THE CREW

  Rachelle Wintzen (pronounced Ra- shell not rachel)    Instructor & Studio Founder   Hometown: Toronto  Star Sign: Capricorn  Can often be found: at the Chi Junky studio or on a SUP or surf board somewhere in the world.  Favourite song of the moment: Cardi B – Bodak Yellow  Teaching Style: Sweaty challenging flows to some killer tunes, music turned all the way up.  Favourite Pose: Eka Pada Koundinyasana I  Addicted to: sweaty flows and gangster rap  Social media: @rachellewintzen

Rachelle Wintzen (pronounced Ra- shell not rachel)

Instructor & Studio Founder

Hometown: Toronto

Star Sign: Capricorn

Can often be found: at the Chi Junky studio or on a SUP or surf board somewhere in the world.

Favourite song of the moment: Cardi B – Bodak Yellow

Teaching Style: Sweaty challenging flows to some killer tunes, music turned all the way up.

Favourite Pose: Eka Pada Koundinyasana I

Addicted to: sweaty flows and gangster rap

Social media: @rachellewintzen

  Erica Connolly    Instructor & General Manager   Hometown: Calgary  Star Sign: Scorpio  Can often be found: Eating avocados, listening to music, planning my next greatest adventure, layering up in essential oils and laughing until I cry  Favourite song of the moment: How to Dream Still – Aqua Stone Throne  Teaching Style: Connecting breath to movement while building strength  Favourite Pose: Gomukhasana  Addicted to: Finding playful moments  Social media: @a_grateful_yogi

Erica Connolly

Instructor & General Manager

Hometown: Calgary

Star Sign: Scorpio

Can often be found: Eating avocados, listening to music, planning my next greatest adventure, layering up in essential oils and laughing until I cry

Favourite song of the moment: How to Dream Still – Aqua Stone Throne

Teaching Style: Connecting breath to movement while building strength

Favourite Pose: Gomukhasana

Addicted to: Finding playful moments

Social media: @a_grateful_yogi

  Erin Freeman    Studio Manager   Hometown: Calgary, Alberta  Star Sign: Aquarius  Can often be found: Dreaming up my next trip or on a patio with glass of French rose in hand  Favourite song of the moment: A Good Night – John Legend  Favourite Pose: Supta Baddha Konasana  Addicted to: Travel  Social media: @enfreeman

Erin Freeman

Studio Manager

Hometown: Calgary, Alberta

Star Sign: Aquarius

Can often be found: Dreaming up my next trip or on a patio with glass of French rose in hand

Favourite song of the moment: A Good Night – John Legend

Favourite Pose: Supta Baddha Konasana

Addicted to: Travel

Social media: @enfreeman

 
  Sandy Huen   Hometown: the six  Star Sign: Scorpio  Can often be found: chasing squirrels with my dog at the park, because she shouldn’t have to do it alone  Favourite song of the moment: Khalid Coaster  Teaching Style: joyful, sweaty, honest, uncensored  Favourite Pose: warrior 3  Addicted to: spin classes  Social media: @sandyhuenyoga

Sandy Huen

Hometown: the six

Star Sign: Scorpio

Can often be found: chasing squirrels with my dog at the park, because she shouldn’t have to do it alone

Favourite song of the moment: Khalid Coaster

Teaching Style: joyful, sweaty, honest, uncensored

Favourite Pose: warrior 3

Addicted to: spin classes

Social media: @sandyhuenyoga

  Devan Carlsen   Hometown: Newmarket  Star Sign: Scorpio  Can often be found: Cuddling on the couch with my dogs and looking up healthy recipes on Pinterest.  Favourite song of the moment: Money Bag- Cardi B / Cutting Ties- 6LACK  Teaching Style: Vinyasa/Hybrid Flow  Favourite Pose: Warrior 3 – an amazing balance challenge and full body workout. And once you nail it you feel like a rockstar!  Addicted to: Podcasts- business, wellness, lifestyle, humor  Social media: @dev_carlsen

Devan Carlsen

Hometown: Newmarket

Star Sign: Scorpio

Can often be found: Cuddling on the couch with my dogs and looking up healthy recipes on Pinterest.

Favourite song of the moment: Money Bag- Cardi B / Cutting Ties- 6LACK

Teaching Style: Vinyasa/Hybrid Flow

Favourite Pose: Warrior 3 – an amazing balance challenge and full body workout. And once you nail it you feel like a rockstar!

Addicted to: Podcasts- business, wellness, lifestyle, humor

Social media: @dev_carlsen

  Stephanie Mills   Hometown: Toronto  Can often be found: dancing and singing on her mat at home.  Favourite song of the moment: I Am Here by P!nk  Teaching Style: nourishing and celebratory flow  Favourite Pose: tadasana  Social media: @groundedgypsy

Stephanie Mills

Hometown: Toronto

Can often be found: dancing and singing on her mat at home.

Favourite song of the moment: I Am Here by P!nk

Teaching Style: nourishing and celebratory flow

Favourite Pose: tadasana

Social media: @groundedgypsy

 
  Danielle Eve   Hometown: Calgary, Alberta  Star Sign: Gemini most days  Can often be found: Almost anywhere really, but I love a good book nook or a table surrounded by friends  Favourite song of the moment: I Do (Cardi B and SZA)  Teaching Style: I jump around, between restorative, slow flow, and pumped up heavy flows. All my classes center around movement rooted in self awareness and safe movement.  Favourite Pose: I’m in a long term love affair with Downward Facing Dog. It’s a beautiful pose that changes every time I practice.  Addicted to: Laughter, seriously it makes everything better.  Social media: @danieve

Danielle Eve

Hometown: Calgary, Alberta

Star Sign: Gemini most days

Can often be found: Almost anywhere really, but I love a good book nook or a table surrounded by friends

Favourite song of the moment: I Do (Cardi B and SZA)

Teaching Style: I jump around, between restorative, slow flow, and pumped up heavy flows. All my classes center around movement rooted in self awareness and safe movement.

Favourite Pose: I’m in a long term love affair with Downward Facing Dog. It’s a beautiful pose that changes every time I practice.

Addicted to: Laughter, seriously it makes everything better.

Social media: @danieve

  Whitney Smith   Hometown: Toronto  Star Sign: Gemini  Can often be found: photographing anything and everything, discovering new restaurants around Toronto, planning my next trip, online shopping (guilty as charged), trying my hand at DIY apartment decorating, cuddling my family and friends pets and/or children, and eating pizza in bed, while binge watching TV shows.  Favourite song of the moment: Kendrick Lamar, SZA- All The Stars  Teaching Style: Yoga has taught me to be present, to allow each moment to be as it is, and to accept myself as I am. I hope to share these learnings and teachings with you.  Favourite Pose: Half moon  Addicted to: Spinning and sweet and salty kettle popcorn  Social media: @whitneyerinsmith AND @whitneyerinphotogrpahy

Whitney Smith

Hometown: Toronto

Star Sign: Gemini

Can often be found: photographing anything and everything, discovering new restaurants around Toronto, planning my next trip, online shopping (guilty as charged), trying my hand at DIY apartment decorating, cuddling my family and friends pets and/or children, and eating pizza in bed, while binge watching TV shows.

Favourite song of the moment: Kendrick Lamar, SZA- All The Stars

Teaching Style: Yoga has taught me to be present, to allow each moment to be as it is, and to accept myself as I am. I hope to share these learnings and teachings with you.

Favourite Pose: Half moon

Addicted to: Spinning and sweet and salty kettle popcorn

Social media: @whitneyerinsmith AND @whitneyerinphotogrpahy

  Jennifer Polansky   Hometown: Thornhill, Ontario  Star Sign: Libra, Leo rising, Sagittarius moon  Can often be found: Staring at and dancing under the moon  Favourite song of the moment: Seven Arrows, by Ryan Nezahualcoyotl  Teaching Style: Restorative, and slow flows with mindful alignment and long holds  Favourite Pose: restorative Supta Baddha Konasana with full props  Addicted to: The frequency of love and talking about how powerful we are as creatrixes of our lives  Social media: @jennifer_mya

Jennifer Polansky

Hometown: Thornhill, Ontario

Star Sign: Libra, Leo rising, Sagittarius moon

Can often be found: Staring at and dancing under the moon

Favourite song of the moment: Seven Arrows, by Ryan Nezahualcoyotl

Teaching Style: Restorative, and slow flows with mindful alignment and long holds

Favourite Pose: restorative Supta Baddha Konasana with full props

Addicted to: The frequency of love and talking about how powerful we are as creatrixes of our lives

Social media: @jennifer_mya

 
  Brittany Ugolini   Hometown: Cobourg, ON  Star Sign: I’m on the cusp of Aries/Taurus and I find I identify with characteristics from both J  Can often be found: at an airport or on the floor cuddling with my dog.  Favourite song of the moment: Of the moment is so hard because I feel like it’s always changing for me. That said, a song I will forever belt out will be Dreams – Fleetwood Mac or Remix to Ignition – R.Kelly.  Teaching Style: High-intensity yet mindful and alignment focused.  Favourite Pose: Mermaid Pose  Addicted to: My dog and chocolate milkshakes.  Social media: @brit_yogi

Brittany Ugolini

Hometown: Cobourg, ON

Star Sign: I’m on the cusp of Aries/Taurus and I find I identify with characteristics from both J

Can often be found: at an airport or on the floor cuddling with my dog.

Favourite song of the moment: Of the moment is so hard because I feel like it’s always changing for me. That said, a song I will forever belt out will be Dreams – Fleetwood Mac or Remix to Ignition – R.Kelly.

Teaching Style: High-intensity yet mindful and alignment focused.

Favourite Pose: Mermaid Pose

Addicted to: My dog and chocolate milkshakes.

Social media: @brit_yogi

  Lara "Farks" Farcasan   Hometown: Toronto (and many other Canadian cities!)  Star Sign: Pisces  Can often be found: Walking around the city trying to find the best cup of coffee.  Favourite song of the moment: A History of Modern Dance – Open Mike Eagle  Teaching Style: Creating a meditative experience by using clear directions, visualization, and humour to help you practice on a deeper level.  Favourite Pose: Bridge  Addicted to: Art & Culture. Learning about individual’s life experiences. People watching.  Social media: @larafarksyoga

Lara "Farks" Farcasan

Hometown: Toronto (and many other Canadian cities!)

Star Sign: Pisces

Can often be found: Walking around the city trying to find the best cup of coffee.

Favourite song of the moment: A History of Modern Dance – Open Mike Eagle

Teaching Style: Creating a meditative experience by using clear directions, visualization, and humour to help you practice on a deeper level.

Favourite Pose: Bridge

Addicted to: Art & Culture. Learning about individual’s life experiences. People watching.

Social media: @larafarksyoga

  Blessyl Buan   Hometown: Toronto  Star Sign: Virgo  Can often be found: Treating patients at Chi Junky, doing paperwork at a coffee shop and hanging out with my husband and four kids.  Favourite song of the moment: (it’s constantly changing, but anything that I instantly choreograph to is a winner. It’s usually RnB lately.  Teaching Style: Dance Pilates Fusion  Favourite Pose: one-legged downward facing dog  Addicted to: dance, chocolate and “smelling kisses” to my little ones.  Social media: @drblessyl on Instagram, FB, Twitter

Blessyl Buan

Hometown: Toronto

Star Sign: Virgo

Can often be found: Treating patients at Chi Junky, doing paperwork at a coffee shop and hanging out with my husband and four kids.

Favourite song of the moment: (it’s constantly changing, but anything that I instantly choreograph to is a winner. It’s usually RnB lately.

Teaching Style: Dance Pilates Fusion

Favourite Pose: one-legged downward facing dog

Addicted to: dance, chocolate and “smelling kisses” to my little ones.

Social media: @drblessyl on Instagram, FB, Twitter

 
  Rebecca Nicholso   Hometown: Born and raised in Prince Edward Island. Moved to Toronto at 18.  Star Sign: Taurus  Can often be found: Practicing handstands, running around with my kiddos or hanging at a coffee shop  Favourite song of the moment: Bad Bad News/Leon Bridges, No Roots/Alice Merton  Teaching Style: Mindful Movement with some spice  Favourite Pose: Humble Warrior-to bow down and surrender. Fire up the legs and open the shoulders.  Addicted to: Yoga.  Social media: @becbecnicholson

Rebecca Nicholso

Hometown: Born and raised in Prince Edward Island. Moved to Toronto at 18.

Star Sign: Taurus

Can often be found: Practicing handstands, running around with my kiddos or hanging at a coffee shop

Favourite song of the moment: Bad Bad News/Leon Bridges, No Roots/Alice Merton

Teaching Style: Mindful Movement with some spice

Favourite Pose: Humble Warrior-to bow down and surrender. Fire up the legs and open the shoulders.

Addicted to: Yoga.

Social media: @becbecnicholson

  Michelle Karkick   Hometown: Etobicoke  Star Sign: Taurus  Can often be found: Swimming!  Favourite song of the moment: Cold Little Heart – Michael Kiwanuka  Teaching Style: Therapeutic  Favourite Pose: Legs up the wall for Yin and Warrior Three for Yang  Addicted to: Kombucha  Social media: Instagram @michellekarkic

Michelle Karkick

Hometown: Etobicoke

Star Sign: Taurus

Can often be found: Swimming!

Favourite song of the moment: Cold Little Heart – Michael Kiwanuka

Teaching Style: Therapeutic

Favourite Pose: Legs up the wall for Yin and Warrior Three for Yang

Addicted to: Kombucha

Social media: Instagram @michellekarkic

  Jaffer Hussain   Hometown: Richmond Hill  Star Sign: Leo  Can often be found:walking the city to class, drinking bulletproof coffee listening to an audiobook or sports podcasts.  Favourite song of the moment: In my feelings by Drake  Teaching Style: Accessible. All levels. Vinyasa.  Favourite Pose: Legs up the wall, Childs and Plank - a 3 way tie  Addicted to:Sports! Leafs. Jays. Raps. Denver Broncos. Fantasy Football and Hockey.  Social Media: @jafferyoga

Jaffer Hussain

Hometown: Richmond Hill

Star Sign: Leo

Can often be found:walking the city to class, drinking bulletproof coffee listening to an audiobook or sports podcasts.

Favourite song of the moment: In my feelings by Drake

Teaching Style: Accessible. All levels. Vinyasa.

Favourite Pose: Legs up the wall, Childs and Plank - a 3 way tie

Addicted to:Sports! Leafs. Jays. Raps. Denver Broncos. Fantasy Football and Hockey.

Social Media: @jafferyoga

wellness

 
  Blessyl Buan   Chiropractor, Acupuncture Provider, Pilates Instructor, Dance Health Consultant and Dance Artist

Blessyl Buan

Chiropractor, Acupuncture Provider, Pilates Instructor, Dance Health Consultant and Dance Artist