Our Teachers


Mandy Sheen

mandy1Mandy Sheen’s love for yoga started ten years ago when she first began to practice asana. Mandy’s first experience of yoga was in the womb of her beautiful mama, the two shared a practice of yoga together throughout Mandy’s childhood. The positive life changing results that her personal yoga practice brought her inspired her to share the gift of yoga. Mandy finished her teacher training in October 2005 for hatha and prenatal yoga. After endless amazing trainings around the city and beyond, she now teaches a wide variety of classes including hatha, power, flow, prenatal, post natal, kids and restorative yoga on a full time basis. Educating the birthing community being one of her goals, she also gives prenatal birthing workshops regularly. Mandy’s classes are taught with a very grounded, yet playful flow. Encouraging students to feel their bodies from within and move from a place of fluidity and gentleness using yoga foundations. She reminds her students to keep a deep and constant connection to their prana(life force) and how this can transform their lives when they bring conscious awareness in the present moment. Encouraging students not only to feel physically but emotionally, to travel deep within themselves to the beautiful light being they are, feeling and healing with every breath, every movement and every moment.

Mandy grew up in a house of love, truth and freedom and brings this to each of her classes, teaching through love and acceptance, encouraging her students to return to the natural state of love and truth.


Paula K

imagePaula Kravjanski is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) and Registerd Yoga Instructor (RYT 200) through Yoga Alliance. She discovered yoga at 16, as a means of rehabilitating a chronic sports injury. Paula always knew she wanted to give back to others as a way of showing respect and gratitude for the help that was given to her through her rehabilitation. It is a privilege to work with her two passions, healthcare in the form of massage therapy, and yoga as a way to enable others to realize their ability to heal through holistic approaches. Ultimately, she hopes to encourage and help facilitate a healthier lifestyle for her patients and students. She has taken a special interest in the classical form of Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, and enjoys introducing teenagers to the many benefits that yoga has to offer. In Paula’s classes be ready to feel welcomed, supported, and grounded in all stages of your practice as she brings you away from the chaos that surrounds you daily.Paula completed her 3000 hour massage therapy program in the spring of 2012. In the midst of studying for her Board Examinations she decided to pursue her other dream and completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training program in September 2012. She currently practices her Massage Therapy at a multi-disciplinary clinic in Maple Ridge and teaches yoga classes in the Ridge Meadows area. Check out her site www.paulakrmt.com for more info on yoga classes and massage therapy.

 


Linda

lindaLinda Started her yoga journey 15 years ago when her high school teacher introduced her to Hatha Yoga as part of Physical Education. She quickly found the amazing physical and mental benefits that came along with regular practice.  Throughout the years she has practiced many different forms of yoga and fallen in love with classical Hatha Yoga. In 2012 Linda completed her 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher training. After completion she started to practice and train with her mentor and teacher Julia Shields. Linda knows that leading a class with love and compassion allows the yogis in her class to feel safe and comfortable.  Linda’s instructions are clear and easy to follow and she has a natural knack connecting, putting students at ease and offering support and modifications. Linda has a general passion for life and helping others through yoga as well as volunteering within her  community.

 

 

 

 


Karen

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Karen is a Yoga Teacher and Personal Trainer who has a passion for helping others achieve their goals. She brings

herenthusiasm for life to every class. Her interest is in developing classes and programs that challenge students of all levels and provide a positive outlet for relief of stress. By focusing on the needs of the individual, Karen is able to motivate people to achieve higher levels of fitness and personal development.

She brings together her knowledge of yoga with extensive experience in sports such as long distance running, Karate, and resistance training to form unique classes that combine the grace of yoga with strength, stamina, and flexibility.

Karen is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher, Personal Trainer and the Owner of Freestyle Athletics; a company dedicated to helping others achieve their personal goals. Karen specializes in Power Yoga, TRX Suspension Training and Sport Conditioning in class settings, small group training or one on one.


Amy Reedman

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Amy Reedman is a Registered Aromatherapist and Essential Oil Therapist, Certified Yoga and Meditation Teacher,Reiki and Healing Touch Practitioner who’s been practicing since 1999.

Deeply connected to Classical Hatha Yoga, Amy shares her passion for blending the philosophy, culture and truth of the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of holistic living. She currently practices and teaches from home and on location where she incorporates yoga, meditation, energy healing, intuitive coaching and aromatherapy into unique one-on-one sessions, group classes and workshops and individually blended products.

Visit her website for more details: www.theblendingbar.ca


Jenna

Jenna believes that yoga is waiting in each and every one of us. All we have to do is pay attention, and
make space for yoga to cultivate within us and shine brightly upon our lives. Jenna began her journey of
awareness in 2008 after many years of being lost in her life. She began to make choices to bring more
love and light into her life and found more balance in all of life’s facets with the challenges and comforts
that her yoga practice provided.
Jenna completed her 200 hour Teacher Certification in 2011 where she trained in Classical Hatha,
Vinyasa, and Yin Yoga at Yandara Yoga Institute in Todos Santos, Mexico. Inspired by the freedom
found within the physical and emotional body discovered with strength and alignment, she now loves to
incorporate these themes into her classes. With strong belief in the transformative and healing qualities
of yoga, she endeavors to inspire students to shed self-imposed limitations and make space for divine
growth. Yoga unites us with self and with others by shedding fears of the future and letting go of the
past. Jenna believes in creating sacred space with loving compassion and sincerity. She encourages
students to live presently on the mat, and to incorporate yoga philosophy into life off the mat.
Jenna is a student of Psychology and has tremendous belief in the power of the mind. She promotes self
awareness with meditation and positive affirmations. Although she is a student of the sciences, Jenna
incorporates energy healing into her classes drawing on her Reiki energy healing background.
Life will undoubtedly improve progressively in all aspects when our journey of awareness begins. Jump
in, the water is warm

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Jenna believes that yoga is waiting in each and every one of us. All we have to do is pay attention, and make space for yoga to cultivate within us and shine brightly upon our lives. Jenna began her journey of awareness in 2008 after many years of being lost in her life. She began to make choices to bring more love and light into her life and found more balance in all of life’s facets with the challenges and comforts that her yoga practice provided. Jenna completed her 200 hour Teacher Certification in 2011 where she trained in Classical Hatha, Vinyasa, and Yin Yoga at Yandara Yoga Institute in Todos Santos, Mexico. Inspired by the freedom found within the physical and emotional body discovered with strength and alignment, she now loves to incorporate these themes into her classes. With strong belief in the transformative and healing qualities of yoga, she endeavors to inspire students to shed self-imposed limitations and make space for divine growth. Yoga unites us with self and with others by shedding fears of the future and letting go of the past. Jenna believes in creating sacred space with loving compassion and sincerity. She encourages students to live presently on the mat, and to incorporate yoga philosophy into life off the mat. Jenna is a student of Psychology and has tremendous belief in the power of the mind. She promotes self awareness with meditation and positive affirmations. Although she is a student of the sciences, Jenna incorporates energy healing into her classes drawing on her Reiki energy healing background. Life will undoubtedly improve progressively in all aspects when our journey of awareness begins. Jump in, the water is warm.


Alyson Procyk

yoga picAlyson has been practicing Yoga for over 15 years; she was a competitive horse-back rider and went to Yoga strictly because she thought it would help her balance and core…. She was happily surprised when she discovered that Yoga paired with meditation helped her in almost every aspect of her life. She quickly fell in love with the physical practice of Yoga, and the quiet reflective practice of meditation. It is important to Alyson to create a loving, safe, and non-judgmental place for her students to practice Yoga in and she will typically incorporate a sense of compassion, gratitude, pranayama, and meditation into her classes, it is important to her that you feel safe and supported during your asana practiced. Alyson is overwhelmed with gratitude at the opportunity she has been given to share Yoga with you. http://transformyoga.weebly.com/