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Meet The Yoga Team


Virginia Wigle

Yoga & Smart Core Instructor

Virginia Wigle grew up in Chatham and currently resides outside Merlin along the North Shore of Lake Erie. As a child Virginia studied dance. Throughout the years her passion for movement and fitness grew into a career as a fitness instructor. She was first exposed to yoga in 1997 while teaching Step & Spin classes. In 2006, Virginia received her certificate as a Teacher of Yoga from the Still Point Yoga Centre in Picton, Ontario. Virginia work's part-time as an analyst at a local computer company. However, Virginia's passion is yoga, which she currently teaches on a part-time basis at various Chatham-Kent studios, including the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance employee fitness facility known as the Core. She teaches primarily beginner and gentle classes as well as Yin Yoga. By attending workshops and retreats she continues to cultivate her love for yoga and appreciates its spiritual importance. It is her heart's desire to live the spirit of yoga in all aspects of her life.

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Lisa Shaw-Brown

Yoga Instructor

Lisa Shaw Brown has 10 years of instructional experience offering yoga classes to the Blenheim community. Her relaxed approach and soothing voice will enhance your progression toward wellness. It is her firm belief that gentle stretching, strengthening and relaxation practice can have profound effects on physical health and in still an element of peace and calmness into your life. She encourages her students to explore and enjoy this state of ease and vitality for themselves in the “Stretch and Relax” class. Lisa brings 10 years of prenatal & newborn expertise to the Wellness Studio; offering continued support to expectant and new parents as a professional birth support person (Doula). She has successfully completed teacher training in Pregnancy Yoga. Lisa carries an Hon B.A. in Psychology & Biology. She lives in Blenheim and balances teaching with a busy family; enjoying her husband & 3 children.

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Anne Crowe

Yoga Instructor

This mother of three university students has taken her passion for art, dancing and teaching and developed her professional skills to create two unique therapy programs for seniors and those experiencing trauma, illness or disabilities. Anne is also a certified fitness instructor, facilitator and yoga exercise specialist. Three years ago she created the "Movemental Dance" program, which uses movement as a way to treat emotional, cognitive and physical problems. It is based on the premise that the body and mind are interrelated. Anne has already proven through her work in nursing homes that movemental dance is successful and valid with older persons who have difficulty with physical, thinking and social issues. Anne currently works with about 100 seniors, many of them in wheelchairs or Alzheimer patients, to improve their quality of life using structured movement techniques. She uses music from around the world to get seniors to get active at their own individual pace, sometimes getting them to use tambourines and other aids. The main thing I see is the joy they (seniors) have when they are moving to music, said Anne. This versatile teacher also offers group Yoga classes at the workplace, and Anne is qualified to give therapeutic massage. Anne has also created "Artivity" which differs from traditional art in that the emphasis is on the process of creating rather than on the end product. It is a creative process, suitable for all ages, especially for those who are experiencing many life changes. Anne continues to volunteer in and out of our community. She has co-facilitated with the Windsor Sacred Circle Dancing group, worked with local circle dancing groups, participated on the Art Committee at Riverview Gardens, and helped Blenheim Nursing Home with their accreditation. With all this hands-on activity, its no wonder she relaxes using yoga techniques.

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Mark

Pilates Instructor

Mark loves to move. A practice that is grounded at the intersection of extensive training in yoga, Pilates, gymnastics, and dance, Mark aims to chase intersectional ways of moving the body, and create spaces where those intersections can be built up, torn down, and investigated. A certified Body Harmonics Pilates instructor, he aims to nurture a movement space that is at once exploratory, athletic, compassionate, and creative. He looks forward to finding ways to move through space, and is charmed by the collective potential we share in a community based practice.

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday7:306:30
Tuesday7:305:00
Wednesday7:305:00
Thursday7:306:30
Friday7:305:00
Saturday8:00.10:00
SundayClosedClosed
Day Morning Afternoon
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
7:30 7:30 7:30 7:30 7:30 8:00. Closed
6:30 5:00 5:00 6:30 5:00 10:00 Closed