Our Instructors

 

IMG_8369Phillipa Beck RYT 500 Phillipa owns and operates Full Circle Yoga. She is also is a partner and organizer of Northern Sky – Meditation & Yoga Wilderness Retreats.  Phillipa completed her initial yoga training at the Salt Spring Island Yoga Centre.   Following that she studied Anusara Yoga in Vancouver; completed Kid Yoga teacher’s training in Peterbourough; Hot Yoga teacher training in Ottawa; and studied Anatomy Yoga with Susi Hately Aldous in Calgary. From there she specialized in Yoga for Anxiety and Depression, completing the Level I practitioner training with Amy Weintraub, and spent a month at Kripalu, near Boston, Mass., studying Yoga for Trauma with Bo Forbes and Bessel Vander Koek. In Tuscany, Italy, she studied Scaravelli Yoga, a gentle intuitive sensing into the body.  And in 2015 completed her RYT 500 through the South Okanagan Yoga Academy.

 

Amanda Follett Hosgood  Amanda teaches with a belief that yoga should be accessible to anyone who wishes to experience it. With a background in Ashtanga and a love for bringing creative sequencing to her classes, she teaches a beginner- to intermediate-level Astanga-inspired flow that incorporates varying measures of sweat, breath, laughter and relaxation. She practiced yoga for over a decade before completing her 200-hour teacher training at Yandara Yoga Institute in Baja, Mexico in March 2014.

 

 

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Yeva Glover brings her diverse background into her offerings as a yoga teacher: being raised in the wilderness, dancing professionally in NYC, intensive studies into many modalities of yoga, and, now, being a mother of two. Yeva has taught yoga for 7 years, teaching adults, teens, & children, in studios & schools, as well as leading local and international yoga workshops and retreats. Trained in NYC and Vancouver, Yeva is a RYT-500 certified Vinyasa, Yin, Pre-natal and Kids’ yoga instructor.

 

 

Hannah Barnes  is a Physiotherapist, has a BSc in Sports Science and is a Balanced Body Pilates Mat Instructor. Originally from England, Hannah completed her degree in Physiotherapy in 2008 before moving to Canada where she has been working in the private clinical setting for the past seven years.  Pilates has been a long time interest, and by integrating it in to her clinical practice, Hannah has been able to see the benefits it can offer in injury prevention and recovery through its focus on creating postural balance, alignment and strength to help optimize movement and performance.

 

Linda Kusleika has been practicing yoga for over 30 years.  She explored Hatha, Bikram, and Kundalini before landing at Iyengar Yoga.  She is a certified Iyengar Level I/II teacher.  Linda is passionate about wellness.  Her business, the Well Being, specializes in body therapies, Chinese 5-element theory, and other forms of healing.  She is most interested in yoga’s ability to prevent (the pains yet to come) and the ability of yoga to support healing.  When she is not teaching yoga, she is teaching school, working in her garden, or hiking, biking, or skiing in the great outdoors of the Bulkley Valley.

 

Naomi Nyuli   Focused on creating a renewed sense of energy and vitality, Naomi combines yoga with holistic health practices to address modern-life ailments that she has experienced in her own life — like stress, burnout, painful joints and spinal stiffness. As a Project Manager in the advent of the dot com boom, Naomi discovered the therapeutic benefits of yoga at the Sivanada Yoga Vedanta Centre in Toronto.  In 2004, she received her 200 Hour Teacher Training certificate at Yoga Space and 2006 marked the first of two visits to India to study Ashtanga, Pranayama and Philosophy with Masters in Mysore and Dharamshala.  Since then she has continued to study with an array of instructors from across Canada and the United States.  Naomi was also the founder and co-founder of two successful Terrace-based Yoga Studios; Treehouse Yoga and Wild Lotus Studio.  In the years that she was involved with these businesses, she learned many lessons – some the hard way and connected with many wonderful people.  Today she continues to practice and loves to share her experience and knowledge with others.

 

Sandra Cooper has been doing yoga for half of her life now! She was mesmerized by the practice of yoga from her first class. Her curiosity grew, eventually leading her to complete her first training in Hatha and vinyasa yoga at Trimurti Yoga in Dharamshala, India in 2017. After teaching a few community classes and participating in a Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Training, Sandra went back to India in 2018 to study in a 300-hour advanced teacher training. Yoga has been an integral healing energy in Sandra’s life and she incorporates this into her teaching through breath work, body awareness techniques and relaxation.

 

Zoë Hadeler Lund is a recently certified yoga instructor, having completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training in Vancouver in fall 2017. She has practiced yoga for over 6 years, and has loved it from the beginning. She has taught in studios in Vancouver and Saskatchewan, and also has experience with teaching private lessons. Her classes are focused around feeling good in your own body and bringing awareness to your inner self. Mindful movement, meditation and pranayama are included in every class. Zoë welcomes all levels of experience to her vinyasa-style classes.