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Sabina Erlich

sabina erlich hatch yoga teacherOf Argentinian background, I discovered the practice of yoga shortly after I moved to Canada with my young family in 2002. Leaving behind a hectic career in IT and facing an incredible amount of stress as a new immigrant, yoga not only helped me to cope with that transition, but also to overcome an eating disorder that I suffered from for many years making me feel fractured and disconnected from myself. My first contact with the practice was through the practice of mindfulness and meditation, and that led me to the discovery of the physical practice. I was powerfully drawn to yoga from the very first time I sat to meditate and had a glimpse of peace and acceptance; and slowly, I began to feel whole for the first time in my life.

I wouldn’t have been able to walk that path alone. I had amazing teachers who guided me. And that realization awoke in me the passion for teaching. After taking two teacher trainings and countless hours of courses and workshops; I studied with Helen Duquette, Heidi Walk, Michael Siddal, Jessie Enright, Jasson Crandell, Natasha Rizopoulous, Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee, Jill Miller, Christine Felstad, Cyndy Lee and Marla Ericksen; I started teaching various styles of yoga and meditation at several studios and fitness clubs.

Through my process of hatching, I discovered my passion for running, and became an avid one, running 20 km every morning with my dog before dawn, just to catch the sun rising by the lake; and running several marathons every year. Practicing yoga allowed me to sustain this discipline injury free for the past 7 years. I truly enjoy helping fellow runners and athletes keeping their body safe and healthy by finding a balance between strength and flexibility.

Eventually I found myself teaching the 200 hs. Yoga Teacher Training at another Yoga Studio, and found the opportunity to form new teachers immensely fulfilling.

But as yoga never ceases to make you growth, I found that my dharma, my calling, was to create my own studio, a sacred place in where I could create space to nurture and inspire a community. A space of safety and acceptance, of unconditional love, in which every single member of our staff shares the same passion. and that’s how Hatch Yoga came to life.

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Jennifer Mathews

Jennifer Mathews Hatch Yoga Teacher

Yoga is NOW…that’s it. The practise of yoga is learning to live fully immersed in the NOW, and to be OK with whatever the present moment is handing you, without creating a sense of resistance. I believe in alignment based asana practise, so that the practitioner can learn to pay attention to what is, to make wise choices for their bodies, and to build a safe, well rounded practise. My classes, and personal practise represent strength, stability, and mobilization, with a goal to be at ease with what is, which can therefore lead to a more peaceful life. I invite my students to show up to work hard, to trust their bodies, and to let go of attachment to any outcome, and to just simply enjoy.

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Justin Blayney

Justin Blayney Hatch Yoga Teacher

Justin is a certified Hatha and Anusara™ – Influenced yoga instructor who graduated from the Leewi Yoga Teacher Training program.  Justin’s yoga journey started 7 years ago when he felt he needed something more than just regular exercise at the gym. He really connected to the spiritual aspect of the yoga practice and has been watching it make big transformations in his physical, spiritual and mental health.  Justin is inspired by many teachers on this yoga journey, most notably Eoin Finn and Annette Garcea have helped guide him into the student and teacher he is today.

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Kiran Sohal

Kiran Sohal Hatch Yoga Teacher

Kiran has been teaching yoga since 2001 including Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Core Flow, Restorative, and meditation.  Her personal approach to teaching is rooted in a passion for creative movement, mindfulness, and personal transformation. Her extensive training includes a 200-hour Basic Certification from the Kripalu Centre (Massachusetts), 200-hour Sri Sri Yoga Certificate (Germany), 500-hour certification of Advanced Yoga Studies at the Downward Dog Studio (Toronto), Relax and Renew Trainer with Judith Hanson Lasater, and a Certificate in Stott Pilates Matwork (Levels 1 & 2).

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Laura Cook

Laura Hatch Yoga Teacher

I’d like to say that I found yoga, but truly, I think its yoga that found me. In 2008, I was at a point in my life where I really needed a change, both physically and mentally. When I stepped into my first hot yoga class, I was unaware of how much this class would forever change me and from that moment on, I fell in love. I remember leaving that class with a feeling of pure contentment.

“Yoga lit a fire in me that I never knew existed. It made me a happier person, freed me from distraction, taught me how to be mindful and redefined my self-esteem.”

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Maria Terzahi

Maria Hatch Yoga

My name is Maria, I am a also a Certified Health Coach (in Canada and USA). I am also a Registered Pharmacist and have a Master Degree in Biochemistry (study of the body metabolism). I am During my years of work in community Pharmacy I was able to see the consequences of fragmentation of care (every professional takes single aspects of patient’s health). Patients were given advice and instructions from different practitioners seeking advice on how to implement those instructions, that, sometimes, they barely understood. Some instructions were contradicting each other or they were not aligned with patient’s beliefs, preferences or their lifestyle. I witnessed their feeling of frustration and disorientation.
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Uttara Das

Utter hatch yoga teacher

Teaching yoga inspires me, hearing words of gratitude from practitioners at the end of my classes gives me a great sense of accomplishment and joy. My enthusiasm to teach yoga was strengthened after my very first public class during my yoga teacher training, where I had a full class and no place for any more mats, it was that day I realized what the Universe was trying to tell me; that this is where I AM meant to be…on the Mat and bringing yoga to all who welcomed the practice of yoga. Yoga is about being Present in the Moment and letting your body guide you through your practice….so be present and be open & focus on you. (more…)



Chloe Chang

Chloe began her Massage Therapy studies in 2015 at Canadian College of Massage Therapy and Hydrotherapy. After receiving her Diploma of Massage Therapy and passed certification Exam, she started her practice in 2016. Chloe duly registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.
During her academic career, Chloe excelled on a variety of outreaches and placements, including :
The Ride to Conquer Cancer, Johnson MS Bike,T.O Goodlife Marathon, Federated Health Charities Campaign and placements in Sickids Hospital, Toronto Rehab -UHN-ABI/Stroke. (more…)

Tala Barrage

Tala is passionate about sharing her love of yoga and teaches with an authentic and fun approach. She is extremely dedicated to creating a nurturing and safe environment for students of all levels, supporting inward focus and exploration of the body, mind and spirit.

Tala completed her 200 hour teacher training program in 2016. The rigorous ten month program allowed her to work with a community of local teachers with expertise in Vinyasa Flow, Astanga, Yin, mindfulness, kids yoga, prenatal, anatomy and pedagogy.

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Lyn Hartman

Lyn began her personal yoga experience about ten years ago when she started her practice on the mat learning Iyengar Yoga with Jim Pope.  After a couple years under his tutelage the demands of motherhood took precedence as she went from a mom of one to a mom of four in close succession.   Yoga remained a love that was deeply rooted in her heart and in 2010 windows of opportunity began to open to allow a return to a personal practice that focused on Power Yoga and Vinyasa for several years.  In 2013 the stars aligned to enable her to meet and to begin practicing under the master teacher Kimberly Beaudry.  A love of Hatha Yoga under Kimberly’s expertise quickly became a passion that could not be contained.  (more…)

Lana Jones

Finding breath, balancing it with challenging movement while being attentive to alignment is the core of Lana’s yoga philosophy.
Originally from the beautiful Island of Barbados, Lana’s yoga journey began in 2008 and continued to deepen shortly after immigrating to Canada. Adjusting from an Island lifestyle to the fast paced and dynamic seasons in Canada, Yoga became the central element to staying present in the moment and connecting with a new community.

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Gareth Gangabissoon

Gareth began is yoga journey in 2012.  He grew up playing sports such as Soccer, Basketball and tried many different martial arts over the years including, Taekwondo, Wing-Chun Kung Fu, and Boxing to name a few. After a couple of injuries, he discovered the benefits of yoga on the body and mind.  In 2017, he decided to deepen his practice and enroll in YTT under Sabina Erlich right here at Hatch Yoga Studio.  The teaching was second to none, and so he continues to learn as a new Teacher.

 

Louise Wong

Louise began her journey in 2011 while studying biology as an undergrad. Seeking a new path, she changed her field of study in 2012 and realized that this was not the one she was destined to follow. She decided to channel her energy towards her passion for yoga and completed her 200 hr Teacher Training in 2016. For Louise, yoga continues to be the light at the end of a dark tunnel when she is faced with obstacles, and she is a firm believer that yoga changed her life. Her goal in teaching is to help guide others towards discovering a place within to appreciate, accept, and above all else, love themselves for who they are. She strives to inspire others by reminding them that yoga is not only practiced on the mat, but off the mat as well.



Chet Mistry

Chet found yoga after a life altering event in 2014. After growing up being very active and playing a variety of sports such as basketball, tennis, soccer and running marathons, Chet endured an injury which left him with a broken femur. It was a long road to recovery, and Chet wondered whether he could play sports or even run again with the same intensity and passion. Instead of jumping back into the sports he loved, Chet decided to turn to yoga. Yoga helped him with the pain of his injury and allowed him to heal both physically and mentally. Chet practised yoga for years after that and kept it as a constant in his routine, until he realized how much of a positive impact it was on his life. It was then Chet decided he needed to take his passion for yoga to another level and take a yoga teacher training at Hatch Yoga, under the tutelage of Sabina Erlich. As a new teacher continuing to learn, Chet hopes to help people heal and grow in both body and mind, like yoga has done for him.

Preet Thathgur

Preet is one of Hatch Yoga’s most recent graduates from the Teacher Training program. She began her personal Yoga Journey back in 2002. While living an active lifestyle, yoga became a huge part of her life. She has a deep passion for community work and is committed to making a positive difference around her, and that includes volunteering with various charitable organizations in the city. Through her charity work, she discovered that people can benefit from combining mindfulness with the yoga asanas in their day to day life and brings this passion to every class.