Our Instructors

Meet Alison

Meet Alison

Alison’s passion for yoga began over 15 years ago. She is currently teaching regular yoga classes at Beyond Yoga in Kanata and the Olde Forge Community Centre. Alison’s goal is to make the practice of yoga accessible and enjoyable to people of all ages. Certified Yoga Instructor (RYT-500)

Meet Ann

Meet Ann

Ann specializes in cardio strength training, Barre, and mat Pilates. Her classes cater to a wide range of clients interested in achieving their maximum fitness level at their own pace. Her aim is to ensure that all her clients feel comfortable and safe working out and to have fun in the process. Ann is certified under CANFIT Pro and BASI Pilates Mat. She is currently working towards her certification with the Canadian Centre for Active Aging.

Meet Barb

Meet Barb

Barb completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training at Elation Centre Yoga. Her training consisted of practices in the following techniques:  Asana, Pranayama, Yogic Lifestyle, Ethics and Philosophy. She also completed additional training to specialize in teaching Chair Yoga for seniors. For the past 8 years, Barb has taught seniors at community centers and retirement Homes. She believes in encouraging participants to engage in their emotional and physical well-being, and in teaching proper alignment, core work, stretches, breathing exercises (pranayama), and meditation. She also likes to share short readings that have inspired her, with a hope to inspire the group’s overall sense of well-being as they move on with their daily lives.

Meet Felicity

Meet Felicity

Felicity has been teaching yoga for the past 19 years. Her yoga class is a beginner/intermediate gentle flow class that combines strength, balance and flexibility for the body and mind. Felicity is a certified Heart-wise instructor

Hanifa

Meet Hanifa

Hanifa is a certified fitness instructor with 23 years of certified professional teaching experience and has taught older adults throughout her career. In addition, she is an author, advisor, presenter, certified personal trainer and registered holistic nutritionist.

Meet Isabel

Meet Isabel

Isabel believes that fitness is about feeling good through physical movement and having more energy to enjoy life. She is certified in Canfitpro, Zumba and Zumba Gold (for seniors).

Meet Janice

Meet Janice

Janice started teaching fitness to seniors when she retired. She loves being able to offer a variety of exercises each week that focus on improving cardio, coordination, strength and balance. She is committed to helping seniors improve their fitness no matter what level they are starting from. Janice is a certified instructor through YMCA Older Adult training program.

Meet Kelsey

Meet Kelsey

Kelsey is passionate about promoting a healthy lifestyle for everyBODY. She has completed an International Masters in Adapted Physical Activity as well as BSc in Human Kinetics and has been involved with a variety of adapted sports and programs, both locally and abroad. Kelsey is a certified Heart-wise instructor.

Meet Vinh

Meet Vinh

Vihn became passionate about Tai Chi while working at Nortel Networks as an Engineer. He experienced the tremendous health benefits first-hand, so decided to enroll in a training program to perfect his moves. He now has over 25 years of Tai Chi experience to share with his class.