TEACHER TRAINING FACULTY
Yoga Light's Teacher Training Program is run by an experienced and reputable faculty.
yoga and meditation instructor, reiki master
Amanda Vitaro is a 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher who takes her students through a journey of meditation using creative movement in all of her classes. Amanda has completed two advanced meditation trainings in India, has trained at the Kripalu Institute, and she is currently completing another advanced meditation training. Amanda is also trained in Living Meditation, a method of meditation that guides students to a way of living freely and passionately through daily meditation and self work. Amanda is also a Reiki Master Practitioner, so she incorporates energy balancing in her classes, as well as at Moon Ceremonies which take place on New Moon and Full Moon days.
thai yoga massage certified
Marina first explored yoga 18 years ago, as a way of balancing a busy family and work life, and has been practicing various forms of yoga ever since. She has been teaching since 2010, after having received her 200 Hour Certificate. She has also completed her Level 4 Thai Yoga Massage Certification, from the Thai Massage Toronto School.
Yoga has given Marina its physical benefits of endurance, focus and flexibility, but more importantly, its provided her with inner strength and self-awareness. She teaches yoga because she wants to share her passion for it, and believes that we can all take our yogic experiences off the mat and into our daily lives.
In her classes, Marina encourages her students to do their best, listen to their bodies and respect their abilities, as well as to focus on their breath while they work in proper alignment. Her classes are well balanced and flow with ease from pose to pose, and her passion for helping others inspires her to hold space for fun, creative and safe practices that accommodate every practitioner.
Natalie is a Certified Yoga Therapist. She has completed over 1000 hours of training from different yoga schools in Ontario. Natalie came to yoga after being in a traumatic car accident and has been able to heal her body, mind and develop a greater sense of peace within her. She is passionate about helping others to heal themselves. You can find Natalie teaching weekly group classes all over the GTA, as well as one-on-one therapeutic yoga for which she designs accessible, home-based yoga practices to help people who are suffering from various ailments and diseases improve the quality of their lives.
Cassandra’s yoga journey began almost 10 years ago when she took her first yoga class. She used yoga as a way to manage the stress she experienced from school, and to maintain mobility and strength in her body. She completed her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Toronto, and with her background as a dancer and dance instructor, and enjoys incorporating creative movement and room for exploration in each of her classes. Cassandra is also in the process of becoming a Naturopathic Doctor, and is expected to graduate this summer.
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yoga instructor, lawyer
Nancy has been practicing yoga for over 15 years. In order to expand her knowledge and grow her practice, she completed over 500 hours of training and a number of specialized workshops and trainings. Nancy is now a RYT 500 Hours.
Nancy is a co-founder of Yoga Light Studio, as well as the Studio Director, and Director of its Teacher Training Programs. Nancy is also a lawyer, and she practiced various types of law for over 20 years before taking a leave of absence to focus her energy on Yoga Light Studio and its growing yoga community. She now focusses on teaching private yoga classes, as well as a large part of the curriculum in Yoga Light’s Teacher Training Programs
yoga instructor & shiatsu massage therapist
David has been practising yoga for over 30 years. He is also a Shiatsu massage therapist, he has used this background to lead unique classes which focus on strength, mobility and tissue softening.
David also regularly leads workshops around the province and the United States including his popular Yoga Basics workshop, and more recently, an innovative Dowel and Self-Massage Workshop that teachers students techniques to soften the muscles and tendons and sooth the superficial nervous system – a necessity for those with a regular yoga practice. David ensures that all of his classes are accessible and yet still challenging for all levels of practitioners.
Kristina is a certified yoga instructor who also has a background in other energy healing modalities such as Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT or Tapping) and Reiki. After obtaining her YTT certification, Kristina began pursuing advanced trainings specializing in Prenatal Yoga, Yin, Restorative, and
In her classes, Kristina strives to incorporate elements from all of her trainings to offer emotional healing, and support for the reprogramming of subconscious patterns, which can sometimes manifest into physical ailments. Her passion is to help practitioners connect mind, body and spirit in their yoga practises, and more importantly, in their everyday lives.
Naomi is a certified yoga instructor with over 1000 hours of training. She is also certified in STOTT Pilates, has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance, and is TRX certified. With many years of teaching experience, and an expert knowledge of anatomy, Naomi leads classes that are challenging, alignment-based, and intelligently sequenced.