This skilled and passionate team of teachers are excited to guide and support you through your weekend journey. Click on any of the images below to learn more:
Jen is a proud mama of 4, creator of hOMe private yoga studio, co-owner of Camp Walden and co-founder of The Yoga Weekend. This beautiful wellness retreat is not only a passion project for Jen, but a culmination of over 17 years of camp experience combined with her love of yoga. Jen’s vision of a community of like-minded people coming together to slow down, grow and connect is the driving force behind this weekend. With her dear friend, Sari Fox by her side, nothing short of magic will happen.
Yoga Teacher + Mentor, Life & Business Coach, Sari has lived and breathed the fitness and yoga space in Toronto for over 10 years as a practitioner, teacher, and studio owner. Sari’s deep connection to movement as a catalyst for healing and change is reflected in her ever-evolving practice and teaching. A life long learner in numerous movement practices, including, Anusara, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and Yin, Sari has trained and taught in NYC, LA and Toronto over the past 15 years, leading teacher trainings, immersions and workshops. Sari’s innate curiosity for the mind-body connection and what the contemporary yogi (and non-yogi) needs today, has inspired her to take a deeper dive into Life, Wellness and Business Coaching, both privately and corporately. Be it leading a class or a coaching session, Sari aspires and feels privileged to provide space, support, and be a witness to her students’ and clients’ self-development, both on and off the yoga mat. Sari loves building community and working in collaboration with director, Jen Birenbaum on The Yoga Weekend is pure joy and an honour!
Tracey’s signature teaching style offers students an intimate exploration of the intersection between mind, breath and body. She has a background and education in biology, molecular biology, nursing, acute care, public health education, and both Swedish and Thai massage. Her yoga practice has been her best friend in all its forms for over 20 years. She has studied with many great teachers, but her greatest love is the yoga therapy method as taught to her by Felicia & Ante Pavlovic combined with yin yoga. She is a teacher’s teacher and has been delivering and reviewing yoga curriculum in Toronto and internationally for over 10 years.
Love and Dharma are the twin forces behind J-P’s inspiring and heart-felt teaching style. His unrelenting passion, inclusive and accessible instruction, and unwavering commitment to updating the biomechanics of yoga asana have made him a powerful voice in the Canadian yoga community. As the founder of the Ahimsa Yoga Studio, a practice born out of the belief that people deserve a yoga practice that meets them where they are, and offers safe, effective tools to help them move forwards on their own unique path of physical, emotional and spiritual evolution and elevation. He is blissfully married to his Goddess of a wife, Michelle Tamblyn-Sabo, with whom he has two divine yoga-babies, Penelope and William.
Michelle’s teaching reveals her profound love and adoration for the feminine body’s inherent wisdom and ability to express truth. With an unquenchable thirst for learning and growth, she has studied extensively in Ahimsa, Restorative, Para and Ashtanga Yoga as well as S Factor Feminine Movement. Michelle is a leader in inspiring women to live a wildly vibrant, sensual and powerful life fuelled by passion, truth in movement, and a deeply nourishing SoulBody connection. In addition to being the creator of Goddess Flow Yoga, Michelle is a mama to two children, teacher trainer, and co-owner of Ahimsa Yoga Centres in the GTA with her husband, J-P Tamblyn-Sabo.
A health maven for over 15 years, Karen was influenced early in her life upon discovering how food, mood, and breath are all interconnected. Her extensive studies in nutrition and yoga has given Karen the opportunities to work in both the public and private sectors in Toronto including; Working with children in schools and families to promote healthy eating and yoga; within a private eating disorder clinic with a focus on meal planning and using yoga to feel the body to help manage anxiety; within Toronto yoga studios as well as privately. Karen’s current nutritional work is family and individual meal planning to create fast and easy meals that help enhance energy in this hectic world! Karen’s central yoga practice is inspiring her students through vinyasa and yin styles, spotlighting mindfulness, philosophy, strength building and more
A lawyer by training, Carla has taken her enthusiasm for inquiry, analytics, research and creativity and applied it to the world of wellness. Her passion is mindfulness – where science meets contemplative practices. Carla is dedicated to working with people in many capacities, helping to revolutionize the way we care for our minds, our bodies and ourselves. Building on her extensive training in yoga, meditation and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, Carla founded The Drop In Project, a vehicle through which she creates bespoke programming that is truly accessible and resonates with the specific needs of her clientele. At the heart of her work is the notion that: “Each time you ‘drop in’ your body has changed in some way; your mind has shifted – giving you insight into how you will face the world that moment, that day.”