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      Beth Dobson, RMT, CYT (owner)

      Beth Dobson is a registered massage therapist, a Thai yoga massage therapist, and certified yoga teacher. She graduated from Kine Concept Massage Therapy School (2500-hour course) in June of 2003, and joined the Association of New Brunswick Massage Therapists. She is currently a member in good standing of the College of Massage Therapists of New Brunswick.

      Beth’s distinct vision of the health care that she provides to the public is centered on creating preventative lifestyles and habits with her clients as well as treating existing pain issues. She shared this vision with Johanne Gagne RMT, with whom she opened Clinique Masso-Soma Therapy Inc. in October 2003 with a large focus on pre- and post-natal massage.

      In the spring of 2005 Beth traveled to Montrealʼs Palm Lotus School of Thai yoga massage where she completed two levels of Ayurveda and Thai yoga massage therapy, a passive form of yoga which also includes acupressure and massage. Through this course, Beth enjoyed a deeper practice of yoga for herself, resulting in her completion of a 200-hour yoga teacher training in Ashtanga style in April 2007. She also completed her prenatal yoga teacher training in May 2008. She has been teaching at Bodywise since May 2007.

      Beth enjoys working with and teaching the anatomy of massage and yoga, as well as helping people cultivate the peace that we all have inside. “It is about connecting the mind, the body, and the spirit; a lot of people do not live in that harmony. Once that happens we are capable of handling stress both physically and mentally and we can enjoy our lives in a balanced way.”

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      Sasha Rooney, RMT, CPI (Owner)

      Born and raised in New Brunswick, Sasha (Wilbur) Rooney moved to Ontario shortly after high school to pursue education and a career as a floral designer. While there she discovered the joy of physical fitness and better nutrition, and became interested in the mind-body connection.

      When she returned to New Brunswick she included yoga and Pilates classes as part of her healthy lifestyle, which subsequently lead to her to completing basic yoga teacher training, and full certification as a Pilates instructor, including prenatal Pilates, gait analysis, and myofascial lines of movement.

      Over the years of teaching Pilates she became more and more interested in the complexity of the human body and the way strengths, weaknesses, alignment and misalignment of the body affect our enjoyment of our daily lives. This lead her to further education and her graduation with honors as a registered massage therapist (The Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage). In addition she is also certified as a doula, and holds certificates in perinatal massage, soft tissue release, cranial sacral therapy, and has additional training in myofascial release. She is currently a member in good standing of the College of Massage Therapists of New Brunswick.

      Sasha intends to continue her pursuit of lifelong learning in the mind-body connection.

    • Jodie Gollan RN

      Jodie is a nurse, yogini, artist, traveller, teacher, creator, and student of life among many other things. Residing in Moncton NB, Jodie spends her time teaching yoga (Hatha/Vinyasa, Yin, and Restorative), traveling, making handmade leather crafts and delicious vegan food, bellydancing, and growing her hair. She has experience caring for bodies since the age of 15 when she began working at a nursing home. She then became a Registered Nurse through UNB which has brought her overseas to Bangladesh on a medical mission trip in 2012 and in various areas of medicine including palliative care, family medicine and neuroscience.

      Jodie discovered yoga at a young age through her studies of martial arts and with the guidance of several teachers. She then became a certified yoga teacher in 2015 at Satori Yoga Fredericton and often does work-study programs at the Sivananda Yoga ashram in Val Morin QC where she can be a student rather than the teacher. Having taught yoga at studios and music and art festivals in Eastern Canada, she believes that health and well-being extend beyond the physical. Jodie is on a journey to bridge Eastern and Western health and philosophy together through her work.

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      Jacynte Leger

      Jacynte’s first yoga experience was over a decade ago. She was so amazed by how relaxed she was after class; she had never experienced that before. In 2008 she started studying yoga formally. After studying with various teachers in various styles, she came to the conclusion that all the styles of yoga have great benefits and they all complement each other. She enjoys teaching various aspects and styles of yoga that have had a great impact on her health and well-being so that others may benefit and connect to their inner guidance.

      Jacynte has received her 550-hour Hatha yoga certification through Yoga Ink and 200-hour Kundalini yoga certification through Kundalini Yoga in the Loop. First and foremost she is a yoga student; as she learns, she teaches from her experience. Jacynte teaches weekly group yoga classes in the Moncton area. She also teaches workplace yoga, private classes, and workshops that touch on different subjects and yoga practices that focus on presence, empowerment, and balance. Service en francais disponible!

    • Chelsea Payn

      Chelsea leads an active and energetic lifestyle. Her love for travel brought her to Korea to teach English with her husband. From there they continued their travels throughout Asia, Europe and the Caribbean. Over the last 12 years, she has practiced yoga in a variety of settings, including prenatal yoga preparing for the arrival of her two boys. After completing her 220hr yoga teacher training with Ruth Richman of Yoga Ink, Chelsea has started a new chapter in her life teaching yoga. Furthering her education, Chelsea completed her 100hr yin yoga training with Stephanie Calhoun of Satori Yoga. Chelsea enjoys practicing and teaching gentle hatha, yin and vinyasa classes. Teaching yoga is an amazing opportunity for her to share her love of yoga with others.

    • Loree Poirier

      Loree became interested in yoga in the late 90s and early 2000s as an exercise routine and stress reliever during her Bachelor or Arts degree. It wasn’t until becoming pregnant with her daughter in 2011, however, that she took a prenatal yoga course and saw how the physical postures, breathing techniques and mental/soulful aspects of yoga can come together and deliver huge benefits.

      Since then, her practice has become a more routine part of her life, and became a “life saver” and amazing tool when returning to her full time middle school teaching position. While trying to find balance in all areas of life, she embarked on her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training and became a certified yoga instructor in 2014 under the guidance of Jenny Kierstead from Breathing Space Yoga Studio.

      She has a special interest in how yoga can help your mental health and relieve stress, anxiety and depression and received her Level I Yoga Therapy training from Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy in Vermont last July where she will be continuing the path of completing Level II this upcoming summer. She embraces life-long learning and is attending a yoga for trauma training in PEI this coming May and has gone to other workshops such as Tony Robbins’ Unleash the Power Within event last March where she became a “Fire Walker”.

      Loree truly embraces what meditation, breathing techniques and physical movement in the form of asana can do for your mind, body and soul, and would love to share with anyone who is open to the possibility of what we can really do when we reach out to become our truest and best selves.

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      Sarah Smith

      Sarah is an organic farmer and student of Ashtanga yoga. Her practice is a high priority in her daily life and she continues to pursue her studies through personal discipline and through the art of teaching. Sarah received her first teacher certification after completion of a six­ month residential Yoga Development Program at the Yasodhara Ashram in Kootenay Bay, BC in 2010. In 2013, she was certified (200hr YTT) by Ashtanga Yoga Victoria. She currently studies regularly with Jody Manley of Ashtanga Yoga Halifax and takes annual training with Manju Jois.

      As a student of yoga, Sarah works within the intelligent structure of the Ashtanga system: a challenging, transformative practice with a rich philosophy that continues to intrigue & motivate. Sarah has been teaching in New Brunswick for five years and currently offers classes at Bodywise Yoga & Pilates, Shanti Yogi, and privately for dedicated students and small groups. Sarah teaches yoga for the Department of Education in several schools in Moncton and Riverview at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

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