Francesca Ter Poorten
The owner of Essential Yoga Studio, Francesca teaches a unique style of yoga that reflects her 25 years of learning and practicing. Initially, she started as an inflexible athlete but was hooked after her first yoga class, allowing the body to feel fantastic while simultaneously settling the mind and finding peace.
Francesca studied at Ashtanga Yoga in Mysore with Pattabhi Jois, Shiva Rea and is currently working on her yoga therapeutics certification. She has her Aerial Training with Unnata as well as her Critical Alignment Certification with Gert Van Leeuwen. Her teaching style has embodied this training and incorporates a combination of strength, grace and compassion. In addition, she has a deeply intuitive sense of the transformational properties of yoga - physically, psychologically, philosophically, and spiritually. Francesca has also studied Buddhism and has a certificate in life coaching. With these tools, she has helped students of all levels find the transformative benefits of a consistent yoga practice.
Francesca is an E-RYT 200, E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance and has Senior Teacher status through Yoga BC. Find out more about Francesca on her website.