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Nadia

NADIA BONENFANT

E-RYT YOGA ALLIANCE
Founder & Training Director

Nadia is mother to three amazing boys and an avid traveller and yogi. She founded JUNA Yoga in 2011 to create a safe space for women to expand their horizons and discover the power of movement both on and off the mat. She believes that natural landscapes are the best studios and she takes immense pleasure in designing adventure retreats and teacher trainings that blend outdoor sports such as surfing, paddleboarding, skiing and snowshoeing to modern day yoga methodology.


She has been teaching yoga since 2004 and her time spent on her family’s sailboat, the Junasika, has fostered a sense of love for the ocean from early on in her childhood. Inspired by the elements, the season and different geographical locations, Nadia’s classes and trainings are infused with our deep connection to ecosystems. She teaches for numerous events such as Wanderlust Festival, the Lolë White Tour, Expo Yoga and you can read about her work in a variety of Canada-based magazines. Her yoga is dynamic, creative and accessible to all levels. Her studies in Adventure Tourism and Ecology inform how she designs her offerings. She loves her work.

 
Mylène

MYLÈNE MONTPLAISIR

Project Manager & Travel Counsellor

Mylène is Nadia’s trusted sidekick in this beautiful JUNA adventure. She helps Nadia curate all of JUNA’s awesome retreats and is the friendly voice behind all of JUNA’s email follow-ups and social media posts. She’s a certified yoga, SUP Yoga and Yin yoga instructor, a self-taught vegan chef, and our queen of organization. Mylène currently lives in the Magdalen Islands where you can find her looking for seals on the beach, taking photos and exploring the trails with her man, or wandering off looking for a four-legged creature to cuddle.

 
Lynne

LYNNE TAILLEFER

ayurvedic chef / teacher

Lynne is a yoga teacher and our goddess of the kitchen, with a specialty in Ayurvedic cuisine. Originally from Manitoba, she is now rooted in Mont-Tremblant Québec, and she has been catering to almost all of our JUNA retreats and special events since 2011. Her meals are wholesome, delicious and always prepared with so much love!   She also teaches the Ayurveda module in our JUNA Yoga Teacher Training and Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training programs. She is truly a source of inspiration for anyone willing to know more about their relationship to food and the land.

 
Lydia

LYDIA TREMBLAY

Yoga & SUP Yoga teacher

Lydia is certified SUP yoga and yoga teacher from the JUNA Yoga (RYS - 200) Teacher Training Program. She’s a long-time friend with a tender heart and a warm smile - we just love having her around! She’s assisted our team on many events throughout the years as well as co-hosted several retreats. Lydia has a Master’s degree in International Relations and Hispanic Studies and holds a full-time position as a Spanish teacher in the Laurentian region.

 
Anne-Marie

ANNE-MARIE LAPLANTE

Webmaster & Graphic Designer

Anne-Marie is our incredible design maven! She takes our wild ideas and beautifies them. She shares her time between growing brands with her freelance business and growing plants on her little homestead farm to feed her family and live in connection with the earth. Besides geeking out on code and visual problem solving, she loves her ashtanga practice and studying yogic teachings in depth. You can also find her behind the lens at one of our travel retreats!