The Yoga Team

A little about us...

Isabelle Desnoyers - Founder (she/her)

Isabelle, a white woman, is standing in front of the pond at Mackinnon Brothers Brewing on a sunny summer day
"I founded Yoga at the Farm in 2018 after 12 years since stepping on my mat for the first time. I'd recently completed my 200 hour certification locally and the Farm's beautiful atmosphere provided the perfect setting for a practice. It's been such a pleasure to watch the community grow over the years. Since starting Yoga at the Farm, I've moved to Bath, managed a yoga studio in Kingston, founded Artizen Oils, am diving into the study of Osteopathy, and continued working in the service industry. My classes have a strong focus on accessibility and curiosity. Expect clear and concise queues, plenty of space to check in, and a reminder not to take yourself too seriously. When I'm not at the Farm, you can find me nearby working in my garden, drinking coffee, walking Doug (my dog), or laying in a hammock listening to a podcast."

  

 

 

 

Joanna Castles (she/her)

Joanna, a white woman with pink hair, stands in front of a blue mandala tapestryJo (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.

 

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)

I have been practicing yoga for as long as I can remember, but really discovered a mind & body connection in 2017 after an unfortunate medical diagnosis. Since then and through my journey of healing, it has been my dream to teach others the practice of yoga and what it has to offer. 
I recently completed my 200 hour certification and have started an outdoor yoga practice for the summer months. My classes focus on breath awareness, connection of breath and movement, and are designed for all skill levels. 
When I'm not on my mat, I spend all of my spare time with my son, usually outdoors, enjoying nature!