Shannon Falconi B.A,. B.Ed.
Founder of Global Groove
Certified Fitness & Dance Instructor
Shannon of Global Groove has been dancing from a young age and has traveled and lived internationally in Asia, Central America, and the United States, studying different cultural styles of dance, such as Bollywood (India), Latin Rhytms (South America), African, Belly Dancing, and Circus Performing Arts, with the goal of creating Artistic Global Dancers.
The Performance Arts have always been a deep passion of hers, as she now has been operating Global Groove, Creative Dance & Movement for 5 years. Being a School Teacher has enabled her to collaborate with Educators, public, and private schools, to facilitate Dance and the Arts Curriculum from Pre- School to University in her home community, nationally and internationally. Shannon also holds wellness retreats locally and abroad. The most recent retreat was held in Nicaragua, which was co-facilitated with other health professionals.
Shannon's goal is to empower peoples' creativity through dance and music by providing a supportive space for everyBODY to connect with their authentic, artistic selves and to get their groove on.
Certified Yoga Instructor & Yoga Therapy (CYA),
Co-Founder of Ohana Yoga & Wellness Centre
Nicky’s path to wellness started in 1998, her body was shutting down, she felt helpless and “out of control”. As part of her “path to wellness” she embarked on the practice of yoga and other holistic modalities. Her wellness journey has changed her life and now the lives of many others, who are looking to “take charge” of their own health and wellness. Nicky is a self described “round body” and has been teaching yoga and other modalities for over 14 years. Her compassion and first hand understanding of what it feels like to be the first time student, in pain, stressed and feeling intimidated about “not fitting in” is the exact reason why Nicky’s desire to teach first ignited.
When working with Nicky she will share with you many proven techniques that have helped her and others move away from chronic pain & medication. Nicky has a unique teaching style that combines many different yoga and wellness therapies so that you will receive a class that will help you to heal and restore both your body & mind. Her private programs ignite your “inner pharmacy” and helps you to build a customized toolbox of wellness practices. So that you can then “take charge”. These tools complement your life, enabling you to live, healthier and happier.
Nicky teaches classes and workshops for many associations and businesses. Including the North Bay Regional Health Care Centre, North Bay and Area Aids Committee, North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit, Children’s Aid Society, the Retired Teachers Foundation of Nipissing, Callander Bay Dental Services and more. In 2011 Nicky’s passion for yoga, and compassion for all prompted Nicky to initiate a volunteer yoga program for patients in the mental health area of the North Bay Regional Health Centre, where she still teaches today.
If you suffer from, chronic pain, stress, anxiety, insomnia, mobility issues, arthritis, depression, fibromyalgia, cancer, grief, loss of life’s spark or just need to find a more balanced and healthier life, contact Nicky.
Nicky is available for private, semi-private, group yoga classes, personal coaching, programs, wellness talks and workshops at the studio or away.