The S.O.U.L.T.E.A.M. Approach

Supporting One's Unique Life Through Exploration And Mentorship

The definition of Academy: a place of study or training in a special field.
 
Here at Soul Academy, our special field is wellness, growth and learning in physical, emotional, and mental capacities. We mobilize these concepts through our studio offerings and community outreach.

Our purpose is to graduate Balanced Humans. 
 

Teachers

Ralph Adams

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Amber Robertson

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Michelle Lee

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Teachers

Ralph Adams
Amber Robertson
Michelle Lee

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Our Team

Isaiah
Rebecca

My goal is to facilitate growth through a yoga practice sensitive to each student. Teaching at the previously donation-based studio 330 informed my commitment to safe space and straight-forward language. I believes everybody and every body can connect form and function for a better life

What is something common you are bad at?: "Drinking water and walking up stairs"

If you had the entire worlds attention for 30 seconds, what would you say?: "Check out Joan Didion's "On Self-Respect" - it's quick read"

What is a guilty pleasure?: "Dungeons & Dragons with a flagon of mead

Elise

I am well-rounded athlete who got a little too comfortable on the couch for a few years. But that all changed in 2018 when I decided to run a half-marathon and kept putting in the work for myself. I am excited about body mechanics and coming up with creative alternatives for any pose. I have a passion for communication and helping others achieve their physical and mental wellness goals. 

What is something common you are bad at?: "I can't whistle... I can get the odd "rooo" out here or there, but in general - Nope"

If you had the entire worlds attention for 30 seconds, what would you say?: "I Hope You Know You Are Loved... oh so very much."

What is a guilty pleasure?: "A tall pint of Dark Beer"

Ashley
Becca

I have been teaching in and around the Kingston area since 2013 both in studios and for private groups. I love getting to be a part of your wellness journey, no matter what stage you’re at. Restorative yoga is my jam but as a new mom, I am  excited about creating a welcoming and inclusive space for parents to come and feel at home, crying baby or not, you are welcome to show up for you! 

 

What is something common you are bad at?: “Making gun/explosion noises - which as a boy mom, I think I’m going to have to figure out how to do it.”

If you had the entire world’s attention for 30 seconds, what would you say?: "Life is way too damn short to not be living your best life - make the changes you need to make, however small, to start living your dream life TODAY!”

What is a guilty pleasure?: "Pringles. I will eat the whole can, in one sitting...every time."

Ann

 I spent 15 years of my life training as a dancer and then transitioned to teaching dance for 7 years.

 

After years of extensive training the physical demands of dance began to catch up with me. My body was in pain on a regular basis and my self image was quite damaged.

 

It was then that I discovered yoga and fell in love with it's ability to heal my mind and strengthen my body. After moving to Kingston and completing teachers college I traveled to Vancouver where I completed my YOGAPL3Y instructor certification.

What is something common you are bad at?: "Cooking!!"

If you had the entire worlds attention for 30 seconds, what would you say?: "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. - Maya Angelou"

What is a guilty pleasure?: "Donuts"

Annelise

My Yoga practice began through my passion for competitive soccer, when I was 16 (and couldn't touch my toes) a coach suggested I try hot Yoga. My mat became my happy place, I could land after any kind of day and feel at ease. Over time I recognized the impact my personal practice had on the way I moved through life, and I wanted to learn more. In 2018, I enrolled in a month long intensive yoga teacher training built on the practice of adaptive inquiry, learning about anatomy, mobility, and the different modalities of Yogic practice and philosophy. Following the training I taught for 4 months at a beach hostel in Uvita, Costa Rica, before participating in a second Functional Power YTT.  I will always be a student on my mat, and for me, teaching is an inspiring process of learning and integration. 

Something I am embarrassingly bad at: "I am constantly breaking glasses in restaurants" 

If you had 30 seconds to make an announcement to the world: "Follow your excitement, find your peace"

 

What is a guilty pleasure? "Latin american food - all day, everyday. or... cats cats cats.. at least 3. and a foster dog or two (One day I'll have enough time)"

Skylar

I would love to help you achieve personal vitality. I am a Registered Holistic Nutritional Consultant and Certified Reiki Practitioner, with a B.A. Honours in Sociology. My goal is to help you find your authenticity. Your physical and emotional symptoms (auto-immune disease, weight issues, heart problems, fatigue, depression, anxiety, hormone imbalances, etc.) are reflective of your collective experiences up to now, but these physical and emotional pains do not have to dictate your future.

Answers to these relevant questions are coming soon!

Whether moving your body through a class or private session, I am devoted to enhancing your body, mind, and soul. By setting realistic health expectations and providing education and feedback on your overall wellness, I will help you overcome personal boundaries. My focuses are on motivating and inspiring healthy choices to change your life.

What is something common you are bad at?: "Chop sticks, no matter how hard I try, no matter what tricks I am taught, I just cannot eat with chop sticks."

If you had the entire worlds attention for 30 seconds, what would you say?: "Dance, dance and dance some more. Peace, love, and Wu-Tang forever." 

What is a guilty pleasure?: "Hot chocolate, underneath a mountain of marshmallows." 

Stacey

Writing things makes me nervous, so the lovely manager Ann did it for me (you’re welcome Stacey!). What people should know is that I am the kindest soul.

 

My journey started with Painted Lady at a Bend & Brew class and now its working alongside her here at Soul Academy. Having just completed my personal training certification, I am excited to land with people, who like me, just needed to get out and start this journey.

 

I hope in this community, I get the chance to help people feel comfortable in their body. 

Something I am embarrassingly bad at:  "Balance poses in yoga"

If you had 30 seconds to make an announcement to the world: "Don't ever change who you are for anyone or any reason"

What is a guilty pleasure:  "Tie between wine and chocolate"

Lauren

I am an international yoga teacher and the founder/director of Yoga Academy International. I have been teaching yoga for over a decade and offered classes and workshops in over 2-dozen countries. I've been featured in many international magazines, podcasts and newspapers including women’s health, Optymyz and The Daily Mail. I runs yoga retreats and teacher trainings in epic locations to give my students the opportunity to share my lifestyle of exotic travel and adventures combined with yoga. In my spare time I love surfing, snowboarding, making malas, photography and snuggling my dog. 

 

Something I am embarrassingly bad at? "Simple math." 

If you had 30 seconds to make an announcement to the world, what would it be?: "Educate everyone on the environmental impact of humans to reduce plastic consumption."

What is a guilty pleasure? "The TV show Teen Mom" 

You may not find me teaching any classes (trust me, it’s for the best), but I try to land on my mat as often as I can when I am not busy managing the Academy. What people should know about me is that I am not a judgemental person and I actually adore working, so no one should ever hesitate for any reason to reach my way for assistance. My purpose on this earth is quite simple: leave everyone better than I found them. However I can help, I want to, and Soul Academy’s values align with that on so many levels, so I am honoured to put my heart and soul into this space. 

 

Something I am embarrassingly bad at: “If my life depended on being able to drive a standard vehicle, I can 100% guarantee I would die.” 

Announcement to the world, “It’s going to be alright. Someday, none of the stuff that you’re worrying about right now will even cross your mind.” 

Guilty pleasure, “Sit back and watch me inhale a family sized bag of chips solo….it is both gross and impressive.”

Arthur

I have spent the majority of my life practicing many varieties of movement. I started out in martial arts, and moved into a 13 year football career. I was fortunate enough to play on a team called the Edmonton Huskies that won the  National Championships in 2005. I am recently retired from the Canadian Armed Forces where I served with 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry with whom I deployed with twice to Afghanistan. 

Within that experience I had the opportunity to master what movement means to me; where I came to understand the importance of self mastery through movement, and how movement helps to manage your mind, body and spirit. 

What is something common that you are embarrassingly bad at? "My self control over pastries. It’s currently virtually non-existent. My favourite pastry and the source of my inability to control myself; the culprit of my vendetta against fuelling my body with good fuel, is strudel. Gets me every time."

 If you had the entire world's attention for 30 seconds, what would you say? "The Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have done unto you."

 

 What is a guilty pleasure? "Skateboarding down the middle of a busy street."

 

Greg

My biography and answers to the very relevant questions are coming soon. But you should know that I am a swell guy and my colleagues here appreciate me greatly. 

 

Contact Us

Soul Academy
 

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Email: soulacademyinfo@gmail.com

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