SHARING THE BENEFITS OF YOGA WITH OUR COMMUNITY
Hi, I’m Sue Johnston and I love sharing yoga with everyone! I first experienced yoga in 2006. Initially I wasn’t sure it was for me, I’d always been competitive and I found leaving that aspect of my personality a challenge. Throughout the years I’ve learnt so much about myself and have grown as a person. Yoga gives me the opportunity to connect with my mind and body. It has shaped me into who I am today. I completed my teacher training at Satya Yoga Studio in 2011 and started teaching. In the fall of 2014, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. My yoga practice helped me through my recovery. During that time, I learnt and practiced a softer side of yoga, different from my traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa practice. In March of 2016, I completed a certification in Restorative Yoga and furthered my practice in the area of Yin yoga. I now teach a variety of types of classes and love to share the benefits of yoga with everyone.
Hi! I am Cindy Lemieux and have been enjoying yoga since 2004! What first attracted me to my practice was the physical aspect. I was amazed to see how it brought strength and openness to my body and made me feel better than I had in all my life. After practicing for several years though, I slowly
began to realize that it provides so much more. Yoga is an individual path where we can all grow physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Yoga brings calmness to our busy minds, so that we can get to a place of peace and acceptance; it teaches us to be mindful, so that we can fully enjoy the present moment; it strengthens and opens our bodies, so that we can move freely with less pain; it allows us to feel our emotions, accept them and then let them go and it helps awaken our spirituality, so that we can be more conscious of others and live a life of gratitude. Every person’s journey is different, but we are all connected together! I look forward to getting to know you and helping you begin your
journey of health and happiness.
Hi, I am Benita Struik. I have been practicing yoga since approximately 2007. When I started yoga I was recovering from my third knee surgery. I had come a long way through physiotherapy and exercise but it wasn’t until yoga that I finally started to see strength and flexibility return. Yoga is a personal journey that changes the longer you practice. Although it started as a physical practice for me, it has grown into a mental and spiritual journey. Teaching yoga has taught me to be kind to my body, accept where I am in my practice, and that no practice is the same. I truly love watching new and seasoned yogis develop strength, flexibility, calmness, forgiveness and patience while having fun. I look forward to getting to know you and guiding you through your practice.
Hi, I'm Sharla Lange! I've been practicing yoga intermittently since 2007. Initially, my focus was centered around developing my strength and flexibility, but it wasn't until I began my career and started a family that I understood the potential holistic benefits of yoga; assisting me to have a healthy pregnancy and postpartum recovery. After experiencing these benefits for myself during various stages of my life, I felt a desire to infuse the practice of yoga into my other passion: helping others. I decided to deepen my knowledge and develop myself further by completing my yoga teaching training in March 2020. This practice has always brought balance to my life mentally, emotionally, and physically, and it is my hope to assist others in finding their own balance. I look forward to sharing my passion of yoga with you and aiding you along your own personal journey to health and happiness.