Tai Salih, E-RYT® 500, YACEP®, came to Canada as a refugee in her youth. Today she is the Founder of the Red Ma'at Collective and is currently working towards her designation in Psychotherapy. Her dedicated passion to heal through her own traumas has guided her desire to do more for and within the community. Tai's approach encompasses a compassionate and intersectional lens that is geared towards uplifting and empowering BI&WoC/gender-expansive folx. Tai is an intersectional feminist, who believes in uplift and empowering women/gender-expansive folx through intersectional wellness, therapeutic yoga, and education on trauma healing to build resiliency and autonomy.
“Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.” ― B.K.S Iyengar
Dee fell in love with yoga after taking my first Modo class in 2012. After five years of practice, she took the leap into teacher training in 2016- and hasb een teaching ever since and currently lead classes across the GTA. Her aim with each class is to present students with sequences that focus on building foundation, strength, and confidence in the hopes of fostering a deeper connection to the body and mind.
Jennifer started studying music at the age of four. Studying classical piano, there was never a doubt that music was her passion. After high school, she went on to study opera at The Boston Conservatory. She began her yoga journey at 16 years old. Studying different styles of yoga, she found home with Modo Yoga and completed her 500hr training in 2018. It was also around this time she discovered music/sound therapy. After completing a sound healing certification, she decided to combine her two passions and created a sound healing yoga class. Featuring live music; singing and crystal quartz bowls and other musical therapeutic techniques, her classes will give you a new understanding to your body and mind.
Monique's mission in life is to use the many gifts she was born with combined with the multitude of skills she has acquired through deep study of the self, the physical and subtle bodies, and the energetic realms to navigate the portals of human suffering.
Her sincere desire to awaken souls from states of illusion towards their inherent freedom is a purpose she is passionate about- a purpose that has served as the foundation for the creation of her first self-mastery program "Awakening to Grace: The Soul's Sacred Journey”; it is the generator and force behind her role as a Trauma-Informed Movement Educator & Meditation Teacher; and it is the anchor for the Transmutation, Liberation and Alchemy work that she undertakes with clients.
Looking for a way to de-stress from a busy life, Tracy stumbled into her first yoga class in 2009 and immediately fell in love with the discipline and the positive effects the practice had on her mental and physical health. Tracy quickly adopted a daily practice and was fortunate to study various styles of yoga with several wonderful instructors before finding Ashtanga. In 2014 she met her teacher, Emma O’Neill, Mysore Toronto who continues to help Tracy to deepen her practice and understanding of asana, yoga principles, meditation, and mindful movement.
Ever a curious student, Tracy has had a committed Mysore style practice and incorporates hand balancing, strength and flexibility training, meditation, and laughter in her daily routine.
Under her teacher’s guidance, Tracy completed a two-year Ashtanga yoga apprenticeship with Mysore Toronto and became a registered teacher after completing her 200-hr teacher training in 2018.
Tracy is passionate about community-building and sharing both her practice and learnings from her mat. She strives to make her classes inspiring and accessible to all and enjoys helping students better connect with their bodies and cultivate a steady and focused mind.
Andriana Crawford is a passionate yoga, meditation, and sound instructor with over 600+ hours of training in various modalities. She has been doing yoga for 14 years and has been teaching for 3. When you take her classes, you can expect to leave with a strong mind-body connection, a solid understanding of how different asanas work for your unique body, and a firm core from all the laughter. When she's not in a yoga studio, you can find her engrossed in a book or working tirelessly on her latest novel.
Jasmine is an Afro-Indigenous, Certified Hypnotherapist and a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, Reiki Practitioner, Pranayama breathwork facilitator, meditation teacher & sound healer.
She has a fascination for the mind-body connection and a desire to help others.
Jasmine has a had deep connection to spirituality from a young age as she was brought up with sacred Mi’kmaq and Midewiwin (Grand Medicine Society) teachings.
Ashley has turned to movement and yoga as a basis for grounding for her entire life. Starting as a competitive gymnast for 18 years, an NCCP coach, obtaining a BFA in dance and now pursuing her Modo teacher training.
She is a high school teacher for primarily marginalized youth in the GTA and has made it part of her teaching philosophy to create an inclusive environment for all students, where they feel safe and valued. She believes that movement is a universal language and a powerful artform to bring about difficult, but necessary conversations with students about racism, sexism, homophobia and Islamophobia; as well as collaborating with community partners to amplify BIPOC voices and accomplishments.
Additionally, she is pursuing her PhD in Canadian and Indigenous Studies for settler educators to bring the truth of Canada’s hidden history in hopes of amplifying Indigenous voices to work towards reconciliation.
Ivy is a VA who has been doing yoga for several years and maintains that she cannot live without it. She is a mental health advocate who uses her passion for art to educate and fight the stigma associated with mental diseases.
Ivy believes that communication is a great asset to fight biases that come from misunderstandings. She has a great conviction that engaging in an awkward dialogue might lead to healing and empathy among people.
Healing. Harmony. Empowerment.