Adam Boissiere

Transition Crossfit

For as long as I can remember, sport, athletics and fitness have been an integral part of my life. From competing in track and field and soccer at an early age in Trinidad, and then moving onto baseball when I moved to Canada. In high school I joined the football and rugby teams,I remember and to this day still love the feeling that comes with competing. The validation of the practice, and hours alone spent training. The camaraderie amongst you and your teammates after a tough win, and tough losses. People often say that sports are a great tool for teaching life lessons. In my case they were a tool that i used to develop confidence, self awareness, and build life long friendships. It also taught me discipline, commitment, and accountability. My first year at York University, I decided... Read the profile >>

Heather Coates

Power Yoga Canada Oakville

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go." ~Dr. Suess Years ago, when I graduated high school, I packed my bags and decided to travel; to see what was out there in the world for me to discover. From teaching in Jamaica, to managing a kitchen in a French Chateau, all the way to Thailand to catch some sun on the beach, I found so much. I found amazing cultures, incredible and inspiring people but I never found myself. After a few years of being on the road I came home feeling a bit lost and confused about why I found myself back where I started, at ‘the beginning.’ It was about this time when I found the love of my... Read the profile >>

Jennifer Dwyer

Power Yoga Canada

My love affair with yoga began with a slow and steady courtship. I had done a few classes here and there as a compliment to my dance training, but never adopted a regular practice. I felt that I had other ways of getting my body moving with dance and the gym…yoga was just something I would do if I was feeling tired and wanted a good stretch. Then, at 20 years old, my physical and mental health hit rock bottom. I found myself moving home from university, quitting dance, battling mono and being treated for depression. My doctor suggested I try taking some yoga classes as a gentle way to keep myself physically active and hey, it might even help with my depression and anxiety. To this – I rolled my eyes. Did this lady really think hitting a mat and doing some poses and some stretches... Read the profile >>

Shonna Brown

Annapurna Yoga Shala

A goddess of many talents shining light around the world through yoga, movement & music while passionately serving communities to help cultivate peace, unity & love. Shonna Annapurna Brown is a certified teacher of Yoga "Yoga Siromani" from the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre and the Kripalu School of Yoga and Ayurveda. She holds a specialized honours Degree in Kinesiology and Health Sciences, and Certificate in Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Counselling from York University. In addition, Shonna is a Certified Exercise Physiologist, Personal Trainer, Dance Fitness and Pilates Instructor fully trained in the Stott Pilates Method of Movement. Beyond teaching yoga and mind body programs, Shonna leads health and wellness workshops and seminars, she is an... Read the profile >>