Studio Practitioners

Rachel Fackoury
Pilates Instructor

Rachel attended the University of Toronto earning a Bachelor of Kinesiology while playing on the Varsity Blues Field Hockey team. She has over ten years of professional experience as a fitness leader and continues to pursue continuing education opportunities in new areas of interest. Rachel began as a Zumba instructor and quickly found her passion for helping others to feel their best through movement. Now, Rachel teaches Mat Pilates, Strength Training, Cardio Dance, and Barre sessions to her clients. After experiencing an injury to her pelvis and learning about prenatal fitness alongside a pregnant co-worker, Rachel quickly became interested in the pre and post natal fitness experience. She enjoys guiding new parents on this exciting journey and takes pride in ensuring her clients feel confident and at ease to move their bodies while pregnant and in postpartum. Her ultimate goal is to have her clients leave feeling better than when they started and strongly values the mental and emotional benefits of fitness just as much as the physical ones.

Alana Rigby
Yoga and Pilates Instructor

Alana is a Yoga, Pilates, and aerial fitness instructor with over 400 hours of teacher training. In her classes, she likes to laugh, create a playful and inclusive environment, and provide tidbits of Yoga philosophy to encourage self-reflection. Alana sees Yoga as a means of self-expression and encourages her students to find what version of the pose feels right for them, on that date.Honouring the roots Yoga – an Indian practice that has crossed time and space to us in the west – is important to Alana. Self-study, or svadhyaya, is a common theme in her classes, as is tapas or building fire and heat through discipline and challenge.When not in the studio, you can find Alana writing, reading, cuddling her cat, taking nature photos, or on a hike somewhere under the trees.

Andrea Wingelaar
Yoga and Movement Instructor

Andrea is a theatre artist turned Yoga and movement instructor who loves connecting with others and living a balanced lifestyle. She has been teaching Yoga, Pilates and dance for over 13 years with trainings in various styles, most recently completing her Womens’s Health training with Yoga Medicine.

Since becoming a mother she has become an advocate for maternal health and holds a deep passion for building community and supporting families.

Iysha Nobes

As a healthcare professional with a unique outlook on therapeutics, Iysha approaches movement classes from a comprehensive perspective, including exercises such as somatics, myofascial release, therapeutic mobility, core strengthening, and yoga. With nearly 10 years of experience in the field, Iysha takes an therapeutic, evidence-based, and anatomical approach to her work.

During Iysha’s public classes and workshops, you can expect a well-rounded approach to movement, with self-myofascial release practices, nervous system regulation techniques, and functional movement.

Ashley Mariani
Social Worker and Certified Breathwork Facilitator

Ashley is a licensed Social Worker and certified Breathwork Facilitator. Ashley brings a wealth of experience and compassion to her practice, dedicating her life to guiding individuals through their emotional landscapes towards healing and empowerment.

Ashley will help you illuminate the path to alchemizing your emotions, harnessing the power of dynamic breathwork as the key to unlocking profound emotional insights and fostering deep, lasting change. Whether you're seeking to overcome obstacles, release pent-up emotions, or simply cultivate a deeper connection with your inner self, Ashley's expert guidance will provide you with the tools and understanding necessary to transform your emotional challenges into opportunities for growth.

Prepare to embark on a journey of self-discovery, where the alchemy of emotions becomes a gateway to a more balanced, fulfilling life. With Ashley Mariani's compassionate support and expertise, you'll learn how to navigate your emotional world with grace and strength, turning what once seemed like insurmountable hurdles into stepping stones towards your true potential.