Alex Ure

Alex Ure is a yoga and meditation teacher in Ottawa, Canada. With over 500 hours of training, she is passionate about teaching in ways that bridge gaps between ancient wisdom and modern day. She focuses on teaching yoga and meditation tools that can be used in your every day life. Catch her regularly at Yogatown and Pure Yoga!

Aleysha Derksen

Aleysha is a local yoga teacher here in Ottawa! You can find her teaching in studio at Pure Yoga, Yogatown, or Movati. She has over 4 years of full time teaching experience under her belt since graduating from Pure Yoga’s very first teacher training in 2014! She has since lead classes on Parliament Hill, has taught recently at Ottawa’s own yoga festival City of Om and internationally at the South West Yoga Fest in Western Australia. Travelling is a huge passion of Aleysha’s and she tries to blend her love of yoga with her love of travel with her retreat offerings.

Katie Laferriere

Katie is a yoga teacher based in Ottawa, Canada. She teaches vinyasa flow classes that link breath and movement, that foster the connection to intuition, and that cultivate strength and balance. She provides options and modifications for all levels and encourages students to accept themselves – mind and body – where they are. Katie completed her 200-hour certification in 2015 and continues to expand her education through workshops, trainings, practice, and study. She teaches public classes, as well as masterclasses on the 5 elements of Ayurveda, on the chakras, and on arm balancing.

Kurt Mansergh

Hi, I’m Kurt. Yoga has been my way of life for many years. My journey started when I was 13 years old, reading about the philosophy and ancient words of the sages really helped mould my view of the world. As I teach I strive to bring a conscious and grounded approach to the class. We focus on the breathe and subtle shifts of the mind and body to learn and map our inner landscape. With clarity and intention our practice can be a medicine to treat an overactive mind and frenetic energy.

Omies Yoga

Omies Acro Yoga {Ciara Jean Beaton & Andrew Milliken} like to keep our students uplifted by creating an engaging and inclusive practice environment that is always filled with laughter. Both love to teach classes that are lighthearted, well-aligned and inspiring. Acroyoga is the practice of trust. The Omies have spent the last three years working together to marry this main element with a sense of play to help their students enliven their connections – whether it be with strangers, friends or partners. They believe deeply in bringing to life sweet acroyoga partnerships and a strong sense of community enriched with clear communication and built on these three foundations: trust, connect and play.


Engaging and energetic, Ro is all about making movement a fun experience and she believes in body diversity, meaning it doesn’t matter the size or the shape, everyBODY is meant to move. She is real about her moments with yoga, family life and more. Connected to her community, Ro is avidly involved in a variety of events and brings her specialized expertise to youth, adults and seniors in Renfrew County as well as communities around the province. Always on the move, she loves the outdoors and incorporates nature into as many of her classes and events as possible. Creative and innovative, Ro focuses on tuning the mind and body to the world around us.

Sonic Yoga

Sonic Yoga is the Ottawa based yoga and sound creation of Katt Brooks and Drez Slezak (also known as DJ ASTRL TRVLR). These two take you on a journey through sound and movement using breathe, meditation, flow yoga, sound healing techniques and live mixing. Sonic Yoga guides the participants through an accessible flow yoga practice while they experience the true benefits of frequency and sound. The journey is professionally cued to link body, movement, breath and sound, so participants can be encouraged to get lost in the “flow” of their movement and be encouraged to be creative with their inner self.