“Yoga inspires me to grow and change. I want to share my experience and yoga practice with children to help strengthen their bodies, empower their minds and nourish their souls.”
Youanne is the owner of Little Yogis Academy Oakville, which began in Summer 2022. She enjoys yoga so much that she will be completing her 200-hour yoga teacher training later in the year in Bali, Indonesia.
Youanne is also a Registered Nurse for 17 years, having received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) in Ontario.
Her love for children’s yoga begins when her then 4 year-old daughter started practicing yoga with her. Youanne combined yoga and storytelling as a part of weekend family activities. On several occasions, Youanne observed her daughter was able to self-guide herself through breathwork and body movement to deal with big stressors and emotions. With this pleasant discovery, Youanne believes the importance of introducing yoga to children. She wants to share the gift of yoga and help young minds to find ways to cope with their feelings, to improve their mental wellbeing and to strengthen the mind-body connection.
When not practicing yoga, Youanne enjoys traveling with her family and spending time with her friends trying out new restaurants.