Sophia has been passionate about alternate health since the age of 18, when a two week fasting and yoga retreat dramatically changed her perspective on life and overall sense of wellbeing. Sophia has been practicing nutrition, hypnotherapy, massage and teaching yoga for over a decade. She is excited to be offering her skills at Meadowsweet. Sophia teaches a range of classes including Restorative & massage to Vinyasa and everything in between.
She loves to bring thoughtfulness and introspection into each of her classes.
Janet first fell in love with yoga when she moved to Calgary, AB in 2008 to start her studies in Massage therapy. After taking her first class she knew she wanted to teach someday and share this with others.
Her love for nature and the mountains took her to Canmore, AB where she began practicing Asthanga at the Yoga lounge. It was here that her love for the practice deepened and made her realize she wanted to continue her studies in Asthanga yoga.
In 2011 Janet completed her 200 hour YTT in Koh Samui, Thailand. She was very fortunate to be able to study under Paul Dallaghan.
After completing her studies, she stayed in Thailand for eight months to be able to fully focus on, and absorb these teachings; a life changing journey.
Janet believes Yoga is a way of life and so much more than what happens on the mat.
She loves teaching Asthanga, deeply restorative classes, meditation/pranayama.
What yoga has given to her…… she would like to share with others.
Sue is an ERYT500 (Experienced 500hr Registered Yoga Teacher), RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher), A group Fitness Instructor and owner of EK Yoga Academy 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher Training. She first came to yoga for the physical benefits & quickly realized it had so much more to offer! Over the years it has helped her cope with many health obstacles including cancer and just this February of 2019 abdominal surgery. On a personal note, she loves being outdoors, embracing nature & walking with her dogs. Sue has been teaching yoga since 2004 & has a fun playful approach to her classes. She loves to share her passion with her students in classes & on their teaching journey.
Breannas journey in yoga began in early twenties, she then moved to Kimberley and began studying alongside Shivani Howe. She gained her 200 hr YTT through Sananda yoga school based out of Toronto, but held here in Kimberley BC at Ishtadev Niwas yoga center.
For Breanna, yoga has been a way for her to connect with the breath as well as calm and support the nervous system. Using these as tools to bring herself into the present moment and support her everyday life. Understanding that yoga is not about striving to reach a pose, or a destination, but about finding stillness and patience with where you are at that moment. With this in mind she focuses on teaching a slower paced class based on linking breath with movement and finding that connection to your deeper self
Barb "My introduction to yoga first took place in the Wasa Elementary School’s library when I was 16. Yoga offered flow and body awareness to which instantly got my interest and when we went into our final savasana I knew yoga was something I could learn from.
Since then I have practiced yoga in multiple venues and have shared my experience with many amazing teachers. My focus has shifted various times allowing yoga to serve as a form of exercise, a coping mechanism, a way to find my inner self and always gives me a place to reflect.
I teach flow yoga in order to bring awareness to the body, work within the breath and challenge focus during physical postures.
Shenoa has a BSc Hons in Exercise Physiology and has been working as a Kinesiologist and Clinical Exercise Physiologist since 2006. Following graduation she completed a 1200 hour practicum in Cardiac Rehabilitation and in 2009 she founded Moving into Wellness, a program that integrates exercise as a foundation of health and recovery for chronic disease. Currently, she practices in community settings of Kimberley and Cranbrook and out of Creekside Physiotherapy.
In 2012, after attending a functional movement assessment course, Shenoa’s journey to better understand movement patterns and their role in rehabilitation, performance, and living well through mindful movement truly began.
In the years since she has deepened her knowledge through the completion of many movement-focused certifications and courses, including those with Stuart McGill, Functional Movement Systems, MoveNat, Yoga Tune Up, and Nutritious Movement.
Shenoa’s belief is that movement is like food – our bodies need it to survive and thrive. It’s best when done regularly, in a variety of ways, and is closest to its whole form. Much like nutrition, no two bodies need exactly the same diet to thrive. Her goal is to pair the right movement “nutrients” with your body’s movement needs.