Meet our Teachers

 

Our yoga practice should be alive and adaptable to our needs as we go through the seasons of our lives.

~ Paul Grilley ~

Kyra

Kyra (she/her)

My approach to yoga is to be sensitive of the body, heart, and mind. By simply coming to our mats and breathing consciously, perhaps working with postures and perhaps not, we can begin to create a space where we feel safe and calm. When we can be more focused and start to let go of the world beyond our mat (even for just 5 minutes), we can begin to inhabit ourselves – not just passively noticing our breath and body but really feeling our breath and body. Then slowly we learn to how to take the feelings we create on the mat, off the mat and out into the world.

500-hour E-YT, Usui & Violet Flame Reiki Master, Chakra Therapist

Reiki trainings & treatments

Amanda

Amanda (she/her)

Amanda’s approach to teaching yoga is balanced with humour and lightheartedness which will set you instantly at ease in here classroom. She is attentive and intuitive in order to provide a safe yet challenging practice for everyone.

Amanda’s own pain journey led her down a serendipitous path where she studied pain neuroscience and mindfulness techniques with physiotherapist and yoga therapist, Neil Pearson, an expert in non-pharmaceutical pain management. Amanda is an E-RYT, a pain care yoga teacher, a professional pain care facilitator as well as a practitioner of Germanic Healing Knowledge.

Amanda is deeply honoured to share the wisdom and gifts of her own pain experience to educate, inspire and liberate others living with persistent pain.

Classes: Healthy Hips & Backs, Align & Unwind

Christine

Christine (she/her)

Although Christine has practiced yoga most of her life, it wasn't until she suffered the profound loss of her son in December 2014 that she found her way back to the mat for good. Beginning with Bereavement Yoga in January 2015, she began to find peace, love, and joy again. While searching for answers, what she discovered was a softening into life and the true meaning of yoga practice. Yoga gave her the opportunity to slow down, breathe deeply and find her centre. Practicing yoga on and off the mat deepened her compassion not only for herself but for others around her, so much so that she just had to find a way to share it with as many people as she could. Christine began her formal Yoga Teacher Training journey in September 2015 and the internal spark was ignited. Christine's love of learning and sharing these lessons and experiences bring a sincerity, compassion, understanding, and encouragement to her classes. Join Christine as she leads you through series of asana (yoga poses) allowing for the opportunity to slow down, take a look inside to see, feel, and breathe yourself into places of forgiveness, letting go, gratitude, and self-love.

Classes: Rise & Flow, Yin & Yoga Nidra & Yoga for Lunch

Dagmar

Dagmar (she/her)

I’ve always been passionate about health and wellness, as well as aging gracefully. By being a very spiritual person myself, I instantly fell in love with yoga from day one. I became a passionate yoga practitioner realizing that it made me feel better on a physical level, doing things that I wouldn’t imagine I could do on my mat. I also progressed on spiritual and mental levels as well, on and off of the mat. On my life’s journey, I felt the need to share with others what I had learned, and continue to learn, and that’s how I decided to take a step forward to officially become a yoga teacher. Teaching and helping others to find that inner calmness and learning how to be in the present moment, has become Dagmar’s Dharma. As a Yoga Teacher, I aspire to inspire others to create a better relationship between body and mind, be curious and explore the possibilities.

“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.”
- Patanjali

Classes: Chair Yoga, Mid-Week Stress Release, Rise & Flow, OM Possible - Yoga for Complete Beginners, Salsalicious

Isabel

Isabel (she/her)

I'm absolutely passionate about yoga and wellness!vI have been practicing for 20 years and after taking my first 200 hour training, my passion only grew stronger and I felt called to share yoga with everybody around me. My classes are for both the new yogi and the experienced one. I believe that our breath can heal and transform us. I also truly believe yoga to be a path to enlightenment and that it should be accessible to everyone.

I am also certified in Yoga Nidra, Yin Yoga, Pre- and Post-Natal Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Rainbow Kids Yoga. I am a Reiki attuned practitioner as well as a Barre Teacher.

Classes: Barre, Kundalini, Mom & Baby, Prenatal, Slow Flow

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Janelle (she/her)

Janelle began practicing meditation and yoga after giving birth in 2009. She struggled with the disconnect she felt with her mind and body and yoga was one of the steps she took to reintroduce herself to movement.
Curious by nature, Janelle began studying Tibetan Buddhism in 2011 and started taking classes on mediation, the foundations of Buddhism and other classes offered at a local Tibetan Buddhist non-profit. The wisdom behind how meditation affects our minds inspired Janelle to deepen her yoga practice. Blending breath work and movement had a profound impact on her and in 2019 Janelle took her RYT 200.

Janelle’s approach to teaching is creating an accessible space for everybody. She likes to think of her classes as a ‘choose your own adventure’, where she is narrator and each student has their own story.
Janelle describes herself as a macabre bohemian swamp witch, meaning she’s a whimsical romantic who doesn’t take herself too seriously. She’s a writer by trade and loves animals, a good cup of coffee and connecting with others. She also might be the only yoga teacher who hates the beach and sunshine, but don’t hold that against her.

Classes: Hatha Flow & Mobility, S.O.S. (Stretch on Sunday), Candlelight Yin

Jenny

Jenny (she/her)

Jenny is a professional tarot card reader and teacher, reiki practitioner, and soul purpose coach. These mediums have allowed her to help others remember their own magic, have a better understanding of their path, realign with their purpose, experience more confidence in their calling, and remember that magic is real. All of this is an embodiment of one of Jenny's core values, which is that you are all the magic that you have ever needed and will ever need. Her mission is to help you awaken your own authenticity, voice, power, and magic.

She is honoured to guide people on this journey. Having studied tarot, reiki, wicca, herbalism, and soul purpose coaching, Jenny combines these modalities to bring out that seed of magic that is ready to be called forth in all of us. Besides working with clients, teaching, and writing, Jenny enjoys knitting, cooking, gardening, literature, and spending time with her husband and guinea pig babies.

Classes: Shamanic Alchemy Journeys & various witchy workshops

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Marianne (she/her)

My personal yoga practice began about 25 years ago when I needed a low-impact form of exercise. Beyond the physical benefits, I stay with it because of the numerous benefits, not the least of which was better sleep! I completed my training with Gerda Krebs in 2000 and continue to attend workshops and classes on a regular basis.

I love to teach beginners and I also have experience teaching Yin, Pre/Post Natal Yoga, Kids, Teens and Family Yoga. I believe that laughter is a necessary component of a yoga class. One of the things I enjoy most about teaching beginners is watching students become more aware of their bodies. There are amazing moments in our practice when our unconscious movements and patterns become conscious. I love to hear about your 'a-ha!' moments.

I am passionate about energetic modalities and have trained in Usui Reiki, Reflexology and Energy Medicine.

Classes: Hatha, Hope in a Bottle - A Flower Essence & Yoga Journey, Yin & Reiki

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Michelene  (she/her)

Michelene is a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200) with Yoga Alliance. She began her Yoga journey by attending group classes in her early 20’s as a way to stay active. Years later, as she began practicing meditation and various styles of yoga, Michelene realized that this practice was more than just exercise. Yoga became a pathway to self-care and self-exploration.

During this period of self-reflection, Michelene began to have a vision of sharing Yoga with others. Being an abundant-bodied person, she knew that some things can feel inaccessible to people because of their size or abilities. She also knew that the benefits of a Yoga practice are universally important and the practice itself is much more accessible than most people realize. From these realities, she created a vision of becoming a Yoga instructor so she could show people of all sizes and abilities that Yoga is for them.

Michelene’s intention as an instructor is to provide a Yin-like experience to those seeking balance in our Yang-like culture. Her teaching style is influenced by Slow Flow, Restorative and Yin Yoga. She believes that all anyone needs in order to start a Yoga practice is an open mind, courage to be vulnerable, and a safe space in which to learn. Anyone who is ready to step out of their comfort zone and onto the mat will be greeted with gratitude and kindness in a judgement-free space. Michelene invites you to explore the benefits of a Yoga practice for yourself, believing as B.K.S. Iyengar said, “If you can breathe, you can do Yoga.”

Classes: Slow Flow & Restore

Artist-In-Residence

Daniela  (she/her)

I realized early on in my life that I loved to draw, paint, skate and dance. I believe and feel that as an artist, I create from inspiration and love, of what is around me. Nature inspires me, in particular images of florals, trees and landscapes as well as wildlife.  I am still forever playing with methods and ideas of pieces of art I want to do create. Recently I collaborated with poet Makda Mulatu and painted more abstract imagery to give a visual compliment to her beautiful on self love and bravery!

I hope my pieces that I create, connect with people a sense of joy and love. Every painting has its story that I love to share.

My website: www.danielabahryartist.com

Dani Promo in Canola Field