Want To Be An Instructor?

Are you passionate about health, yoga and wellness?
Do you want to be part of a supportive community of like-minded people?
Do you long for an outlet to share your creativity and gifts ?
Are you committed, self-motivated, and interested in assisting others on a journey to wellness?
Contact us now for an audition!


Meet Our Instructors


Heather Jones

Owner / Director

– A certified yoga therapist and teacher with thousands of hours in certifications and more than 12 years teaching experience in:Therapeutic Yoga for a variety of special conditions, Power Yoga, Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Pre & Post Natal Yoga, Meditation, Yoga Nidra & Hot Yoga.
– Owner/Director of PlanetLoveCreations & The Village Yogi in Fonthill, ON – offering private and group classes.
– International Yoga Retreat Host.
– Reiki practitioner offering sessions for peace, relaxation & accelerated healing.
– Creator of PlanetLoveCreations aromatherapy oils & body/mind balancing products.

A Word From Heather

“I started practicing yoga in my early teens. Initially at a doctor’s suggestion following years of surgery, braces and therapy for a congenital spinal trauma. I didn’t really care for it at first, to be honest! But the results were immediate. It relieved pressure and pain from my back and legs and I instantly began to feel stronger. For most of my twenties I had a love/hate relationship with my yoga practice. But it’s something I have consistently gone back to again and again and has become a central core aspect of my life.

My training has included traditional Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga and various kinds of Restorative, PreNatal and Meditation training. A few years ago I completed my Yoga Therapist certification as well which has greatly enriched my life and my practice. I try to keep my classes creative and fun. I don’t teach the same way, every day, for every class or every person. All of my training has been very traditional. So my philosophy is about respecting the needs of each individual. Sure, yoga can be challenging. But laughter and light heartedness are just as important, in my opinion, as perfecting your Downward Dog.

To say that I have a passion for this work is an understatement. To this day I have not found anything as satisfying or as exciting as assisting people in uncovering their own strength and helping them to accept their own resiliency. We all have innate healing capabilities. Sometimes it’s just a matter of remembering that; and giving the body what it needs to function optimally. I’m always fascinated, and truly inspired, watching people transform! I’ve seen some remarkable things over the years… but most notably is the look on someone’s face, and the change in their body, when they begin to realize they are SO MUCH MORE than they’ve been giving themselves credit for! Yoga is truly amazing because there really is no end to the journey. It morphs and changes with us. And just when you think you’ve figured it all out – in comes a new challenge and a new awareness. It really is amazing! ”


Nadia Esposito

Yoga Instructor

– 2003 Nutrition and Wellness Specialist Can-Fit Pro
– 2003 Indian Head Massage
– 2003 Reiki Level One
– 2005 Ayurveda and Thai Yoga Therapy
– 2006 Radiant Child Yoga Teacher Training
– 2008 Ayurveda Spa Specialist
– 2010 Heaven on Earth Yoga Institute 200hr TT

A Word From Nadia

“Yoga has helped me through the most difficult and devastating times as well as the most joyous and happy ones. I know firsthand the power of the practice and am honoured to share it with others. Whatever your reason may be for coming to the mat; perhaps dealing with the stress of work, the challenges of being a new mom, preparing for birth our suffering a loss or pain; my intention for my classes is to offer a supportive practice that empowers each individual. As a busy mom with two boys (3 if you count my husband) I have found nothing more valuable than my yoga and meditation practice. Since 2006 I have enjoyed teaching yoga to children, adults, and seniors. I truly believe you are never to old or to young for yoga and have been blessed since my first born to be teaching Prenatal and Mom and Baby Yoga classes. My classes are a blend of Hatha, Kundalini and Vinyasa yoga.

Way back in the day (2002!!!) I began seriously attending yoga with Heather Jones. No amount of courses and trainings can compare to the knowledge and experience I have gained from my apprenticeship with her in those early days. A true mentor; Heather’s confidence in me and my ability to teach was greater than my own. Her encouragement gave me the confidence to begin teaching my own classes. For that I am eternally grateful.”


Linda Morinello

Yoga Instructor

– Integrative Nutrition Health Coach (2010)
– Certified Life Coach (2010)
– Program Leader with Wellspring Niagara (2011)
– Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner (2012)
– Reconnective Healing Foundational Practitioner (2013)

A Word From Linda

“I came to my yoga practice to heal after going through treatment for cancer. What I thought I wanted was to re-build muscle mass. What I found was so, so much more. In addition to gaining physical strength, it helped reduce the frequency of my migraines and low back pain that I had suffered from for years. More importantly, I found a sense of peace and grounding that was missing in my life at that time. Yoga was exactly what I needed and what I discovered is that yoga always gives me exactly what I need.

I trained in the classical style of Hatha. I design classes in a way that allows an easy flow within the body and the mind – both mindfulness and movement. I always tell people that whatever you need, you will find it on your mat. Whenever someone tells me of an issue they are having, the first question I always ask is “Have you tried yoga?”. It has helped me on many levels – physically, emotionally, spiritually – and I feel it is the perfect place for anyone to begin.

I came to Village Yogi to support a friend who wanted to ‘try’ yoga for the first time. I instantly resonated with Heather’s style and philosophy. I feel honoured to teach here and look forward to seeing you on your mat.”


Jessie El-Farram

Yoga Instructor

A Word From Jessie El-Farram

“My relationship with yoga began close to 20 years ago. With my exercise routine growing stale, I was looking for something new. That’s when I was first introduced to yoga and I immediately fell in love. I became stronger and healthier; physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

I am also an avid runner and cyclist. Yoga has been such a compliment to these activities. My body is able to heal faster, I can perform more efficiently, my breath is controlled, my body can hold better posture and my mind is able to stay focused and clear.

I have also turned to yoga during times of emotional stress. Ironically during a time when my life was most unsettled was the same time I decided to become a certified instructor. Those 200 hours of training were not only educational, but very therapeutic as well. Once I was certified I needed to share this gift with others, and began instructing immediately.

Yoga has introduced me to so many kind and wonderful people. For me, yoga is not just a physical practice, it’s an exchange of energy, connecting, and becoming one. ”

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"Yoga is the deepest most intimate experience I have ever discovered in myself. Blessings & much love."

"Wow! Where do i even begin?? Walking into The Village Yogi has been a life changing experience. The first time I did yoga, I cried. It was then that I…

"Whether it was at the bottom floor of a library, in a church hall, or in this beautiful yoga studio that Heather has called "The Village Yogi", she has helped…

"Everytime I practice I am taken by surprise at how the teacher speaks her truth - which is my truth. Thank you eternally!"

"I noticed that my knee doesn't crack every time I bend it anymore!"

"I love coming here! It has turned into my favourite day of the week (Monday!). I feel much better about my week after yoga."

"Yoga helps me feel calm and centered in my daily life."

"Heather has done so much for me, but the biggest so far is that she has taught me to be calm and grounded. That, alone, has helped me with all…

"With Heather's yoga practice I find she relieves stress, anxiety , and the overwhelming feelings I often have in every class I go to. It helps to release the past…

"Coming to The Village Yogi resets everything for me - mind, body, focus. When I leave I start again with a clean slate. The instructors are encouraging and positive and the…

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The Village Yogi
1419 Pelham St (lower)
Fonthill, ON

Tel: 905.327.8836

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