Hi! I'm Estelle:
Maman , Painter & Yoga Teacher.
I was born and raised in Québec. But for now, i proudly call Cow Bay, Nova Scotia home. I teach art & yoga privately, in studios, centres and schools of the Halifax Region. I am well-versed in Prenatal and Postnatal yoga care. My 'BABIES' and 'BELLIES' yoga classes are sought out by mom all-over. Internationally, i have taught in France, Hawaii and next year, Costa Rica.
I have combined 20 + years of painting and yoga experience to infuse my teaching with profound and unique integration of body, mind and breath. My teaching is known to be "bigger than life" (because life is big, people!) whilst at the same time infused with the sacred, beautiful and wild. I have made it my mission for you to experience yoga and art as a way to unleash the freedom and joy within. I believes that through art & yoga you can tap into your own magic.
On most days you can find this fairy perched in my home art studio or teaching yoga in the city . That's if am not running after my 6 years old son Isaiah and surfer-loving husband Scott.
1995-1997 Ecole de Danse du Quebec 1997-1999 Professional Theatre Training (Movement, Improv, Dance) 2005 200 hr Synergy Hot Yoga Teacher’s Training in California with Peri Ness DeFay . 2010 Moksha Yoga Toronto ( in total 500 hrs) . 2011 Pre-Natal Teacher Training at TAYS 2012 Moksha Flow Teachers Training 2013, 2014, 2015 Wanderlust MT & Hawaii 2016, Elena Brower's Teacher Enhancement Module. 2017 Advanced Teachers Training in Yoga Psychology with Ashley Turner
1993 I am self-taught ! 2014- 2017 Whitney Freya Creatively Fit Program, long-time creative mentor.
1999 Collegiate diploma in Professional Theatre (Acting), 2007 Bachelors in Psychology 2010 Masters in Counselling Psychology 2012.
My art studio is my all-time favourite place in the whole world. This is were I create! I believe you were born to create and it's your right to make beautiful things. My paintings are inspired by yoga, nature (flowers, alot of them!), ocean & many abstract themes.
My paintings are proudly displayed at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Shanti Hot Yoga in (Halifax, Dartmouth & Bedford), Bhavana Yoga Boutique, Sattva Boutique, Lady Luck, Lola & Odin in Halifax and KEPT shop in Dartmouth.
I am passionate about teaching others how to harvest a creative life and lead many PAINT NIGHTS.
View my ART fall schedule HERE.
I have always had deep a interest for physical and mental health. In Quebec, I started figure skating at 3 ( but maybe that's a cultural thing!!) . I believe that yoga is for everyone &and accessible to all. Yoga has been my own love story and the best investment i have ever made.
I believe that through the practice of mindfulness, we can appreciate the little and big moments and heck(!) , even celebrate them. Through the practice of showing up on our mats, over and over again, we change our life for the best. The power of yoga & its magic never ceases to amaze me!
View my YOGA winter schedule HERE.
The Grief Project
In September 2014, at the tender age of two, my second son-Thomas Knox Thomson- passed away leaving an unexpected legacy behind. One of fierce love, bold life & freedom of it all. I has been writing about my grief journey hoping it will help others live in the present moment & find there true calling.
"Thank you Tommy for touching my human feelings to its rawest bone. Thank you for being a brilliant teacher of this complexity called life . Thank you for showing me how you lived it, fully & fearlessly."