Uniquely Diverse Yoga Classes Offered By Our Passionate Yoga Teachers!
Not only do our teachers have the most up-to-date certificates in their discipline, but they all practice what they preach. Finding inner peace and staying fit is something that they hold true to themselves. We hold them to the strictest requirements for certifications and knowledge, so that you can rest easy while you take on your new (at least with us) adventure of yoga classes are more...
Founder Director, Yoga Teacher
Pritpal is the founder and Director of Mind to Body Yoga & Fitness. She has Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Toronto (CES) and Certification in Human Resources Management from Humber College. She worked in the corporate world for over 15 years, however her passion for yoga & fitness eventually pulled her away from the corporate world. While holding a full-time corporate job, she obtained certifications in Fitness Leadership and started working in the fitness field on a part-time basis since 2005.
Always wanting to maintain a work-life balance and yearning to get in touch with her inner self, she also began her yoga journey in 2007. Since then she has practiced and instructed yoga classes virtually everyday and also breathing exercises known as pranayama (prah-nai-Yah-mah). She saw and felt the changes in her mind & body including toning, flexibility and tranquility. Yoga has brought her the mental peace and a sense of gratitude. It has put her in touch with her inner self, brining calmness deep inside her.
Combination of practicing yoga, dancing and eating healthy allows her to feel confident, courageous, energetic, and enthusiastic about life – making her clients feel the same is what motivates Pritpal. She wants to bring the best out of her clients so that they can reach their full potential and accomplish their goals. “I am genuinely passionate about yoga and want to make a difference in people's lives and help them. I truly want my clients to succeed and be happy. ”
Pritpal has taught over 3000 hours of yoga teaching hours, and continues to educate herself in yoga & fitness field. Below is a list of her certifications:
Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher E-RYT500
Restorative Yoga Teacher & Pre and Post natal Yoga Teacher
CAN-FIT-PRO certified Group Instructor Specialist
CAN-FIT-PRO certified Personal Trainer Specialist
Humber College - Fitness Leadership certificate
Her yoga journey began in 2009 as a rehabilitation program to regain her physical and spiritual being after immobility due to an injury. Therapy led to passion and Naaz became a certified Hatha yoga instructor with yoga network of Canada 200RYT and her desire to make a difference. She has specialized training in Budokon from Miami of 50 hrs plus after her second 200 hour teacher training with Karma Yoga Toronto, Naaz is now a Canadian Yoga Alliance CYA-RYTGOLD yoga teacher. Naaz also has ERYT-200 and YACEP certifications with Yoga Alliance International. Working full time in the airlines and teaching yoga brings balance, strength and peace in her life connecting mind, body and spirit.
Her philosophy on teaching yoga is sacred, a divine union by being always true to herself. Strong mind cultivates a strong body. She volunteers for friends and family karma yoga, giving without expecting anything in return. Her classes include yoga foundation poses that use core muscles with grace and the victorious or oceans breath, inhaling positive energy, exhaling negative energy. Students will feel light, yet energized with a sense of calm.
She has a loving family, and her biggest role mode is her son who is health conscious and is always encouraging and inspiring. She is always ready to give a helping hand to others, is passionate about animals and nature, loves to walk with her dogs, is adventurous and a world traveler. Her favourite cities are Roma and Tokyo.
She continues to attend workshops and yoga conferences with renowned teachers Rodney and Colleen Yee, Seane Corne, Jason Crandell, Sadie Nardini, Sensei Cameron and Melayne Shayne, and Sensei Jamal Pender.
Ainsley has been practicing yoga for nearly 10 years, and teaching since 2011. She received her certification in Classical Hatha Yoga, a program incorporating the teachings of Sivananda. She has also completed various trainings for yin, vinyasa/flow yoga and prenatal yoga, and is the former Producer and Host of Rogers TV's 'La Vida Yoga with Ainsley' and 'Health Matters'.
Ainsley is lover of all things warm, spicy and bright. She is passionate about living a life full of love, harmony and abundance. Yoga is her access to living vibrantly!
If you are committed to living a healthy life, and are open to expanding your beliefs and your heart, then Ainsley's classes are for you. They are more than learning why we do a pose and how to do them safely and properly. She shares yoga philosophies and universal themes related to awakening the Greatness that lies within you and that is available in your life. You will leave calm, grounded and inspired to live more radiantly!
Charlene began her yoga journey in 2010 and instantly realized the healing powers it had to offer. Not long after that she knew she wanted to share her love of yoga with others and enrolled in a Yoga Teacher Training certification program. A commitment to health and well-being has always been an important part of Charlene’s life and her goal as a teacher is to guide her students into a path of wellness and self-discovery. Charlene prides herself on well structured, creative classes that emphasize the union of breath to movement. Her strong personal practice focuses around strength and balance and her present goals are to master arm balancing and inversions. Yoga is a journey of progression and always aspiring to try something new and challenging is her motivation.
As a diehard Toronto Raptors fan it is hard for Elyas to confess that Lebron James authored his favourite quote: There’s no shortcut to greatness. His journey to become a Certified Pilates Instructor was a lengthy one. He took his first class in 2010 and was drained after the warmup; he promised to never return. However, four years later he badly needed a new challenge to overcome the plateaus from regular gym workouts. His second Pilates class in 2014 was much better and he embraced the difficulty of the exercises. Pilates elevated his athleticism and core strength, as it has done for countless practitioners and some of the world’s elite professional athletes.
Modern Pilates best serves clients when it embraces traditional moves, yet adds cardio, HITT training and equipment to ensure students reach their physical goals and eliminates psychological hurdles. His clients, whether they are coming for the first time or after years of practice, can expect a tough yet accessible class where he will learn everyone’s name and definitely make them laugh!
He looks forward to train Mind to Body client’s and asks you to remember, there’s no shortcut to greatness.
Cristina has been an ardent student of Pilates and Yoga for close to a decade. She completed her Pilates Mat Certification at Body Harmonics and Her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification with Yoga Alliance. Cristina is also Certified in Jock Yoga - the original athletic yoga method. Her focus is on broadening her knowledge through continuous training and learning as nothing is more rewarding to her than to see her students reap the benefits of Yoga and Pilates. Her goal is to inspire students and help them improve their well-being through Yoga and Pilates. She believes that one does not need to choose between these two systems and the key is striking a balance. She offers a wide variety of classes that are accessible to everyone: Pilates Fusion, Yoga Fusion, Hot Hatha flow and Vinyasa.
For anyone that has never tried Pilates, Cristina encourages you to come and experience a class!
Shereen is a mom, a yogi, a foodie, a spiritual junky who found yoga 15 years ago, its brought her grounding and peace, Shereen completed her 200RYT Certification in 2010 and has been teaching since then. Shereen teaches most styles of Yoga specializing in Yin, Hatha flow, Vinyasa, and Restorative. She also graduated with honors from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition. As a Certified Nutrition Practitioner she is an expert in this growing industry. Her dedication can be seen daily through living a healthy lifestyle with Yoga, regular exercise, and diet. Shereen's passion is to share her knowledge and experience with family, friends, students and clients. She also has her Yin Yoga Certificate and is a Reiki Master.
Angie is a registered yoga teacher (RYT200) who has practiced yoga for over 20 years and has found it to be a source of strength and fulfillment, both on and off the mat. She is passionate about sharing the benefits of yoga in a welcoming and inclusive way, with an emphasis on the power of yoga as a method to help cope with anxiety and depression. The power of the breath, and its ability to both calm and energize is at the root of yoga practice, and her belief is that every breath is a chance to begin again.
Angie is trained in trauma sensitive yoga through Healing Heroes, an organization that utilizes the mindful practice of yoga as a tool for reengaging First Responders with their bodies to restore the connection between mind, heart and body, in a safe supported space, within their own Wellness programs and communities.
Her classes are joyful, inclusive, respectful and empowering. Her hope is that you step off your mat feeling refreshed, nourished and balanced.
Kelly found yoga 8 years ago and it’s changed her life for the better. She fell in love with the practice and that lead her to taking a yoga teacher training course graduating in 2015 with a 200RYT certificate through Yoga Alliance. She was traditionally trained in Hatha Yoga however her style of teaching also incorporates seamless vinyasa flows providing the class with a diverse range of movements. In her classes she aims to help you build strength and find the relaxation you crave and also happiness in accepting yourself in your practice. She believes with practice comes progress and together we can make this happen.
Sasha has been an avid yoga practitioner since November 2016. She completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training program at Mind to Body Yoga in April 2018. Though she is certified in the Hatha style of yoga, her self practice is mainly the Ashtanga primary series. Sasha's teaching method is level based (1-beginners, 2-intermediate and 3-advanced), offering various options and modifications for all students. Her teaching style is a vinyasa fusion of Hatha and Ashtanga. You can also find Sasha on Instagram @sashaflows where she highlights daily sequences and work in progress for inspiration and accountability.
Claudia found yoga at a time in her life when she needed it most. She’s a practitioner with over 10 years of dedicated practice, and has her RYT200. In addition, Claudia has also enhanced her skillset with Yoga fit level 1 and 2 certificates.
Claudia’s passion and love for yoga can be felt through her teaching as she’s always trying to make each individual feel welcomed, and safe. Her classes allow practitioners to create movements with awareness. She strives to make yoga accessible to everyone and invites her practitioners to have a unique and fulfilling experience.
Franca is a passionate lover of life who enjoys helping people transform their lives through yoga. Franca started practicing yoga as a way to relax and unwind when her children were very young. Her passion intensified and decided to become certified.
Franca deepened her knowledge which strengthened her own practice. She knows the benefits of yoga, and believes that no matter what life presents her, she has the knowledge and the right attitude to deal with anything. She is happy and willing to contribute this blessing with the universe.
Mitsa is a registered (RYT 200) Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. Her Yoga journey began by taking classes at various Yoga studios since the age of 20. Upon the start of her journey, Mitsa quickly began to notice the positive reflections of the practice on her physical and mental health as well as her spiritual growth and became a firm believer in Yoga. In 2018, after years of continuous practice she decided to pursue a formal training at Mind to Body Yoga & Fitness Studio to be able to teach and spread the joy to others. Her Ashtanga Vinyasa based classes are suited for all levels. Her vibrant sequences are carefully designed to improve strength, flexibility and balance. She ends each class with a short meditation to calm the mind and body.
Lena has a fun, warm, inviting spirit that translates immediately upon entering her classes. She discovered yoga in 2008 and completed her training at 889 Yoga and continues to study recently become a master is the study of Reiki.
Lena received her Restorative teacher training with Marla Joy(owner of Ashtanga Yoga Center) and continues to practice under the guidance of both Ron Reid and Marla. Lena is immensely grateful to all her teachers knowledge,wisdom, compassion and she carries this forward into her classes: Seane Corn, Eion Finn, Simon Park, and Mark Stephens.
Lena's classes invite all students to join as she instructs with kramas(variety of different levels for each posture). Expect to be challenged, have fun, contemplate some of life's questions. You will tap into healing, deep releasing thereby letting the mind, body and spirit be more lifted, and lighter. In addition to being more rooted in your body thus allowing you to engage more harmoniously into the world.
Your life is a sacred journey. It is about change, growth, discovery, movement, transformation, continuously expanding your vision of what is possible, stretching your soul, learning to see clearly and deeply, listening to your intuition, taking courageous challenges at every step along the way. You are on the path... exactly where you are meant to be right now... And from here, you can only go forward, shaping your life story into a magnificent tale of triumph, of healing, of courage, of beauty, of wisdom, of power, of dignity, and of love." ~ by Caroline Adams
Tony’s spiritual journey began in 1972 when he met his guru Ramakrishna Ananda while traveling through Southern California. After studying with him for 5 months he received his spiritual name Vishnu Das (servant of the preserving aspect of the Divine). From this point forward, he has dedicated his life to personal spiritual unfoldment.
His interest in spiritual development fueled an enthusiasm for world mysticism. This led him to study Comparative Religions at York University and California State University Fullerton. After completing his Honours Degree in Comparative Religions, he continued his academic studies and received his Master’s degree from McMaster University in Sanskrit and Hindu Religious History, with a minor in Christian Studies.
Since 1998 he has been facilitating meditation classes and workshops in various parts of Ontario. His personal practice and coursework incorporate a blend of meditations drawn from a variety of religious and spiritual traditions, including Hinduism, Buddhism and Christianity. This experience has given him the tools to work successfully for 12 years in corporate middle management. It taught him to balance his life as a meditator with both his work and his personal life.
For the past several years he has taught meditation and yoga philosophy for several Teacher’s Training Programs. Currently he teaches a variety of meditation workshops and classes at various centres all over GTA.
In addition, he offers a Meditation Teacher Training Program. This Meditation Teacher Training Program is a comprehensive 150 hour program that teaches the essential elements of meditation, yoga philosophy, world mysticism, spiritual leadership, compassionate living, as well as the principles of Healing Meditations.
Tony is also a Therapeutic Touch practitioner, pursuing Recognized Practitioner Status with the Therapeutic Touch Network of Ontario. In November 2011 he was the Keynote speaker at their Annual Conference, leading the post-Conference day long workshop. In May 2012 he was the Keynote speaker and led the primary workshop for the Atlantic Therapeutic Touch Network in Halifax.
Certified Holistic Nutritionist
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, University of Bombay, India
Graduate of the Institute of Holistic Nutrition; First Class Honors
Certification in Metabolic Balance, Metabolic Balance Institute, Germany
Certification in Live Blood Microscopy
Sujata’s passion towards a healthier lifestyle for herself and her family, led her to the field of Nutrition. Her mission is to inspire, educate, and provide clarity on what's happening in one's body and further helping them to achieve a better state of health and well-being. She is devoted to teaching her clients nutrition through whole foods in an easy, friendly, non-intimidating way. Her goal is for her clients to facilitate their own journey towards achieving optimum health. She looks at individual needs and their individual nutritional profile and makes recommendations for diet, lifestyle, and supplemental recommendations accordingly.
She consults with private clients all across Canada and the United States too. She continues to upgrade her skills and stay abreast of current research by attending seminars, conferences and educational forums.
Sujata Kale-Banerjea, is passionate about her new life style that she has adapted. She believes that she has made a positive impact on those around her. She loves to help people who are ready to make positive changes and hopes to motivate people who need that extra push. Before going into nutrition she primarily worked in the dental field as a Treatment Co-Coordinator for over 13 years. She enjoyed her job of educating and creating awareness about the importance of dental health.
Sujata is a loving wife and a mother of 2 beautiful girls, who always made a conscious effort to keep fit with exercise. Until a few years ago she realized that age was catching up with her and exercise was not the only thing that would keep her fit and healthy. Her body had taken a huge toll from life and she did not understand the impact of that toll until she looked into the mirror one day. The image in the mirror did not match the image Sujata had of herself in her mind. And that's when she decided that the Yoyo - dieting was not for her anymore and she really needed to do something different. Her lifestyle needed to be overhauled. She also realized that changing her lifestyle was not just about her weight but was also about ensuring a healthy environment for herself and her family. This is when she needed to understand how nutrition can play a huge role in being healthy.
The passion for a healthy lifestyle geared her towards the field of holistic nutrition. She now knows that, apart from food - hormones, sleep and work-life balance are the foundations of a healthy life. She knows that her health is her future. That being healthy is to celebrate life and make every moment count.
Zanobia started her Yoga and Reiki Journey as a way to find balance in an otherwise hectic lifestyle, and the love affair slowly started to flourish. She always felt a calling to healing, coaching and helping others to connect to their best selves. Zanobia truly believes in the principles of Reiki and strives to live every day being present, grateful and positive. Zanobia is a Reiki Master and operates from a very grounded and powerful base. She uses her gifts of intuition, reiki education, experience and healing heart energy to help heal and change lives of others.
Zanobia also holds a yoga teacher training certification YTT-230.
Registered Massage Therapist
Ghada is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) licensed in Ontario, Nationally certified and has a good standing with Registered Massage Therapist Association of Ontario. Ghada treats a range of ailments such as postural imbalances, chronic conditions, sports-related injuries, stress related disorders, and any other ailments that modern society has brought on as a health related condition. To achieve best possible results, she incorporates various gentle and deep techniques by blending therapeutic massage, swedish massage, effleurage, petrissage, fascial , joint mobilization, deep massage, perinatal massage, and hot stone massage.
Ghada has a medical background in health industry for over 15 years and has worked as a pediatric resident and family doctor in Egypt. She uses her medical back ground to assist her in dealing with cases of trauma and pain.