Yoga Instructor, Retreat Leader, Teacher Trainer
Elda Giardetti, RYT-500, E-RYT-200 is a co-owner of Modo Yoga Hamilton in Ontario, Canada. She teaches Hatha, Restorative, Yin, Vinyasa and SUP Yoga. She has taught yoga to all ages & all levels. Elda especially loves introducing yoga to those who think yoga is not for them or those that think yoga is only for the already flexible!
She was introduced to Yoga by her mother at an early age and she continued to practice it on and off. In 2009 she started practicing regularly finding that it helped her manage the day to day stresses & anxiety that developed from a very busy sales consultant career. Experiencing the benefits of yoga first hand and wanting to share the benefits to others, she completed Modo Yoga teacher training in 2012. Elda is grateful for her many teachers: Judith Hanson Lasater, Seane Corn, Elena Brower, Janet Stone, Tiffany Cruickshank,
Joe Barnett, Ted Grand, Jessica Robertson and the list goes on! Elda is an inspiring, empathetic teacher known for her clear instruction and focus on alignment and the time she takes to connect with her students.
She is a true yogi at heart & her energy, and smile is contagious!
"I am truly grateful to have been on 4 retreats with Elda ! (And a 5th is booked) Wherever you go with Elda, you will find opportunities to learn more about yourself and if you are open to it - strangers that become great friends, some zen, laughter, wisdom and sources of inspiration (some have written books and made life changes). Thank you for the joyous and life affirming memories!
( Costa Rica times 3, Sicily and Morocco)"
— Deborah M.
"I attended Elda’s Collingwood retreat in July 2021 solo. I wanted to give myself a self-care weekend, but was unsure of what it would be like on my own. From start to finish, everything was beautiful. Elda is a warm and welcoming host, the Retreat House owners were just as warm and made sure all the guests were comfortable and pampered. The meals, prepared by the owners, were colourful, creative and delicious. Every yoga sessions brought the peace and relaxation I needed, and I got to meet and get to know new and wonderful people. Definitely an experience I’d do again and recommend to others (which I already have!)
— Sherry H.
Elda is the most passionate yoga instructor I know! I just had the absolute pleasure of attending her yoga retreat to collingwood this past weekend and I had such an amazing time! I was surrounded by beautiful like-minded people and Elda chose such an awesome venue with top quality hostesses who cooked delicious vegan meals for us. Elda also instructed a range of restorative, yin, moksha, and flow style classes perfectly timed to meet our yogic needs! I will most definitely attend one of her retreats in the future and I highly recommend her retreats to anyone seeking peace, happiness, relaxation and laughter.
I went to the Sabina Retreat in July of 2017 and it was absolutely phenomenal. Elda really knows how to put a retreat together complete with amazing yoga and outings to the local areas. Elda herself is an absolute sweetheart and the entire week away was perfect. I will DEFINITELY sign up for another one of her retreats in the future!!
I had a fantastic January retreat with Elda in Costa Rica. Great yoga sessions, great food, and wonderful surroundings. As a newbie Elda made me feel comfortable and engaged! A great way to start the year.