Meet Your Hosts

Our goal is to support you as you heal and transform into your Divine self. You will awaken your heart through yoga, meditation, journaling, volunteering, adventure, culture and connection. This voyage of self-discovery is a commitment to yourself.

We are beyond excited to have this opportunity to guide you on this selfless journey to India. The spiritual vibrations of the places we will visit will permeate every cell of your body and will awaken tremendous transformations in yourself.

 
 
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Jackee DeSimone

Jackee started practicing yoga in 2012 seeking nothing more than a physical workout. As she started to build strength, flexibility and balance, she had no idea it would take her on a soul searching journey that would soon connect her with something so much deeper than just her physical body. Yoga opened up a world of stillness, happiness and peace she had never known previously.

During a new year’s eve meditation Jackee started to co-create the idea of making a pilgrimage to India.  India colourfully cracked Jackee's heart open in 2016, she has backpacked throughout north and south India discovering patience, humility and compassion.  In 2018 she hosted her first international retreat to incredible India. This experience left her heart feeling full as her group experienced so much growth and expansion. Jackee is so excited to share this once in a life time journey with you!  It is impossible to not go to India and feel touched but the colours, sights, culture and sounds.

 
 
 
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Meagan Santa

Meagan grew up as a competitive dancer in Hamilton and found yoga after suffering a knee injury. She sought the peaceful and welcoming space of In Fine Feather as a way to work through her anxiety. Meagan felt a calling to deepen her practice and learn how to share it with others, leading her to commit to Yoga Teacher Training at In Fine Feather in 2016! This began a lifelong commitment to her mat and self study to grow as a student and teacher.

Meagan is constantly inspired by The Universal lessons and shifts in her life, motivating her to travel alone multiple times for personal development and business conferences, training opportunities as well as for pleasure. Each time she lands in a new city, Meagan is more intrigued by the culture, lifestyle and human connection. She believes that any time we step away from our usual routines and comfort zones, we learn more about this beautiful planet and all it has to offer through more kindness, love and compassion. Meagan can’t wait to explore India in the company of like-minded people, allowing her to deepen her yoga practice and life experience as India is sure to do.

 
 
 
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Helena McKinney

In 2008 Helena attended her first yoga class, unaware of the incredible journey the practice would lead her on. Helena has always had a passion and knowledge for movement from her background in dance, but through yoga she has discovered how to move more mindfully and live more consciously. Dedication to her practice has led her down a path of greater health, strength and peace. Feeling compelled to share this passion, Helena established In Fine Feather Yoga in 2012, which transcended into a connection with the yoga community all over the world. 

 Through her extended yoga training abroad and personal travelling experiences, she recognizes the incredible benefits of immersing yourself in other cultures and seeing different landscapes. Every trip she has been on, has allowed her to feel inspired, rejuvenated and expand on her capacity to give back to the community. Travelling within different cultures offers a sense of union and oneness with the world simply by being open in mind and body. She is excited to be offering retreats through In Fine Feather Yoga, so that others can redefine themselves through adventure, curiosity, culture, nature, yoga, food and the abundance of beauty the world has to offer.