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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Min Porco

 

After moving back to her hometown of Hamilton in 2012, Min was looking for a physical activity to relieve stress and become more present.  At the suggestion of her cousin who practiced yoga at Shanti Yoga Studio, Min decided to try it and after just one class was completely fascinated.  She started attending classes regularly and grew so… Read more »

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Arijana

Arijana’s interest in pregnancy and birth began at a very young age immersing herself in the dramatization of shows like A Baby Story and similar. These sorts of images were all that was available at the time and it would take years and travels to South Korea and Thailand for her to come to

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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

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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Angela Del Franco

Angela is a Certified Yoga Teacher. She trained as a dancer from youth in classical ballet along other forms of dance to professional level at the Toronto Dance Theater. She was awarded a scholarship at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance in 1996.

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Jay Henry

Following a terrible 2002 baseball accident, which left Jay paralyzed from his neck down, the only mode of healing he could rely on was meditation. Never wavering in his belief that he would walk again, he spent hours in solitude and practiced a “tree” meditation and yogic breathing. When the movement returned to his limbs the doctors called it a miracle, as according to the MRI this was simply not possible. Patiently and slowly Jay “meditated and visualized” himself back to movement.

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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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