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 Hey, I'm Felecia!

Mom to these 3 cuties.

Coffee loving yogi.

Lover of the outdoors.


Unshakable optimist dedicated to empowering kids with self-love one yoga class at a time...

Felecia Nanassy and family - Rise and Shine Kids Yoga - Winnipeg, Manitoba

Felecia is the founder of Rise and Shine Kids Yoga. She believes in the power of love and a strong cup of coffee! She completed her YTT back in 2014 without any intention to ever teach but soon fell in love with the kids yoga unit and started to share it with her 3 children at home. Gabby 14, Izzy 10 and Max 8. Immediately seeing the benefits that yoga brought to her kids, her connection to them, and her inner self she went to further her studies, first in Vancouver, BC and later that year in Los Angeles, CA. She graduated with a 95 hour specialized Kids Yoga Teacher Training with Rainbow Kids Yoga She is a Registered Children's Yoga Teacher (CYA-CYT) with The Canadian Yoga Alliance and has completed Level 1 Yoga for Children with Autism and Special Needs in Boston, MA. She is a Dynamic Mindfulness Teacher, DMT, and has completed all requirements of The Niroga Institute's Dynamic Mindfulness Foundations and DMT Training in Dallas, TX. Trained in Trauma Informed Yoga for Youth with Yoga in My School. Felecia is one of two official Wobbelyoga Teachers in Canada.


Felecia has over 200 hours of teacher trainings specialized in teaching mindfulness and yoga to kids. Focused in continuing her education in wellness for youth she has completed the workshop ADHD: From Struggling to Thriving (2018), Classroom Mental Health (2020) and The impact of Technology on Children and Youth (2020), with The Institute of Child Psychology. 

My Journey to Teaching Kids Yoga

Felecia Nanassy and her 3 children - Owner of Rise and Shine Kids Yoga | Winnipeg, Manitoba

Felecia's mission is to provide a program created with the whole-brain child in mind. Classes are designed to inspire engagement through play and to make yoga digestible for kids! There are so many activities and school subjects that focus on academic or physical achievement but what about a program that plants seeds of self-love, compassion for self and others, body awareness and tools to face adversity. Rise and Shine Kids Yoga's mission is to support a child with the tools that can help them when faced with stress, self-doubt and negativity. To RISE UP from life challenges and to keep moving forward. To deepen their sense of self, find their unique power and to share it freely with the world around them. Rise Up, Heart Shining!

At Rise and Shine Kids Yoga, our philosophy is to:

Custom Kids Yoga Class - Rise and Shine Kids Yoga - Winnipeg, Manitoba

encourage each child to be confident.


help each child to recognize their unique power


make a genuine connection to each child.


give children the tools to face adversity: to Rise Up, Heart Shining

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