Lead Yin Yoga Teacher Trainer
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.
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.
Owner, Yoga Teacher, Yoga Teacher Trainer, and Reiki Master Teacher
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 Quote “Put 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
Want to learn more about Emily? Check out her personal website
Yoga Teacher and Thai Massage Practioner
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.
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
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
Why Should You Join In My favourite part of instructing yoga over the last decade has been connecting with our community in a fun and healthy way. Breathing together and moving as a group feels so healthy and joyful to me, I hope that you’ll feel that bliss in my classes too!
One Who Inspires Me Marshall Rosenberg (Non-violent Communication), Thich Naht Hanh, Osho
My Favourite Quote Be here now – Ram Dass
Yoga Teacher and Assistant Manager
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
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
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