Meet Our Team of Teachers

We are all students on the path with you!

Kathryn Braul

Kathryn Braul

Studio owner and yoga teacher

Kathryn is the owner and heart of Tone Studio.

Kathryn took her first yoga class with Clare Preuss when she came to Owen Sound.  She is a graduate of the very first 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training hosted in Owen Sound by Tone Studio and DevaTree.

“The building is saturated with earnest good intentions and you cannot help but feel this when present in this space. It emanates from the floorboards and is illuminated by beautiful stained glass windows.
Creative energy resides here. I hope that those who attend yoga, dance or music events here will be inspired by its beauty and history to honour its legacy. This is our Heritage- nurtured by community we conserve our treasures for our own benefit and that of future generations.” ~Kathy
Holly Van Rossum

Holly Van Rossum

yoga teacher

Teacher of Mellow Flow Yoga, All Levels Yoga, Yin Yoga

 

Holly was introduced to yoga at age 11 by her lifelong neighbour and friend and has been joyfully practicing ever since. She completed her 250-hr YTT certification through The Yoga Sanctuary in Toronto, ON and has since also completed her Prenatal/ postnatal teacher training and Yin teacher training. Holly believes that we never stop being students. She enjoys the excitement of continuously learning new things along her journey to inner peace and balance, and enjoys sharing these experiences with her students.

Rooted In:
-250 hr YTT
-40 hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training
-15 hr Pre & Post Natal Yoga Teacher Training
-Level 1 Reiki Certification

To connect with her personally:
Email: Holly@toneyoga.ca

Becky Thorne

Becky Thorne

Yoga Teacher

Teacher of Yoga for Kids, Yoga for Teens

Becky is a yogi, a teacher, a counselor and a Mum. Becky dabbled with Yoga for many years before fully embracing the Yoga path in 2012. After the birth of her son she began attending Baby and Me classes at Tone Studio and opened her heart to the gifts of Yoga.

Teaching yoga gives her the opportunity to combine her skills and experience counselling and coaching, with her deeply held belief that we are all powerful creators of our lives, our health and our well-being. Becky creates classes for children, youth and adults. She is also the founder of Tree and Leaf Yoga. She brings her enthusiasm, her sense of humour and her light hearted curiosity to all of her classes. Becky is thrilled to bring Children’s Yoga back to Tone Studio.

Rooted In:
– 100 hour Children’s Yoga Teacher Certification (Devatree)
-200 hour Cross Disciplinary YTT (Devatree)
-Bachelor of Applied Science in Child Studies

To connect with her personally:
Email: Becky@toneyoga.ca or visit her website here

 

Mark Brown

Mark Brown

Qi Gong Teacher

Teacher of Qi Gong, Various Workshops

Mark Brown has been a life long student of: Qi, Prana, Mana, Energy and how it is expressed in life.  His path has woven through: Qi Gong, Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Yoga, Reiki, Shamballa, Mindfulness Meditation, Reflexology, Numerology and Card Reading.   Qi Gong is the practice that Mark always circles back to because of its ability to encompass and express the energy of life itself.

 

To connect with him personally:
Email: Mark@toneyoga.ca

 

Cathy Bailey

Cathy Bailey

Yoga teacher

Teacher of Gentle Yoga, Yin Yoga, Gentle Yoga with Thai Massage Assists. Thai Massage and Reiki Practitioner 

Cathy is a graduate of the DevaTree School of Yoga in the Cross-Disciplinary Style™ and Integrative Anatomy Therapeutics training. She likes to bring attention to the physical, emotional and spiritual body in all her classes. Cathy currently takes on private clients in her Thai Yoga Massage & Reiki Practice. She is the co-teacher of Tone’s regular Gentle Yoga with Thai Massage Assists class.

Rooted In:
-200 hour Cross Disciplinary YTT (Devatree)
-100 hour Integrative Anatomy and Therapeutics (Devatree)
-50 Hour Art of Assisting Yoga Postures (Devatree)

To connect with her personally
Email: Cathy@toneyoga.ca

Stephanie Mills

Stephanie Mills

yoga teacher

Teacher of All Levels, Mantra & Chant teacher, Yoga for Menopause and Peri-Menopause, Rotational Teacher for Saturday Morning Moderate Practice

With over 20 years of  experience in massage, Stephanie has the knowledge and experience that enables her to have attention to detail in regards to anatomy and tension relief in the body. She is passionate about the benefits of yoga that reach all aspects of life – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. Though Stephanie welcomes all to her classes, her personal studies of Yoga’s benefit to the female body give her insight and skill when addressing fatigue, stress, and tension from menstruation to menopause.

Aside from gaining certifications in the following, she has gone on to assist a 200 hour Cross-Disciplinary Yoga Teacher Training with Devatree School of Yoga.

Rooted In:
-200 hour YTT (Nosara Institute)
-100 hour Down Dogs and Doshas (Ayurveda course with Devatree)
-50 hour Advanced Asana Training (Devatree)

To connect with her personally:
Email: Stephanie@toneyoga.ca

Shannon Crow

Shannon Crow

Studio Director and Yoga Teacher

Teacher of Yoga for Pelvic Health, Prenatal, Gentle, Private Classes, Prenatal, Private, Workshops and Trainings for Yoga Teachers

Shannon is dedicated to helping yoga teachers and students to uncover and nurture their own unique expression of yoga. She is known for creating a playful, vibrant, and supportive learning environment that is accessible to everyone.
Shannon is a co-founder of the MamaNurture Prenatal Yoga School and the director of Art of Assists for Yoga Teachers. She is also a consultant for yoga teachers, helping with websites, advertising, schedules, playlists, class plans, workshops and more.

Rooted In:
– 200-hr Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training
– Prenatal YTT with Janice Clarfield
– Healthy Breast Yoga Teacher Training
– Levels 1-6 Thai Yoga Massage (Lotus Palm)
– 100-hr HeartRise Children’s Yoga YTT
– 100-hr Let Your Yoga Dance
– 100-hr Inner Quest of the Yoga Educator
– 200-hr NYI Interdisciplinary YTT
– 85-hr Thai Yoga Massage
– 200-hr DevaTree Cross-Disciplinary YTT
– Still Light Anatomy of Yoga and Thai Massage
– 50-hr Advanced Asana
– 50-hr DevaTree Subtle Energy Body
– 50-hr Expressive Arts with Lindsay Hobbs

To connect with her personally
Email: shannon@toneyoga.ca or visit her website.

Natalie Phillips

Natalie Phillips

Yoga Teacher

Prenatal Yoga

Natalie Phillips is a long-time Owen Sound local, a new mom to a bouncing 1-year-old girl, and a recent graduate of DevaTree’s 100 hour MamaNuture Prenatal YTT program.

Nat was new to Yoga at the beginning of her pregnancy, but fell in love with its ability to instill confidence, tranquility and peace within expectant young mothers. Yoga became a calming respite for a complex time in her life, and throughout the process, she began studying to become a certified Doula as well to round out her fascination with the powerful female birthing experience.

She’s quickly becoming known for her gentle take on prenatal and postnatal practice, birth blessing ceremonies, Baby & Me, and birth sharing circles

Rooted In:
-100 hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training (MamaNurture)

To connect with her personally:
Email: Natalie@toneyoga.ca

Shawn Radcliffe

Shawn Radcliffe

Freelance Writer & Yoga Teacher

Teacher of Mindfulness Yoga & Meditation, Private Classes

Yoga has been a part of Shawn’s life since university. His yoga practice, though, has changed a lot since then. Over the years, he has learned to practice yoga on his own, do downward-facing dog with a cat on his back, and strike a balance between vigorous and more laid-back yoga.

Shawn completed his 200-hour and additional yoga teacher trainings in Portland, Oregon. He continues to study online with Chase Bossart, one of his teachers from San Francisco.

In his yoga classes, Shawn encourages students to move at their own pace and find their own personal yoga practice. Whether it is a beginner, advanced or restorative class, Shawn shapes his teaching to fit the needs of the students.

Shawn is also a health and science writer for Healthline, Men’s Fitness and other publications. Visit his website for more information about his writing or yoga teaching.

Vicki Rowsell

Vicki Rowsell

Yoga teacher

Teacher of Yin Yoga, Tibetan Singing Bowl Practitioner 

Vicki became a Certified Yoga Teacher in 2014 after studying Vinyasa and Yin yoga, as well as energy work at Yandara Yoga Institute in Baja, Mexico. As a life-long student, she continues to expand her knowledge with additional yoga teacher training. Her curiosity has also led her to take courses on Ayurveda, Indian mythology, and meditation. Her most recent passion is sound healing, and she loves to incorporate Tibetan singing bowls into her yoga teaching.

Vicki’s classes are both light-hearted and insightful. She strives to create a balance between purposeful teaching and holding space for self-discovery. Her students are encouraged to explore their unique experiences with yoga, and to be mindful in both fluid movement, as well as stillness.

 Rooted In:

-BA honours in English Literature, York University, 2008
-Masters in Environmental Studies, York University, 2012
-200 HR YTT at Yandara Yoga Institute,  November 2014
-Reiki Level I & II with Allison Eaton,  November 2014
-Introduction to Tibetan Singing Bowls with Lisa Wilvert, April 2016
-Level 1 Tibetan Singing Bowl Practitioner Training with Lisa Wilvert, July 2016
-Level 2 Tibetan Singing Bowl Practitioner Training with Lisa Wilvert, August 2016
-100 HR Yin, Restorative, and Bhakti Yoga YTT at Yandara Yoga Institute, November 2016
-The Living Yoga Online Immersion with Natalie Rousseau
-The 30 Day Illumination: Meditation Challenge with Natalie Rousseau
-Sacred Story: Online Mythology Course with Natalie Rousseau

Connect with her personally:
Email:
Vicki@toneyoga.ca
Emaileverywhereyogawellness@gmail.com

Elizabeth MacLaughlin

Elizabeth MacLaughlin

Yoga teacher

Teacher of Light Hearted Yoga for Every Body 

Some of us are big; some of us are small. Some of us are young, and some are elders. We’ve had our fair share of bumps and bruises, and maybe even been stitched up a time or two. We’ve all had our share of sorrows and joys, as well.

Whatever our size, shape, and experiences in life, yoga is available to us. Yoga helps us breathe, release, and feel a little lighter. It helps us build strength in our bodies, and in our minds. Perhaps most importantly, it can bring joy to our lives. This class is for both the beginner and the experienced yogi. A range of modifications for our unique bodies will be offered. Let’s not take ourselves too seriously though, and allow for a laugh or two along the way! Always.

Rooted In:

200 hour Cross Disciplinary YTT (Devatree)
100 hour Anatomy and Therapeutics (Devatree)
-50 hr Yoga For Longevity  (Devatree- currently in training)

To connect with her personally:
Email: Eliz@toneyoga.ca

Frances Brown

Frances Brown

Meditation Teacher

Teacher for Mindfulness Meditation Level 1 & 2

Frances Brown began practicing mindfulness meditation in 2004 and furthered her studies during week-long retreats with Shinzen Young as well as a 3 month silent retreat in a Burmese monastery. She returned in 2007 from a 6 month term in India with Mother Theresa’s Missionaries of Charity, helping the sick, poor and dying. After her return from Burma and India, she began teaching Mindfulness Meditation.

Frances is a teacher that brings the wisdom and grace of her own practice to her students through workshops, classes and private sessions.  The meditation techniques that Frances offers help students to cope with the stress of life, enable them to be present in the moment and to give the gift of being in touch with mind, body and spirit.

To connect with her personally
Email: Frances@toneyoga.ca

Maxine Iharosy

Maxine Iharosy

Studio Manager and Yoga Teacher

Teacher of Gentle Yoga, Private Classes, Core Awakening Yoga, Moderate Yoga, & Various Workshops

Maxine has been certified and actively teaching Yoga since 2011, and continues to study through local and distant programs. She is known for her playful yet focused classes that celebrate the unique journey of each person while infusing her class themes with teachings from personal life experience. Her heart is in witnessing the transformative power that Yoga creates within each student, including herself. 

          Rooted In:
-300 Hr Shakti Initiation Women’s Leadership YTT
-200 Hr Kripalu YTT
-100 Hr MamaNurture Prenatal YTT (Devatree)
-100 Hr Advanced Anatomy (Devatree)
-100 Hr Whispered Wisdom Training (Devatree)
-50 Hr Subtle Body Studies (Devatree)
-50 Hr Advanced Asana (Devatree)
-50 Hr Art of Assisting (Devatree)
-Level 1 Reiki Certification

To connect with her personally
Email: Maxine@toneyoga.ca or visit her website.

 

Moira Hartmann

Moira Hartmann

Yoga teacher

Teacher of Yin Yoga, All Levels, Private Classes, Rotational Teacher for Weekend Classes

Moira has a love for yoga and it is evident in all of her classes. She regularly attends classes as a student and loves to learn and then share with her students. Her smile in any difficult pose is a light to many. Moira’s classes focus on the balance that yoga offers to her. She loves both sides of yoga – from a more yin style of restorative or gentle yoga to the more advanced classes of vigorous yoga with advanced poses and so she can easily adapt a class to suit various students.

Rooted In:
-200 Hour Cross Disciplinary YTT (Devatree)
100-hour Integrative Anatomy and Therapeutics (Devatree)
50-hour Advanced Asana (Devatree)

To connect with her personally:
Email: Moira@toneyoga.ca

Kathy Harker

Kathy Harker

Yoga teacher

Teacher of All Levels Yoga, Yoga Sculpt 

Kathy Harker has been practicing yoga for over 15 years. She graduated from the yoga teacher training program at Georgian College in 2007.

Kathy teaches at Trillium Healing Arts in Owen Sound and also on the beach in the summer.  Kathy’s students enjoy her lighthearted nature and her enthusiasm towards each class. She easily shares the benefits of yoga.

Kathy works in the mental health profession.

Linda Orsini

Linda Orsini

Yoga Teacher

Teacher of Stretch & Restore Series, Rotating Weekend Classes & Various Workshops

 Linda Orsini is a life long learner and it was only a matter of time before she fell in love with the philosophy and teachings of Yoga. She holds a Bachelor of Education and Fine Arts Degree, but it wasn’t until she discovered the physical strength, emotional peace and spiritual healing benefits of yoga that life gave her a deeper purpose. It is with a full heart and great dedication that  she embraces the practice of yoga, and from this place teaches. She has traveled all over the world to practice yoga and learn from teachers that inspire compassion and realization of inner, authentic strength.

Rooted In: 

-250 hr Yoga Teacher Training (The Clarity Centre)
-Level 3 Reiki Certification
-40 hr Ariel Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica with Fly and Release
-40 hr Mindful Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Che Marville
-40 hr Mindfulness Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Training (The Centre for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto

To connect with her personally:
Email: Linda@toneyoga.ca or visit her teaching page.

 

Esther Gieringer

Esther Gieringer

Nia Instructor

Teacher of Nia Dance

Esther is a Classic Nia Teacher with a passion for dance and the healing it brings to Body, Mind, Emotions and Spirit. Over the years she has attended ballet, tap, belly dance, yoga, T’ai Chi, and Nia classes as well as a number of movement workshops and retreats. She has organized community flash mobs in Owen Sound and plans to continue Chakradance facilitator training in the Fall of 2016.

Esther recognizes that we all store emotions associated with our experiences, somewhere in our bodies. She strongly believes that movement, which helps to create change, is necessary to release, heal and move forward into the pleasure of life. Esther will encourage you to breathe deeply and consciously and express the authentic you with your voice and body using a fusion of the Healing Arts, Dance Arts and Martial Arts in Nia’s 52 Moves.

Rooted In: 

-Nia Blue Belt
-Registered Nurse
-100 Hour Integrative Anatomy and Therapeutics (Devatree), 2016
-Moving to Heal (The Nia Technique), 2016
-YMCA Personal Training, 2015

To connect with her personally
Email: Esther@toneyoga.ca

Amanda Eriksen

Amanda Eriksen

Yoga teacher

Teacher of Baby & Me, Toddler & Me, Prenatal, All Levels 

Amanda has been in love with yoga for many years and fell in love with Tone Yoga Studio first as a student. Being in the space which is so full of good intention with such wonderful teachers inspired her to further her studies and become a Yoga Teacher herself, with a love for prenatal and postnatal Yoga. Amanda brings a sense of play to her yoga classes. Whether it is playing with baby or playing with your asanas, Amanda creates a safe place to explore, relax and have fun with yoga. Amanda is also founder of Rising Crow Yoga.

Rooted In:

200 hour Cross Disciplinary YTT (Devatree)
– MamaNuture 100-hour Prenatal Yoga teacher training
-Seminar completed for Yin Yoga Teaching

To connect with her personally:
Email: Amanda@toneyoga.ca or visit Rising Crow’s teaching page on facebook.

Diane Liska

Diane Liska

Yoga Teacher, Private Based Counselor

Teacher of Yoga for Wholeheartedness: 10 week series

Diane tends to teach a moderate level, Vinyasa-based practice with a focus on pranayama, mindfulness and self-reflection. As a Psychotherapist, she is continuously inspired by the healing properties and neurobiology of yoga and incorporates many aspects of yoga to complement evidence-based counselling techniques. Her Yoga for Wholerheartedness series at Tone is a reoccurring favourite based on The Work by Brene Brown, combining Diane’s own expertise and insight.

Rooted In:
-200 hour Cross Disciplinary YTT (Devatree)
-Honours Bachelor of Science, Psychology
-Master of Arts, Counselling Psychology
-Registered Psychotherapist, College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario

To connect with her personally:
Email: Diane@toneyoga.ca 

 

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