Our Yoga Teachers
Bodhi Tree Yoga Centre’s amazing group of teachers are all versed in teaching to the individuals who come to classes. Whether this is your first time trying yoga, or just your first time coming to our studio, feel free to say hello and introduce yourself to your teacher! Let him/her know if you have any questions or concerns before or after your practice.
Owner / Yoga Teacher / YTT / E-RYT 500
Om Shanti transcends yoga as a physical practice, exuding joy and serenity in each breath. Her passion for yoga, is reflected in her teachings, providing a nurturing experience free from doubt or limitation. Om Shanti Leads Akhanda Yoga, Yin Yoga, Back care Yoga, and Hatha Flow. She also leads the 200 & 300 hour YTT, and Yin YTT.
Read more from Om Shanti below!
Anita has been with us at Bodhi Tree Yoga since the beginning nearly 13 years ago! Her focus as a yoga teacher is to encourage the growth of radiance and self awareness in students by helping them realize their full potential. She offers Kundalini every Tuesday evening at 6:30pm! Join Anita in movement, breath work… and the healing sounds of the gong.
Diana offers so much love and energy into each class she leads! Diana guides students to follow the yogic principle of ahimsa, meaning non-harming, by listening to their body and breath. Find her leading class every Wednesday night at 7pm for a Dynamic Hatha class and on Friday mornings at 9:30am for Yin Yang Yoga Flow.
After a successful career in health research Margaret overcame the challenges of body and head injuries in 2015 through Rehab, yoga, & personal weight training. Margaret continued her healing journey by enrolling in the Bodhi Tree Yoga Teacher Training in 2017-18. Join Margaret Tuesday and Thursday morning at 6:30am for Sunrise Hatha Yoga!
Substitue Yoga Teacher
Stephen has been a student with Bodhi Tree Yoga for the last few years completing both a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training and now nearing completion of a 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training. Stephen can be found subbing various classes including Yin Yoga, Akhanda Yoga and Hatha class!
Yoga Teacher / Yoga therapy / YTT
Gayatri is the previous owner of Bodhi Tree Yoga, opening our doors in 2007. Sharing yoga with our local community.
Gayatri is an RN, E-RYT 500, Yoga Therapist.
She is available for private Yoga Therapy and can sometimes be found substituting yoga classes!
About the Owner
Owner / Yoga teacher / YTT
Om Shanti (E-RYT 500) grew up in a a spiritual household, being taught intention and mindfulness from birth, however did not turn to yoga asana until after the birth of her second child in 2008, and in what she thought would be an outlet for peace in a chaotic world, she instantly found a purpose. Finding balance within, she also created balance in life and in motherhood, propelling her to hone her love for yoga through Hatha and Yin Yoga under the mentorship of teacher Gayatri at Bodhi Tree Yoga in Kemptville. Since then, she has continued to invoke the practice, studying post-prenatal yoga as well as Functional Anatomy with Judith Lasater, driving her on her first spiritual journey to India in 2012.
During her most recent trip to India in 2014, where she graduated from the 300hr Akhanda program with teachers Gayatri, Kamalika and Prem, she was also granted the name Om Shanti by Yogrishi Vishvketu, meaning “vibration of peace and calm” and all those who have practised in her presence attest this as truth. Om Shanti transcends yoga as a physical practice, exuding joy and serenity in each breath, and imbuing each class with a feeling of self love. Her passion for yoga, and her ongoing journey are reflected in her teachings, providing a nurturing experience free from doubt or limitation.
Now a mother of 3, Om Shanti brings her teachings of motherhood into each class, and her teachings of yoga into her everyday. “Yoga has taught me to breathe in everyday situatuions and be present. I bring these qualities off my mat and into my role as a mother. Being a mother has taught me to be grounded and humble, I take these qualities back to my mat”. With this spirit, she permits herself to guide students with a playful heart through all levels including Gentle Hatha, Restorative, Yin, Akhanda, Hot yoga, pre-postnatal yoga and has even bestowed her light and love for yoga within her own family tree.
Om Shanti Leads Akhanda Yoga, Yin Yoga, Back care Yoga, and Hatha Flow. She also leads the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training, 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training and Yin Yoga Teacher Training.