About Us

Fireweed Yoga was brought to life by Jody DiCastri and Jill Novak. They began with a vision of helping each individual grow from the beauty of their own bodies, like fireweed bursting forth.

Jody and Jill have a collaboration based in mutual trust in the abilities and skills of the other. The complementary way they draw the best out of each other and all those that they work with.

Jody Dicastri

Jody has been practicing yoga for over 10 years and teaching to both children and youth, as well as adults full time for 7 years. Jody and her husband Kyle are the owners of Alchemy Yoga. 

Education:

  • Yoga Kids International  2010
  • Alberta Hot Yoga (Vinyasa yoga training )  2012-2013
  • One Yoga ( Vinyasa yoga training ) with Ryan Leier 2013-2014
  • Vinyasa Yoga for Youth with Ryan Leier  2014
  • Yoga for Youth at Risk with Ryan Leier 2015
  • Yoga Teacher Mentorship program with Alice Hong 2014
  • Mastering The Art of Yoga Sequencing with Jason Crandell 2020
  • Providing Enneagram Solutions with Beatrice Chestnut 2020

Other diplomas, courses, and continuing education:

  • Early Childhood Education and Development: 2-year diploma program MRU
  • History and Philosophy of Yoga with Seth Powell
  • Introduction to Ayurveda with Kate O’Donnell
  • Psychology of Yoga with Robin Campbell
  • Wall Yin with Alan Mileham
  • The Kripa Foundation Iyengar Yoga workshops  with Father Jo Pereira
    • Fall 2013
    • Fall 2018

Jill Novak

Jill has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and teaching since 2010. She blends Yoga Therapy & Ayurveda into a personal evolution for herself and her clients. JillNovakYoga.com is where she hosts an online personal evolution course based on the habits of Yoga & Ayurveda. 

Education: 

  • Yoga Health Coach Feb 2018-June 2019
  • Certified Yoga Therapist 2014 – 2016
  • Yoga Studio College of Canada 2009-2010
  • BA Communications U of C 1995

Other Yoga Education:

  • RMTI Rhythmic Movement Reflex Integration Level 1&2
  • Canadian Somatics Centre training with Nadine Gordimer
  • Yamas & Niyamas by Deborah Adele: Annual Book Study
  • Mantra with Yvonne Werkmann of The Canadian Institute of Yoga Therapy

Ayurveda study with the following teachers:

  • Matthew Remski (2014) Studying Ayurveda: A Manual of Progress 
  • Mona Warner (2015) Ayurveda Fundamentals
  • John Douillard & Larissa Carlson (2016) Ayurveda 101: For the Seasons
  • Cate Stillman (2018-2019) Yoga Health Coaching/Body Thrive