HaTha Yoga Room offers classes for all levels. We strive to provide a safe place for all to enjoy their yoga practice. Everyone is welcome and we look forward to the opportunity to guide you along your yoga journey.
Courtney Ward BSc, RYT, began practicing yoga when she moved to Amherst in 2011 – she found HaTha Yoga Room and has never left! She is the Owner/Operator of HaTha Yoga Room. Courtney completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training with Breathing Space Yoga studio in Halifax and began teaching immediately after. Shortly after she began teaching, Courtney became certified in teaching prenatal yoga and enjoys continuing her yogic education through workshops and weekend retreats.
Her favourite style to practice and teach is Vinyasa Flow as she loves the meditative qualities of connecting movement to breath.
Coming from a health science background as a kinesiologist, Courtney has enjoyed physical fitness for years, however yoga is the only physical practice that has remained consistent in her life. No matter where you are in your life, in your body or in your mind, yoga is for you.
Courtney hopes to see you soon!
Sherry Smith- E-RYT, 200 hrs YTT certified in the Ashtanga and Interdisciplinary yoga; 100 hrs Restorative and Yin yoga; Prenatal yoga, Somatic movement, Yoga Nidra, Art and Yoga with Hari Kirin; Reiki Master and certified Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner. Sherry has been teaching yoga for over 19 years and has shared her passion for the practice by teaching from her heart. She has a love for offering healing yoga which is a practice of slow and mindful movement for a deeper inner connection and awareness.
Sherry is a believer of living life at your fullest potential, to practice yoga everyday on and off the mat, and to continue to learn always. Bring yoga onto your mat and then allow it to unfold into your life.
Coleen Davidson E-RYT, YACEP, M.Ed., BFA, has been teaching yoga for over 10 years. She is an Artist, Creativity Coach, Adult Educator and Facilitator. Coleen has studied with a variety of yoga teachers, and over the last number of years has been studying Art & Yoga with Hari Kirin. Her classes focus on being present and playful. Coleen offers a series called Courageous Creating which involves a deeper dive into the link between creativity and yoga.
Coleen co-hosts a variety of “Playshops” with Sherry Smith that focus on exploring the deeper aspects of yoga, chanting, creativity, and life both on and off the mat. Coleen and Sherry are the co-creators of Dakini Wisdom Designs – intentional high-quality handcrafted jewelry. They host pop-up sales at HYR a couple of times per year and offer “Playshops” on mala making.
Donna Ripley has been a yoga teacher for the past 15 years. She completed her 200 hour teacher training through the Atlantic Yoga Teacher Training program in Halifax, NS in 2008. She has attended training in Chair Yoga and many workshops throughout the years.
Donna is a volunteer at the YMCA and also the Tantramar Senior College. She teaches a gentle, subtle hatha yoga class and believes it to be beneficial for every body.
Lee-Anne has always had a passion for yoga since her first class in 2010. She completed her 200h YTT certification in Halifax in 2019 and has recently completed a fertility yoga course specializing in yoga for fertility issues such as PCOS, endometriosis and loss as well as studying prenatal and post natal yoga. She is recently working on an online yoga circle for fertility with women all around the world and hopes to be able to share this practice with other women in the studio.
Yoga has been so healing and life-changing for her in so many ways that she cannot wait to share with anybody and everybody. Yoga has inspired her to live each moment more mindfully and peacefully. Lee-Anne's wish is to be in the service of others by helping them to seek, thrive and live by nurturing their mind, body and soul. She hopes you will leave her classes feeling refreshed with a beautiful sense of balance and peace.
Denise Allan began her yoga journey in 2000. Since then, she has attended courses and workshops in various your modalities, completing her YOGAFIT program in 2011. Denise believes you take what you need from her classes, push yourself when you’re able, modify when necessary, but always listen to and respect your body.
Denise also teaches chair yoga through the YMCA and the Tantramar Seniors College. Denise believes there is a yoga for everyone, you just have to find the one that works you.