Alchemy Yoga & Wellness Studio
905 341-5930
4099 Portage Rd (5 corners)
Niagara Falls, ON
L2E 6A2 

Alchemy Yoga and Wellness Studio

~Changing Lives One Breath at a Time

Our Mission

At Alchemy Yoga & Wellness Studio, we seek to provide a place of peace and tranquility where each and every person can feel safe to relax the body, connect with the heart and transcend the mind.  We are a team of holistic health professionals seeking the greatest good for the whole person.  In order to do this we provide many styles of yoga, from the individual to the family, meditation, qi gong, reiki, therapeutic touch, ear candling, women's healing circles, and also offer a full retail space within the studio of products to increase health and well-being for the body, mind and home.

In this sacred space there will be no judgment. There will be no fashion show. Each person shall come just as they are and in the place they find themselves. The shape or size of your body is irrelevant.  Your gender or skin colour makes no difference.  You do not need to be flexible or look like a magazine cover in order to come to our yoga studio.   We will all be real. In this space of learning, ancient practices are taught and learned by all. We allow old mentalities and habits that no longer serve us to be recognized and then replaced with compassion, love and acceptance of the self.  We will do this through the spiritual practices of prayer (kriya), asanas (poses), pranayama (breath), mudras (symbolic hand and finger positions),  and dhyana (meditation).  At Alchemy, respect and acknowledgment is given to the psychology of the brain  and how it works.  Both Eastern and Western philosophies and tools are used to address the very tangible and intangible parts of what make us who we are.

 

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.


 

Jacquie Boychuk, Founder/Teacher of OM SHANTI YOGA 

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.

http://www.theyogablog.com/how-yoga-helped-me-recover-from-a-stroke/


 

Sarah Smith, Yoga Instructor

Sarah first studied yoga at east to West studio in Toronto in 2016 obtaining her certification as a Yoga Exercise Specialist. Sarah saw a need for relaxation and stress reduction in people’s lives, A soul principle of yoga. Sarah’s journey to helping people bloom to their full potential began as a Social Service worker . Sarah’s experience and empathy to help others led her to start exploring alternative healing methods including reiki and meditation.  Sarah first began volunteering teaching yoga to women in the early stages of addiction recovery. She currently volunteers for Pathstone Mental health teaching meditation and yoga to youth. Sarah completed her 200 YTT in 2018 as she saw a need for a deeper understanding of yoga in her personal life and the lives of those around her. Sarah’s passion for helping women discover their innate potential shines through in her yoga classes. 

 

Ashley Michelle, Yoga Instructor

Ashley Michelle lived her life in the fast lane for over 20 years. From late night bartending to fronting lead vocals for bands, hosting karaoke and DJ’ing a diverse range of events; the pace never slowed. As vodka infused nights faded into one another, Ashley found herself growing tired of the crazy late-night lifestyle and craved a change.
Practicing yoga on and off for several years, Ashley wanted to deepen her meditation practice. In 2015 she enrolled herself in a 100-hour meditation course with the WillPower Institute. Six months of Monday to Friday attendance and she was off to Thailand to graduate. Along with thousands of others, she lived on Buddhist temple grounds and traversed a mountain, putting her new-found skills and willpower to the test.  Returning from Thailand Ashley wanted more than ever to learn everything she could about Yoga. Rachel Rogers, her first Yoga teacher, encouraged her to look into becoming a Yoga teacher; Ashley couldn’t get the thought out of her head.  After a few years of “waiting for the right time”, Ashley finally found the opportunity to enroll in the 200-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training program. In June of 2018 Ashley became something she never dreamed possible; A YOGA TEACHER!  “It’s taken a LOT of hard work and dedication to rise from my ‘late-night-rock-diva’ lifestyle. There comes a time in everyone’s life when you just need to grow. That lifestyle gets tiring, you know? I’ve quit smoking, I’ve chosen a 100 percent vegan lifestyle and drinks only come in moderation now, if at all. I believe we all just want to be the best version of ourselves and YOGA helps me with that.”  Now, taking on a different kind of stage - from her Yoga mat, Ashley would love to invite you to slow down, step into the NOW and take time for yourself. She adds a little bit of humor and reminds you that Yoga is for everyone! Ashley teaches from the heart and encourages a non-judgmental attitude towards yourself and others.
“I want to be the bridge that connects people to YOGA! I want to help you find peace, serenity and happiness in your own life. I want to share this amazing practice with you. So, whether you’re an advanced Yogi or a beginner, come join a class. All you need to bring is your open heart and your open mind NAMASTE!” 

 

Holistic Practitioners

 

We have a TEAM of health practitioners coming to serve you! See what will be available to you as of November.

 

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. 

Contact us with any of your questions, or phone/text (905) 341-5930.

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