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.”
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.
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!
Sari LaBelle, MA, CYT, nd
Sari has been a practitioner of yoga for over 20 years – both on and off the mat. Over the years she has been a student of many different styles of yoga (Sivananda, Ashtanga, Classic Hatha, Yin and Kripalu) eventually completing her Kripalu Yoga teacher certification in 2010 and the first level of her Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Practitioner training in 2013. Sari’s daily home practice throughout the years has grounded her in a deep and very personal understanding of not only the profound physical, emotional and spiritual benefits of yoga, but also the transformational power yoga has as a doorway to greater self-awareness, a vehicle for self-directed healing and a pathway for mindful living. Sari is tremendously passionate about the honour of sharing the gift of yoga with others. Her classes are suitable for all levels, shapes and sizes and emphasize increased breath awareness, restorative posture sequencing, and mind-body synergy.
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.
Karen has ten years’ experience in the fitness industry and holds certifications as a personal trainer, group fitness instructor, Certified Holistic Nutritionist, yoga instructor and is also currently studying massage therapy at Eastern College. She is very passionate when it comes to helping and educating others on leading a balanced healthy lifestyle.
Karen discovered a love for yin yoga after completing her 100-hour yin yoga teacher training with Stephanie Calhoun of Satori Yoga. She believes that yin yoga is a huge component to finding balance in life; it has become one of her favourite practices to incorporate into her own lifestyle and share with others through instructing classes.