Soul Academy
Educators

Meet Our Amazing Educators

Dane Kidner

Biography:

Dane is a recent graduate of Newfield Network in Boulder, Colorado, where he learned the practice of Ontological Coaching from some of the world’s top leaders in personal growth and development. Dane’s focus is on supporting clients with personal empowerment in addressing life’s challenges. He holds a space for you to discover your own answers, and develop the self-awareness needed to find healing and achieve your goals. Insight gained in a session will allow you to shift unwanted situations into a place of new perspective, opening you to greater possibility in your life. Dane’s own journey of self-awareness and personal growth began in childhood, when he was born with a health condition that required extreme medical interventions throughout his early years. His own path to healing the trauma of this experience led him to cultivate a refined self-awareness, and deep compassion. He now holds a safe space for others to learn about who they are and grow into their greatest potential. Dane most enjoys supporting those who are feeling stuck in some aspect of life, and are ready and willing to take action on finding resolution.

Specialization:

Personal Empowerment Coaching, Trauma Recovery, Loss & Bereavement, Health Conditions, Wellness Lifestyle, Qi Gong & Energy Healing.

Lori Jeckell

Biography:

Meet Lori, Lori has a passion for fashion, an eye for style and a genuine love of people. Lori, loves all things equestrian and she has always been devoted to good health, fitness and healthy eating. Lori realized she had a retirement dream of becoming a yoga teacher and since that moment Yoga has become the rock she leaned on and used to help her cope with chemotherapy and radiation.Yoga helped her to exercise her healing body and quiet the negative thoughts. Her yoga mat became a place of peace, contentment, and self-awareness and allowed her to create a strong mind-body connection. Lori believes each individual is traveling on their own path and she is a guide along the way to peace, serenity and good health Join Lori for a yoga class, she is honored to nurture and encourage you along the way. She is excited to see you discover your own personal journey through the magic of this practice.

Specialization:

Hatha yoga for everyone, mind/body/spirit connection, slow subtle movement to improve tired achey bodies.

Carron Concepcion

Biography:

A mom of 2 and RMT for 20 years, Pilates became a source of muscle rehab and physical freedom from postpartum concerns like diastaisis. I have both mat and reformer instructor training and a strong background with bodywork to help with concerns of my clients!

Specialization:

Pilates mat instruction in beginner and intermediate levels

Mike Wisniowski

Biography:

My name is Mike Wisniowski, and I have been a fitness professional for over four years and an educator for over six. I consider fitness and wellness one of my true passions--what started as a sports fanaticism in my youth quickly evolved into an obsession with wanting to know how to achieve peak performance, be it in an athletic competition, artistic performance or everyday activity. Also, after five years teaching teenagers how to appreciate Shakespeare in classrooms, I've discovered much prefer teaching adults in gyms, outdoors and online! (Though I still do teach English Language classes from time to time...) When the COVID-19 pandemic first shut the doors of gyms and studios all over the world, I, like many of you, was struggling to find ways to keep active while stuck at home; I can only imagine how difficult it must be for those of us who did not regularly exercise before these drastic changes. That's why, in the months where I was not at my gym, I dedicated myself to learning, certifying myself, and growing my expertise in dynamic ways of working out outside of the gym, including TRX, Stick Mobility, and the movement system I'm most excited to share with the Soul Academy family: Animal Flow. This quadrupedal, bodyweight-based program is, in my opinion, one of the most incredible ways to exercise I have ever come across and has led both myself and my clients to accomplish fitness goals initially thought impossible. I truly hope you will join myself and other burgeoning Flowists in my Animal Flow classes, but if you want to chat fitness, wellness, nutrition or anything else, feel free to reach out! I am thrilled to join this incredible community and look forward to helping you achieve your ideal self!

Specialization:

Animal Flow (L2 Instructor); Bodyweight exercise (including TRX & Stick Mobility); Personal Training and Fitness Coaching (CanFitPro, DTS Level 1); Nutrition Coaching (Precision Nutrition L1, L2 pending)

Ashley Overholt

Biography:

Hi, I'm Ashley Overholt and have been in the yoga and wellness industry for a long time! In the past year I have changed many of my services from purely yoga based, to distance Reiki, meditation and journaling courses, and tarot/oracle card readings. My offerings especially support those that burned out, put everyone else first and don't know how to stop feeling so overwhelmed. When I'm not working, I can be found making sourdough bread in the kitchen, drinking espresso, wrapping myself up in a blanket and reading a book, or going for a hike in nature. (There isn't much else to do right now!)

Specialization:

Distance Reiki, Insight Readings, Meditation and Journaling, Movement for Cultivating Energy.

Monique Shapiro

Biography:

I'm a certified personal trainer with a focus in TRX Training modalities. My specialty is in women's fitness and coaching women, specifically women over 40. My clients are women with fitness goals to feel better and move better and tend to be in their 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s.

Specialization:

FUNctional Fitness, helping women move better and feel better by coaching them through personalized and progressive programs for strength, mobility, and flexibility, improving overall fitness and wellbeing. Canfitpro Personal Trainer Specialist TRX Training Advanced Group Training, TRX Sports Medicine, TRX Yoga, TRX Group Training, TRX RIP Training Precision Nutrition Level 1 Canfitpro Health and Wellness Specialist YogaFit for Seniors YogaFit Back YogaFit Level 2

Andrea Brozik

Biography:

Mother, wife, proud member of the Canadian Armed Forces, Certified Personal Trainer and Yoga and Barre Instructor. My goal is to encourage a deeper sense of confidence in my students and I strive for everyone to leave class feeling empowered, inspired, and excited for more movement in their lives. I aim to create a safe, non-competitive space where students can take the time they need to really show up for themselves. I invite all skill levels to come move with me and welcome anyone who wants to have a little fun. Follow me on Instagram @yogafitandrea for fun videos/workouts.

Specialization:

Fitness based yoga and barre for all levels. A blend of functional movement, stillness, strength, and flexibility.

Georgia Katsabanis

Biography:

Hi! I'm Georgia. Having endured back pain and imbalances from scoliosis surgery for many years, and finding healing through a committed Pilates practice, I am inspired to help people transform their lives through Pilates. There is nothing quite like the feeling of empowering bodies and influencing them to be their best version through educated movement. When I became a Comprehensive Pilates instructor, I decided to pursue my dream of owning a studio and I opened Infinite Wellness. My studio is located in the heart of downtown Kingston and is a Pilates studio that offers small group classes in mat, reformer, and barre, as well as private training. I love sharing Pilates and supporting my clients as they grow and learn on their own personal journeys. When not teaching Pilates, you can often find me with my bulldog Oddis, getting lost outdoors with my fiance, or amongst family and close friends. Reach out any time: [email protected] and I can't wait for our paths to cross!

Specialization:

Pilates (mat, reformer, springboard, barrel, cadillac) Barre

Tracy Wilson

Biography:

​For 20+ years the magic of yoga has been present in my life.  Through my personal practice and instruction of yoga, I have found a 'me' that I love - creative, curious, compassionate, caring, and calm.  Loving ourselves first is one of the most important pieces I have learned during my journey.  Yoga is simple, yet so profound.  I am constantly and continuously a student in awe of its magic. ​Tracy  E-RYT500

Specialization:

Yoga for all levels including - Yin, Hatha, Beginners, Power Vinyasa Flow, Wall Yoga

Stacey Hinch

Biography:

Hi! I am Stacey...although I have been in the fitness world for a lifetime, what encouraged me to complete my CANFIT Personal Training was working with a trainer myself. The energy of working with someone who had my best interests in mind encouraged me to delve into holding space for others. If you're like me and want to be held accountable, connect, and to work on or improve your physical health - I am the tough-love, dedicated kind of trainer you might be looking for. If you still are not sure we'd be a match, please send me an email at [email protected] so we can learn more about each other!

Specialization:

CANFIT Certified Personal Trainer

Leah Evans

Biography:

Leah is a freshly certified yoga teacher with a passion for holistic wellness and empowering others. Her yoga classes are open to all levels of experience and aim to inspire self-exploration, as well as healing for the body, mind AND spirit. Leah is also a professional Tarot reader, Astrology fanatic, and a student of both Reiki and Shamanic Journeying.

Specialization:

Accessible Yoga, Mind/Body/Spirit Wellness, Tarot & Oracle Readings, Reiki & Shamanic Healing, Guided Meditation & Mindfulness, Spiritual Workshops

Ann Donachey

Biography:

With experience in a variety of athletics ranging from gymnastics to rugby and as an IFA certified personal trainer, my priorities as a movement educator focus on creating mobility and relaxing the strong bodies seized through Military service and conditioning. If you are a previous or existing member of the military looking for a tailored, confidential 1-on-1 training to recover from stiffness, tension, aches and chronic pains without losing strength: book in for a consult call through email [email protected] or hop right into my calendar to book today! https://soulacademywellness.com/teacher-account/profile/

Specialization:

Movement Educator and Mobility Specialist

Ashley Silversides

Biography:

Ashley (she/they), the co-founder of Soul Academy Wellness, has been a Movement Educator for over a decade. Recently, her passions have driven her to pursue investigation and education in Mental Health and Addiction Recovery and Support. Regardless of the type of work she’s doing, Ashley takes a holistic, mindful approach to create a safe, judgement free, and motivating space for others to reach their goals. When she is not engaged with education or our community, Ash can be found frolicking in nature with her German Shepherd, Baron.

Specialization:

Movement Educator, Mental Wellness, and Addictions Support and Recovery.