Our reason for being is simple – Hoame is a place for everyone to relax, restore and recharge.

It is our mission to make the practice of meditation and mindfulness accessible to newbies and gurus alike.

At Hoame we believe our community is our family. We created our ‘living room’ as a place to hang out, enjoy a complimentary refreshment, and connect with others in the community before and after classes.

Our studios are always ready for you! No setting up or putting away mats and cushions here. Our warm or cold towels and complimentary elixir shot after every class ensure you leave feeling pampered and ready to face whatever this big city has in store for you!

Hoame is also a place to stay on top of the newest health and wellness trends – we break things down for you in fun and engaging ways. Stay tuned for interesting speakers, workshops and trainings.

In essence, our Hoame is your Hoame.

our teachers

Our people are the heart and soul of our studio. Get to know our instructors below and join us for a class

Aliana

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Ashley

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Brandon

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Cassidy

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Chanel

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Chrys

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Collette

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Fernanda

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Jonathan

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Kaitlyn

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Michelle

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Pamela

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Patricia

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Queenie

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Raia

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Robin

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Suse

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Tara

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Danica

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our founders

Carolyn Plater MSW, RSW

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Stephanie Kersta MSc, RP

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our story

The roots of Hoame run deep. Over a decade ago founders Carolyn Plater and Stephanie Kersta began sowing the seeds of what would eventually grow into Hoame.

Both founders studied psychology in university and went on to postgraduate training in mental health and addictions. When they first met they quickly realized they shared an uncanny similar passion for helping others. They both followed this passion into continuing education. Carolyn pursued her masters in social work and Stephanie her masters in psychology. Ever the eternal students their thirst for knowledge had them also obtaining numerous other credentials along the way.

Professionally, they both worked clinical roles in a variety of hospital, academic and community settings. Carolyn worked primarily as an emergency room psychiatric clinician and Stephanie worked in community mental health both at the ground and policy levels. They also both went on to accept several faculty teaching appointments and felt most at home in a lecture hall with their students.

Despite their individual achievements they knew they could accomplish much more together. They officially decided to join forces and began teaching mental health and wellness workshops to public and corporate clients alike. They also launched a private clinical psychotherapy practice – with Carolyn focusing on children and adolescents and Stephanie focusing on young adults.

Over the years Carolyn and Stephanie became increasingly concerned by the growing mental health crisis plaguing society. They also realized that much of what they were seeing clinically was a direct result of today’s modern stress-filled lifestyle. Their desire to combat this epidemic led them to the study of mindfulness and meditation. They obtained the relevant certifications and started weaving these powerful philosophies and teachings into their personal and professional lives.

Hoame represents a shift away from the traditional reactionary approaches to health and wellness and a movement towards a modern and preventative approach to wellbeing.  With Hoame, Carolyn and Stephanie wish to inspire a lifestyle movement where stress is no longer simply an accepted part of our daily living. A space where taking care of yourself is encouraged and celebrated! Welcome Hoame.