Our Team

Our team is made up entirely of passionate and dedicated volunteers. yoga.unity would not be what it is without everyone who has contributed their time. If you’d like to volunteer with Yoga Unity, please contact us.

Meet Our Dedicated Team

Celeste (she/her)
Community Outreach Coordinator

Celeste is a queer, Black musical artist, DJ, and creative. She is passionate about creating and holding intentional space for community growth and healing. Throughout her time in Ottawa, she has been involved with a number of grassroots organizations and groups working towards social, environmental, and economic justice. Celeste is dedicated to cultivating meaningful connections between other QTBIPOC youth through creative expression & spiritual practices. She is a firm believer in the power of community-based learning amongst peers with similar generational and lived experiences.

King Kimbit (she/her/they/them)
Community Advisor

Nguyễn Anh Thư, better known by her stage name, King Kimbit, is a versatile, devoted and deeply sincere Ottawa-based spoken word artist, singer and instrumentalist. King Kimbit is best known for her ability to blend gritty personal narratives with compassionate social consciousness. She articulates the spectrum of her thoughts and feelings in a way that is consistently poignant, musical and heart-felt.

Because of her consistent devotion to raising consciousness and culture within every community where her art can be heard, shared and felt, King Kimbit has garnered respect and admiration not only for the sincerity and skillfulness of her art, but for the empathy, resilience, social consciousness and dedication she embodies as a community member and creative contributor.

Sydnée (she/her)
Program Coordinator

Sydnée is a Black woman of Haitian and Guyanese descent who loves to connect to people through Yoga. Once a beneficiary of the Yoga Unity Space that provided a peaceful place to heal without needing to any energy needing to be put in surviving in a racialized world, she is excited to keep this space going in Ottawa, as a teacher and coordinating the project, while keeping an openness about however it may evolve and grow.

Mailyne (she/her)
Digital Media Support

Mailyne helps yoga.unity keep up in our website and photographic representation. She owns her own business and balances work and motherhood with art, yoga, plants, writing and skateboarding.

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We would like to acknowledge our former Committee Members and volunteers who have made yoga.unity possible:

Cara Gooding, Program Coordinator

Philippa Jabouin, Program Coordinator

Leyda Estrada- Arellano, Programming & Partnerships Coordinator

Mailyne K. Briggs of Kilam Media, Communications Coordinator

Abiola Akande, Community Outreach Coordinator

Rosey Dougé-Charles, Community Liaison

Melissa Redmond, Volunteer

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