OUR TEAM

Our longstanding team of experienced staff and teachers are humble and approachable.  We all strive to be inclusive and welcoming to everyone, while also remaining respectful of those who wish for privacy/solitude during their yoga experience.

 

FRONT DESK

LEE
JEN
 

INSTRUCTORS

ALEXIS

Alexis embodies the yogic principle of mind, body, and spiritual connection, and she shares that principle with her students; believing that true gift of yoga is being able to choose the best way to embrace and enjoy life. She completed her 200-hour teacher training in Rishikesh, India, as well as her prenatal certification with Janice Clairfield. Her generous and kind spirit is apparent in both her prenatal and Hips and Hammies classes. 

ALLISON

Allison creates a safe atmosphere to explore physical asana, that allows her students to gradually uncover their own sense of strength, flexibility, calm, acceptance, compassion, and joy. She continues to study with senior instructor Hart Lazer to constantly discover and learn the benefits of being present in the moment. The Yoga Shala’s resident Baby Whisperer, new mamas and their babies love her classes and warm, compassionate, loving approach to yoga.

ARDELLA

Through her own experience with injury, Ardella has a deep understanding of how pain and vulnerability can impact a person’s life. She has trained with many notable teachers, and has a Kinesiology background that gives her technical, as well as compassionate, knowledge regarding pain relief through yoga therapy and restorative yoga. Her Restorative and Flow classes are perfect for anyone looking to work through their own physical vulnerabilities.

DANA

The Director of the Yoga Shala, Dana strives to make this a sacred space where all are welcomed warmly. Dana has experienced the healing power of yoga and brings that experience to all her students, who love her warmth and sense of humour. She has studied extensively with renowned senior teacher Tim Miller and has travelled 3x to Mysore India to study at KPJAYI. From the beginner to the experienced practitioner, Dana guides each student individually and with love and patience. 

DAWN

Believing that yoga transforms us from the inside out, Dawn guides her students through a mindful physical practice that also delves into inner strength and self-discovery. She has completed both Ashtanga and Sattva trainings, and is dedicated to her study of yoga and meditation. Dawn’s mantra of “Peace, Patience, and Practice” reverberates through her teaching; she shares the beautiful union of body, breath, and mind in all of her Yin and Meditation class.

EDDY

Eddy seeks to inspire growth, change and transformation by challenging one’s self. Walk towards the brim of your comfort zone without stepping over the edge to build a stronger and more flexible body as you sharpen your mind and connect to your soul. Eddy teaches with an emphasis on flowing with the breath while being guided by the heart in a moving meditation to create poetry in motion.

EVE

Eve brings a caring and motivating energy to her classes. Inspired by the rich living tradition of Ashtanga yoga, she uses precise language and subtle adjustments to guide students in becoming more perceptive of how breath animates our bodies and psycho emotional states. In addition to her professional training in modern dance, Anusara and Ashtanga yoga, she has a Master’s in Education and works passionately in bilingual education with the Calgary Board of Education.

GORD

Gord firmly believes that everything we need is within us and the journey inward is to peel away the layers of stress, tension, anxiety, and fear that mask our true nature. A martial artist and long-time yoga practitioner, Gord has studied many styles and methods of yoga, which allows him to assist other practitioners on their own beautiful journey inward. His Restorative classes are a part of that journey, bringing relaxation to the body and mind.

HOLLY

My yogic journey began in the late 80's with the Brahma Kumaris,
Raja Yoga a form of open eye deep meditation. Through commitment and practice a sense of peace and calm emerged. My mission is to share techniques and experiences, to help others find their way, by demonstrating choices and options thru movement, sound and silence. After all, each of us is born with a special gift, a whisper, a pull, an energy. We sometimes, just need a little help uncovering it!

JAN

The Director of our Morning Mysore program, Jan is KPJAYI Authorized and has been given the blessings to teach the practice from her teacherSri R. Sharath Jois. Through the practice of Ashtanga Yoga, Jan has learned to trust the system, and is comforted by this deep and rich tradition. As she has experienced the transformative power of yoga in her own life, she is deeply committed to sharing its benefits with the whole community.

KATIA

Kat's yoga journey has taken many detours starting with Ashtanga, to Iyengar, then to Bikram & Moksha, and then finally back home to Ashtanga. Her practice is her meditation, therapy & outlet.  She trained in India & has a background in healthcare & therefore understands the effect stress & anxiety can have on our lives & how yoga can help mediate the negative impact. Her wish is to plant & nourish as many seeds of love for yoga as possible.

LAUREN

After a childhood as a competitive gymnast, Lauren turned to yoga; naturally very physically strong with good body awareness, she discovered space and peace on the mat. After completing her yoga teacher training in India, Lauren began sharing her passion and love for yoga with the people around her. Her Slow Flow class allows students to step out of their minds and into their bodies, to bring ease into their lives away from responsibilities and busyness that life can bring.

MONICA

Monica will be teaching Tuesdays at 9:30am Flow & Restore starting in January 2020. We are thrilled to have this amazing teacher on our team! She's been a long time student in our Mysore room, and has been teaching in Calgary for many years. She's awesome and kind and a beautiful soul! More bio to come.

NICOLE

Nicole is passionate about practicing yoga both on and off the mat; to her, yoga isn’t just about postures, it’s about living the principle of maitri, or loving-kindness. She was a long-time daily practitioner before completing yoga teacher training, and she incorporates her own years of experience into her classes. Nicole believes that yoga is for anyone at any age and brings energy, laughter, and a sense of fun to her classes, from Yoga for Seniors to Ashtanga. 

PAIGE

Yoga is first & foremost a spiritual experience for Paige - a place to come back to herself, to explore depth & connection, to find understanding & compassion. She loves anatomy, & specifically focuses on bio-individuality in her teaching & helps students find the yoga that works for them. She is continuously working to weave the spiritual & physical aspects of yoga together to share. Her background with training is Hatha, with a combination of Yin and Vinyasa.

TIM

I try to stay active and know what its like to practice sore, tired and in need of props and posture modifications. I’ve completed two 200 hour Ashtanga teacher trainings and a 500 hour training in yoga therapy. Yoga has made a huge difference in my life. I'm calmer, nicer and my body doesn't hurt as much. I sleep better at night. If I can help other people to find a similar experience, I'd like to.

We strive to provide a supportive, inclusive, atmosphere where all types of individuals can grow at their own pace.

Contact
The Yoga Shala
1511 - 19th Street NW
Calgary, Alberta
 

403-210-3000

Info@yogashalacalgary.com

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