Your Yoga Instructors
Rachel Rogers, BA Sc., RYT, CMT
Owner/Founder and Instructor 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, 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 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 helped Rachel begin the process of healing. On the mat she found that anxiety slowed and she could really feel her body and the moment she was in. The swirling thoughts were replaced with peace. This made Rachel reach out for more and more! Now, Rachel is a leader in the community working with mental health and addictions and showing how the mindfulness of Yoga & Mediation can be used as a very effective tool for recovery. 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.
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.
Ashley Michelle, RYT Yoga Instructor
Sonya Marie de Lazzer | RYT 200, Curator, PhD Candidate
Amidst a buzzing schedule, yoga is the constant in Sonya’s life. Her practice helps her find balance between a busy calendar, filled with program development and curating, teaching art history, and completing her PhD in Visual Studies, with a special focus on landscapes and environments. With a love for teaching, she recently decided to complete her Yoga Teacher Training, and is now a Registered Yoga Teacher.
Patterns of stress and anxiety were creeping into her life, with an agenda of late nights, early mornings, and what seemed like an endless stream of deadlines and commitments; little sleep and full days led to exhaustion. Finding yoga and breath-work offered her the opportunity to slow down and begin to cultivate a more mindful awareness around, and within her life. Today, Sonya enjoys offering the teachings of yoga, as she is so aware of how greatly it has positively impacted her life, in so very many ways, both on and off the mat.“Moving the body allows your body to tell its story, and it helps connect us more closely to our minds; some days we have a long story, other days a shorter story. Some days the story can be really difficult to tell, and sometimes it’s just natural. Whatever the story may be, I invite you to welcome it with you, onto your mat, to help cultivate a sense of harmony, peace, and balance within…” She also admits her love of forever being a student of the practice, and is so grateful for how much grace, nourishment, and wisdom all of her teachers have shared with her. Sonya lives in Niagara Falls with her family, her sweet cats, and her very busy beehives and enjoys spending much time outdoors. She so looks forward to being part of the wonderful and warm community present at Alchemy Yoga & Wellness Studio. Namaste!
Your Holistic Health Team
Your Team of Intuitive, Healing Women are All in One Place to Serve You.
Each with Her Own Gift and Area of Expertise~
Each with Her Own Gift and Area of Expertise~
Indian Head Massage
From an early age, Carrie knew that nurturing hearts and souls was her life’s purpose. However, not knowing anything about holistic or complementary therapies or healing, she chose a practical and mainstream career as an Audiology Assistant. She began her career in 2000 at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, working with some of the sickest and most vulnerable children in the country. Her years there were both humbling and uplifting and broadened her perspective of how precious and magical life is while also bolstering her faith in the human spirit, as she saw how love can triumph in the face of the most intense sickness, and even death. In 2012, Carrie experienced first-hand what it was like to receive that same outpouring of love, by those who rallied around her and her two oldest daughters when her first husband died by suicide. The trajectory of Carrie’s life changed completely from that point, leading her on a quest for healing and meaning. Through the ensuing years, she has become an avid seeker of all things nourishing and nurturing. This has included poring through literature, practicing yoga, taking part in healing workshops, energy healing and ongoing support groups, starting her own meditation practice, learning about complementary healing modalities, and she is currently studying to become a Life Coach. Up and coming gifts will be studying reiki and becoming a postpartum doula in order to follow her heart’s dream of supporting mothers of newborns. In her seeking, Carrie has discovered the bliss of Indian Head Massage and is genuinely looking forward to gifting this wholly relaxing and nourishing healing modality to others. As a busy mama of 3, Carrie well understands that life can have its stresses and overwhelm and, because of this, she understands how vitally important it is to take time to slow down and allow yourself receive. You are worth it and you deserve it. Let Carrie nourish and nurture you, as she welcomes you with love and compassion and invites you to enjoy the deep healing of her hands and heart.
Certified Reflexologist, Reiki Practitioner
Lindsay was interested in alternative healing and looking for natural approaches in health from the start of her journey. In 2005 she became a Certified Reflexologist through the Ontario College of Reflexology. In 2007 she experienced the power of Reiki and felt her calling and became attuned as a Usui Shiki Ryoho healer. A year later she completed her Second degree in Reiki. She worked on people over the years and decided to do her first and second degree again in 2018 to continue to gain a deeper understanding and offer her best as a healer.
Lindsay decided to commit to supporting and helping others to heal and starting her own practice providing Reflexology and Reiki sessions. Reflexology can heal physically and energetically. Combining this with the healing power of Reiki, her treatments encourage healing on many levels. She is always learning through her experiences with her clients. She believes in people supporting each other and continues to attend workshops to promote spiritual growth. Lindsay believes we are all students and teachers for life.
Lindsay is a natural healer and has a gentle loving energy. She has helped clients to become pain free after ankle injury, helped to stop bladder problems, aided in reducing water retention and swelling, promote digestion and more. Reflexology helps reduce anxiety and ease stress. Clients say it’s hard to believe how good they feel after a treatment.
$65 60 minutes of Reiki
$65 60 minutes of Reflexology
$15 15 minute Essential Oil Foot Massage 15 mins
$25 30 minute Essential Oil Foot Massage or Can be Added on to 1 hour of Any Other Service
Our Healing Space & Studio
We have an incredibly relaxing and peaceful studio, with a real fire burning while you practice yoga. In addition to our cozy studio, Alchemy offers a healing retail store where you can find 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 and investing in our incredible Niagara community.