This weeks STUNNING Femme Feature babe is the inspiring and talented Toronto native, Amber Joliet. Amber is the founder of the magical MISFITSTUDIO, a movement studio that blends dance, pilates and yoga to music. “I call it powerful transformative movement, intentional movement to help you remember YOU.” Amber and MISFITSTUDIO are undergoing a huge change at the moment, as they say goodbye to their Queen Street location. We are so excited to be shining the spotlight on the incredible misfit community she has created.
Amber was nominated by one of her beautiful team members, Trilby. And the only thing we love more than celebrating women? Helping women celebrate the goddesses in their life! We asked Trilby a few questions to dive into why Amber is such a light in her life and why she wanted to nominate her.
Why did you nominate Amber?
Amber's love and wisdom has touched so many hearts, including my own. She is an absolute force: soft yet strong, wild, yet full of grace. She has been my greatest mentor to me over the past year – teaching me to get curious with fear, DANCE through it, and see what's on the other side. When you're taking her class, she makes you fall in love with your body and movement; a feeling of being free while grounded, lit up while creating a deep connection with yourself.
What is the most inspiring thing about Amber?
She is not afraid of fear or showing her vulnerability, and fiercely follows her intuition. She offers deep, soul-touching wisdom and guidance that is so beautifully peppered with her own experiences and learnings. She practices what she preaches through and through. Amber has built the MISFITSTUDIO community from her heart – it's never been about following trends or doing things because she "should"; it's authentic, welcoming, empowering and sacred, and has been since day one. And, witnessing her move and teach in front of class is a truly magical experience – you can't help but feel the joy of movement!
It is nearly impossible to not fall in LOVE with this beauty…. Ambers words and spaces have inspired so many people in the city of Toronto and we are so happy to be able to share her story with you! We hope you are as inspired as we are!
How did you start Misfitstudio?
What does the community you’ve created mean to you?
You are undergoing a change of spaces at the moment with the closure of your Queen Street location, how do you approach such big changes with ease? Especially something as difficult as saying goodbye to your studios home?
What is your dream for the future of Misfits?
What is one item you cannot live without and why?
What do you love to do in your free time?
What fills your cup up?
What is your favourite quote?
The GirlTribe Crew
P.S. Know an amazing, inspiring woman who is up to amazing things in the world? We'd love to know about her too!! Send us an email with her info to firstname.lastname@example.org.