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Experience

Celeste Shirley
Ba. Kin. Honours
Registered Kinesiologist
Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Yoga Teacher

Celeste began teaching forty years ago working with athletes doing strength conditioning and individuals who needed to lose weight and tone up After working with all people's body's she realized the need to inspire people over motivate them.
She moved on to work with many populations that needed the inspiration to stay with exercise, movement, yoga and stress management. Presenting in corporate setting, clinics, private institutions, and personal exercise prescription in homes, she quickly saw that everyone knows they need to exercise and that they feel so good when they do. Yet, they often miss.
Celeste felt that inspiring people by helping them understand more than just the benefits (don't we all know them!) would reduce guilt and get them moving consistently. By finding out a person's exercise "personality" she helps them develop a way that exercise will get done. Her clients feel like they will do repeats.
Through displaying to clients how to stay inspired, her sessions are delightful, challenging, stress relieving and help people embody what the exercises feel like. (Plus she's funny.)

Celeste's owns The Yoga House studio. Here, she offers one-on-one and small group classes in Yoga, Rehabilitation, Personal Training, and Conscious Living. The Yoga House is a nature sanctuary situated on Merrill Bridge Ravine in Toronto. Twelve minutes from the subway, participants enjoy a retreat from the city without the travel. The studio is described as “Heaven on Earth”. Celeste offers:
• Personal Training in yoga and exercise
• Small yoga and exercise classes
• Exercise rehab
• Yoga for PTSD and anxiety
• Day retreats
• Passive stretching
• Specialized Workshops

Celeste has works(ed) for the following organizations:
• Children’s Aid Society
• Toronto District School Board and TDSCB (Catholic)
• Bellwood Health Service (Private Addiction Hospital)
• Ontario Fitness Council
• Roots of Empathy
• Professional Trainer’s Network, Toronto
• Humber College, North Campus
• York University
• TD Waterhouse
• City of Toronto
• Trifit Corporate Fitness
• Canadian Professional Trainer’s Network Committee (developed theory and practical assessment exam, 1993)

The Yoga House offers its community an inspiring view in a nature sanctuary. Classes are at a maximum of fourteen people. Hands-on adjustments, personal care and attention offer a welcoming atmosphere for everyone from beginner to advanced exercisers and yogis. Each person can connect to nature especially when the French doors are open to the conservation area. Each student’s experiences the education, instruction and advice to deepen their practice of yoga and exercise. Celeste provides her students with thorough screening to identify any potential musculoskeletal, postural or health concerns for each participant to allow their yoga practice and adaptations to exercise to advance and be safe.
Her inspirational approach to exercise and yoga is humorous, insightful and provokes interest in the body for each individual.

Education

York University
Bachelors of Health Sciences Honours, Kinesiology
2020

Certifications

Registered Kinesiologist
College of Kinesiologists of Ontario
Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Foundations Certification
ICCPR (International Council of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation)

Continuing Education

Teacher Training
Roots of Empathy
2013 to present

Profile updated on: August 5, 2022

Professions

  • Kinesiologist

Clinics

Area of Focus

  • Foot Care
  • Hiking
  • Mens Health
  • Neurological
  • Power Lifter
  • Pregnancy
  • Rock Climbing
  • Runner (Marathon/Endurance)
  • Womens Health

Referral Sources

  • Chiropractors
  • Discharge Coordinators
  • Family Doctors
  • Massage Therapists
  • Motor Vehicle Insurance
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Physiotherapists
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Social Workers
  • Work Place Insurance

Regulatory Bodies / Professional Associations

Languages

  • English

Client / Patient Age Range

  • Adults (18-64)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Youth (2-18)

Services

  • Aquatic Therapy / Hydrotherapy
  • Assessment (Gait)
  • Assessment (General/Major)
  • Assessment (Home and Modifications)
  • Assessment (Musculoskeletal)
  • Balance & Falls Prevention
  • Boot Camp
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Concussion Rehab
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Exercise Training
  • Fitness Conditioning for Weight Loss, Cardiovascular Training & Muscular Development
  • Fitness and Athletics
  • Flexibility Training
  • General Physical Health
  • Improve Mental Health & Addiction Recovery
  • Injury Rehabilitation
  • Interval Training
  • Personal Training
  • Postural Evaluation & Education
  • Stability Ball Conditioning
  • Stress Management
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Support for seniors to maintain their activity levels, emotional & mental well-being
  • Therapeutic Exercise Prescription
  • Yoga Therapy

Type of Injuries

  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Breathing/Heart
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Depression
  • Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
  • Mental Health
  • Muscular
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Posture and movement issues
  • Rotator cuff/shoulder injury
  • Shin splints
  • Shoulder
  • Stroke
  • Trauma