Who We Are
At Bend City Yoga we offer a variety of classes to suit our students needs at our studio in the heart of Downtown Moncton, New Brunswick. Whether your just starting to explore the world of yoga, or an experienced practitioner we have something for you. Our instructors provide basic posture breakdowns for students as well as options to advance for yogis looking to deepen their practice.
Gail Collins | Instructor, Owner
Gail started her yoga journey while living in Vancouver, BC in 2009. After trying her first Bikram class, she was instantly hooked!
After a few years practicing Bikram yoga in Vancouver she moved back to Moncton to be closer to family. She started practicing on a daily basis and loved the wide range of styles and free flowing classes that yoga offered. After practicing for a few years and taking extra workshops Gail's interest peaked and she finally decided to get certified. She travelled to Koh Samui, Thailand to obtain her 200 RYS Hot Teacher Training certificate through Absolute Yoga Academy.
"It's so rewarding to see others benefit through their practice. Yoga has changed my life in so many positive ways and I can only hope to pass that same joy onto others."
Josette | Instructor
Josette is from a fitness background and has been a fitness instructor for over 12 years. She was first introduced to yoga by a friend, and started practicing more seriously in 2012 and found that the more frequently she attended classes, the more she yearned for something deeper out of her practice. After receiving her 200 hrs certification from Yoga Inc. in May of 2015, Josette went on to teach Hatha style yoga with special interests in basic alignment and yoga assists. She hopes for students to leave her classes feeling deeply connected to their bodies, and most of all – Alive!
Kristine | Instructor
Our resident tekkie, Kristine initially started her yoga practice in 2001 to help calm the mind, to cope with stress, and help with sports injuries. After being sidelined by a motorcycle accident in late 2013, she realized that she needed to start a new chapter in her life, and was drawn even more intensely to yoga. Having been on and off the mat for the over ten years, and with experience in teaching various sports, yoga seemed like a natural choice, and a perfect opportunity to help others.
Kristine completed her 220 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in May 2015 with Ruth Richman of Yoga Ink, and her 100 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training in August 2015 with Stephanie Calhoun of Satori Yoga. She has also completed both Levels 1 & 2 of Thai Yoga Massage with Lotus Palm in Montreal, as well as Child Play Yoga with Gurudass Kaur, and Barre Training with Brittany Lavigne of Barre Essentials.
Tracy | Instructor
Tracy began practicing yoga in the early 2000s to supplement her exercise regime. An avid runner at the time, she struggled with injuries and discovered yoga helped immensely. In fact, the more she did yoga, the stronger she became. An added benefit to her regular yoga practice was an improvement in her overall well-being. She eventually grew into a yogi who runs, as opposed to a runner who does yoga. Tracy’s love of yoga persisted over the years until finally in 2014, she enrolled in a YTT training program with Yoga Ink (PEI) where she graduated with a 220HR certification. She has experience teaching Hatha, Hot Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga and Hiit Training.
Tracy is excited to continue teaching with Gail and the other instructors at Bend City Yoga. She also looks forward to sharing her passion for yoga and health with her students.