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Theresa Parsons

NEW Owner

Theresa Parsons Yoga Loft Owner

Hello everyone! I would like to tell you a bit about myself and about my yoga journey.

My husband’s name is Riley and I have two beautiful daughters; Macy 3 and Farrah 10 months. As well, some 4 legged children; our dogs Micca and Abby and our cat Boots. They are all my world!

In the fall of 2011 I moved to Moose Jaw. I didn’t know anyone and still commuting for my job in Regina 5 days a week, it was hard finding that sense of community. That was until I walked up those steps of the Yoga Loft one fall evening not too long after moving here. It’s crazy, but I instantly felt that community love when I entered inside. I instantly fell in love with yoga and realized it was exactly what I needed. I have met so many people that share the love of the practice and many of these people I can now call my friends.

For so long I have wanted to try yoga and after my first class I was hooked. Originally, I started yoga for the fitness aspect, as I have always been a sports enthusiast and always enjoyed staying active. Slowly yoga began to open my body and quiet my mind – all while teaching me so much about myself. I felt a shift in my entire being and became more dedicated to my practice; opening up to meditation, I began to discover the inner peace.

For myself and I believe for many of us, yoga begins with the physical practice then shifts into something much more profound – I believe this shift is what keeps us coming back to our mats.

I am so grateful that I can keep bringing yoga to our community and offer a beautiful sanctuary where we can all practice. For that, I want to say, “thank-you.”

I cannot wait to meet anyone I have not met yet and greet those familiar faces I do know.


”Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Jessie Reid

Jessie began her study of yoga 12 years ago on Vancouver Island. She realized that she had found the perfect way to balance the stress of post secondary education. With the addition of two children and a full time career in the financial industry over the next 5 years, Jessie found her practice of yoga an invaluable resource that she returned to again and again. In 2007, Jessie and her family moved to Northern Sask. This small and welcoming community inspired Jessie to begin teaching yoga. Wanting to bring the amazing benefits of this practice to others, Jessie started a yoga group that practiced weekly.

Jessie discovered the Yoga Loft in Moose Jaw while visiting family here. Practicing at this studio allowed her to fall even more deeply in love with yoga – finding more peace, enjoyment and balance to the busy pace of life. She has a special place in her heart for Pregnancy Yoga, having personally experienced the undeniable benefit of practicing yoga during all four of her pregnancies.

Mei-Ling Chow-Mintenko

Mei Ling Bio Picture

Mei-Ling is a devoted yogi and teacher with more that 16 years of experience and study in the field of yoga and wellness. She is a Core Strength Vinyasa trained instructor and specializes in breath centered practices, holistic movement and functional anatomy. Through her inspirational teachings and knowledge, she shares a wealth of passion to practice and purpose and will guide you into your own devotional practice full of heart. Mei-Ling teaches three classes a week at The Yoga Loft in Moose Jaw where she resides with her family.

Follow her @meilingmchow and https://www.facebook.com/meilingsyoga/

Sherry Matwe

Sherry Matwe Bio Picture

In life and on the mat, Sherry practices yogic philosophy, heart warming asana, and a curiosity in anatomy. Sherry Matwe sees the community that we are building in our Friendly City benefit our families, co workers, and friends. Certified in Level 1 Yoga Tune Up, Level 2 Gentle Vinyasa, Sherry is inspired to further her skills and knowledge to share with Western Canada. She wishes you deep regards in your practice and encourages a humble curiosity in Yoga.

Michelle Christie

Michelle Christie

Nature, animal and travel enthusiast!! I started studying vinyasa and yin yoga in 2010 in Saskatoon. Moving to Calgary I broadened in to Bikram yoga. Enjoying the variety and seeing the benefits physical as well as mental i chose to take my 200 hr RYT in New York City with Yoga Works. I have taken second level training in Reiki and love the healing benefits! I am committed to safely transitioning people into and out of poses safely focusing on the breath and anatomy!

Theresa Simon-Worobec

My practice is rooted in the philosophy of play. It is my intention to bring that with me when I teach. My goal is for you to leave my classes with calmness in your heart and mind and a gentle smile on your face. I obtained a 200-hour yoga teacher certificate in 2015 from Breathe Hot Yoga in Calgary and I have been practicing for much longer than that. In my spare time, I like get physical! I try to get outdoors as much as possible.

Teacher Theresa

One of my favourite things to do is go for solo walks with my dog, Walter. I also love getting out for a run with my partner and riding my awesome bike. I’ve recently joined a cross-training gym in Moose Jaw. I never thought I’d be into lifting weights, but I absolutely love it now! Another one of my intense interests is poetry. I find that yoga is a meeting place between the physical and the metaphysical where poetry can come to life and dance into the soul. Out of all the things I love to do, yoga holds a special place in my heart. It has helped me understand and appreciate the beauty that is my own body and mind. I believe we all have that beauty within us. It’s not a physical beauty, and it’s not something you can see. You have to feel it. I look forward to playing and growing with you.

Jesse Godin

Jesse Godin

To feel lost is not a lack of understanding where one is, but feeling like you don’t know where you’re going. In life we can’t predict the future but purpose gives us a direction. Choose your purpose wisely and you will have everything one could need. Pursue it with passion and you will have everything one could want.

Charlene Wilson

Charlene WilsonYoga has been a large part of my life for a few years.It has helped me build my strength, flexibility and confidence, both on and off the matt. Yoga became such a positive influence in how my mind and body felt; and “discovering my true self”, that I was intrigued to learn more.

I was a sponge – soaking in technique and spiritual awareness. I completed my 200HR Certification with Yoga Mala and currently enrolled in my 300HR. My heart lives in gratitude and gifting others with this wonderful experience of peace and balance. I will continue to be a student of the practice and I am deeply grateful for all of the loving wisdom my teachers have shared and bestowed upon me. I am passionate to teach Flow and Yin. Flow helps our body to feel purified with deep breathing – helping to build strength, calm, and peacefulness, while increasing energy, both in the mind and body.Yin is much needed today in terms of a hectic lifestyle – helping to reduce stress and anxiety, promoting calm and balance while improving flexibility, and releasing negative energy to provide space for positive energy. My goal is that you step off your matt feeling refreshed, nourished and balanced.

Brittney Bergen

Yoga Loft's Brittney Bergen

Brittney is a playful athlete who uses yoga as a way to unify her mind, body, and spirit. She discovered yoga in university as a method to recover from playing competitive hockey, and rediscovered it five years later as a way to heal from pushing too hard in barbell sports and in life.

Her friend, our instructor, Theresa Simon-Worobec brought her to an Open House at the Yoga Loft in 2016, and she’s stayed with us ever since – participating in 40-day challenges, and expanding her practice and spirituality beyond these four walls. Brittney is a testament to the healing and awakening powers present in our studio, and she hopes you’ll join her for your own healing and awakening.

Sian Milne

Yoga LoftI have always been a mover….Rock climbing, snowboarding and martial arts have played a huge part in my life. My enthusiasm for these sports lead to a rather nomadic existence traveling here there and everywhere to compete, train and search out new adventures. Eventually I found myself a career I loved as a professional stunt performer in the film industry where I spent the next 10 years getting beaten up and broken down physically on an almost daily basis.

Dragged to my first yoga class by a well meaning friend as I tried to to heal from yet another injury, I was initially resistant to any form of exercise that didn’t involve body armour and huge amounts of adrenaline..… To begin with I felt nothing but frustration that my burned out body could not ‘perform’ like everyone else in the room!! Ever so slowly, slowly the light began to dawn and I saw that for once, maybe I didn’t need to ….maybe it was OK just to be me, as I was right at that moment – The relief was amazing, both mentally and physically, negative thought patterns and old injuries began to melt away.

Before yoga I was disconnected and frustrated with many issues in my life, yoga gave me the touch stone that I needed to ground myself, reconnect and start allowing myself to simply ‘be’. As a teacher I love to share my passion for movement and playful physicality in my classes.

I hold 200HR YTT BRYCE Vinyasa Flow certification. Hot Yoga (Bikrahm style) 85 Hr YTT and Sally Parkes Parental Yoga YTT 85 Hr YTT

Morganne Williamson

Yoga Loft Teacher Morganne WilliamsonI first connected to yoga & meditation while traveling in Nepal. From there began my journey with yoga. Upon my return to Canada I started attending regular classes at The Loft. Shortly after I was helping around the studio with events and then working in the office. So The Yoga Loft has been a constant and very special part of my yoga journey. I feel truly blessed.
My connection to the physical benefits of yoga and expression through movement was instant as I grew up as a dancer but was re-directed when I injured my back. I immediately loved the kindness and conscious awareness in the way yoga asks us to connect with our bodies through love. Right away, I noticed so many benefits of a regular practice. Not only did I feel great physically, I found these teachings to hold great power in transforming the way I felt about myself and in turn everything and everyone around me. I was guided to re-discovering tools to greater self-awareness through the connection of breath to movement and ultimately mySelf. Just as well, the inner silence and stillness that is cultivated from a regular meditation practice.
Yoga was a catalyst on my Spiritual quest and it was after my Father passed that I was Divinely guided to attend a Hatha Yoga & Tantra 200hr TTC in India this passed winter. I had always planned on studying yoga more in-depth and going to the roots seemed like the obvious choice for me in a time where I was called deeper into healing and Spirituality. During this truly inspired initiation to Traditional Tantra through the Bhairavanand Lineage, I had the humbling honour of working with and receiving from Guruji; Indian Guru. As well as his wife Dipti, who introduced us to Classical Indian Dance. My journey home to India was deeply healing and upon learning and growing through these ancient teachings, I find a deep calling to share them in as authentic of a way as I can. My relationship to yoga and meditation continues to evolve and my passion for sharing tools to help harmonize and purify our Mind, Body, & Spirit is ever growing. Since, I have studied and now offer Reiki and Hypnotherapy. I look forward to the beautiful energy exchanges that are to come with all of you.

Cindy Devine

Cindy Devine
I’ve been focused on natural health and healing for over 20 years – at first just to improve my own health, and then turning it into a career. I managed Old Fashion Foods for 2 years, then in 2000 I opened Alternate Root Organics. (Back then it was called The Natural Path) I became a herbalist in 2002 to learn more about nutrition and the body, and in 2003 began my personal journey into yoga as a healthy way to deal with stress. We sold Alternate Root in 2009, and in 2010 a group of therapists and I opened Turtle Island. In 2011 I decided to take the next step and become a yoga instructor. Maureen Rae of Toronto, one of the top yoga instructors in Canada, was teaching in Regina at the time. She had been trained by Eric Schiffman, among others, and brought a unique teaching style – bringing the experience of yoga back to its roots. I trained in what was then called Vini Yoga, meaning “to start from where you are and move forward”, and emphasizing feeling over form. I also learned yin, chair, and seniors yoga. In 2012 I began training in Qigong, beginning with traditional Korean Qigong, then on to women’s Qigong and Medical Qigong. I’ve been teaching a combination of yoga and qigong since that time. In 2014 I moved to Nutter’s to manage the vitamin section, and in 2018 came back to my passion for therapy. Both yoga and tai chi have their roots in qigong. “Qi” means energy, and “gong” means practice – so, energy practice. Although qigong is considered to be a martial art,, it is also a very gentle practice which blends well with relaxing restorative yoga.

Each of my classes is a blend of the two, balancing the yin/yang of ease and strength with flexibility. In our modern world, the stresses we have created keep us in “fight or flight”, like we’re driving a car but the brake pedal isn’t working. Our bodies can’t heal while in this state, causing all sorts of health issues – digestive upsets, aches and pains, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. By blending our predominantly yang lifestyles with the yin of Vini yoga and qigong, we are creating a perfect balance. I began teaching at the Yoga Loft in November of 2018 and I’m really excited to be sharing this peaceful practice with you.

Rita Beth

Rita Beth
Rita’s journey with Yoga has woven throughout the seasons of her life and she “knows for sure” the value of this healing practice! As a “mature” student and Teacher of Yoga, Rita brings to her classes an eclectic style of Yoga, which is derived from her rich background of various Yoga Teacher Trainings.

Rita enjoys teaching Gentle Yoga and Restorative Yoga. In addition to the asanas of Yoga, it is the many other “timeless teachings” of Yoga that sustain her lifelong practice. Being a gentle introvert, she maintains a regular meditation practice, times of silence, and a practice of prayer & gratitude.

What Rita brings to her students is purpose, presence, & passion. She declares herself to be ‘a lifelong student’ and she loves to learn and to teach. Every year, Rita continues to attend Yoga Teacher trainings. She also takes time away each year to go on a (silent) Meditation Retreat.

Rita is motivated & dedicated to sharing Yoga with others, especially those ‘new to Yoga’. Rita teaches with heartfelt compassion and connection to Source.

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