Meet Tiina and friends…

Tiina Kivinen

Tiina has been teaching yoga for over 18 years and offers classes in Peterborough Ontario and Nosara Costa Rica. Tiina is the founder of  Living Yoga 200 hr training, Peterborough Living Yoga, and Moon to Moon Restorative Yoga Teacher Training. She is a mentor and staff of Transformational Sleep Yoga Nidra Teacher Training with Ally Boothroyd, and has been involved in other professional yoga trainings, such as assistant director of Let Your Yoga Dance Teacher Training in Nosara Costa Rica, and faculty for teacher trainings at Kripalu Centre for Yoga and Health and Nosara Yoga Institute.

Tiina also offers Counselling Hypnotherapy online, which you can book here. Tiina is currently pursuing a Masters’s in Counselling Psychology.

Follow Tiina’s Youtube Channel here.

She offers creative, flowing, prayerful, and prana infused yoga that tunes us into our divine nature. With emphasis on the deeper practices of yoga, her classes inspire a connection to the wisdom of prana (life force) and a deep honouring of inner wisdom and the experience of the present moment. Tiina has offered nourishing, deepening, spirit-filled yoga retreats in Costa Rica and Ontario.

Tiina was raised in the wilderness of Lappe Ontario and grew up in Thunder Bay involved in young women’s empowerment, social and environmental activism, and community involvement. She was honoured to receive the Citizen of Exceptional Achievement Award in 2001 and the Governer General’s Award for Community Involvement. Tiina completed a degree in Woman Studies and Cultural Studies from Trent University as well as a diploma in Expressive Arts from Fleming College. She enjoys homesteading, is passionate about off-grid living and simplicity, and she really loves her dogs Breeze and Liila and partner Trent.

Training Background

– 500 + hr Professional Level Certified Yoga Teacher through Nosara Yoga Institute – 1000 hr track
– Trauma Sensitivity for Yoga Teachers with Wavelengths Yoga
-25 Hr Essential Nature Restorative Yoga Training with Jane Fryer, Nosara Yoga Institute
– Prenatal Yoga through Blooma Prenatal Yoga
– 200hr Classical Ashtanga Hatha Certified Yoga Teacher through Salt Spring Centre of Yoga
– Certified Pranassage Practitioner with Nosara Yoga Institute
– Certified Let Your Yoga Dance Teacher and former assistant director of training
– Yoga Trance Dance Instructor trained by Shiva Rae
– Thai Yoga Body Work with Michale Sitzer
– Fusion Massage with Tamara Pereira
– Resident Hypnotherapist with Orca Institute
-Yoga Nidra Teacher, trained by ShivaShakti School of Yoga
– Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher, trained by ShivaShakti School of Yoga
-Pranayama and Meditation Teacher, , trained by ShivaShakti School of Yoga


Our Living Yoga Community

sashaSasha Lambrinos

Sasha graduated from Kripalu School of Yoga in 2010, which indirectly lead her to a year of traveling to visit many countries and continents. Upon returning Canada she began guiding yoga classes, and has been doing so ever since. For over a decade she has been dedicated to the practice of yoga, on and off the mat. She has studied many traditions, and focuses on keeping her classes informative and accessible.

For the past 10 years, Sasha has worked closely with Tiina Kivinen, exploring the wisdom of yoga both personally and professionally. On occasion Sasha shares her love of music through the yogic tradition of mantra singing and meditation. Sasha lives on a rural property outside of Lakefield with her husband Carsten and son’s Arjuna (named after a peaceful warrior in the Bhagavad Gita), and Joshua, where they run a Bed&Breakfast Sasha is currently teaching Yoga in Lakefield with Tiina Kivinen.

Lauretta Dunford

Laura is a 200 Hour Registered Yoga instructor, Second Degree Reiki Practitioner and founder of her small business Sweet Flowering Yoga & Wellness. Born in Peterborough, Laura later moved to the surrounding city of Kawartha Lakes to pursue post secondary education in the environmental field.  With a passion for environmental protection, she studied Ecosystem Management at Fleming College.  She then moved back to Peterborough to study Natural Resource Sciences at Trent University.  It was there that she began a regular yoga practice (sadhana). She was first drawn to the physical benefits of yoga, but quickly noticed benefits in the deeper layers of herself (maya koshas).  Yoga became something much more meaningful and spiritual for her. Laura’s love of yoga began to lead her to specialized workshops and retreats and eventually to Yoga Teacher Training.  In December of 2014, Laura graduated from the Amrita Living Yoga 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training and has been teaching in the community ever since! Since graduation, Laura has taken courses to study prenatal and restorative yoga and has received her Level I and Level II Reiki Certifications. She feels that yoga is something that can build community and unite people from all walks of life.  She loves sharing her ever-evolving practice with the Peterborough Living Yoga community, and to join fellow yogini’s and yogi’s in their practice!


Fraser grew up in Toronto, Canada and worked for many years as a youth worker, writer/performing artist, and teacher.

He has sat with people from all walks of life and witnessed a transformational power enliven these encounters. Inspired by the joy inherent in helping others discover their true nature and curious to deepen his own discovery, he has studied with masters in hatha yoga, bhakti yoga, self-inquiry, and tai chi traditions. This brought him to the feet of his beloved teacher, Sri Mooji.

Prior to meeting Mooji, at the request of his bhakti yoga teacher, Fraser began leading regular Kirtans, and meditations, as well as Bhagavad Gita classes. Since this time, he continues to provide spiritual counselling to a variety of students, to which he intuitively tailor his guidance. He draws upon his many years of study and exploration and works with the interest of whomever he is working with to find a practice or line of inquiry that is alive and relevant.

In addition to being an Ontario certified teacher and award-winning writer and performance artist, he has completed a mindfulness certification with University of Toronto, 180 hour AYT, 200 hour RYT, as well as Reiki 2 and Chakra healing.

Fraser and Tiina offer Heart of Practice Retreat annually.

Ally Boothroydally

Ally is founder of Sarovara Yoga in Bobcaygeon, and co-facilitator of the Living Yoga 200 hr yoga teacher training program, along with Tiina Kivinen. She studied under Randal Williams of the Kripalu Centre for Yoga and Health for her 200 hour training. In her classes she loves to bring awareness to the physical sensations, emotions, and thoughts that arise throughout the practice to create a ‘meditation in motion’ style of yoga. She is particularly interested in the Eight Limbs of yoga and yoga philosophy and seeks to deepen her students’ yoga practices both on and off the mat.



Angella Windrem

picofangAngella Windrem was born and and spent most of her childhood in Northern Ontario. This is where she attributes the cultivation of her profound love of nature. Pristine freshwater lakes and magnificent forests were her playgrounds. She currently resides in a small apartment above her electric bike shop that she and her husband own and operate in downtown Peterborough.

Green Street has been a labor of love for these two, as they continue to service the area with alternative transportation. They are happily learning new skills in rooftop gardening as they work at greening up their tiny, urban home and business.

Angella has recently taken her 15 year personal yoga practice to new heights by completing the  Amirita 200 hr. Yoga teacher training certification. It is Angella’s sincerest desire to share her love for yoga with all, and enjoys weaving wisdom teachings and mindfulness into her gently paced classes. You may also notice elements of plant medicine and bodywork finding their way into her classes as she draws upon her 28 years as a holistic aesthetician and energy worker. Angella loves how the yogic philosophy is in perfect alignment with her own earth conscious and heart centered sensibilities.