Current Instructors at Esther Myers Yoga Studio

Monica Voss

Monica Voss
Monica Voss began her yoga studies in 1978 with Esther Myers, trained to teach with Esther, and has been teaching at the Studio since 1981. She came to yoga with a background in drama and movement and has degrees in English Literature and Education. Monica studied with Vanda Scaravelli from 1986-1998. Moving into the poses using the rhythm of the breath and the support of the ground resonates deeply for her and she continues to draw inspiration from Vanda's and Esther's teaching, from the natural world, from complementary modalities, from study, and from interaction and dialogue with students and colleagues ...
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Tama Soble

Tama Soble
Tama Soble began practising yoga with Esther Myers and Monica Voss in 1984, and is a graduate of the Esther Myers Yoga Studio Teacher Training Programme. She has had additional training with Donna Farhi, Judith Hanson Lasater, Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen, Thich Nhat Hanh and Edward Espe Brown. She earned an interdisciplinary BFA in dance and theatre from York University, and has trained in Body-Mind Centering, contact improvisation and various other movement techniques. As a professional dancer and choreographer, Tama had the opportunity to tour and teach across Canada, in the United States, in Mexico and New Zealand. She has taught yoga ...
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Julia Juhas

Julia Juhas
Julia Juhas took an interest in yoga in 1994, at a young age, and thanks her Mom for that. At the same time she began her dance training. She has been studying at Esther Myers Yoga Studio since 2012 and will complete the Teacher Training Programme by year end. Dance and yoga have enriched her experience as a professional performing artist and yoga teacher. Julia teaches yoga in dance studios, community centers, the CNIB, elementary schools and at women’s shelters in Toronto and the USA ...
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Donna Oliver

Donna Oliver
Donna Oliver is a Medical Qigong Therapist, began training in Qigong in 1993 and has taught at the Studio since 2005. She began studies in the Chinese Internal Arts and Meditation in 1988 with Shifu Andy James. She now co-runs his Tai Chi and Meditation Centre in Toronto and teaches for TCM schools, community centres and retirement homes as well. Yoga and Qigong share many principles in practice, working with the posture, mind and breath to centre, balance and bring awareness to the place where you are ...
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Mar Jean Olson

Mar Jean Olson
Playful and exploratory describe Mar Jean's childhood experiences with yoga. Mar Jean met Esther Myers in 1984 and completed the Studio's Teacher Training Programme. The teachings have become a constant in her life, forming a framework for development and inquiry. Mar Jean began teaching at the Studio in 1993, and teaches in a wide variety of settings. She holds a Ph.D. in technical writing and a 3rd-degree black belt in Isshinryu karate ...
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Emma Prendergast

Emma Prendergast
Emma Prendergast has been practising yoga since 1998 and teaching since 2004. She has taught in a variety of settings including hospitals, community centers and schools. Emma is a graduate of the Esther Myers Yoga Studiio Teacher Training Programme and continues to further her studies by attending classes and workshops regularly. In addition to her commitment to yoga, Emma is an avid cyclist and holds a degree in Environmental Studies from York University ...
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Shari Stein

Shari Stein
Shari Stein is a yoga teacher trained at Esther Myers Yoga Studio. She has also been a psychiatric social worker, lawyer, arbitrator and mediator. Shari has researched and addressed concerns about the strength and resilience of her own bones. She is passionate about aging intelligently and assisting others of any age in recruiting yoga as a tool to promote health ...
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