Discovering Georgia Morissette as a Yoga Instructor…

…as well as her own personal thoughts and beliefs

Georgia Morissette is a 71 year old yoga teacher from Ottawa, Canada. My very first yoga class which was about 20 years ago was instructed by Georgia. Then 5 years ago, Georgia asked me if I wanted to teach chair Tai Chi at retirement residents.  Since then I have been working with her. It has been a marvelous journey.

 Georgia sings and dances in her chair yoga program and it really made me re-think and re-structure my own program for senior people. Georgia gave me some great ideas on how to teach at the retirement residents. It is totally different from a regular gym, studio or club.

Georgia was born in Hungary and moved to Canada at the age of 10. She speaks both English and Hungarian.  She is a former elementary teacher and fitness instructor. She is now very active as a yoga instructor.



Georgia believes all food is good for you.  She has no dietary restrictions at all. Her only rule – stop eating when you are no longer hungry.



Yoga, Five Tibetans, Walking, Paddle Boating and Pickle Ball.



Reading, brain exercise games, every day doing a good deed for someone and also one for herself. She also likes cooking, crocheting and decorating.


Sleeping hours:

8-9 hours.



The most unforgettable place that she has travelled is Fiji. She recently traveled to Maui, Italy and Los Angeles.


Favorite place:

Home and visiting with family.


Skin care:

Cleansing every evening. She also moisturizes and applies sun protection every day as needed.



Fun and colourful clothes.


What aging means:

Another day on the right side of the grass.


The secret to leading a healthy life:

Do the things you like.  Exercise, rest, play and enjoy life.


The most fun time:

The many travel adventures with my special partner of 49 years.


Plans or goals for the future:

More of the same and enjoy each day as it comes.


Advice / message to the younger people:

Follow your passion and don’t be afraid to switch if something else is of more importance to you.