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Abeer Cassandra Rahman, Canada based yoga teacher and enthusiast, is a graduate of the Kula Teacher Training Class of 2009. Her Hatha, Power, Yoga Detour training is complemented by her knowledge of a variety of yoga subspecialties such as yoga philosophy, partner yoga and yoga for kids, seniors as well as corporate yoga  . Her love for travel and the ability to speak Arabic, English and Spanish has allowed her the opportunity to teach in a number of exotic countries around the world.

 

From this she has made the yoga foundational connection to friends and peers worldwide. She holds  Honors Human Biology university degree which is evident in her mobility yoga teaching style.  Abeer brings a new spin to deeply knowing and loving oneself. She embraces her curls and curves as the ´Curly Curvy Yogi’ on Instagram.

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Abeer's general schedule: (Fri) 7am Functional Mobility / (Sun) 5:30pm Hot Hatha, 7pm Hot Vinyasa

Compassionate, jovial, & open hearted would be a perfect description of Beata. She has a passion for yoga & offers this energy exchange to her students. Her studies emerged from a deep need for emotional healing, and the result was a calling to share the gift of yoga to everyone who would be open to finding the path of enlightenment.

 

She studied Hatha yoga under an Indian guru, and adapted her practice to blend east & west flavours. Her love of yoga, connecting to people on a soulful level, and desire to help live a fulfilled life, shows up on & off her mat.

 

Her mission is to be a beacon of light, be guided towards it, & help others along their journey into it.

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Beata's general schedule: (Mon) 5:30pm Hot Hatha / (Sat) 12pm Hot Vinyasa / (Sun) 10am Hot Hatha; 12pm Hot Vinyasa Core

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 Chinmayee Rindani  

Chinmayee is an engineer and certified yoga teacher who stumbled upon her yoga practice 15 years ago in an attempt to slow down the mind in a very busy and fast-paced world. She started off as an energy exchange cleaning at studios, and for the last 7 years she has been teaching various forms of Hatha, vinyasa, yin and pre/post natal around the GTA. 

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She focuses on cultivating a fun, curious and accessible-to-all class with an emphasis on finding the balance between the biomechanics and meditation aspects of the practice.

When she is not practicing yoga, she loves hiking in the mountains, scuba diving and walking with her dog Shiloh.

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She has recently moved to Oakville and is looking forward to growing with the INYE community!

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Chinmayee's general schedule: (Sat) 8:15am Hatha Fundamental

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Eddee is the studio director of Inye Yoga. His invitation to all students is to experience and deepen their connections to the physical, energetic, mental, and the subtle bodies through Yoga. Whether it is through Hatha asana, pranayama, meditation, hypnotherapy or reiki, as long as one is willing to step across the open door of awareness, he would provide guidance to aid their journey.

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Eddee's main Hatha Yoga principle for deep integrated work is patience. He strives to bring flexibility and mobility back to the spine, to grow tall and move with freedom, and to re-introduce natural alignment back to the body. His practices are conducted gracefully and methodically, and he invites the students to re-discover their physical and mental boundaries while exploring their unique path. Move and discover, that's how we grow and evolve.

 

Eddee is a certified E-RYT200 teacher, certified Reiki Master, and a clinical hypnotherapist. He aims to provide judgement free practices & a sacred space for every practitioners.

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Eddee's general schedule: (Tues) 9:30pam Hot Hatha; 8:30pm Warm Yin Meditation / (Wed) 1:30pm Warm Deep Stretch; 8:30pm HypnoYoga / (Thur) 9:30am Hot Hatha; 5:30pm Hot Hatha; 7pm Hot Hatha I-II / (Sat) 8am Hot Yoga Strong; 10am Hot Hatha I-II. Eddee is the INYE Yoga Teachers Training Asana Trainer

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Jennifer originally found the way to her mat a decade ago as a means to create a more balanced and healthy lifestyle. It was love at first breath and she quickly realized that when she kept a regular practice that other aspects of her life felt more balanced as a result. 

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Jennifer believes yoga is truly for everyone and creates a safe and welcoming environment to students of all levels. Her warm, welcoming, and friendly energy will encourage even the most apprehensive of students to try something new. Jennifer has been a high school teacher in Ontario, Canada for 17 years and has brought her passion for yoga to her school with an Intro to Yoga course.

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Jen's general schedule: (Mon) 5:30pm Hot Hatha

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Joanne teaches a dynamic class infused with intelligence and creativity.  She skillfully weaves the biomechanics of postures with inspired expression, inviting deeper awareness on and off the mat.

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Joanne’s teaching draws from her mentors, Ted Grand, Michael Siddall and Cynthia Cooperstone. She has study Anusara Yoga in depth, and incorporates the principles into her teaching.

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Off the mat, you’re likely to find Joanne celebrating in the great outdoors – rain or shine – on bike, skis or relaxing at the cottage with family and friends.

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Joanne's general schedule: (Mon) 7am Warm Deep Stretch / (Wed) 7am Hot Hatha I; 9:30am Warm Deep Stretch / (Fri) 10am Hot Hatha; 12pm Warm Deep Stretch

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Julie strives to create space for healing, growth and transformation, and encourages students to find a sense of grace and introspection in their practice. Through pranayama, meditation and yoga philosophy, Julie invites students to see yoga as more than just asana: to contemplate yoga as a living practice and a way of being; to consider the discoveries we make on our mats as metaphors for the lessons we need to learn in our lives off the mat.

 

She credits yoga with giving her greater clarity, inner strength, and a deeper understanding of compassion, as well as a profoundly different perspective on the world and her place within it.

 

Julie began practicing Ashtanga yoga in 2002, and received her 200-hour Advanced Study and Teacher Training Certification (alignment-based Hatha) in 2014. The teachers that have most influenced Julie are Colin Matthews, who helped her to find grace and wisdom in her personal practice, and Grant Hutchinson, who inspires her to approach teaching with loving compassion. 

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Julie's general schedule: (Mon) 12pm Vinyasa / (Tues) 12pm Hatha / (Wed) 12pm Hatha; 7pm Hot Hatha I-II / (Fri) 7pm Hot Hatha

Julie has practiced yoga for over 20 years and credits her yoga practice for helping her stay balanced and grounded as she navigates raising two teenage daughters, a demanding career and the ups and downs of life.

During the pandemic, Julie decided to take her love of yoga to the next level, completing the 200-hour Yoga teacher training at Inye in 2021. Julie truly believes that yoga is for everyone, and her classes offer a balance of effort and ease, with options and variations provided to help students find the right practice for them.

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Julie's general schedule: (Tues) 5:30pm Hot Vinyasa / (Wed) 6:00pm Yoga Outreach - Slow Release Flow

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 Julie Unsworth 

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 Ralph Petermann 

After turning to yoga to help heal his body in 2010, Ralph began teaching in 2019. Ralph’s classes offer a compassionate approach to yoga with a focus on providing variation and options designed to help yogis find their own practice within the structure of his teaching.

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Ralph's general schedule: (Fri) 5:00pm Hot Hatha

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After being touched by the death of a family member at a young age, Shanine questioned the meaning of life and death. This led her to study healing and spirituality with masterful teachers. Through her studies and life experiences, she intuitively guides her students to access an inner wisdom that propels them to live to their greatest potential.

 

Shanine was introduced to yoga while studying massage therapy in 1999 (in South Africa). It wasn't until she came to Canada in 2001 that she fell deeply in love with it. She completed her first 200-hour yoga teacher training in 2008. She then completed another 200-hour yoga training (with an alignment focus), a Meditation teacher training program, and her 300-hour yoga teacher training. She owned a yoga studio for 10 years and is grateful to continue to share yoga with so many students, especially at Inye Yoga.

 

Shanine is an E-RYT 500 teacher with Yoga Alliance. She also teaches Yoga Nidra and Meditation and is completing her trainings in Reiki and Folk Herbalism. Her yoga practices are heavily influenced by Tantra Yoga (from the Sri Vidya lineage). This includes intelligent sequencing of poses to feel more embodied, focusing on the breath and meditation to stabilize the mind and manage energy to realize the true Self.

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Shanine's general schedule: (Mon) 9:30am Hot Hatha / (Tues) 7pm Gentle / (Thur) 1:30pm Gentle / (Fri) 5:30pm Reiki Restorative

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 Shanine Dennill 

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Shari has spent her entire career in the health care industry learning about disease treatment and prevention, and health management.  She has always been active and after years of competitive sports, discovered her love of yoga.  Because of her foundations in Kinesiology, she applies strong principles of anatomy and physiology to the teaching and mentoring of a healthy lifestyle.  Shari caters to all levels of fitness needs and believes in a variety of modifications to ensure safe execution and participation in class.  She believes in the importance of balancing strength and flexibility without compromising either in a well-rounded program.

 

Shari is passionate about health, fitness and nutrition. She appreciates the joy a healthy body can offer daily routines and how difficult simple chores can be when one’s body does not cooperate.  She hopes that through her sharing of yoga, people can discover or rediscover the joy in daily activity.  She is an energetic motivator who believes there is a program out there that can fit everyone’s needs.

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Shari's general schedule: (Tues) 6:30am Warm Deep Stretch / (Thur) 6:30am Warm Deep Stretch; 12pm Yoga Strong

Tammy is passionate about Yoga! Practicing yoga for over 10 years, yoga has been a transformational journey for Tammy. As a classically trained dancer for over 13 years, Tammy sought yoga as a healing method to repair injuries and create a deeper mind body connection.  She enjoys sharing her experiences, love and privilege for movement with students and brings grace, gratitude and humility to each class. 

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Tammy is a graduate of the Kula Teacher Training Class of 2018 and RYT-200 certified yoga instructor.  She provides a friendly environment cultivating awareness and alignment, inviting each student to evolve and elevate movement exploration through intelligent yoga poses. Each class is designed to inspire and support individual growth encouraging union of breath with movement, with deep core emphasis.

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Tammy's general schedule: (Mon) 7pm Hot Hatha I-II; 8:30pm Hot Slow Release Flow / (Thur) 8:30pm Hot Slow Release Flow / (Sun) 8:30am Hot Hatha I-II

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 Tiffany Harkes 

Tiffany has always had a sense that we are connected to something more.  Over 10 years ago, on a whim Tiffany tired her first yoga class with a friend and never looked back.  Working in a physically demanding career at the time, Tiffany began to see the positive effects of a strong yoga practice almost immediately. Combined with the deep sense of connection, yoga became an invaluable tool for both physical and spiritual transformation.  Through teaching, Tiffany delights in bringing a sense of peace and calm that comes from the extraordinary experience of being deeply connected to not only yourself, but the world.

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Tiffany's general schedule: (Mon) 1:30pm Gentle / (Thur) 9:30am Hot Hatha / (Sat) 4:30pm Warm Deep Stretch

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Yoga Teacher Trainers

Cynthia Cooperstone has been teaching yoga since 2002 in studio, private, workshop and retreat settings, and has been involved in numerous teacher training programs, including as Director of Kula Annex Yoga Teacher Training since 2015. Following her primary Hatha Yoga certification, she went on to study anatomy and yoga-based therapeutics, meditation and philosophy, and earned her advanced certification from the Anusara School of Hatha Yoga. More recently, she has been investigating High Intensity Interval Training and is adding strength, cardio and functional range conditioning to her offerings.

 

Cynthia’s studies in Literature (BA, MA) and her subsequent career as a writer, editor and communications consultant have contributed to her eloquence and her ability to make accessible and applicable the deep concepts of the rich yoga tradition. Her studio classes are known for their blend of alignment-based asana and philosophy, and her approach honours individual capabilities and perspectives even as it safely invites personal exploration and physical challenge.  Her trainings are distinguished by her deep respect for and commitment to her students, for her organized and integrated methodology, and for her unwavering commitment to demonstrating and fostering in her students the concept of service. Cynthia is honoured to direct the inaugural INYE Yoga Teacher Training.

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Cynthia is the INYE Yoga Teachers Training Lead Trainer

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Ellie started her career in healthcare when she trained as a paramedic in 2006 before switching to the field of massage therapy in 2014. Since then Ellie has discovered her passion for education by working as a teacher for the Canadian Collage of Massage and Hydrotherapy.

 

After completing a 200 hour Yoga Training program Ellie registered as a yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance and began the process of developing anatomy curriculum specific to the yoga community. With curriculum in hand she now teaches in multiple registered yoga school in and around the GTA. Ellie provides an energetic and interactive class where questions are encouraged, and there are many laughs to be had.

 

Her lessons outline the anatomy of the human body, and how yoga teachers can use the information to provide both a safe and effective environment of practice.Through this work she is looking to further both her own personal yoga practice and yoga communities’ understanding of the human body as a whole. 

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Ellie is the INYE Yoga Teachers Training Anatomy Trainer

Hali has been immersed in the study and practice of the yoga tradition since we was a child. She spend many of her formative years living in the Himalayas at the International Meditation Institute, studying yoga history, philosophy, yogic scripture, Sanskrit, chanting, meditation and pranayam. Since 1999 she has been teaching all of these aspects of the yoga tradition in various teacher training programs in Toronto where she makes her home, as well as in Europe, India and the Caribbean. Hali is known for delivering the teachings of yoga in a way which is both humorous and accessible, and feels that the most important thing is for the student to feel that they apply yoga philosophy into their every day lives.

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Hali is honoured to be a part of INYE yoga teacher training where she gets to be working in collaborating with such an excellent group of core teachers. 

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Hali is the INYE Yoga Teachers Training Philosophy Trainer

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Yoga Outreach Teachers

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 Laura Parro 

Laura is a graduate of the Inye 200 hour yoga training since June 2021. You will feel her compassion and love for yoga through her sequences and themed classes that will enlighten you on and off your mat.


She will move you at a comfortable pace to allow you to feel the sensations of each pose. Her encouraging and caring affirmations and attention to her students will help you feel safe and at ease.

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Laura's general schedule: (Mon) 7:30pm Hatha I w/ Candlelight

Caren decided to become a certified yoga teacher (200 RYT) to help people nourish themselves (mind, body and spirit) and gain a better understanding of herself.

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She teaches classes in a safe, focused and caring manner.  Caren cares about helping her students breathe slowly, move mindfully and celebrate what they can do.  Caren encourages her students to be kind to themselves on the mat and spread joy to others when they’re off the mat.  She does yoga and meditation on a regular basis to stay present, grounded and grateful.  She is passionate about health, fitness and nutrition.

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Caren's general schedule: (Tues) 1:30pm Revitalizing Stretch w/ Breathwork

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 Caren Sexton 

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 Namitha Shastri 

Namitha began her yoga practice over 10 years ago, and what started as a desire to increase strength and flexibility gradually turned into a pathway to personal growth and spiritual connection. She is a graduate of the INYE Teacher Training Class of 2021 and is RYT 200 certified yoga instructor. Namitha is a CPA by day, and loves sharing her passion for yoga with those in workplace settings.

 

Fuelled by her Indian roots, Namitha aims to share the deeper teachings of yoga in order to allow students to transcend the physical boundaries often placed on this ancient art. She aims to cultivate a strong awareness between the breath and movement through her practices, allowing students an opportunity to pause and connect within. Namitha is honoured and humbled to be a part of the INYE community.

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Namitha's general schedule: (Thur) 6pm Revitalizing Stretch w/ Breathwork

Pam first approached yoga as part of her fitness routine and in doing so began to shift her outlook on her health and the world around her. Over the years Pam has developed a style of teaching influenced by yogis such as B.K.S. Iyengar and Vanda Scaravelli. Pam's training includes studies in Hatha, Ashtanga and Restorative Yoga practices as well as anatomy, physiology, psychology, meditation and pranayama. Pam has studied with numerous teachers over the years including Donna Farhi, Judith Hanson Lasater, Susi Hately, and Nischala Joy Devi.   

 

Pam’s approach to teaching is one of healing and turning inwards. Guiding us to listen to and understand our own personal needs while weaving meditation, physical practice and breathwork in order to balance our bodies, minds and spirits. Pam is passionate about helping others embark on their own healing journey... one breath at a time.

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Pam's general schedule: (Tues) 6pm Revitalizing Stretch w/ Breathwork

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 Pam Shaw 

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 Colleen Conroy 

Colleen has a love of yoga having discovered yoga after many years of distance running, spinning and pump classes. She has reinvented herself so to speak, managing a  severe scoliosis, and fully credits 18 yrs of various steady yoga practices in Bikram, Hatha, Vinyassa, Functional Mobility, Restorative and her YTT Training with Inye Yoga in 2021 as her catalyst  for wishing to share yoga through teaching. 

 

As a now retired R.N., former medical sales rep, wife, mother and Nana, she has witnessed monumental changes with people’s bodies, how they improved their mobility, and how their outlook towards a yoga practice, breathing, movement,  began to shift positively upon introducing yoga into their worlds.  Colleen values your time, your experience, and you can expect her yoga classes will assist you, at your pace, to improve fluidity and calmness within.

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Colleen's general schedule: (Fri) 1:30pm Warm Revitalizing Stretch w/ Breathwork

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