Instructors

All Yoga teachers are Certified RYT200 or ERYT500 by Orleans Yoga  and  do not get paid. (not a cent). They selflessly in the spirit of Karma Yoga,teach to be of service to the community and society.Therefore there is no competition and everyone is content and happy.They are also safe caring teachers that help student feel comfortable and experience the benefits.

 

Angie Kendrick - Director / Instructor / RYT 500
Angie has practiced and studied in India with B.N.S.Iyengar, Shri V Sheshadri and Acharya Venkatesh in Mysore, as well as in Rishikesh and Kodiwar Himalayas. Angie has practiced Hatha Yoga in the Sivananda tradition since 1993, her experience is vast including Ottawa Yoga Ashtanga Teacher Training with David Swenson and workshops with Dharma Mittra,David Williams,Danny Paradise and others.She is also a certified Pre-natal Teacher(Kripalu).The first graduate of Ottawa Yoga Teacher Training.RYT200-500 She continues with her practice and study.
 
My Hours: Monday: 6:00 PM, 7:15 PM; Tuesday: 5:00 PM, 6:15 PM;Thursday: 6:15 PM; Sunday: 9:30 AM
Derek Kendrick - Director / Instructor / ERYT500
Derek was born in Coventry England. He began practicing Yoga in 1993 (Sivananda tradition) and has since taught Yoga all around the world, including the Bahamas, Mexico, Europe, USA and Canada. Derek has been certified (IN INDIA) by B.N.S.Iyengar,Sri.V.Sheshadri, Dr.V.Nagaraj,Dr.T.N.Manjunath in USA by Yogi Hari and David Swenson. Derek has also studied with Dharma Mittra,Sri K.Pattabhi Jois, Sharath Rangaswarmy, David Williams, David Swenson, John Scott, Lino Miele, Richard Freeman, Danny Paradise,Beryl Bender Birch ,Tim Miller, Rod Stryker,Sri Sheshadri, Sri.V.Venkatesh & Yogiraj Jayant.
 
My Hours: Monday :6:00PM; Wednesday: 6:15 PM; Friday: 9:30 AM; Saturday: 9:15 AM
Paul White - Instructor / RYT 200
Paul White is a graduate of Orleans Yoga Shala 200hr 2008 Teacher Training and thoroughly enjoys teaching Beginners Yoga. knowing that,despite the ranges of age and ability,everyone leaves with a sense of well-being and connectedness. Paul originally came to yoga with lower back problems but has come to recognize that the benefits of yoga extend to many other areas of living. "yoga has made me more alive - and I'd like to share that with others"
 
My Hours: Wednesday: 6:15 PM
Anne Pigeon - Instructor / RYT200
Anne came to yoga in 1999 hoping to find a tool to help her deal with a stressful job. She quickly realized how narrow her original vision of yoga was and yoga has since become a powerful force for change in her life. “There are no wrong reasons to take a yoga class but it’s important to remain open to the positive influence that yoga can have in all aspect of one’s life.” Anne is a graduate of Orleans Yoga Shala Teacher Training (2009). She has also completed David Swenson' Ashtanga Teacher Training (2010) and studied with Beryl Bender Birch (2011). Her personal practice consists of both Hatha and Ashtanga styles of yoga.
 
My Hours: Tuesday: 7:45
Cathy Velazquez - Instructor / RYT200
Cathy took her 1st yoga class at OYS 7 years ago, looking for an effective cross-training for her regular running routine. Immediately impressed by the health benefits of practicing yoga and the extensive experience that Derek and Angie share with their clients, Cathy developed a passion for hot yoga and has incorporated a regular practice into her lifestyle. Cathy has attended OYS workshops with David Williams, successfully completed the David Swenson 2010 Ashtanga Teachers Training, and she is a graduate of the Orleans Yoga Shala Teachers Training (2010).
 
My Hours: Wednesday: 7:45 PM
Madelaine Mulock - Instructor / RYT200
Maddie started practicing at home with a video, about 2 years ago. Then she discovered OYS, and how much more fun and rewarding it was to practice Yoga in a class. Two classes a week soon became three classes a week. Her passion and practice built and she found five classes a week soon became her routine. Eighteen months later, her desire and enthusiasm led her to want to learn more about yoga. Maddie enrolled in our Fall 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program. She is now a graduate and continues to practice, learn and share her knowledge with OYS students.
 
My Hours: Friday: 6:00 PM
Jessica Thornhill - Instructor/ RYT200
Jessica from Ottawa, began taking yoga classes 6 years ago on a whim. After beginning at Orleans Yoga, she quickly realized how the practice of yoga could benefit all facets of life - physical health, emotional and mental well-being, personal relationships, etc. Regular meditation and yoga practice served to be particularly helpful in allowing her to find a healthy balance in a very competitive university environment. "Yoga is my quiet spot in a very busy, loud world". Jessica graduated from Orleans Yoga Shala Teachers Training this past spring and has loved teaching ever since
 

 

 

 

Since 2004  the Orleans Yoga Shala  has served the Ottawa Valley,and the City of Ottawa: supplying,Yoga Teacher Training and Yoga classes. Surrounding towns, include  Smiths Falls ON, Embrun, ON, Brockville, ON, Carleton Place, ON, Casselman, ON, Cornwall, ON, Gatineau, QC, Buckingham, QC. Kingston, ON, Orleans, ON, Ottawa, ON, Rockland, ON, Sherebrooke . Riguad, QC  and  Wakefield, QC, some students have practiced and studied with us  from as far away as Montreal QC. Hawkesbury On.Toronto On. Hamilton On.Trenton On. Vancouver BC. Regina Sk.and other countries  including USA,Mexico,Columbia,Venesuela SA. and other continents.

OYS Continues to serve

Switch to our mobile site