Connie M

Connie McInnes Owner of Rio Pilates Yoga North End Halifax NS
About This Project

Hometown: Halifax, NS

How you got into yoga: My sisters introduced me to Moksha back in the day and though I found it therapeutic I spent the time in practice solely to craft “to-do lists” in my head. Pilates is where I really began to feel the connection of mind+body as I never found yoga challenging enough. It wasn’t until my training with Meghan Currie several years later that I fell for yoga. I learned there was a way to find challenge, stimulate the body, and yet control the mind at the same time. I spent a long time searching for my right teacher. If you don’t think yoga is for you- keep looking. Someone, somewhere is out there waiting to change your life!

Where you vacation: In isolation. Woods, campfires, philosophy books, and good wine. You don’t need a lot to have a lot.

What you love about Halifax:
The community. The connecting of people. The fact that I can go to my favorite coffee shop, thrift stores, local market, restaurant, park and fitness studio without leaving one street. It is small, but diverse. There is something special here, magic. I have traveled a lot. I can tell you, this city does not exist elsewhere.

What’s your Rock OM? My practice is powerful, yet playful. No limitations or boundaries on a class structure is the best way to delve deeper + discover more. Until I started practicing in this way, I don’t think I really knew what yoga was.

Words to live by: “What we do does not define us, what defines us is how well we rise after a fall”

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

Favorite part about RIO:
The people that come in here. I had a mission, a vision. But I never could have imagined the family and community that would build out of that. It is truly unique. It is an absolute blessing.