It's all about community
I am very passionate about yoga, both the physical practice and beyond. The body is an amazing system that has the ability to heal itself but often needs support from the outside and I believe that yoga is part of that healing system for the soul, mind and body. Having my own yoga studio helps to fulfill my vision of making yoga accessible to every body. There is no one size fits all - we are all individuals with individual needs. I'm also a huge believer in community. Humans thrive when they are part of a community of like-minded people. Welcome to our community.
Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success ~ Henry Ford
Meet Our Teachers
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.
200-hour E-RYT, PCY, APCY
Amanda is passionate about sharing her knowledge and love of meditation, Yoga Nidra and Yoga with the world. She began practicing yoga two decades ago, enjoying it as a practice, self-exploration and form of movement and exercise. She quickly began to notice the difference that her practice made in her busy life as a business owner and swim coach, bringing more calm, patience and a greater sense of connection. Wanting to share these experiences with her community and her athletes led her to yoga teacher training, which then led to meditation teacher training, which has led to her most recent training in the practice of Yoga Nidra. Amanda holds certifications for teaching Meditation, Hatha Yoga, Yoga for Athletes, Yoga Nidra and Competitive Swimming. You can find her teaching, leading and coaching classes, workshops, teams and privately around Edmonton and Alberta. For the travel minded, you can also find her leading and hosting retreats in Costa Rica!
You can connect with Amanda on social media at FB: https://www.facebook.com/LittleGingerYoga/IG: https://www.instagram.com/littlegingeryoga/
It is said that ‘everything happens in its own time’. I hadn’t practiced yoga for many years, but after the loss of my father, I began to practice again. I would sometimes go to a class with a heavy heart but then leave the class with a light heart. Not only did I rediscover the benefits of a yoga practice, I also found a wonderful community of like-minded people. What a beautiful gift!
As my yoga practice grew, I began to feel a desire to deepen my understanding of yoga and its effects on mind and body. I completed my 200-hour teacher training in 2010. In addition, I am also a Certified AFLCA Fitness Leader. This allows me to blend both fitness and yoga. Two of my favorite things!
I believe a balanced body has strength, flexibility and a peaceful mind. In my classes I strive to create a warm, welcome environment where we can practice safely and explore what yoga has to offer each time you come to your mat.
I have been fortunate to learn from Gerda Krebs, Friedel Khattab, Rosemary Jeanes Antze, Aadil Palkhivala, Melanie Checknita and Marjorie O’Connor.
With specializations in trauma sensitive [ts] yoga, restorative yoga, pain care yoga, myofascial release, and kids yoga, Janine aims to create accessible, inclusive, and safer classes for all bodies and ability levels through awareness, continual learning, language, and sequencing. They are currently studying psychology and yoga therapy. Janine loves to read, drink tea, spend time in nature, and looks forward to meeting you!
For Kevin, yoga is the practice of life. It provides the method, training ground and reality for fully and consciously moving through the world, for encountering all of life's twists and turns with grace, intelligence, and respect. To have the opportunity to develop precision and discrimination as this reflection is observed is something Kevin intends to make the most of and one he feels all should have equal access to put to practice. He enjoys communicating his contemplations and reflections in a variety of posture class types--foundations, restorative, dynamic--each having their own unique value for self-discovery. His specialty is combining gongs and other instruments to create soundbaths, which are combined with the practice of yoga nidra and meditation.
Find out more about Kevin at https://soundofsourceyoga.com/
Kristi has a specialization in Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga and Meditation. In addition to her 200 Hour Hatha/Ashtanga certification, she has completed hundreds of hours in prenatal and postnatal training and has been instructing in this specialty for over nine years. Throughout her teachings, Kristi has helped hundreds of women find their own strength, confidence, grace and patience to meet each stage of pregnancy, labour, birth and motherhood as it unfolds.
She can attest to the benefits of yoga and meditation during these special times of transition as she is a mother of two wonderfully vibrant children.
Other certifications and teaching experience: Yoga Nidra, Yoga Psychology, Yin, Gentle and Restorative, Fertility, Yoga for Grief and Transition, Kids and Teen
My personal yoga practice began about 25 years ago when I needed a low-impact form of exercise. Beyond the physical benefits, I stayed 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 to 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 most enjoy about teaching beginners is watching students become more aware of their bodies. There are an 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 Reiki, Reflexology, and Energy Medicine.
Julius Jones & his Bones
Growing up in the heart of Wales, Sophia has dedicated much of her time to exploring healing arts and music around the world. Originally trained as a professional dancer in London, she moved to Edmonton to complete her Holistic Health Practitioner Certification at Grant MacEwan University. Always on the move, Sophia completed her yoga teacher training in India and later studied in Thailand and Nicaragua for tantric wisdom. She also studied as a shamanic apprentice in Peru. Sophia completed her Permaculture Design Certification and Earth Activist Training at O.U.R Ecovillage with StarHawk and Charles Williams. You can now find her in Edmonton where she offers regular yoga classes, personal coaching, cacao ceremonies, ritual healing massage, workshops and music.
Find out more about Sophia at https://www.sophiaocean.com/
Julius Jones & his Bones
Like many of us, Julius has an injury that informs his yoga practice. Ever adaptable and adventurous, he enjoys the occasional handstand and ice cream cone. Julius is here to help with any questions you have about the bony body.
Did you know that 60% of your lung capacity is in the back body? Or that the word 'spleen' comes from Ancient Greek and means good hearted or compassionate? M'Organ has the answers to these questions and any others you may have about the body's organs.