Collette started practicing yoga in 2003 and found it gave her the drive to climb out of a dark place into a more peaceful mind.
She started teaching in 2005 after completing her teacher training with Jonny Kest at the Centre for Yoga in Michigan. She continues to increase her knowledge and practice through courses and workshops.
“I do yoga because it saved me and continues to guide me through the adversaries of life.”
As a teacher Collette shares her knowledge on how to bring yoga into everyday life, keeping it real and how it make it work for them. Her goal is to allow students to leave with a sense of pride and realize that self-care is attainable through awareness, movement and breath.
Halinka started doing yoga in 2008 trying to find something to help with the many injuries she experienced from extreme exercise and as a way to relax and escape the busyness of Toronto.
As a Registered Massage Therapist, Halinka’s classes focus on cueing and proper biomechanics building strength. An Ashtanga practice that is accessible to everyone, Halinka encourages you to truly find your edge on your mat so that your mind can let go.
“Yoga doesn’t need to be so linear or strict but be steady and joyful. Moving your body in all ranges and exploring all possibilities in your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.”
Jessica encourages students to turn their focus inward, go deeper and leave feeling soothed and stretched. Her classes are a mix of playful asanas, breath work and mental relaxation. She strives to offer a safe and nourishing space for students to delve deeper. She believes that so much of what we learn in yoga can be applied off the mat.
Jessica completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) with Collette Beneteau of Shakti Yoga. She continues to take workshops to increase her knowledge. Jessica recently completed Level 1 Usui Reiki with Hillary Faye.
Yoga has been a part of Jessica's life since 2010, allowing her to experience a state of calmness in her life. As a parent she discovered that yoga has allowed her to be a better parent and happier person.
Shani started practicing yoga in 2007 experiencing yoga during a high-school gym class.
"I was on many sports teams and my body needed strengthening, stretching and I fell in love with Savasana!"
She completed her Yoga Teacher Training in 2011 at the Heaven on Earth Yoga Studio in Stoney Creek Ontario.
Also an elementary school teacher Shani understands the importance using yoga with her students to calm and aid with focus. Each class is a new experience and she encourages her students on listening to their body and breath to assist in achieving exactly what you need!
Meg started yoga in 2002 because she thought that Yoga was a hilarious word. It was an instant love which has only grown since that point. Not only is Yoga still a great word but it has transformed Meg’s world and thought her many lessons.
Meg completed her Yoga teacher training in 2017 under the teachings of Melissa Burton. Meg has also been practicing at Shakti Yoga under the wonderful teaching of Collette since the opening of Shakti. Returning now as a teacher Meg brings a lot of fun to each of her classes. Ending classes with a small guided meditation not only helps to relax but helps to remind everyone of the amazing life that they are capable of living. Megs no judgement approach works as a reminder that everybody and every body can practice yoga and find the joy in movement.
Zosia is passionate about Holistic Health & Wellness, especially women’s health. She has a B.A. in Women & Gender Studies from the University of Windsor, as well as a Fitness & Health Certificate from St. Clair College. As a Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer & DoTERRA Wellness Advocate, Zosia focuses on the development of daily habits & practices for total body health
After learning of the physical & emotional benefits of yoga, Zosia began to practice in high school out of a desire to feel more love toward herself & her body. Throughout university, her practice evolved out of a desperate need for stress relief. Since, Zosia has taken a 200-hour yoga teacher training certification at Shakti Yoga under the tutelage of Collette Beneteau .
Zosia believes that yoga is the perfect practice to balance, explore and grow, on and off of our mat. “Each time I arrive on my mat, it is for a different reason, but overall i am seeking to create a sense of balance and equanimity within.