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Meet Our Instructors
 

 


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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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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Hana Rutka
has had a lifelong fascination with movement. A dancer from an early age, and a graduate of Canada’s National Ballet School, she is currently a contemporary dance artist and student living and studying in Vancouver. As a result of several dance injuries she was drawn to the rehabilitative power of Pilates and has been practicing yoga and Pilates for over a decade. She has completed her STOTT PILATES Mat course and is working towards becoming a fully certified STOTT PILATES instructor. She is attracted to and passionate about Pilates because of its mindful approach to seeking integrated, functional movement. Hana strives to create a nurturing environment in her classes by guiding and empowering students to deepen their body awareness in order to achieve a dynamic sense of alignment, reduce stress and tension, and enhance physical and mental well being.
 

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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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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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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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Talia Langtry
began taking ballet classes at the age of three. She grew up studying at Flora Pigeau Dance Academy in Surrey. Her training has primarily been in ballet and contemporary, but she also has training in Modern, Jazz and Lyrical. Talia is now in her second year at Modus Operandi, post-secondary contemporary dance program. She has completed all of her R.A.D. vocational exams with distinctions, including Advanced 2. In 2014, Talia was chosen to be a part of Joshua Beamish’s Telus Youth Mentorship Program. She was also chosen as the Pac West Senior Ballet Provincial Representative in 2015 and 2016. In December 2016, she competed in Australia at the Genée International Ballet competition. She plans to continue to pursue a career as a professional dancer, while balancing this with her passion to teach dance.
 

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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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