Part Spirit / Part Human.
Dr. Mona Lissa Chanda
Mona Lissa Chanda is a certified therapeutic yoga instructor who is trained under the mentorship of Dr. Mandan Bali at Yoga Bliss Studios in Montreal, QC. She also holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from McGill University. Mona Lissa combines the practice of mindfulness, meditation and guided visualization with hatha yoga. In addition, she integrates her own unique insights from neuroscience and psychology into her classes.
Wendy is a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader and Certified Laughercize Party and Workshop Leader, the creator of Laughter 101: No Joke(s)! - a four-week course designed to use laughter as a health and wellness tool, and co-facilitator of Living Laughter’s two-day Laughter Yoga Leader Certification training. Wendy discovered the benefits of laughter several years ago while recuperating from an illness, and has never looked back. She is a full believer in the benefits of laughter, has integrated into her daily life, and has made it her mission to share it with anyone who is prepared to give it a try. Wendy is the Managing Editor of Inspirations Newspaper: a snapshot of our special needs community.
Marine Buton is an actress and violinist and recently completed a 200 hours wanderlust yoga teacher training. Her practice and teaching consists mostly of a vinyasa based approach. Linking the breath to movement to create a moving meditation. Always trying to find a balance between and effort and ease, Marine tries to create fun, smart and creative sequences.
Nadine is a citified GROOVE Facilitator and an Ambassador Nadine Joy have enjoyed organizing Groove classes and observing the experience of the participants. In this capacity. The GROOVE is an easy, fun and energizing personal and physical DANCE floorexperience as it allows one’s body to move one’s own way. The GROOVE classes are unique because it provides a safe space which is free of judgement allowing for self- expression, exploration and a path to become in tune with one’s own body. Frankly, GROOVE is just people coming together and dancing their hearts out! Nadine has enhanced her development by attending various GROOVE trainings and workshops such as GROOVin’ the Curriculum, GROOVE for Kids and The GROOVE Designer training. She is also a Concordia graduate and is also a certified Laughter Yoga Leader and Reiki student.
From a very young age, Andy has always been fascinated with alternative medicine and martial arts. Since obtaining his degree in naturopathy, he has since worked as a consultant at several health food stores, offering his guidance and wisdom using naturopathic principles, Chinese medicine and herbalism. For the past 15 years he has deeply embedded himself in meditation and has tried his hand at various martial arts, including judo, karate, kung fu and tai chi. It was when he met tai chi and chi gong master, Claude Kamga Defo, who is also a doctor in Traditional Chinese Medicine, that his passion for tai chi and gi gong really took hold. He began to train regularly and intensively, embarking on an inspiring journey that led to his certification as an instructor of tai chi/gi gong in 2015. His conscientious learning style from his many years as a naturopath and his highly technical abilities in martial arts make Andy a unique instructor. His sincere desire is to share the beauty and wisdom of these age old arts with as many people as he can so that they may be graced with improved physical and mental well-being.
Jacqueline Powell (Jahqueen Mentu Hotep)
Jacqueline is certified in Kemetic yoga, trained in the Yoga Skills Method by Master Yirser Ra Hotep in Negril, Jamaica. She combines meditation, rule of 4 breathing and geometric progression techniques to bring balance to the mind, body and spirit. Jacqueline is also a certified Reiki practitioner, her teachings include observation of our bodies subtle energies to release energetic blockages and create alignment with attributes of our inner wisdom, the Netjer. Jacqueline is incredible kids yoga instructor and a level 1 rhythmic gymnastics coach with the Canadian Coaching Association. She has 10 years of experience working with Children
Mark Callender (Ivine)
Mark is Yoga.
Quinten Sheriff has been a long-time practitioner of Hatha and Vinyasa styles of yoga, participating in classes in Asia, Africa and Latin America, as well as incorporating a traditional philosophy towards his practice through study and practice in India. He emphasizes a connection between the body, mind and spirit and encourages a personal alignment in his classes. Helping people come to an understanding about themselves and their place in the world around them is uppermost in his approach to the yoga community.