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About our Studio

We are a boutique studio offering classes and courses centered on the wholistic approach of MindBody•Life•Education

Classes and courses take a therapeutic mindfulness approach and focus on relaxation, restoration and vitality. Set on a one acre property in Oak Ridges, Richmond Hill, FireBird Studio provides a rural retreat in an urban setting. Our 1000 sq ft building was once home to a beautiful furniture re-upholstering and refinishing workshop. It took creativity, trust and vision to actualize Firebird Studio. My partner Tom and I were thrilled daily as we walked the property and found numerous treasures that we have repurposed and recycled to create this beautiful educational practice space inspired by nature. Learning as we went along, we researched and sourced out materials to complete the space. It is our pleasure to provide quality service and classes to a quality community.
Tara Brasier
Tara Brasier - Studio Co-Founder and MindBody•Life•Education Teacher
Teaching and education have always been passions of mine. When I was 12 years old, I knew I wanted to be a teacher. Against the odds of teachers and a professor who bet against me, I graduated with my graduate diploma of education from University of New South Wales in 1997. As an elementary school teacher, with a specialist of special education designation, I worked in both private and public sectors of education in both Canada and Australia for over 12 years. In 2006 I began my first serious yoga teacher training with Moksha yoga and opened a Moksha yoga Studio in Mississauga with then business partner Connie. In 2011 after another 400 hours of yoga and mindfulness study, I took a departure from from Moksha and started MiraVena yoga, where our focus transitioned into Classical yoga studies.

In 2013, with partner Jackie, I started Link2Success a not-for-profit organization that develops and delivers MindBody*Life*Education programs, trainings, workshops and classes to schools, companies, organizations and seniors. In June of this year, Tom and I moved from Mississauga to Richmond Hill. We have been busy converting the workshop on our property into a beautiful space for FireBird studio. This is my opportunity to bring MindBody*Life*Education to the York Region. I am excited for all the amazing people I have met and taught here already, and look forward to meeting many more of you in our classes and courses here at FireBird Studio.

Personal Journey: When I was 15, I was diagnosed for the first time with a major depression and IBS. A couple of years later I was also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Having had over 12 years experience teaching in the school system, I see that this is very common in today's youth as well as the educators that work with them on a daily basis. As a step mother to four I see how important it is to model tools and techniques to our kids that help them be present in life and live fully. Being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, 2 years ago, I have had the opportunity to experience first hand how mindfulness practices can transform our relationship to pain both physically and mental/emotionally.

As a Teacher: My studies have taken me through numerous forms of physical focused power yogas as well as yoga as mindbody medicine. I understand the depth and breadth of a safe and beneficial practice through mindfulness. My approach to teaching is to go slowly, and allow the time necessary for maximum benefits to be gained from the practice. By moving slowly, students can experience the purpose and benefits of mindfulness in movement and meditations; to work on the relationship between mind, body and spirit as they relate to all aspects in our daily lives.
Tom Scherbluk
Tom Scherbluk - Studio Co-Founder and Marketing Guy
As an engineer and a marketing consultant, I've always reveled in the polarity of everything I do. On one hand, there is the practical, technical side of what I deal with on a daily basis in my consultancy. On the other hand, there's an intense creative energy that fuels me in many areas. Co-Founding Firebird Studio with Tara has been a great journey of the practical and the creative, as we've juggled both the aspects of physically creating a studio space, as well as crafting the identity of FireBird Studio as an haven of Mindfulness.

The more connected our society has become through technology and social media, the less connected people have become with themselves. Our aim - using a variety of Mindfulness practices - is to help bring people back into the oasis of their own authenticity so they can find the balance between the always-on nature of today's society, and their own Body, Mind & Spirit.

Our Classes & Courses  Our Classes use the wholistic approach of MindBody•Life•Education,
with their key aspect being a gentle, meditative approach to practise.
Our classes are available in 5, 10 or 15-week blocks.
Our courses are designed to give you a more focused, in-depth educational experience.

Contact Us. We look forward to seeing you here!

FireBird Studio is located on the north side of King Road. When you arrive, take the driveway that branches to the left - the studio is a separate building behind the main house.

Call or email us if you have any questions about courses, classes or booking the studio for a corporate function.

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446 King Road, Richmond Hill, On, L4E 2Y8

(289) 772-6430


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