Doris (Dori) Kienitz - Owner
Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor 2004, Certified 2nd Degree Reiki Practitioner, Certified Nia White Belt, Certified QiGong Instructor of the 24 Postures Level 1 2008, Life Coach
While attending her first few classes of yoga in 2001, Doris felt muscles begin to loosen, stress diminish and noticeable improvements in her health. Her passion is now helping others while continuing to learn herself, tuning into the body and breath for relaxation, and focusing on energy work for a connection to ALL that is.
Doris is certified in safeTALK, which stands for: suicide alertness for everyone and Tell Ask Listen Keepsafe. She attends the Toronto Yoga Conference yearly taking classes with Rodney Yee, Nischala Devi and Marla Erickson just to name a few.
Certified Laughter Yoga Instructor
Susan Cuming is the Public Education Coordinator for the Alzheimer Society Haldimand & Norfolk. Susan discovered Laughter Yoga early 2013 and immediately recognized the benefits of Laughter Yoga for everyone. She was particularly interested in the benefits to those individuals living with dementia and their care partners. Laughter yoga is a playful & effective form of pranayama (yoga breathing), combining simulated laughing exercises with simple breathing & stretching.
Mary Goodlet’s yoga experience spans over 45 years! Teaching mostly in Norfolk County, her collaborative studio is located in Port Dover. Her focus is on yogic philosophy and in 1988 Mary met her beloved teacher Lila with whom she studied for 15 years. Mary has attended several workshops over the years, studying with many great teachers. Along with her yoga practice, Mary has a financial services business where she believes that financial health is as important as physical and mental health.
Mary focuses on the mindful, inner energy work, leading to a meditative practice. She states “we can learn so much by keeping an open mind to any or all of the different styles and lineages of Yoga. In so doing, we create our own educated style. Yoga has been a lifelong study and practice for me, and there is no end in sight.”
Mary lives on the north shore of Lake Erie in the small hamlet of Port Ryerse with her husband Richard of 35 years. The mother of four grown children enjoys her gardens, bird watching, hiking the cliffs, the beaches, and the quiet.