Mum to Zachary and Leela, yoga teacher, birth doula and childbirth educator, Thea Mistry is passionate about supporting women as they rise to the challenges of pregnancy, birth and motherhood. She opened amma yoga, a family-focused studio near downtown Kitchener in March 2016. Before moving to Kitchener from Toronto in the Fall of 2014, she worked primarily withToronto Yoga Mamas, Baby & Me Fitness, and bebo mia, teaching prenatal yoga and birth preparation, mama and baby yoga and vinyasa flow, facilitating a mama group and supporting women through labour. Her yoga classes flirt with the boundary between challenging and nurturing in a fun and accessible flow that connects movement to breath. She engages yoga as a tool to still the mind and open the heart. She loves witnessing friendships taking root in class and creating a space where people can find solidarity in shared experiences.