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Teachers

Julie Ripley-Gould BA, E-RYT, YACEP

Julie is the Owner and Operator of HaTha Yoga Room in Amherst, NS. She has completed her 200 hour training in Vinyasa, and has also studied Yin, Restorative, Yoga Nidra and Prenatal Yoga. Julie enjoys infusing creativity into her classes, instructing free flowing asanas, and encouraging intuitive movement. She is a firm believer that yoga is for “every body,” and encourages her students to make their practice their own through modification, variation and self regulation.

Denise Allan

Stephanie Allen

Therapist, yoga instructor, published author and award winning speaker for over two and a half decades, Stephanie has invested in years of helping individuals strengthen their potential and purpose. With experience and degrees in Physical Education, Massage Therapy and Acupuncture she has worked with some of the world’s top companies on corporate health & well being, helping thousands of clients to live an aspired life aligned with love, contribution and purpose.  She offers energizing and empowering sessions to improve your connection inside and out that brings a dimension of healing through her practice of yin yoga, mindfulness and meditation.  

Jacki Cormier

For Jacki, teaching yoga has been a life long journey. Jacki has been teaching yoga for 25 plus years. She has completed her 500 hour YTT. Jacki offers classes in the Hatha style. Her passion for yoga, and teaching really shines when you experience one of her classes.

Coleen Davidson E-RYT, YACEP, M.Ed., BFA

Coleen has been teaching yoga for over 10 years. She is an Artist, Creativity Coach, Adult Educator and Facilitator. Coleen has studied with a variety of yoga teachers, and over the last number of years has been studying Art & Yoga with Hari Kirin. Her classes focus on being present and playful. Coleen offers a series called Courageous Creating which involves a deeper dive into the link between creativity and yoga. Coleen co-hosts a variety of “Playshops” with Sherry Smith that focus on exploring the deeper aspects of yoga, chanting, creativity, and life both on and off the mat. Coleen and Sherry are the co-creators of Dakini Wisdom Designs – intentional high-quality handcrafted jewelry. They host pop-up sales at HYR a couple of times per year and offer “Playshops” on mala making.

Karen Leslie

YTT 200 hour, 60 hours Tapas Hot Yoga Training

Jay Miller

YTT 200 hour

Donna Ripley

Donna has been a yoga teacher for the past 15 years. She completed her 200 hour teacher training through the Atlantic Yoga Teacher Training program in Halifax, NS in 2008. She has attended training in Chair Yoga and many workshops throughout the years. Donna is a volunteer at the YMCA and also the Tantramar Senior College. She teaches a gentle, subtle hatha yoga class and believes it to be beneficial for every body.

Sherry Smith

Sherry Smith- E-RYT, 200 hrs YTT certified in the Ashtanga and Interdisciplinary yoga; 100 hrs Restorative and Yin  yoga; Prenatal yoga, Somatic movement, Yoga Nidra, Art and Yoga with Hari Kirin; Reiki Master and certified Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner. Sherry has been teaching yoga for over 19 years and has shared her passion for the practice by teaching from her heart. She has a love for offering healing yoga which is a practice of slow and mindful movement for a deeper inner connection and awareness. Sherry is a believer of living life at your fullest potential, to practice yoga everyday on and off the mat, and to continue to learn always. Bring yoga onto your mat and then allow it to unfold into your life. 

Courtney Ward

YTT 200 hour

Erin Ryan

Erin received her 200 hour YTT from Breathing Space in August, 2019. Erin enjoys teaching Vinyasa Flow. She believes that Yoga helps her to be better in all facets of her life as a mom, wife, employee, daughter, and friend. When Erin is not on the mat, you may find her at the beach.