Learn from experienced professionals.

The Center For Natural Living's instructors are committed to providing a uniquely designed and individually focused program that leaves you feeling confident in sharing your practice with others.

Irum Naqvi 

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Director & Founder

Irum has polished business experience as a senior executive at Fidelity Investments and decades of experience with meditation, yoga and stress management. She brings an unprecedented level of experience in the board room and on the yoga mat. This combination delivers a mindful meditative presence. She has compiled her decades of learning learning to deliver both the 200 and the 300 hour (Advanced) yoga teacher training curriculum. Certifications are registered with Yoga Alliance. See Irum’s Testimonials and her book “Stillness in Chaos”.

Attend a yoga session with Irum in Toronto  any Tuesday at 10 am & 6 pm. Please RSVP your attendance to info@centerfornaturalliving.com

Scott Hislop


Corporate director & Instructor

A seasoned Hatha yoga instructor with over a decade of teaching Modo yoga abroad and in the GTA. He has received over 500 hours of instruction under the Yoga alliance and over 15 years helping corporate executives reach their fitness and wellness goals.  His corporate experience with IBM Canada and allows him to relate well to today’s corporate environment. Having owned his own fitness facility has allowed him the experience training clients to reach their fitness goals on the yoga mat and in the gym.

Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones



Professor Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones is an international movement educator and author, an Advanced Pilates and E-RYT500 Yoga Teacher Trainer , as well as a movement specialist, Kinesiology, Dance & Exercise Science Professor.

Jo Ann has taught throughout the US, in the UK, Sweden, the Netherlands, Prague, Costa Rica, and France.  Believing knowledge of the body is a pathway to health and healing is the main focus in all workshops.  She is a member of the International Association of Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS) and PAMA, the Performing Arts Medicine Association, IDEA Fitness, the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and a senior trainer & Continuing Education provider through Yoga Alliance.

She is a featured presenter at many conferences and holistic retreats, and proud author of The Anatomy of Excercise & Movement - over 50,000 copies sold!