Meet our Team
Founder, Owner & Operator, Teacher
Michelle grew up in Kilbride, NL and moved to Mount Pearl at age 13. She played many sports all her life and believes it has shaped a lot of who she is today. A passion for teaching began early. She was a figure skating and hockey coach through her teenage years and early 20’s.
But it wasn’t until 2015 when Michelle stepped in the hot yoga room, that everything changed. She realized her purpose for being here on this earth. She had found her passion and everyday she aspires to give it away.
Join her on the mat for any reason you desire, she hopes it makes you FEEL something! Because THAT feeling will be the reason you will continue to take a seat on your mat!
“I hope you can find a practice here at the Bodhi studio, that makes you feel closer to your happiness. One that makes your body and mind feel good”
Much Love, Michelle
It was “love at first practice” when Julia-Marie (JM), stepped onto her mat in 2012. She felt a passion for movement and combined with the mind/body part that is yoga, she felt an immediate connection.
With dedication and commitment Julia-Marie began to witness the many benefits of the practice. Most notably, the shift in perspective. It was this new life perspective that inspired her to complete a 500hr yoga teaching training with Moksha/Modo International. Fusing her love of learning with adventure, JM has since traveled globally to gain certification in; Vinyasa Krama Yoga under Srivatsa Ramaswami, as well as, Blissology Yoga under Eoin Finn. Always exploring new ways to move, JM is currently undergoing her first Barre Teaching Training, with hopes to add Barre classes to her offerings soon.
When you take a class led by Julia-Marie expect the energy you enter with to shift, as you link postures mindfully with breath. No matter the style or the day, JM will guide you safely through effective sequences, with space left to cultivate awareness and reflection. Embodying her teacher Eoins motto “We don’t do yoga, we feel yoga”. JM inspires to create opportunity for students to feel connection both mentally and physically.
Li stumbled upon yoga in 2010 while in search of an alternative to surgery. Both her wrists which were severely affected by carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). After six months of regular yoga practice, she was CTS free.
The therapeutic effects of yoga led Li to take a 500-hour Bikram hot Hatha yoga teacher training by Bikram Choudhury in Los Angeles, 50-hour Yin yoga teacher training by Bernie Clark, and 95-hour kids yoga teacher training by Jacqueline Maloney in Vancouver, 900-hour comprehensive yoga teacher training in Mumbai, and 90-hour Thai traditional massage in Bangkok. She’s taught yoga classes in Canada, USA, China, Mexico, and India since 2011.
The more Li learns from her teachers, the more humbled she feels on her yogic journey to pure consciousness. Li delivers a class in a fashion that helps students truly connect breath with each movement. After all a calm breath calms the mind, and a balanced state of mind is yoga.
Have you ever experienced energy medicine?
This process offers the potential to clear unwanted energies and limiting patterns allowing you to be the best, most empowered version of yourself. Jordan will be offering energy medicine to our community. Energy medicine helps heal and release past stories, emotional wounds, and personal traumas that hold us back in life.
The process includes a consultation to discover the root of the issues that cause undesirable impacts on your life. You then proceed to work on the subtle, energetic body to clear these imprints. The session concludes as you find an appropriate practice from shamanism or yoga for you to continue the healing process at home.
In addition, Jordan teaches meditation for anyone looking to experience the many uplifting benefits of the practice. He will be teaching guided classes once a week in our beautiful meditation room.
Follow Jordan at @yogicincentive for more uplifting content!