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The studio space at Bala is all set up for a class with mats, blocks and bolsters out and ready for students

About Bala

Bala Studio is located at 35 Dekker Street in the quiet town of Everett, Ontario. Parking is available in the driveway. The door, located at the side of the house, will be open at least 15 minutes before class. There is a washroom with ample room to change and all mats and yoga props are available to use if you don’t have your own. 

The word Bala is a Sanskrit word. It is defined as the state of being strong mentally or physically. The word Bala represents what we are all striving for. Strength in the body to keep us healthy and strength in the mind to keep us resilient and able to overcome obstacles with clarity

Jessy, wearing lime green leggings and a dark green tank top is seated and looking at the camera.

Jessy Thomas

Jessy has found incredible mental and physical growth in fitness and the practice of yoga and is passionate about sharing this with students. She started taking general Hatha yoga classes with her mom at a young age and has developed a great love of Iyengar, Asthanga, Bikram and Yin styles especially. You will benefit from her 20 years of personal training, fitness instruction and yoga teaching experience with yoga postures and fitness exercises tailored to you and your goals. Jessy’s compassion, creativity and attention to detail keeps students engaged in a fun and safe way.

Jessy has evolved through the fitness industry of personal training, teaching TRX and spin and older adult specialty and recently studied with Susi Hatley's yoga therapy program. Jessy has worked with people to prepare or recover from surgeries and injuries. She's got a keen eye for body mechanics and movement and can help any athlete to clean up their body's movement inefficiencies and move with greater ease and better performance.


Jessy loves a challenge and brings all of her skills together for working one on one with people to help them gain strength, understanding of their bodies and better health. Whatever your goal, she will motivate you to get there

Bala studio is located on the traditional lands of Indigenous people and acknowledge all peoples of Turtle Island.


We are grateful for and amazed by this beautiful land. We give thanks for this land's bounty on the traditional territory of the Anishinabek Nation, including the Ojibway (Chippewas), Odawa and Potawatomi, collectively known as the Confederacy of the Three Fires.

We are dedicated to honouring, upholding and showcasing Indigenous history and culture, and moving forward in the spirit of respect and reconciliation with all First Nations, Métis and Inuit people.

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