• Meet the hamsa yoga team:

  • Andrea, co-owner

    Classes taught: hot flow, gentle flow, STRETCH + UNWIND, kids yoga

    Andrea first came to yoga as a very un-flexible cross country runner whose knees were crying out for a change. Over time and a committed yoga practice she experienced physical and spiritual transformation both on and off the mat. Andrea is a certified RYT and will encourage you to find that peaceful warrior within yourself. Growing her yoga knowledge, in addition to her RYT-200hrs, Andrea has completed over 80-Hrs of Yin Yoga certification and has attended workshops and trainings from internationally known yogis such as: Dharma Mittra, Sean Corne, Koya Webb, Kathryn Flynn, Amy Wren, and more. 

  • Tiffany, Co-owner

    Classes taught: Yoga Wall, yoga 101, cozy yin, hamsa mix, Beginner Yogi Series

    Tiffany has so much love for practicing and teaching yoga that she decided to take her passion to the next level and offer a beautiful community for like minded yogis and yoginis to practice at. Tiffany, a YIN certified E-YRT, loves to work with those who are just beginning their yoga journey and students with injuries or health conditions. The secret to her enthusiasm and energy (no, its not lattes) is to pop into her favorite energizing asana; Upward Bow (Urdva Dhanurasana).  Tiffany invites you to join the HAMSA family and experience the life changing benefits of yoga.

  • Monica

    classes taught: Hamsa Mix, Restorative

    When Monica took her first Ashtanga Vinyasa class, she was instantly connected with the practice. She remembers her very first yoga instructor fondly as a person who left a lasting impression on her, and takes her own role as a teacher with not only great responsibility, but also with a warm and inviting approach. She continues to be inspired by her teachers, fellow yogis and yoginis and is always attending workshops to further her training. Monica is R.Y.T.T. certified and currently teaches Ashtanga Vinyasa and hot yoga at Hamsa, and has also taught restorative, gentle, yin, and power yoga. Come and experience a blissful, welcoming practice with Monica.

  • Emily

    Classes Taught: prenatal

    Emily's journey to yoga was love at first breath. What started as a hobby has become her passion and one of the best journeys of her life. Her inspiration begins each time she sets foot on the mat and extends to every yogi and yogini she meets. Her fellow teachers provide her with continuing inspiration through their love and dedication to yoga. Emily, a certified R.Y.T.T., teaches prenatal yoga, thriving on the energy of being surrounded by beautiful moms-to-be as she guides the flow with baby belly from asana to asana. Emily also teaches restorative yoga where she finds peace, calming the mind, relaxing the body, rejuvenating the soul.

  • Taylor

    Classes: Warm Flow

    It was initially a skiing accident that brought me to my mat. I had crippling back pain for years from a slipped disc and torn ACL. A friend brought me to my first yoga class a year after my accident where I noticed some similarities between yoga and my physiotherapy exercises, but I enjoyed the yoga so much more. I soon began to reap the benefits of a consistent practice and have been hooked ever since. 

    What I love most about teaching is the sequencing! I’ve always wanted to be a dancer so creative sequencing is my way of dancing. I love a graceful, strong, creative flow. When I am not doing yoga you can find me serving at Pure Kitchen or in a coffee shop studying! I am working towards my Masters in Counselling Psychology to be a Psychotherapist.

  • Erin

    Classes taught: Gentle Hatha, Stretch + Unwind

    As an established equestrian rider, Erin came to yoga to overcome anxiousness, stiffness and feelings of being out of shape.  As she's moved forward in her yoga journey she now uses the same principles of yoga to train herself and and her equestrian students to have flexibility,  calmness, focus, and harmony with their equine partners.  Along with being a certified yoga instructor, Erin is also a reiki master and has a fashion design diploma.  Its no surprise Erin's favorite pose is Equestrian pose or Lunge pose. You're certain to enjoy the harmony of Erin's hot yoga hatha classes.

  • Perry

    Classes Taught: Gentle Hatha

    Perry began practicing yoga in early 2004 and experienced an instant connection. After 10 years of practice, teacher training was a natural step on his journey. Practicing yoga safely is a priority for Perry. He is passionate about helping his students preserve their mobility and guiding his students' practice from the mat to their daily life: good posture, breath work, relaxation and overall quality of life. Come join Rolling Yoga with Perry on Wednesday mornings. 

     

  • Cara

    classes taught: Flow + Glow

    I started practicing yoga 14 years ago, just after my fifth child was born. Overwhelmed and exhausted, I was looking to take some time for myself, reduce my stress and start getting back in shape. I spent a couple of years exploring different class styles and teachers before I found my tribe right here at Hamsa Yoga in Carleton Place! My practice has grown and deepened over the intervening years (and through the births of two more children!) – it has kept me grounded and centered and continues to keep me connected to who I am, beneath all of the roles that life has assigned me. I am inspired by how yoga connects us to our bodies – through the flow of breath and prana (energy). Flowing with grace and fluidity on my yoga mat helps me to bring that same sense of ease and calm to my day-to-day life. Cara is a 200-hr RYT and teaches Hatha, Flow, Vinyasa, Power, Ashtanga yoga and is in love with arm balances – any and all!

  • Robyn

    classes taught: Hot Flow

    Robyn began practicing yoga just over ten years ago to balance out high-tech job life in Kanata. Yoga has brought so many things to her life like physical flexibility, core strength, but also a general sense of calm and wellness that has drawn her deeper into the practice. Robyn isn’t new to teaching.  She was an aerobics instructor throughout the 90s and early 2000s but turned to yoga more deeply and completed her 200Hr YTT with Kathryn Flynn in 2017. Robyn has been known to incorporate some Pilates elements into her yoga classes and will leave you feeling calm and strong. 

  • Stephanie

    Classes Taught: Hot Flow, warm flow, beats + bliss

    Stephanie grew up dancing competitively and was initially drawn to the physical aspects of yoga. It wasn't until she started a home practice that she discovered yoga is so much more than just a physical practice. Stephanie's home practice keeps her inspired and curious as to what else yoga can teach us. Stephanie completed her 200hrs with Frog Lotus Yoga International, studying Vinyasa flow under the teachings of Vidya Jacqueline Heisel. Stephanie's favourite asana is extended side angle because of the balance in strength and softness - the asana makes you feel grounded yet open at the same time. Stephanie is passionate about sharing her commitment to living a happy & healthy lifestyle - one full of compassion, light and possibilities.

  • Carey

    Classes Taught: Stretch + Unwind, Rise + melt, kIDS yOGA, Meditation Series

    Carey has been studying yoga since she was a child. After many years of practice she completed 200 hours of formal teacher training in 2009 at Herizen Yoga for Women. She has since completed prenatal yoga and Yin yoga teacher training. Carey is a mother of two boys and is passionate about helping mamas feel vibrant and restored through the practice of yoga.