The Humble Abode Team

Madeline Mills - Founder and Owner

Hatha, Vinyasa and Tantra RYT-200 with Yoga Alliance

“Where is home?” is a question I get asked a lot, and I have never really known what to answer, being a military brat and then joining the Canadian Forces myself. Is home where I currently have my furniture and pets, or the place I lived the longest, or the place I liked the most? Is home where my parents live? Is it where my extended family lives and where I was born? It’s a concept that I have struggled with for the majority of my life. This is what inspired the name Humble Abode Yoga Studio. I want to create a place of comfort, that can be anyone’s home away from home.

I found yoga when I was struggling with my mental health and physical health. I have been extremely active my entire life and one day my body decided it had enough and I was in extreme pain. A family member suggested I try a yoga, and so my journey began. Over the next five years I had lived in three different cities, been away from my house for different training events and deployed overseas. Every place I ended up, I found a space and a mat and found my home, a place I was comfortable. Eventually I was asked to start leading practices when no yoga studios were near by, this is when I discovered my love for sharing my practice with others. In May 2019, I finally found some time (and extra cash), packed my bags and headed to Peru for a 14 day intensive 200hr yoga teacher training. Upon my return I knew that my passion was sharing my practice and I hoped one day to open a studio… here we are.
I hope that you will find the same comfort in yoga and your mat as I do, and I welcome you to Humble Abode Yoga Studio, your home away from home.

Julia Whaley - Teacher

Ashtanga RYT-200

My first experience with yoga was at the age of 15 and it was one that I’ll never forget. I remember coming out of my first class feeling this sense of inner peace and clarity for the first time, really, in my life. I felt more alive, and had a deeper sense of connection with myself that I hadn’t ever felt before. I eventually found myself going to many classes a week as a young teenager, and continued my yoga practice throughout my high school and post secondary studies. I knew that I had always wanted to teach yoga after that initial class I attended, and my desire was to be able share that connection with self and feelings of peace and clarity with others. 

One year from graduating college, I decided to commit to my dream of teaching yoga and registered for a 200hr intensive program in Rishikesh, India. Since returning to Canada after travelling abroad for several months, I have started my teaching practice. I am so excited to be able to share the knowledge and experience that I have gained over the years, and will continue to learn and share it with others for years to come.