The Yoga Team
A little about us...
Isabelle Desnoyers - Founder (she/her)
focuses on creating quiet spaces for the mind to calm down amidst the movement, work, and stillness of the body. dallas' classes are powerful and gentle, a beautiful pairing to help you leave feeling nourished, supported, and loved.
Joanna Castles (she/her)
Jo (she/her) has been teaching in the Kingston community since 2016. Trained in a variety of yoga styles from hatha and vinyasa, to yin and restorative, Jo loves to learn, focusing on being a student first. Jo's classes incorporate breath awareness, sensation exploration and mindfulness. She strives to create classes that are fun, challenging and accessible. No flexibility or yoga experience required!
Sarah Anderson (she/her)
Sarah has been practising yoga for over a decade, after connecting with its healing capacity as a marathon runner. Yoga has provided the perfect yin to the yang of Sarah’s other favourite activities, including teaching group fitness classes for many years. Following the death of her partner in 2017, Sarah set out to live yoga off the mat and took her YTT certification in Hawaii. Life being what it is, this is Sarah’s first summer teaching yoga. Her classes are designed to meet you where you are, with accommodations offered for all skill levels and abilities. Sarah believes yoga is truly for all and that it is the journey of our practice—and our connection to ourselves and to each other when we meet on the mat—that matters most.
Sophie Malouin (she/her)
Sophie Malouin (she/her) found the practice of yoga in 2010 while studying International Development at Dalhousie University. The discovery of yoga changed the course of her life and she went on to complete her first teacher training in 2014. Since then Sophie has studied various styles of yoga and has refined her own unique approach and style. Sophie has committed herself to the exploration of therapeutic private yoga; working one on one with students with the intention to use their bodies as a way to heal physically, mentally and spiritually. Sophie currently lives and works in Kingston, Ontario where she offers therapeutic private yoga and mentorship for students and teachers of yoga. To learn more about her services please visit www.sophiemalouin.com
Nava Dabby (she/her)
Nava has been practicing yoga since she was a student in Montreal. After settling into the Modo Yoga community, she became a Modo Yoga teacher, as well as a part owner at Modo Yoga St Clair West in Toronto. Currently her day job is as COO of Modo Yoga International.
In addition to her training in Modo, Modo Flow, Modo Advanced & Modo Prenatal, Nava has had the privilege of studying Yin Yoga with Bernie Clark and Joe Barnett, Restorative Yoga with Scott Davis & Pat Hard Linfoot, and Yoga Therapy with Susi Lately. She loves to pair her classes with a killer playlist.
With an academic background in international development and environmental studies, Nava has traveled extensively and loves cycling, hiking and backpacking all over the world. When she's not practicing yoga or working for Modo, you can find her listening to records or exploring the great wilderness of her adopted province of Ontario with her husband Alex, and their sons, Leo & Ezra.
Jess Jenkins (she/her)