• Meet the hamsa yoga team:

  • Tiffany, Co-owner

    Classes taught: Gentle Yoga

    Tiffany began her yoga journey in 2012. She then decided to escape the corporate world after 16 years and completed her 200HR certification in 2014 (she is now an eRYT). She had so much love for practicing and teaching yoga that she decided to take her passion to the next level and offer a beautiful community for like minded yogis and yoginis to practice at. 

    Tiffany loves to work with those who are just beginning their yoga journey and students with injuries or health conditions. Her extensive teaching experience and happy joie de vivre offer students mental clarity, physical wellness and an enhanced, joyful practice. Her classes are fun, naturally flowing and offer clear instructions. Students who experience an hour of self-care with Tiffany are ensured to leave AWAKENED with a smile on their face. 

     

  • Carly, Co-owner

    Classes taught: Flow, Yoga Fit

    Carly has lived an active lifestyle from an early age as sports held her center focus. It wasn't until after her college years that she discovered her own draw to the practice of yoga, which is what ultimately lead her to her current path as an instructor. With over 12 years of personal experience practicing yoga and attending workshops/training sessions; Carly's developed a philosophy that we are all students of life working towards a common goal to achieve optimal living. Yoga has become more than just a practice for Carly, which is reflected in her teaching. You can trust you'll be led in a direction that will open and strengthen the body safely and deeply. Her underlying drive as a teacher and student is to elevate all aspects of life; Mind, Body and Health.

  • Andrea

    Classes taught: STRETCH + UNWIND

    Andrea first came to yoga as a very un-flexible cross country runner whose knees were crying out for a change. Over time and a committed yoga practice she experienced physical and spiritual transformation both on and off the mat. Andrea is a certified E-RYT 200 and YACEP instructor who will encourage you to find that peaceful warrior within yourself. Growing her yoga knowledge, in addition to these certifications, Andrea has completed over 80-Hrs of Yin Yoga certification, Kids Yoga Training and has attended workshops and trainings from internationally known yogis such as: Dharma Mittra, Sean Corne, Koya Webb, Kathryn Flynn, Amy Wren, Jennifer Stow and more.

  • Erin P

    Classes taught: Stretch + Unwind

    As an established equestrian rider, Erin came to yoga to overcome anxiousness, stiffness and feelings of being out of shape. As she's moved forward in her yoga journey she now uses the same principles of yoga to train herself and and her equestrian students to have flexibility, calmness, focus, and harmony with their equine partners. Along with being a certified yoga instructor, Erin is also a reiki master and has a fashion design diploma. Its no surprise Erin's favorite pose is Equestrian pose or Lunge pose. You're certain to enjoy the harmony of Erin's hot yoga hatha classes.

  • Amanda

    Classes Taught: Gentle Flow

    Amanda fell in love with Yoga towards the end of her 100 pound weight loss journey. After struggling most of her adolescence with obesity and anxiety, Yoga brought calm and strength to her mind and body. As it does, life became busy and Amanda’s consistent yoga practice was derailed for a number of years. After losing her fiancé in a car accident in January 2018, Amanda decided to turn to her Yoga practice as an outlet. It was instantaneous with that decision that the universe began to open doors that led Amanda towards completing her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training; right here at Hamsa Yoga! Amanda wants to help others find the peace that her yoga practice has brought her; demonstrating that traumas do not always have to be fed with medications, but rather we are capable of taking control back over our mind and body. With her Teachers Degree and a history as a Princess Performer, Amanda also hopes to bring a love for yoga into the hearts of children and adults alike!

  • Carey

    Classes Taught: Yin + Meditate, Mindfulness Series

    Carey completed her 200-YTT in 2007 (not 2009 like I had listed before). She has since completed training in Ashtanga, Hatha, Yin, LoveYourBrain, Prenatal and Trauma-Sensitive yoga. Her passion is for weaving mindfulness and meditation into her yoga classes and leads several meditation series at the studio. Carey is one of the instructors for Hamsa’s Yoga Teacher Training series. She is also the proud owner of Drop Anchor Yoga & Meditation, providing yoga and meditation to individuals recovering from acquired brain injuries and trauma.

  • Taucha

    Classes Taught: Flow

    Taucha began practicing yoga 14 years ago as a way to calm her anxious, hyperactive mind during her undergrad. She then moved to Vancouver, BC for grad school where she wholeheartedly embraced the west coast yoga lifestyle. While working as a speech therapist, Taucha completed her 240 hour Yoga Teacher Training at the Vancouver School of Healing Arts.

    After 11 years on the west coast, Taucha has recently returned to Ontario. She uses her experience as an allied health professional to evaluate pose difficulty and adjust postures to meet the needs of each student. She combines breathwork, mindfulness, and physical poses to create strong accessible classes. Her goal is to empower students through relatable themes and playful sequences.
     She wants you to leave class feeling like the powerful unique human that you are.  
  • Wendy

    Classes Taught: Gentle

    Wendy discovered yoga 20 years ago as a social activity that doubled as exercise. Her yoga practice continued, but became less consistent as life got busier. The stresses of raising two kids with autism and being married to the military eventually led her back to a regular yoga practice, where she discovered a renewed sense of mental and physical well-being. Wendy has a background in education and is passionate about sharing the mental health benefits of mindfulness, meditation, and yoga with kids, teens, and anyone hoping to cultivate some self-love and inner peace. Wendy encourages students to be curious and explore what their body can do. Using props and modifications to make poses safe and accessible for every body is a top priority in Wendy's classes.

  • Tracy

    Classes Taught: Movement + Mobility

    Tracy holds a B.Sc. in Kinesiology in 1994 and 200Hr RYT Yoga Diploma with Hamsa Yoga. She has spent her career working with people of all different ages and injury histories. Assisting people to heal and to improve or maintain their mobility has been her challenge and her passion.

    When Tracy was faced with chronic pain and a major change in lifestyle, she was drawn to using Yoga as a healing modality. Now Tracy combines the science of Kinesiology and her Yoga Teacher Training and applies this in her work to help others to heal and to improve their lives. She has been fortunate to lead exercises for an inspiring group of high-risk seniors. It is her belief that Yoga should be available to everyone, and that all can benefit.

    Tracy has taken additional courses and training in Teaching Yoga to Seniors as well as Chair Yoga. She is a Heart Wise Certified Instructor and has just completed Level 1 Ursui Reiki.