Samantha has been formally sharing yoga since 2008. Realizing her calling and ability to share yoga with others has been a joyful path full of continual learning. Sam is also a certified prenatal yoga instructor, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator & a DONA trained doula. Sam enjoys sharing her realization that there is always more to yoga, always a way to take it deeper & challenge yourself mentally & physically while becoming more at home in your body and mind.
Hi I'm Laura, I was introduced to yoga approximately 12 yrs ago by a riding instructor who thought it would be a wonderful way to work on my core strength, body awareness and balance. Turns out it was a great benefit to not only my riding but also my hormonal crazy teenage self. So after a lot of soul searching, I decided that I wanted to become a yoga instructor. I took my training at Prana Yoga Teacher College with Shakti Mhi and have been teaching ever since. I am dedicated to furthing my knowledge through courses and sharing that knowledge with all my students.
Wendy is a Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance with over 400 hours of teacher training and 900+ hours teaching experience. She has released a guided meditation CD and has additional training in kids’ yoga, yin yoga, meditation, yoga for addictions and vinyasa yoga. She has been teaching yoga for 6 years and enjoys sharing her love of yoga with her students.
Before having her two beautiful children and focusing her time on yoga and motherhood Wendy studied Financial Management at BCIT and worked in several different accounting offices. In her spare time Wendy enjoys reading, wakeboarding, gardening and laughing with friends and family.
Norine Longmire Aarons received her certification through the Kundalini Research Institute in 1998. Yoga West in Vancouver BC was the facilitator of the training program(220 hrs). She is in the process of Level II training. Norine has also been trained in yoga for children, yoga for anxiety and depression, yoga to heal the chakras, and mantras & mudras, prenatal and postnatal yoga. She has been teaching in the Fraser Valley at various locations since 1999. She brings strong direction and gentle guidance to each yoga class.
Shazad was first introduced to yoga through his sister in 1998 when he was freshly 18 and looking for trouble and the meaning of life. After laying in Shavasana or the first time, listening to his body, something clicked and felt wonderfully right. From that day onwards, yoga has been a strong part of his life. Shazad then went on to complete his teacher training certification in 2004 and has been teaching yoga ever since. His classes maintains a more traditional approach of movement framed in stillness, because you can’t mess with a good thing, you can be guaranteed to laugh and challenge yourself in a casual peaceful environment.
Mouon is an alignment-based, Hatha yoga instructor; her specialties are guided flow & Restorative yoga. She became certified through Open Source Yoga under the tutelage of Dan Clement and Carole Ray. Mouon is passionate about yoga, life and healing. She has been practicing yoga for fifteen years in lovely places around the globe.
Elisabeth discovered the benefits of Yoga in the early 80’s. She practiced on her own for many years before it became mainstream. In the early 90’s she received her certification through East to West Yoga, led by Suzie Dias, Yoga Master extraordinaire. Hatha Yoga is primarily her teaching style. Elisabeth encourages all individuals from childhood to adulthood to make Yoga a daily or weekly practice. The benefits are felt by all who commit to better themselves through this beautiful practice.
The lotus flower is one of the most ancient and deepest symbols of spirituality on our planet.
The lotus flower grows in muddy water and rises above the surface to bloom with remarkable
beauty. At night the flower closes and sinks underwater, at dawn it rises and opens again
untouched by the impurity of the muddy waters.