breathe yoga bradford

Our Intructors

Breathe Founder, Rosie White

200 RYT BA BEd EFT Training

Rosie’s purpose in life is to create and cultivate connection and community. Rosie first began her yoga journey more than 10 years ago after a long battle with anxiety, in a beautiful studio in the heart of Schomberg called Country Zen.  She instantly fell in love with the practice as it was helping her find tools and strategies to manage her anxiety and to live a more fulfilled and purposeful life.

In 2018 knowing how much her mind, body and soul had benefited from yoga, Rosie decided that it was time to share her passion and the benefits of yoga with others.  At first it was just a dream, but her husband Kevin said, “yes let’s do it” and Breathe was born. 

Rosie and the Instructors at Breathe want to inspire, empower and spread happiness to every person that walks through Breathe’s doors. Rosie and the Instructors want all members to feel welcomed and to feel connected to the Breathe community.  

In March of 2020, at the beginning of covid, Rosie was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Even though she was faced with another obstacle, she had yoga in her back pocket. This diagnosis gave her perspective and inspired her to live life to the fullest and to choose Courage Over Fear! It confirmed her commitment to her yoga practice and the importance of making yoga accessible to all and sharing it through connection and with Community.

Yoga is a powerful and transformative practice, that will lead you on a journey of self discovery. You will be guided through flows, salutations and breath. You will be led by kind, empathetic, compassionate humans with love and humour. We hope you enjoy the Breathe Community as much as we do….

With Love & Gratitude,

Rosie White

Instructor Annie

Annie’s love for yoga extends beyond the physical or “asana” part of the practice. She uses mindfulness and breath to movement as pathways for connecting and discovering the essence of what her truth is.  In 2013 she completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at the Sivananda Ashram in the Bahamas and has since completed various workshops and courses.  Annie believes that Yoga can heal. She has used yoga to help with anxiety, stress and creating a positive self-image. She creates a space where others can use Yoga to heal, strengthen and connect during her classes.  Annie is a licensed “Girlvana” teacher and her passion is teaching yoga and mindfulness to teen girls.

Instructor Andrea

Receiving my Yoga Training 200 hour Certificate in 2014, my focus is on healing, energizing and going inward to find your true self, embracing your heart center to bring more peace and balance to your outer world.  The peace of mind, benefits, and comfort in my soul with my practice cannot be fully explained in small words.  I vowed that I would attempt to pass along the true benefits to every single one of my classes for all to reap the rewards of this ancient healing practice for mind, body and soul. As I travel through my journey in life, grow, heal and transform, the practice continues to keep me grounded and balanced, which can be passed along to all I contact.
Love and Light, 
Namaste 

Instructor Daye

Daye is a passionate, skilled and dedicated yoga teacher with nearly ten years of professional experience in designing classes, retreats and workshops. As a Registered Yoga Instructor, Reiki Master, Intuitive & Energy Healer, Daye has over thirty years of study in health and wellness, shamanism, reiki, energy healing, the chakras, essentials oil, aromatherapy, sound and vibrational therapy and the Bach Flower remedies. Her goal is to inspire and engage her students by building confidence, strength, fortitude, inner awareness and to connect them to their own personal healing abilities, higher potential and purpose in life.

Instructor Matina

Matina, a Bradford local, was first introduced to yoga 13 years ago through soccer. What was only intended to be extra team training, became a new found passion. She fell in love with the balance between the physical, mental, and spiritual. After two knee surgeries, she hung up the cleats and devoted herself to the study of yoga. Her classes are body positive focused, and is an advocate of “your mat, your body, your practice.” Expect a warm energy class, music that’ll lift you, moments of growth, and leaving the mat lighter than when you first arrived! Matina’s credentials include: – RYT200 – BA Specialized Honours – DEITL – Mental Health First Aid Responder – Sick Kids Learning Institute, Anxiety and the Gift of Imagination – Yale, The Science of Well-Being

Instructor Sara

Sara Mercer is a Registered Yoga Teacher, Ontario Certified Teacher, Rainbow Kids Yoga Instructor, and Girlvana Yoga Licensed Instructor. She has a passion for making yoga accessible to any and all participants, regardless of age or abilities, especially when it comes to children and teens. Sara can bring a lightness to the mat through exploration, play, and a little laughter. Meet her on the mat Wednesday evenings at Breathe for Kids Yoga, Yoga for Teens, Heated Hatha, and Heated Restorative by candlelight!

Instructor Shannon

“They say Yoga calls to you when you need it most. At the time, I had had a serious horse riding accident and was told by the surgeon that I could do Yoga or swim; that’s it and especially NO riding! This shook me to the core, as I’d always been so active that I couldn’t imagine only having two options of exercise. I told myself if this was it than I was going all the way and began my teacher training that same month. If you ask me today what my choice of movement and physical expression would be, I’d say Yoga, hands down! Yoga gave me movement when I was limited but it also gave me a new sense of purpose, gratitude and peace when I needed it most. I look forward to sharing that love with you, on the mat!”
Shannon Jonas 200RYT, Prac. Cert Thai Massage, PTS, OAS, Nutrition Consultant
Breathe Instructor Laura

Instructor Laura

Laura is a Registered Yoga Teacher YA-RYT200, Certified Children’s Yoga Teacher CYT, and Usui/Holy Fire Reiki Ryoho First Degree practitioner. With a passion for running, hiking and roller skating, Laura tends to work a lot with deep hip openers, leg and back strengtheners. Her classes place an emphasis on the grounding aspects of yoga, such as meditation, spirituality, introspection and breath. Her kids yoga classes and fun, energetic and creative, teaching yoga through play.

Instructor Melissa

My name is Melissa. I became passionate about 5 years ago. I completed my 200 hr YTT in 2017 though ananda yoga school. My yoga journey began casually but quickly became a life long passion of mine! The lessons and cultures of yoga are present in my every day life. And I’m proud to share these passions with fellow yogis. My objective for each class, is to provide a blissful experience, leaving each person with a feeling of tranquility.

Instructor JaimeLee

JamieLee’s journey began when she entered her first class, she instantly developed a passion for this practice through its grace yet powerful dimensions. She believes through the physical practice that you can experience its ability to change your life in all aspects. With over 15 years of teaching experience She leads her students into a challenging yet graceful state of integrating mind, body & breath. She educated all ages and abilities to find their own balance and full expression of each asana with a great emphasis on proper alignment. Expect to shed your boundaries with a dynamic vinyasa blend of power balance flexibility and concentration, allowing you to express your true self artistically through movement.

Instructor Natasha

I crossed paths with Yoga for the first time during a difficult time in my life. 21, a little lost and disconnected with myself. During that class, so many emotions and thoughts were coming up that I started to cry. It completely  shook me and I began to grow. For the first time I was able to acknowledge what my mind and body wanted versus what it needed, my good and bad habits and what my inner voice was saying. With more practice I was able to identify my strengths, weaknesses and struggles and realized how they made me unique. In December 2013 I completed my 200hr Hot Hatha/Vinyasa YTT with Melissa Williams through Ananda Yoga School and was immediately embraced by the students and teachers around me. My appreciation for music and the arts as well as my own creative nature and inner strength make for a dynamic class structure that challenges, strengthens and encourages students in a very casual and comfortable setting. Yoga strengthened me both physically and mentally, allowing for better understanding and appreciation of body, mind and emotions. A student of yoga first, I plan to further my education in various types of yoga including Yin (this coming February with Bernie Clarke) and maybe in the future Anusara and Ashtanga yoga. I find happiness in the ability to help my peers breakthrough their own issues through yoga, connection and conversation.

Instructor Vania

Vania, a Bradford local and a mother of two, started her yoga journey 7 years ago , it initially become her passion and way of life .
Yoga lead by Vania, will bring pure positive energy, and a light spiritual energy. She encourages awareness both mentally and physically in a nurturing environment which allows students to learn, experiment and build strength to transform and progress through their Yoga practice. All levels of Yoga experience are welcomed.

Instructor Liz

Liz has been practicing yoga for 10 years. She decided to take Yoga Teacher Training course at Country Zen Hot Yoga 200 hours after she had her daughter. Liz takes pride in her teachings and her practice. Vinyasa flow and Hatha classes are her “go to” very alignment based flowing into postures and shapes warming up into peak poses safely and gradually. Her classes are theme oriented. Liz loves to see results in all her students. She works at everyone’s individual level and pace.

Instructor Kallie

Kallie is a certified 200 hour yoga teacher, living in Bradford, Ontario. Kallie has a passion for physical and mental wellness, with a strong interest in restorative yoga. She fell in love with physical movement through her love of dance with over 15 years of formal training and spent some time teaching various styles of dance to children and adults as well. A lover of all animals, in her free time she enjoys fostering rescue dogs, volunteering as an animal care coordinator for a wildlife rehabilitation centre and has a strong desire to help others manage stress and anxiety through yoga and sound bathing.

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