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 3 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.
Christa Barette, Yoga Instructor
Christa became certified as a Hatha Yoga Teacher at the Vancouver School of
Yoga in 2014 and has additional training in Restorative Yoga and Taoist Yoga as well
as many other body, mind and spiritual healing modalities .
Christa started taking Yoga in an attempt to heal chronic lower back pain and other
body aches which were limiting confident, comfortable movement.
After her first class, she experienced instantaneous relief and felt her energy flowing like
a river. As she continued classes, confidence, calm and grounding began radiating
from within. After two years of practicing Hatha Yoga, the desire to help other people to
experience the confidence and joy that she was experiencing became a calling. She
completed her Yoga Teacher training and has been teaching ever since.
Christa combines her previous knowledge gathered as a Taoist Yoga instructor with her
Hatha Yoga Teacher training to create an opportunity for individuals to create more
freedom in their body, openness in the mind and balance in the emotions through a
deeper awareness of self and a harmony of mind, body and spirit.
Jamie Goodale, Yoga Instructor, OTA, PTA
Jamie is a 200 hour registered yoga instructor trained in the Tulita Method through White Oaks Club, Yoga Alliance recognized. Jamie started her career in healthcare working in rehabilitation as an Occupational Therapist assistant and Physiotherapist assistant for the two healthcare systems in Niagara. She has experience working with neurological conditions, acute and chronic injuries, orthopedics and geriatrics. Jamie loves running, hiking and has a passion for movement in the human body and sharing her knowledge of health with others. After years of focusing on physical health, Jamie found a void existed between mind and body. Starting her yoga journey with her own practice a few years ago the void was filled with connection and intention.
Jamie teaches a vinyasa flow class focusing on strength, stability and balance.
She is also certified in soft tissue release techniques and is a practicing reiki level 1, always expanding her knowledge base to new practices and experiences.
Carly MacMillan, Yoga Instructor
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.