Julie Humphries
Julie HumphriesRYT200, Member of Yoga Alliance

I have been a practitioner and lover of yoga for more than 20 years. My yogic journey began when my children were very young and I would practice early in the morning, before they awoke, finding this opportunity for self-care integral to my ability to remain calm, present and giving towards my family throughout the day. The focus required to achieve the poses helped to keep my mind calm and steady and the gift of “me” time kept me sane.
From the beginning I knew that, for me, yoga was about so much more than being able to stand on one foot. It was about the ability to face the challenge of a stressful situation with calmness and acceptance. If I became upset my young children would say “Mommy, why don’t you go do that thing where you sit and breathe?”. I took their advice and it did help. I began to see that my yoga practice provided me with solace in times of stress and emotional upheaval, helping me to maintain a level of calmness and balance and allowing me a chance to look inward.

Yoga provided me with a toolbox to deal with real life situations and I couldn’t get enough of it, reading, practicing, studying yoga with various teachers as time allowed. A part of me knew that I would become a yoga teacher some day and last year I was directed to the teaching program at Inner Quiet Yoga in Peterborough. I feel particularly grateful to my teachers there, Anne and Arlene, as well as the members of my sangha, for the amazing knowledge and profound support so freely given during this intense year of study. The Integrative Yoga Therapy program taught there was a perfect fit for me, focussing on making yoga accessible to all bodies and using mudra, meditation, breathwork and relaxation techniques, as well as asana (postures) as a means of mind-body health, on and off the mat. I believe this to be very important in today’s stressful, fast-paced society! The opportunity to slow the breath, relax, tune in and make connections can benefit each of us in so many ways.

With joy and humility, I look forward to sharing information, ideas and techniques for students to explore in their own quest for balance and health.

Nameste.

Julie Humphries
Julie HumphriesRYT200, Member of Yoga Alliance

I have been a practitioner and lover of yoga for more than 20 years. My yogic journey began when my children were very young and I would practice early in the morning, before they awoke, finding this opportunity for self-care integral to my ability to remain calm, present and giving towards my family throughout the day. The focus required to achieve the poses helped to keep my mind calm and steady and the gift of “me” time kept me sane.
From the beginning I knew that, for me, yoga was about so much more than being able to stand on one foot. It was about the ability to face the challenge of a stressful situation with calmness and acceptance. If I became upset my young children would say “Mommy, why don’t you go do that thing where you sit and breathe?”. I took their advice and it did help. I began to see that my yoga practice provided me with solace in times of stress and emotional upheaval, helping me to maintain a level of calmness and balance and allowing me a chance to look inward.

Yoga provided me with a toolbox to deal with real life situations and I couldn’t get enough of it, reading, practicing, studying yoga with various teachers as time allowed. A part of me knew that I would become a yoga teacher some day and last year I was directed to the teaching program at Inner Quiet Yoga in Peterborough. I feel particularly grateful to my teachers there, Anne and Arlene, as well as the members of my sangha, for the amazing knowledge and profound support so freely given during this intense year of study. The Integrative Yoga Therapy program taught there was a perfect fit for me, focussing on making yoga accessible to all bodies and using mudra, meditation, breathwork and relaxation techniques, as well as asana (postures) as a means of mind-body health, on and off the mat. I believe this to be very important in today’s stressful, fast-paced society! The opportunity to slow the breath, relax, tune in and make connections can benefit each of us in so many ways.

With joy and humility, I look forward to sharing information, ideas and techniques for students to explore in their own quest for balance and health.

Nameste.

Jenny Franks
Jenny FranksRYT200, Member of Yoga Alliance

I came to yoga later in life. My journey began about 10 years ago. I feel fortunate to have landed into Dale Glenn’s yoga class at the YMCA. Her style and knowledge really resonated with me. I loved the way I felt after her yoga classes – so supple, calm and relaxed. I also enjoyed the feeling of doing something for myself – self care.

Being a lover of learning I decided to take a yoga teacher training course in 2015 with Living in the Self Yoga, to learn more about yoga for my own personal growth and development. I quickly realized there was a lot more to yoga than just poses.

I found myself drawn to yoga on a stand-up paddleboard. After taking a course with SUP and Soul Yoga, I began teaching SUP yoga during the summer of 2018.

Again, I felt I wanted to learn more and signed up with Inner Quiet Yoga for their Integrative Yoga Therapy – Yoga Teacher Training program in 2018/2019. Anne Ryan and Arlene Dalton led the yoga teacher training. I am grateful to them for sharing their immense knowledge, enthusiasm and passion. With their support and the support of the group it was an amazing experience. It is an inclusive, adaptive style of yoga, suitable for any age and body - this really appeals to me. Warming up the body will be an integral part of our yoga session together. I like to encourage self care and mindfulness and to inspire you to grow your mind-body connection to find renewed health, vitality and balance. Class sizes are kept small in order to give personal attention where needed, in a positive, relaxed setting. My classes are informative and often are series oriented. My hope is what you experience on the mat you will be able to take off the mat to enrich your daily living.

I am fascinated by this ancient wisdom and constantly strive to learn more.

I look forward to sharing my journey as we journey together towards wellness in mind, body and spirit.

Jenny Franks
Jenny FranksRYT200, Member of Yoga Alliance

I came to yoga later in life. My journey began about 10 years ago. I feel fortunate to have landed into Dale Glenn’s yoga class at the YMCA. Her style and knowledge really resonated with me. I loved the way I felt after her yoga classes – so supple, calm and relaxed. I also enjoyed the feeling of doing something for myself – self care.

Being a lover of learning I decided to take a yoga teacher training course in 2015 with Living in the Self Yoga, to learn more about yoga for my own personal growth and development. I quickly realized there was a lot more to yoga than just poses.

I found myself drawn to yoga on a stand-up paddleboard. After taking a course with SUP and Soul Yoga, I began teaching SUP yoga during the summer of 2018.

Again, I felt I wanted to learn more and signed up with Inner Quiet Yoga for their Integrative Yoga Therapy – Yoga Teacher Training program in 2018/2019. Anne Ryan and Arlene Dalton led the yoga teacher training. I am grateful to them for sharing their immense knowledge, enthusiasm and passion. With their support and the support of the group it was an amazing experience. It is an inclusive, adaptive style of yoga, suitable for any age and body - this really appeals to me. Warming up the body will be an integral part of our yoga session together. I like to encourage self care and mindfulness and to inspire you to grow your mind-body connection to find renewed health, vitality and balance. Class sizes are kept small in order to give personal attention where needed, in a positive, relaxed setting. My classes are informative and often are series oriented. My hope is what you experience on the mat you will be able to take off the mat to enrich your daily living.

I am fascinated by this ancient wisdom and constantly strive to learn more.

I look forward to sharing my journey as we journey together towards wellness in mind, body and spirit.

Tracey Drake
Tracey DrakeRYT200, Member of Yoga Alliance

Tracey is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and has been teaching yoga
since 2006. Originally graduating from Marina MacLean’s Registered Yoga School’s Yoga Teacher Training, Tracey has since recorded with Yoga Alliance over 1,000 hours of yoga training in the many aspects of yoga.

Today, Tracey’s teaching style
and philosophy is largely influenced by the over 200 hours of Yin Yoga Teacher
Training she has received, since 2012, with leading Yin Yoga teachers Paul and
Suzee Grilley.

Tracey leads her classes with compassion, intention and joy.

Tracey Drake
Tracey DrakeRYT200, Member of Yoga Alliance

Tracey is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and has been teaching yoga
since 2006. Originally graduating from Marina MacLean’s Registered Yoga School’s Yoga Teacher Training, Tracey has since recorded with Yoga Alliance over 1,000 hours of yoga training in the many aspects of yoga.

Today, Tracey’s teaching style
and philosophy is largely influenced by the over 200 hours of Yin Yoga Teacher
Training she has received, since 2012, with leading Yin Yoga teachers Paul and
Suzee Grilley.

Tracey leads her classes with compassion, intention and joy.

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