Ann Mason


I am a certified Hatha yoga teacher having graduated under the direction of Alex Bovkis. I am currently enrolled in the advanced teacher training program.

I first discovered yoga in 1990 while living in Toronto.  What began as an excuse for a night out with the girls, led me to my

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Janet Steeves


I started practicing yoga 10 years ago in an effort to speed up my recovery after having knee surgery. Once I joined Wendy’s Yoga Studio what began as an exercise program evolved into a passion as yoga became an empowering tool that served me both on and off the mat. With a desire… Read more »

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Alex Bovkis

Alex Bovkis was certified as a Classical Yoga Teacher in the summer of 2004. Since then she has taken several advanced teachers trainings and is now qualified as an E-RYT 500, which translates as Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher. This high level of qualification is required in order to train yoga teachers. She is currently directing a Yoga Alliance approved 250 hour Yoga Teachers Training at Shanti Studio.

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Alesya Courtnage

Alesya has been practicing yoga for over 15 years. During that time, her passion and love for yoga has supported her through the pregnancy and birth of her 3 children.

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Sham Rang

Sham Rang (aka Cynthia Nelson B. Ed.), an experienced educator, was propelled by a life-threatening illness into a reassessment of her life. She now views this illness as the true beginning of her journey into self-awareness and accessing the wisdom of her own body. She continues, with ever-increasing awareness, to appreciate the richness and beauty of the physical experience, bringing her a deeper and more profound communion with the art and science of yoga.

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Lynn Mighton

Twenty years ago, Lynn was drawn to yoga as a way to manage stress and anxiety during an especially difficult time. Since then she has practiced with a range of different teachers both in Canada and the UK.

Inspired to study yoga more deeply, Lynn embarked on her Teacher Training with Alex Bovkis of Shanti Yoga in Hamilton. This awesome journey proved transformational.

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