About us

 

The Yoga Collective teachers are highly-trained yoga practitioners, interested in making yoga accessible to everyone.

 
 
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Beth Beech

Thai Yoga Massage

Beth Beech studied Thai Yoga Massage at the Lotus Palm School in Montreal with Kam Thye Chow. Please contact Beth by phone or email to schedule an appointment.

TEL. 519.273.3856

 
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Meredith Brown

Yoga Instruction
Hypnotherapy
Shiatsu Massage

Meredith Brown is a Clinical Hypnotherapist graduate of the Centre for Neurosomatic Sciences, New York City branch. She is also a Certified Shiatsu Practitioner and Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher. She received a Bachelor of Science with Distinction in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Toronto. Her journey home to Stratford has led her through Asia, Europe and to the West Coast of Canada and has been filled with transformation and healing. Visit her website at www.wishpath.com

TEL 519.272.9679

 
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Silvana Bruni

Yoga Instruction

Silvana’s yoga journey began in 2003 with an instantaneous spark for becoming a dedicated student – one that she will be for life! Following seven years of practicing with several gifted instructors, she entered and completed her teacher training through Yoga Therapy Toronto, which is grounded in the teachings of yoga master Sri T. Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar. With additional teacher training in Restorative and Yin Yoga, Silvana offers instruction that is attentive to the deeper aspects of self-healing that yoga can provide. She takes a holistic approach to her teaching, weaving pranayama (deep breath work), meditation and yoga philosophy into the asana practice. As a professional visual artist, she often complements her classes with elements of this creative background as well. Through thoughtful, creative and thorough instruction, Silvana balances earnest self-inquiry with a joy for practicing, aiming to provide her students with tools to nurture a strong and healthy mind, body and spirit in themselves. Visit her website at: www.silvanabruni.com

TEL. 519.949.3506

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Adrienne Gould

Yoga Instruction

Adrienne is a certified children's yoga instructor and the founder of ABCyogis, a children's / family yoga company. She began her practice in New York City in 1998 after graduating from the North Carolina School of the Arts. She moved to Stratford in 2000 to join the acting company at the Stratford Festival. Adrienne was about to begin her 10th season at the Festival when her path took a slight curve and her first daughter was born. This forced Adrienne to adjust her personal yoga practice and share her mat. She was also inspired to share the power of yoga with more than just her own children. She draws greatly on her theatre background, and her love of being a mom, to create classes that are inspired, full of heart, playful, and have a sprinkle of serenity. Parent and child classes, storytime yoga, creative yoga camps, are a few of her offerings. For further information or to register email Adrienne at abcyogis@gmail.com

TEL. 647.668.2654

 
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Stephanie Holliday

Yoga Instruction

Stephanie's classes are a space of welcome where students relax into themselves. They are open to all levels and health conditions, as she meets you where you are in your life and practice. Stephanie teaches Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative and Therapeutic yoga. Her classes are safe with attention to alignment, space within the breath, stability and settling the nervous system, balancing effort with deep relaxation. Students gain insight and understanding of postures as well as their own mind / body system and are able to greatly deepen their yoga practise. She encourages a yoga of presence, mindfulness and cultivating kindness toward one's self.

She has extensive training under her teacher Hart Lazer and has completed Advanced Teacher Training and Therapeutic Yoga Training. After experiencing the profound well being and healing treasure that yoga is, Stephanie made it her main vocation and has been teaching since 2009 in Montreal and Mexico. In 2007 she completed Advanced Shiatsu Training and also works as a Shiatsu Therapist. Stephanie welcomes you to experience yoga with her. Visit her website at www.StephanieHolliday.com

TEL. 519.949.0807

 
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Lili Holm

Registered Massage Therapy

I grew up in Mississauga and trained at Sutherland-Chan Massage Therapy School in Toronto, Ontario where I began my practice in January of 2015.

In high school, I was inspired to become a massage therapist because it was at that point in my life when I became acutely aware of how much serious stress there was in the world. Not only the stress itself, but how it was negatively affecting people. With my innate desire to want to help people, my fascination for anatomy and wanting to work with my hands combined, it seemed clear that the path toward a massage therapy profession was for me. Of course, it was a path I would embark upon later once I got a good load of traveling out of my system.

With almost 4 years in, I have fallen deeper in love with what I do. It is so rewarding to connect with people and to observe all the positive effects that massage therapy can have on one's personal wellness journey.

I have experience working with athletes, children, pregnant women, and clients challenged with a wide range of conditions including arthritis, sciatica, TMJ, insomnia, anxiety and depression, eating disorders, migraines, fibromyalgia, plantar fasciitis, and general soft tissue dysfunctions to name a few.

I work with the intention to offer effective treatments that relieves chronic pain and tension, decrease stress, improve posture, and ensure fast recovery from injuries. I use techniques such as deep tissue Swedish massage, myofasical release, joint mobilizations, hydrotherapy, trigger point release, and passive stretching.

Coupled with my yoga therapy training, I am passionate about helping you reach your healthcare and wellness goals by offering efficient and mindful self-care practices that you can do at home to promote your long-term physical, emotional, and mental well-being.

In my spare time, I enjoy practicing yoga and dance, hiking, cooking, doing research in my field, & spending time with my family and friends.

Booking morning, afternoon, and evening appointments on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

If you would like to book an appointment or if you have any questions, feel free to text or call me at:

TEL. 647.938.7638

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Paul Krempien

Yoga Instruction

Paul Krempien teaches yoga from a passionate desire to share the exciting and transformative practice that yoga represents for him. His dynamic, challenging and powerful classes are a blend of Ashtanga and Yin Yoga and build on individual strengths to achieve greater flexibility, both physical and emotional. His own practice enables him to teach an accessible class both popular with men and beginners with a certain level of fitness.

TEL. 519.348.9686

 
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Claire Lautier

Yoga Instruction

Claire discovered Kundalini Yoga in the 90s and immediately fell in love. She is a KRI-Certified teacher of Kundalini Yoga, having received her Teacher Certification in India under Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, and is currently pursuing her next level of certification with world-renowned master Karta Singh of AmritnamSarovar in France. Claire founded Kundalini Yoga Stratford in 2015, and through her company The Self Sensory Human, creates customized programs in Kundalini Yoga and Meditation for those ready to transform their lives through spiritual technology. Claire is a professional actor and singer, and has spent 6 seasons as a Company Member of the Stratford Festival. She also creates her own line of 100% natural luxury perfumes.

TEL. 519.276.0626

 
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Kathy MacDonald

Yoga Instruction

Kathy’s love of anatomy, movement and bodymind awareness combine in her yoga practice and teaching. She has been practicing yoga for 6 years and been a yoga teacher for 3 years. Kathy received her training from Living Yoga & Health in Guelph. The training was a wonderful blend of learning most closely aligned with Hatha and Kripalu yoga infused with the movement work of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen and the precision of Iyengar. 

Kathy earned a Honours Bachelor of Science, with distinction, in Human Kinetics from the University of Guelph. She is a librarian, a former Massage Therapist, a group facilitator and has taught communications skills. Her skills and knowledge are brought into her yoga teaching to create classes that help people increase their understanding and awareness of their bodies, posture, physical and mind habits that contribute to improving heath and wellbeing.

TEL. 519.273.9054

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Margot Pronovost

Yoga Instruction
Registered Massage Therapy

Margot Pronovost has been teaching yoga for almost a quarter of a century, having received her yoga teacher training in Australia in 1983. Margot’s personal style is a blend of the Sivananda, Iyengar, Ashtanga and Yin styles of yoga that she studied over the span of her teaching career. Her personal practice of Zen meditation brings a calming influence to her dynamic classes, which combine relaxation with strength, endurance and vitality.

TEL. 519.348.9686

 
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Roderick Spence

Yoga Instruction

Roderick first encountered yoga in 2008 during university. As yoga does, practicing yoga asana (physical poses) quickly reconnected him to the magic of the body, breath, and internal perception.

Over the past decade he has maintained a regular practice, learning from many different teachers and disciplines at studios in Montreal, Toronto, and Stratford. For students of any skill level, Roderick aims to provide safe, healthy and accessible classes that both challenge and relax students into their unique body, breath and mind.

In 2017 Roderick completed his 500-hour yoga teacher training with Moksha / Modo International and 200-hour teacher training with Brad Seftel.

 
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Lisa Stacey

Yoga Instruction

The first yoga class Lisa Stacey ever participated in was 20 years ago in the same space where the Yoga Collective is today. After graduating University, Lisa decided to explore yoga on a deeper level. At this time she met an Ayurvedic Vaida (Doctor) while she was working at a Wellness Retreat who mentored her through her yoga teacher training. Lisa taught yoga there for many years before finally moving back to her home town of Stratford. After maternity leave Lisa began to teach at a cancer centre, where she has gained experience helping people in various stages of treatment through yoga and meditation. Lisa's classes are uplifting, strengthening, grounding and overall body balancing. Visit her website at
http://yoganiafusion.com

TEL. 226-921-5472