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Faculty

Yasmin Fudakowska-Gow

Program director, Yoga Teacher, Ayurvedic Practitioner, ND

Yasmin Fudakowska-Gow is a yoga teacher with 20 years teaching experience, a Naturopathic Doctor specializing in Ayurvedic medicine and a rebel with many causes. She is best known for completing 108 days of 108 sun salutations and becoming the first woman to break the Guinness World Record for the Longest Yoga Marathon lasting 32 hours. This initiative made headlines worldwide and raised more than $15,000 for charity.

A speaker, writer and producer of five acclaimed yoga videos, Yasmin is a passionate entrepreneur, world traveler and human right’s activist. Her studio, Loft108 is a beautiful, multidisciplinary space in the heart of Old Montreal. Yasmin’s mission in all projects is to empower people with knowledge to heal themselves while offering rich experiences that promote health, creativity, growth, freedom and joy.

More about Yasmin

GUEST TEACHERS & PRESENTERS

Carlo Kuhlenschimdt

Yoga Teacher & Thai Yoga Massage Therapist

Carlo Kuhlenschimdt is a yoga teacher and Thai yoga massage therapist who is passionate about serving others, and he brings his peaceful energy and love for Nature into all of his offerings. A Blissology Yoga inspired teacher, Carlo also has a profound background in Ashtanga yoga, restorative yoga, and Ayurveda.

A graduate of Yasmin Fudakowska-Gow’s 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training program, Carlo has assisted Yasmin on several retreats, international conferences and teacher trainings.

His intention in teaching is to help students cultivate healthier, balanced, and sustainable relationships with their bodies, Nature, and community.

Claudine Burke

Yoga Teacher & Youth Worker

Claudine Burke has spent the last 20 years providing therapy, support and teaching in mental health. With a lifelong commitment to wellness, fitness and spirituality, completing her 300 hr Therapeutic Yoga and
Ayurvedic certification with Yasmin Fudakowska-Gow has further expanded how she continues to support individuals and the community towards health and vitality. With a joyful heart and infections energy, she shares her gifts with the world.

Diana Eskander

Expert Love Coach & Tedx Speaker 

As an Expert Love Coach and Speaker, Diana Eskander has one goal: to shift the conversation from fear to love.

With her ICF accreditation, Diana has worked with hundreds of people via her Masterminds, workshops and 1:1 coaching. A TEDx speaker and contributor to Thrive, Diana is the reference for healthy love and relationships.

By looking at relationships as mirrors, Diana highlights that our greatest superpower comes from taking personal responsibility. Our ability to blossom the love we truly desire is rooted in how we cultivate our own emotional landscape. With her insightful framework, she breaks away from a formulaic approach and proves that your emotions lead the way to speaking your truth and experiencing love with ease.  More about Diana

Faye Assee

Clinical Social Worker, Yoga Therapist & Co-founder of Yogalogy

Faye Assee is a clinical social worker with 20 years of experience in the helping and wellness field. She teaches, and is a guest lecturer at Concordia, and Montreal University.

Faye became a yoga therapist, and is trained to teach Ashtanga and Restorative Yoga, and teaches mindfulness skills through meditation.  Faye met Yoga approximately 18 years ago, and fell in-love with how yoga calmed the mind and the body. Faye integrates  Yoga techniques with her clients as a mental health professional. She is currently the clinical director, co-owner and co-founder of Yogalogy Montreal Stress and Trauma centre. More about Faye

Jennifer Herring

Osteopath M. OMSc., OOA (cert.), B. Des. (Hons.) & Yoga teacher

After many years of observing the form and function of the human body through art, design and motion, Jennifer decided to pursue a deeper understanding of the body’s anatomy and physiology by completing her Masters of Osteopathic Manipulative Sciences at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy. This is an extensive 4-year academic and clinical program that is rooted in the treatment principles established by osteopathy’s founder, Dr. Andrew Taylor Still.

Outside of her clinic, Jennifer enjoys standup paddle boarding and rock climbing. She is also interested in photography and art, and has numerous anatomical illustrations published in osteopathic manual therapy texts. Jennifer is a certified yoga teacher, with additional certification in prenatal yoga. More about Jennifer

Len Blum

Yoga Teacher, Yoga Sutra Scholar, Writer

Len Blum spent 28 years writing Hollywood movies.   Turning his focus to yoga, he studied under Ron Reid and Chuck Miller  – devoted students of Pattabhi Jois – then under Hart Lazer,  Ramanand Patel, and Father Joe Pereira – devoted students of B.K.S. Iyengar. 

One the founders of United Yoga Montreal,  Len found himself drawn to yoga practice to reduce pain, and yoga practice centered on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.  His current practice incorporates both.

Rhiannon Rollit

Yoga Teacher, Lightyear Coach, Lululemon Store Manager

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Tara Lazanis

Yoga Teacher, Jewelry Designer

Tara Lazanis has been teaching yoga for almost 10 years.  She believes that health, happiness and yoga comes in all shapes and sizes and is an advocate for more inclusive yoga & yoga spaces.  Tara is certified in many different kinds of yoga from Ashtanga, restorative, Yoga for Round Bodies, Yin & Yoga Tune Up.  Her teaching takes a holistic & heart centered approach to practicing and teaching yoga whereby yoga should adapt to the individual and not vice versa.  Tara also makes jewelry & mediation malas and sees this art as an extension of her yoga & meditation practice.  

Terri McCollum

Yoga Teacher & Scholar

Terri McCollum was influenced early in life by the practice of yoga. Her first classes were after school at 11 years old, in her adolescence and teen years she became very fascinated by different tools for self-discovery and expansion of thought. At 19, Terri took her first trip to India to study more deeply and intensely the practice and philosophy of yoga. This helped her develop a keen desire to know more about the history, language and culture surrounding yoga and led her to complete her studies in Asian religion and South Asia.

In her teaching, Terri draws upon many influences but ultimately encourage a practice unique to the individual. She truly believes that practice itself, of all the limbs, is the true teacher and she hopes to inspire and nurture her students to cultivate their own path. More about Terri

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