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Jackie Quinnell

Moksha Yoga Maple - Studio Director & Owner

Jackie is probably one of the most organized people you will ever meet. Although without her notebook, calendars, and post-it notes, she would be lost. She is friendly, generous and always laughing. Jackie has a warm, loving heart and is known amongst her friends as the “mom” because she is always looking out for everyone else. Following in the traits of her Cancer horoscope, she is usually guided by her emotions in any decision she makes. Becoming a Moksha yoga instructor was a natural progression for Jackie to share something she was passionate about with those around her.

In high school Jackie developed a desire to pursue a career in the television and film industry. As a result, in May of 2006 she graduated from Seneca College with a diploma in Television Broadcasting. She then went to work in the industry for 2 years. During that time, thanks to her friend Carolyn who encouraged her to try yoga for the first time, she found Moksha Yoga and completely fell in love! Jackie then began doing trade at the studio and shortly after working reception one day a week alongside her full time job downtown. After a lot of deliberation, in August 2008, she made the decision to leave her job and pursue her passion for yoga full time. She hasn’t looked back since!

Since completing the Moksha Yoga teacher training in Kerala, India in March 2009, Jackie has found a new appreciation for those around her and herself. Since then she has done workshops with Seane Corn, Natasha Rizopoulos, Baron Baptiste, YuMee Chung and more. In November 2010 she completed the Moksha Yoga Level 2 training in Costa Rica and in December 2011, the Moksha Flow training in Halifax. She would like to further her studies in other styles of yoga such as Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga, Jivamukti, Prenatal, Restorative and Yin Yoga. In Jackie’s mind the possibilities in life are endless…

“It truly is an amazing and beautiful thing to be connected to so many incredible teachers and students through yoga. Every time you talk about Moksha yoga, its hard not to find the corners of your mouth turn up into a smile. Live and learn. Be thankful for the simplest things in life. Breathe in, and breathe out. Namaste.”