Teacher BIO’s

We are thrilled to announce our four incredible teachers who will be leading participants through the scheduled practices. Each teacher will be guiding guests through an individual session and are listed bellow in sequential order.

Carla La Marca

Carla completed her yoga teacher training at Downward Dog Yoga Centre in 2010 under the guidance of Diane Bruni and Ron Reid. Carla approaches yoga from a methodical perspective as she firmly believes it is a life long practice. She is not bound by one style of yoga but rather draws inspiration from many variations. Carla is eternally humbled by the practice and its illimitable pathways. Always a student herself, Carla continues to study, explore and share the magic of yoga with those around her.



Jackie Quinell

Moksha Yoga Instructor, Studio Director/Owner of Moksha Yoga Maple & Lululemon Ambassador

Becoming a Moksha yoga instructor was a natural progression for Jackie to share something she was passionate about with those around her. In August 2008, she made the decision to leave her job in Television Broadcasting and pursue her passion for yoga full time. She hasn’t looked back since!

Since completing the Moksha Yoga teacher training in Kerala, India in March 2009, Jackie has found a new appreciation for those around her and herself. Since then she has done workshops with Seane Corn, Natasha Rizopoulos, Baron Baptiste, YuMee Chung and more. In November 2010 she completed the Moksha Yoga Level 2 training in Costa Rica, in December 2011, the Moksha Flow training in Halifax and as of April 2013 she became a Lululemon Ambassador. She would like to further her studies in other styles of yoga such as Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga, Jivamukti, Prenatal, Restorative and Yin Yoga. In Jackie’s mind the possibilities in life are endless.

Jackie is probably one of the most organized people you will ever meet. Although without her notebook, calendars, and post-it notes, she would be lost. She is friendly, generous and always laughing. Jackie has a warm, loving heart and is known amongst her friends as the "mom" because she is always looking out for everyone else. Following in the traits of her Cancer horoscope, she is usually guided by her emotions in any decision she makes. Becoming a yoga instructor was a natural progression for Jackie to share something she was passionate about with those around her.

Since completing the Moksha Yoga teacher training in Kerala, India in March 2009, Jackie has found a new appreciation for those around her and herself. Since then she has done workshops with Seane Corn, Natasha Rizopoulos, Baron Baptiste, YuMee Chung and more. In November 2010 she completed the Moksha Yoga Level 2 training in Costa Rica and in December 2011, the Moksha Flow training in Halifax. She led a yoga retreat in Nicaragua in November 2013 with two other fabulous instructors and will be leading another one in March 2013. She would also like to further her studies in other styles of yoga such as Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga, Jivamukti, Prenatal, Restorative and Yin Yoga. Jackie is a Lululemon Ambassador and most recently was excited to find out that her yoga studio, Moksha Yoga Maple, won the Top Choice Award for the Top Yoga Studio of 2014 in Vaughan.

"It truly is an amazing and beautiful thing to be connected to so many incredible teachers and students through yoga. Every time you talk about yoga, its hard not to find the corners of your mouth turn up into a smile. Live and learn. Be thankful for the simplest things in life. Breathe in, and breathe out. Namaste."



Ella Isakov

Ella Isakov discovered yoga over a decade ago while living in Japan, and has taught yoga for over 7 years. Ella feels that yoga found her and is grateful for the beautiful gifts she continuously discovers on her journey. Her passion and purpose in life has always been to inspire others to uncover their inner knowing and light within. Ella provides a warm and attentive environment, giving special attention to individual needs and challenging students to go deeper, integrating breath and allowing for a greater connection to body, mind and spirit. Ella established Prana Retreats and Stellar Kids Yoga, and is a published author. Find out more about Ella at www.ellaisakov.com