Jessica Monkcom | chief executive officer
B.Ed., AMS Secondary 1 Certification, Ontario Certified Teacher, Registered Yoga Teacher, RKY
Jessica is a Registered Yoga Teacher who teaches a variety of styles of yoga. Jessica developed her passion of teaching yoga to our younger generation while working as an Ontario Certified Teacher, and incorporating elements of yoga into her daily classroom curriculum. While earning her adolescent specialization by the American Montessori Society, she wrote an action research paper on the effects of daily yoga in teens in a school setting. Her aim is to reach children and adolescents alike to delve deeper and connect with themselves and others in a safe and judgement-free environment…exploring laughter, mindfulness and opportunities for empowerment along the way.
Vanessa Miniaci | director of operations
M.S.Ed., Health and Physical Education Specialist, Special Education Part 1, Ontario Certified Teacher, Registered Yoga Teacher, Personal Trainer Specialist, RKY
Vanessa is a Registered Yoga Teacher with a Masters of Science in Education, Special Education Part 1, and is a Physical Education Specialist through the Ontario College of Teachers. While teaching Phys. Ed. to students K-8, Vanessa incorporated children’s yoga into most, if not all, aspects of her elementary program. The overwhelmingly positive response from doing so inspired her to want to reach even more youth, so that countless students may have the opportunity to experience all of the remarkable physical and mental benefits that yoga fosters. Her aim is to spark an interest in yoga and mindfulness, to equip students with the tools to discover their inner potential, be their best selves, and embrace everyday…all while respecting themselves and the world around them.