We do this because we love it. We do this because it’s worked for us. Movement is joy and we're here to connect you to yours!
Morgan Cowie (she/her) is a Leo Sun, a dedicated learner and a lover of all things that light the world up with joy.
There is not a movement practice in the world that Morgan doesn’t want to find out more about. She is currently enthralled with teaching meditation, barre, yoga and fun dance cardio sequences. She loves the feeling of combining intelligent design and sequencing with straight up sweaty fun.
There’s no feeling in the world better than being at home in your body and Morgan’s classes are created to help you know that amazing is your birthright.
‘Je suis prest (I am ready)’ – Clan Fraser of Lovat
Yoga is more than just a physical practice, it combines movement with mindfulness. This, to Kathrin (she/her), is what makes yoga so profound. At the end of a class, there’s the potential to feel settled in your body, your mind and your energy.
Kathrin started teaching in 2009 after training at Sivananda Vedanta. Later, she completed trainings at Octopus Garden Yoga (300 hour, Restorative Yoga and Functional Movement) and Body Harmonics (Pilates) and Boomerang (Pilates and Functional Movement).
She loves teaching in a way that combines what feels great (the yummy movements and fun flows) and what we need (the ab and hip work that makes us groan). Students often call her classes ‘sneaky’ because they feel so calm but are also sweating buckets! That’s what she’s passionate about – finding ways to integrate the ‘sweet stuff’ with ‘the medicine’.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Taryn (she/her) will forever call herself a ‘new mom’, despite having a four year old. Her entry to yoga was through movement, but her passion ruminates in studying its roots in Eastern philosophy. She is unabashed in her commitment to cheesy jokes and not taking this thing called ‘life’ too seriously. Taryn is most passionate about teaching movement that breeds self-inquiry and compassion. Her classes purposefully amp up the agency of her students because, ultimately, we all have the best teachers within us. If she had to pick one modality to be monogamous with, it would be Yoga Nidrā. Through nidrā, Taryn is able to express the golden nuggets embedded within the philosophy of yoga, while also facilitating some meaningful rest for her students.Despite not being a ‘Trekkie’, this Leonard Nimoy quote really hits home for her: “The miracle is this: the more we share, the more we have.”
Blaire (she/her) was born and raised in Toronto, where she acquired her first loves: dancing and singing. She is a city girl, a sci-fi geek and theatre nerd who strives to take positivity and honesty with her wherever she goes. Blaire’s favourite thing about teaching Barre is getting to combine ballet with fitness – a match made in her personal heaven. She believes the aspects of grace and poise of ballet together with direct strengthening exercises creates an amazing fitness modality. And setting it all to music brings a third, incredibly important aspect: fun!
“Don’t dance for the audience; dance for yourself.” –Bob Fosse
Taranee (she/her) is a Toronto based circus artist of Tamil and Filipinx descent. Her three biggest expressions are yoga, hand-balancing, and Bharatanatyam dance. She believes that the more we share the more we have, which is why she is so passionate about teaching.
Taranee teaches a variety of movement modalities such as, gymnastics, strength training, and yoga. Currently, her favourite movement modality to teach is hand-balancing. In a world where we are constantly on the go, hand-balancing has the power to bring you back to the present moment and calm the mind. It is her favourite life hack to use.
Taranee’s favourite quote is “We are our ancestors wildest dreams”. She uses this quote as a reminder to dig deeper, work harder, and to take a chance on herself.
Renelyn (she/her) is a queer artist as well as a Kundalini Meditation and multi-faceted mindful movement teacher. Her practices root in play as an act of resilience and a practice of curiosity and compassion for Self. Renelyn loves to incorporate breathwork into her sequences and speaks to the body as a carrier of lineage and story! She often encourages folks to use each class as a practice of self-discovery, exploration, as well as a practice of learning to more deeply listen into our body’s wisdom, sharing a language of its own.
For Renelyn, movement is a reminder of the body’s ability to care for us, rather than always the other way around. Breath is a beautiful site of inquiry to get to know our own state, our ever changing needs and desires.
Tamara (she/her) hasn’t been able to sit still her whole life, from ballet, to circus, to yoga…pilates, functional movement, barre, rope wall, and beyond. If it connects you to your body she’s here for it. Mindful movement (or rest, she teaches restorative too!) of any modality carves out a moment for yourself in your day, the presence of inhabiting your body with integrity, the noticing and pausing between emotions, thoughts, words, and actions, integrating it all to expand your heart-mind and to be of service. Sprinkle in some social justice, astrology, and dog petting and that sums her up well.
“Don’t move the way fear makes you move. Move the way love makes you move. Move the way joy makes you move.” -Osho
When he’s not on the mat, Philippe (he/his) is also an actor, a food & wine enthusiast, a lover of things dramatic and a believer in tender moments. He speaks fluent French, has two brothers and loves the colour green. He will take Game of Thrones over The Bachelor, Melissa McCarthy over Seth MacFarlane, Ginger Molasses over Chocolate Chip and Broccoli over Cauliflower.Philippe’s goal as an instructor is to move and inspire as a Challenger, a Caretaker and an Artist. He values vigour, laughter, creativity and integrity. His classes, always rooted in a theme, are a blend of smart strengthening, fluid movement, poetic cueing and an appeal to the subtle. Philippe found Yoga at a time when he really needed help and guidance. It is not an exaggeration to say that Yoga changed his life. He hopes to offer others a spark of what’s been so meaningful to him. He is a student of what he teaches.“Our lives are not our own. From womb to tomb, we are bound to others, past and present. And by each crime, and every kindness, we birth our future.” -David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas