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The Team

Certified Black Belt Nia Instructor
Certified JourneyDance Facilitator

I am the founder of Embody Movement Studio and also a creative, a manifester, mover, entrepreneur, mother, wife, student, teacher & friend. I started dancing at the age of 7 and decided to pursue modern dance as my career through a 3 year technical dance college. Partway through I discovered dance for the purpose of healing and expression. I discovered Nia, 5 Rhythms, Ecstatic Dance, Authentic Movement, Continuum and more and after graduating I began my holistic movement journey. I have been joyfully teaching Nia since 2014. I am a Black Belt level Nia instructor, a certified FreeDance & FloorPlay & Moving to Heal instructor as well as a JourneyDance guide. My commitment to continued movement education includes Authentic Movement, 5Rhythms, Gaga, Yoga, Feldenkais, and metaphysical studies.


I LOVE sharing my passion for Nia. This lifestyle practice touches my every day and has helped me learn how to choose more joy and mindfulness as well as feel fantastic in my body every day, no matter if I am a size 14 or a size 10. I am inspired to share the joy of movement with everyBODY-all shapes, and sizes, ages and abilities and a particular passion of mine is inspiring people in larger bodies to feel beautiful, powerful, capable and healthy through movement.

Teaching this practice is my life’s work. Through it, I have found a way to integrate body, mind, emotions and spirit as well I have found connection, friendship and belonging. Hope to see you on the dance floor.


Alanna's instructor photo

Certified RYT500 Yoga Instructor

an began practicing yoga in 2012 in Fredericton, NB and fell completely in love with how good it made her body feel, as a student nurse at the time.  She wanted to share this newfound sense of feeling strong and at home in her body, and so she took her 200hr teacher training in the fall of 2018. This sparked an ongoing enthusiasm for learning about functional mobility, creating community, and helping people find space in their own bodies for more self-compassion, love, and healing.


Making yoga fun and accessible, so that each person leaves class feeling better than when they arrived is her reason for teaching. Gillian loves teaching classes that have fun transitions, challenge the body and the mind with movement, and offer many options for every size, shape, and skill of every participant in the room. 


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