MalaRae OMie, Yoga Instructor, Wellness Mgr at The Retreat at Strathmere
Jenna loves yoga, a rockin’ playlist, YTU balls, sunshine, a good flow, all things pink + purple, laughing, and anatomy. She loves using her MalaRae pieces to enhance her personal meditation practice and manifest good vibes for all ♥
MalaRae OMie, Canadian Sprint Kayaker, + Wellness Coach/Nutritionist Student
MalaRae OMie + Yoga Teacher
Marie-Julie has been practicing and teaching Yoga for over 10 years. She is a military lawyer, wife, and mom of 3 kids. Marie-Julie found yoga and meditation to be the most beneficial activity, both mentally and physically. Today, she teaches because her yoga practice has made such a positive change in her life, leading her towards the healthiest, happiest version of herself! If you haven’t been in one of her classes, she is known for her powerful practice, intuitive understanding of the body, and her creative and engaging teaching style. PS she LOVES cats! Her dream is to have one of those big Serval cats or Bengal.
MalaRae OMie + Personal Trainer
Meet Ashley, a green juice drinking, organic food eating yogi and Fitmom in pursuit of wanderlust. Passionate about promoting a healthy mind, body and soul, Ashley is currently working towards her Personal Training Certification. When she’s not working out in her personal home studio she enjoys yoga, meditation, OCR races, and hiking—anything to keep her active.
Her malas help to keep her grounded and practice mindfulness despite her hectic work/home life schedule, allowing her to keep herself open to new adventures and opportunities.
Nikki Johnston Beaudoin
MalaRae OMie, Personal Trainer, Nutritionist & SUP Instructor
Nikki is the Owner and Operator of Sea to Sky Fitness, a holistic fitness business that offers personal training (indoors and out), nutrition coaching, and Stand Up Paddle (SUP) lessons and classes.
Nikki is a Personal Trainer, Power Flow Yoga Instructor, as well as a certified Paddle Canada and World Paddle Association Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Instructor based in North Vancouver, BC. She specializes in outdoor fitness, weight loss, and pre and post-natal fitness. She is also a Master Trainer at Paddle Into Fitness, and teaches Paddle Into Fitness Teacher Trainings throughout North America.
As a Fitness Professional, her primary mission is to help people achieve their fitness goals and create balance in their lives. She loves to work with people so they can feel their best; balancing fitness, wellness, nutrition, play and rest to achieve optimal health and wellness.
Bronwyn 'Dharana' Lefebvre
MalaRae OMie, Yoga Instructor + Project Manager
Bronwyn has lived with Lupus since the age of five. Although the disease almost took her life, it was the practice of yoga, beginning at the age of eight through the teachings of her mother, that began to heal the yogini.
Her mother inspired Bronwyn to embark on her solo journey to Rishikesh, India, to complete her YTT with Yogrishi Vishveketu.
Today, Bronwyn is in full remission and has learned that she holds a gift in the ability to share the knowledge that she has gained from her gurus. MalaRae’s Seashell Mala continues to join Bronwyn throughout this beautiful journey.
MalaRae OMie + Yoga Instructor
Yoga teacher, foodie, bunny lover & acro enthusiast, Ciara has been spreading her love of yoga for more than 5 years. She is dedicated to creating a lighthearted & empowering practice for people to fall in love with ~ a practice that is intended to awaken people to exactly how amazing their bodies & minds are meant to feel every day so that they may live & love every moment.
When she’s not on the mat, she enjoys walking barefoot in nature, snapping photos, getting creative in the kitchen, splashing in puddles, occasional Netflix binges, movie theatre popcorn, indian food & singing at the top of her lungs.
MalaRae OMie, Yoga Instructor + Elementary School Teacher
Chrissy is passionate about teaching others about the power of positive thinking and mindfulness, whether it’s through her yoga class or when she’s teaching children at school. She loves to teach her students to be mindful and find ways to give back, so that they can be the change to create a more loving and peaceful world.
MalaRae OMie + Naturotherapist certified in Ayurveda & Yoga
A Yoga enthusiast since 1996, Joanna is a Kripalu Yoga Teacher, also specializing in Yin and Restorative styles. Ayurveda came years after she became a yoga teacher but finally struck her after an exhilarating experience during an extended stay in Bali. She was now convinced Ayurveda works!
Joanna specializes in woman’s health. Her intention is to empower you to restore inner peace to your body, mind and spirit through educational workshops, individualized consultations and public & private yoga classes based on the oldest health care system, Ayurveda.
MalaRae OMie, President & Founder of DeGrace Energetics & Little Lotus Yoga + Yoga Teacher
Amanda specializes in the Pre/Postnatal and Childrens Yoga world drawing on all of her experience as a mother of 3 and years of teaching hatha yoga. Through development of her Little Lotus Yoga teacher training programs, Amanda loves assisting other yoga teachers and yoga enthusiasts along their journey of teaching. Little Lotus Teacher Training programs are available throughout North America, in person and online.
MalaRae OMie, Yoga Instructor + Business Coach
Kassandra Reinhardt is the world’s leading Yin Yoga instructor on youtube with 4.4 Million YouTube views, 64,000 subscribers, and 3,000 more joining every month. Her videos have served as the introduction to Yin Yoga - and the motivation - for thousands of people around the world to experience the benefits of a daily yoga practice. Her book entitled Yin Yoga will be published by DK Books this fall, and her classes are now available on the popular yoga platform Grokker. She is currently completing a 300-hour YTT with Sianna Sherman.
Be sure to check out and subscribe to Kassandra’s YouTube channel.
MalaRae OMie, Professor, Nutritionist & Wellness Business Strategist
Vanessa Tran is a Wellness Business Strategist who works with solo entrepreneurs and small businesses. Often she works with Nutritionists, Health Coaches, Personal Trainers and Health Enthusiasts.
She blends her unique creative background as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and a Technology Professor to create solutions for those who want to make the world a healthier place and to be at service to others but don’t know where to start or feel overwhelmed with all of the noise of what it is they need to do.
When clients work with her, they transform their goals into simple inspired actions; they feel excited to move forward, help more clients and start making money!
She pays personal attention to each client’s needs and the results are always a whole lot less stressful and whole lot more enjoyable.
Kate Ryckman "Artist Kate"
MalaRae OMie + Artist
Kate is an Ottawa based Artist, Teacher, Creative Explorer and (very proud) Momma. Without question, her unwavering goal is to inspire others to unleash their inner artist. Kate’s unique approach to creativity helps encourage people of all ages and skill level to stretch their creative limits and realize the beauty that can be found in imperfections.
Combining her passion for yoga and meditation practice with her creative art, Kate creates a balance that can be felt in her finished work. Her artwork comes from a place of peace, growth and exploration.
MalaRae OMie, Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Licensed Desire Map Facilitator, Lululemon Ambassador + Blissologist
Kate is a capital Y Yogi, possibilitarian, spiritual badass, TBI survivor, and an ever-evolving work in progress! Whatever Kate is guiding, teaching or leading from Yoga to Meditation to Desire Mapping, and everything in between is whole-hearted from the inside out. Her offerings are all about helping us create a Life lived. On purpose. With purpose. Mindfullness-based. Breath-focused. Playful. Intentional. Creative. Healing. Embodied. Anchored in love. Everytime we show up - on the mat or in life - is a new beginning, a fresh start, and filled with possibility.
MalaRae OMie, Yoga + AntiGravity Instructor
With a background in gymnastics to blame for her love of inversions, Aleysha wants to show you how to get upside down too as a certified AntiGravity instructor! AntiGravity Flying Fitness classes work through a series of flips, tricks, swings and inversions to give you an aerial arts inspired experience!
When Aleysha isn’t teaching a power flow in the hot room or hanging upside down in an AntiGravity hammock you can find her exploring the outdoors with her dog Jake!
MalaRae OMie, Yoga Instructor + Retreat Organizer
Cat’s extensive teaching experience and happy joie de vivre offer students mental clarity, physical wellness and a magical practice. Cat’s an excellent connector and enjoys learning about people, from their yoga practice to their lives. She blossoms in yoga communities.
Cat delights in using MalaRae pieces in her own meditation practice and as objects of beauty to raise her vibration.
MalaRae OMie, Holistic Practitioner + Clinical Nutritionist
Holly is a board certified holistic practitioner, clinical nutritionist, functional medicine geek, R&D nerd, adrenal/thyroid healer, and hormone expert. Holly’s passion is helping her clients feel and live their best life possible.
Fun fact: Our Love + Light Mala was inspired by Ms. Holly.
MalaRae OMie, Yoga Instructor, SUP Instructor + Girlvana leader
Bobbi’s passion in life is helping others appreciate & honour their truest selves. During Bobbi’s yoga classes she provides a safe, nurturing place for her students to practice, aiding in their personal healing journeys.
Bobbi also received her certification this year to become a Girlvana leader. What is Girlvana you ask? She is one of eleven women (in Eastern Canada) with the certification to provide teen girls ages 13-18, the tools of yoga & meditation while offering strong mentorship with a raw heartfelt approach. Something she is so passionate & proud of!!
During her personal time, she loves to SUP, take aerial yoga classes, journal, meditate, read, dance, sing, cook, and snuggle her fur babies…and of course doing all the above sporting her favourite MalaRae malas.
MalaRae OMie, Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher, Chronic Pain Kinesiologist + Acro Yoga Teacher
Jessica is an energetic and playful soul, a devout acro yogi, professional dancer, and yoga teacher. She has a degree in kinesiology, over 1000 teaching hours, and currently works as a kinesiologist in a spine clinic in Calgary, teaching mindful movement as well as leading an 8-week mindfulness program for people living with chronic pain and spinal conditions. She has taught most yoga styles to all walks of life ranging from athletes, to studio-goers, to chair yoga for seniors in retirement homes, to rehabilitating traumatic brain injury with yoga in a clinical setting. She believes in following her heart above all else, and that when you work towards bettering yourself, everything around you becomes better too.