Team of Yoga teachers at Anahata Yoga from the Heart in Barrie Ontario

Our Mission

Our mission is to make Yoga accessible for EVERYONE. No matter gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, or income, everyone needs yoga in their life. Our Barrie yoga teachers want to support those who struggle with life challenges and mental health by sharing the practice of yoga. Yoga can do more than calm you and make you flexible. It allows us to become aware of our own needs emotionally and mentally through a physical practice.

Our "Pay it Forward" program was created specifically for those who, for the moment, can't afford the full fee. If you can afford a cup of coffee then you can afford a yoga class. And hey, if you can't afford a class this week then it’s on us! This is our way of giving back to the community in a mindful way.

Becca

Yoga teacher at Anahata Yoga from the Heart

Rebecca has always had a passion for teaching kids and adults alike. Currently an elementary school teacher, she loves sharing mindfulness and the benefits of breath with her students. Despite her busy days in the classroom, she decided to pursue her 200 hr yoga teacher training and feels it is the best choice she has ever made. She strives to provide classes that are accessible and focused on positivity and well-being.

" For me, yoga should leave you feeling nourished, calm and connected to your physical and mental body. It is so important to listen to ourselves and become more attuned to what our body and mind are telling us. If you listen, they both have a story to share."

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Cindi

Yoga teacher at Anahata Yoga from the Heart

Cindi has a background in Education and came to deepen her love of yoga over the past decade. A natural progression of her fondness of teaching as well as her devotion to yoga was for her to take Yoga Teacher Training to further deepen and advance her knowledge and practice of yoga. Yoga is a wonderful way to feel good in both body and mind and to spread that goodness around. She appreciates being a part of the Anahata Yoga Studio family and community and looks forward to meeting you at the studio!

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Michelle

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Michelle is a passionate and well practiced yogi. She was recommended yoga, as a way to incorporate movement back into her life after some long term hospital stays when she was a teen. Yoga has helped Michelle to understand and overcome some of the mental barriers that prevented her from being and embracing herself. After a decade of practice, she has unraveled the layers of self doubt and insecurity, to find a place of inner peace and self acceptance. Michelle became a yoga teacher to guide people to the place of their own unique understanding and personal power, within. She believes that the more humanity looks inward, the more beautiful the world will be.

 

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Erica

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Erica began practicing yoga about 10 years ago. As a result of the love of her own practice she decided to complete her yoga teacher training. She enjoys teaching hatha and vinyasa style yoga with the philosophy of teaching people through building strength as well as self love and expression.
Erica's goal is to help people improve their overall well being through her teaching.

Jenna

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Jenna is a certified Vinyasa yoga instructor, passionate about spreading healing through gentle movement and mediation. She is a strong advocate for mental health awareness and self care. She is completing her 96 hour Kids Yoga certification, and beginning her advanced 500 hour ytt in the spring of 2021. Her teachings are often centered around the subtle body and energy systems, allowing tension and pain to be released through pranayama (breath exercises) and yoga. She is so excited to be a part of this beautiful community and looks forward to practicing together soon!

 

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Chelsea

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Beginning my yoga journey just over a decade ago, I have had times where I've fallen away from my practice, and other times where I'm avidly up practicing every morning at 5.a.m. But one thing that's remained, is the impact it's had for me off the mat.

Yoga has taught me awareness of self, body, and breath in ways that I had never known before. It's opened up my life, and taken me down paths that I never would've thought to have found myself. It's shown me, that it's up to us to notice the magic that is woven into our everyday lives, and I can only hope to inspire others to feel the same.

I can't wait to meet you on the mat, and look forward to making magic with you!

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Regan

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Regan is passionate about teaching and helping others. She found yoga while training in dance at University. Since then she has become a 200hr certified yoga instructor, a Barre Fitness instructor as well as a certified BASI Pilates instructor. Her classes are focused on the way the movement feels in your body vs the way it looks. She strongly feels that a movement practice should be about feeling good, confident and strong.

Her classes are fun upbeat and are sure to have a few laughs along the way.

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