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Sheri Kauhausen
is the proprietor of INTO YOGA

Sheri began practicing classical hatha yoga as a toddler.  At the age of 10 she attended her first public class.  Her passion for yoga continued to grow throughout her teenage years and into adulthood as she studied with many great teachers.

Sheri enjoys teaching in the Corporate environment as well as in  Community Centers.  In 1987 Sheri began teaching yoga to students at beginner and intermediate levels.  She also teaches senior citizens, and pregnant women and couples.

Sheri is a Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance and was a founding member of the Yoga Association of BC.  She continues to further her knowledge with additional training and participation in workshops. She is also a certified Baby Sign Language instructor.

 


Alena Minova
is a CanStat certified Alexander Technique specialist with over 3 years of full time study under her belt. The technique is taught at the major performance arts schools across the globe, such as Royal Academy in London, the Juilliard School in New York and Capilano University in North Vancouver. Alena has also been a certified Yoga Instructor since 2009. And is certified to teach Yoga for Scoliosis (studied with Elise Browning Miller). Alena loves to dance and learn salsa with her coach, W.S.F. World Salsa Champion, Alfonso Caldera. She is proud to perform at Seattle Salsa Congress with Bravo Dance Amateur Team in 2017.

 

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Amanda de Ciccio
was first introduced to Yoga when she lived in Montreal, Quebec. While teaching Recreational Gymnastics to children, she was asked if she also teaches Yoga. She was told that her warm up was very similar to a yogic practice. Never having done Yoga before, it was time to try.

Since her very first Yoga class, she knew she wanted to be a Yoga Teacher. Her love for the practice grew; leading her to Vancouver to complete her Yoga teacher Training.

Her peaceful and playful presence will allow you to learn while having fun throughout the class and feel relaxed by the end of class.

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Anna Dueck
was born in Calgary, Alberta and graduated in 2016 from the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University with a BFA in Dance. Growing up, she trained in multiple styles at an extensive arts program in her high school and for 10 years as a competitive dancer in jazz, ballet, tap, lyrical, pointe and hip hop.

Anna is currently the Assistant Producer at The Dance Centre and assistant to Ralph Escamillan, a Vancouver contemporary and vogueing artist. She is a dance teacher and fitness instructor throughout the city of Vancouver. Her performance repertoire includes working with Crystal Pite, Gioconda Barbuto, Rob Kitsos, Gail Lotenberg, Amber Funk Barton, and most recently as Baroque dancer with Catherine Lee of the Historical Performance Ensemble.

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Bill
Mercer
has a multi-faceted fitness background and found Yoga after suffering a knee injury. Over time, he became more serious about Yoga and began to understand the depth of the practice and how it is a moving meditation.  He’s found having a regular Yoga practice improves the integration of mind and body resulting in a calmer, happier life.  

Bill is a certified Yoga teacher and includes the practices of Restorative, Yin, Hatha, Gentle Seniors, Chair and Kundalini in his repertoire.  He is also a certified Pilates mat instructor. Along with his expertise, Bill brings joy and a great sense of humor into his classes and you’re sure to leave with a smile.

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Brenda Dobie
began her personal practice in 2005.  Creating such an amazing impact
on her life, she was compelled to bring the experience to others.  She received her Yoga teacher training through SOYA and currently teaches Hatha, gentle Hatha, Yoga for larger bodies, Yin and restorative.  Brenda believes Yoga is for every body no matter what their size.  She challenges students to explore themselves with an open heart, open mind and most importantly compassion.  Brenda is happy to share her passion for yoga, and living a playful, balanced, fun and
 healing lifestyle.   

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Carolina Bergonzoni
is a dance artist, yoga teacher and scholar currently based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her practice...in life, in dance, in yoga, as a teacher…is marked by a negotiation between what she likes and what she needs. She likes freedom and creativity, but she needs stability and strength. She loves practice, numbers, and method, but sometimes she has to let that go and be more receptive. Her yoga practice is her way to find this balance.

In 2011, Carolina graduated as a Dance Educator and Community Engagement Facilitator. Since then, she has been working on building a community of movers and thinkers, dancing and discussing philosophy with people of all ages.

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Cathrine
Holloway
is a graduate of Open Door Yoga Teacher Training although it’s been her own body that has truly influenced her way of teaching. Focusing on alignment and working together with students to build each pose with intention and focus, Catherine supports students to work at their own pace and listen to their bodies, in order to find what will be right for them in the moment. She offers modifications and hands on adjustments to aid students to fine-tune their practice. Catherine’s reward for teaching is seeing students grow in their own practice over a period of time.

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Cheyenne
Merlo
aims to create a space where students can come to feel nurtured and a deeper connection to themselves. Yoga has proven to help with sleep, the immune system, anxiety and depression, memory and concentration, and Cheyenne believes this will greatly benefit every human - especially adolescents and teens. Students can expect an accessible class with a creative and fun flow of mindful practices for both on and off the mat.

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Christine Carmichael
has been leading yoga classes for children since 2006. She started her career teaching kindergarten for a local Montessori school. After discovering yoga in the year 2000, she began to use yoga elements in her classroom. In 2006, she used her experience in the class to develop interactive yoga for children. Her classes have an element of play, utilizing songs, stories and rhymes with traditional poses.

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Jane Braithwaite
started teaching fitness classes, while studying at University. She has always combined her psychology career with her fitness career. Jane is also an actor having appeared in film, television and stage. Family and raising her two children a priority, Jane brilliantly juggles teaching, acting, and her career in psychology. She uses her knowledge of psychology in her yoga classes, specifically in meditations, geared to promote relaxation and awareness of one's own incredible self-worth.

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Karen
Heaps
is a Yoga teacher who teaches yoga with a healthy balance of eastern philosophy and western sensibility. She brings a lightness and sense of joy and ease to her classes and emphasizes body awareness, self acceptance alignment and safety.

Join her on a journey to inner space - a safe and gentle exploration of our inner world – where we can experience together the influence of our energy on what we believe and how we think –where we can experience the possibility of shifting those belief systems as we journey together through the postures, the breath and a guided relaxation.

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Kathryn
Schultz
loves teaching yoga, especially a gentle style focusing on relaxation, deep breath and gentle stretching. She knows it’s important in this busy world to take time for stillness and ease. Her classes provide invitational cues that offer choices for beginners and more experienced students. It is important to her, as a teacher, to create a safe space for mindful movement. Through multiple years of training and teaching, Kathryn has honed a natural gift guiding students to feel more connected to their body, breath, and heart.

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Lisa
Storoshenko
is an experienced kids and adult yoga teacher who started her journey with meditation which led her to the mat to practice other aspects of yoga. Lisa is a big kid at heart and enjoys being active and creative with her students, providing a safe and fun atmosphere for them to grow, learn and build confidence. Seeing the physical, emotional and spiritual benefits of yoga in her own practice her classes are full of compassion and strive to educate, motive and make others smile.
 

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Lyndsey Goulet
is certified through the PhysicalMind Institute Canada and fell in love with Pilates Matwork due to the promotion of increased strength, flexibility and overall sense of well-being. Her passion for the energy in which Pilates brought to her is what inspired Lyndsey to become a teacher and educator. As a professionally trained dancer and dance instructor, Lyndsey has worked with clients of all ages and has the aspiration to help individuals reach their fitness goals, while reducing stress and encouraging spiritual balance.

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Moira Scascitelli
enjoys the gifts of Yoga, meditation and the physical benefits of Pilates with as many people as possible.  After working for several years as a researcher in Biology she trained to become a Yoga and Pilates teacher, and Neurokinetic therapy practitioner
 
Her personal practice and classes aim to explore the intriguing potentiality of body/mind connection and the ability to heal through the practice on the mat.
 
Moira is a certified teacher of hatha, restorative and prenatal yoga; comprehensive, pre/post natal pilates, pilates for neurological conditions;  level 3 Neurokinetic practitioner; soft tissue release practitioner. She also holds a degree in Biology and PhD in genetics & evolution.

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Olga Reounina Ramjot Kaur
came to Yoga in the early 90s while being in professional sports and living in her native Russia. A holder of Masters Degree in P.E. Teaching and Track & Field Coaching, she has completed comprehensive program of Yoga Teacher Training in Vancouver and received her certification with KRI (Kundalini Research Institute) and Yoga Alliance to teach Kundalini, Hatha, and Yin Yoga.

Olga is especially passionate about practicing and teaching Kundalini Yoga. "In my very first Kundalini yoga class, I experienced such a feeling of bliss, both physical and emotional, that I’ve ever felt in my life before. Since that day on, I've taken a conscious choice to dedicate myself to mastering Kundalini yoga. After practicing and teaching different styles of Yoga, sports and physical activities for over 30 years, I find that Kundalini Yoga is the most effective and shortest path to personal wholeness, happiness, and health. And teaching Yoga is the best contribution I can make in helping other people enjoy wellness and happiness in life."

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Samantha Presley
is a dynamic performer, educator, and artist who finds herself most fulfilled when she is active and sharing meaningful movement practices with her community. As a Bachelor of Fine Arts holder majoring in Dance, Samantha has studied contemporary, ballet, modern, and improvisation/composition dance techniques as well as human kinetics and pilates extensively at Simon Frasers School for the Contemporary Arts. She has performed works by locally and internationally acclaimed artists and in 2016 premiered her first full length choreographic work entitled "Playful Parameters". Above all, Samantha is eager to continue using movement as a way to connect with her students while promoting healthy lifestyles as well as personal growth, confidence, and creativity.

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Setareh Riahi
is a certified Yoga & Meditation teacher as well as a Reiki Master Practitioner. She has been teaching sessions and workshops for more than 13 years. Setareh is passionate about sharing the gifts of yoga and holistic health with others. She loves to inspire people to reach their full potential and optimum well-being.  Setareh is a member of Yoga Alliance and Canadian Reiki Association.


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Tamara's
Mathias
greatest passion in this lifetime is the poetry and mystery of the body and mind. Fascinated by the simplicity and complexity of the human experience, she has been called to the study of yoga and various other spiritual teachings. Combined with a lifelong journey of dance and creative expression Tamara's yoga classes focus on honouring the body and delving deep into the exploration of self. By remembering the divine within, we remember our correct alignment.

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Tasia
Mathot
has been practicing yoga for 10 years and has been teaching since receiving her certification in 2013. Her classes encourage all levels to create a playful practice based around a strong foundation in safety and alignment. Teaching has allowed her to find balance, and she welcomes you to come and find yours.

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