OUR TEACHERS

"Teaching yoga itself is great karma yoga, because it reconnects people to the source."     -    Amit Ray

The team at Nirmana Yoga Loft is made up of a conscious collective of heart-centered teachers who desire to teach the heart & soul of yoga well beyond just poses. We come from a variety of backgrounds, practices, and specialties, but all share the same commitment to teach in such a way that it supports our community in turning inwards to begin the more subtle practices of self-inquiry & self-realization.

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JESSI HOEY

Founder, Teacher & YTT Trainer
Reiki & Shamanic Healing
Past Life Regression Healing
Retreat Leader & Facilitator

Jessi stumbled into the practice of yoga as a way to manage IBS & anxiety. She quickly fell in love with the physicality of yoga, and began her training in 2013. She had no idea of the depth of philosophy & sacred history that this training would introduce her to, which has completely transformed her life and plunged her into a never-ending journey of Self-discovery. She shares the practice of yoga with others as an offering of profound transformation and is excited about seeing her community evolve in consciousness. She teaches from the heart, using her own experience and vulnerability to create a safe space for others to open up to the profound & ineffable mystery of being.

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ADAM DUKE

Yoga, Meditation & YTT Support
Childrens Yoga & Gymnastics
Facilitator of Sacred Ceremony
Artist & Visionary

As a Universal brother to all beings, Adam understands that the intensity of life requires practices of discipline along with compassion and loving support. His life's purpose is to learn and teach these practices from a place of humility and love. Adam has lived with Shamans in Mexico studying the sacred art of Temazcal Sweat Ceremonies, meditated with Swamis in India where he lived off grid and grew his own food, and lived in an Eco-Ashram in Mysore, India where he became a certified Yoga Teacher. All of his teachings are love-based, approaching yoga in a way to fully allow our experiences and practices to weave themselves into the fabric of our lives.

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CAITLIN GRAUP

Yoga Teacher & YTT Support
Reiki Master &  Reiki Trainer
Sacred Sound Practitioner

Caitlin began practicing yoga over 12 years ago, not realizing at the time the profound effect it would have on her life in the years to come, not only physically but mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. She had no idea that by taking a deeper dive into what it means to live a yogic lifestyle, not just on the mat but in all aspects of life, that her true life's purpose would be revealed. In addition to teaching weekly classes, Caitlin is a Reiki Energy Healer, and Sacred Sound Practitioner, co-hosts quarterly retreats, and leads Reiki Attunement Trainings. Her offerings inspire us to look inward to discover that everything you need is already within, waiting to be discovered.

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MEGAN LEDDY

Gentle & Restorative Yoga Teacher

Sound Healing Practitioner

Sacred Ceremony Facilitator

Megan dove deep into the practice of yoga as respite for a crumbling nervous system and relief from autoimmunity. After experiencing the profound impact that yoga has had on her life it is now her intention as a teacher to make this practice inclusive & accessible to people of all abilities as a therapeutic tool for mind, body, and spirit. As a former massage therapist, Megan brings a deep understanding of the structure & function of the body and helps to safely guide others into a practice of releasing deep tension and cultivating an inner calm.

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KATIE BUSHIE

Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher
Award Winning Psycho Practitioner
Retired Social Worker

Katie Bushie is an award winning Psycho Practitioner & Yoga Instructor and a dedicated ally to those seeking their fully expressed life through the lens of trauma recovery, self agency & movement. Following the intuitive calling of retiring from the social services forum at the age of 35 and profound personal healing through yoga/mindfulness, Katie can be found deeply connecting with communities across Ontario both on and off the mat, in studios and places of healing to include collaborations with first responders, military and individuals moving through trauma recovery.

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JENNIFER MCCRAE

Kundalini & Yin Yoga Teacher

Tarot Reader & Intuitive

Co-Owner of Simply Sacred Shoppe

Jennifer began her yoga journey over 11 years ago as a way to release the stresses of everyday life. After a few years of practicing she yearned for a deeper connection to the practice and took her first Yoga Teacher Training. Since then Jennifer has completed several YTTs with a major focus on awakening the Shakti Energy through Kundalini Yoga, which has been life changing for her. She incorporates all her trainings, energy healing, intuition and knowledge into each class she teaches to ensure safe, inclusive and welcoming class for all.

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KAITY LAWSON

Certified Iridologist
Ionic Foot Detoxification
Muscle Testing & Nutrition

Kaity fell in love with the practice of Iridology and how the dysfunction and imbalance of the body is reflected in the eye. After finishing a comprehensive Iridology training course she became certified in muscle testing, a process which uses a person’s energy field to determine where they are out of harmony. She is actively studying bio-energetics and other healing modalities to support restoring energtic harmony. Through the eyes and energy field we can see what is revealed about you and come up with a unique plan for healing to begin.

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CRISTYNA DEAS

Yoga Teacher
Astrology & Birth Chart Readings
Cosmic Connections Course

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