Born and raised in Barrie, Rosanna has always loved this community and is excited to share her love for Modo Yoga. To provide a place for healing and contribute back to the community has always been her mission. Rosanna studied Modo Yoga in India during March 2008 and also spent some extra time at Amma’s Ashram (The Hugging Saint) in India. Studying in the ‘motherland’ of yoga was an incredible, heart opening and life changing experience. She has also studied Kid’s Yoga, Yin/Restorative yoga, Modo flow, Modo level two and completed various yoga workshops. She was recently awarded The Mompreneur Award of Merit 2019 for her commitment to community, business excellence and being the top female/mother entrepreneur of a franchise across Canada!
Rosanna has been working as a registered Massage Therapist in Barrie for 19 years and has gained great joy in her profession. She has also completed her level 2 as a Craniosacral Therapist, SomatoEmotional Release 1 &2, and completed her Craniosacral for Pediatrics training 1&2, as well as a specialized course in Craniosacral for cranial nerves. She is a Certified Advanced Reflexologist and has taken many courses in Chinese Medicine. She completed her BA with a major in Gerontology, and has taught at Georgian College in the Health Sciences Department. Other modalities Rosanna has studied are Thai yoga massage, cupping therapy, auricular therapy, myofascial release, pre-natal/labour massage, infant massage and deep tissue therapy.
Bringing Modo Yoga to Barrie has been a dream come true for Rosanna. Since opening the studio in March 2011, over $66,000 has been raised for local charities, and the studio has won numerous awards annually for being Barrie’s Best and Favourite Yoga Studio, Sustainability Award, Top Choice Award and recently the Consumer Choice Award 2019. Thanks to her amazing team at the studio, the incredible community of students, and most of all her family for all the love and support.
So what are Rosanna’s secrets to life? To see the positive in everything and everyone, to live with abundant gratitude, and to always keep learning and growing! Laugh everyday and love whole heartedly. Spread the joy and embrace life! Like Mother Teresa say’s “Don’t let anyone come to you without leaving feeling better and happier.”
Her favorite quotes:
“We don’t learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience.” John Dewey
“The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” Abraham Lincoln
“In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.” Michael Korda