THE AWARENESS FACILITATORS

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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 focused on helping you achieve your personal best.

The Awareness
Facilitators

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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.

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.

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!”

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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!

Amrita  O'Hara
RYT 200, YA 

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Madison is a lifelong Sudburian. She is a second year Psychology BA student with a minor in Indigenous Studies at Laurentian University. She hopes to pursue a career as a Psychologist and assist people in their personal growth.Madison has been practicing yoga for over three years and continues to deepen her practice through her involvement as an Energy Exchanger volunteer. Madison is completed her 200 HR Yoga Teacher Training at the Universal School of Yoga in 2021.

Madison Moxam
RYT 200, YA

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Proudly born and raised in Moose Cree First Nation, Moose Factory Ontario and raised Oji-Cree, Brook took an interest in yoga early on. She moved to Sudbury to complete her post-secondary studies in Chemical Engineering and currently works as an Environmental Laboratory Analyst."My education helped blossom my environmentalist heart and has helped me see the world as a language of frequencies and vibrations. I'm happy to say that yoga and meditation became a part of my daily routine and am now on my way to become a yoga and meditation instructor. Brooke graduated the 200 Hour Teacher Training with the Universal School of Yoga in 2021 and merges her Indigenous heritage into her teaching style.

Brooke McLeod
RYT 200, YA

Sherry  Mayer
E-RYT 500, YA
RYT 800
 (C-IAYT)-IN TRAINING

 Sherry has been working with clients within personal development for more than a decade and merges her learnings in both yoga and social work, within a human centered approach.  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, increase 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 owns and operates A Space to Breathe Inc. and is passionate about the development and sustainability of  mind-body practices, in Northeastern Ontario.

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