Morning Hatha Flow


This class is taught by:

Jennifer Lynd

Jennifer Lynd (RYT – 200 hour)
Early in life, while taking pre-professional ballet classes, Jennifer experienced the value of movement, stretching and challenging the body. After more than 15 years of teaching ballet, Jennifer started to explore yoga and Buddhism. Attending silent meditation and yoga retreats allowed Jennifer to connect with her true self and she now personally knows the significant impact that yoga and meditation can have on our peace of mind.
In 2011, Jennifer took the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training at Upward Dog Yoga Centre, Ottawa. Her passion is offering calm and gentle hatha yoga classes, providing a respite for students to escape the complexity and noise of the outside world and to reconnect with their inner wisdom. Students will leave class more relaxed and grounded; better prepared to accept, both mentally and physically, the ups and downs that life has to offer.

Emilie Tobin

Thirteen years ago, Emilie walked into her first yoga class at the original Upward Dog Yoga located on Mackay Street. She was looking for a new pastime amidst a time of significant change and quickly fell in love with the physical part of yoga. It took a decade of consistent practice for Emilie to accept and embrace that yoga is so much more than the physical body. Yoga has allowed this mind-racing extrovert to pause, reflect and find grounding both on and off the mat.

Emilie completed her 200 hour Hatha Teacher Training in July 2015 and has been teaching ever since. She originally enrolled for teacher training as a way of deepening her own practice, but the minute she sat in her teacher’s seat, she felt a true sense of belonging.

Emilie has a true passion for teaching and takes great joy watching her students grow and flourish. She is excited to be joining the Upward Dog team as her yoga journey has come full circle!

Joel Beauchamp

Joel is a yoga teacher committed to the promotion and education of yoga for physical, psychological and spiritual well-being. After 10 years of dedicated personal practice he completed 500 Hour Teacher Training in India to enable him to share his knowledge and passion with others. He has studied extensively the systems of Ashtanga,  Vinyasa, Iyengar, Vinyasa Krama and Classical Hatha Yoga. In addition, he has received formal instruction in several types of meditation, as well as the disciplines of Pranayama, Yoga Nidra and Vedic Philosophy. Over the course of his practice he has spent a year in India studying and travelling. 
After a long night’s sleep, the body must move gently to allow for a gradual wakeup. Morning Hatha Flow begins by gently moving the body and awakening the breath with pranayama. Postures are practice in a sequence to allow stretching and aligning the body. In this class you will find balance by increasing strength and flexibility while moving mindfully with the breath. A morning practice is the best way to start your day!

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Oct 24 6:30 - 7:30 with Jennifer Lynd
  • Fri Oct 26 6:30 - 7:30 with Emilie Tobin
  • Wed Oct 31 6:30 - 7:30 with Jennifer Lynd
  • Fri Nov 02 6:30 - 7:30 with Emilie Tobin
  • Wed Nov 07 6:30 - 7:30 with Jennifer Lynd
  • Fri Nov 09 6:30 - 7:30 with Emilie Tobin
  • Wed Nov 14 6:30 - 7:30 with Joel Beauchamp
  • Fri Nov 16 6:30 - 7:30 with Emilie Tobin
  • Wed Nov 21 6:30 - 7:30 with Joel Beauchamp
  • Fri Nov 23 6:30 - 7:30 with Emilie Tobin