MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS

At Quite A Stretch we are proud to offer a dynamic team of instructors who deliver diverse classes.

Each teacher has a unique gift in the way that they blend their diverse training, life experiences, and perspective to create engaging, accessible, and inclusive Fitness, Zumba and Yoga classes.  

Our teachers are fully trained to ensure the highest quality and safest experience.

Sheilah Laffan, RYT 500

Founder Quite A Stretch Yoga & Zumba®

 

Sheilah Laffan has a passion for wellness and healthy living. She is a knowledgeable certified group fitness instructor and personal trainer, who promotes a safe, accessible, inclusive fun workout environment. Sheilah believes strongly in reaching optimal fitness and well-being at any age and uses an integrated mind-body-spirit approach to do so.  

She has actively taught and is a Zumba® Network Instructor since 2010. She is licensed to teach Zumba®,  Zumba® Toning, Zumba® Gold, Sentao® and Strong by Zumba.  

Certificated as a Seniors Fitness Instructor, training with Western University, Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging.

Sheilah has successfully completed 500 Hours of Yoga Teacher Training with Yogafit® Canada and is an Accessible Yoga Ambassador since 2018. Sheilah is specialized in teaching Accessible Yoga for ALL populations including ADD/ADHD and the Autism Spectrum and she actively volunteers with marginalized populations.

Due to her own battles with Stage 4 Cancer followed by a Stroke ,she experienced PTSD. As such, she specialized in Yogafit® for Warriors®, a 140 hours trauma-sensitive yoga for Adults and 100 hour trauma informed yoga for Children. She uses yoga as a tool to safely support client awareness of sensations, and to help reintegration back into t heir own body. Promoting healing from the bottom up.  Sheilah has designed a 10 week Yoga Warrior Programs for persons touched by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety, Addiction, High Stress and Trauma. NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY.

As a life long learner, she continues to expand her professional portfolio and holds the following Yoga training certificates:

100 hour Ayurveda Wellness Coach 

140 hour Yoga Warriors (Trauma Informed/Mental Health)

100 hour Warrior Kids (Trauma Informed/Mental Health)

100 hour Yoga for Active Older Adults

100 hours Yoga for Holistic Whole Body Health 

100 hours Yoga for Wellness 

Level 1 - Love Your Brain Yoga for Acquired & Traumatic Brain Injury Certified

Sheilah Laffan, is an active Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of a yoga teacher training with a Registered Yoga School (RYS). 

Holds an active membership with the International Association of Yoga Therapist (IAYT)

Founder of Quite A Stretch Yoga School, 200 Hour Toga Teacher Training

Sheilah has over 950 hours of Continuing Education in Yoga - Sept 1, 2020

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Alicia Alexandra

Zumba® Instructor

Hi, my name is Alicia and I'm your Zumba® instructor! Both as a student and as an instructor, Zumba® has changed my life! It has brought me health and happiness, but more importantly, it has brought me a loving and accepting community that feels like family, and I hope that's what you'll find in my class! Outside the studio, I'm in currently enrolled in teacher's college studying to be a high school French teacher, and I'm also the competitive cheerleading coach at a local high school!

Melissa Lamb

Danze Beatz Instructor

All it takes is 20 seconds of INSANE courage to walk through that door and I promise you, you won't regret it! Question.....What do you get when you add sexy + sweaty? My name is Melissa but in the crazy DANZE BEATZ world my friends call me Melly! 6 years ago my whole world changed. Nothing was what it once was and neither was I. Over the years I have grown as a person, as a mother (of 2 children, 15 and 11) and as a wife! I have a crazy love for everything fitness dance related! Known for my hysterical and contagious laugh and for donning 2 different shoes (YES on purpose), I try to bring my passion to you on the DANZE BEATZ floor! No matter what your fitness level is, or what size you may be or if you think you have 2 left feet, DANZE BEATZ will leave you feeling AMAZING! It takes 4 weeks for YOU to see your body changing. 8 weeks for your friends and family and 12 weeks for the rest of the world!!! So what are you waiting for? Answer.....LET'S GET SWEAXY!

Patricia Lopez de Vloothuis

Yoga & Zumba® Instructor

My name is Patricia (Lopez de Vloothuis) and I am originally from Mexico. I've been living in Canada since 1990. I am an ESL teacher by profession and a Fitness Instructor for the love of life. Zumba® is my passion. I have been in the Zumba® world since 2011 & member of the Zumba Instructor Network for 5 years. I am certified to teach Aquafit, Yoga, Zumba® Gold, Aqua Zumba, Zumba® Sentao, Strong by Zumba®, Plate by Zumba® & Zumbini®.

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