Barb has been a yoga teacher since 1994. She began her studies in the tradition of T. Krishnamacharya in 1998. Her first teacher in this tradition was British Viniyoga teacher Paul Harvey, a senior student of T. K. V. Desikachar of Chennai, India. Barb began her studies in India in 2006 with Dr. N. Candrasekaran, senior yoga therapist at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram where she was fortunate to take courses with Sri Desikachar. She continued to study with Dr. Candrasekaran at his Yoga Vaidya Sala. She became a yoga therapist under is mentoring during her many visits to Chennai. As well, she continues to study all aspects of yoga including vedic chanting and the Yoga Sutra as well as The Bhagavad Gita and The Upanisads. She has offered yoga classes, yoga studies and yoga therapy at The Yoga Room and Yoga Therapy Centre in Guelph, Ontario since 1994.
Sheila is a yoga instructor who began teaching with the Yoga Room in Fall 2016. She has practiced and studied yoga since 2001 with an emphasis on a breath centered focus. In addition to her teacher training completed in 2011 she has also attended Viniyoga training sessions with Barb in 2015-2016.
Nancy began her yoga journey in the early 90's, participating in classes based in the Hatha tradition. In 2008 Nancy came to The Yoga Room to study Vedic Chanting and this began the link to the Krisnamacharya tradition. Following this she joined Barb's yoga sutra study and asana classes, where she learned the value of focusing the mind within, focusing on the breath with movement and beginning again. Nancy completed her Viniyoga Foundations Study with Barb in 2011 and yoga teacher training in 2016. Nancy has been teaching at The Yoga Room since the fall of 2016, and continues to deepen her knowledge of yoga philosophy and teaching under the mentorship of Barb Quinlan.
Jessica has been practicing and studying yoga since 2007. She took her first class at Brock University. That same year, Jessica focused her studies in Eastern Psychology, including such courses as Experiential Psychology and the Psychology of Consciousness, which peaked her interest into the world of meditation. She graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts, major in Psychology. Jessica went on to complete her 300- hour Yoga Teacher certification from Yoga Therapy Toronto in June 2012 and has been teaching in Guelph ever since. Jessica has continued to deepen her understanding of Yoga through her studies of the Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, Vedic Chanting and Asana classes with Barb Quinlan. Jessica completed her second Yoga Teacher Training with Barb in 2016 and is honoured to be teaching classes at the Yoga Room and Yoga Therapy Centre. She is also a Regestered Massage Therapist working at Natural Choice Medical Clinic. To learn more about Jess visit her website:
Lori Henein is a qualified yoga instructor who has been studying, practicing and teaching yoga for over 17 years.
She has recently deepened her practice and her teaching through her studies with Barb Quinlan. In January of 2019, Lori completed modules 1 of 2 of
Yoga Therapy training with Dr. N. Chandrasekaran through Yoga Vaidya Sala in Chennai, India.