Meet the Harmony Team
Amanda Rico is the owner of Harmony Yoga Haliburton. She is an E-RYT550 with the Canadian Yoga Alliance, a Yoga Medicine® Teacher, and a Kettlebell and Steel Mace Coach. She is passionate about biomechanics and body movement, anatomy, and the science of yoga, meditation, and breathing practices. Her clear and direct teaching style combines an understanding of alignment and anatomy to create an atmosphere where challenging movement, awareness, and breath merge to create a balance between effort and ease, offering a practice that is approachable, sustainable, and therapeutic.
Amanda is passionate about integrating more strength and stability into the yoga practice, including loaded asana with the Steel Mace and Kettlebells. She specializes in functional movement systems, High Intensity Interval Training, and Flow State Training. She offers one-on-one coaching including strength training, yoga, and mindset practices. She practices and teaches from Ayurvedic principles, keeping in tune with the rhythm of the seasons to offer balance to the mind, body, and spirit.
Amanda is a happy and active member of whatever community she is a part of. A natural born leader, she went to university for teaching in a traditional classroom, but it was her early exposure to travel as an exchange student in her teens and world travels afterwards that have kept the spark for exploration and movement alive. Amanda stepped into her first yoga studio during her first year of university, but it was her time in Australia that her practice became more serious. Her practice ebbed and flowed (no pun intended!) with her lifestyle and movements around the world. She completed a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica with the Marianne Wells Yoga School in 2017. This journey, the practice of yoga, and the yogic way of thinking has changed Amanda in ways she cannot describe. The training was initially for personal growth, but Amanda has since found a love for sharing her passion for life and yoga while in the studio. Amanda is certified with her Reiki Level 1 & 2 and has her training in Tameana - Vibrational Crystal Healing, and brings these healing modalities and support to our team.
Exercise and movement have always been part of Kim’s life and since 2005 she has been a dedicated yoga practitioner. After years of studying at various studios in the GTA, deepening her practice, seeking advice, and gaining knowledge from yogis near and abroad, she chose to share her passion for yoga with others. A graduate of Ananda Yoga School in Aurora/Bradford, Ontario (E-RYT500), she has led a variety of yoga classes, workshops, and teacher training programs. She continues to offer RYT200/300 Teacher Training courses both online and in-person. Kim’s classes include creative sequencing as she enjoys teaching hatha/vinyasa flow and restorative/yin classes, all with an appreciation of the roots of yoga and it’s 8 Limbs. When not on her mat or teaching school, she is with her family, outdoors with her dogs, or on the golf course - or maybe enjoying a latte at Castle Cafe!
Alanna has been practicing yoga for over 5 years before completing her 200 hour certification with Cathy Madeo in early 2021. Before moving to Haliburton, she gained experience teaching beginner yogis at a Toronto YMCA. Her specialty is alignment-based vinyasa flows, with a focus on core, balancing, & power. Yoga with Alanna is vigorous & energizing, and you'll find yourself improving your strength and stamina when you practice together. Alanna is also a runner and *amateur* triathlete, so she loves to focus on hip mobility & hamstrings!