Phillipa 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.
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.
Chrissy Melymick Chrissy believes that finding and sustaining balance, and feeling joy, love and lightheartedness are essential to life.”When we cultivate loving-kindness from within, it spills over into the rest of the world. Everything is interconnected.” Chrissy’s life transformed when her yogic path began almost a decade ago. She completed a 200-hr teacher training at Rizze Yoga Studio in Vancouver in 2008. Her practice and path have continued to flourish since. Chrissy’s offerings are inspired by nature and the endless number of gurus out there, including her greatest teacher yet, her daughter Grace.
Craig Stewart A practicing geoscientist with the BC Ministry of Environment for many years, Craig left that position and went on to pursue Yoga training through the Salt Spring Centre in the summer of 2015. “On the physical level I feel stronger and more attuned to myself. At a more subtle level I feel I am becoming a better person and believe more strongly in my life path and choices. I feel a better energy within and I think send better energy to the outside world as well. Yoga has been reaffirming to many critical aspects of who I am while also introducing me to new thoughts and ways of being.” His teaching is Hatha and Ashtanga inspired.
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.
Lucy Luo “Yoga for me is a constant journey. Yoga gives me the courage to step into my greatness, it also offers me the opportunity and reminders to soften and be compassionate with myself and others. I hope to offer these things to those that come to my classes. I am dedicated to continue to learn and grow as a teacher so I can offer others an opportunity to listen to their body and tune in with their breath. ~Namaste~” Lucy completed her 200 RYT training in India.
Shannon Rue “I discovered the joy in yoga almost 20 years ago and have had an evolving practice ever since. The consistency of my practice has ebbed and flowed depending on where I am on this wild and amazing ride called life. As with most things in life, I believe there is no one style of yoga that suites a person at all times and therefore have developed a multi style approach to my practice both for my massage clients and yoga students alike. I’m often out playing in the mountains, rivers and oceans or chasing my kids around but I always happily find my way back to my mat.” Shannon completed her 200 hr YTT at Yandara Yoga Institute.
Liliana Dragowska has been practicing yoga since early 2000, and received her 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate in 2009 through the South Okanagan Yoga Alliance satellite program in Prince George. She most recently completed Yin Yoga training with Bernie Clarke. Her main practice is in Hatha Yoga with a keen interest in yoga as a tool to help focus and calm the mind, build strength and relieve tension from everyday life. Liliana has found that yoga has led her through a spiritual path of inner exploration and joy. She hopes that in sharing practice with others they too can find the benefits and joys of yoga to incorporate in their lives.