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Ning
Ning

Former Lawyer,Forrest Yoga Teacher,Yoga and Beyond founder.

I arrived in Vancouver in 1996. I saw blue sky, breathed clean air, and immediately sensed freedom and opportunity. I fell in love with Canada instantly. Challenges were routine. I could not find work. I could not communicate. I failed an interview for a dish washing position. I feared public situations because of my language barrier. I overcame it, and studied for eight months to learn English. I next attended massage training, began a business, and soon after, yoga found me, but this time re-united with my old friend: joy of music, rhythm and body movement. In 1997 A very dear friend who I will never forget offered me free basement commercial space. I used it to begin my first yoga studio. The newfound outlet for the expression and flow which came from my heart grew rapidly. As the yoga grew, so did many beautiful friendships. As I look back on that little basement studio which continued 13 years, those years forged the skills and foundation of my yoga practice, and showed me how to maintain and grow a yoga business. In our life experience we touch many lives and find many friends. Few people in my life have provided a more meaningful place for change and growth as did that dear friend who gave me that free practice space. He selflessly gave a gift which I feel a duty to ‘pay it forward’. Yes, it may be said we need to survive and earn a living. But to me, I am honoured with my struggles and life experiences, and am also honoured to create opportunities and places for change in others now. I believe in the miracle of Yoga.

The inward journey began in the early 1990s with training in the martial art of Kung Fu, and later in teaching the hard and soft styles of the art. Interestingly enough, a preference for the soft side developed, which encompasses soft, flowing movements linked to the breath.

In approximately 2000, I followed through on a desire to explore the world of yoga which at the time was to complement the martial art training, in terms of increasing flexibility. In a very short while I came to realize that I was gaining more benefit than bargained for from a regular practice of yoga.

I began with Bikram and Moksha, along with some Iyangar and, more recently, Hatha and Ashtanga styles of yoga. I was fortunate to participate in the teacher training program, focusing on the Ashtanga style (Traditional, Vinyasa and Flow variations) and will be forever grateful to Tracy Mann, Tanis Fishman and Florin Voinescu for their dedication and insight throughout the program.

My inspiration for wishing to participate as a teacher was to deepen my own practice and, to the extent I can, assist other practitioners along their journeys. I am firmly of the belief, as evidenced in the writings, 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. It is a beautiful journey inward and am always inspired by travelling along this path with others.

he following saying by Krishnamurti reflects that view: “The winds of grace are always blowing, all we have to do is set our sails.”

NamasteGord (Narayana)

Yoga Teacher Certified YOGA SIROMANI Jennifer began practicing Yoga because it was a source of serenity in a chaotic world. Jennifer has been a devoted practitioner of Yoga for over six years and continues her journey of learning and is proud to share her knowledge as an instuctor. The practice of Yoga has helped Jennifer on all levels—mental, emotional, physical and spiritual. The discipline has brought her a growing freedom from obsession with people, places and things and a greater focus on looking in the mirror for the source of all that is. Jennifer’s favourite saying is “Be where your feet are.” If I have regrets over yesterday or am worrying about tomorrow I am not here right now, in the moment, which is really all there is. Yoga will always be part of Jennifer’s life as it helps her to accomplish this on a daily basis.

Yoga started out to be something new to try in 2007. As I attended more classes, I soon realized that this will be a part of my life rather than a fleeting fancy. Yoga became a source of rejuvenation and a path to find myself.

I found the physical benefits were undeniable. Having had issues with my back before my introduction to yoga, I’ve found through diligent practice that it has subsided. Also, it mentally strengthened me. My focus within and without had been greatly improved. It allowed me to be more aware of my body, my thinking and my emotions. The practice of meditation and finding those quiet moments have brought peace within me. People who have known me before yoga have said that they can see this change. At the beginning, yoga was just another form of exercise that I wanted to tackle but it has meant far more to me than I could have envisioned – it has become part of who I am.

Outside of Yoga Passage I’m a Junior High Math and Science Teacher. I enjoy being active – playing volleyball and any sports that uses a racquet.

My sincere thanks to my gurus – Tracy, Tanis and Lerrita.

Meno

 

I was in my early twenties when I first discovered yoga: a Bryan Kest Power Yoga video was playing at the gym I belonged to, and I became transfixed by Bryan’s good looks. I was also intrigued by the sheer physicality and seemingly effortless grace of the practice. I signed up for my first hatha class and quickly discovered that even though I was strong, yoga demanded much more of me than I had anticipated. Inspired, I sought out power yoga classes, and fell in love. I soon quit the gym and pursued yoga exclusively.

In 2000, I took my yoga teacher training, not intending to teach, but wanting to deepen my practice. The universe, however, had different plans. Before long, I was teaching, delving beyond the mechanics of where to put hands and feet and trying to inspire people to be their truest selves. I still believe that the mat is a training guide for our lives. I developed a following and Strength and Soul yoga was born. A series of videos followed and I was able to quit my day job and begin teaching full time. Next, I developed the Strength and Soul Student Development program, and have been blessed to see so many great people deepen their practice and even go on to teach themselves.

Throughout my teaching journey, I have maintained my own practice; without a practice, I would have nothing to share.

I could not have imagined how my yoga journey would unfold, and I am so grateful for the many wonderful people I have met on the way.

Namaste

I have been seeking joy through movement and breath from a very young age. I had 14 years of dance experience before discovering yoga.

  To my unknown fortune…  I went through a stage where I had no direction, I was addicted to the party life and influenced by drugs and alcohol. In the end I believe that this path brought me to where I am. I am grateful for my past “mistakes”
 Yoga has built up my self esteem by gently guiding me along the path of my own purpose. Which is to be happy, and enjoy life, while inspiring joy in others.
  Although I have been teaching for 2 years, and believe I am meant for this, I am forever a student. Every time I get used to something, oddly enough, change comes!!!
 If you think about how children learn, they learn through play! That is how I “learned” how to be childlike again. I am passionate mostly for the road of self discovery. The journey is continuous, ever changing. The more you learn and understand yourself, the more you can relate and have compassion with other people. If I can create deeper connections with myself,  I will have authentic connections with you. That is what is important to me. Enough about me…I would like to meet YOU!
   Please join me for yoga, barre fitness, and aerial flow/aerial therapy classes. Let us learn from each other, as it was intended to be.

I’ve been practicing yoga for a decade and teaching yoga for five years. I completed a 200-hour teacher training in 2008 and a 500-hour training in 2011, both at Mount Madonna Center, a retreat center and intentional community near Santa Cruz, CA. I was also a resident of Mount Madonna Center for four years, where I had the good fortune to study and practice with Baba Hari Dass, a master yogi from India, as well as a number of his longtime students with decades of experience as practitioners. I also had the privilege to teach asana, pranayama, meditation, and yoga philosophy in their ongoing public classes, teacher trainings, and yoga retreats. My experience there has also been augmented by my study of Shadow Yoga with Mark Horner in Berkeley, CA and of Sanskrit and Asian philosophy and religion at the University of Calgary.

Through all of this, I’ve come to understand asana–the poses we usually call yoga–to be part of a larger process of self-inquiry that can include practices like pranayama, meditation, and even chanting and ritual. I love a good workout as much as anybody, and I’m endlessly curious about the nitty-gritty biomechanics of the practice. However, I’m also fascinated by asana as a means to explore who we are somatically and psychologically, as well as a means to cultivate a meditative state that points toward something altogether beyond our individual identities. I teach a class that invites students into an awareness of the present moment through awareness of their own bodies, regardless of the experience level of the student or the poses or style being taught. I hope you’ll join me!

 

Yoga, for me, is all about having fun and focusing on self. I first started a dedicated yoga practice in 2012 when I needed a change from the weight room. Years of lifting weights and lengthy cardio session had my body seeking a different type of workout. I loved the athleticism and playfulness of yoga and once I added in the element of heat, I was hooked! It didn’t take long after starting a more dedicated practice to notice the change in my body and in my mind. I started to release stress, tension, and feel invigorated. Early in 2014, I took my 200 hour RYT and am constantly building on my knowledge base, receiving my level 1 BUTI certification as well. Aside from the yoga, I have a degree in Kinesiology and played collegiate golf which has instilled in me a strong understanding of human body mechanics and appreciation for the importance of mental focus.

My yoga journey started seven years ago, while I was at a point in my life searching for happiness through momentary pleasures. As my vicious hunger for more never subsided, I found myself caught in a never ending circle of materialism. Then one day, I stumbled into a yoga class as a recommendation from a friend – boy did I feel great after! Although I couldn’t quite pinpoint what this “good feeling” was, I just knew that I wanted more.

I dove into a variety of different teachings – Ashtanga, Bikram, Hatha, Anusara, Kundalini, Baptist and Moksha – soaking up the influence of as many teachers as  possible. That’s when I had an “Ah Ha!” moment; The fulfillment received from obtaining material “things”, was the same “good feeling” I basked in after practicing yoga. Once I connected to the potential of cultivating my own joy, I knew this was accessible to anyone – no matter size, age, race or shape. I recognized the perfect recipe to finding inner peace was the combination of asana (yoga postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), and meditation. Anyone could practice these exercises and clear the shrouded smoke of a material, social hierarchy, and move into the light of clarity, with the freedom of self fulfillment. I then wondered why more people couldn’t see the world this way? How could  people live everyday in a sleepy haze without feeling this magnitude of appreciation for life? Thats when I decided to make it my mission to spread the word to as many people I could.

I took my teacher training and immediately sought out to connect with as many people as possible – spreading the ancient tools of peace and happiness to my community. Now with over 700 hours of training in a variety of yoga philosphies, I take on each class I lead as an opportunity to connect with my community in hopes of opening eyes and hearts to a greater purpose – with the goal that someone, everyday, will go home with the same happiness and fulfillment that I have found for myself, through myself.

My yoga practice began in 1998, where for a while, it was just an awesome work out for me. It gave me strength, flexibility, and often a euphoric zen.

I went through phases where yoga was more prominent in my life and other phases where it was less. No matter how consistent my physical practice was, there has been an intentional focus on my awareness of the connection of my mind, emotions, and true Self. Yoga has taught me this.

I’ve learned to look within, to truly know and love my Self, and to come to a place of calm and quiet. In doing so, I am able to separate my Self from external factors that do not serve me, and I am able to focus on the ones that do. This practice gives me peace, it has physically, mentally, and spiritually healed me, and it always makes me happy!

I am teaching because I want to share with others how powerful yoga can be. Whatever your reason may be to practice, I believe that there is no greater kindness one can give themselves.

During this lifetime on earth, I commit to holding a healing space for individuals to flourish into their connection to self, and the healing powers that we all posses. We can heal our physical injuries, find contentment in emotional trauma, cultivate mental clarity, and delve into spiritual realms. Thus finding ease in meditation/pranayama/asana work that enhances our daily state of being. While yoga is a life path that one can pursue, our true connection, peacefulness, and surrender to “just be,” comes from within ourselves.

Yoga was introduced to me at a time in my life when I was uncertain on how to move forward with a compassionate heart. Yet, I soon discovered the limitless potential of my worth. My intention to begin teaching came from the restoration and the exponential personal growth that occurred within my own practice; I want to share this magic with others.

While our minds are continuously busy and drawn to instant gratification, I’m intrigued by the possibilities that rest within uncovering the layers of my sub-conscious mind, and connecting to my inner voice. While I had tried several types of therapeutic practices, yoga has become a sacred gem to my every day living. My physical injury began to heal; I found acceptance and contentment for the emotional traumas that I had lived. Consequently, I connected to my body in ways that I never knew existed.  Although at first I didn’t understand the subtle changes that were happening, I knew that yoga was the missing piece that I had yearned for.

My journey with yoga hasn’t and will never end, for I’m dedicated to continuously immersing myself deeper into the history, philosophy and anatomy. I love passionately writing meditations to sink our practice into a meditative state before asana. In addition, I design themes to enrich your personal yoga journey. My vision at Yoga and Beyond is to go beyond yoga, which encompasses community building inside and outside class time. I believe that yoga is not just a practice, but it’s a way of life. As we connect to our breath, we can learn how to heal ourselves while we listen to our body speak, as yoga is the foundation for non-violence, contentment, peace, and acceptance. 

I love writing, hiking, exploring and traveling. All of these passions are beautifully connected to yoga, and I’m enthusiastic in connecting these elements throughout my lifetime as a teacher.   

I highly recommend my class to anyone who is interested in going beyond yoga by finding purpose through asana, building community, and indulging in themes related to the Yamas and Niyamas. As well as those who like to laugh, smile and find playfulness in their practice. 

I studied a 200hr teacher-training program in Calgary, 100hr meditation/pranayama training in Ibiza, Spain, and 30hr yin training.

Through yoga I explore the true essence of my being, and I find a heartfelt sense of worth and purpose. I’m honoured to share my passionate purpose of healing and guiding you through a safe practice for the mind, body, soul, and spirit. While exploring your personal practice, you will find that you discover new pieces of yourself every time.

*Yoga is different for everyone – come explore with me*

I have always been drawn to eastern mysticism and exercise. While in High School I dabbled with yoga and kung Fu. When I left to go to university I engaged in more traditional physical pursuits. I was able to come back to Kung Fu and Tai Chi over 20 some years ago, and in the last 5 years reacquaint myself with the beauty of yoga. In 2009 I registered in the month long intensive training course offered by Yoga passage and I am deeply in debt to the fine instructors there. To me yoga, kung fu and tai chi offer many of the same health benefits but from slightly different perspectives. Tai Chi is a soft style art, uses no force, requires slow even movements, and all movements contain circles. Tai Chi helps rebuild spirit and body, it is closely related to mediation, and tai chi helps bring peace of mind, also calm breathing. Tai Chi reinforces relaxation and being in the present moment Tai Chi helps adjust weigh, clear the mind and strengthens the brain. In short it is my experience that regular practice of tai chi has many related physical, mental and spiritual health benefits. The most difficult journey, but the most important one, is the inner journey Tai Chi is one of a number of wonderful vehicles for this most amazing of all journeys. I hope to see you soon, to travel this path together. Namaste David Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti

She began her journey into yoga in 2008 when she took her first class in Japan. At the time, she couldn’t actually understand what the teacher was saying, but followed along based on visual and energetic cues. Since then the practice of yoga has been an integral part of Rosabel’s life. It has helped her through her darkest moments and continues to be an anchor physically, mentally, and spiritually. Rosabel took her 200 YTT at Prana Yoga College, at the time which was in Vancouver, and has also completed a Yin/Restorative training with Ning. With a blackbelt in HapKiDo, Rosabel grew up with a martial arts background, she enjoys the dynamism of learning new movements and is constantly looking for new ways to challenge her body and mind. As a certified NESTA personal trainer, Rosabel also instructs MMA bootcamps as well as surfset. She believes in constant learning, and through her practices she is as much a student as she is an teacher. Off the mat Rosabel works for a local tech start-up based out of Calgary, she has a degree in Biotechnology.

Recently moved to Calgary, Lauren studied Akhanda Yoga (RYT 500) and offers a wide variety of class styles, all with a blissful and holistic approach to the yoga practice. In honour of her spiritual name “Yog Jyoti” – meaning “holding the light of unity – bestowed on her by guru Yogi Vishvketu, she is committed to creating space where students may explore and recognize their own brilliance and light within.

My story? Like a lot of you I came to my practice because I was in need of a change, I completely crushed my foot. I put on a lot of weight, and was suffering from chronic back and foot pain.  Nothing seemed to help… chiropractors, physiotherapy, acupuncture, even running was painful. Anything high impact made my foot and back worse.  I was worried I would lose my job… Then I took my first power yoga class.  My first class totally opened my eyes to how unhealthy I had become.  It changed my life.  I went from 260lbs to 187lbs…   Imagine carrying 73 pounds of butter in a backpack, because that’s exactly what I was doing!  I’m in my 30s now, and in better shape then I was playing football in high school. Its funny, I started doing yoga to save my career, and now I teach it as my career! Yoga has opened my eyes and forever changed my life, and it can change yours too!

 

I love teaching and practicing Baptiste Yoga because this style of yoga inspires and empowers me at every level of my being – mind, body and spirit. As a daily practice, I love reconnecting with myself and with my students and am able to do that through the physicality and intentionality of this practice.  It’s a powerful representation of what we are all capable of – returning to our ‘True North’ when we go astray in our busy lives.  For me, Baptiste Yoga empowers communities and opens the door for a greater and deeper connection to our authentic selves, leaving us with the possibility of living free and more connected to our own humanity. When I connect with my students and I see that transformation for the first time; be it through Meditation, Asana or even a presence to there own Self-Inquiry’s. That moment when a student’s eyes light up, whether it’s their first practice or they are a seasoned Yogi, and the have that expanding moment in their personal practice, this is what fuels me every day. Nothing great was ever achieved without passion.  It is that passion that drives me to be the best possible teacher I can be every day.

As I reflect on the path that has brought me to this exact moment, I must say that it feels as though yoga was there from the start.

An insatiably curious guy, the formal practice of yoga drew me in like a moth to the flame. So much history! So many stories!! Such a beautiful vibration about it!!!

At the ripe age of 22 years, with a cynical mentality and just a touch of the “tough-guy” syndrome, I wandered onto a yoga mat for the first time and gripped and grunted my way through an intense asana practice. It was this moment that catalyzed the softening of my mind, the expression of my heart, and the teachings of universal humor.

As I sit now, silently within the very peace that I once feared I would never find, words simply cannot suffice to explain the process of living yoga. Surrender meets with courage. Passion meets with gentle authority. Stillness meets with breath…and everything becomes the dance. It is a deeply rich way to experience!

To live your yoga is both to accept the gift and to give it to others. Join me, and let us ride the breath, participate in the dance, and empower our world to recognize the ever elusive truth that rests so beautifully for us to find.

Namaste

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My yoga journey started when she moved to Canada from Japan in 2008 with one suitcase. I still remember the first day when I arrived in Canada. All I had were summer dresses since I was from an island where we did not see snow that often. I was extremely cold. I ran into a store to buy a rain jacket but I got an extra large jacket instead of extra small. I could barely speak English! I still enjoy the big pink jacket. How I got into yoga?  When I lived in Japan, I had severe neck pain and headaches for over 10 years. The pain started when I was 20 years old. I tried massage, chiropractic treatment, and other therapies to no avail. They only had temporary effect. I met one of the yoga teacher at Yoga Santosha when I went to lilac festival in 2009. I decided to try one free yoga class.  During the first few years, I did not even see very much change. I did however, start to utilize yoga as a means to relieve stress from work and personal relationships. Indeed, my body always felt lighter and refreshed after yoga. A couple years later, I discovered the energy work that I do now, called the Bio energetic synchronization technique. This practice is an energy balancing hands-on procedure. It strikes a natural balance of nerve function and communication between the conscious and subconscious divisions of the central nervous system. I also learned the six essences of life style through energy work study. These are:As I study more about these six essences, combined with my experience with yoga, I can continue to examine my physical, emotional, and spiritual needs more and more thoroughly. All the pain was gone after 6 years of physical and emotional yoga practice. I completed my 200 hour YTB with Danielle Pechie and meditation, nidra and chakras immersion program with Bridgette Shaw in 2016. Yoga has been part of my life and my life would have been completely different without it. I appreciate every practice I had in the class with amazing teachers always believed in me. I seek to help others thrive in life by nurturing body, mind and soul with yoga and you find your own beautiful yoga journey.

I found myself in my first yoga class 8 years ago after an injury sustained by overdoing it at the gym. I had been looking for a gentler form of exercise, in the interim, while my shoulder healed.  What I found there was so much more than expected. This was much more than just a physical practice of postures!

The synergistic flow of breath and meditative movement brought a new heartfelt awareness of self and spirit, like never before. Yoga has since become my daily practice of wellness. It helps to keep me grounded, and reminds to stay present to  life both on and off the mat.

I’ve always had an interest in all things health and wellness, and it soon became clear that it was through sharing yoga with others that I  could

find a meaningful way to give back to the community.

In 2013 I received my 200 hour training at the Yoga Studio College of Canada,  in Iyengar style yoga, with a strong focus on alignment, and the use of props to facilitate ease in the practice.

I love the fact that yoga is a lifelong continual path of learning and growth, with no finite end.  I am always excited to learn from new teachers, explore different philosophies and go deeper, adding knowledge with additional trainings and workshops.  I look forward to meeting you on the mat to share  in this journey of yoga.

My classes will challenge your strength, your breath, and your balance, and perhaps guide you to find the stillness at your own center.

 


Spin

Certified by the Provincial Fitness Unit through the AFLCA & the Keiser Corporation for Indoor Cycling and Group X Classes.

I’ve been doing indoor cycling for over 15 years and leading classes for 3. I have a strong background in boxing & martial arts and an avid mountain trail hiker, skier and absolutely love a good rollerblade skate. 

As an instructor for any class format I feel my job is 3 fold: offer a class that is safe, fun and challenging. In that order. I want us to be doing these classes for a very long time and for that we need to ensure we don’t overreach and always keep form & proper breathing techniques up front.

One of my favourite things is to see someone safely reach their goals and discover abilities they may not have believed they had, and then immediately set new ones. 

Other workout formats I’ve led include a Cross-Training class incorporating a boxers routine. This included heavy bag work, floor exercises such as sit-ups, push-ups, burpees (oh yes, there was burpees ), skipping, guided resistance drills, isometric & plyometric drills and lots more. 

I’m not the kind of person who instructs a class by standing to the side & barking out drills, that’s not me. I need to be in the trenches right beside you, feeling the efforts and benefits of the class. Come join me for a ride.

Daniel Larsen is an insurance and injury lawyer/Harvard trained mediator. He has kept his soul invigorated over the past 30 years through downhill/cross country mountain biking and mountaineering endeavours. He had a passion and a vision for creation of this Spin Studio which led him to design and build it in October 2014. He has completed a AFLCA Alberta Spin Training Course and is in in the process of acquiring the Official Spinning Facility Trainer designation by the manufacturer of our bicycles, Star Trac Corporation and Mad Dogg Athletics Inc of Venice California. He brings a gentler approach to Spin. But do NOT let the absence of disco balls and club music deceive you. You won’t leave his class dryer. However he WILL take you on a journey of the mind by inviting music and visualization to invoke obedience of muscle and coordination. He will gently persuade you to “commit, own, and complete” YOUR workout, not his. His visualization and staged progressive active recovery technique will elevate you to a surprising workout level, and leave you glowing with an endorphin high, and send you on your way to your next yoga class, work, or leisure activity mentally and physically invigorated. (If you have any questions  at all he welcomes your queries at larsenlaw@shaw.ca )

Movement is my magic!!

Kyra thrives off of moving and helping others discover wellness through movement. She believes true fitness is harnessed through the genuine support of others. As a trainer, and fitness instructor she make it her priority to improve your quality of life, and she will be your biggest fan!!

Kyra grew up in Scotland practicing Kung Fu, Ballet, and Highland dance. She moved to Canada with her daughter 17 years ago, and practiced Clinical Mental Health for 12 years in both Canada and Seattle. As both a Personal Trainer, and Clinician, Kyra has had the privilege of working with inspiring individuals living with multiple diseases, and/or disorders.

Kyra’s diverse background lends itself to intertwining the spiritual, emotional, and physical connection to true fitness. In addition Kyra lives with 5 chronic diseases, and continues to take control of each one through healthier living. If your looking for meaningful change, Kyra is your kickass girl:)

Areas of interest:

Back health,
Healthy weight loss,
Healthy eating,
Improved Strength and Cardiovascular conditioning,
Calisthenics,
Strength and endurance training,
Body Sculpting,
Burpees,
Chronic Pain fibromyalgia and arthritis,
Pre-and Post-natal care,
Parkinson’s fitness treatment,
Cancer survivor fitness treatment,
Anxiety and Depression,
Prehab and Rehab (shoulders, hips, and knees),
Overuse injuries,
Marathon Training,
And Cycling training.

Certifications:
Can-Fit-Pro Personal Trainer Specialist,
TRX Group Fitness,
TRX Rip Trainer,
MadDogg Indoor Group Cycling,
Sports Strength and Conditioning A.C.E.
Group High Intensity Interval Training A.C.E.
Bender Ball Above the Barre,
Zumba, and
Boxing Conditioning.

 


Barre

I have been seeking joy through movement and breath from a very young age. I had 14 years of dance experience before discovering yoga.

  To my unknown fortune…  I went through a stage where I had no direction, I was addicted to the party life and influenced by drugs and alcohol. In the end I believe that this path brought me to where I am. I am grateful for my past “mistakes”
 Yoga has built up my self esteem by gently guiding me along the path of my own purpose. Which is to be happy, and enjoy life, while inspiring joy in others.
  Although I have been teaching for 2 years, and believe I am meant for this, I am forever a student. Every time I get used to something, oddly enough, change comes!!!
 If you think about how children learn, they learn through play! That is how I “learned” how to be childlike again. I am passionate mostly for the road of self discovery. The journey is continuous, ever changing. The more you learn and understand yourself, the more you can relate and have compassion with other people. If I can create deeper connections with myself,  I will have authentic connections with you. That is what is important to me. Enough about me…I would like to meet YOU!
   Please join me for yoga, barre fitness, and aerial flow/aerial therapy classes. Let us learn from each other, as it was intended to be.

Amanda combines 17 years of formal dance training in ballet, jazz, tap and musical theatre with her passion for fitness, to deliver high energy classes suitable for all fitness levels.

Amanda took her Zumba Instructor certification in 2009, fell in love with the music and the rhythms and has been sharing her passion ever since. She is a certified AFLCA group fitness instructor, cycle instructor, barre instructor, Zumba Toning and Zumba kids instructor and enjoys teaching students from ages 4 -76.

She has dedicated her career to helping people live happier and healthier lives and tells her students “if you’re moving and laughing you’re doing it right!”.

Movement is my magic!!

Kyra thrives off of moving and helping others discover wellness through movement. She believes true fitness is harnessed through the genuine support of others. As a trainer, and fitness instructor she make it her priority to improve your quality of life, and she will be your biggest fan!!

Kyra grew up in Scotland practicing Kung Fu, Ballet, and Highland dance. She moved to Canada with her daughter 17 years ago, and practiced Clinical Mental Health for 12 years in both Canada and Seattle. As both a Personal Trainer, and Clinician, Kyra has had the privilege of working with inspiring individuals living with multiple diseases, and/or disorders.

Kyra’s diverse background lends itself to intertwining the spiritual, emotional, and physical connection to true fitness. In addition Kyra lives with 5 chronic diseases, and continues to take control of each one through healthier living. If your looking for meaningful change, Kyra is your kickass girl:)

Areas of interest:

Back health,
Healthy weight loss,
Healthy eating,
Improved Strength and Cardiovascular conditioning,
Calisthenics,
Strength and endurance training,
Body Sculpting,
Burpees,
Chronic Pain fibromyalgia and arthritis,
Pre-and Post-natal care,
Parkinson’s fitness treatment,
Cancer survivor fitness treatment,
Anxiety and Depression,
Prehab and Rehab (shoulders, hips, and knees),
Overuse injuries,
Marathon Training,
And Cycling training.

Certifications:
Can-Fit-Pro Personal Trainer Specialist,
TRX Group Fitness,
TRX Rip Trainer,
MadDogg Indoor Group Cycling,
Sports Strength and Conditioning A.C.E.
Group High Intensity Interval Training A.C.E.
Bender Ball Above the Barre,
Zumba, and
Boxing Conditioning.

 


Pilates

Look great and feel fabulous! With nearly 20 years in the industry, Rebecca brings a broad range of expertise and personal experience, to her clients ranging from strength training, to Pilates, IFlow, cycling, kickboxing, nutrition and life coaching.

Rebecca is a dog-mom; nature-lover; foodie, tortured author; hopeless pianist; world-traveler; and surfer wannabe. Growing up she played many sports, but cycling and martial arts were her passions. An early diagnosis of cancer and a car accident shifted her focus from fitness to overall health, healing and wellbeing. Today, she finds great joy in helping men and women build powerful bodies and beautiful lives.

Services include:

  • life/wellness coaching
  • strength training
  • eating psychology and nutritional guidance
  • Fitness: Pilates, Air Yogalates, spinning, IFlow, kickboxing, kettlebells

Regardless of your fitness level, Rebecca aims to provide a safe, fun, supportive and uplifting environment to pursue your health and fitness goals successfully, gain body confidence, and lead a brilliant life.

Rebecca is creator of Silk Pilates, Seven Weeks 2 Sizzlin’, She Rises, Re-Claiming Your Vitality After Cancer, the Nourish Challenge, and is author of the recipe book, Nourish.

When our goals are values-based as opposed to externally motivated, they become more meaningful and compelling. So, part of her offering is to help you uncover your “deeper why(s)”, align your training goals with them, and stay the course.

Qualifications & Certifications:  Degree of Kinesiology with Psychology, Professional Co-Active Life Coach (CTI), Great Story Coach (Lucid Living), Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (NSCA), Pilates (PhysicalMind Institute), Air Yogalates, PN ProCoach (Precision Nutrition), Spinning (Spin Storm), IFlow (IFlow), Kettlebells, Kickboxing


Contact Rebecca at:

E: elanperformance@gmail.com
W: www.elanperformance.com


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