Chareen Simpson - Yoga Teacher
— Chareen is a massage therapist, based in Halifax. She first experienced yoga while living in Australia in 2001 where she took a week-long intensive class at a local studio, simply out of curiosity. When she moved back to Halifax in 2002 she continued her yoga journey by going to a weekly class at a church. A friend later signed her up for an Ashtanga class with Angie Birt, and she came to appreciate that though the class was an incredible workout, she had a calm feeling when leaving afterwards. She began to see changes in her flexibility, strength and her general sense of calm. Chareen started to take classes at other studios, including some with Guylaine Williams, and after studying yoga for six years (and accomplishing her goal of not constantly falling asleep at the end of class while in savasana), Chareen participated in the teacher training program at Breathing Space Yoga Studio. Since finishing the teacher training course, she has primarily instructed private classes but has also been asked to teach sessions of classes with several corporations and sports groups around the city. Chareen continues to attend classes regularly and attends yoga workshops held in Halifax.