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
60 hours Yoga Nidra Training
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 Yoga Teacher Training
Sheilah has over 1,400 hours of Continuing Education in Yoga - Dec 1, 2020