Alex is inspired by the millions of people of all ages and backgrounds who are finding a profound peace, love, and health through this practice and by the bhakti (devotion), to service, to helping each other, that we are cultivating through the practise of Yoga. He believes that through Yoga, anyone can increase their vitality and connect more deeply to their true self, their best self. His students can expect passionate and fun instruction; a balance of structure and freedom, and to leave feeling fantastic!
Amy teaches Hatha, Flow, Power, Hot, and Yin styles of Yoga. She specializes in teaching Yoga for Athletes to runners, hockey players and individuals who are active in sports. A Junior Girls Hockey team also incorporates her yoga classes as their cross- training tool throughout the hockey season.
Amy started her yoga practice during a time of personal need to nurture her health and well being. Through a regular practice, she has discovered the many benefits yoga offers which connect into her everyday life. She deepened her curiosity and knowledge by completing her yoga teaching certification in June 2009. Practising yoga as a cross-training tool to incorporate with her running, boxing classes and strength training has increased her stamina, focus and strength, as well as enhancing her sports performance.
Yoga has opened up so many paths for her. The paths of learning, healing, openness, well being, balance, awareness, challenges, letting go and trusting the process to truly live in simplicity and grateful for the simple things in life.
Jody MisakJody's gentle style of teaching pays particular detail to connecting with Prana, the breath or life force. This is the space where you meet your true self and become the observer. As a 500hr certified yoga instructor through the South Okanagan Yoga Academy (SOYA) Jody has been teaching yoga at various studios in the Surrey/Fraser Valley area since 2004.
Jody’s classes give particular attention to the inner senses, the mind, as well as asana to go beyond the physical to experience the subtle and more powerful dimensions of the classical wisdoms of yoga.
Patricia first came to the mat in the mid 90’s as a way to try and loose weight, combat the effects of her scoliosis, as well as a way manage stress and have fun. As a fuller figured yoga practitioner, she found that with certain modifications to the poses she grew stronger, more flexible and less easily winded in her practice and daily life. As a way to share the tremendous gift of yoga with other’s like her, she decided to become certified in 2008, founded Parmi Yoga in 2009, and developed Parmi Plus in 2010.
As a 500 hour certified Instructor, Patricia’s classes are fun, dynamic and rewarding taught in a warm and welcoming safe environment. She is excited to be sharing her love of yoga with students that never dreamed they could do yoga.
Ambre's Training Certifications include 500 hour hatha training from Vancouver Island 2003, Thai Massage Certificate from Thailand 2008, 80 hour Y hot training 2010, and over 10 years of practicing hot yoga, average 2000 hot classes from Bikram's, Moksha, to Y hot. Ambre values persistence and patience, courage and playfulness, reaching for limits and honoring the body's subtle messages of when to back off or play at a different edge than what is visually "the full extent".
Vicki loves India and climbing trees. That's her on the left. Her teaching has been influenced by beautiful masters. She's been teaching Kundalini and Restorative yoga since 2006. Her words of advice: "live life to the fullest, show no fear, meditate, breathe and of course practise Yoga."
"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart." Carl Jung
Beth is the creator of Yoga for Hope. The event was a parting gift to her life-long community, Kitchener-Waterloo, when she moved to Vancouver in 2005. Beth has been teaching Yoga since 1998. She completed YTT at Kripalu in Lennox, Massachussetts and recently completed 500 hour training with SOYA in Vancouver. Beth is an IYTA (International Yoga Teachers' Association) certified instructor as well. Beth has lots of experience teaching in a variety of settings from grade school, to private studios and on rooftops in India, but she is quick to say that teaching Yoga at HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre was a tremendous opportunity. HopeSpring is her inspiration. Walking alongside those on a journey through Cancer is an honor and a priviledge. Beth has travelled back to Yoga for Hope in Waterloo annually, but she'll be in Surrey, BC on Saturday February 25th, 2012 as Yoga for Hope expands! Beth teaches Yoga in the Vancouver area and in beautiful Honey Harbour, Ontario in the summers. Beth's teaching focuses on being drawn inward to find our individual edge.