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.
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.
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.
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.
Holly's yogic journey began in the late 80's with the Brahma Kumaris, in a form of open-eye deep meditation. Through commitment and practice a sense of peace and calm emerged. She went on to practice Hatha, Ashtanga and Yoga Nidra and after 10 years of practice she completed her YTT. Holly's mission is to share techniques and experiences, to help others find their way, by demonstrating choices and options thru movement, sound and silence. Her belief is, each of us is born with a special gift, a whisper, a pull, an energy. We sometimes, just need a little help uncovering it.
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.
Jen teaches Yin Yoga on Monday nights. Her bio is coming soon!
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.
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.
Lee's bio is coming soon!
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.
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.