Joanne Preece, Content Editor
Joanne has been practicing yoga for close to 20 years and is a CYA-E-RYT350 registered yoga teacher with advanced training in yoga therapy, restorative yoga, seniors/chair yoga and Yin yoga. She is also certified as a cancer exercise specialist by the Cancer Exercise Training Institute.
Joanne teaches classes and workshops, and offers private, therapeutic yoga sessions in Toronto. The focus of her teaching is to help people with health issues or physical limitations obtain optimal health. She loves to bring yoga to people who may not normally practice yoga and see them become stronger and happier through their experience.
In addition, Joanne is a seasoned marketing and communications specialist. For the past 25 years, she has focused on projects in the healthcare and not-for-profit fields, along with socially responsible corporations. She has worked extensively with clients such as Canadian Diabetes Association, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Bellwood Heath Services and the Caregiver Awards Program. As a consultant, she has developed significant insight into various healthcare issues and their treatment.
Joanne has a B.A., M.A. and a certificate in Refugee Mental Health. She has also completed training in the field of addiction treatment. She owns and operates The Yoga Resource® and Catalyst Project Management Inc. and volunteers as the Operational Manager for the Toronto Working Group of the Canadian Centre for International Justice. Joanne is the Editor at Canadian Yogi.
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Leslie Harry, Design Editor
Leslie a mother, a wife, a yogi, a software engineer, a biochemist, a cat lover, a gamer, a nerd, a martial artist, and an extreme introvert. She loves to teach and practice yoga, play the piano, dress up, make things, swim, colour, kick and punch things, swing swords, and do anything with her family!
Her passion is to bring Yoga to people that would not normally come to Yoga. She uniquely blends Kung Fu, Tai Chi, and active and restorative Yoga into a powerful and grounding experience.
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