Founder & Visionary of Re:source
Carina Raisman is the founder and visionary of re:source. She has been practicing Yoga for over fifteen years and teaching for ten. She is certified by Yoga Alliance in Ashtanga Yoga, and complements her practice and teaching through various forms. Her main sources of inspiration are Satyananda and Anusara.
Carina’s academic history shows clearly her interest in Health Sciences. Graduating with honors from McGill University, obtaining a BSc in Microbiology and Immunology, she enriches her education with a year abroad at the Faculté de Pharmacie in Montpellier, France, providing added knowledge in many fields, namely pharmacology, homeopathy, and plant-therapy.
Dance, bodywork, and macrobiotic nutrition have helped her to see what cannot be seen under a microscope: health cannot be pinpointed to a part or a particle, rather the delicate balance of all aspects working fluidly together.
At the present, Carina is devoting time to bridging the gap between modern medicine and Yogatherapy, and integrates aspects of Anatomy, Physiology & Immunology to the teaching of yoga. Through research and collaboration, Carina aims to integrate Yoga into the public health system, making Yoga accessible to all.
Yoga Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Thai Massage Therapist
Christian Marceau graduated in Occupational Therapy at University of Montréal in 2002. He practices in pediatrics as well as in physical rehabilitation. He was introduced to Hatha Yoga in 2003 and integrates it to his daily life. In 2008, he learned Thaï-Yoga Massage with Lotus Palm. He has been practicing massage therapy since 2009.
Personally and professionally, he discovered the tremendous therapeutic applications of Yoga and Thai-Yoga Massage. This led him to complete the Yoga Therapeutics teacher training with Carina Raisman. He specializes in Thaï-Yoga Massage which he combines with Yoga Therapeutics for optimal alignment & optimal health!
Yoga Therapist, Thai Massage Therapist
Awareness, mindfulness, and compassion are words that resonate deeply within Natalie. She gained a Bachelors of Psychology at Concordia University, a Massage Therapy Degree at Kine-Concept and a Thai Yoga Massage Therapy Diploma at Lotus Palm.
Most recently, she has completed a 500-hour teacher training at Naada Yoga and a 300-hour Yoga Therapeutics teacher training at Re:source. Natalie would love to say that this has all happened linearly, however it has taken many circles and off road paths to enable her to practice and dedicate herself to her passions, massage and yoga.
Her vision is to allow people to feel comfortable, free and creative. As a yoga teacher, her goal is to take her students on physical journeys, to enable them to open up their bodies, to create more space and cultivate positive energy from within.
Natalie encourages everyone to be curious, to continuously evolve and to always have fun while doing it!