Pictou County Yoga & Fitness is proud to introduce our wonderful team of instructors! We are always looking to expand and grow our community, this includes our group of leaders. Please reach out to us if you have  health and wellness training and would like to learn about or join our team.

Kelly MacLeod
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A St Francis Xavier Graduate, BSC Human Kinetics, I have been in the fitness industry since graduation in 2000, bringing 17 years of experience as a passionate and loving guide. A CANFITPRO certified Fitness Instructor Specialist and Personal Trainer Specialist, I am so excited to share my love and passion with all of you at Pictou County Yoga & Fitness. I took the plunge and took over ownership of the studio in June of 2017 and couldn't be happier. It has been a dream of mine to own a fitness studio for as long as I can remember and it has been an amazing adventure so far. Flow yoga, PiyoLIVE, aerobic training, athletic training, kick boxing, weight lifting, boot camp, Zumba, Aquafit, TRX suspension training, Piloxing, and step are just some of the classes that I have lead during my career as a coach and guide. Find me at the studio leading CardioMix, Knockout, Transform, Yoga Flow, REPS, Sport and who knows what's next! I'm always up for new ideas and different ways to move our bodies, cause let's face it, it feels great!
"I believe our quest for health and fitness is a lifelong journey that changes along the way as we change as individuals. Therefore I believe in trying new things and pushing our boundaries to become more well rounded. It truly is my passion to lead and help other people on their health and wellness journeys."

Shari McGuigan
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Shari is a recent 200hr graduate, who has been practicing yoga for the past 20 years, and she has also just added Reiki Level 2 certification to her portfolio. Shari is passionate about sharing yoga with the world, and being an elementary school teacher she incorporates yoga into the curriculum of her grade 1 students, be;ieving it is a great way to start the day and get them focused and ready for learning. Shari credits yoga with saving her from a lifetime of pain and disability, both physically and emotionally. You'll find her on her mat at PCY&F either in self practice, teaching Yin (including Reiki) or leading little ones in her Kids Yoga Program.

Susan Barry
I first came to yoga in 2003 after a hip injury developed from running marathons while living in Toronto.  I quickly saw the benefits and began a regular practice. I loved the changes that occurred in both my body and my outlook on life. I knew at some point in the future I would want to share my passion for yoga with others.  My journey to become a 200 Hour Registered  Yoga Teacher  began in 2012 when I retired from a corporate business career. I will complete my RYT certificate this fall and have studied with various Master Trainers in the Yogafit Canada organization including Joy Keller, Tracey Jennings-Hill and Paul Gallaro.  "Yogafit is designed to improve the health, performance, and mental acuity of athletes and individuals who strive to improve their level of fitness and well being" says founder Beth Shaw.  I have completed specialized courses such as Yoga for Kids, Yoga Lean and Yoga Sweat.   My husband and I share our time between beautiful Nova Scotia and sunny Florida. While in Florida this past winter I focused my practice on Ashtanga yoga with Carmen Lewis, a 500 Hour RYT.  An avid subscriber of Gaiam TV, I learn teaching tips by following Kino MacGregor, Ashley Turner, David Magone and Clara Roberts-Oss.  Yoga truly is a journey of growth for the body and the mind.  I look forward to meeting you on your mat at Pictou County Yoga!
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