#TEAMELMNT

FOUNDERS

Drew Bathory (he/they)

educator, community activator, and creator, drew is recognized for cultivating a playful approach to sharing and facilitating human experiences that ignite the soul and awaken the heart. drew is dedicated to co-creating brave spaces for self-inquiry, community engagement and self expression through mindful movement + meditation, music and conversation.

multidisciplinary in approach, drew’s practice is informed by over 20 years of experience and training in both expressive and inquiry based arts with a current focus on the relationship between self-inquiry and self-expression (vocal, dance, and creative writing). with 10+ years study and practice of yoga, movement, pilates through a science-based approach of anatomy + biomechanics of the human body / nervous system as well as the science of sound as informed by the sacred arts of yoga, pranayama and meditation.

drew is passionate about helping individuals find their voice and embody their truth and is. co-leads the ELMNT Education Program alongside his co-creator Natalie.

Natalie Kakon (she/her)

Innovator. Strategist and Creative. Natalie believes in continuous evolution and growth. She leads with compassion and care, and is dedicated to fostering brave spaces for self-inquiry, empowerment for physical and emotional wellbeing through movement practices, sacred circle conversation and one on one dialogue.

With over 20 years of experience in movement, informed by Neuropsychology, Massage Therapy and Mobility training, Natalie is recognized for her extensive knowledge in anatomy, sequencing and innovation in blending strength based practices with yoga-informed awareness of the nervous system.

Currently undertaking her mini-MBA through McGill University, Natalie is passionate about knowledge, and fostering a sense of care and quality through co-leading the ELMNT Education Program with Drew, and shows up as a mentor to teachers in training and development.

LEADERS

LAURIE (she/her)

A smile that will warm you up, a playlist that will make you scream, and the power to take you all the way, Laurie is the real deal. Feel alive, connected and ready to tackle any goal under her guidance. Work hard, have fun, and LFG!

MEAGHAN (she/her)

Movement for the body, mind and soul. Meaghan is a trauma-informed pilates and movement teacher who fuses her love of dance, music, poetry and movement into welcoming and joyful celebrations of all your body can do. Focus is on the feelings, and the process, not an end goal, keep showing up and grow with your practice.

MARGE (she/her)

Marge is an athlete with a heart of gold. Whether on the bike or running trails, she brings heart, focus and a sense of care everywhere she goes. Community leader, and team player and endurance athlete with several marathons under her belt, Marge heads up the MTL edition of Project Love Run dedicated to creating braver and safer spaces for Womxn to Run. Connect with Marge for your dose of real, honest, impactful movement.

KELSEY (she/her)

Long-time ELMNT Community member/supporter turned Spin instructor, Kelsey brings her background from endurance athletics to the bike. An accomplished triathlete, and motivator with a serious understanding of what it takes to get to the finish line, her secret sauce might just be her sense of humour. Ride with Kelsey and remember how power feels in your body.

ASAMI (she/her)

Yoga Instructor, Teacher trainer, and founder of Our Colourful Yoga, Asami is a powerful and playful teacher who is dedicated to community and brave space-making. Get into some real-deal yoga with a focus on alignment, philosophy and a whole lot of heart.

PAUL (he/him)

Former professional dancer who’s love of fitness helped grow his movement practice into a life-long career of empowering people in their bodies, Paul is a star. Creative, engaging, and pulsing in all the best ways, expect to work hard, feel the burn and maybe even dance your way out the door.

WILL (he/him)

Yoga teacher turned Movement Educator with a passion for anatomy, strength and mobility training. Will is certified in FRC + Kinstretch which empower his practice to be alignment + science based without all the extra fluff. Get deep, get strong, and get aligned.

ALEX (she/her)

Passionate about health, goal crushing and good beats, Alex brings her love of music, athletic training and fierce Italian spirit to the bike. Expect to work hard, maybe sing along and leave your bike feeling strong and clear.