Teacher – All Levels, Vinyasa
“Just learn to have fun with the practice…whichever style suits you as there’s no one size (i.e. teacher/style) fits all and that’s a good thing…you need to make it work for you.”
In 1999, after a year of practice at The Yoga Sanctuary with great teachers like Michael Stone, Janine Woo, and John Carson, Guylaine decided to take their first ever yoga teacher training. The instructors were Cynthia Funk, Hart Lazer and Jonathan Austman. Guylaine feels it was Austman who has had the greatest effect on her understanding of the practice and the role of a teacher. The 250-hour YTT was by far the most committed she had been to anything in her life. Shortly after finishing this YTT, she returned to Halifax and was blessed with the opportunity to teach in Halifax at various locations.
During the summer of 2008, Guylaine was invited by Tim Miller to go to Encinitas, CA to study and deepen her practice. She took Tim’s Second Series YTT in Ashtanga and stayed on for two months after the training was done. Shortly after returning from California, Guylaine was offered the chance to help open and manage a studio in Oakville, ON. She successfully opened the Flying Monkey Yoga Studio as studio manager and a senior teacher. Before returning to Halifax, she spent 3 months studying at Shri K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India.
Guylaine has trained with talented teachers like Richard Freeman, Michael Stone, Tim Miller, Erich Shiffmann, Matthew Sweeney, Chuck Miller, Maty Ezraty, Diane Bruni, Hart Lazer, David Swenson and Ron Reid. She has taught 15 years of Hatha Vinyasa, prenatal, postnatal and kids’ yoga, participated in a 500-hour YTT and acted as faculty for 200-hour YTT and prenatal YTT’s.
As well she has hosted yoga workshops and events in Halifax with Tim Miller, David Swenson, Michael Stone and Krishna Das.
“My yoga mat is my best and most honest friend!”