MEET YOUR TEAM OF AWARENESS FACILITATORS

Breathe Yoga Instructors offer a wide array of experience, technique, style and leadership ability to their practice. They've gained quality instruction, trainings and certifications, from some of the best leaders in the yoga industry.

"Awareness Facilitators" help to guide others into their present moment awareness, which is the ultimate goal of the yoga practice.

We are proud to work with this diverse team of yoga professionals, who are focussed on helping you achieve your personal best.

AWARENESS FACILITATOR

JOHN AHONEN

E-RYT 200, YA

John has been practicing yoga for 12 years and teaching for 9 years within various yoga studios, in the Greater Sudbury community. He is trained in various styles of Yoga; Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Baptiste Power Yoga, Yin and Meditation, along with certifications in Thai Yoga Massage and is a Reiki Master. He is currently completing his Registered Massage Therapist training at Trillium College as well as his Heart Math Facilitator certification, with the Heart Math Institute.

 

His classes combine fluid sequencing, powerful breath-work, energy techniques, a deep understanding of yoga anatomy, and a healthy dose of humor, to help students create a deeper connection to their inner world and raise their vibration. John is highly skilled, at bringing students into their present moment awareness.

AWARENESS FACILITATOR

NADIA CARRIERE

E-RYT 500, YA

R-PYT, CERTIFIED PRENATAL INSTRUCTOR

As an educator and yoga teacher, Nadia leads with spirit, fire and intent, which attributes to a teaching style that is both uplifting and powerful. She is the founder of the Universal School of Yoga, Yoga Alliance 200 HR Yoga Teacher Training, and Uniting Movement.

Her association with yoga began at birth having been raised in a Vedic household. She is extremely passionate about education, personal growth, and discovering the world. Working in the tourism industry for over 18 years, and her experience as a travel writer and yoga retreat leader has given Nadia a deep respect for culture and a dedication to sharing  moments of depth and meaning. 

Nadia has been leading yoga and business/professional retreats for over 6 years. Her yoga career and travels have taken her through Europe, Asia, Central America, Canada and the United States.


As a writer, and social media strategist, Nadia’s work has been featured in publications such as PEOPLE, Huffington Post, TripAdvisor as well as various Disney online publications.  Nadia currently resides in the Greater Sudbury region, with her husband and three children.

AWARENESS FACILITATOR

AMRITA O'HARA

RYT 200, YA 

Amrita has been exploring Yoga as a tool to connect, ground, release, heal, empower, open up and find union for over a decade. Her first teacher training was in 2012 and she now has over 1000 hours of certifications under her belt including: Vinyasa, Restorative, Prenatal, Kundalini, Breathwork and Tantra. She is also trained in Thai Yoga Massage and loves to offer hands on assists (when it's appropriate / she can).

 

Amrita loves spending time outdoors in her garden or foraging for wild plant medicines and food, thus her teachings are very influenced by the earth and its elements. She looks forward to sharing classes and space with you!

AWARENESS FACILITATOR

SANDRA MALLETTE

RYT 200, YA

Trained in Rishikesh, India which included a ten day Vipassana, Sandra left incredibly inspired to share the magic of the practice, particularly its impacts on the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual bodies.

 

"Yoga brings me peace and I like to teach others how they can bring peace in for themselves. I have alot of gratitude for the yoga asanas, but I believe the secret sauce of yoga is in the pranayama, meditations and philosophy. When I'm teaching, I try my best to integrate as much of the eight limbs of yoga, as appropriate."

"That's what I'm here for, to help restore the balance, that's what I choose to do. Namaste."

 

 

AWARENESS FACILITATOR

SHERRY MAYER

RYT 200, CYA

C-IAYT 800, YA-IN TRAINING

 Sherry has been working with clients within personal development, for more than a decade.  With a certification in Hatha Yoga and professional background and education in Social Work, her teachings focus on personal empowerment, mindful movement and present moment awareness.  She offers a variety of practical techniques that helps to foster resiliency, build physical and mental strength, increases self awareness and helps to awaken the true self. 

Sherry has achieved courses in Buddhism with the University of Sudbury, certification in Yoga Nidra and Restorative and is currently immersed in a two year, 800 hour intensive training in Yoga Therapy; certified training with the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Yoga Therapy involves the practice of therapeutic yoga modalities such as trauma informed approaches, ayurvedic modalities and best practices in lifestyle management.  Sherry co-owns A Space to Breathe Inc., operates ONE Spirit Yoga & Wellness Co. and is passionate about the development of both western and eastern mind-body practices, in Northeastern Ontario.

AWARENESS FACILITATOR

 

KRISTEN LAVALLEE
RYT 200, YA

Kristen comes to us with varied experiences in yoga, meditation and reiki. She is a certified Girl on Fire Practitioner, which is a girl empowerment program guided through yoga, movement, breath and self-exploration. 

She has background in teaching yoga to children ages 4-10 years, having run an after-school yoga program at a studio in Halifax N.S. called "On the Mat." She is also a certified level 2 Usui Reiki practitioner.

Driven within helping relationships, Kristen is currently studying the Bachelor of Arts, Indigenous Social Work Program at Laurentian University.  We are thrilled to have Kristen lead our Yogi Bear children's class and our Gentle Hatha classes at Breathe~

AWARENESS FACILITATOR

 

KAMINI KALIA

MScN, RN, CPMHN(C)

CYT 500- Level 1

PRE-NATAL INSTRUCTOR

Kamini Kalia, fondly known as Kama, has been actively practicing yoga since 2007 after first discovering Modo Yoga while working as a psychiatric/mental health nurse in London, Ontario and completing her graduate studies. Given the demanding nature of the healthcare industry, Kama often retreats to the practice room in order to recharge, as well as find peace and solace after long days.

 

After completing a 30-Day Challenge in her home studio in Mississauga, she decided to deepen her practice by pursuing the 2013 Modo Yoga teacher training in Los Angeles, California. As a lifelong learner, Kama has additionally completed Modo Flow and Prenatal yoga teacher trainings. Apart from teaching, Kama is a mental health advocate and nursing leader at a large mental health and addiction hospital in Toronto, and is a certified nursing psychotherapist. She is a wife and a mother of two. Kama always strives to bring her love of life and her passion to help others into all that she does.

AWARENESS FACILITATOR

BARB DUBE

RYT 200, CYA

Barb was born and raised in Sudbury, and has been practicing yoga for 20 years. A recent graduate of the RYT 200, CYA and graduate of Laurentian University’s English Literature and Interdisciplinary Humanities program, Barb has a background in education and mental health advocacy/awareness.

 

  With a focus on breathwork, meditation, strong Hatha poses, and the use of props, her classes are designed to leave you feeling calm, confident, and centered. “Props are a game-changer!”

AWARENESS FACILITATOR

 

SARAH STAMPLECOSKI

BSc, RN-In progress

RYT 200, YA

Born and raised in Sudbury Ontario my introduction to yoga began 10 years ago, as a way to balance my busy academic life. I am grateful to the talented yoga instructors in Sudbury who fostered my passion for yoga and introduced me to its philosophy. Yoga gave me confidence and mindfulness, and now I teach to share the joy of meditative movement. I hope to spark creativity and connection for students at A Space to Breathe, in the way that my favourite yoga teachers did for me.

 

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