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Jenn Pike Workshops Coming in March

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Friday, March 6th from 6:00-8:00 pm | $50/student

Ignite the Fire Within

During this 2 hour intensive Jenn will educate you on how to “get out of your rut and start with your gut”, to enhance your digestion, absorption, detoxification and to begin to healing your bloating, indigestion, constipation, IBS, food sensitivities, extreme fatigue, headaches and weight gain.

Saturday, March 7th from 9:00am-4:00pm | $125/student

The Metabolic Firestarter

Truly wake up your deep down agni in a way that teaches you to burn up what no longer serves you, but also create the heat and fire to ignite and draw in what you do want. Jenn’s inspiration for this workshop comes from working with clients and celebrities over the years that had their training and eating “ass-backwards”. Too much, too hard, working in constant tear down mode and never entering the rest and digest state for true stoking of the metabolism to occur and real body transformations to happen!

Cortisol, Insulin, Sugar and Stress

Do you feel over whelmed, with out of control sugar and salt cravings; a constant wired but tired feeling that leads to horrible sleep, no energy, zero sex drive and weight gain? Do you feel like you are doing everything ‘right” eating well, doing cardio, and taking your supplements but still gain weight around your waist and mid-section? Are you tired of feeling tired and cranky? If you answered yes to any one of these, then THIS is the workshop for you. Jenn will teach you how to balance your hormones, manage over-active stress, cortisol and their “tear-down” effects.

Sunday, March 8th from 9:00-11:00 pm | $50/student

Treating Your Whole Body Like The Goddess It Is

Treating Your Whole Body Like The Goddess It Is ~ Did you know that most of what you are putting on your skin is affecting your hormones, your cycles and your weight? It’s TRUE! In this workshop Jenn will teach her top secrets for smooth, supple, radiant and cellulite -free skin. She will provide you with DIY tips and tools for creating your own amazing skincare, deodorant, and school you on essential oils and lymph system detoxing pathways.

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More about Jenn Pike

Jenn has been intrigued, inspired & drawn to the studies of health and wellness for as long as she can remember. Her passion and interest led her towards studies in human anatomy, physiology, psychology, various modalities of exercise and fitness, nutrition, yoga and pilates. She received honours in Exercise & Health Sciences, is a Medical Rehab Specialist, Master Personal Trainer, Stott trained Pilates Instructor, Yoga Alliance certified Yoga Instructor and Registered Holistic Nutritionist.

Jenn is the proud Owner and Founder of Simplicity Yoga & Fitness Therapy Studio which opened in September of 2010. She teaches weekly Yoga, Pilates and Sculpted classes that are tailored to challenge you, engage you and completely revolutionize your physique. As a Holistic Nutritionist Jenn works with clients individually and in groups focusing on Digestion, Detoxification, Hormonal Imbalances, Inflammation and Weight Loss. She also specializes in Pediatric Nutrition and Body Movement. Jenn is the Elite Holistic Nutritionist for Yoga Rockstar Sadie Nardini with whom she created the Metabolic Fire-Starter program and is currently creating the much anticipated program the Metabolic Miracle. She is a regular contributing guest to Toronto’s #1 Morning Show Breakfast Television, Faculty Member for The Toronto Yoga Conference, Spokesperson for Genuine Health, Ambassador for Lululemon Athletica as well as an Instructor for YogaSource & Therapy Studio & Ann Green’s Shine Om Teacher Training program. Jenn created the 30 hour Nutrition program for Shine Om’s Teacher Training and offers the full 270 hour + 30 hour Nutrition Shine Om Teacher Teaching program at Simplicity each Fall.

Jenn is the founder of the Women’s Wellness Group in York Region and presents on various health related topics both corporate and publicly. She resides on Lake Simcoe in Keswick with her husband and two children.

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Yoga with Rina Jakubowicz

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Open your body, mind & soul… join us.

Sight Unseen: Elevating Your Practice 11:30am-1pm January 10, 2015

In yoga class and in daily life, we rely on our five senses to process the external world. Unknowingly, we tend to depend on our sense of sight, overlooking the others and limiting our ability to tap into our sixth sense. Come practice blindfolded, heightening the connection to our breath, movement, and inner guidance. We’ll focus on eliminating distraction and uncovering our true potential as yoga practitioners, coming to find that there’s more than meets the eye. $35 blindfold will be provided

The 7 Wonders of Your World: A Chakra Workshop 2:30pm-5:30pm January 10, 2015

Go on an adventure within! Travel through different points in your body to map out your road to deeper healing. We’ll dance through poses and affirmations that fuel your seven chakras and their emotional connections or disconnections. By the end, you’ll feel that balancing your chakras is within your reach. Leave class feeling wonder-ful! $75 bring pen and paper

More about Rina

Rina Jakubowicz, founder of Rina Yoga, is a bilingual yoga teacher, Reiki practitioner, motivational speaker, and author. She has been a teacher of teachers for over ten years, presents at conferences worldwide like Yoga Journal Conferences, Feria Mujer in Chile and is a faculty member of Kripalu Institute and Omega Institute. Rina is known the yoga expert on Univision’s Tu Desayuno Alegre. She has three Rina Yoga studios in Miami, including a partnership with the JW Marriott Marquis in Miami. She was selected as one of South Florida’s Business Leaders Movers and Shakers, and teaches and speaks about marketing and entrepreneurship. She is on a mission to “Stop the Burnout” as the Techi Yogi being featured in SELF Magazine online and Huffington Post. Rina also created her own yoga app, Snooze Yoga, and a pioneering yoga curriculum for children and teens called Super Yogis’ Schoolhouse. Find out more on Instagram/Twitter: @rinayoga and Facebook: Rina Yoga and Rina Jakubowic



Yoga Burn Flex

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Good morning early birds! 6:30am Tues, Wed and Thur!

Classes are designed to improve your level of fitness, combining Hatha Yoga with traditional fitness moves. Focus will be given to maintaining and improving your yoga practice. You’ll increase flexibility, stamina and strengthen your upper & lower body while working your core – all while maintaining proper alignment.

CLASS Starts November 4th 6:30AM -7:30am Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  This class will NOT be heated but you will sweat.  First time yogis should stick to a All Level class before taking this one.



Susan is a May 2014 graduate of Ruby & Pearl’s Yoga Teacher Training program and received her 200hr RYT certification through the Yoga Alliance. Susan is also a Bachelor prepared RN who most recently worked with an anti-aging physician in the area. She has been physically active all her life, first as an AAU swimmer, then she competed in Synchronized Swimming in college. Her fitness path has been a broad one including regular work-outs doing cardio, weights, P90X, P90X2,Insanity, Asylum and most dear to her, practicing Yoga. Susan feels that Yoga is one of the best things that you can do for your mind, body, breath and inner peace. She regularly practices varied types of yoga including Hatha, Ashtanga, Iyengar and Power. She decided to teach after raising four great kids. She wanted others to feel as good and as transformed as she does when practicing yoga.


Self Myofascial Release 1-Day Training

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Facilitated by Victoria Haffer, MS eRYT500, you will learn the Self Myofascial Release Technique – via ball rolling, will reduce trigger points and muscular tension caused by a combination of acute trauma, poor posture, repetitive movement, over-training, and chronic stress. The goal of Self Myofascial Release is to speed the healing and recovery process by breaking down scar tissue, increasing circulation, reducing chronic pain, improving range of motion, while decreasing muscular tension in tight fascial lines of the body. Plus, it just feels so good!
Infomation covered: Proper placement of balls, benefits and contraindications of, various rolling techniques, optimal time to roll, frequency and intensity. Major muscles will be addressed.

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  • please wear form-fitting clothing for bony landmark assessment
  • bring water, snack, pen & paper

Victoria holds an MS in Exercise Physiology with over 30 years of experience in the holistic field. As an International Wellness Expert, Inspirational Speaker and Certification Specialist, she has certified many yoga and fitness professionals. She is an eRYT 500 hour teacher, a Postural Movement Specialist through Anatomy Trains, Tom Myers 200hr and is the Developer of the Body Matrix Mastery Program. For more information, visit


PNF Stretching for Yoga

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Facilitated by Victoria Haffer, MS eRYT500, you will learn a cutting-edge technique called facilitated stretching or proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF), which will increase your range of motion for yoga, or chosen mode of performance. PNF utilizes a spinal cord reflex arc and combines modern Western science with the ancient art of Hatha Yoga. You will learn how to use this technique on your own body, and on others’. Results can be profound. Emphasis will be on anatomy, and the major muscle groups will be addressed: hamstrings, piriformis, pectorals, rotator cuff, and hip adductors.

CLASS FEE $60(sign up for Sat & Sun and save  $20)

  • no prior experience necessary
  • wear loose clothing
  • bring pen & paper
  • beneficial for yoga teachers & students
  • ideal for personal trainers & group fitness instructors

Recommended books: The Yoga Mat Companion Series by Dr. Ray Long (available for purchase)

Victoria holds an MS in Exercise Physiology with over 30 years of experience in the holistic field. As an International Wellness Expert, Inspirational Speaker and Certification Specialist, she has certified many yoga and fitness professionals. She is an eRYT 500 hour teacher, a Postural Movement Specialist through Anatomy Trains, Tom Myers 200hr and is the Developer of the Body Matrix Mastery Program. For more information, visit