School of the Arts - Instructors - Ingrid Rijo RN

Ingrid Rijo is a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario and a Certified Yoga Instructor (YTT-200H).

Ingrid brings over 20 years of experience in the education, development, and implementation of Health and Wellness programs. She has taught CPR, First Aid, Health Promotion and Nutrition in schools all across the GTA, York Region, and Ontario.

Ingrid’s nursing experience spans across Supervisor of Care, Nurse Educator and Professional Practice Lead. She has lead interdisciplinary teams in the development and implementation of Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care legislative programs for the Regional Municipality of York. Her professional roles focused on health promotion, education and building capacity in individuals and community.

Ingrid went to her first yoga retreat in 2015 and fell in love with the therapeutic, transformational power of yoga on the body, mind, and soul. After deepening her practice in yoga, mediation, and mindfulness, she completed her yoga teacher training and began developing and implementing her own yoga and wellness programs. She offers mom and me yoga, pre and postnatal classes, ImPowerEd classes for teens, specialized classes for older adults., private individualized classes, workshops and yoga retreats.

Her movement classes incorporate her learnings in yoga, pilates, tai chi and callanetics.

Ingrid aims to make her classes fun and interactive through discovery based learning. She is passionate about wellness, education and community so is absolutely thrilled to be able to bring these together in the development and implementation of “Youth Yoga and Wellness Programs” at the Gibson Centre School of the Arts. Her upcoming program ‘Feeling Good: Inside Out and Upside Down’ will focus on self-awareness, self-love and self-care.

Ingrid believes empowering young minds is an invaluable investment in their future, and ours.

Ingrid is happiest when she is helping others feel their best,. This year she launched her business, The Feel Good Nurse, which focuses on empowering others to live their best life through a holistic approach. She incorporates her education in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Emotional Intelligence in her classes and in her therapy sessions. When Ingrid is not teaching, coaching or healing, you can find her hiking with her dogs, making kombucha, chasing sunsets with her camera and of course, doing yoga poses everywhere she goes.

You can follow her classes and adventures on her instagram at www.instagram.com/ingrid_rijo or on her Facebook page www.facebook.com/thefeelgoodnurse

For more information on her professional services and upcoming programs, please visit her website at:

www.thefeelgoodnurse.com

Member of the College of Nurses of Ontario

Member of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario

Member of Mental Health Nursing Interest Group

Yoga Teacher Training 200 hours

CAHP Certified Acupuncture Health Professional

Certified in Holistic Nutrition via the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition

Nurse Educator Certificate York University