We are more than just “Hot Yoga” We are all about community. You, us, the world. Our dedicated and delightful, fully certified teachers help guide you on your own personal journey that is yoga.
first learned asana from an Eoin Finn yoga video in her basement in Northern B.C. and never looked back. Her basement yoga evolved into her first 200 hour Yoga Alliance Teacher training with Eoin Finn. Jamie has since completed many additional hours of training/workshops with Eoin Finn, YYoga and other instructors and is a certified BCRPA Fitness Theory, Weight Training, Group Fitness/CanFitPro Personal Trainer. She continues to study with Eoin Finn, her children, students and nature. She teaches breath and alignment based vinyasa flow and is grateful each and everyday for her practice. When off the mat, she can be found writing, daydreaming, dancing, and busting out ujjayi breaths on her bike, snowboard, trails and mountain tops. She believes everything is connected. She is passionate about community, nature, good chocolate, friends, love, breath, coffee, clouds, family, fluffy snowflakes, food, quiet, music, hugs, mountains, beaches, fall colors, smiles, muddy trails, red wine and blue skies.
Kelly came to find Ashtanga yoga in Fernie BC in 1999. A move to Calgary took her away from the practice for a period of six years. In the spring of 2007, Kelly came to Salmon Arm where she was elated to find an Ashtanga class to be a part of. It was here that her true yoga practice took shape. She began to gain a deeper understanding of the practice, and realized the importance of the Ashtanga lineage and made a commitment to train as closely to Sri K. Pattabi Jois as possible. With the support of her amazing family, Kelly pursued her dreams and attained her certification in the Ashtanga practice in Yalapa, Mexico.
Kelly believes that yoga is a continuous journey that changes directions at different times in our lives. It will often take us to different places and to different people that we may never have believed possible. Living in the moment is difficult when you have the constraints and responsibilities that life presents us. It is the only place she has found where she can completely become present in time. It is a true moving meditation for Kelly, a sanctuary for honouring herself. It is a place where she can give as well as receive peace, love, happiness and gratitude.
Marissa began taking yoga classes in 2007 at Moksha Yoga while working as a professional contemporary dancer in Montreal. Drawn first by the physicality and a new means to stay in shape and get killer legs, she spent her first months as a yogini wearing short shorts, looking bendy, and feverishly reinforcing already existing imbalances. A shift took place when she began studying at Ashtanga Yoga Montreal. Here, she began to explore the possibility of yoga without mirrors, Lululemon paraphernalia and all that blinding, Western Yoga Bling. She started to see yoga as something that occurred inside rather than something externally applied.
To Marissa, yoga is no longer about achieving wickedly impressive feats of strength and flexibility, nor about finding oneself, bettering oneself, or attaining any mind created goals. It’s about letting go. It’s about the conscious participation in Life and about honoring and embodying the truth that we already are, without trying to force anything. And it’s about feeling good…really, really, Feeling Good.
Tasha is trained in Hatha yoga and feels blessed to have completed her training in Nelson, BC. Her influences are varied and vast and include teachings of Iyengar, Vinyasa Flow, Anusara and Yin yoga. She finds peace and inspiration in hiking, rock climbing and skiing; activities that allow her to connect with her highest teacher, Mother Nature.
Tasha’s intention through yoga is to consciously connect to her authentic sense of self and cultivate patience and kindness. As a teacher she strives to inspire her community to do the same.