Important and Exciting News

As of May 1, 2017, Downtown Yoga Studio will be the new home of
H’OM Wellness Centre.

Hello Everyone,
I am excited to let you all know that The Downtown Yoga Studio will be owned and operated by new people. This news of course comes with mixed feelings. Being a part of this commumity for over fifteen years has been my home away from home and my life. I feel like our students and Teachers are like family. This is why after many months, I feel very comfortable with the plans the new owners have in mind for the Studio. It is important to me that our teachers have the option to continue teaching with the new owners as well as all of your memberships are honoured. I also wanted to make sure that I could still teach at H'om. As of May 1st the new owners will be stepping into our space, sharing their love of yoga and wellness with you. Everyone will have the opportunity to take advantage of their introductory special. More info will be given within the next two weeks on specials and the new schedule. Just know and trust that we want this to be a very smooth transition. Our goal is to keep our members and teachers happy.
This change of ownership will allow me to focus more of my attention towards private classes, courses and trainings with more people around the community and abroad. I did not want to close the studio and believe that it will continue to be a place for all of our current members and many more new members to enjoy.

Thank you everyone, our TEACHERS and STUDENTS for your many years of support, encouragement, friendship and of course for trusting us with your Yoga Practice. You will always be a part of my growth and I am grateful.

Here is a little more info on who will be the new owners:

H'OM is where the heart is, nourishing the mind, body and soul in a H’OM away from home!

This new group of Owners brings value, energy and enthusiasm from a long walk of yogic practice and certifiable teachings.

Lisa Mitchell (Schneider) was born and raised in Windsor, she is married to her best friend Daniel Mitchell and together they will soon have two sons , Owen 11, Kai (Due in April)and a golden doodle fur baby Yogi . Lisa has been a first responder in the Chrysler Fire and Security department since 1999, and has taught fitness classes and yoga for 7 years. Lisa has studied Yoga in many cities and countries across the world and has obtained CYA-E-RYT 500 hour Hatha, 100 hour Flow, 50 hour Vinyasa, 200 hour Yoga Therapy, Prenatal Yoga and Les Mills certifications. Lisa has also completed her diploma in Aromatherapy, Holistic Nutrition and is working on an Herbalist diploma.

Jadell Wiens was born and raised in Kelowna, B.C. where she lived until her early 20’s leading an active, health conscious, vegetarian lifestyle. She spent the second decade of her life moving around and exploring Western Canada trying to get a feel for who she is, and after spending some time as a Certified Dental Assistant she moved to Windsor to pursue her dream of going to Massage Therapy School. During this 2 years of schooling she rediscovered a daily workout routing and it was at this time that she also took up long distance running. Not long after graduating, while going through a difficult time with her family and looking for some peace of mind, she found the practice of yoga. This filled a void mentally and spiritually and is still an extremely important part of her life. Yoga has also played a big part in helping to improve her running ability with increased flexibility and lung capacity. Jadell is very passionate about nutrition and a firm believer that healing begins from the inside out. After opening H’OM Wellness Centre Inc. she is planning on expanding her knowledge and scope of practice by taking more training in the mind/body wellness industry. Jadell has been a practicing Registered Massage Therapist for 8 years and has built up an extensive clientele and successful business/practice. She has been a resident of Windsor since 2006 during which she has spent a great deal of time exploring and discovering the area. She definitely has come to call Windsor home and now
lives here with her boyfriend/partner, Dan Bezaire, and three cats.

Dan Mitchell is married to his best friend Lisa Mitchell, born and raised in Windsor where he and his family reside. Dan has a son named Owen that’s 11, and he and his lovely wife are expecting a boy named Kai in April of 2017. Dan’s practice began two years ago and his practiced allowed him to connect with his inner self more deeply than he expected. During Dan's self-realization he strived to better his knowledge about health and decided to re-enter the educational world where he will soon obtain his certification in Healthy Eating and Weight Loss. Dan will utilize his knowledge during H’OM workshops pertaining to healthy lifestyles. Dan is an active member of the environment, and has worked in water and waste water for 18 years where his duties also include managing day to day operations as well as financials of his department. Dan is passionate about the environment and has implemented environmental awareness programs throughout the county. He is a member of many environmental committees and his desire is to protect and sustain our planet thru green activities by reducing, recycling and reusing.

Dan Bezaire grew up in Windsor, Ontario where her went to F.J. Brennan Catholic High School. After graduating he continued his education by attending St. Clair College taking the plumbing program. After completing this he also challenged the Steamfitter Certification Exam and has been working in the Trade for 20 years. After having to travel a lot for work he began to develop anxiety issues which brought him to his first yoga class at Central Fitness. It was while taking these classes that his anxiety began to decrease and he started to discover a connection with his mind, body, and breath. Eventually he moved beyond what the classes at the gym had to offer and it was suggested that he try the Downtown Yoga Studio to advance his practice. He has since expanded to try many studios in many cities, including Los Angles, California, where he took his yoga teacher training through Moksha Yoga in 2013. He continued with his teaching journey by travelling to New York City the following year to take his Flow training. Dan thoroughly enjoys teaching and is very happy that the Universe has now taken him full circle and has brought him back to the Downtown Yoga Studio in which he will now call H’OM. Dan has two kids, Mya and Jonas, and lives with his girlfriend/partner, Jadell Wiens and three cats.

ALSO joining the H’OM team is
Lisa LaPensee, 44 years old, born and raised in Windsor. She has been employed in various roles within health care for over 25 years, with the last 10 years spent as an Emergency Room Trauma Nurse at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. She has been a practicing yogi for over 15 years. She was formally trained as a yoga instructor under Sri Dharma Mittra out of New York and has recently received her Yoga Therapy Training in India. She also has numerous other yoga training certifications from prestigious yogis around North America and completed an Ashtanga training in Bali. Her passion for yoga is ever present, both on and off the mat. When she does have a moment or two to spare, she chooses to spend them with her husband, Chris. Lisa has many philosophies that guide her practice, but when pressed for just one to live by her response is always, “it’s just yoga!!”

For more information of H'OM Wellness Centre, please visit us at;
Location: 315 Pelissier, Windsor Ontario