Our sweet little studio is one step in the greater vision of the global wellness movement. We cannot simply rely on the system to help us be healthy, we need to stand up and take our health into our own hands. Saimavik Studio wants to help you to be at your upmost true nature; healthy, empowered, and radiant. With on-going action, the effects will be felt throughout the community, Nunavut and ultimately the world!

We are proud of our brand new studio! Until Saimavik Studio opened, Christine had been teaching out of school gyms, classrooms, church halls, and other locations for which we are entirely grateful for. As classes and interest grew it was clear to see that it was time to take the next step.

This is truly an exciting time for our beautiful Arctic community and we are completely ecstatic to share the space with you! Whether you and your ancestors have been part of the landscape for millennia, or you are fresh off the boat, (or anything in between) we want you to feel completely comfortable at Saimavik Studio.

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“I am grateful that Christine is teaching Yoga in Iqaluit and working toward building Saimavik Studio. I love the physical and mental benefits of yoga practice but have not developed a regular personal practice, so I rely on Christine to guide me along. Place of Happiness, Saimavik Studio, will fill one of the large gaps in wellness facilities that face Iqalummuit & Nunavummiut. I look forward to opening day and the yoga classes between now and then.”
Vicki, Iqaluit, Nunavut

SAIMAVIK MEANS PLACE OF CALMNESS, SERENITY,
PEACE AND HAPPINESS; A PLACE WHERE ONE GOES
TO FEEL GOOD INSIDE.

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CHRISTINE LAMOTHEFOUNDER
Christine Lamothe is a yoga teacher, bgirl (break danceer), and group fitness instructor based in Canada’s eastern Arctic city of Iqaluit. Devoted to helping Nunavut become a happy and healthy place, Christine’s contagious optimism inspires many. She is passionate about people, movement, healing and contributing to her community. She believes in experiencing everything that life has to offer and to trust your inner voice to lead the way.
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GARY QUINANGNAQ PHILIPCO-FOUNDER
Gary Quinangnaq Philip, co-owner of Saimavik Studio is originally from Ikpiarjuk (Arctic Bay). He grew up hunting with his family on Baffin Island, Nunavut. His appreciation and understanding of the land is inspiring. He is a natural leader whose communication approach engages listeners; teaching them to connect to the land bit by bit. Gary’s remarkable managerial skills allow him to work with people in a way they understand.