Marco Racco

Marco welcomes you to Olive Tree Yoga and Pilates Studio where his classes are a synthesis of nurturing mind and body discipline, while acknowledging each individual’s strengths and challenges, and the importance of enjoying the yogic path to cultivating good health.

As a Yoga and Pilates teacher, Marco brings to his classes a wealth of knowledge. Graduating from the Shiatsu School of Canada in 1997, Marco is a trained Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Shiatsu therapist. Through his classes, Marco shares with students his understanding of the body and its energetic system, which is grounded in Eastern Medical Theory.

Marco’s Yoga practice spans 20 years and various styles such as Zen Imagery Exercises, Vini Yoga, Dynamic Yoga, and Ashtanga Yoga. Trained at Stott Pilates, Marco adheres to the original Pilates method, but also incoporates his own style of building core strength and awareness. As a complement, Marco has a passion for other arts that include Aikido, meditation and woodworking.

Sandy McHugh


Sandy first discovered yoga in the fall of 2002. She started with gentle hatha yoga and now practices vinyassa, restorative, and yin yoga. Sandy works with all types of students including the elderly, and people with developmental and physical disabilities. She did her teacher basic training in 2007, then advanced in 2009, both at the Downward Dog Yoga Centre. Sandy loves being a student and teacher of yoga. Students are encouraged to make choices, practice mindfully and use modifications when needed. Sandy is also a Craniosacral Therapy and Reiki Practitioner.