Our Yoga Team
As a part of our upcoming 2019 Hope for hearts Event, we have a quartet of amazing Yoga Instructors and a sensational Performer who have donated their time and expertise to our event. Thanks to Queenie and Jonathan, Jacqui , Michael and The Only Alexandria.
JONATHAN & QUEENIE PHAIR
Early in their relationship, Queenie and Jonathan started practicing yoga together. As they packed up their lives and moved from Shanghai to Hong Kong, Hong Kong to the US, and finally from the US back home to Canada, they had the opportunity to train with a variety of teachers with diverse styles and views on yoga. It was this connection to different teachers, students, and studios that rooted them in a grounding practice, no matter where they found themselves.
Phair Yoga classes are inspired by multiple different yoga lineages, and are lighthearted, dynamic, and fun. As Lululemon Ambassadors, Jonathan and Queenie are passionate about their community of yogis and the practice of yoga here in Toronto. As full-time yoga instructors, you can find each of them at various studios all over the city of Toronto.
If you’re looking to take advantage of their experience travelling all over the world, check out their yoga retreat company, Focus Retreats.
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Michael has been practicing different styles of yoga for more than 15 years, after turning to yoga and fitness to overcome his personal challenges with substance abuse and obesity. Michael has worked and trained internationally with the most respected and revered teachers and yogis. Michael is also the creator of Jock Yoga® –a contemporary and athletic approach to yoga with a universal appeal. Michael has been teaching in Toronto and Canada (and occasionally in the USA) for more than 10 years. Michael’s teaching style strikes the perfect balance between challenging, rejuvenating and energizing. Michael is thrilled to join the teaching team for this wonderful cause!
JACQUI WELLS, RHN, Dipl. ST, RYT
Amongst Jacqui’s many passions in life, her interest in the human body and how it functions both physically and psycho-spiritually grows with each new day.
Her interest in sport and movement began at a young age – Jacqui has always been very athletic participating in various sports, and has an extensive background in dance and performance.
Jacqui entered her first yoga class 12 years ago. Her passion for which continually grows, practicing and teaching yoga daily throughout the city of Toronto.
Jacqui is also a Shiatsu Therapist and Registered Holistic Nutritionist and has been a practicing member in the holistic health care industry in Toronto for 12 plus years.
From muscle strains to chi flow, chakra to chuturunga, probiotics to Chinese medicine, Jacqui brings to you a medley of tools and knowledge.
She always works from her heart with a sincere desire to assist others in making a real difference in how their body functions, while working on the spiritual aspect in relation to the daily lives they lead.
THE ONLY ALEXANDRIA
Hailing from Toronto, The Only Alexandria (T.O.A.) is a singer, songwriter, and DJ that is often referred to as having a voice that soothes the mind, heals the body, and touches the soul. T.O.A. brings her talent and energy to every stage she hits. Her unique blend of vocals as she DJs creates a memorable experience for her audiences.
T.O.A. lives her life guided by love and believes in peace and harmony amongst all living beings. She hopes that through her music, you can feel her energy and find the same state of mind.
T.O.A. is also a successful yoga teacher and sound healer. She is the creator of both NULOVE and Zen Dogs Wellness brands – two brands that marry the power of music and wellness.