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Leonor Mowry is a Yoga Therapist and Reiki Master, and the owner of Village Yoga. She teaches group and private lessons, and specializes in helping people relieve chronic pain with Therapeutic Yoga. Her career highlights include:

  • creating and hosting yoga-inspired tv show A Brand New Day on Rogers TV (5 years)

  • co-authoring therapeutic yoga book "Advancing Your Yoga Practice: The Art of Slowing Down"

  • creating and facilitating the therapeutic yoga program for Rethink Breast Cancer's wellness retreats (7 years)

  • creating and recording The Voice of Relaxation, Volume 1, guided meditations for stress relief

  • stretch and yoga facilitator for the Toronto Trails Festival and Ontario Walks (10 years)

  • ongoing contributor of expertise and articles for tv, websites, publications and events

  • 2 time lululemon ambassador

"You have a body, you have a mind, you have a spirit...all need to be nurtured". 

Leonor cherishes the nurture of body, mind and spirit every day of her life. She learned her lessons the hard way. Growing up in a highly dysfunctional household, Leonor was plagued by physical and emotional pain: severe anxiety and depression, bulimia and migraines.

Today Leonor enjoys good health and an overall sense of wellbeing; a life that she once thought an impossible dream. Her transformation began in 1996 when she uncovered a new way of being with Taoism. In practicing Taoism by consciously applying its timeless, simple wisdom to her way of thinking and behaving, Leonor immediately and increasingly noticed positive changes and a growing sense of meaning and calm in her life. Two years later she took her first yoga class and experienced a sense of inner peace and present moment awareness unlike anything she had ever felt before. She knew that she had found yet another important practice in which to cultivate the qualities of compassion, simplicity and patience that she was growing to revere. Gradually, Leonor became less anxious, more confident and better able to handle life and relationships.

In 2001, driven by a desire to deepen her knowledge, Leonor left the corporate world to attend Don and Amba Stapleton's Interdisciplinary Yoga Teacher Training at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies. She learned about all aspects of yoga, and perhaps most importantly, how to authentically teach classes from her own experience. She also studied yoga philosophy and confirmed what she had long suspected: yoga philosophy and her much loved, now indispensable Taoism were almost exactly the same. 

Leonor was determined to direct her new life values into her vocation and has never looked back. With her passion for yoga and therapeutic movement and her ongoing commitment to personal growth, she enjoys, lives and teaches a balanced, fulfilled and happy life.


"Practicing Yoga and Eastern Philsosophy has taught me how to be; how to manage my mind and overcome physical and mental pain", says Leonor, "Best of all, I learned to uncover the joy and connection that lie within us all. I know that if I can do it, anybody can. I teach them how."

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