Due to the Ontario Government’s Announcement that certain facilities, including gyms, must close for three weeks starting January 5, 2022, to get ahead of the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the province. Unfortunately, this means that beginning Wednesday, IAM Yoga will be closed until January 26, 2022.
Dr. Brock Easter is a Chiropractor based out of Toronto, ON. He is the lead Canadian instructor for NeuroKinetic Therapy® (NKT) Seminar Series and trained as an Advanced Proprioceptive – Deep Tendon Reflex (P-DTR) Practitioner. Brock takes a global approach to understanding the source of body pain by tracing adaptation to old injury and repetitive strain. Identifying the source of compensatory movement strategies helps to establish a treatment plan that focuses on problem resolution rather than symptom management. Brock combines Chiropractic care, Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, myofascial release techniques, NKT®, P-DTR®, Anatomy in Motion (AiM), ELDOA method as well as other strategies in his practice to help patients decrease pain levels and optimize movement efficiency.
Jay Andrews knows first hand the ability of the yoga practices to bring relief, stability and self-discovery to those on the path of healing and wholeness. A long-time touring musician and producer, he discovered yoga through his recovery and rehabilitation from addiction. What began as a meditation practice soon evolved into an exploration of the many practices of Yoga.
Today, Jay is a 500hr certified yoga teacher who also studies Nada Yoga (the yoga of sound), trauma-informed yoga, Yoga Nidra, restorative yoga and rhythmic entrainment. His practices are infused with pranayama, meditation, philosophy, live music and drumming, chanting, and laughter. Jay also continues to produce and perform music for yoga and spiritual practices. His music can be found online or catch him live in Yoga classes around Toronto! Keep moving, keep breathing and keep listening, one day at a time.
Nicky Poole, a mother of two originally from New Zealand has been enmeshed in the study of yoga since 1999. She founded the first yoga studio in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in 2004 and cultivated a unique community on the banks of the Saigon River until moving to Canada in 2009. Calling Toronto home, Nicky has established herself as a highly sought after teacher trainer, and pre and post natal specialist in the city. She created and led the 889 Living Yoga Program from 2011 to 2016, and is now a co-owner and co-director of Octopus Garden Yoga Centre, and facilitates and mentors their highly esteemed teacher training programs.
Nicky’s current movement based practice is broad and includes deep study in kalarippayat – a martial art from South India, Axis syllabus, strength training and classical ballet. Her yoga methodology draws from a variety of lineages, but her primary source of inspiration and connection for the past fifteen years is Prana Flow Yoga with her teacher Shiva Rea. Recently she has begun academic study in the prestigious Yogic Studies program at the SOAS school at the University of London. Nicky draws on extensive study of ayurveda to inform her teachings, and enhances her care and support for her students with her offerings as a birth doula and a thai yoga massage practitioner.
Matthew has been practicing meditation and yoga since 1996, sitting and moving with teachers from the Tibetan Buddhist, Kripalu, Ashtanga, and Iyengar streams. Along the way he has trained as a yoga therapist and an Ayurvedic consultant, and maintained a private practice in Toronto from 2007 to 2015. From 2008 through 2012 he co-directed Yoga Festival Toronto and Yoga Community Toronto, non-profit activist organizations dedicated to promoting open dialogue and accessibility. During that same period, Matthew studied jyotiśhāstra in a small oral-culture setting at the Vidya Institute in Toronto. He currently facilitates programming for yoga trainings internationally, focusing on yoga philosophy, meditation, Ayurveda, and the social psychology of practice. In all subject areas, he encourages students to explore how yoga practice can resist the psychic and material dominance of neoliberalism, and the quickening pace of environmental destruction. He is the author of eight books of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction.
Tiffani Harris is an Ottawa based Yoga Teacher and Registered Massage Therapist with over a decade of teaching experience. She leads classes, workshops, retreats and is a lead Educator for Pure Yoga’s Teacher Training programs.
She loves to share her passion for Anatomy Asana & hands on Adjustments by helping students understand their bodies and how to teach others to move safely and effectively. Each session is interactive and accessible making the subjects digestible, applicable and even enjoyable. She continues to study and learn from some of the best in the movement worlds to stay up to date with all recent evidence-based points of view to offer current information from a modern lens on asana.
Kim is a gifted and empathetic educator and practitioner with a passion for yoga, pilates and so-matic movement practices. With 15 years educational and practical experience in movement and therapeutics, Kim nurtures a safe, contained space of self-inquiry, empowering others with tools and techniques that support mindful, bodily presence as a means to grow and transform.
Kim has trained at The Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica and the Octopus Garden Yoga Cen-tre in Toronto. She has studied Restorative Yoga with Judith Lasater, Trauma Informed Yoga with Sarah Kinsley, and Pilates with Leslie Parker at Mindful Movement Centre. She continues to study and practice yoga, somatic-body energetics, and other various forms of experiential movement with her most valued and cherished mentors.
Yoga has been a grounding and transformative practice in Lana’s life for the past 20 years. Since 2009, Lana has been teaching contemplative and active practices throughout North America. She strives to create a safe space for students to evolve, be curious, nourish themselves, and build resilience. Lana’s early training was in Jivamukti Yoga- a style that includes creative vinyasa flow, meditation, chanting, and philosophy. This integrated approach continues to inform her teaching style. She completed her 300 Hour training at the Omega Institute with Sharon Gannon and David Life. That same year Lana completed her first Yin Yoga training in Toronto with Tracey Soghrati. She continues to study and embody this modality with Tracey as well as Sarah Powers.
In 2004 Lana began her study of Sanskrit with Marla Meenakshi Joy. Her passion for mantra and music led her to kirtan (call and response chanting). She shares the power of group chant and bhakti yoga internationally, and has two acclaimed albums of mantra music: Invocation (2013) and Reverence (2017).
Lana has taught at studios throughout Toronto and is a facilitator in teacher training programs. She encourages critical thinking, creating inclusive spaces, and the value of being a lifelong student. Lana leads an annual retreat at the Shanti Retreat Centre on Wolfe Island, and enjoys collaborating with other teachers on workshops and festivals. Her personal practice continues to evolve.
Elaine Clark, E-RYT 500, received her undergraduate degree in Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa. She immersed herself in the study of yoga and mindfulness in 2010 where she completed her initial 200hr teacher training in Kerala, India and has been a full-time teacher since. Since then, she has completed a 300hr Advanced Yoga Training at the Nexus Institute Yoga & Wellness in Nosara, Costa Rica, and a Trauma Sensitive Yoga Training with The Blu Matter Project. Elaine has 10 years of continued education with practitioners like Dr. Dan Siegel, Jack Kornfield, Dr. Shauna Shapiro, David Emerson, Seane Corn and many more.
For Elaine, the practice of yoga and mindfulness serves as a reminder of the importance in self-compassion and energy management. She draws on her extensive study in nutrition to inform a holistic approach in her teachings. She has facilitated retreats in Italy, Peru & Costa Rica and has developed yoga-based programs in India for underprivileged women. Elaine is the director for the 200hr & 300hr teacher training programs with Iam Yoga and is an on-going mentor for newly certified teachers. Her goal is to provide a supportive and inclusive space to empower students towards self-inquiry.
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