Francesca ter Poorten
Master Yoga Teacher & Life Coach
Francesca is the owner of Essential Yoga Studio in Fernie, BC. She has been teaching yoga for over 20 years and has immersed herself in the anatomy, spirituality and philosophy of yoga.
She teaches a blend of yoga that reflects her Ashtanga roots, her passion for flow and the creative process as well as her understanding of how necessary creating a quiet space in our practices and our lives can be. She has studied with and been influenced by Sri Pattabhi Jois, Shiva Rea and other incredible teachers.
Her style of yoga brings the discipline of Ashtanga Yoga with the creativity and meditative aspects of body movement and the breath.
Francesca started yoga as an inflexible athlete. After her first class, she was hooked-yoga made the body feel fantastic and settled the highly busy mind. Since then, she has dedicated her life to helping students of all levels find the transformative benefits of a consistent yoga practice.
Francesca is also a Life Coach with a focus on Wellness for mind, and body as well as a passion for Grief Coaching. She sees that coaching is the fastest, most dynamic way to let go of obstacles that prevent us from moving forward.
Francesca is an E-RYT with Yoga Alliance and has Senior Teacher status through Yoga BC.
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