Breathe, Live, yoga
An offering of the many schools of the rich practice movement
My name is Annette Spangler and I am a KRI (Kundalini Research Institute) and Radiant Child certified yoga instructor. I received an Honours Sociology and teaching degree through the University of Western Ontario with a focus on the early years. I will always be a student of many healing practices with deep gratitude for the loving wisdom my teachers have shared with me.
Yoga has been part of my life for over 20 years, and my practice helped me to heal, grow stronger, more flexible and fearless, both on and off the mat. Yoga inspires me to live each moment more mindfully.
I was a competitive gymnast for 13 years and suffered from sexual abuse as a teenager. This created negative self-talk, perfectionism, back and knee pain, depression, PTSD, anxiety and deep sadness.
I initially thought yoga would be easy, fun and not for me. I had no idea what was coming! I discovered that it was quite challenging especially when Kundalini yoga came along.
Something profoundly shifted after my first class and it never fails to surprise and heal me a little bit every time! I now have the tools I need for challenging times, both internal and external. My greatest wish is to share this powerful and simple practice so that we may live fully by challenging old stories, patterns, traumas and habits. It is time for this planet to heal and live!
My classes are a unique blend of mantra, music, movement, meditation and breath work for a specific goal that is open to all humans. Mind, body and spirit are carefully woven throughout the practice.
I personally ground it in science and clearly explain all mantras. We work on anxiety, subconscious self-talk, mastering your own domain, positive/negative/neutral mind, shifting habits, balancing the hemi-spheres of the brain and inner power to mention a few.
I will go out of my way to help you with whatever you need. Chairs and cushions are available. Tea and talk after every class.
Influenced by spiritual teachers like, Elena Brower, and functional movement pioneers such as, Kathryn Bruni-Young, Natasha builds the foundation of her sequences on felt-sense awareness. Through kinesthetic, creative cueing, Natasha challenges both beginners and seasoned movers how to interact with strength and presence.
Mandy lives and breathes her yoga practice, embodying unconditional love and the path of divine oneness.
For over 6 years, Mandy has been devoted to studying, practicing and experiencing the ancient practices of Yoga: Asana, Meditation, Ayurveda, Kirtan, Mantra, Jnana, Prayer, and Vedic Ritual. Mandy's gentle classes are layered with dynamic techniques to invoke transformation unique to each student. Her teaching style is said to be almost 'poetic' in nature and guides students on an experiential journey through self-inquiry and surrender; coming home to joy.
The foundation of her classes includes mindfulness, pranayama, and meditation (with or without movement) so one can find long-term reflection & release. You can expect bio-mechanical sequencing for any individual regardless of physical history (injury/trauma) or experience.
As a devotee on the path to her own spiritual awakening, you'll find Mandy traveling regularly to study with her beloved teachers: Ramananda Mayi, Lily Goncalves, and Amma Shri Karunamayi. As a full-time yogi, Mandy has completed 1500+ hours of certified training, and countless hours of experiential learning/daily practice.
In her past time, Mandy builds a life of love and sustainable living with her fiance Ian, going to the cottage and eating a lot of chocolate (even though it is inherently tamasic)!
Mandy teaches with experiential learning so students may discover their inherent happiness. By using self-inquiry and mindfulness techniques her students can recognize, accept and transform old psychological or physiological conditioning. Mandy wishes to hold a space where students can move from a place of fear to love, ultimately stepping into their best selves.
Shareefa’s yoga practice prioritizes useful movements over fancy poses. Her slow flow classes help you progressively and gently build strength. Classes feature thoughtful and deliberate movement with periods of stillness to help you
reconnect with muscles you forgot you had.
Life’s busy. Prioritizing ourselves is more important than ever. Yoga helps us connect with our subtle senses by allowing us to quiet and focus our minds through movement.
Shareefa owns Badass Yoga . Creating and holding safe spaces where people feel comfortable is important to her. Her home studio is a space of discovery, movement exploration and empowerment for those who practice there.
For the 9-5 set, busy moms and those who relish their privacy, she offers live virtual classes that practitioners can attend from their own home. In her spare time, Shareefa raises her amazing daughter, writes and explores nature wherever possible.