Meet Our Yoga, Fitness & Dance Instructors
Sat Akal Kaur
Living with her family in Muskoka running a Landscape Gardening business for 38 years Susan feels a close connection to the earth.
Practicing Hatha Yoga and Nia for over 16 years she trained in Mindfulness Meditation in 2009. Susan loves to travel and learn new things.
Susan was introduced to Kundalini yoga in Niagara by a friend and fell in love with the practice. Sat Akal Kaur, her spiritual name, completed Kundalini Yoga TeacherTraining, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, at PranaShanti Yoga Studio in Ottawa, under Devinder Kaur, in May 2015.
Susan is a member of IKYTA and is 200 hour Yoga Alliance Teacher. She is currently studying to become a Kundalini Yoga Practitioner.
Hatha Yoga Instructor
Andrea Johnston has been connected to the developmental service sector for more than 25 years promoting community inclusion. She had a childhood filled with dance and gymnastics. In adulthood she discovered Yoga, began teaching in 2010 and has embraced natural and holistic approaches to life. By creating space for people of all abilities, Andrea invites us all to explore the endless possibilities Yoga has to offer through her classes and Yoga massage.
Peace. Love. Yoga.
Allison has always had a passion for children. Her enthusiasm and positive energy is a great match to combine her long time interest of yoga and kids. She shares her love of yoga in her fun and energy filled classes with music, songs, movement and relaxation. With four kids of her own it is a natural fit to want to instill the self accepting and mindful practices on to the next generation that she has learnt in her training and personal practice ….. she can’t wait to meet your little ones on their mats.
Qualifications: Allison has completed 95 hour children’s yoga teacher training with RCYS Yoga Alliance.
Annie was been teaching yoga since 2015, but her yoga journey started much earlier, in a high school drama room! Since then, practicing yoga in unusual places has become her normal. Muskoka Lakes Yoga, Annie’s community-based yoga business, has seen her teaching in offices, churches, libraries, living rooms, on docks, in family drop-in programs, and more. Annie believes yoga is for everyone, anywhere, and she is excited to see where she will roll out her mat next!
Ascension Yoga and Energy Healing
From a young age, Alyssa has wished to see a cohesive and peaceful world. She has always had a passion for movement and mobility with over 15 years of training in dance. When Alyssa found yoga she immediately noticed the profound healing effects the ancient practice had on her mind, body and spirit. Her passion for personal wellness led her to become a certified 200 hour yoga teacher in the spring of 2018, as well as a Reiki 2 practitioner. Alyssa’s intention is to share the practices that have helped her create stability, balance and harmony in life, so people of all ages and abilities can empower themselves and find value in a holistic lifestyle. She is an advocate for self-love and helps others cultivate compassion and self-acceptance in her classes. Alyssa is currently studying with Allie Chisholm-Smith and Wendy Martin in a 600hr intensive program at Ahimsa Yoga Studio.
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I traded in my Corporate job in the GTA and moved to Muskoka 4 years ago with my family starting my own fitness business. I love the beauty and nature that surrounds us in every season. I love being outside and incorporating outdoor workouts whenever the weather allows for it. It is so magical being able to move and breathe outside.
I’m a wife and a Mom of 2 little ones; girl of 5yrs and a boy 1.5yrs. I am a Certified Personal Trainer, specializing in Pre/Postnatal fitness. I lead women-inspired fitness classes. I believe women have such an important and often under-appreciated role in the home and always have so much on their plate.
Inspiring women is not only about empowering them, but empowering their children and partners as well to walk towards healthier, happier more inspired lives as a whole!
One of my favourite quotes and something I live by and make it my mission to help others achieve as well is this by Steve Maraboli,
“You were put on earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and to do it courageously.”
Michelle has been certified in the Gyrokinesis(R) method and has studied somatics and dance improvisation. She has her MSc in Neuroscience from the University of British Columbia.
In 2011, she was in a severe motor vehicle accident which left her with many significant injuries and in turn, chronic pain for many years. After a long time of seeking external relief to fix her, she eventually discovered the power of her own body which shifted her perspective to establishing an internal support, that helped her to move freely again, without pain.
Nickie (Nicole) Savage
Nickie has always loved music and to dance. She started belly dancing approximately 12 years ago when she was introduced to this fascinating dance from her friend and teacher, Joany Gauvreau from Feminicity. In September 2018, Nickie successfully completed the Belly Dance from the Heart Method – Teacher Training Intensive program, Beginner Level.
Sometimes through hardships and challenges, women tend to forget how beautiful they are regardless of their looks, their size or their age. Nickie has found self-acceptance and inner beauty and would now like to teach this creative dance to other women. Belly dancing is an expressive art of demonstrating the feminine side of each woman where their strength, beauty and creativity are shown through flowing, sinuous and staccato movements. It is a gathering and celebration of women dancing together and rediscovering their inner strength and beauty.