Open Hearts was created with a vision of Love. An intention to offer a safe place to empower others to embrace and love themselves. A community where we can gather, support one another, explore our potential, and be. Be who we truly are, deep down, once we strip away all the noise.
Yoga, mindfulness and meditation have been invaluable tools helping me navigate through my journey. Through joyful times, and heartbreaking times, and transitional times, and through times of dealing with depression and anxiety. Yoga has been a part of my life, and routine for over 20 years. I am a lifelong student, forever learning. And it is an absolute honour to walk this path with you.
I am a Mama to 3 amazing, and energetic boys (Brady, Ashton and Maddox), and a loving partner to Ryan. I have a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Physical Therapy, and practiced as a physiotherapist for many years before transitioning into my next phase of life as a stay-at-home parent. And once those little guys were off to school I joined my husband in our Real Estate business, Shields Group with Royal LePage Martin-Liberty. I completed a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training, and am a Certified Life Coach.
My training, life experiences, and intuitive nature combined are what have brought me here to Open Hearts. And I am here to love, grow and inspire. I am here to evolve, and to hold space, and to guide. As we work collectively towards our potential.
Hey there fellow yogis ! My name is Holly Anderson, and I am so delighted for this opportunity to share with you the practice of Yoga. For many of us Yoga has changed our lives and I am no exception. Yoga came to me at a time when I was desperate for a path, to find myself and love myself. I have been teaching yoga now for over 3 years and it has shown me that strength , balance and mindfulness can be practiced both on your mat and off of it. There is a lot to learn about our own personal and unique journey and I believe Yoga is where it all starts! My classes will be offered for all levels with the opportunity to challenge yourself and try new poses. Sharing yoga is a true gift and I strive to have my students leave each class with a special glow , feeling refreshed and empowered.
Yoga & Meditation Instructor
Karyn's first exposure to yoga was when she saw her Mom practicing yoga as a child. She became interested in the fitness aspect and practiced on and off since her teens. She moved to Turkey with her military spouse in 2016, and this move prompted her to use meditation and yoga as a reprieve from the stress of living in a foreign country. This experience sparked an idea she could pass on these skills for resilience she had learned to the greater community; particularly soldiers and the people in their life under high stress. During her three years in Turkey, she practiced Ashtanga yoga regularly and also had the opportunity to travel to Greece several times for yoga retreats and practice.
She completed her Thai Massage training in 2018 in Izmir, Turkey. In February 2019, she completed