Andrea N.

Lead Yin Yoga Teacher Trainer

Classes I Teach   Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative, Yin
 
What You Will Experience In My Class   A few students at Yogacara Whistler have nicknamed me 150% Andrea. I encourage students to leave their day, week, year at the door as they enter the sweet, sacred space that Yogacara provides. Students can expect a strong, deep, energetic practice, and I will always provide detailed alignment instruction in order for students to surrender to their practice physically, energetically and mentally. You will always feel safe, and supported in my classes, knowing that it is essential to take care of yourself in your practice with modifications, and props because YOGA is for everyone regardless of age, gender or limitations. You will learn about yourself on your mats, and recognize how powerful Yoga is as preventative medicine. We will create strong intentions together on our mats, propel forward and transform. Yoga is all about being present, doing one thing at a time, and being inspired.
 

Why Should You Join In   Start your Yoga journey today, you deserve it. When you make it to your mat, you are giving yourself the greatest gift. When I arrive on my mat, I am home. It is so beautiful to reconnect with oneself, to be centered, grounded, inspired. I come to my mat to listen. I listen to my heart, my breath and I know I have it all within. I cannot wait to hear what brings you back to your mat over and over again. Be open to the possibilities that Yoga can bring you freedom. Let’s Go!

One Who Inspires Me  My family

My Favourite Quote  The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself. Henry Miller

Andrea is part of the global Yogacara Teacher Training program. Join her for yin yoga teacher training held all over the world! View her upcoming schedule for training dates and more information.

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Dawn

Yoga Teacher

Classes I Teach   hatha, vinyasa, yin

What You Will Experience In My Class  I lead classes from a foundation of Iyengar teachings with a focus on cueing for safe alignment in each asana.  Providing time in the asana for students to cultivate a connection physically with the body, but also with the movement of the breath in the body during the pose.  Gentle encouragement to accept ‘what is’ and to remain focused on the breath throughout the practice provides opportunity to develop mindfulness and inner peace. My goal is always to support students to ‘feel good’ and develop strength and functional fitness.  Smiling is encouraged and welcomed.

Why Should You Join In  Whether you are new to yoga, or advanced in your practice, my classes provide an opportunity to listen to your Inner Teacher to make modifications to each asana to best meet your needs for the day.  You will feel supported and safe at all times.

One Who Inspires Me  My teachers, Lesley Young and Colleen Felgate.  Dedicated individuals, each with wisdom to share …. who set me on ‘The Path’ with their guidance.

My Favourite Quote  “Practice, Practice, Practice” , “Struggle against the way things are, and you will suffer”

Emily

Owner, Yoga Teacher, Yoga Teacher Trainer, and Reiki Master Teacher

Classes I Teach   Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative, Kundalini
 

What You Will Experience In My Class   I am inspired to help others find purpose through self discovery and practical yogic teachings. Students are encouraged to work through a safe range-of-motion in a practice that encourages compassion, patience, and acceptance. I assist students in embracing each pose with a deeper connection to breath by using clear verbal cues, gentle adjustments, and suggestions that invite curiosity. Variations are always given to establish a supportive space, including how to modify for injuries. My approach to yoga offers an experience that is balanced and mindful while keeping it light hearted. I love supporting students in using the principles of yoga in everyday life. I hope to inspire inward transformation that can have an impact in the world.

 

Why Should You Join In  I enjoy exploring movement, sharing philosophy, and uncovering the deeper teachings of yoga. I’ve gained a clear understanding of human kinetics, injury recovery, and prevention through studying Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia (BKin). Outside of teaching, I’m an avid snowboarder who’s in love with the outdoors! I strive to create inclusive classes so anyone can join in whether they’re a competitive athlete or a first time yogi.

One Who Inspires Me  My family and friends

My Favourite QuotePut your heart, mind, and soul into even the smallest of acts. This is the secret to success.” – Swami Sivananda

Emily Kane is a staff member of the Yogacara Global Yoga Teacher Training program. Yogacara runs yoga teacher trainings at the studio, the Whistler retreat center and around the world. Check out Emily’s upcoming Yoga Teacher Training Schedule

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Want to learn more about Emily? Check out her personal website

 

Gillian

Yoga Teacher and Thai Massage Practioner

Classes I Teach   Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin & Restorative 

What You Will Experience In My Class   I love to share yogic teachings that have helped me feel empowered in my own life.  My classes aim to help students develop strength, flexibility, fluidity and body awareness.   I am passionate about sharing practices that will help students find a deeper connection to Self through the breath, movement and mindfulness.  Ultimately, my goal is to offer teachings that will help students find wellness, balance, clarity and peace – on and off the mat.  

Why Should You Join In   Over the years,  I’ve had the opportunity to study and practice Traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa,  Vinyasa Flow,  Classical Hatha, Dharma, Kundalini, Yin & Restorative Yoga.  These styles and lineages continue to inspire my daily practice and my class offerings. My classes often include yogic philosophy, meditations and intention setting.    Anyone who is curious about the practice of yoga is welcome to join.    My classes are suitable for all levels.  I would love to have you!

One Who Inspires Me  India Arie, Alicia Keys, Danielle LaPorte – to name a few! 

My Favourite Quote   “Everything that you want to be, you already are, and you’re simply on the path of discovering it”.  Alicia Keys 

For more about Gillian, visit her website here.

Jodi

Yoga Teacher

Classes I Teach  Vinyasa
 
What You Will Experience In My Class  Whether you are looking for a physical experience or something deeper, I hope to provide a safe, supportive environment where everyone is welcome to experience yoga and its benefits.  My classes are playful, therapeutic and grounding.  I will offer variations and options throughout the class, so you can adapt your practice to suit your individual needs.

Why Should You Join In  My journey with yoga is always an important and intriguing part of my life. My relationship to the practice and what I share is always growing and changing. I am passionate about the potential benefits of the practice and sharing how the tools and teachings of yoga can help us navigate our way through life, in its most joyful and most challenging times. My intention is to guide students towards more space in the body, deeper connections, greater self-awareness, empowerment, health and well-being.

One Who Inspires Me   Nature, my friends & family, and people with kind and open hearts, who live with humor and playfulness

My Favourite Quote  “What matters most is not spectacular actions, but the love you put into each action”  – Bernie Siegel

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Kristen

Yoga Teacher

Classes I Teach  Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative
 
What You Will Experience In My Class  Yoga for me is about bringing life into balance; mind, body and soul connected. Students will be encouraged to bring their focus inwards and be in the present moment. Removing the external chaos of the world and focusing on just yourself.
 
I aim to create a class that is accessible to all levels, while providing challenging poses to push your limits. I have a passion for the outdoors and use nature as inspiration to teach a grounding and uplifting class. I focus on reminding my students to take deep breaths throughout their practice, encourage students to go outside their comfort zone to improve strength and balance.

Why Should You Join In  I aim for my students to leave class with a sense of release and relaxation. I encourage each student to do their best each day, and guide them to build strength and freedom in their lives. Take the time out of your day to honour yourself within, you will leave uplifted with a greater sense of self-awareness. No matter what your day brings, you will always feel better after yoga.

One Who Inspires Me  Mother Nature

My Favourite Quote  Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. Dr. Seuss

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Lauren

Yoga Teacher

Classes I Teach   Hatha & Vinyasa Flow
 
What You Will Experience In My Class I encourage my students to use their breath and movement to create centered-mindedness, inner peace, and a sense of physical, emotional and spiritual health.  

Why Should You Join In   Classes will guide you in stretching your body while finding your center.

One Who Inspires Me  Carl Jung, who explained to the world that our dreams and our waking life all center around the material that we store in our subconscious, and that working with any of our material will create a shift in our entire being.  By coming into contact with our deepest truth, we become alive, and become our full selves.

My Favourite Quote  “To live is the rarest thing in the world.  Most people just exist”  Oscar Wilde.

Maeve

Yoga Teacher and Assistant Manager

Classes I Teach  Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin, Restorative
 
What You Will Experience In My Class  Expect smiles, warmth, connection, and stimulation. I teach from a place of joy and support, and guide you to the edges of your comfort zone and beyond. As a teacher I share tools to break through illusions of mundane life and connect with a deeper, peaceful self. Students benefit from my insatiable curiosity and the nuggets of spiritual, philosophical, personal, and anatomical wisdom that come with it. I am committed to sharing my love of yoga with you.

Why Should You Join In  Join me to challenge yourself. Discover peace, discover yourself, and practice your own naturalness. My core values are love, nature, and lightness. May all of your wildest dreams come true.

One Who Inspires Me  Jacques Cousteau

My Favourite Quote  Life must be lived as play. Plato

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Shari

Yoga Teacher

Classes I Teach   Hatha and Vinyasa
 
What You Will Experience In My Class   Sweet, heat building, heart opening flow. Students will feel comfortable and cared for in my class, encouraged to deepen their practise with gentle adjustments. Clear, concise cuing. A fluid class that provides a positive experience for all levels of practise. Connected to the teacher in me as I am connected to the teacher in them. I am better with yoga in my life. It brings me peace, soothes my heart and my soul. I want to inspire that in my students.
 

Why Should You Join In   My intention for every class and every student is that they feel better than when they walked into the studio. I am quiet ,not chatty during class to hold space for you to be in your own practice on your mat. I love yoga and the sharing of it fills me with joy.

One Who Inspires Me   My friends and my family

My Favourite Quote   There is freedom waiting for you on the breezes of the sky, and you ask “What if I fall?” Oh but my darling, what if you fly? – Erin Hanson

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Shannon

Yoga Teacher

Classes I Teach Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin & Restorative 
 
What You Will Experience In My Class  Most people come to yoga for physical reasons or to fix something. Yoga helped to rehabilitate my injured brain and body from  parts of life gone wrong. My approach is non-dogmatic and empathetic.   I invite you to experience yoga in a way that heals and replenishes you.   
I teach stillness in movement; a quieting of the mind in a safe, physical practice while generating a state of “Flow” or being present.

Why Should You Join In I allow you to successfully travel through your own journey. Always providing variations to help you achieve more awareness and a deeper understanding of yourself. Guiding my students through this ancient practice will never be identical but it is simple and effective.  
You will practice in a comfortable, rewarding, fun and beneficial space. It is my intention to share and bring the possibility of continuous health and wellness to your life. 

One Who Inspires Me  My three sons

My Favourite Quote You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut – Dr. Seuss

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