Alex is a momma, yoga teacher and co-creative gardener.
Her journey with yoga began in 2005 with a serious hormonal health issue. She sought alternative ways to heal her condition and it wasn't until she started to practice yoga that healing began. Not only did yoga help her heal it also introduced her to a life of continuous growth, self exploration and mindful living.
She has studied nutrition at Institute of Holistic Nutrition, Reiki level 1 at Transformational Arts College, Reiki level 2 through Lidia Kulyshnek, Yin and restorative yoga, children's yoga, and 300 hr yoga teacher training at Yoga Therapy Toronto and Ayurvedic Head Massage.
She firmly believes yoga is a way for self exploration, growth and connecting to one's own essence. Her passion lies in restorative and private classes as this is where she's seen her own personal transformation from simple exhaustion to severe anxiety. She infuses her class with love, care and attention to guide her students to be present for themselves.
She urges you to come and explore the world of yoga. Your life will never be the same. Yoga will gift you a skill that will guide you through your journey.
Recently completing her “Art of Vinyasa” RYT200 training, Brandy is eager to share the knowledge and empowerment of yoga as a self-healing science. Brandy believes through the connection of movement, breath and mindfulness Yoga is a tool of self-transformation that all people, communities, and societies can benefit from. As we become more aware of ourselves, we begin to gain strength, flexibility, and balance - body, mind, and spirit. Yoga is a way for us to nurture our spirits to shine brighter through expanding and silencing our minds, and building our physical foundation.
As a part-time university student who transferred from a college program, years of sitting in front of a computer at school and work took a toll on her body, mind and spirit. With an interest in participating in her health and well-being, Brandy gravitated to Yoga as a way for her to take responsibility of her life. She sees Yoga as a path toward enlightenment, but enlightenment not being the end goal; rather, discovering who we are and accepting that self with love and kindness, and with growth as our motivating motion forward.
With a focus on the beginner’s journey, Brandy lives by the motto “small steps, big change”. She believes humans are built up of habits by which the practice of Yoga provides opportunities for us to challenge our habitual thinking, feeling, and moving on and off the mat. Yoga is a space where we can go to rediscover our self as we are in the moment with intention of building a stronger, more balanced and flexible foundation of wholeness. Brandy believes the physical practice of Yoga is an interactive metaphor that provides opportunities to understand and practice the philosophical concepts of letting go, building a strong foundation from the inside out, and the importance of self-love and empowerment.
Instructor and Thai Yoga Therapist
Practicing Yoga for over eight years, Eric initially joined yoga to improve flexibility but soon realized that yoga is much more than just a physical exercise. He has learned how to manage stress and face difficult situations in life by practicing yoga and believes that the benefits of yoga are truly endless. He is a registered yoga teacher and has currently engaged in integrating Thai Yoga principles into his practice. “Yoga has helped me create a deeper connection with myself and develop a strong inner sense of balance. As a stress-reducing practice, I know that it will help my students in the same way that it has helped me. I truly believe that Yoga has something for everyone and strongly encourage everyone to give it a try”.
Yoga Instructor, Martial Arts / Self Defense Instructor
Helen has studied and practiced a truly unique style of Yoga with her teacher and friend LefteriAlexander in both Canada and Peru. She teaches from several traditions and integrates elements of energy work from her twelve years of martial arts. She is a warrior of love and light both on and off the mat. Most recently, she has earned this reputation by spending time teaching young women yoga and self-defense, both locally and internationally. Helen has been working at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre for over twenty-one years and feels Yoga has helped her maintain a positive perspective in the women’s and babies high risk pregnancy clinic. She’s dedicated to helping, healing and guiding others through study, practice and heartfelt training.
She believes that when body and soul come together in harmonization and vibrate on the same frequency it is truly a beautiful place to be.
Studio Director, Yoga Instructor & Yoga Therapist Trainee
Jessica is a mama to one-year old identical twin boys and the founder of Zenergy Yoga, her “first baby”. She is a strong believer that yoga, when practiced with intelligence and dedication, has innumerable benefits and can help to manage and alleviate many common ailments. Having witnessed the profound effects of yoga firsthand, she has dedicated her life to learning and experiencing as much as possible so that she can share her knowledge with others and support them on their journey to wellness.
Jessica is an E-RYT, (experienced registered yoga teacher), and feels fortunate to have over 1000 hours experience working with individuals, groups and corporations to share her passion for yoga and wellness. She approaches teaching from the perspective that she is merely a facilitator, empowering people with the tools and knowledge to better connect with their body, mind and inner wisdom. She has a special interest in one on one therapeutic applications of yoga for both chronic disease as well as everyday ailments.
For Jessica, this studio is a dream come true. The vision for Zenergy Yoga was born in the Andes of Peru as she hiked the Inca Trail on a pilgrimage abroad. She dreamed of creating a studio that is accessible to everyone, regardless of their age, ability, experience level, or socio-economic status. She envisioned a space where people gather not only for classes, but also to belong to a community of like-minded individuals who support one another as they progress through their yoga journey. Her ultimate goal is to ensure that each and every person who enters the doors of Zenergy Yoga walks out feeling happier and healthier than they did when they first arrived. Jessica loves hearing from the Zenergy Community and encourages you to reach out to her at email@example.com to share your questions, experiences and feedback.
Instructor & Mindfulness Meditation Specialist
The inspiration behind Lauren’s teaching is her desire to nurture the happiness, health and resilience of her students and community. She has a passion for coaching others through support and positivity to find balance and bliss and balance both on and off the mat.
Through creative and thoughtful classes Lauren strives to bring the benefits of yoga and meditation to all ages and all abilities.
Lauren is an E-RYT (experienced registered yoga teacher) and Applied Mindfulness Meditation Specialist with over 1000 hours experience teaching adults and children. She has studied restorative, yin, seniors and trauma informed yoga. Lauren holds a Bachelor of Education from Brock University and is a Master of Education student at the University of Toronto where she is studying Adult Education and Community Development. She has been practicing yoga for 20 years.
Nastassja was first introduced to Yoga in university where she studied Radio and Television Arts. She immediately fell in love with the practice and has been a yoga enthusiast ever since. Yoga has helped Tasha express her creativity inside the studio as well as outside and hopes to one day be a certified teacher. When she is not in the studio you can find Tasha rollerblading, rock climbing and power lifting. She believes a healthy body and mind is the key to true balance.
Instructor, Energy Exchange Staff Extraordinaire
Stephanie is a 200 hour certified yoga teacher, who is passionate about changing the way people think, feel and practice yoga. She believes that every yoga class should be safe and inclusive for every individual and take into account our unique life experiences.
Stephanie was 18, when she walked through the doors of her first yoga class and will admit, she had the desire to become strong and flexible through its practice. In return, yoga gave her much more than she could ever have imagined.
Her practice changed from what yoga can do to the body, to what it can do to the mind. It gave her the tools to manage her anxiety; it empowered her and it gave her the ability to overcome her biggest fears. Most of all, yoga instilled confidence in her and has always been where she has turned in the inevitable hard times.
From a young age, Stephanie always knew she wanted to work with people, but wanted to find a unique approach. She drew on her own personal experiences and completed her Yoga Teacher Training in January 2016. Since then, she has been actively teaching in the indigenous community and as an indigenous woman herself, she enjoys infusing her practice with aspects of her culture and empowers her students to find their own unique practice.
As a teacher, Stephanie draws on her background in Psychology and Restorative Justice. Her passion lies in trauma-informed yoga, grief yoga and yoga therapy.
Instructor, Pre and Post Natal and Children's Yoga Specialist
From childhood, Tara loved to express herself through movement. At the young age of three, she started ballet and progressed to competing in five different types of dance by the age of 14. After injuring herself at 16 in a ringette accident, she made the decision to stop competing. She knew she wanted to keep the expression of movement in her life but was uncertain of how.
Tara’s journey with yoga started in 2012 and she has since dedicated her life to growth, within herself and her students, through what she considers to be a truly magical practice. She feels that her teaching has brought her a sense of true commitment and understanding of a higher cause. Tara has struggled with ADHD as well as her weight for years and yoga has allowed her to find a path to peace, not only mentally but physically. Tara’s classes allow for a space of well-being, where each student can walk in and receive exactly what they are looking for, even if they didn’t know exactly what that was prior to entry.