Meet Our Yoga Instructors

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Allie.

To Learn more about Allie go to her web site

https://alliechisholmsmith.com/

Allie Chisholm

Allie Chisholm-Smith, E-RYT, MES, has been teaching yoga for 25 years, teacher training for 18 years and a studio owner since 1999. Her classes range from restorative to vigorous and, no matter what level, will encourage you to come to peace within yourself by asking you to get to know yourself. Self-knowledge is the best preventative medicine we have as it leads us to right and appropriate action to create balance in our lives. Allie can be found on all podcast platforms, YouTube, social media and her classes are available by online subscriptions.

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 Leanne Witt

Leanne Witt

500 RYT, Thai Massage Therapist, Breathing Coach, specialties in Warrior Training, Athletes Training, Mind/Body Women’s Health and Holistic Whole Body Health

Having over 30 years in the fitness and wellness environment, I have turned to yoga to combine my passion of helping others as a means of assisting them to lead an active lifestyle.

I began practicing yoga 15 years ago to provide a balance with my active lifestyle. Little did I know what would begin as a purely physical practice, would eventually become a much deeper journey in the ways that yoga can transform, restore and inspire us!

For me, yoga is a constant practice of awakening and being present to one’s true nature – a practice that is limitless in its teachings about the body, mind and spirit. It offers the possibility of finding more connection, more space, more openness, more stillness.

Through a warm, attentive and supportive environment, Leanne is committed to empowering students to explore their individual potential.

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”.

Maya-Angelou

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 Martina

Martina Kruger

Yoga Teacher RYT 200hr

Martina Kruger has been teaching yoga since 2008 and brings to her class’s years of experience within yoga and mindfulness.  Before graduating with a major in French, Martina studied eastern philosophy and religion and began taking an interest in the practice of yoga and meditation. Since then, Martina has received her Yoga Teacher Training, in addition she has received her certificate of completion in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and completed several Vipassana Meditation courses. Martina has also completed her studies through Mindfulness Without Borders and is a Certified Facilitator of their12 week program on Mindfulness.  Martina’s experience with children as an Educational Assistance has enabled her to run several programs on yoga and mindfulness for kids.  Most currently, her work through Integra Young Warriors, a martial arts and mindfulness program for children.  Her work also extends to running several Professional Development workshops on the practice of mindfulness for colleagues of Trillium Lakelands District School Board.  Martina has years of experience teaching as a fitness instructor and brings some of those elements to her practice.  Her classes are well balanced between strength and surrender, softness, and edge, serious, and playful.   She incorporates many elements from her experiences to her classes.  Her demeanor is peaceful and inviting for everyone.

Amongst yoga Martina enjoys spending time with her family, her husband Shaun and two girls Ava and Claudia, and their new pup Mick.  She enjoys being outdoors, skiing, biking, boating, and camping.  Martina plays guitar with her friends and family and loves music.  Some of her favourite pastimes include cooking, reading a great book, and traveling on adventures.  She loves to laugh and is grateful to spend time with people who bring joy to her life.