The Alchemy Girls
Rachel Rogers, BA Sc., RYT, CMT, doTerra Wellness Advocate
Owner of Alchemy Yoga & Wellness Studio
Rachel is a Certified Therapeutic Yoga Instructor who
has studied Hatha Yoga for over 20 years. Also Certified in Mindfulness Meditation Instruction, Rachel teaches
that which she herself practices on a daily basis.....overcoming the obstacles of
the mind and emotions. With an Undergraduate Combined Major in Psychology and
Women’s Studies, Rachel has found her own niche of combining Eastern and Western
Philosophies and practices. Her classes are intimate and as spiritual as they are physical.
Rachel found that her love of yoga became her journey out of a long-time battle with anxiety and an eating disorder. Yoga was the gift she offered to herself every week to begin the process of healing. On the mat, she found that her mind quieted. She could really feel her body and the moment she was in. The swirling thoughts slowed and she had peace. This made Rachel reach out for more and more, eventually finding her way to meditation. Rachel is now a leader in the community working with mental health and addictions and showing how the mindfulness of Yoga can be used as a very effective tool for becoming more present and feeling more alive. Rachel teaches practical applications for slowing the mind and finding the path towards peace. As a Momma of 4 growing children, Rachel knows the busyness of life and the need to be present. Her love for her children and the forest ground her, while her love for people motivates her to show others their beauty within.
Jenny Arndt, Qi Gong Instructor
As a human being, mama, therapist, coach, educator and perpetual student of interesting things – Jenny is always searching for opportunities to connect with magic, beauty and fellow travelers.
When Qi Gong tumbled into her life 18 years ago she knew she had discovered something remarkable. Since 1998 it has been a full-blown love affair and the center of her life. Her practice has taught her how to move through life with vitality, steadiness and a sense of peace that is always present. Combined with a long-standing relationship and exploration of meditation - Jenny’s mission is to make these practices accessible to everyone and connect others with their own ability to create a sense of peace and centeredness for themselves.
Jenny teaches meditation and Qi Gong to people from 2-100 years of age and believes that peace of mind is within reach for anyone at any stage of life. A mama to two wild and funny little boys she is also a storyteller, wound-healer, emotional stabilizer, clown, nurse, food scientist and love ninja.
Founder of OM SHANTI YOGA (beyond peace)
Also Certified in Restorative Yoga & Teaching yoga to seniors & Chair Yoga
Jacquie also took Thich Nhat Hanh's Mindfulness Training and was given the
Dharma Name: Peaceful Calling of the Heart
Having to overcome and endure many life challenges, yoga is what has allowed Jacquie to emerge whole and connected. A life time struggle with Asthma was out of control. She was depressed and full of anxiety. Prescriptions medications were of no help.
In 2005, Jacquie participated in her first yoga class. Suffering from asthma, she was amazed after just 1 class, she could breathe and felt a calm she had never felt before !
She set up a daily practice every morning and eventually she was able to stop taking her medications. In 2010 Jacquie began her Yoga Teacher Training Course. She developed her signature OM SHANTI YOGA (beyond peace) to heal herself, mentally, emotionally, physically & spiritually. Jacquie has enjoyed sharing her spiritually nurturing OM SHANTI YOGA practice with others, ever since. At age 51, Jacquie offered her greatest yoga challenge yet when she suffered a stroke. Her connection to her body, honed through her yoga practice, assisted her in recognizing what was happening and guided her as she recovered. Below is a link to an article she wrote for the Yoga Blog.
Teniah El Madaani, Urban Flow Yoga Instructor
Teniah began her journey on the mat at the early age of six. Growing up having the opportunity to practice yoga throughout her high school and post-secondary studies made a pivotal and positive impact. Coming to the mat became a mental and physical stress reliever and daily dose of feel good energy. She is thrilled to now be a Certified Yoga Instructor from the school Karma Teachers Vancouver & Toronto. Her training included kids yoga, chair yoga, yin/yang, hatha, ashtanga, vinyasa, and the trendy ecstatic yoga style. During her unique teacher training program, she had the opportunity to create music to various intensities and styles of yoga classes. Teniah's goal is to have her students flow to great beats and for students to feel strong in body, mind and spirit.
Louise Agius, L.A. Barre Fitness Owner/Instructor
Louise’s ballet training spans almost three decades. She has formally trained at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the National Ballet of Canada, the Royal City School of Dance, the Sean Boutilier Academy of Dance, and the Cristina Pora Balaceanu Classical Dance Academy. She is accredited with Advanced level ballet, tap, and jazz through the Canadian Dance Teacher's Association (C.D.T.A.), and Advanced II professional ballet in both Cecchetti and R.A.D. methods. Louise is certified in BarreConceptTM, POUND, and is a certified fitness instructor through canfitpro. As a seasoned teacher, performer, and lover of anatomy, Louise understands the tools, training, and technique to sculpt long, beautiful physiques.
Isabelle is a heart centered empath. She is a wellness seeker with a natural curiosity and commitment to personal and professional growth. She has been a practitioner/teacher/student of energy and bodywork for decades. Isabelle’s passion is to be able to share the practices that have been instrumental to her own healing and therapeutic process as she has been humbled by her own health issues and believes strongly in the body’s ability to heal itself. Having received the Munay-Ki rites and increased her energy field she connects and brings this light and vibrations to all her treatments. In her practice, Isabelle is there to hold space for your energetic healing and personal growth. Isabelle will guide you to hear your own bodies’ wisdom and believes that every individual on this planet deserves to be loved and have someone listen to them. She intuitively guides her sessions ensuring everyone feels balanced emotionally before leaving her studio. Isabelle is a Crystal Reiki Master and Reiki Master, Certified Registered Reflexologist and a Aromatouch practitioner. She is a Yoga Instructor and Meditation teacher. Isabelle is the founder of Joy Sole Vitality and is thrilled to join the Alchemy Wellness Team.
Our Intimate Studio and Healing Store
Our studio is warm and inviting with a real fire burning fireplace to welcome you. Class sizes at Alchemy are small and kept to a maximum of 8 students in order for each Teacher to know their students and vice versa. Our hope is for each person to come to a class feeling important and getting what they need in order to leave feeling peaceful and calm.
Our healing retail store is available to purchase quality, organic, vegan products for the body, home and whole family. Most of our products are made by local Niagara Artisans with families of their own. We believe in supporting our talented locals to provide for our incredible Niagara community.