My journey with yoga started over 10 years ago, but did not become a regular part of my life until I moved to Banff, Alberta in 2013. I have always made physical activity a priority, so naturally I was drawn to the challenge and rewards that come along with a physical practice of yoga.
In July 2017, I enrolled in Yoga Teacher Training lead by my teacher Erin Evans. I took my YTT because I was looking for something more. I was ready to open my heart and mind to the spiritual teachings, and healing that come from a dedicated yoga practice. With deep roots in Ashtanga I love teaching Mixed Level Flow, while offering a wide variety of hands on assists. I recently moved back to Ontario to be closer to my family, and I am thrilled to join the thriving yoga community here in the Durham region.
RYT500 Reiki Master
Angela became drawn to the benefits of a regular Yoga practice in 2003, after discovering its benefits in helping one deepen their understanding of the Self, achieve Balance and Well-Being. Having been a Performer, Choreographer, Adjudicator and Teacher of many Dance disciplines for 20 years, she then ventured into teaching Yoga in 2009. In 2013 Angela went on to open Shakti Connection Yoga, Meditation and Movement Studio, where she led diverse and dynamic Yoga, Barre, Meditation and Functional Movement classes, alongside her team of instructors.
Deeply moved by witnessing the transformation in others, Angela has been committed to offering Reiki and EFT, as part of a diverse approach to healing and an ever-evolving practice. With constant focus on breath, alignment and the present, her classes cultivate an inner knowing and joy within her students. She is honoured to be recognized in the community as Yoga Ambassador for both lululemon and BYOGA, and is grateful to have the opportunity to pass on the healing works of Practice, to those on the path!
“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not leave you astray.”
When someone has faced physical or emotional trauma, it’s important that time to reflect and
recover is made a priority. After her own personal journey to wellness, Amanda Keays is a firm
believer in the benefits of recovery through physical and spiritual awareness. This is what led
her to become a Yoga Teacher to restore the mind, body and soul of students. Since 2005 she
has used her Intuitive Mediumship which was published in ‘The Ghosts of the Canadian
National Exhibition’. Amanda also provides Reiki Healing in Glow Yoga Wellness studios and is
registered with the Canadian Reiki Association.
It’s been a goal of mine to become a yoga teacher since high school. Yoga has always been my safe place
and it’s been the biggest tool in my battle with mental illness. Stress, anxiety, depression – yoga has
helped me to live with all of these. I want to take what I’ve learned from teacher training, and use it to
help other people find peace, and provide a safe space for people to explore their own healing.
I am a graduate of the 250HR YTT and Restorative training here at Glow. I’m hoping to expand my
training to delve deeper into anatomy and spirituality. The training at Glow was absolutely life changing,
and I’m so excited to share what I’ve learned with all of you!
Renee completed her 200 hours of the Illuminate Teacher Training at Glow Wellness Studio and is
excited to share her knowledge to help guide her students to connect with their spiritual side on and off
their mat. Renee is very passionate about health and caring for others as she has an extensive
background as a health care professional. Renee has used yoga and meditation as a holistic approach to
self healing and is excited to share with others how yoga can be a tool to help others transform their
Nicole began practicing yoga purely for the physical work out. Within little time Nicole realized the effect that yoga has on her not only physically, but mentally. With each yoga class Nicole took she began to notice how she would shut off the little voice in her head filled with limiting beliefs and dedicate an hour to release anything holding her back; both on and off her mat. With time yoga became her outlet to reflect both physically and mentally.
Once Nicole completed her 200-hour YTT program she was left with a new perspective of how she viewed life and those around her. Nicole’s goal is to try and inspire her student to leave every class a little bit lighter from when they first walked in. She hopes to share her passion for yoga with others and help them find mind, body and spirit connection.
Tricia has been practicing yoga for 25 years and completed her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training at Glow. “I was initially drawn to yoga like so many other people, to become more flexible, manage my stress and to stretch out my sore muscles from working out at the gym and playing golf. My yoga practice has adapted and changed along with me as I have aged and proves that yoga can be practiced, enjoyed and beneficial for a lifetime. Yoga has helped me cope with emotional and physical changes and has made me more present and calm. It feeds and replenishes my mind, body and spirit and I became a teacher to help others”. In addition to completing Glow Illuminated 200hr teacher training, Tricia has taken many workshops over the years with inspirational teachers such as Rodney Yee, Colleen Saidman-Yee, Rod Stryker, Ashley Turner, Diane Bruni, Seane Corn, Leslie Kaminoff, Natasha Rizopoulos and Travis Eliot.
Tricia teaches beginners and offers workshops geared to ages 40+. In addition to teaching at Glow, Tricia teaches corporate yoga at her downtown Toronto office in the financial district. These classes are specifically designed to help people who work in an office to manage their stress and their repetitive strain issues associated with sitting at a desk in front of a computer & other technology for long periods of time.
“It does not matter whether you have done yoga before or not, just come as you are, it is never too late to start”.
Certified Mat Pilates Instructor and Integrated Movement Therapist – Body Harmonics & Second Wind (Pure Pilates)
YIN Yoga Certified
Restorative Yoga Certified
Reiki Level II Certified
Fascination of healing the physical body through mindful, fluid motion led me to study Pilates and Yoga. I was inspired to be an instructor after my first Pilates class in 2007. I will never forget the relief I felt to my hips and back after using thera-bands. My journey as an instructor continues to grow each day as I engulf in reading, training and observing on a daily basis. The integration of both Yoga and Pilates has been a wonderful blessing. I am inspired by the simple things in life such as nature and stillness to provide an optimal, mindful experience to my students.
You can expect to experience how to integrate appropriate breathing techniques to enhance your practice. Whether I am teaching Pilates or Yoga, my classes reflect a sense of calm using a beautiful selection of music, essential oils and a soothing voice. I look forward to teaching each class at this beautiful studio amongst the trees, birds and the healing sound of water. I look forward to meeting each and every one of you! I hope you enjoy my classes as much as I enjoy teaching them!
BA Health Sciences, RYT 500, Transformational Life Coach, Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner, Shamanic Practioner
A yoga teacher and student of different energy modalities for 10 years, Carol thrives on continuous education from a variety of yoga disciplines and healing modalities Her yoga technique is rooted in the Vinyasa tradition with influence from studies with Baron Baptiste, Kia Miller, Shiva Rea and Seane Corn.
Her classes teach to the theme of presence, connection , self expression and the powerful practice of embodiment. Carol’s ‘yoga’ classes are not your typical vinyasa practice. Expect to be taken on a journey of self discovery, and be given the freedom to express who you really are. Through a blend of vinyasa, kundalini, and specific energy practices to awaken and enliven the pranic body , each class is both unique and empowering.
Interested in becoming a yoga teacher? Carol’s Illuminated Teacher Program is focused around elevating each individual’s unique vibration so that they can heal and become clear vessels of possibility. This is transformative work which touches all aspects of the student’s life.
I am a graduate of the 200HR YTT and Pre-natal TT at Glow Yoga. As a life long learner, I felt a natural pull to move into teaching yoga after practicing for over 10 years. After visiting Glow for the first time, I knew this is where I was meant to be, at this beautiful studio learning from amazing teachers. Doing the YTT program helped to push me out of my comfort zone, and take my yoga practice to another level. It was such an amazing and life-changing experience!
Outside of my yoga life, I am a recent Centennial College graduate in the Workplace Wellness and Health Promotion program. I worked in a corporate sales setting for over 10 years, and I knew it was time to move on and start a career doing something I loved that was health and wellness based. After having not been in school for 10 years, I quit my job and became a full-time student again.
I am also a runner and an enthusiastic CrossFit-er, balancing the calmness and mindfulness of yoga with a more intense weight lifting regime. In my spare time I love hanging out with my beautiful, funny girlfriend, travelling as much as possible, being outdoors, and making delicious vegan food.
Danica’s love of community building and passion for connection are what have guided her to be a yoga teacher at Glow. Her classes are designed to be welcoming, inclusive, and adaptable to all levels and experiences. She believes that yoga, as a personal practice, should be embraced in all of its unique forms for each individual student.
Danica brings an energy of self-compassion, exploration, and celebration to her teaching style. Her life experiences have brought her to acknowledge freedom of movement as a gift and she sees her practice as an act of gratitude. Danica’s intention as a yoga instructor is to spark a loving relationship between mind, body, and spirit.
Believing yoga to be an essential part of both physical and mental wellness, Danica feels strongly that we can all achieve harmony within ourselves through this beautiful practice.
Whitney is a graduate of the 200 hour Illuminated Teacher Training Program at Glow Yoga & Healing Centre. She has always been very passionate about Health and Wellness. After practicing for the last decade, it was a natural decision for her to pursue teaching yoga. Her training is rooted in the Vinyasa Tradition. Whitney brings a lot of passion and energy to her classes with a natural teaching style that resonates with her students. She enjoys vigorous flow and fire practices while still maintaining a connection to mind body and spirit. With an open heart and mind, Whitney looks forward to helping others find the same joy that yoga has brought to her.
(BCom) Honors, Business Diploma, RYT200, Yoga Instructor
Cheryl Hwang is a recent graduate of the YTT at Glow studio. A mother of two children with a strong passion for yoga since 2007. Cheryl was previously overweight in excess of 120 lbs. Today she is lean, healthy, and believes that through yoga and a well-balanced diet anyone can achieve both their physical and mental goals!
Cheryl worked in the corporate world post-university as an Accountant/Auditor for many years while still practising Yoga as well as in the field of nutrition and weight management before pursuing her Yoga career fully as was and is her passion in life. During her corporate career she felt she had lost her true identity; in who she really was as a person.
Since 2013, she has truly and daily dedicated herself in her passion towards Yoga as an everyday lifestyle helping her manage her mind, stress, weight, and everyday daily life and overall feels she is a more fulfilled purposeful person.
Through Yoga, Cheryl has finally discovered her identity and true calling. Her desire is to share her love of yoga and all the benefits it provides to everyone!
Michelle Bryant is a Pilates Instructor and Integrated Movement Therapist. She discovered the incredible benefits of Pilates while searching for a way to alleviate stress, lack of energy and tightness associated with daily living. Amazed by the results of incorporating Pilates into her lifestyle, she grew passionate about sharing this practice with others. Michelle turned this passion into a career by obtaining her Mat and Reformer certification through Pure Pilates and Second Wind Pilates, and is currently enrolled in the YTT program at Glow Yoga. Inspired by all of the wonderful peers and mentors she has worked with through her experiences she continues to develop her skills as an instructor and is very excited to be a part of Glow Yoga. With a kind heart and open mind, Michelle will share this amazing practice that will help tone the body, connect to purposeful movement and improve athletic performance at any age.
RMT, BSc. Biology, 750RYT Certified Hatha and Vinyasa Teacher
Candace is an anatomy educator and a long-time practitioner of yoga and meditation, who brings her science background to yoga. Candace’s focus is to bring an evidence-based approach to asana as she brings her pursuit of life-long learning and knowledge of the human body to teach how asana impacts the body systems.
This perpetual science student completed her first advanced diploma in Biotechnology. After receiving her BSc. in Biology; her independent study was the biology of stress, studying Dr. Gabor Maté and Dr. Robert Sapolsky. She then became a Registered Massage Therapist and included Neuro-Acupuncture to her tool kit.
750 RYT, over 10 years of teaching, Candace has continued her education on physiology and the nervous system with Dr. Bo Forbes and Dr. Kelly McGonigal. She continues to explore and deepen her understanding of asana as a tool to align our body systems in order to support homeostasis.
Being of two-minds, both grounded in science and freeing her soul to fly; Candace has completed The Way of the Shaman: Shamanic Journeying, Power and Healing, The Basic Workshop in Core Shamanism® and has Reiki Two. Her yoga experience is deeply rooted in energetic healing and will be able to perform an energetic assessment, including chakra evaluation, current stage of chakra development, specific areas of focus and a plan for development and change.
When you come to learn yoga with Candace, you’ll be able to better understand the principles of alignment and the body’s connection with asana. Candace focuses on an evidence-based practice that connects mind, body and breath. Get ready for a deeper understanding of the impact an asana practice will have on human physiology and supporting homeostasis in the body.
Having completed her 200hr yoga teacher training at Glow Yoga Wellness Studios Wendy Dennis offers her unique teaching style in Yoga Fundamentals and beginner classes. Wendy’s personal yoga practice has led her on a path of self-awareness and provided her with tools to help manage the challenges of her demanding corporate legal life while raising her children and moving through her own life transitions. As Wendy’s own journey continues to unfold she finds joy in sharing what she has learned along the way and contributing towards helping others find their own path. Wendy recognizes the value and importance of creating sacred space for bringing people together and has taken the hosting role of the Whitby Women’s Wellness Circle (coming soon).
Andrea is a graduate of Glow Yoga’s 200hr YTT and Prenatal YTT certification programs. A 20+year practitioner, Andrea’s focus as both a student and teacher has been on the positive health impacts of yoga and she has often incorporated the practice into her work in wellness and learning and growth. Andrea balances teaching with many other professional and personal roles and in the midst of all her busyness, turns to her yoga practice to cultivate balance and wellbeing. As a passionate advocate for body positivity, Andrea holds space in her classes for all bodies to explore yoga as a tool of self-refection, personal exploration and love. Andrea has also been known to bring chocolate to class.
Kate has been practising different types of yoga for over ten years and finds the effects on her body, mind and spirit very powerful! Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 7, Kate uses yoga and a holistic lifestyle to help manage her wellness. After having knee surgery, developing Hypothyroidism and Celiac Disease, Kate uses clean eating, energy work and daily yoga to stay balanced. She hopes to empower others through her own personal healing journey of yoga and wellness.
Kate uses mindful creativity and movement in her teaching to unleash the creative energy we all embody. She teaches a vinyasa style yoga and focuses on tapping into this creativity through meditation and visualization exercises.
An artist and wellness junkie by nature, Kate can be found hiking with her husband and son, painting, juicing or designing her newest kale-inspired work of art.
H.BSc. Environmental Sciences, CNP (Holistic Nutritional Practitioner), RYT 500, certified prenatal and partner yoga
Adrienne Kelly has been a student of yoga and nutrition since 2006 when she fell in love with the possibility of always feeling great in body mind and spirit. She believes it is possible to achieve all personal health and wellness goals through balanced nutrition and yoga. As an animal lover, she believes we are all deeply connected to the earth and all beings everywhere, and aspires to bring this belief forward in her teachings and personal practice.
Adrienne is known for her invigorating teaching style, intuitive insight and depth of wisdom in nutrition and health. She has studied under many internationally renowned teachers including Sadie Nardini, Seane Corn, Natasha Rizopoulos, Reema Datta and Danny Paradise. Her intention as a teacher is to help each student recognize their own inner strength and light. Her classes are fun, innovative and inspiring as they focus on using yoga as a healing tool to honor and deepen each student’s individual connection to personal strength, self-acceptance and love.
Om Namah Shivaya – Let your light shine.
RYT 400+, certified prenatal yoga, certified pilates instructor, previous Lululemon Run Ambassador
I stumbled into a yoga class, almost quite literally, after having to retire from judo. I was plagued with injuries, the main one leading me to have reconstructive jaw surgery in 2000 to repair the damage from over 10 years of grappling. I was beyond devastated! Not knowing where to go next, I figured I would give yoga a try. I was amazed at how this gentle practice could challenge me both mentally and physically! I found myself wanting to learn more and deepen my own personal practice, which lead to the completion of my RYT200 hatha certification and then furthering my studies with RYT200 vinyasa certification. I have had the pleasure to attend various workshops with incredible teachers such as Ray Long, Natasha Rizopoulos, Danny Paradise, Susi Hately, David Good, Rod Stryker, Margot McKinnon and Sarah Powers just to name a few! The best part is, I am always a student so feel like I’m just getting started!
Yoga has changed me in so many ways! It has guided me, nurtured me and allowed me to grow into a much more grounded and positive being! I am so happy to have found my bliss with yoga and am excited to share it with all of you!
the light in me appreciates and acknowledges the light in you..