Faculty

Heather Greaves

Yoga Therapist

Jan2012HG PortraitHeather Greaves is certified as a Yoga Therapist by the International Association of Yoga Therapists having received Professional Yoga Therapist at the 1000-hour level with Integrative Yoga Therapy (IYT). In 1998 she received her certification as a Hatha Yoga teacher from the Esther Myers Yoga Studio. She is also certified as a Kundalini Yoga Teacher.

Heather started her journey with yoga in 1969, and has been training yoga teachers in a Yoga Alliance certified program since 2005. Her practice and teaching is also influenced by her training in Polarity Therapy and Ayurveda. She is a professional member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

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Samantha Legassie

 

LL Samantha Legassie has followed a progressive path over the past 40 years which has led her to become a Certified Hanna Somatic Educator (C.H.S.E)
Working in the fields of nursing and as a Professional Ballroom Dance Instructor proved to be the beginning of her own Somatic Education and enhanced her ability to be an exceptional educator.
After suffering a debilitating injury 5 years ago, Samantha -searching for a solution- found HANNA SOMATICS. Samantha has been successful in changing the life of a number of clients suffering from frozen shoulder, abdominal pain,severe foot pain, migraines,sciatica,carpel tunnel, low back pain and upper back pain.
Certified at the Novato Institute in California- Samantha at 60- is a living, walking example of how Hanna Somatics can change your life -now and for your future .
She has dedicated her life to bring this amazing gift of healing to all Canadians.

 

Heather McFadyenHeather McFadyen

Heather McFadyen is a Psychotherapist, Registered Yoga Teacher (500 hours) and anti-violence worker. She completed her Yoga Teacher Training with Allie Chisholm-Smith at Ahimsa in Huntsville, ON, and her Psychotherapy Training at the Toronto Institute for Relational Psychotherapy. Heather is a member of the Yoga Alliance and a student member of the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy. She is currently pursuing her Level 1 training with the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute.

Heather has been teaching yoga since 2004 and practicing as a psychotherapist since 2006. She naturally integrates one with the other and her area of interest is how we embody trauma and other life experiences. She has been strongly influenced by her international travel, something she has undertaken at extended intervals since 1991, and by her anti-violence work with women survivors of abuse.

Heather’s approach in both yoga and therapy is one of humility, enquiry and collaboration.

Laura Young

Laura Young

Honours BSc, Microbiology and Immunology

Laura graduated from Dalhousie University in 2002 with an Honours B.Sc.  degree in Microbiology and Immunology.  Following graduation she began her career in the field of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology.  She has successfully held various roles within the industry including, Clinical Project Manager, Product Manager and Key Account Manager. While working in this industry for more than twelve years, she has had extensive experience in numerous therapeutic areas including cardiology, neurology, oncology and endocrinology.  Laura graduated from the Integrative Yoga Therapy program in 2008 as a Certified Yoga Teacher. She is a certified Project Management Professional  with PMI since 2010.

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