[Full return from Maternity Leave OCT 2023]
Tara moved up to the Yukon after an epic 2 month summer vacation (which was supposed to only be two weeks), making the trip from Ottawa to Whitehorse in July 2016. Since moving up North, Tara has discovered a love for the outdoors, and spends her free time hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and skiing in the winters. You’ll often find her trusty best buddy – Paisley – alongside her, whether they are out adventuring or taking care of clients at the studio.
Tara is a graduate from Algonquin College’s Fitness & Health Promotions program, as well as their Massage Therapy Intensive program, giving her a double skill set as both a Personal Trainer and a Massage Therapist. Having both modalities allows her to combine manual therapy and specific exercise to help her clients become the most functional version of themselves.
In November 2018, Tara opened Evergreen Wellness Studio. She needed a cohesive space to run both sides of her business, fitness and massage, and renovated a mechanics “shed” to suit all of her needs. Within this space you can find a multidisciplinary team of like-minded health professionals working together to create a network of support.
Tara offers Registered Massage Therapy, personal training and group fitness classes.
HI, I’m Janelle! Like many, I have the classic Yukon tale… I moved up north for an adventure and never looked back. My roots are Personal Training and lifestyle coaching and I pride myself on practicing what I preach, creating balance. My vision is to help my clients reach their full potential through movement of the body and to discover how capable they really are. I believe that movement clears the mind and allows us to break through limiting beliefs to live happier, more fulfilled lives. My philosophy is functional fitness; to me this means prescribing fun, real-life, and balanced movements to enrich quality of life.
When I’m not at work you can spot me at Midnight Sun coffee roasters – maybe coffee is what fuels my bright outlook on life! I spend most of my days hitting the trails with my furry friends, going to fitness classes and fulfilling my introverted self at home. I graduated as a Registered Massage Therapist from the Alberta College of Massage Therapy in June 2020.
Janelle offeres Registered Massage Therapy, personal training and group fitness classes.
Leah graduated from McGill University with a Masters of Physiotherapy supported by a Bachelor of Arts and Science with a focus in Health Studies from Quest University. She moved to the Yukon after working on a Cree reserve in Northern Quebec providing quality and equitable healthcare for marginalized populations. After living in the North, she welcomed all the amazing qualities Northern communities have to offer such as a strong sense of community, caring for one another and amazing access to the outdoors. She enjoys biking, hiking, skiing, paddling, climbing and centering herself with yoga practice.
Leah grew up competing internationally in gymnastics for Team Canada and recognizes the demands of elite sports. This sparked her interest in physiotherapy at a young age. She believes in client-centered care and accomplishing the goals of the patient while maintaining equilibrium throughout the body.
Leah is certified through: Canadian Academy of Manual Physiotherapy level 1, McKenzie Diagnostic Therapy Level A, Pelvic Floor and women’s health, advanced pediatrics specialization. Her main approach to treatment is exercise plans, hands-on manual therapy, repetitive movement techniques, and education for all patients.
Leah offers Orthopedic Physiotherapy, Pelvic Health Physiotherapy, and has a special interest in working with Pediatrics as well.
Ronnie moved up to the Yukon in 2022 in search of more adventure! She is always out running, hiking, or skiing and is excited to help others meet their own goals. Whether it be training for the next race or getting back to activity following a pregnancy, Veronica can help you with whatever your goals may be. Ronnie has a background in Kinesiology at Western University prior to pursuing her masters in physiotherapy at McMaster University. Her background in running, rowing, and skating have given her a great foundation for training programs that will help you reach your activity goals while her physiotherapy education helps specialize these programs to decrease the risk of injury while training.
Ronnie has experience with pelvic floor conditions, orthopaedic injuries, and “pre-hab” physiotherapy. She helps to build exercise programs to not only get you feeling better following an injury but help make your body more resilient to future injury. She works with you to find a solution that fits your lifestyle and goals. She understands that not everyone will respond to the same type of treatment and helps to find solutions together that will work best for you. Her treatments include manual therapy, pelvic floor therapy, and exercise prescription.
Ronnie offers Pelvic Health Physiotherapy at Evergreen on weekends, in addition to working full-time at WGH!
Clint moved to Whitehorse in 2000 and worked as a mechanic at Mountainview Golf Course and Mount Sima. He eventually found his way into the fitness field in 2011 when he started working at the Canada Games Centre. He is a BCRPA certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, a Level 1 Sport Performance Coach with Twist Sport Conditioning, and has his YogaFit levels 1 & 2. During his 12 years as a fitness specialist, he has taken a number of additional courses including kettlebell training, Olympic lifting, TRX, mobility, and more.
Clint believes that fitness should be fun, challenging, and fit easily into our daily lives. Clint has participated in many local races, and in all the usual outdoor Yukon activities: cross country skiing, running, hiking, paddling, downhill skiing, mountain biking, and snowboarding. Clint enjoys working with all levels of ability. If you need help getting ready for a race, a big adventure, or if you’re just getting started on your fitness journey, Clint can help.
Clint offers one-on-one personal training sessions; check our online booking for availability, or email to be added to a wait list for new clients.
Wynoah was born and raised in Yukon, living in communities including Marsh Lake and Mount Lorne. After heading to Kelowna, BC for University in 2011 she took time to travel Central and South America where her interest in yoga was born. During Envision Yoga festival in Uvita, Costa Rica Wynoah noticed the vibrant groups of yogis, living intentionally and healthfully. At that point she knew she wanted to be a yogi. With fire in her belly Wynoah moved to Victoria, BC where she began studying the Eight Limbs of Yoga through Michelle Rubin of Victoria Yoga School. For the past 4 years she has been learning and teaching yoga with consistency and devotion.
Wynoah and her mini Aussiedoodle Nahla Rey recently moved home to Whitehorse, Yukon to be closer to family and her new baby nephew. Here she continues to teach yoga, through which she gets incredible joy sharing all the techniques that have assisted in her own healing. For Wynoah, yoga has uncovered a vital potential and a new way of seeing the world. It facilitates continual growth by providing a lens through which we can all acknowledge and work to change our habitual behaviours. She wholeheartedly believes in what she teaches because these are the practices that have helped her in life so far.
Wyn offers yoga classes at Evergreen. Visit Wynoah’s personal website for more information, or for future offerings around the city: https://www.wynoahyoga.com/
Are you interested in joining #teamevergreen? We’d love to hear from you! We are currently looking for a full time RMT to join us. Email Tara at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or to apply!