Mary Paterson is the Founder of Lotus Yoga Centre and author of: The Monks and Me, a memoir about her 40-day pilgrimage to Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s Buddhist Monastery in France. Certified in Kundalini and Hatha yoga, Mary also holds a Bachelor of Arts, and teaches internationally. She has taught a wide range of people from A-list film stars to over-worked mothers, people with cancer, nurses, doctors, writers and artists, as well as professional athletes. Mary is often invited by a wide variety of diverse companies, newspapers and journals, to write, teach and speak about the transformational powers of yoga and meditation. For the last eight years, she has led yoga and meditation retreats in Mexico and Costa Rica. Trained in classical ballet, Mary also performed professionally in theatre and film, working with such luminaries as the singer, Jane Siberry and the internationally celebrated author, Michael Ondaatje.
Angela Hanes is a newly certified Kundalini yoga teacher, having graduated from the KRI Aquarian Teacher Training Program is 2009. Angela has been practicing yoga since 2001, with a devoted practice in kundalini, ashtanga, hatha, moksha and kripalu yoga. She is an avid runner and believes in promoting a healthy, holistic lifestyle, with a strong interest in natural, healthy cooking. Angela is also an actor, having received her BFA in theatre at York University, and is a founding member and the Managing Director of the independent theatre company Column 13 Actors Company.
Katherine is an experienced teacher with a special interest in Naad ( Sound) Yoga and meditation. She is among the first graduating class ( 2011) of the Yogic Mystery School: An intensive 3 year on-line program designed and instructed by master teacher and Yoga of Sound expert, Russill Paul. Katherine continues to study with Russill Paul in the areas of mantra, music and meditation and, as one of his senior students, has travelled to India three times to immerse herself in his month long chanting pilgrimages. In addition to teaching Kundalini Yoga and furthering her Yogic studies, Katherine is an active interdisciplinary performer ( music, dance, theatre) and teaches voice and movement improvisation to many of Canada’s most celebrated performing artists.
Daphne is a certified yoga teacher and a published writer, and has spent 12 years uniting these two practices within her own life. She’s been inspired by the writings of Natalie Goldberg, trained in yoga teaching at YogaSpace, nurtured by the community at Yasodhara Ashram and encouraged by the workshops of Sarah Selecky.
Sarah did her Kundalini Yoga certification in 2006 in New Mexico through 3HO/Kundalini Research Institute which is recognized by the Yoga Alliance. She has since taken several Level 2 modules to further her own knowledge and share with her students. She has also completed various meditation courses in the Buddhist tradition, and enjoys blending and creating effective methods with her students. Health, wellness and food are near and dear to her heart and she teaches Ayurvedic nutrition and cooking classes throughout Canada. She has recently returned from India where she was teaching Kundalini Yoga, studying Buddhism, Ayurvedic tradition and advanced Pranayam. An accomplished musician, she also produced and recorded the CD entitled, “Love and Light” , which features Kundalini Yoga mantras. Recently had the honour of she opening for Mirabai Ceiba in Toronto. She also recorded and continues to tour her singer-songwriter album “Other Side” which received rave reviews and has had airplay on CBC and other national stations. Visit her at: www.sarahcalvert.ca