Yoga Public Owner
Canada's largest yoga studio started with one small step when Ida rolled out her first yoga mat and began practicing with yoga videos at home. Soon she was practising three to four times a week in a heated studio at Moksha. After about 18 months, she gave Ashtanga a shot at the Winnipeg Yoga Shala and found she loved the efficiency of the style.
To accommodate a busy schedule, Ida was looking for flexibility in a studio that offered a variety of classes and plenty of them, at convenient hours. And since she's a born entrepreneur, it wasn't long before that proverbial lightbulb clicked.
Turning things she loves into businesses, and improving on them in the process, is her way of sharing with others.
She completed a 200-hour teacher training intensive with Saul David Raye in Venice Beach at the Sacred Center for Yoga. She wanted to immerse herself in yoga culture and confirm that she loved it enough to devote her energy to the yoga business. It was the same immersive approach she took when she attended a school of esthetics in Chicago before she and her husband, Rick Bel, opened Ten Spa.
Ida loved the vibe and the yoga community in the Venice and Santa Monica areas. She continued to explore, attending Forrest Yoga with Brian Camble, Restorative Yoga with Michelle Kronenberg, Hatha with Chad Hamrin, Power Yoga with Brian Keste and Vinyasa and Kirtan with Andres Salcedo.
Before she found her calling as an entrepreneur, Ida earned her Master of Economics at Queen's University and worked as an economist for various governmental departments. She has been self-employed since her mid-20s, and she and Rick have founded various businesses over the past 25 years. Starting in the food and beverage industry with Du Bon Gout, the Sandpiper and Prairie Oyster Restaurants, they moved into the hotel business when they bought the Fort Garry Hotel in 1993. They launched Ten Spa in 2006, and now they've incorporated their unique vision with the yoga world.
To Ida, yoga is about calming the mind and feeling great after a class. No matter which style she practices on any given day, she feels it's like going to church for the body. She believes yoga is the perfect compliment to all other forms of physical and spiritual activity, and that philosophy is most present when she's finding complete release in savasana, by far her favourite pose.
LORI NEUFELD BA | email@example.com
Yoga Public Director, Yoga Instructor
Lori attended her first Hatha yoga classes at NSCAD in Halifax in 1999, and went on to try many styles of yoga as she travelled over the next years. Upon the return to Winnipeg, she began teaching friends and acquaintances and in 2006 made her way to the Winnipeg Yoga Shala to find the practice she calls home, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.
Lori completed a Bacehlor of Arts in English Literature at the University of Manitoba and holds a diploma in commercial photography. She's logged more than 500 hours of teacher training, most notably with Jonathan Austman of Winnipeg Yoga Shala. She believes the practice of yoga develops a grounded way of being in the world, physically and psychologically.
I love to teach. I love that this practice can be taught in such a concrete and tactile manner and yet has the power to manifest in our lives and bodies far beyond foot placement and core engagement. If you end up in my class I assume you are there to learn and to grow, which can be painful, exhilarating or any possibility between.
Gratitude to influential teachers Jonathan Austman and Robert Webber.
JONATHAN AUSTMAN | firstname.lastname@example.org
Mysore Yoga Director
Jonathan has been practicing yoga since 1979 and teaching since 1994. He began meditating in 1978 and continues to this day. Inspired by his ongoing daily practice of Ashtanga yoga, he approaches teaching as an act of service; working patiently, compassionately, and respectfully with each student and their needs. Jonathan seeks to make the practice methods of Ashtanga yoga accessible to all and sees a disciplined and focused yoga practice as being integral to robust health and a well-balanced and happy life. Students find his well-informed and direct method of teaching both challenging and rewarding.
Over the years Jonathan has studied intensively with many of North America's most senior teachers. He lived and worked at the Kripalu Center for Yoga for almost 3 years and has attended numerous Vipassana and Zen meditation retreats. He is particularly thankful for the time he spent practicing Ashtanga yoga under the brilliant guidance of Richard Freeman and in Mysore India with Ashtanga Guru Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and his grandson Sharath Rangaswamy.
SHIVAUN BERG BA (Hon), BComm, MA | email@example.com
Ashtanga Yoga Instructor
Shivaun began studying Ashtanga Yoga in 2004 while living in North Carolina. After moving to Winnipeg in 2007, she continued her studies with Jonathan Austman and, with his encouragement, ventured into teaching. She completed two teacher trainings with Jonathan in 2008 and 2014 and continues to work with him in her own practice and assisting in Mysore class. Always a student, Shivaun has attended workshops with other master teachers, including, most notably, Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor, completing two teacher intensives under their guidance. The source of Shivaun's teaching is her practice, her experience of the joy, obstacles and challenges. She is inspired by Pattabhi Jois' conviction that anyone willing to do the work can do yoga, "all take practice," and by the accessibility and adaptability of the Ashtanga system to students of diverse ages and abilities. She is grateful to her teachers and to the lineage of Ashtanga Yoga, wisdom passed down from teacher to teacher with generosity, creativity and compassion.
ADRIENNE SHUM BA, MSc | firstname.lastname@example.org
At the age of eleven, Adrienne was introduced to yoga through a library video. Grateful for an early start, she has since dedicated herself to a daily practice grounded in humility, introspection and acceptance. Adrienne completed her Moksha yoga training in 2009 and her Ashtanga yoga training with Jonathan Austman at the Winnipeg Yoga Shala in 2011. Calling on lessons from her own life, she encourages her students to cultivate an authentic and devoted practice, on and off the mat. Adrienne holds a Master's degree in Food Science and is a certified Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counsellor. Through her private consultations and workshops she marries the healing traditions of Ayurveda with current scientific findings. Adrienne has also found great joy and clarity in the practice of Kirtan, call-and-response chanting rooted in bhakti (devotional) yoga.
NATASHA LENON BFA | email@example.com
Yoga Instructor/Yoga Therapy Teacher
Back in the 1970's and '80's Natasha grew up in an intentional spiritual community with her parents and two older sisters. While not practicing the physical aspects of yoga, she was introduced to a spiritual path at a very young age. This was the foundation to how she lives her life today.
Guided by her creative spirit, she started studying dance at the age of six and continued into a professional career until her late twenties. Experiencing many injuries, she was introduced to yoga to help heal her body. Natasha went to Massage School at the Northwestern School of Massage and practiced as an RMT in Vancouver for 8 years. She has had the opportunity to work with many top celebrities from around the world. Her unique approach to body work is one layered with techniques to help improve posture and promote awareness of the 'body-mind connection'. With over 20yrs experience, Natasha has cultivated a way to integrate her understanding of the body as both a yoga practitioner and bodyworker. Because of the busy lives we lead, one of her main goals in working with people both on a yoga mat and on a massage table is to guide them into deep relaxation. Natasha Is thrilled to be be able to offer her services as a bodyworker at Yoga Public.
Natasha did her first Hatha Yoga Teacher Training at the Prana Yoga College of Vancouver in 2002, then continued her training in power yoga. She was fortunate to study with the International School of Yoga Therapy Vancouver under the mentorship of Maggie Reagh and Lindsay Whalen. Today she continues her study of yoga with the daily practice of Mysore under the guidance of Jonathan Austman.
Natasha is grateful to be able to teach yoga and guide her students through this amazing lifelong journey. Her attention to detail and hands on adjustments give her students support for their own growing yoga practice. Natasha believes that once you step onto your yoga mat, whether you are new to yoga or a seasoned practitioner, everything begins. It's a lot of hard and often humbling work but the benefits of a dedicated yoga practice can grow into a life full of peace, love and joy. As BKS Iyengar said, "Yoga is a work-in, not a work-out."
MONICA ANGELATOS BA (Adv) | firstname.lastname@example.org
Yoga Instructor/Thai Massage Therapist
Monica's passion for yoga led her to India to further her studies in yoga and yogic philosophy. The precept of "right livelihood" inspired her to devote and dedicate herself to a life of service. She hopped off an academic career track where she studied ancient religious traditions and artifacts and now prefers to remain a student of life in pursuit of ancient wisdom, knowledge, health and wellness. Monica was greatly influenced by a unique yoga studio in Toronto, called iGita, which took a therapeutic approach to yoga by incorporating Osteopathy in its programming. This led to a deeper understanding of how yoga can be used as a means to heal the human body, mind and soul. She immersed herself in Toronto's vast yogic community, attending workshops, seminars and trainings held by some of yoga's most renowned teachers such as Rodney and Colleen Yee, Sean Corn, Tod Norian, Ann Green, Judith Lasater and Ted Grand to name just a few. Monica trained under Thai Master Suvijek Janthovong, aka Ajan Lit, from one of Thailand's esteemed Medical Societies. As a Practitioner of Thai Massage, Monica developed her own brand of yoga called Thai Yin Yogassage. She incorporates Thai massage techniques into her classes, a practice which assists students in attaining deep stretches and muscular releases, promoting relaxation and an overall sense of well-being. As a yoga therapist, Monica is passionate about Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Meditation, Bio Energetic Healing, Reiki and Pranayama breathing. It is her strong belief that yoga is an essential practice for everyone given our fasted-paced society. "We all need to slow down and catch our breath. After all Prana is the force of life and if we deprive ourselves of breath we deprive ourselves of life". You can catch Monica teaching and managing at Canada's largest yoga playground, Yoga Public.
SAVANNAH LUFF | email@example.com
Savannah has been a Yoga Instructor since 2007 when she stumbled into an Ashram in the Bahamas and found a path to self healing. She has continued her training travelling though North America taking workshops and classes with many instructors. Creating space for community and music and a love for nature have provided the catalyst to creating local yoga events. Savannah's group Bliss & Beatz is a trio of feminine power that has toured the Canadian festival circuit and is continuing to grow by offering Osmosis: a yoga retreat in Mexico, February 2016.
LORNA PARASHIN BEnvd, MArch | firstname.lastname@example.org
Yoga Instructor & Assistant
Lorna has completed 770 hours of yoga teacher trainings with Jonathan Austman, Ryan Leier, Erica Blitz and Monica Angelatos. She is trained and practices in Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hatha and Yin. Ashtanga Yoga is her daily practice. Lorna's class is led as a fluid and intense workshop based on traditional poses, drshti (concentration) and refinement of the breath. Students of all levels will experience sweaty and deep work in Lorna's class. Lorna invites you to come practice with her in the hot room, !nversion class, and Ashtanga.
Lorna has a Bachelor degree in Environmental Design, a Master's degree in Architecture. In her free time she draws, plays piano and free lance design projects.
BONNIE SCHROEDER | email@example.com
Meditation Instructor/Healing Arts Practitioner/Wellness Consultant
Bonnie has spent 30 years in the health and wellness domain. For the first 15 years she worked in the medical system in clinical diagnostics, then research and management, before following a deep call to explore more wholistic pathways to health and healing. This calling led her around the globe to learn from many diverse perspectives on healing, wellbeing, compassion and happiness. Her first conscious dive into spiritual teachings and meditation was in northern India 20 years ago where she studied with Gungbar Tulku Rinpoche. Bonnie is a lifelong learner, here and abroad; she continues to study various modes of healing, human development, Mindfulness, Yin yoga and over 15 years studying the Integral Model. She has gratitude for the teachers who have guided her along the way such as Diane Musho Hamilton, Genpo Roshi, Ken Wilber, Sofia Diaz, Craig Hamilton, Sally Kempton, John Friend, Colin Muir, Deanna Silvester.
With a brain for science and a heart for healing, Bonnie builds compassionate bridges between the perceived polarities of our lives; science and spirit, our inner and outer worlds, our head and our heart, stress and relaxation. She continues to share the nuggets she has gleaned along the way through her private practice offering workshops, stress-reduction programs, subtle energy healing support and health and wellness consults to individuals going through health or life challenges.
You can find Bonnie at Yoga Public teaching the 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program and Day Of Mindfulness retreats every spring and fall as well as Floating Yoga & Meditation classes every week. Her unique Floating classes offer opportunities for healing and transformation, weaving in her Tibetan Singing Bowls, mindfulness practices, occasionally her custom-made Aromatherapy blends, and her work with subtle energy. Bonnie helps us to remember that greater balance, happiness and meaning in life are all an inside job and that the first step on that journey is to simply bring attention to the breath.
ALERRY LAVITT BFA | firstname.lastname@example.org
Alerry found yoga in an in outdoor classroom in 1998, while on assignment in the Caribbean as a development and disaster relief volunteer. From the very start, she knew yoga was her path. A former elite level gymnast, Alerry immediately connected with yoga's physicality, but it most strongly spoke to her through the transformative power of its gentleness and guiding philosophies. In 2002 she completed a 300 hour teacher training through the Yoga Association of Alberta. She has since studied Iyengar, Kripalu, Vinyasa and Yin Yoga in Canada, India, Mexico and the US. She has a great love for therapeutics, and has assisted yoga classes for CancerCare. She honours the wisdom of her guiding teachers; Father Joe Pereira, Aadil Palkhivala, Val Paape, Maya Margo Balog, Beth McCann, Sarah Powers, and Gurmukh. For 10 years, Alerry co-led YogaCanoe and Women's Wilderness retreats, blending her passion for the wilderness and for creating opportunities for growth for students outside of the usual confines of the studio.
Alerry's down-to-earth teaching integrates precision, challenge, support, mindfulness and deep relaxation. Trained as an Advanced Remedial Massage Therapist, and studying as an Osteopath, her extensive knowledge of anatomy and injuries provides a therapeutic structure that is accessible to everyone, regardless of age, previous experience or physical condition. Individual attention and modifications for each student's abilities are key to her teaching.
A creative soul, Alerry holds a degree in Fine Arts, and exhibits her creations throughout Canada.
Narda first got into yoga as a kid and after practicing yoga on and off for over 20 years, she finally took the plunge and got certified as a yoga instructor. She received her training in Vancouver at the Semperviva Yoga College where she was trained in Hatha, Yin, Vinyasa Flow and Kundalini yoga. She loves the meditative and mindful approach of Yin, the fluidity of Hatha, the athleticism of Vinyasa and the dynamic quality of Kundalini. Narda is psychotherapist with a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology. She has found a very natural blend using yoga, mindfulness and meditation in her therapy sessions, and utilizing her therapy background and knowledge of how the mind works with her yoga classes. She continues to focus on blending yoga and her background in therapy to encourage people to feel well in their minds, hearts and bodies.
Narda is a Registered Clinical Counsellor, and is doing her ongoing training as a Mindfulness Based Stress Reducation teacher. She looks forward to completing her RYT500 in the near future. In her classes Narda focuses on meeting people where they are at and making sure they feel heard.
JACLYN CHESTLEY | email@example.com
I am an inspired and spirited yoga teacher who loves living in the prairies. I began practicing yoga about 8 years ago and fell in love with it. I am trained in Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga and also have a background in dance. My classes are energetic, playful and will get you flowing, but will also bring a focus to one of the most important aspects of yoga - the breath. Yoga is not just about the physical practice, but about uniting the whole body, mind and soul and the breathe is a great tool to bring it all together.
Some amazing teachers have guided me and I follow the advice of a teacher of mine: ""always be a student". My first training was a 200-hour Ashtanga training completed in Goa, India. I also completed the YYoga 200 hour Teacher Training in March 2012 and plan to continue on with more so I can grow my practice and encourage my students to do the same.
NADIA EL-GABALEWY BSc | firstname.lastname@example.org
Nadia began practicing meditation at a young age and joined a meditation school in her early 20s. She enjoys attending meditation workshops and retreats that are focused on the exploration of human consciousness and self-awareness. She teaches a Children's Meditation and Yoga program for ages 4-11. Yoga became a natural progression as it opened up new pathways for the pursuit of self-exploration and well-being.
Nadia has coached gymnastics and cheerleading for 15 years. She is NCCP certified in gymnastics for levels 1, 2 and 3 (theory, technical and practical) as well certified in cheerleading for levels 1-5 (stunt, tumble, toss). She currently coaches the Blue Bomber Cheer Team. She is certified by the International All Star Federation as a Credentialing Instructor and is the Vice President of the Manitoba Cheer Federation, the governing body for cheerleading in Manitoba.
Nadia obtained a Microbiology degree from the University of Manitoba and currently works as the Support Services Lead for the Canadian Network for Public Health Intelligence, a branch of the Public Health Agency of Canada. She trained and certified through the Justice Institute of British Columbia in Incident Command System training and Emergency Operations Centre training at the National Microbiology Lab.
Rachelle is a love warrior born and raised in the heart of Canada. This gypsy spirit searched far and wide for inspiration, beauty and bliss around the globe only to return home to Winnipeg where she founded Prairie Yogi Inc. as an expression of her love for creativity, yoga and community. Rachelle discovered yoga after losing her father to cancer in 2006, who had taught her at a young age that physical activity is the best medicine. A certified vinyasa yoga instructor (200 RYT), practitioner of yoga for over 8 years, newfound lover of meditation and inspirational speaker on the topic of living your passion, Rachelle brings her enthusiasm, light and authenticity to her vinyasa yoga teachings.
Philip has practiced yoga for 6 years now. Four years at Moksha and two years practicing Mysore under the guidance of Jonathan Austman. He is devoted to the practice and is trained in Ashtanga Vinyasa. He also practices, teaches and is trained in yin yoga by his teacher Monica Angeletos.
Philip welcomes all levels to his classes. Come with a beginners mind. Feel comfortable and ready to learn something new and expect hands on assists. Leave feeling peaceful, healthy and balanced.
Philip would love to travel the world teaching yoga and live by the ocean surfing. He is grateful for his teachers Jonathan Austman, Shivaun Berg, Lori Neufeld, Adrienne Shum, Monica Angeletos and Natasha Lenon. He believes that yoga is attained by practicing for a long uninterrupted periods of time.
“Practice, practice, practice and all is coming.” - Sri K. Pattabis Jois
Have any questions for Philip? Send him an email email@example.com
SERENA POSTEL | firstname.lastname@example.org
Serena has been a professional musician for over a decade, a yoga teacher since 2012 (200Hr YYoga, Yin50Hr Omniji) and mindfulness practitioner for years (MBSR 2012/15, Vipassana 2015). Having toured with an EP release in 2006, she enjoyed a few years playing the festival circuits including the Fringe, Brandon Folk Fest, Trout Forest Fest, Winnipeg Fringe and showcased at NXNE and OCFF as a singer-songwriter (often backed up by amazing Winnipeg artists and bands). She still plays the odd concert but her intention behind sharing music and sounds has shifted. Her heart and mind have been blown open wide through mindfulness and yoga practice and a deep immersion into the world of the Chakras which now influence her writing, sound crafting and teaching. She creates soundscapes for meditation and asana practice using her voice, guitar, and chakra tuned crystal singing bowls with sacred tones and chants remixed with the poetry of popular music. As she continues to practice and study the healing science of sound, Serena prepares music for class as a prayer sounded for everyone's highest healing good.
GIULIA DE LEO BKin, CSCS
Personal Trainer, TRX Instructor
Giulia has had a lifelong passion in promoting and living a healthy lifestyle. In 2008 Giulia graduated with a degree in Kinesiology from the University of Manitoba, where she excelled as both a student and athlete. Giulia is a personal trainer, strength and conditioning coach, and fitness educator who is known for her fun, dynamic and challenging workouts! She strives to help people of all backgrounds and fitness levels enjoy long, healthy and fulfilling lives.
Giulia is the owner of De Leo Athletics and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, FMS Certified, Qualified TRX Trainer, Certified Power Plate Trainer and Certified Strong First Kettlebell Instructor. Giulia has completed several yoga certifications and incorporates this knowledge into her programming to include proper mobility, stability and recovery as essential elements of a well rounded fitness program.
Giulia has experience working with a broad range of clients through many formats including corporate training, TRX training, boot camps, private and semi-private training, team training, and training elite level athletes in soccer, hockey, football, ballet, cheerleading, baseball and judo as well as training National Hockey League and Canadian Football League athletes and teams – to name a few!
For more information on services, pricing and custom programs, please contact Giulia at email@example.com or 204-899-2915.
ANGELA PRINGLE B.A., (Kin), CSEP-CPT, FMS, Pn1 | firstname.lastname@example.org | 204.227.1374 | www.thepringleprescription.ca
Wellness Consultant, Certified Nutrition Coach, Certified Personal Trainer
Angela studied at the University of Winnipeg and graduated in 2011 with a Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology & Applied Health. In the same year she completed her Personal Training Certification through the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology. Since graduating, Angela has become a Functional Movement Screen Specialist (FMS), a Certified Precision Nutrition Coach, a Yin Yoga Instructor and taken many related courses. Annually she attends the Manitoba Fitness Council conference locally and travels to the United States for The Perform Better fitness Summit to learn and take notes from the best trainers in the industry.
Angela is the owner and operator of The Pringle Prescription. She offers group programming, private training, and nutrition counselling. She has experience training and programming for national athletes in; synchronized swimming, badminton, and squash. Currently offering athletic programming to; volleyball, tennis and ultimate frisbee athletes.
That said, her primary focus and area of expertise is working with the general population. Her group programming has converted many individuals who didn't participate in athletics at all!! Her movement prescription and training has taken a new shape to fill the roll of an athletic endeavour for many; showing everyone they can create their own 'athletics' through exercise! Her Wellness Consulting combines exercise prescription with nutrition counselling.
In her spare time Angela loves to travel! She has visited Australia, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Thailand, Vietnam and Loas. When she isn't travelling she is playing Ultimate Frisbee, Tennis, or practising yoga.
TRX Instructor/Personal Training Specialist
Passion, intensity and love. This is what shines through in Carl’s teaching and coaching style. Every member deserves to have an incredible experience in every class they attend and Carl makes sure that’s exactly what they get.
As a Certified Personal Training Specialist, Carl loves to incorporate his athletic background into his classes and 1-on-1 sessions encouraging students to push their physical boundaries while having as much fun as possible.
Carl’s view is that working out doesn’t have to be a gruesome chore, but instead can become a much anticipated part of a healthy lifestyle where you revitalize your physical energy, recharge your mind and achieve goals that once seemed unachievable.
Outside of training, Carl dedicates the majority of his time to personal and professional development in the form of studying business, meditation and spiritual laws. He firmly believes that we can create the world we want for ourselves by learning and accepting that although we cannot always control our experiences, we can always control how we experience them.
TRX Instructor/Personal Trainer
Kristy’s passion for fitness began when she enrolled in dance at the young age of 3. She practiced competitively in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop and contemporary styles until the age of 20, winning various scholarships and awards while training in Los Angeles and New York.
After dance she found a new passion in the gym. Kristy began experimenting with various exercise regimes and workout styles, leading her to try her first TRX class at Yoga Public. She was instantly hooked and two years later travelled to Montreal to get her TRX certification. Kristy is certified as a Personal Trainer Specialist (Can-Fit-Pro), working with clients both in group settings and one on one.
In her spare time she loves challenging workouts, spending time with her dog Ben, travelling the world, and finding healthy ways to make delicious food.
ARLEN KASDORF BAComm
Certified Yoga Instructor/Personal Training Specialist
With a passion for health and peak body performance that grew out of martial arts and weight training, Arlen's classes will leave you both breathless and inspired. He searches for the most innovative methods to challenge both body and mind and incorporates these methods into his personal training and group classes. By understanding and teaching basic body mechanics and mobility he provides top-level training to not only help strengthen and align, but also heal and repair your body to make it it's most efficient.
Arlen first entered the health industry as a chef for a locally-sourced catering company that he and his wife started. From there he moved to the physical arts to get his 200-hr Vinyasa Flow Teacher Training, and is also certified as a Personal Training Specialist, Power Plate Instructor and Kids Yoga Instructor. He has further training in Restorative, Yin, Hatha, and Anusara styles of yoga, and Trigger Point Therapy. He is a believer that the body can heal itself given the proper dietary focus and is combined with a body-specific program.
TRX Instructor/Personal Trainer
Kaitlyn has been involved in athletics all of her life. She played volleyball, soccer and ringette throughout her school years, and went to Nationals in soccer. Growing up with an athletic lifestyle led to her passion in health and wellness.
She joined Yoga Public in 2012, seeking a challenging new workout. She liked that the studio offered yoga as well as TRX. As she began to attend TRX classes regularly she realized TRX offered a great total body workout centering on your core and relying on your body weight. Kaitlyn fell in love with the versatility and flexibility of the method.
Kaitlyn earned her TRX instructor certification shortly thereafter in Saskatoon. She is a Certified Personal trainer, Certified Joga Instructor, Certified Yin Yoga and Certified Power Plate Trainer. Her passion for fitness contributes to fun and challenging classes full of encouragement for students to reach their full potential.
When Kaitlyn isn't busy teaching, she is studying to finish her Degree in Human Resources Management at University of Winnipeg.
KATHRYN (KATE) MCKENZIE BHK, BEd
TRX Instructor/Personal Trainer/Sports Conditioning Specialist
With a true love of competition, Kate is a bit of a sports 'nut'. She has a Bachelor of Human Kinetics and Bachelor of Education from the University of British Columbia, which she attended on a volleyball scholarship. Kate is certified as a Personal Trainer Specialist (Can-Fit-Pro), Advanced Sport Conditioning Specialist (Twist Conditioning) and owns a training company called Surefire Fitness.
She has continued to gain credentials in order to keep up with the ever-evolving world of sport conditioning and to be able to provide her clients with cutting-edge training. Kate earned her TRX instructor certification in Florida, and incorporated it into her group fitness classes and personal training sessions. She felt TRX training was just too good not to share, because it provides such a novel, challenging and fun workout.
When not training others, she enjoys playing hockey, doing yoga and spending time on the golf course where she competes as an elite level amateur golfer.
Before beginning at Yoga Public, Manon spent years studying and training in the martial art of Tae Kwon Do. She was very successful, reaching the level of Second Degree Black Belt by the age of fifteen. As part of her training she was able to coach and train those students who were just beginning. Manon took a year to study at the renowned clown school, Francine Cote Clown School in Montreal. She went on to do humanitarian work with Clowns Without Borders in Peru with the famous Patch Adams and currently teaches young children theatre classes at The French Cultural Center. Manon believes that working at Yoga Public has helped her become more aware, more calm and balanced. She is studying to achieve her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Saint Boniface.