Azaria was a gymnast for 12 years and later began coaching. For the past 5 years, she has worked with athletes from ages 3 to adult.
Azaria fell in love with pole fitness over a year ago. "I wanted to try pole fitness for months before I actually took my first class. It takes a lot of courage to try something new, but totally worth it! Pole fitness makes you stronger, more flexible, and builds your confidence! By far my favorite workout."
Darcie is a 200hr RYT certified Buti yoga instructor. She instantly fell in love with Buti when she saw a clip on Instagram. The flow and energy looked so exciting, so couldn’t resist incorporating it into her world. Her love for dance started as a child attending ballet, acro, jazz and tap classes and as a young adult she naturally transitioned into practicing Vinyasa Yoga. Now as a mature adult she has found a way to bring the two things she loves into a daily routine. Having a weekday career in the corporate world, Buti Yoga is her passion for health and fitness!
At the Vaughan Relationship Centre, Ingrid enjoys helping clients learn how to meditate. She has seen clients improve their ability to:• manage their anger• control impulses,• reduce anxious thoughts,• improve feelings of depression,• and improve their interactions with the partners.
Ingrid is passionate in helping clients understand why they are stuck around their behaviours and help them break free of repetitive negative cycles. She has a repertoire of techniques to help clients find individual solutions.
Ingrid also enjoys the practice of Reiki (pronounced Ray-Ki). Reiki is an ancient Japanese technique for relaxation that also promotes healing. Everyone has an energy force that flows through them and this limitless universal life force energy is channeled by the practitioner’s hands releasing warm and soothing energy to open blocks, balance Chakras, and create a flow of vital healing energy to bring the body back to its own natural balance.
Lastly, Ingrid teaches gentle yoga to help clients develop physical and inner strength, balance and energy. Yoga can be helpful in improving how you breathe, muscle discomfort from stress, and improve flexibility. These movements are simple, gentle and easy to learn and for all ages and levels of fitness and co-ordination.
Ingrid finds passion helping clients live with a sense of inner freedom and happiness. She became passionate in helping others achieve a healthier lifestyle when she worked in the corporate legal industry and witnessed how stress and physical injuries can quickly change people’s lives. Ingrid’s clients and teachers report that she has a gentle and effective way of empowering her clients so they can achieve better health and well-being. She has received feedback that she has innate gift of making people feel comfortable, relaxed, and prepared to start the challenge towards improved well-being.
As a child I used to dance to do gymnastics but due to a knee disorder I was forced to give it all up. My love for pole dancing happened about 5 years ago when my friend invited to me do a workshop at a studio. From that moment on I became obsessed with the sport and was determined to learn and grow. It became my adult gymnastics. A year into learning I got certified to teach pole dancing & have taught beginner level classes for the last 2 years. Being able to teach people new to the sport is very rewarding and seeing students who started in my class grow and excel within the sport makes my love for pole dancing grow everyday.
As former Miss Canada in 2010 (Miss Global International Pageant) and a Miss Universe Canada Delegate 2013, Jade has always had a passion for performing, while inspiring and motivating other to strive for their best. Jade prides herself on being a dedicated athlete, along with her passion for dance and performance.
Jade fell in love with pole 3 years ago, after seeing a post on facebook for pole fitness classes. Initially, pole was only supposed to be a fun hobby but quickly grew into one of her passions. She competed in her first competition in 2017 at The Toronto Pro –Show for CPFA, where she placed 7th out of 28 competitors. Pole has changed Jade’s life in ways she’d never imagine. Not only has it helped her fitness goals but helped her to embrace herself as a woman.
“The strength, the power, the self-love, the flexibility, the ability to feel sexy = Pole Fitness LET”S WERK LADIES J”
Miranda grew up in the competitive gymnastics and dance world. She attended Sheridan college for musical theatre after which she moved to England to train at the National Circus School. Miranda has been coaching competitive gymnastics for 3 years has been a freelance Circus artist for 6 years. Miranda's vision for Aura Fitness is to create a space where all feel included, challenged and accepted. Fitness does not stop with the body, 90% of it is mental.
Krysta is a formally trained dancer from Mississauga. She trained and competed in Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Acro. She specialized in Acro, and cross trained for many years at various gymnastic facilities in the GTA. She choreographed pieces for Musical Theatre Productions at the Living Arts Centre, such as the Lion King, Hairspray, Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid.
Krysta took a short break from the arts to pursue a career in teaching. She graduated in 2014 form York University's Faculty of Education and currently works as a French Immersion teacher in Brampton.
In 2016, Krysta tried her first Pole class and completely fell in love with it. She sees it as an artform that allows her to continue practicing Acrobatics as an adult. She especially enjoys enjoys the strength, flexability and fitness aspects of Pole, and likes to put together challenging combinations that are demanding in all three of these aspects.
Libby discovered a love for dance at the age of thirteen and studied jazz and ballet throughout high school. Although it was her dream to be a dancer, she studied advertising and communications in college and university, traveling to Queensland, Australia to complete her degree. It was here that she first found her way into the world of pole dance. After moving back home to Canada, Libby decided she wanted to both teach and compete, and began to solidify her pole career. Since 2013, she has taught regular classes at eight different pole studios, toured workshops across Ontario, competed, and won titles both nationally and internationally. Her focus now is one-on-one coaching for competition and performance.
Outside of pole, Libby keeps herself busy with all kinds of creative activities, from pottery and miscellaneous craft projects, to cutting and dying her own hair, to playing Dungeons & Dragons. She's a cat lady at heart with two fur babies of her own: Sapphire and Lucky.
Formerly living as a graphic designing office employee with a hunchback put the importance of health and fitness into perspective. Quoc has been a personal trainer and coach since 2013 with a focus on functional movement and pushing the limits of athletic ability. Also, competing as a calisthenics athlete is his way of sharing and promoting the benefits of bodyweight and gymnastics training for adults.