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Our Team

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Tamara Skyhawk

Yoga Studio Owner, Teacher and Teacher Trainer

E-RYT 500, RPYT, RCYT, YACEP

Tamara shares a wide variety of classical and modern yoga teachings, in a simple, down-to earth way, topped off with an abundance of support and encouragement. 

Her classes are playful, personalized and peaceful. She draws from a lifetime of knowledge of yoga styles such as Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, Yoga Nidra, Meditation and more, including her expertise in pilates, strength training, gymnastics and various forms of dance. 

With over 20+ years of personal practice, over 11,000 hours of teaching practice and learning from some of the world’s leading Yoga experts in Canada and India, you're in excellent hands with Tamara – as well as the whole Skyhawk Yoga team she leads.

Apart from her time in studio, Tamara also inspires through her writing. She is the author of the bestsellers, “Yoga Nidra Scripts“ and "Affirmations for Queens".

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Rahul Skyhawk

Yoga Studio Owner, Teacher and Teacher Trainer

RYT-500, YACEP

Rahul shares his lifetime knowledge of yoga with wisdom, humour and a down-to-earth openness.

With Yoga having been integral to Rahul’s life in India starting from an early age, he'll introduce you to authentic Yogic perspectives and techniques.

As he points out: "What people think of as yoga here in the West is different than in India. Yoga is much more than just poses, and it’s practical for everyday people. I like sharing that to help people."

Rahul has over 10 years experience as a Yoga Teacher and Teacher-Trainer since coming to Canada. He shares his knowledge and experience with the whole team of Skyhawk Yoga teachers.

In his spare time, he enjoys the bliss of doing nothing.

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Ashley Petrovsky

In-Studio and Online Yoga Teacher

RYT-500

Ashley trained with Yoga Ghar (Skyhawk Yoga) to receive her 500-hr Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) certification, including Basic and Advanced Hatha Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Mudra Yoga and Ayurveda Yoga.

She began teaching in March 2018. Since then she has been teaching weekly classes at Yoga Ghar.

Having practiced yoga for years prior to teacher training, Ashley believed it to be a primarily physical practice with a spiritual component. “Yoga Ghar offered the traditional teachings that transformed me – mind, body, and soul. I’ve discovered that yoga is indeed a spiritual practice with a physical component.”

 

Ashley incorporates yogic philosophy in her daily life. “Yoga gives me energy, focus, and a sense of calm that I think is needed more than ever in this fast-paced western world.” 

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Erin O'Neill

In-Studio and Online Yoga Teacher

RYT-500

From a young age, Erin has been involved in physical fitness, including downhill skiing, competitive running, volleyball, triathlon, cycling, swimming and pilates.

A sports injury brought her to yoga, and she quickly learned of its amazing benefits for the mind, body and soul; something she never experienced with her other activities.

Eager to learn more about yoga, including the philosophy and history, in 2016 Erin took the 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Ghar (Skyhawk Yoga) and Advanced 300-hr in 2020. She found the learning fascinating, and is passionate about teaching others.

As an elementary Music, Dance and Drama teacher, Erin added Children’s & Teen’s Training (Sivananda Laurentian Ashram 2016) to her repertoire.

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Kristina Wooldridge

In-Studio and Online Yoga Teacher

RYT-500

My yoga journey began in earnest about 8 years ago. It felt like kismet when Tamara and Rahul moved to Binbrook and opened Skyhawk Yoga. I had practiced yoga before but walking into the studio felt right. I started practicing regularly, and found that I had a passion for yoga like nothing I had ever experienced. I decided to do the 200 hour teacher training at Skyhawk Yoga. That awakened something in me that left me craving more knowledge. I have since completed the 300 hour teacher training and all of the other certifications offered at Skyhawk Yoga.

When I’m not working my full time job as a Digital Learning Manager in the charity sector, I am spending time (outdoors as much as possible!) with my amazing husband, two daughters and rescue dog name Dixie. Along with teaching at Skyhawk Yoga, I also run classes at various recreation centres with the City of Hamilton. I like to keep my classes light and chill. I like to use humour as my main goal is for people to leave my classes smiling.

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Lynn Williams

In-Studio Yoga Teacher

RYT-200, Restorative Yoga, Hot Stone Restorative Yoga
 

Inspired to take her practice further and gain more knowledge, Lynn completed her 200 hour Teacher Training at Yoga Ghar (Skyhawk Yoga) in 2019.  Her true love for yoga blossomed when she began to dive into the spiritual side of yoga. The very things she has always loved about a yoga class: getting into a place physically, mentally, spiritually she has not been before.

 

Her passion for yoga was further complemented by completing additional training in Chair Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and especially Hot Stone Restorative Yoga.

 

It was then Lynn found her true passion for practising and teaching Hot Stone Restorative Yoga. Her teaching goal is to create a restorative relaxing soothing experience in her classes, encouraging students to tap into their inner wisdom and find peace, ease and restoration within. Take a deep breath and prepare to feel supported. Her intention is to provide you with the space and setting so you can settle into your practice and most importantly relax and restore your mind and body. 

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Celine Ratcliffe

In-Studio Yoga Teacher

RYT-200

Celine comes from a Rhythmic Gymnastic background and found yoga in 2007. She completed her 200 RYT in 2011 with Barb Leese at Some Like It Hot yoga studio Oakville. She has continued her yoga journey with certifications in Pre-Natal yoga, and is currently working towards completing her 500hour training this spring 2024. 

In class, you can enjoy yogic philosophy woven into postures that build on top of themselves in a playful way.  Celine’s approach to asana is mindful with a focus on how postures feel in the participants body and mind listening to feedback and encouraging  gentleness towards one’s self to promote wellness in all aspects of your life.

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Eliza Corso

In-Studio Yoga Teacher

RYT-200

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Susie de Baie

In-Studio Yoga Teacher

RYT-200

Susie’s approach to yoga is to create a compassionate, inclusive and accessible practice where people can be themselves.

Eager to share the benefits of yoga with others, Susie completed 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training at Kamena Yoga. Then in 2019, she completed Yoga For First Responders teacher training in Texas and in 2020 YogaFit for Warriors (PTSD) 140hr teacher training. As a lifelong student, Susie is very excited to be taking the Yoga Nidra teacher training at Skyhawk Yoga in January 2024.

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