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Phone: (519) 266-4096
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Durga (a.k.a. Katerina)
Durga is a name of the Divine Mother of the Universe. She is the force, or Shakti, through which divinity manifests. Durga is power; she is the protector and benefactor of her children. She is the upholder of dharma, righteousness, and is ever ready to fight for the protection of the good. She is commonly pictured as having eight or ten arms with which she carries weapons and gives blessings. Insight, discrimination, devotion and bliss are her weapons, which in turn bring about the destruction of the evils in the human personality. Through Durga's grace, the aspirant may be freed from adversity, given the insight to remove obstacles from the spiritual path, or provided with liberation from ignorance, and thus, liberation from karma and rebirth. She is the perfect teacher, combining in her personality the firmness and the love necessary to impart knowledge to others successfully. Durga rides a lion, the symbol of spiritual strength.

Katerina was given the spiritual name Durga upon the completion of her Yoga Teacher Training at the Sivananda Vedanta and Yoga Center. She loves to challenge, inform, educate, and inspire her students. She combines her studies in meditation, pranayama and spiritual philosophy with her study of asana to create a challenging and comprehensive asana practice with inspiring words of wisdom for living in today's world. Katerina is a firm believer that proper breathing is the key to physical, emotional and spiritual health. She is a Thai Yoga Practitioner and incorporates the practice in her classes.

Bizz Varty
Bizz Varty has a passion for the art of movement and the science of human motion. She has studied dance for more than 20 years, and began teaching when she was 17 years old. Her interest in fitness began at a young age and she has been practicing Yoga and Pilates for 15 years. Her teaching style combines the precision and efficiency of pilates and the philosophy and flow of yoga with the creative expression of her dance background. Bizz’s attention to anatomical detail and her fun, engaging instruction have earned the respect of students of all ages and backgrounds. Bizz has completed her Pilates Teacher Certification through Body Harmonics Studio, and in April 2012 completed her Yoga Teacher Training through Live360. For more info visit www.basicfitness.wordpress.c
Laura Garcia
Laura has been practicing yoga for almost 10 years. She discovered yoga shortly after moving to Canada, and her practice has helped her deal with all the emotions associated with moving to a new country. Through the practice of yoga Laura has learned to love and accept herself for who she is. She completed her 200 hour Vinyasa Flow training in India, and is looking forward to keep expanding her knowledge of yoga philosophy and yoga therapy in the future. Laura teaches Vinyasa and Hatha yoga. Her classes involve creative sequences, a spirit of playfulness, and a dose of inspiration to help her students deepen their practice. She strives to help her students learn the importance of breath (on and off the mat), the importance of self-acceptance, and the importance of learning how to relax. Her interests include painting, traveling and she has a big love for elephants.
Hari Dayal
Hari Dayal has been a student of Yoga since the 1980s and a Certified Kundalini yoga teacher since 2012. She is involved in The Beyond Addiction Kundalini Program for addiction recovery. Her classes are an opportunity to detox the body and mind and explore truly loving , nourishing and nurturing yourself so that you may live Happy Healthy Holy, aligned with True Self and destiny

Yoga is union, a relationship of the individual self and the infinite.
It is not a physical exercise to keep the body fit as is commonly misunderstood. Yoga is a technology which gives us the ability to expand on our limitations, to realize our creative potential. By learning ,practicing and experience we gain inner wisdom and discipline. It is a way to gain neutrality of the mind, while keeping the body healthy and expanding ourselves into Infinity..

Robert Heffner
Rob has been practicing meditation for almost 20 years. His first retreat was at Birken Forest Monastery in B.C. 8 years ago, when he became an official disciple of the Buddha. In November 2008 he sold and/or gave away most of his worldly belongings to venture on the spiritual path once again in a more devoted manner. Returning to B.C. and Birken he embarked on a 5 ½ month retreat using his skills as a Chef to cook for the many monks and lay retreatants that passed through during that time. Rob has aspirations to become a monk in the future and often lives on 8 precepts. Rob’s primary belief is that all spiritual traditions point to the same essential teachings, the only difference to their depth is they use different words to communicate the same Ideal. The deep “scholastic” methodical and scientific method the Buddha used to teach the Dhamma is the main draw for Western analytical minds. Paradoxically, the Buddha’s concise teaching of “knowing the mind as mind,” lessens the strong-hold Westerners have with thinking too much, and over-analyzing life and day-to-day situations. Rob hopes to bring a sense of ease, peace, and laxity to people’s lives, so that life can be enjoyed from within, again...
Valrita Fournier
Rev. Valrita Fournier has been the featured psychic guest of CBC radio,
WDTR Public Radio and Psychic World Television (USA). She is a certified Spiritualist medium and healer and has
taught numerous classes and workshops in Canada and the United States, including the world famous Maplegrove
Institute in Indiana.
Valrita is available for private readings and personal coaching
at the Downtown Yoga Ctr, Thursday afternoons. She is also
available at other times for speaking engagements, and as a wedding and ceremonial officiant.

Ross Todorovic
Ross has been teaching and performing for over 12 years. His experience has led him to work and perform in many
different environments and many different countries. As a dancer his credentials include working in various studios throughtout the world. He has worked on cruise ships in Europe and in the Caribean. In 2003 Ross opened his own dance studio in London Ontario. He ran Studio Tango for
4 years, between 2002 and 2006. During that time in 2005 Ross was cast as one of the dancers in the movie, 'Take the Lead' starring Antonio Banderas.

In 2006 Ross closed up his studio and began performing and teaching around the world. Ross brings a fresh unique style to the world of Argentine Tango. Being both a high level Salsero and Tanguero at heart, he's able using fancy turn patterns while performing advanced and complex Sacadas, colgadas and Volcadas.

Ross recently moved back to London after being away working in the States for the last 4 years. He was in San Diego California coaching and choreographing routines for the Positive Energy salsa dance team. After 2 years in San Diego he moved to Las Vegas and began the first year teaching in a Studio while at the same
time performing with his dance partner at various venues throughout the city of Las Vegas. He was asked to dance in a performance produced by the Creative Director of Cirque du Soleil along with other performers working for Cirque du Soleil.

Sol & Luna Fusion Bellydance
Bellydance originated in the Middle East and is one of the oldest forms of dance in the world. It is very feminine and sensual, with smooth flowing movements as well as dynamic hip shimmies and isolations. It is firm and earthy, danced traditionally with bare feet connected to the ground.
Sol & Luna have been Bellydancing for the past ten years, and started performing as a duet five years ago. They perform a wide variety of styles including traditional and ethnic fusions. They design and make their costumes according to each choreography. They teach beginner and intermediate level classes in London, with the purpose of sharing this beautiful art with women of all ages, shapes and sizes.

Melisa Boose
Melisa Boose, director and choreographer for B.i.M., is excited to be offering contemporary technique classes to the London community. Breath in Mvmt is neither funded nor formal - we are a group of people getting together in safe spaces to share and explore our stories through dance. We are imperfect; we are raw, bold, and unapologetic about our need for movement. We believe dance should be accessible to all bodies and minds and hope those that wish to strengthen their contemporary and improvisational styles join us in our Monday Mvmt Classes.
Recent Breath in Mvmt Work: Shapeshift (2013), Grey Matter(s) (2014)
Current Breath in Mvmt Work: TBD (2015) *this project will be inspired and partially created within our Monday Mvmt classes*

O.N.E. - "Originality Never Ends" - focuses on all aspects of the authentic hip-hop culture. We believe in living & educating the positive lifestyle of hip-hop by empowering our students, providing a physical & emotional outlet and encouraging them to express themselves with confidence.
At O.N.E, we offer a variety of hip-hop dance lessons including breaking, popping, house dancing, as well as choreography classes for all levels!