face     Anne Ryan, E-RYT, C-IAYT, R.A.H.P.



Anne has spent many years working towards professional certification in the newly minted field of yoga therapy. She has recently been awarded the designation of C-IAYT, certified Yoga Therapist (800 hour).


Anne Ryan received her yoga teacher training through Namaste International and is a registered yoga teacher (500hr) with Yoga Alliance. She brings twenty years of  experience in yoga and dance and the wisdom of her professional practice in aromatherapy, reiki and acupuncture to her teaching. Her study of Integrative Yoga Therapy (IYT 500hr) with Joseph and Lilian Le Page has deepened her commitment to teaching as a path to health and well-being, providing tools to help everyone live a more complete and balanced life.

Anne’s interest in complementary health care started with a strong interest in maintaining her own health with as little intervention as possible. While working in a health food store in her early twenties, Anne’s interest in the healing properties of plants blossomed and she began to study aromatherapy. She shortly set up practice as an aromatherapist and found she enjoyed working with clients, helping to expand their knowledge base. In seeing the growth of her clients Anne was compelled to embark on expanding her own education as well. She chose to pursue the energy modalities of reiki and acupuncture. Yoga and an active interest in Ayurvedic medicine have come to provide a container to hold all of these modalities. Over the last fifteen years Anne has developed a thriving practice at The Yellow House compromised of group yoga classes, individual therapeutically based yoga sessions and wellness counseling, incorporating all of her healing modalities. She looks forward to the challenge of expanding her scope to include Inner Quiet Yoga. Anne continues to actively pursue her education in yoga and healing arts and is always expanding on her healing philosophy.

Anne is a Professional Yoga Therapist, Registered Yoga Teacher, Certified Aromatherapist, Certified Acupuncturist, is a Reiki Master and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance.

The following is a list of some of Anne’s underlying principles and techniques:

  • stress as the underlying factor in disease
  • relaxation allows the body to heal itself
  • health happens as we bring the body back to balance
  • Yoga and Integrative Yoga Therapy – identify and treat body imbalances, stretch, strengthen, increase focus and concentration, engage the five koshas
  • Aromatherapy – soothes the senses, relaxes the
  • body, deepens awareness and promotes healing
  • Reiki – deep relaxation, energy balancing
  • Flower Remedies – emotional health and well being


Arlene Dalton – teacher/facilitator


Arlene took her first yoga class over 40 years ago with Irene Beer. Then when she began to have health issues in her 30’s it was not surprising that she found her way back to yoga. She was introduced to the teachings of Swami Radha by Jeannie Guillet and as a result spent time at Yasodhara Ashram where she obtained her teaching certification.

With a background in Social Services and Pain Management it was not a huge leap for her to further explore Yoga from a therapeutic perspective. So, in 2003 she took her first class with Integrative Yoga Therapy at Kripalu. Since then she has completed her 500 hr Integrative Yoga Therapy program and is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapist, attending their conferences as often as possible. She has trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with Jon Kabat-Zinn and studied with Ray Long, Bo Forbes, Cindi Lee, Leslie Kaminoff and Nischala Joy Devi to name a few.  Her 25+ years of leading groups using a life skills and expressive arts format make her classes and workshops informative, fun and experiential.


 Will 2       William James – RYT 200

Bill James is certified as a Kripalu Yoga Teacher (200hr).  His background is dance with a career spanning 40 years as a dancer, choreographer and teacher.  His primary interests are in his love of nature, music and of people, where his belief in empowerment guides him as he shares his knowledge through yoga, voice and dance.

Kim McWilliams – RYT 500                           Kim

As a student of yoga for over 20 years, I have been influenced by several great teachers – all of them in the style of Vanda Scaravelli. Vanda says that “yoga should bring freedom to the body, all the freedom it needs.”  This method continues to take me deeper into my body and allows me to do the things I enjoy such as gardening, golfing and skiing.  Yoga can take me to a place of stillness and calm and yet revive me with vitality and energy.  It is a wonderfully nourishing experience.

I love teaching, and began 25 years ago teaching fitness and aqua classes.  I continue to teach aqua classes at the Otonabee Inn as well as my yoga classes at Inner Quiet.  As I work with those in difficult or older bodies, I find Vanda’s gentle approach is much appreciated by my students.

My yoga teacher training was completed in 2004 with Irene Beer at Namaste International – a 500 hour certification.  I later became the owner of The Humanistic Yoga Centre created by Irene Beer, fulfilling the role of both teacher and owner for 10 years.  During that time I suffered the loss of my mother and my spouse, yet the groundedness of my yoga practice allowed me to approach these experiences with acceptance, courage, gratitude and grace – as well as a sense of humour.  Yoga has been the foundation of my life, and has strengthened my spiritual muscle.  I endeavour to share these gifts in my classes.

In March of 2013 I sold the business to Anne Ryan, which allowed me to renew my focus and enjoyment of my role as teacher – that which I have always loved best.  I am so happy to continue teaching, and I look forward to welcoming all students – past, current and new – to Inner Quiet Yoga.


Rebecca Padgett – RYT 200

Rebecca is certified as a registered Yoga teacher (200hr), having graduated from the IYT-YTT program at Inner Quiet Yoga. She has found yoga to be an excellent practice to re-center the mind and body and minimize stress, using meditation, supported postures, and gentle focused movements. She has her Reiki level 2 and a background as a visual artist. She has attended a variety of workshops on intuitive painting in Haliburton, Ontario and Taos, New Mexico. Rebecca lives in the country where she paints the magical and unseen. She is eager to teach and loves to hold space for others.


Sarah McCann Held – RYT 200

Sarah is a graduate of the IYT-YTT program at Inner Quiet and a registered Yoga Teacher (200hr). Yoga has been a constant in her life since she began practicing at the age of 13. For Sarah, yoga is a way to tune in to the body and bring peace, stillness and balance to a very busy life. She enjoys the flow and creativity that comes with practicing and teaching yoga. She loves that yoga is accessible to all people in all bodies and is a gentle way to care for ourselves. Sarah lives in the country with her two rambunctious sons, husband and golden retriever Dalilah. She is excited to be guiding others in their own yoga journeys.