Montreal Yogalogy Stress and Trauma Centre

Renee Mollitt, RYT500, C-IAYT

Renee is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT500) with Yoga Alliance and a certified yoga therapist (CIAYT) with the IAYT International Association of Yoga Therapists specializing in teaching

therapeutically oriented, gentle, restorative and pain care yoga. Her trainings include over 800 hours of yoga teacher trainings, therapeutic yoga trainings and pain care trainings and workshops. Renee also studied spiritual psychotherapy as well as natural health for three years at the NHC institute.

 

Renee has been practicing yoga for over a decade and her love and curiosity about the ancient practice really took root after an injury to her back in 2006. After maintaining a regular practice and feeling the benefits of it she chose to pursue yoga teacher trainings to learn more and be able to share her knowledge and passion with others. She maintains a holistic approach to wellness and believes that to achieve an ideal state of optimal health and wellbeing we must address not only our physical health, but our mental, emotional and spiritual health as well.

Kaitlin Rollins, YT, BSW

I started practicing yoga about 6 years ago and fell in love. Yoga has been a major stress and anxiety reducer in my life. It has helped me to create space, strength and flexibility both physically and emotionally. We are often disconnected from our bodies, spending much of our time in our minds. My training as a social worker and yoga instructor has brought me to understand how yoga helps to strengthen the body mind connection allowing us to move more smoothly through life and function as a whole. I am passionate about teaching yoga because I truly believe that it can be beneficial for everyone, it’s benefits extending beyond the asana practice on our mats and into many different areas of our lives. 

 

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Ashtanga based vinyasa class

 

This is a vinyasa class meaning that we will be moving and flowing throughout most of the class. The class will be based on Ashtanga postures. There will be a focus on breath, grounding and alignment. Modifications will be offered to ensure that this class is accessible to all participants. 

 

An invigorating yoga practice where you’ll flow through the poses, ground yourself and most importantly, breathe. 

NANCY BELAND, RYT - 500

 

I practice mainly Hatha yoga and began my studies in 2015. I have over 500 hours of training recognised by the International Yoga Alliance with some of the worlds most scholarly yoga teachers which has been a wonderful opportunity and privilege.  I am continuously studying because it is deeply rooted in my nature and yoga provides endless opportunities or self growth. I strongly believe that yoga can have a positive affect on people.

 

Yoga is simple and complex, it challenges the mind, the body and for some the spirit. It does not judge nor does it push. It fosters self awareness, intrinsic motivation and self esteem.

 

The beauty of yoga is its ability to sustain every individual where they need to be.

 

I love teaching yoga; it brings me great joy to facilitate others in their personal development.

I teach trauma sensitive classes, which focus on self awareness of movement and breath. My classes are bilingual, accessible for all ages and are adapted to provide a growing environment for every student.

 

I look forward to meeting you on the mat.

Claire Gaudreaul, RYT 200

Introduced to yoga and meditation during her adolescence, she rapidly became interested in the therapeutic benefits these practices provided. She completed her yoga teacher training at Naada Yoga, as well as training in chair yoga, psychology of yoga, yoga for kids, Montreal International Symposium on Therapeutic Yoga, restorative yoga and a meditation training with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach.

 

Her personal experience inspired her to combine her interests for complementary therapy and mental health. Her approach encourages compassion, community support, and a deeper understanding of self.

She is currently a psychology and theology student at Concordia University, working as an assistant teacher for the university and as a yoga teacher in various settings. Most notably, for daycares, schools, businesses and hospitals in oncology and psychiatry.