Helena McKinney founded In Fine Feather Yoga in 2012 shortly after completing her yoga teacher training in 2011. She grew up competitively dancing and taught dance for 10 years. Movement and community were always a part of Helena’s life and she had a deep passion to share how transformative yoga was for her. After hosting community classes and corporate wellness classes throughout the city, Helena had the desire to go back to her roots, where she grew up in East Hamilton. This is where her heart was invested and where the studio first opened.
How did we get the name In Fine Feather Yoga? In Fine Feather was an old phrase used as a greeting in passing. To be in fine feather, means to be well, in good form, full of spirit and vitality. Our intention at the studio is that we all arrive and leave feeling like we have enriched our vitality and are in good spirits. This reminds us of the greeting Namaste and also invoked the overall sensation of our core values.
It is with gratitude and sincere acknowledgement that none of this would have been possible without the support of family, friends and previous teachers in life. Their kindness, generosity and encouragement will never be forgotten. We feel blessed that the In Fine Feather Yoga community continues to grow and flourish!