Bobby Bessey, B.Sc., E-RYT 500, RPYT, Doula CD(DONA), HBCE (HypnoBirthing Educator) 

Program Director and Senior Teacher

Bobby studies and teaches yoga both within Canada and internationally. She has studied Hatha yoga, Yin yoga and meditation in Canada, Japan and at numerous Indian ashrams. She continues to expand her knowledge with training both locally and abroad.  Her classes approach yoga from a healing perspective, as well as a means of maintaining and optimizing physical, mental and spiritual health. Her science background infuses the traditional and energetic aspects of yoga instruction with physiological insight. Bobby is the creator and director of the Shakti Yoga Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training as well as co-director of Yoga Teacher Training Newfoundland & Labrador. In addition to Hatha and Yin yoga instruction, Bobby specializes in prenatal yoga classes and birth education. She is a birth doula, HypnoBirthing instructor, registered prenatal yoga instructor(RYPT), and yogi mother of two. You can find more about Bobby at http://www.ShaktiYoga.ca

Meaghan Burridge, B.Comm (Co-op), E-RYT

Program Director and Senior Teacher

Meaghan is an experienced yoga teacher known for pairing just the right level of challenge with a light sense of humour. She began her yoga journey as a teenager looking for relief from chronic back pain and almost two decades later the practice has become an integral, life-long therapy that continually heals more than just pesky back pain. Since those early days of yoga exploration in Toronto, Meaghan has studied throughout Canada, the United States, and Thailand and especially in Montreal with teachers Robin Golt and Barrie Risman. Trained in the Anusara method of alignment-based, heart opening Hatha yoga Meaghan teaches from the heart, for the heart and weaves body, mind and soul together as they are meant to be.

Ann Marie Lane, BSc., PT. Certified Yoga Teacher

Anatomy Instructor

Ann Marie is grateful to know the importance of finding balance and re-balance in her physical, mental and spiritual journey (she’ll let you know once she’s found it!) Whether in her calling as a physiotherapist, or in her exploration as a student and teacher of yoga, Ann Marie recognizes that understanding and connecting with the physical body, is a key to fuller awareness. She is thrilled to be teaching and sharing what she knows of anatomy in this wonderful yoga teacher training program.

See Bobby and Meaghan discuss their backgrounds in yoga in this video (filmed in 2013 – note that some details of the program have changed since then, though the core offering remains the same)

*note that some program information has changed since the filming of this video

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