Eliot delights in teaching and offering the elegant, effective and authentic teachings and practices of the yoga tradition to bridge students knowledge of reality from surface to profundity. Because of the depth of her own personal practice and study, Eliot’s classes attract sincere and devoted practitioners. For many years now, she has been teaching weekly classes and workshops of alignment based postural yoga, the study of the sacred texts of yoga and retreats in Canada and abroad. Recently, after seven years of deep practice and study, which she continues with her teacher Paul Muller-Ortega, Eliot is now an authorized teacher of Neelakantha Meditation, which she teaches with great love and enthusiasm. Eliot Acuña – E-RYT 500
To contact Eliot: firstname.lastname@example.org
“When I step onto my mat, the feeling of peace starts to settle in; nothing else matters now but this very moment…” - Melissa
Melissa started practicing yoga in 2004 and fell in love with it immediately. She is constantly amazed at all the benefits that yoga has to offer, not just physically, but mentally and emotionally as well. Her passion for yoga led her to wanting to share it with others.
In 2009, she completed her Hatha Yoga Teacher certification plus Radiant Child Yoga. She continues learning by taking courses and workshops whenever possible, most recently Love Your Brain Yoga (LYB) and Kids Yoga. She also offers workshops such as Partner Yoga, Family Yoga and her own Bliss Yoga!
Melissa is also a Registered Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) working with clients privately and in a physiotherapy clinic.
Her classes reflect her warm and playful spirit!
For more information on Melissa, visit her website: escentialgarden.com
Cathia discovered a passion for yoga 18 years ago. Cathia has been working in clinical psychotherapy for 10 years and is passionate for the well-being and the quest for balance. Cathia’s brings pleasure, balance, harmony and healing into all her classes. She sees her practice as an art of living and a union of disciplines, which she shares with students with humor and depth, and guides them to discover their own source of life and peace.
Cathia has been teaching for several years. She completed her hatha yoga training in 2011. She also certified in mindfulness, in SUP yoga with JUNA yoga and paddle Canada with KSF. She also offers workshops on stress management and anxiety through yoga. Namaste!
After a long career as a speech therapist in France and Canada, Sophie studied art therapy and received a Masters degree at UQAT (Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue). Self-taught collagist and passionate about writing and creativity, Sophie then studied the Creative Journal method at the Jet d’Ancre school in Granby, Qc with Anne Marie Jobin, the founder of this approach.
Fascinated by everything related to well-being, Sophie also holds a certification in Kundalini Yoga from the Kundalini Research Institute (KRI) and a certification in Laughter Yoga.
Sophie regularly leads workshops and retreats in Canada and abroad and has been working for several years at the Carmen Centre in Gatineau as an art therapist with people suffering from cancer.
Sophie’s strength lies in the uniqueness of her approach: the meeting of creativity, laughter and yoga to help the physical and emotional well-being as well as the spiritual development of the people around her.
In September 2013, Sophie has enthusiastically joined the Centre Yoga Aylmer team where she offers a weekly class of Kundalini yoga and a monthly gong relaxation-meditation workshop. Sophie Terrasse, who lives in Ottawa, is the founder of the Institut Tournesol, Capitale Du Rire and Club de Rire Tournesol d’Ottawa.
Myrielle Bernier-Acuña is a Licensed Fletcher Pilates® Provider. She graduated from the professional ballet program at The School of Dance in 2015 and continued her studies at the School of Contemporary Dance directed by Sylvie Desrosiers and graduated in May 2018.
During Myrielle’s years of intense study as a dancer, she discovered that Pilates was greatly supportive to her posture, her muskuloskeletal health and physical performance. This prompted her to train as a teacher in Fletcher Pilates®, which she is now so happy to share with others. She teaches Fletcher Pilates Fusion, which consist of Towelwork®, Floorwork® and Barrework™, which she invites you to discover and enjoy.
Curiosity is what drew Jane to her first yoga class in 2010 but it is passion that keeps her coming back to her mat. We practice yoga how we conduct our life.
She is a lover of all things movement, nature and adventure.
Jane completed her Hatha Alignment Based yoga Teacher training in 2017 and the Love Your Brain Teacher Training for individuals suffering from traumatic brain injury soon after.
She is forever a student of life and Yoga, striving to expand her experience and knowledge base whenever the opportunity presents. Her classes reflect her passion for anatomy and alignment.