Queen St. W.

Adam Bolton

Drishti Yoga Centre

Adam leads classes designed to quiet the mind and inspire the body through music, movement, and breath. His goal is to provide a supportive and inclusive space - safe for students to awaken the body’s vitality, and to release stress patterns. To develop an intelligent, and satisfying yoga practice, Adam integrates conscious alignment and proper breathing techniques into engaging and challenging sequences. To support the constant evolution of realizing your potential, Adam’s classes are an opportunity to clear the slate - physically and emotionally to make space for the connection to spirit. Read the profile >>

Amber Joliat

Misfit Studio

I was drawn to the beauty of movement at a young age. I discovered yoga as a physical therapy practice while dancing professionally, and it changed my life. As a modern dancer, I found the need to challenge my body and my strength in different ways, and Ashtanga yoga was perfect for me. I taught the Jazz Program at the Canadian Children’s Dance Theater for four years, and started a weekly Yoga workshop for the Dancers. It was then I explored yoga teaching options. After years of practicing Yoga, I completed the Downward Dog Yoga Teacher Training and while in the program, I was invited to teach Yoga classes at different Toronto studios. I then traveled to Costa Rica where I taught Yoga at a Hotel/Spa for four months. Upon my return to Toronto, I was introduced to... Read the profile >>

Andre Talbot

Spirit Loft

Andre completed the 200 RYT Yoga Alliance certified teacher training program at the Yandara Yoga Institute under the guidance of Craig Perkins and Allison Eaton. He is inspired by and continues to study yoga and the dharma with Shoken – Michael Stone, Poep Sa – Frank Jude Boccio and Laura Sygrove. Andre recently retired from a 10 year career as a professional football player in the Canadian Football League. During his football career he trained with some of the most elite athletes and strength & conditioning coaches in North America. He continues to be mentored by Matt Nichol and works with him to assist in the development of his esteemed athlete roster. Andre believes that yoga is community building and strives to utilize his teachings to foster unity and peace. Andre also... Read the profile >>

Hana Lukac

Mula Yoga

Hana’s great passion for movement originates in the years of using her body at a physical capacity through classical ballet and theatre acting. Exploring different ways of movement, she discovered yoga and fell in love with it. After years of practicing a variety of different styles of yoga, she completed her teachers training program in vinyasa flow in Bali, Indonesia. Given her dance background, Hana loves the flow and puts great emphasis on precision and “hands on” adjustments. In her classes, prepare to smile a lot, work hard and sweat. She is eternally grateful for the opportunity to study under Vidya Jacqueline Haisel, Seane Corn, Ray Long and Chuck Miller. Read the profile >>

Kate Gillespie

After years of competitive skiing, Kate found yoga in 2000 in an effort to heal her body. Over the years the practice began to infuse every aspect of her life. Kate is a graduate of the Frog Lotus International School of Vinyasa Yoga, as well as Toronto’s Downward Dog Ashtanga Yoga Centre. She credits the depth of her practice and love of yoga to her teachers; Ryan Leier, Meghan Currie, Christine Price Clark, Danielle Mika Nagel, Ron Reid, and JP Tamblyn. Yoga classes with Kate are strong, fluid and playfully sequenced with music. Students can expect to have fun, be challenged, smile, sweat and have a good breathe. Read the profile >>

Marek Dziedzic

Active Yam

For years, Marek has been interested in health, fitness, nutrition, and adventure. His goal has been to help people navigate the endless resources available for these topics and filter through the noise. At the start of 2012, Marek created Active Yam: the opposite of a couch potato. The aim was to provide a resource for people interested in activities around the Toronto area, organizing meet ups, trainings, and outdoor activities. Marek’s passion is overcoming new challenges. His summers are filled with running various obstacle and cross country races while his winters are filled with skiing and travel. He believes that anyone can be fit and healthy. You do not have to be a professional athlete to achieve greatness. Even typical 9 to 5ers can be extremely competitive with the right... Read the profile >>