach, making malas & jewelry, or wine tasting.

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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.


costarica 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.


Some of our consulting and guest teachers:

ashley-butler Ashley Beeton is a Registered Naturopathic Doctor practicing serving Norfolk and the surrounding area. 
Ashley‘s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Community Health from Brock University, and diploma of Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.  
Ashley is a motivated practitioner who works with the patient in establishing treatment plans that will be sustainable for the patient, while getting to the root of concern. Lifestyle counselling and nutrition are often included in many of her treatment plans, this is evident from her love for cooking healthy meals for her family while maintaining and active lifestyle.
Instagram – @ashleybeetonnd




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.