The Alchemy Team

 

Jennie Craig

Conscious living with compassion for all beings is Jennie’s daily focus. Her creative talents and integrative approach to life foster a sense of peace and restorative energy that radiates from within. Her love and passion for all beings is evident in her commitment to practice ahimsa (non-harming).

Jennie recognizes that everyone comes to yoga for different reasons and encourages yoga as a form of exercise to build strength and flexibility. Whether she is teaching a restorative yoga class that invokes deep relaxation of body and mind or a powerful Vinyasa Flow class that coordinates breath with movement; Jennie views yoga as a beautiful way to connect, expand, be present, and know one’s self.

She received her 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training from Stephanie Calhoun, founder of Satori Yoga, in Fredericton, NB. An 100-hour intensive restorative yoga instructor training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health enhanced and expanded Jennie’s expertise, knowledge, and skills. Jennie is committed to enhancing her knowledge and skills and will soon complete her 500-hour training.

Jennie’s inspiration comes from her original teacher and guide Swami Muktidharma. For her personal motivation and focus, she draws on a life-changing experience she had when visiting the same Ashram in India where her Swami was guided by his teacher.


Cree Godfrey 

Powered by her personal practice of Bhakti, Cree teaches smart, honest and integrative yoga from a place of education and authenticity. Cree's focus is on creating classes that are rooted in structural integrity and energetic alignment. She studies under Jason Crandell and Janet Stone and her love of aerial yoga is inspired by her teacher Carmen Curtis, founder AIReal Yoga. Cree is a certified RYT 500 / E-RYT 200 yoga teacher and an established Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). She teaches at Wanderlust Festivals and Wanderlust 108 Events in Canada, USA, and Australasia and is a Faculty Associate at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Massachusetts. In addition to her RYT-500 hour, Cree holds formal certifications in Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, AIReal™ Yoga (aerial), Myofascial Release, Thai Yoga, Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga and is a SUP Instructor.


Bethany MacFarlane

Bethany began her yoga journey in 2005, here in the town of Woodstock. Looking to gain flexibility and prevent injury, she initially began her yoga journey to compliment her primary sports at the time. Drawn to the unexpected work-in that she found just as challenging as the asana work-out, Bethany was inspired to explore more of what Yoga had to offer. To date, this exploration has led her to completing a 200-hour Yoga Instructor, and Yoga in Schools Instructor certification through Breathing Space Yoga Studio.

Bethany loves sharing yoga and is passionate about debunking the misconception that yoga is not for the inflexible. Instead, she persists yoga is not only for both the flexible and inflexible, but can benefit any gender, shape, age, and fitness level. Bethany regularly practices and teaches Hatha, Vinyasa, and Bikram style yoga, and appreciates how all styles of yoga invite an opportunity to tune-in and nurture the body and the mind. Her playful spirit invites her students to feel comfortable being uncomfortable and enjoy movement in a safe space.


Bridget Nugent

Bridget is a 200hr certified Yoga Instructor, and Yoga in Schools Instructor. She has been teaching yoga in New Brunswick for over 2 years to school students and community groups as well. Bridget’s yoga background is one of Ashtanga and Vinyasa Influence, and as a yoga student, Bridget’s passion for yoga ignited through practicing Bikram yoga in Aurora, Illinois. Bridget obtained her Yoga training through Halifax’s Breathing Space Yoga Studio, and has also completed the instructor training for their empowerment through yoga program “Girl on Fire”. Bridget also has Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Education, along with a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership.

Bridget’s favourite aspect of yoga is the opportunity that each practice presents to tune-in to the body, to take time to breathe, and to learn more about one’s true self through each pose. Bridget hopes to provide students in her classes with opportunities to self-explore, push their edge, and feel better everyday through practicing yoga!


Brigitte Rivers

Brigitte Rivers is an Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga based in Carleton County. Her initial yoga teacher training with Satori in Yin and Yang Yoga provided a solid foundation in mindful yoga. Further trainings included chair yoga and trauma informed yoga and mindfulness. She seeks to provide inclusive, multi level classes with options for students' unique needs.


Kelly Simonds

Kelly has been practicing yoga for over 10 years. Her love of yoga grew as she used it to manage a healthy work-life balance. Her decision to obtain her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) certification was primarily influenced by her desire to help others discover the benefits of practicing yoga.  She believes yoga is more than just exercise for the body but is a gateway for living well.  

Although Kelly's training at OmLand Yoga was primarily in Vinyasa, she practices a variety of styles and is passionate about making yoga accessible to everyone.  As a new teacher, Kelly brings a feel-good energy and hopes to create lasting connections with beginner and experienced students alike. 

Kelly's personality comes out in her yoga teaching style. She's enthusiastic, cheerful and loves a good challenge!  Aside from yoga; Kelly enjoys cooking, cuddling with her dog Moses and binge watching 90's sitcoms!