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Cynthia Funk

Teacher & Director

Cynthia offers a warm, open-hearted, dynamic and experiential practice, sprinkled with humour. She combines physical and energetic alignment along with insightful meditation. Fusing her passion for athletics and yoga Cynthia has been sought after by CEO’s, young athletes, pro-athletes as well as Canadian Olympians, engaging them in yoga practice to maintain their high-level competition. Her passion for yoga inspires and motivates her students to reach their goals, whether it be inner peace, body awareness or building self-confidence.She has taught hundreds of people to become exemplary yoga teachers who teach around the globe. Her continued exploration of yoga led to her create and teach in the Advanced 300 hour Yoga Therapeutics Teacher Training and she is the Co-Founder of HypnoZen Yoga. Cynthia is also a certified Reiki Master, certified Hpynotist and Trauma-Informed Yoga Therapist and she produced an instructional yoga CD of the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga.

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Shehla Khan

Teacher

Shehla’s journey began long time ago in her grandfather’s courtyard where she was introduced to simple practices of Ayurveda and few rounds of salutations!Having been trained in classical practices of Hatha yoga where the emphasis is on conditioning the mind as well as the body she cultivated understanding of this tradition at a very young age.Strict discipline of just few postures and Ayurvedic diet allowed her to bring balance in dealing with childhood Asthma and a shoulder injury and planted the seeds to further study and understand this system. After moving to Canada she explored many different styles of yoga and completed several yoga teacher trainings and believes her journey has just began. She combines teachings from different styles of yoga and infuse them with yogic philosophy, Indian mythology, stories and poetry while reminding students of the healing side effects of yoga.She is forever grateful to all her teachers past and present especially her Dada Ji! (Grandfather)Shehla is a certified yoga therapist and Ayurvedic practitioner and teaches Hatha, Vinyasa, chakra Yin, Restorative yoga along with workshops on yoga Therapy and Pranayama, meditation and yoga Nidra.

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Kai Riecken

Teacher

Kai has always had a passion for movement as well as a keen interest in health and wellness. He was introduced to yoga as part of his modern dance education at The Etobicoke School for the Arts in 1998. Asana practice has been a continuing theme throughout his training and was used as a training tool during his time studying at The London School for Contemporary Dance in London, England. Ever seeking to challenge himself, Kai has gone on to become an avid cyclist, participating in long distance bike tours, as well as taking part in triathlons and marathons. Coming back to yoga has helped him to balance vigorous strength training with flexibility. Yoga has also allowed Kai to connect with his breath helping him to find the balance of sthira (strength & stability) and sukham (comfortable, relaxed lightness) within his body and mind, both on and off the mat. The decision to teach yoga has been a natural evolution for Kai. He is excited to share his knowledge and passion for physical movement and awareness, and strives to help others balance strength and grace in their lives.

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Georgia Mamakis

Teacher

Georgia believes that the path of yoga is the search for freedom; that we are all on a journey, and if it leads you to the mat...then you will find yourself there. Georgia's goal is to hold a space of purity and authenticity; a place where students can respectfully explore their bodies in asana, and ultimately bring stillness to the mind.

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Lyndsey Bishop

Teacher

Lyndsey has been inspired with a love for all things yoga since she first began practicing asana in the late 1990s. What started out as enjoyment for the physical benefits of yoga, quickly transformed into a deeper appreciation of the truly transformational aspects of the practice. In 2010 Lyndsey completed her first teacher training at The Yoga Sanctuary in Toronto, and this became the foundation for her commitment to share this wondrous practice with other like-minded individuals, looking to discover the magic of yoga. Lyndsey is a devoted student as well as teacher and has a particular interest in the meditative and philosophical aspects of the practice. Lyndsey’s asana classes are typically challenging, but always kind. She aims to bring together elements of strength, breath and movement to facilitate the flow of positive energy and create space, within and without. ~ Amaram Hum Madhuram Hum – Pure, Free, Forever.

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Angela Jervis-Read

Teacher

Angela Jervis-Read E-RYT 500 has been immersed in the world of yoga since 1998. She stumbled upon the science while seeking out a way to manage her chronic back pain. Within a only a few months of practicing her physical pain and attitude towards life had shifted dramatically. It was at this time that she realized that her mission in life was to spread the magic of yoga around the world. Known as a pain specialist, Angela’s intuitive nature fuels her ability to manipulate the relationship between mind and body. She holds a private practice in Toronto, where she works one-on-one with people suffering from PTSD, depression, anxiety, arthritis, repetitive strain injuries and other mental and physical discomforts. Compassion and kindness define her approach. Sought out by studios around the globe, Angela leads international teacher trainings, retreats and workshops in the both the yin and vinyasa traditions. Inspirations both and on and off the mat are: Alan Florence, Jeannine Woodall, Hali Schwartz, Sarah Powers, Tom Myers and Rishi Sudhir of the Sampoorna Yoga School in Goa – India. She makes her home in Toronto with the love of her life and her two sweet dogs.