Erik Giasson

After an excellent career in finance, completing four Ironman, surviving cancer, Erik is now accomplishing himself through yoga. Years of being led by needing to perform, he now finds fulfillment letting life happen through him. On this path of a simple life and truth, Erik has found many incredible teachers including Schuyler Grant and all the excellent teachers at le Studio de yoga Wanderlust, let’s not forget Ram Dass, his spiritual teacher. However, Erik’s most important teachers are his four daughters, of which he is very proud. His deep connection to music, a connection that energizes and guides him in his practice of yoga, made the affiliation with Wanderlust a natural one. His signature laughter is part of the warm welcome you will be introduced to when you take one of his classes at le studio de yoga Wanderlust.Proud father of five, his children will always remain his best teachers. Eric is also a professional speaker and coach 

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Tarah Schwartz

Tarah Schwartz has been anchoring CTV Montreal's weekend news since 2003. She also works in daily news and is passionate about the power of television to inform and influence.

Tarah is a Montrealer—her mother hails from Ireland and her father from Romania.

With a degree in communications from Concordia University, Tarah began her career at the Weather Network, moving on to anchor the news for Global Halifax before coming home for good to work for CTV Montreal.

She has since garnered several awards for her work.

Tarah loves watching movies, travelling, reading, knitting and spending time with family and friends.

She's also a certified yoga teacher.

She and her husband have a beautiful little boy. 

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Melanie Richards

Founder and Director of HappyTree Yoga Studio in Montreal, Melanie leads Hatha, Yin and Gentle Yoga teacher trainings. She was recognized as an outstanding citizen by CTV’s The Power of One for her work in the community with cancer patients and underprivileged youth, and is the winner of a Quebec Notable Award for social entrepreneurship. Melanie is a passionate presenter and writer (TEDx Montreal Women, RVH Foundation, MUHC Conferences, Wanderlust Tremblant, Montreal Natural Magazine) on the topics of yoga and health. 

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