Yoga and Music Instructor
OCT, B.A, B.Ed, YTT-200
Alyse is an Ontario Certified Teacher specializing in early childhood music as well as a certified yoga teacher with her main focus being prenatal and post-natal yoga. She received her Bachelor of Arts from York university and went on to pursue her teaching degree from Queens University. Music played a huge role in her life as she studied voice, guitar and piano and performed in shows and concerts from a young age. She felt it was natural for her to combine her love for music and teaching together and soon after completing her B.Ed, Alyse began her own company called Circle of Joy, where she taught in-home music (and later yoga as well) classes to infants and toddlers and their caregivers. Alyse feels that music brings joy and encourages the bond between caregivers and their children. Singing to your children at an early age helps brain development, strengthens the bond between child and parent, helps with early language development and is purely enjoyable for the baby and the parent!
Practicing yoga for more than 12 years, Alyse was drawn to it as a to relieve anxiety and stress. Soon Alyse began to realize that the children she was working with could really benefit from practicing yoga as well. She did her Yoga Teacher Training in Traditional Hatha and Vinyasa yoga at Yogaspace in downtown Toronto and later went on to receive certificates in children’s yoga, prenatal yoga and postnatal yoga.
After witnessing her niece being born and acting as her sister’s coach through her childbirth experience, Alyse realized she had a passion for working with women during their prenatal and postnatal journeys. This sparked the interest and desire to help women thrive and feel their best during such a special time in their lives. Alyse’s prenatal yoga classes will leave you feeling strengthened and empowered during your pregnancy. You will leave class relaxed and even more connected with your baby. She loves the idea of postnatal yoga as well, allowing parents to get in a yoga flow while at the same time bonding with their babies.
Alyse can’t wait to meet you and is so excited to share her passion for music and yoga with this community!