Svetlana Balysheva, RYT
Svetlana, is a certified teacher in
Canada and India. She continues her study and practice with
Vancouver's well known Senior Teachers such as Kelly Colleen,
Jason Hagemeister, Christine Price-Clark, Sjanie McInnis,
Janet Wallden, Jesse Enright… She is passionate to share her
experience of transformation through yoga. Her love to this
ancient gift from India helped her to overcome some serious
diseases and with the quiet power of yoga she manages to run
her business, teach, and have a family of 5 beautiful girls.
Svetlana focuses on helping her students to believe in themselves,
that everybody have strength and confidence within. She knows
that faith opens the door to the endless possibilities in
physical and spiritual growth.
to share her thoughts on yoga and meditation.
Alyssa Girard, RYT
Certified as a Yoga, Pilates Mat, and Core Yoga Instructor,
Alyssa creates an all-inclusive, welcoming, and engaging environment
for you to seek out and comfortably meet your health and happiness
goals. She combines awareness of proper postural alignment
with the ease and grace of natural movement. Expect encouragement
to tap into your bodys subtle cues and needs, to quickly shift
your mind-chatter away from your to-do list and come into
each practice with a fresh and open mind, in order to walk
away relaxed and rejuvenated.
Christof Milano, RYT
Christof entered into the world of Yoga
mainly for physical benefits. He also hoped to reduce the
high level of stress in his life, and conquer a debilitating
digestive disorder called Crohn's Disease. Along the way he
quickly began to gain his health back, along with his stress
vanishing. He has found inner peace and a confidence unknown
to him throughout his life. Now Christof genuinely enjoys
leading his students through their own personal growth and
assisting them in overcoming whatever they may need, whether
physical or mental.
What can you
expect in his classes? Great for all levels. Christof was
trained through Prana Yoga College, in Classic Hatha Yoga,
which focuses on safety, variations, breath, and meditation.
Gentle, slow, meditative, but not too serious; smiling is
a beautiful thing to practice in Yoga, whether it is internal
David Yao, RYT
to yoga purely from a physical start-point. He was looking
to get in a bit of better shape. As he continued practicing,
he began to learn more about himself physically and mentally.
He found peace in mind, clarity in thoughts, and strength
in his action. He decided that yoga is his life, and he is
eager to share that with others. He provides a style of yoga
called Sadhana Yoga Chi. Its literal translation is "the
practice/mastery of the union of energy." Students can
expect a practice that focuses purely on self-reflection,
body awareness, and balance in body and mind. He offers many
styles of movement and alignment cues, as well as modification
of poses along with verbal and hands-on assist. He says that
the only requirement for his classes is to smile when going
through the door. =)
Jessica M. Chu, RYT
Jessica is a Vancouver-based yoga teacher
who warmly invites you into a supportive and inclusive environment
to experience an overall sense of fun and wellness. Jessicas
classes are dynamic and energizing, and more importantly,
they are fun and accessible for everyone. She will challenge
you to find your edge and embark on a remarkable journey of
compassion, self-reflection, and gratitude both on and off
Lorena Tatomir, RYT
Yoga came to me as a gift; re-awakening
my spirit, coaxing a very stress infused mind and offered
me a more light hearted and playful way to live.
the dedicated practice of yoga, I have discovered limitless
possibilities. The journey of inner exploration continues
to teach me invaluable lessons; building peace of mind, discovering
the healing qualities of the body, and unfolding a humbling
respect for all beings. Having trained in both traditional
Sivananda Hatha Yoga in Rishikesh, India and Foundation Hatha
at Semperviva Yoga in Vancouver, B.C., my classes combine
both practices with an emphasis on breath and proper alignment.
My classes offer a dynamic flow of the physical postures (asanas)
along with breath techniques (pranayama) to calm the nervous
system. I invite you to breathe fully, move with integrity,
expand, be mindful and find your center. See you on the mat!
Every heart longs to be in commune with
infinity, to transcend individual limitations and to heal
life's suffering. Meditation and Yoga arises out of these
longings....they are transformative...It is natural way of
understanding of whom we are and the world around us...and
also organic pathway to living in it. The gift of Meditation
and Yoga to him is as an exploration of insight journey through
inquiry and observation....
Ramin graduated from Prana Yoga College and his classes interweave
element of Hatha and Meditation styles with breathing and
relaxation to bring about natural alignment and to increase
awareness, peace and harmony...
He also annually sits Vipassana retreat and gives service
time to Vipassana organization.
Setareh Riahi, CYT-RT-CRA,
Yoga, Meditation, Reiki, Readings
is experienced teacher & practitioner of Kundalini Yoga,
Hatha Yoga, YogaDance, Yoga for Children, Meditation, and
Reiki for more than 10 years.
She is a professional
member of Canadian Reiki Association (CRA) and 500hr registered
teacher with Yoga Association of BC.
Setareh is passionate
about sharing the gifts of yoga, dancing, and holistic healing
with others. She loves to inspire people to reach their full
potential and optimum well-being. (www.setarehyoga.com