Halifax
Spring Garden Rd

Jenn Lewandowski

Tonic Fitness

“You. Are. An. Ironman.” Perhaps one of the most exhilarating phrases said during the most emotional time of any endurance athlete’s life. For Jennifer Lewandowski it was Whistler, B.C. in August of 2013. Years spent training in the water and on the road - be it on foot or on bike - proves Jennifer’s focus on fitness and health is more than a hobby but her passion. Personal fitness achievements aside, Jennifer also spends her time paying it forward. Her list of volunteer positions start in 2006 as a Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Run for the Cure committee member, a position she held for three years. Jennifer’s infectious sparkle also put smiles on the faces of those at the IWK Ronald McDonald Family Room and helped inspire the Girls Gone Gazelle running group. From... Read the profile >>

Jolene d'Entremont

Therapeutic Approach Yoga Studio

As a yoga teacher, Jolene has a way of challenging the physical and lighting up the spiritual in her students, helping them grow into their own greatest teacher. Common feedback from her students is "The most loving butt kicking you'll ever receive on your mat!" and her new favourite, "Your class is like church for me!" Jolene's earthy fluidity and deep trust in the spirituality of being human offers a graceful and creative approach to sharing the practice of yoga. Her own intimate relationship with yoga came after a bout of post-partum depression following the birth of her first child. Yoga helped Jolene reconnect to her own basic goodness, embracing both the light and the dark within herself and she has been sharing this wisdom with her many students ever since. Her... Read the profile >>

Taylor MacGillivary

Shanti Hot Yoga Dartmouth

Taylor was born and raised in Halifax, finding his love and passion for hockey from a very young age. Through the years hockey took Taylor to some places he wouldn't trade for the world, including Boston and Massachusetts, where he earned a scholarship to Brooks School, graduating with honours in pursuit of playing American College Hockey. He went on to play Junior hockey in Ontario the following year but felt his passion for hockey dwindling, and his passion for adventure growing. After saying a final goodbye to hockey and following an unknown path on a drive across our beautiful country, he returned home and was introduced to yoga by his mom, who had recently began her journey into teaching yoga just one year prior. At first he fell in love with the exercise and how it replaced his... Read the profile >>

Tomomi Kojima

Therapeutic Approach Yoga Studio

Tomomi Kojima is a 500hr certified yoga teacher as well as a coach, writer, pianist, lover of traveling, nature, vegetable and fun times. Tomomi loves and lives for the moments of change, shifts and possibilities that are characteristic of Vinyasa practice. Her passion in this tradition was born out of her own practice to find her inner rhythm, strength and clarity. She keeps her classes "real" and fun to connect the daily life off the mat and practice on the mat. She teaches regular classes at Therapeutic Approach Yoga Studio as well as various office buildings. She is familiar with the life in offices and deeply connects with people with a similar lifestyle. She teaches yoga asana (postures) as well as sessions that use yogic philosophy and compassionate communication skills to... Read the profile >>