INSTRUCTORS

Dr. David Whitty

Dr. David Whitty has been practising Chiropractic here in downtown Charlottetown for 20 years with a focus on soft tissue therapies to the muscles and fascia along with manually adjusting the spine. He is a graduate of St. F.X.U. with a science degree, the Canadian Chiropractic College in Toronto (Doctor of Chiropractic) and also has Masters of Education and Leadership from UPEI. He is the President of the PEI Chiropractic Association, and one of the Opinion Leaders with the Canadian Chiropractic Guidelines Initiative.

David’s yoga journey was as a student in the Iyengar tradition for 10 years, spending time in studios in PEI, Toronto, New York and Boston. After reconstructive knee surgery he used the  movement of Hatha along with the precision of Iyengar as part of his rehab. David became a Certified as Yoga Instructor through the Maritime Yoga College, and has continued with training in Hands on Assists and Yin Yoga.

David’s Yoga class offerings include Hatha, Yoga for Back Pain and Beginner Yoga. He brings his knowledge of anatomy as a chiropractor to his teaching on the mat, focusing on joint alignment and activating the musculature to protect the joints while improving range of motion, strength and body awareness.

David brought CrossFit to PEI, opening CrossFit PEI in 2008. He has more than 3000 hrs of CrossFit coaching experience, and is one of the only Level 4 CrossFit Coaches in Canada. He coaches competitive Weightlifting to athletes from teen years to adults.

Erika Killam

Erika's interest in yoga and meditation began at an early age when she used to make her friends sit and meditate while listening to the sounds of Enigma!  

Her formal studies began in 2004 with Alan Finger and the 200hr ISHTA Yoga Teacher Training program in New York.  Upon completion of this program she began teaching regularly for Elements Yoga and Wellness Centre in Darien, CT.  Erika managed the studio during her 5 years with the Elements Yoga family and had the amazing opportunity to deepen her yoga studies. She completed 308hrs with Ross Rayburn and Bernadette Birney in Anusara Yoga.

In 2009 Erika arrived on Prince Edward Island where she assisted Dynamic Fitness in launching their Hot Yoga division.  She was invited on as Lead Trainer with Maritime Yoga College and has been instructing aspiring yoga instructors since 2013. In 2018, for the first time, Erika ventured out on her own to develop 3eYoga: Engage, Enliven, Empower.  Through this independent yoga venture she has been able to share her teachings throughout various studios across the island. 

Her mission as a yoga instructor is to inspire new "a-ha" moments for the seasoned practitioner and crush any misconceptions a new yoga student might have about yoga being "boring"!

Kate Forget

Kate was born and raised in Southern Ontario. During her youth, she figure skated competitively for many years. After moving to Northern Ontario she came back to figure skating as a Coach for 3 years. During this time, yoga was becoming increasingly important to maintain both her physical health and well being.

 

Her and her husband's new life journey brought them to The Gentle Island in 2017. Kate soon started Yoga Teacher Training with the Maritime Yoga College and graduated in May of 2018. Since then, she's worked at Now n Zen Yoga Studio as well as volunteering at the Vernon River Consolidated School. She looks forward to seeing you at the Charlottetown Yoga Space!

Anne-Marie Rolfe

After Anne-Marie began practicing yoga and meditation, Spirit continued to whisper, ‘there is something more’. So at the age of 47 Anne-Marie enrolled and completed her yoga teacher training with Maritime Yoga College in 2015.  In 2018  she achieved 1000 hours of teaching and has successfully completed over 600 hours of study in Yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda, Mantra and Vedic Guidance with Vamadeva Shastri (Dr. David Frawley) and the American Institute for Vedic Studies.  

 

As an avid learner and teacher Anne-Marie has explored, trained and taught in the following forms: Hatha Yoga, Chair Yoga, Laughter Yoga, Yin Yoga, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Shakti Yoga, Shamanism, Reiki,  Reiki Meditation, Mindfulness, Focused Attention Meditation and Vedantic Meditation.  In her personal practice, she is currently exploring Ashtanga Yoga and Awakened Awareness Meditation with Stephan Bodian.

 

She is committed to making ancient Vedic wisdom accessible as it has much to offer to our modern lives.  She does this through meditation, yoga and teaching on the Yoga Sutras.

Colleen Gallant

Colleen has been practicing mindfulness, meditation and yoga for many years, needing the practices while raising 4 boys!

With guidance from life changing events, Colleen decided to venture more into the world of yoga and graduated in May of 2018 from the Maritime Yoga College 200-hour teaching training program.

Colleen will guide you through asana and meditations that are accessible to everyone. 

Colleen ‘s motto is: Love is what it is all about.

Ouma Cuniah

Ouma is a RYT 200 Certified yoga teacher with the Maritime Yoga Teacher College. She was brought up under Hindu traditions and has been formally studying Hindu philosophy over the past few years. She obtained training as a Buddhist meditation facilitator under Lama Catherine Rathbun at Friends of the Hearts in Toronto. She is currently focusing her studies on Sanskrit and the Yoga Sutras.

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ABOUT US

Located in the heart of Charlottetown, this is your yoga space.

Teachers and facilitators can also book the Space for classes and workshops.

ADDRESS

49 Pownal Street

Charlottetown, PEI

C1A 3W2

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