The Team

Instructor/Wellness Team

The Lab Instructors/Practitioners are the best in our communities. With a focus on alignment and safe practice, our dedicated, certified and amazing community of knowledgeable providers will be there to support you.

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Nicole W

Westshore Instructor

I tap into my creativity to build sequences that help students discover their inner strength and I facilitate the process of relaxation for each body using modifications and variations. With a heart full of passion for yoga, I strive to create a sacred space where everyone feels encouraged to explore the transformative journey of yoga. Strength & Balance: My yoga practice emphasizes strength and the importance of restoring balance, both in body and mind. I believe that yoga isn't just about poses; it's about fostering resilience, empowering your body, and finding tranquillity within. Community & Connection: I cherish the joy of building a vibrant community of like-minded individuals. Through my classes, I aim to bring people together, fostering a sense of connection and shared purpose. Yoga isn't just a physical practice; it's a gateway to relationships, support, and a shared path to well-being. Inclusivity: I'm deeply committed to creating a safe and welcoming space for every body and identity.. I celebrate the beautiful diversity of all individuals, and I believe in the healing power of yoga for each unique soul. Completed 500hrs Hatha Yoga Training with Modo Yoga in Kelowna, 2016. Completed 22hrs Flow Training with Modo Yoga in 2022. Completed 50hrs Restorative/Yin Training with Octopus Garden in 2022.

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Shane R

Westshore Instructor

Shane loves the outdoors. Chasing the ocean and mountains all the way from Ontario, he arrived on the island in 2021. He has since become addicted to surfing and mountain biking in between his day job as an environmental consultant. Shane began his journey with yoga in 2018 – he was bored at the gym and needed something to spice things up. Believing flexibility was not in his cards, he’d never entertained the idea of practicing yoga. One of his best friends pushed him to try an into month of power yoga – and just like that, he was hooked. The blending of a full body workout, finding the physical limit, and the practice of checking into the present moment while letting go, was exactly what he needed. Yoga helped him tame his temper (and still does) and touch his toes. Now he tries to pass that immense benefit of yoga through his teaching.

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Sarah H

Westshore Instructor

Sarah began practicing yoga as a way to stretch after running, but it became so much more than a physical practice when she started to feel subtle changes in her mind and heart. Without realizing it, she had started down a path of self-discovery, and it has changed her life for the better. Practicing yoga gives her the space she needs to let go of her thoughts, listen and connect with her heart, and embrace her dreams. Sarah began teaching yoga in 2013 to share her passion for something that has truly been such a positive influence in her own life. She strives to give her students space and connection to their heart, to their voice, and to their own unique passions. She believes that taking the time to find stillness, to breathe, and to listen will help us tap into our own innate and intuitive wisdom and guide us to where we truly want to be. Sarah enjoys spending time immersed in nature and feeling a connection to our beautiful Planet Earth. She believes there is always more to learn, and will always be an enthusiastic student and explorer of our world ♡ Sarah is a YA certified RYT-500, and teaches all levels Yin, Restorative, Hatha, Vinyasa, and paddle board (SUP) yoga. She also leads Meditation and Yoga Nidra, and always includes Savasana with every class! For more info please visit www.sarahhendersonyoga.com

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Tina V

Massage Therapist

Tina graduated with honours from the International Academy of Health Sciences in 2019. She began her practice as an RMT in Ottawa ON, at a prenatal clinic. Moving west with her husband in 2021 they found themselves in beautiful Victoria BC. When not practicing massage or yoga, Tina is often playing with her dog, devouring books, creating textile crafts or playing D&D with her friends. Tina's practice is grounded in techniques designed to relax the nervous system. She utilized hot stones and neuromuscular relaxation techniques to activate the parasympathetic nervous system. It is when we are in this relaxed state the body is best able to recover. Tina applies therapeutic pressure in a soothing manner to relieve pain, increase range of motion and invite the body to relax in a calm safe space.

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Tamara M

Westshore Instructor

My name is Tamara Maxim and I live in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada! I am so grateful to live in the Pacific West Coast, which has a vibrant yoga community! I have 2 beautiful daughters who always support my yoga ventures. I have two adorable yoga dogs, Honey and Sweetheart, who join in my yoga adventures and are often featured in my yoga videos! I started teaching yoga in 1999, due in large part to the inspiration I found from spending time at the Yasodhara Ashram as a child and young adult. Through my own practice, infused with yoga philosophy and study, I have found yoga to be a constant source of healing and joy. I love weaving together deeper elements of yogic teachings into my classes, especially drawing from the elements that have resonated within my life. I am grateful for the many connections I’ve made in life through yoga and feel grateful to share my passion in my community.

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Ambre R.

Westshore Community Class Instruct

Ambre has been practicing yoga since 1997, where she attended her first Iyengar classes on Vancouver Island, and found hot yoga in 2000, when she developed a passion for hot yoga, from Bikram's to Moksha/Modo to YYoga and heated power classes. She holds three yoga certifications, totalling approximately 780 hours of teacher trainings, from Vancouver Island, Mexico, and YYoga Richmond. She has been teaching for studios in Vancouver since 2010. Ambre earned her degree in music therapy in North Vancouver in 2012, and currently works in Long Term Care using music activities, singing and movement as a medium to goals with residents. Ambre also has a passion for outdoors, nature, nutrition, and animal rescue. Having recently moved to South Vancouver Island, Ambre is excited to integrate into the yoga lab community and connect with students and teachers. Come sweat and play, and practice at your own edge, which may vary practice to practice, honouring that your highest teacher is always within you :-)

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Telisha K.

Victoria & Westshore Community Class instructor

Telisha has been an avid student of yoga for over 15 years. Coming from a gymnastics background, she understands the importance of alignment and preventing injuries. With her love for dance and flow, you may find hints of elegance and grace within her classes. Telisha first found her love for yoga during a time of significant growth. Coming from a fast-paced background and high-energy lifestyle, yoga was a place to find peace while also experiencing strength and discipline. While falling irrevocably in love with the practice, she discovered that her body began to accept the flow, releasing stress and pain from previous injuries. It was eternal bliss. Telisha’s next move was to take a deep dive and become a yoga teacher – after many years of putting it off for fear of the unknown, she finally said no more. Telisha is proud to announce having graduated in February of 2023, with Hatha, Vinyasa, and Hot Yoga certifications. Telisha is 250 hours in (and counting), with a burning passion to continue growing as a person, and an influential yoga teacher. Yes, this gal is making waves! With her bubbly, loving personality, and openness to spirituality, she intends to guide all levels of classes with modifications, so every body – beginner or not! – can join. You will undoubtedly be inspired by Telisha’s light-hearted and driven passion to help guide each individual to feel one within their own mind-body connection. Telisha is proactive in opening a space for creativity and vulnerability. Being of mixed race, she is overjoyed to announce her goal of creating and sharing BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) classes with every studio she can. SPREAD THE LOVE!

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Karen M.

Victoria Instructor/ Wellness Practitioner

Karen brings with her 20 years of experience as a certified Hatha yoga teacher, facilitating workshops, teacher trainings and retreats in Canada. She's trained in Hospice volunteering services specializing in complimentary care with Reiki as a certified Reiki Master since 2010. She holds certification in Transpersonal Hypnotherapy and a diploma in Psychotherapy. Her wish is to honour the sacred alive in you, for you to find your own empowered way of loving and living. In reverence, ~Karen

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Erin K

Westshore Instructor

Erin Keir, born and raised in Toronto landed in paradise Victoria B.C. 500Hr RYT + Reiki Energy Healer, Erin combines elements of breath, energetic movement and mindful relaxation to promote a deep sense of balance and freedom. Her approachable style is accessible to yoga veterans and rookies alike – you’ll leave her classes connected to joy and ready to ‘Let Shift Happen.’ With over 15 years of diverse experience teaching many forms of yoga & dance, Erin leads regular weekly classes, private sessions, workshops and retreats worldwide. She proudly has served on the faculty of the Ahimsa Yogayama Teacher Training program, where she herself studied and graduated. Always a student, she is deeply grateful for her teachers & mentors: Michelle & JP Tamblyn-Sabo, Danielle March, YuMee Chung, Simon Park, Rod Stryker & Theresa Marcotte.

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Rose C

Victoria + Westshore Instructor

My passion for Creative Expressions, Yoga and Healing Arts continue to bloom everyday. I’ve been a Yoga Teacher for a decade sharing my energy and experience through community building, art, poetry and innovative resilient props for on and off my Yoga mat. My recent projects are supporting, facilitating and gathering conscious minds as a Creative Director for Yoga, Art & Nature Retreats as visitors on unceded territory on Haida Gwaii + sharing my Reclaimed Cedar Bloom Yoga & Art Blocks. To preview my music check out my Spotify playlist: Yoga with Rose

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Willow H

Westshore RMT

Willow was born in Banff AB, Canada and raised in Ottawa ON. She first made a move westward in 2007 when she followed her roots back to Banff where she spent two years living and playing. Though she loved the seasonal adventures the mountains had to offer, she followed a pull towards the coast and has been living on Vancouver Island for over a decade where she now calls Metchosin home. When Willow was little, it was always a challenge to convince her to get out of the water–whether that was a lake in the Gatineau Park, a pool or a river–and not much has changed. A lover of all things water, she has found her happy place nearby the ocean with an abundance of varying coastline, rivers and lakes to explore. She even enjoys the rainy winters. Willow can often be found with a favourite mug in hand, enjoying local trails, snuggling something furry, laughing, engaged in good conversation, making soup or sitting at her piano. Willow is a recent graduate of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy located in the heart of Victoria. Over the course of her time as an intern therapist, Willow had the opportunity to work with a variety of populations and conditions including: chronic pain, mental health challenges, athletes, pre and post natal, central and peripheral nervous system disorders and various inflammatory conditions. Willow welcomes a wide variety of clientele: from those seeking to simply enjoy a relaxation massage to those in need of a more therapeutic focus. She is committed to creating a practice centred around facilitating relief, wellness, empowerment and resilience as directed by each individual client’s goals. Working with Willow, you can expect empathic active listening, a mindful treatment approach and plan, as well as tailored homecare. Willow strives to forge supportive therapeutic alliances with her clients as a means of inspiring hope, curiosity and confidence as they pursue and maintain their health goals.

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Jennifer F

Acupuncturist at Vic & West

Jennifer is a Registered Acupuncturist Treating out of BOTH LAB Locations. She is passionate about assisting people on their health journey. She was first introduced to acupuncture after struggling with amenorrhea and anxiety as a result of emotional stress. After seeing firsthand the systemic effect acupuncture had on both the mind and body, Jennifer packed up her car and drove across Canada with her Golden-Doodle, Cooper, to study Traditional Chinese Medicine. Before earning her Diploma of Acupuncture at Pacific Rim College in Victoria, BC, Jennifer lived in Indonesia and Oman for nearly five years. While there, she obtained her yoga teacher training certificate and deepened her love for cooking by starting a food blog, Reaching For Greens, where she posted plant-strong meals. Upon returning to Canada, Jennifer graduated as the Valedictorian from the Applied Holistic Nutrition program at The Institute of Holistic Nutrition in Toronto, Ontario. As a practitioner, she has a particular interest in cosmetic acupuncture, pain conditions, gastrointestinal-digestive disorders, and mental-emotional health. Jennifer continues to regularly attend workshops and online courses to further her education. When not in clinic, you can find Jennifer gardening, exploring new recipes in the kitchen, or out on a hike with her pup!

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Eve C

Westshore Instructor

Eve has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and took her practice to the next level by completing her Yoga Teacher Training Program (RYT-200). From there, she has completed various other training programs to complement her yoga and aerial fitness classes. She completed her 300 hours Yoga Teacher Training in July 2020 and is designated as a RYT-500. She is currently a member of Yoga Alliance and also designated as a Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). She aims to make her classes fresh, uplifting and fun for all levels. She is friendly, approachable and takes great care with creating a safe and comfortable environment for all her students. She loves sharing the joy of yoga and fitness with each and every student that she meets along the way. She believes in yoga for life – taking every opportunity to weave the tools and practices of yoga that she has learned into her daily life. She is always looking for ways to deepen her practice and expand her study of yoga by continuously learning – not only from other teachers and colleagues, but also from students.

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Kelly D’A

Victoria Wellness Den RMT

Welcome! A little about Kelly ~ She has been specializing in the Critical Trauma Rehabilitation sector since 2007. She is a Massage Therapist (2005) certified in Craniosacral Therapy, Orthopedic Evaluation ,Total Body Balancing, Lymphatic Drainage and Yoga Therapy. She is also certified in energy medicine therapies, Energetic Balancing level 1,2 & 3. She is a certified Reiki Master, Consultant in Akashic Records & Soul Realignment. She believes that "Every-BODY" is different therefore each session is unique and designed for your needs. She specializes in bringing awareness to patterns that are wanting to be cleared and healed from chronic di-stress, dis-ease and dis-empowerment. Utilizing her passion, knowledge, and experience in Anatomy, Fascial Restrictions , Somatic Emotional Release and Akashic Records, she has created my Shifts Happen program. This program establishes and links your unique Soul Gifts, Talents and remarkable characteristics for you to release what is no longer serving you and Shift into your True Potential! My program identifies blocks, restrictions, and karmic patterns that are disrupting your balance potential in your present life. Through her program, unique learning strategies are created specifically for you to step into your TRUE POTENTIAL and the LIFE YOU DESIRE. She takes great pride in the progress and successes of my clients, and looks forward to working with you. Shifts Happen when you Practice the Pause Cheers, Kelly

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Dawn B

Victoria + Westshore Instructor

Hi I’m Dawn, I believe yoga transforms us from the inside out. Whether you’re new to yoga or are looking to deepen your practice, I’m here to support you on your journey and offer you tools and experiences to feel more at ease in your body and mind. Yoga truly changed my life and teaching is my passion. I’ve been teaching full time for over 10 years, I teach a variety of styles from Hatha to Flow to Yin and Restorative Yoga, as well as Breathwork and Meditation. I have facilitated several Meditation and Pranayama workshops and created alongside my husband a Yoga and Sound experience - Immersion, Sound, Mind, Body which we have shared at local yoga studios as well as festivals in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada. I’m known for mindful, grounding and balanced classes integrating breath and movement; using breath to calm the mind while working into and connecting with the physical body. I also blend music and meditation to create a serene experience.

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Eddy B

Victoria Instructor

To me, it's all about awareness. Yoga encourages us to move with mindfulness, compassion, and intention and that transfers over to almost every aspect of our daily lives. It’s about learning and practicing on the mat so we can spread this joy, happiness, presence, and love to others off of the mat. My positive approach to teaching provides for a playful atmosphere where I weave together free-fluid movements with the sounds of the breath while always coming back to intuition. I enjoy flowing through funky transitions and settling deeply into a shape allowing the asana to fully encompass the body. Through these transitions and asanas, I will attempt to guide the class to discover these new depths, kind of like exploring the deep sea. My intention is to give students the feeling and experience of oneness, wholeness, connectedness and to cultivate a positive state of being. My professional background lies in nature and forest connection and I often bring these “natural” aspects into the class. Whether it’s placing our awareness on the elements within us or building a sequence like building a fire, it’s all connected. MUSIC BIO: My music choice is diverse with inspiration coming from Spanish, Arabic, and Indian influences. I attempt to match the energy of the class with a steady beat to guide us through flow and instrumental flow for restore classes.

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Talina B

Victoria Instructor

My passion for movement started at a young age. As a child, I was constantly encouraged to be active, which lead me to participate in every sport available, including dance, soccer, track and field, and swimming. As a young adult, my focus shifted to fitness and conditioning and I pursued a number of fitness conditioning trainings. After joining my mother for a yoga class, I found myself immediately captivated, which began my inner journey to examine the connections of mind, breath, and inner self expression. Through yoga and movement, I hope to embolden my students to be more present and to tap into the beauty of life and inner potential with each breath and movement. I encourage my class to slow down, tune into their body, and learn how to understand their inner whispers and how to nourish them. Coming from a fitness background, my home is functional vinyasa krama and I focus on creating alignment and strength while matching breath to movement. I love yoga for its continuous teachings and it brings me great joy to be able to share this passion with others and help them on their journey. I completed my first yoga instructor training in 2016 and have gone on to complete an additional yoga teacher training, various functional movement trainings, and mat pilates certification. In addition to teaching weekly classes at One Yoga Victoria and Third Space Movement, I also teach a variety of private clients.

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Guy F

Victoria + Westshore Instructor

I teach yoga from the perspective that everyone is unique – no two bodies, minds or hearts are exactly the same. I believe that yoga practice is about discovering, embracing and acting from your deepest, most authentic self. When you come to one of my classes, expect to be grounded, centered, challenged, and reinvigorated – all delivered with a douse of fun and humour! My own yoga history, training and certification are extensive, varied and always ongoing. This variety is reflected in my classes as a fusion of seated and moving meditation, flowing Vinyasa, powerfully held Hatha postures, contemplative Yin, Pranayama, and guided meditation and relaxation including Yoga Nidra. I am nearing completion of my 800-hour training as a certified yoga therapist – bringing this know-how to all my classes, making sure that all students are safe and able to work within their own capabilities and uniqueness. I view the act of teaching as a joyful extension of my personal yoga practice. I’m passionate about all things yoga, and am always eager to share this passion, both one-on-one and in a class setting. I have had a regular and focused practice since 2003, both on and off the mat. My practice is a fusion of many influences, including sequencing using the Vinyasa Krama method, inward focus from the Vipassana and Shadow Yoga methods, alignment principles of Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga™ and Anusara, the yoga philosophies of Erich Schiffmann and Michael Stone, and the mental discipline of hot yoga. I am strongly committed to fostering yoga community and continuing my own growth in and through yoga. What to expect for music: Guy uses a mixture of slower paced contemporary chill, background electronica, and classical music in his classes. He strives to limit use of songs with vocals and to match the pace of the music with the pace of the practice.

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Tara H

Victoria Instructor, Lead YTT Faculty ( on maternity leave)

Tara Heal landed in beautiful Victoria in 2017 from a 14 year stint living in NYC, and couldn’t be happier. Her teaching has spanned NHL teams, teens, Broadway performers, office groups – always offering classes that are powerful, soulful, and dynamic, while incorporating innovative, intelligent sequencing and functional alignment. She aims to encourage body awareness, agility, and strength, while illuminating the peace and power that comes from mindfulness.Tara fell in love with this practice in 2001. By 2008 she began formal training with Rod Stryker’s Para Yoga Vinyasa Certification (Mary Bruce and Johnna Smith), and has continued with trainings, immersions and inspiration from The Iyengar Institute, Laughing Lotus NYC, Kula Yoga NYC, Moksha/ Modo Yoga, Sivananda, Janet Stone, Carly Forest (Yin), Christine Price Clark, Ryan Leir, Dina Tshouluhas, Witold Fitz-Simmons, Ted Grand, Jessica Robertson and will be a student for life. Tara is honoured to share the practice that has brought so much courage, resilience and joy into her own life, and intends to bring light, humor, patience and authenticity into her teaching. Alongside Yoga, her work as a performer has taken her to stages all over the globe. She feels endlessly grateful to continue sharing her “why” through movement and music.For info on events, special offerings, privates, and mentorships, connect with Tara via Instagram DM. @tarahealybird For info on upcoming events, workshops, and teacher trainings visit www.tarahealyoga.com

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Crista S

Victoria Instructor

Crista adores yoga! She loves the peace and happiness that it brings her, and loves helping others to similarly discover the healing and empowering effects of yoga. She has found that yoga addresses all aspects of mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being, and that acceptance and confidence on the mat reflect into daily life. Crista holds a B.A. in Psychology, and has taken additional training in counselling and social work. She has been teaching yoga for over 15 years. She has completed numerous Teacher Trainings: 5 Elements Vinyasa with Janet Stone, Vinyasa with Clara Roberts-Oss, Prenatal with Teresa Campbell, Advanced Hatha Teacher Training, Silent Meditation, and Advanced Pranayama. She is proud to hold the highest designation of certification with Yoga Alliance, an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500). She loved being a member of the Semperviva Yoga Teacher Training faculty in Vancouver, BC. She is passionate about helping students learn, sweat, de-stress, and have fun! She encourages students to be playful and open. Her classes are always creative, working toward peak poses, and include a theme in practice. She feels that yoga should be a balance between challenging oneself to grow and learn, and gently respecting one’s daily limits. She believes that every person has the ability to discover the wisdom and compassion of their own inner teacher. Come and play!

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Carly GH

Victoria Instructor

Her classes are a lot like her hair: ever-changing, colourful and full of joy. Meet Carly Greene Hill. She’s a movement teacher, events organizer and writer, here on the traditional lands of the Lək̓ʷəŋən People. Often found with a coffee in one hand and a pen in the other, Carly creates avenues of self-expression under her pen name tiny.writer. Her yoga sequences offer something for everyone—be it heart, flow or funk. You can expect a focus on intelligent movement, playfulness and connection to music + poetry. When she isn’t working, this community connector winds down by cooking (badly), camping (also badly) and watching TV (namely Ted Lasso). More often than not, she has her nose in a book and arms around her favourite infamous companion, Ari The Cat.

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Amber F

Victoria + Westshore Instructor

Amber’s Yin and meditation classes emphasize a holistic mind-body-spirit approach to yoga, offering a safe holding container for your practice through steady, grounded presence and trauma-sensitive practices to encourage deep inner listening, cultivation of present moment awareness and trust in the innate healing intelligence of our bodies. Amber practices as a Medical Herbalist in Victoria, and draws on her knowledge of the healing modalities of plant medicine, ayurveda and buddhism to enrich her offerings as a yoga and meditation teacher. She bows deeply to her many teachers with whom she continues to study, and looks forward to practicing with you! To learn more about Amber visit her website:www.embodiedherbalist.com What to expect for music: Still + Meditation classes = no music Still = relaxing atmospheric instrumental music (sometimes no music) Flow, Flow + Restore = relaxed to mid-tempo music, a mix of instrumental songs and mid-tempo songs with lyrics (mostly from independent artists) You could say even her music selections are trauma-informed!

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Sam S

Victoria Instructor

Originally from Ontario, Sam has called Victoria home for the past 15 years. She’s got a traveling heart and an adventurous soul. Those attributes have taking her to numerous yoga studios across North America as a guest teacher. Sam took her first 500hr YTT, January 2012 at Modo Yoga LA. With over 1000hrs of trainings under her belt, Sam’s flame for learning continues to burn bright. She finds her greatest growth through fellow teachers, students, community, books, conversations and life experiences. “Life and all the experiences, good or bad, that have been thrown our way skillfully mold us into the people we are now and the people we’re becoming. Breath is an incredibly powerful tool we can use to connect deeper with ourselves. It can allow us to truly be present, in the moment. It can carry us through the most uncomfortable situations, on and off our mats.”

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Lori K

Victoria Instructor

Lori presents a progressive and unique approach to the flow of yoga, offering a continual creative style that begins from the inside out that allows for the freedom to colour outside the lines by feeling, rather than just doing. Seamless connection through dynamic transitioning enabling the space in between to be just as essential as the pose itself. When she’s off her mat, Lori can be found traveling the world with her job as the Program Manager for an international animal welfare organization. And, don’t be surprised if she’ll try to get you to adopt a four legged creature by the end of class!

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Tracey N

Victoria Instructor, Lead YTT Faculty

Tracey has dedicated herself to the practice, study and teaching of yoga since discovering its joys and benefits during her first pregnancy in 2001. She was fuelled by the inspiration of Shiva Rea, and has further trained with teachers around the world combining elements of dynamic and inspiring alignment-based flow. Her teachings blend the traditional Eastern philosophy and asana with todays desire for physical practice, while integrating the mind body connection. Tracey completed her RYT 200 Yoga Alliance certification through Shiva Rea in 2005 with an emphasis on Prana Vinyasa training. She earned her RYT 500 certification with Janet Stone in 2018 specializing in philosophy, intuitive sequencing and the devotion of unified breath and movement. Being a lifelong leaner, she graduated from McMaster University in 1988 with a degree in Physical Education. She credits this early start as her catalyst to a diverse, and blossoming thirty years in the health and wellness industry. Tracey initiated the Global Mala Project for Peace now running in its 12th year. She is the co-creator of Binds and Beats, a local project that unites the yoga and music world, and has taught workshops at the Victoria Yoga Conference for six years. She has led retreats, workshops and immersions in New York, Mexico, Greece and Thailand. She is currently working on Teacher Training Programs in Victoria and Vancouver, while offering mentorship and one on one training. Tracey creates a safe, non-competitive space for her students to dive beneath the surface of their daily lives to find deeper meaning and clarity. She leads from her heart, stirs emotion and infuses joy while honouring the teacher within. She is known for her creative sequences and intentional themes, emphasizing the importance of proper alignment and the ability to pause and honour time shared on the mat. She is a devoted mother of two and offers yoga as a way of life, a practice of being in the moment and savouring every breath!

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Em S

Victoria Instructor

Emily teaches with grounded strength, passion, and fire. She inspires the practitioners in her classes to dig deep using breath to find the balance between exploring new edges, having no expectations, and staying present. Her intention behind every class is that people show up and do the work on the mat so that they can live a more authentic life off the mat. Emily sees herself as a student first, and finds her own courage and strength by the challenges and teachings from her personal practice.

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Charlie Gates

Victoria Instructor

Charlie Gates (they/them) is a queer sound practitioner and movement guide recently transplanted from Toronto. Their yoga classes are a blend of deep listening, fluid movement, and intentional soundscapes to support the journey. Charlie believes the practices of movement and meditation exist not just for us as individuals, but as potent tools for resiliency, compassion and power; offering ourselves to each other as allies, activists, and buoyant beings. They are delighted to be sharing movement and sound offerings at Yoga Lab.

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Pilar Munoz

Victoria Instructor, Lead YTT Faculty

Pilar is a seeker of truth. She believes that what we desire the most is to see our wholeness and to connect intimately with one another in this world – to see each other fully. She believes it begins first with yourself. Pilar teaches from a place of curiosity and humor. You are encouraged and challenged physically, mentally and emotionally to showing up fully! Grounded in knowledge of the heart and love, Pilar’s gentle and mindful guidance through postures creates safety for each and every student to intimately connect with their breath. This is the ultimate experience of life. She encourages students not to miss out on any part of their lives: the light and the dark and all the spaces in between. She is joined on this journey by her two beautiful children who are both her teachers and allies. Pilar’s trainings include: Modo Level 1 (2011), Yin (2014) and Vinyasa Flow (2014).

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Kim M.

Victoria Instructor

Kim began practicing yoga in 2007 in a church basement and a community hall. Although she originally used yoga as a way to stretch between going on runs, eventually, yoga became the way. She has studied with Ted Grand and Jessica Robertson in the Moksha/Modo tradition, vinyasa with Natalie Rousseau and David Testo, as well as yin yoga with Carly Forest. Kim is constantly amazed with the resilience of the body, mind and heart. She believes that everyone can benefit from yoga, and that practice can be a pathway to connect to ourselves and those around us. The practice of yoga can help us to remember that we are whole and complete just as we are. Kim teaches mindfulness by slowing down, and linking breath with movement to encourage present moment awareness in both body and mind.

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Kamila N

Owner of LAB Westshore + Instructor

Kamila, Teacher & Owner of the Lab Westshore, is the one behind the scenes and often at the desk working with our incredible Westshore faculty and facility, and teaching a variety of class offerings at both Lab Westshore and Victoria. She grew up on Vancouver island, and keeps very active exploring within BC’s bountiful nature. Dance was a huge part of Kamila’s yoga journey and active lifestyle growing up; she fell in love with graceful mobility, and learned much about stretching and movement anatomy. Yoga came into Kamila’s life over 13 years ago, the physical/spiritual restorative functions and power of breath latched onto her heart and mind. The ever learning world of yoga and mindful fitness is humbling and exciting for Kamila, with several trainings, workshops, and years of experience in management and business she hopes to meet and move with you very soon! 

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Kamila N

Owner of LAB Westshore + Instructor

Kamila, Teacher & Owner of the Lab Westshore, is the one behind the scenes and often at the desk working with our incredible Westshore faculty and facility, and teaching a variety of class offerings at both Lab Westshore and Victoria. She grew up on Vancouver island, and keeps very active exploring within BC’s bountiful nature. Dance was a huge part of Kamila’s yoga journey and active lifestyle growing up; she fell in love with graceful mobility, and learned much about stretching and movement anatomy. Yoga came into Kamila’s life over 13 years ago, the physical/spiritual restorative functions and power of breath latched onto her heart and mind. The ever learning world of yoga and mindful fitness is humbling and exciting for Kamila, with several trainings, workshops, and years of experience in management and business she hopes to meet and move with you very soon! 

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Sheena N

Owner of LAB Victoria + Instructor

Born in Toronto and raised in Guelph, Ontario, Sheena moved to the west coast and feels sweetly embraced by the change of pace. One of the best decisions she ever made. Following a previous life in restaurant operations, she set out on a year long self guided pilgrimage. Staying in ashrams and meditation centres to explore embodiement of the yogic lifestyle, in none of other than its birthplace of India. The intention being to better understand the intricacies of her own heritage, fostering spiritual growth. Her time abroad allowed her to absorb the nuances and traditions of Eastern hospitality which have reminded her to connect with authencity and sincerity everyday. She aspires to educate that the practice of yoga extends beyond being in a studio moving your body, manipulating your breath, relaxing and meditating. Empowering yogis to approach themselves with playfulness and curiosity inwards, themes from the traditional philosophies are woven through her classes to remind us how to take our practice off the mat. The message remains consistent; Slow down, breathe, illuminate the positive qualities of one's life, by approaching one’s own self with love. If not dancing in the kitchen, you can find her with a camera in hand. She’s happiest snacking in the sun, day dreaming by the sea or flowing on her yoga mat.

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Jill S

West Studio Coordinator, Reiki + Head Massage Practitioner

Jill grew up in a large loving family of 8, being a middle child taught her the art of caring for others at an early age. Being very sensitive to the energies of people around her, Jill found herself wanting to help to make all things better. The desire to help others led her to a career in nursing at Island Health. Jill retired in 2021 after a 35-year career, 25 of these years at Hospice caring for the dying and their loved ones. Healing Touch was Jill’s introduction to energy work about 20 years ago and she found it to be a beautiful skill to have at the bedside. Jill completed two levels of Healing Touch and planned on continuing to all levels until she discovered Reiki. Jill completely fell in love with the simple and profound practice of Reiki and completed her training in 2022 and is a Usai Reiki Master Practitioner. Jill creates a welcoming safe space for clients to relax and surrender to the gentle energy with the intention of benefiting their body, mind and spirit for their highest good.

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Karla G

West Studio/Media Coordinator, Instructor

Born in Mexico City, my journey into the world of yoga began at the age of twelve. This early start led me down a transformative path of self-healing and self-knowledge. My first introduction to yoga was in 2008 with the 26and2 series, and in 2014, I started sharing my passion as a teacher. My teachings are deeply rooted in the traditions of the Ghosh and Ashtanga yoga lineages. My love for movement and holistic wellness inspired me to pursue studies in holistic nutrition and herbal medicine, equipping me to support others in their health journeys. Today, I am dedicated to teaching yoga and leading retreats, creating spaces for growth and transformation. As a Holistic Nutritionist and Herbalist, I also offer personalized health consultations online, helping clients achieve balance and vitality in their lives.

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Rachel G.

Victoria Studio Supervisor

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Jaime K

Victoria Studio Support & Instructor

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Mentorship Faculty

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Tara H

Victoria Instructor, Lead YTT Faculty ( on maternity leave)

Tara Heal landed in beautiful Victoria in 2017 from a 14 year stint living in NYC, and couldn’t be happier. Her teaching has spanned NHL teams, teens, Broadway performers, office groups – always offering classes that are powerful, soulful, and dynamic, while incorporating innovative, intelligent sequencing and functional alignment. She aims to encourage body awareness, agility, and strength, while illuminating the peace and power that comes from mindfulness.Tara fell in love with this practice in 2001. By 2008 she began formal training with Rod Stryker’s Para Yoga Vinyasa Certification (Mary Bruce and Johnna Smith), and has continued with trainings, immersions and inspiration from The Iyengar Institute, Laughing Lotus NYC, Kula Yoga NYC, Moksha/ Modo Yoga, Sivananda, Janet Stone, Carly Forest (Yin), Christine Price Clark, Ryan Leir, Dina Tshouluhas, Witold Fitz-Simmons, Ted Grand, Jessica Robertson and will be a student for life. Tara is honoured to share the practice that has brought so much courage, resilience and joy into her own life, and intends to bring light, humor, patience and authenticity into her teaching. Alongside Yoga, her work as a performer has taken her to stages all over the globe. She feels endlessly grateful to continue sharing her “why” through movement and music.For info on events, special offerings, privates, and mentorships, connect with Tara via Instagram DM. @tarahealybird For info on upcoming events, workshops, and teacher trainings visit www.tarahealyoga.com

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Tracey N

Victoria Instructor, Lead YTT Faculty

Tracey has dedicated herself to the practice, study and teaching of yoga since discovering its joys and benefits during her first pregnancy in 2001. She was fuelled by the inspiration of Shiva Rea, and has further trained with teachers around the world combining elements of dynamic and inspiring alignment-based flow. Her teachings blend the traditional Eastern philosophy and asana with todays desire for physical practice, while integrating the mind body connection. Tracey completed her RYT 200 Yoga Alliance certification through Shiva Rea in 2005 with an emphasis on Prana Vinyasa training. She earned her RYT 500 certification with Janet Stone in 2018 specializing in philosophy, intuitive sequencing and the devotion of unified breath and movement. Being a lifelong leaner, she graduated from McMaster University in 1988 with a degree in Physical Education. She credits this early start as her catalyst to a diverse, and blossoming thirty years in the health and wellness industry. Tracey initiated the Global Mala Project for Peace now running in its 12th year. She is the co-creator of Binds and Beats, a local project that unites the yoga and music world, and has taught workshops at the Victoria Yoga Conference for six years. She has led retreats, workshops and immersions in New York, Mexico, Greece and Thailand. She is currently working on Teacher Training Programs in Victoria and Vancouver, while offering mentorship and one on one training. Tracey creates a safe, non-competitive space for her students to dive beneath the surface of their daily lives to find deeper meaning and clarity. She leads from her heart, stirs emotion and infuses joy while honouring the teacher within. She is known for her creative sequences and intentional themes, emphasizing the importance of proper alignment and the ability to pause and honour time shared on the mat. She is a devoted mother of two and offers yoga as a way of life, a practice of being in the moment and savouring every breath!

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Pilar Munoz

Victoria Instructor, Lead YTT Faculty

Pilar is a seeker of truth. She believes that what we desire the most is to see our wholeness and to connect intimately with one another in this world – to see each other fully. She believes it begins first with yourself. Pilar teaches from a place of curiosity and humor. You are encouraged and challenged physically, mentally and emotionally to showing up fully! Grounded in knowledge of the heart and love, Pilar’s gentle and mindful guidance through postures creates safety for each and every student to intimately connect with their breath. This is the ultimate experience of life. She encourages students not to miss out on any part of their lives: the light and the dark and all the spaces in between. She is joined on this journey by her two beautiful children who are both her teachers and allies. Pilar’s trainings include: Modo Level 1 (2011), Yin (2014) and Vinyasa Flow (2014).

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Fiji M

Westshore/Victoria Instructor, Lead YTT Faculty

Fiji McAlpine is an ERYT 500 yoga instructor and is one of the founding yoga teachers featured on DoYogaWithMe.com. Her online popularity has grown significantly over the years, giving her global reach in the online platform, and has allowed her to offer frequent guidance to thousands of students each week. Fiji is now devoting more time and energy into bringing a personal experience to those who have practiced with her for so long. She has been offering retreats and workshops around the world to connect with her global yoga family and to share her love for this practice. To keep updated on her upcoming retreats, workshops, and teacher trainings around the world visit her website: mindintomatteryoga.com Fiji’s personal practice and classes focus on vinyasa flow, infused with power, strength and precision. Having trained extensively in California, Costa Rica, and Canada, her classes are often described as a strong practice that allows students to face challenges with support and guidance, inspiring them to move forward fearlessly and more consciously. Over the past decade, yoga has helped Fiji through personal transformation, she openly shares about finding yoga to be a vital tool of healing as she overcame an eating disorder. You can find Fiji at Harmony Yoga in Duncan, BC, or at her website

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Heather F

Westshore Instructor, Lead YTT Faculty

Heather Frazer is deeply inspired by your life journey. She is dedicated to her students and welcomes you with humour brightness and compassion. Heathers offers mindful alignment based classes, and supports you in settling into your authentic expansive self. It is through her practice on-and-off the mat that she has been able to meet life and its challenges with strength and grace. She holds hold space for you to do the same.

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Teacher Training Faculty

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Jonni-Lyn F

Victoria Instructor

Jonni-Lyn Friel has been teaching Yoga since 2006 and is a E-RYT-500, E-RYT 200, RPYT and Jivamukti teacher who recently returned to Canada ,after many years of living in Athens Greece. She is pleased to call Victoria , B.C home and looks forward to exploring how life will unfold here.She first was exposed to Yoga as a child in Canada through her first teachers, her parents, and joined in their practice by watching and following along. Yoga was always a self practice that took her through years of competitive swimming, University and backpacking around the world. In 1999, she stepped into her first Yoga class and discovered the joys of having a teacher and being taught from another person's experience and knowledge. In 2006 she completed her first teacher training in Athens, Greece. With a strong background in alignment and Anusara, she began to explore the world of Vinyasa, completing a teacher training with her wonderful teacher Rusty Wells. In 2013 she completed the 300 hour Jivamukti Yoga teacher training in Costa Rica and found new teachers in Sharon Gannon and David Life. Now a 500 hour RYT, she has taught numerous 200 and 500 hour trainings, where her love is to share the Bhagavad Gita and to teach service and compassion as a way to happiness and self realization. In 2016 she founded Namaha Yoga School, a collective of teachers from around the world from different traditions who share the common belief that teaching Yoga is a path of Seva, or service. Jonni-Lyn knows Yoga to be sacred, healing and powerful. This is how it has affected her life and spirit. Her greatest joy is to share her knowledge and pass on the teachings of her beloved teachers to others, in hope that it serves them in their lives.

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Sarah H

Guest Faculty

My lived experience as a survivor as well as contemporary trauma theory, attachment theory, neuroscience and a commitment to justice inform my work and I’ve been sharing yoga in diverse settings since 2004.The majority of the people I’ve worked with over the years have been impacted by trauma in its myriad forms. Places I’ve worked include Vancouver Coastal Health Mental Health Teams, the Vancouver Women’s Health Collective, Pacifica Treatment Centre, the BC College of Psychologists, New Dawn recovery home for women, PHS Community Services, YWCA’s Munroe House (Canada’s first second-stage transition house), Burnaby Mental Health & Addiction, Spirit Way (second-stage housing for Indigenous women), a women’s prison and more. As the Director of Programs at Yoga Outreach I oversee delivery of yoga programs in a wide variety of venues across BC with clients living with the impacts of trauma as well as develop, deliver and oversee trainings in trauma-informed yoga and yoga for chronic pain. I began studying Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) at the Trauma Center, Boston, MA in 2010 and am a certified TCTSY facilitator as well as a training faculty member. I’m also a certified yoga therapist (C-IAYT). I live as a guest on the ancestral, traditional, and unceded Indigenous territories of the Lkwungen , Wyomilth, and WSÁNEĆ Coast Salish Peoples, a.k.a. Victoria, BC where I offer pre-registered one-to-one and group sessions both in person and online. I hear from so many clients about the greater sense of embodied safety and wellbeing they receive from their practice. In my own recovery, yoga was hugely helpful with self-regulation, re-connection and recovering from a sense of mistrust – of my own embodiment, of other people and of the world around. I’m committed both to increasing access to the benefits of yoga and to understanding and addressing the wider societal injustices that create obstacles to health & wellbeing.

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Emmy C

Guest Faculty

Emmy was introduced to yoga as a child through her grandmother and mother, and was lucky to grow up practicing kundalini, hatha, and restorative yoga. Her ancestors are from the north of India and the practice of yoga connects her deeply to her heritage. She has been teaching yoga since 2012 in a variety of settings internationally (universities, schools, studios, corporate and privately) and is particularly interested in: the healing potential of yoga, incorporating trauma-informed approaches, decolonization, and embodied pedagogy. Emmy holds a BA in Cultural Studies, minor in Gender and Women’s Studies; and has previously worked in schools as a violence prevention workshop facilitator. Throughout her studies in yoga and the healing arts, Emmy has trained in hatha, pre/postnatal yoga, teen yoga, trauma-informed teaching, and has led her own research at UBC on yoga in the university classroom. You can read more about that research here: https://embodiedpedagogies.wordpress.com/Emmy’s passion lies in educating about how yoga is a site for intergenerational healing through the lens of cultural awareness training. As a South Asian woman working in the North American yoga industry, her voice is dedicated to sharing the complexities of social inequity, decolonization, and avoiding cultural appropriation. Emmy seeks to help others understand their role in dismantling old systems of power and unpacking how privilege operates in the yoga world – and how we can build new ways to be as inclusive, just, and equitable as possible. For more about Emmy, visit her website: https://emmychahal.com

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Tara H

Victoria Instructor, Lead YTT Faculty ( on maternity leave)

Tara Heal landed in beautiful Victoria in 2017 from a 14 year stint living in NYC, and couldn’t be happier. Her teaching has spanned NHL teams, teens, Broadway performers, office groups – always offering classes that are powerful, soulful, and dynamic, while incorporating innovative, intelligent sequencing and functional alignment. She aims to encourage body awareness, agility, and strength, while illuminating the peace and power that comes from mindfulness.Tara fell in love with this practice in 2001. By 2008 she began formal training with Rod Stryker’s Para Yoga Vinyasa Certification (Mary Bruce and Johnna Smith), and has continued with trainings, immersions and inspiration from The Iyengar Institute, Laughing Lotus NYC, Kula Yoga NYC, Moksha/ Modo Yoga, Sivananda, Janet Stone, Carly Forest (Yin), Christine Price Clark, Ryan Leir, Dina Tshouluhas, Witold Fitz-Simmons, Ted Grand, Jessica Robertson and will be a student for life. Tara is honoured to share the practice that has brought so much courage, resilience and joy into her own life, and intends to bring light, humor, patience and authenticity into her teaching. Alongside Yoga, her work as a performer has taken her to stages all over the globe. She feels endlessly grateful to continue sharing her “why” through movement and music.For info on events, special offerings, privates, and mentorships, connect with Tara via Instagram DM. @tarahealybird For info on upcoming events, workshops, and teacher trainings visit www.tarahealyoga.com

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Tracey N

Victoria Instructor, Lead YTT Faculty

Tracey has dedicated herself to the practice, study and teaching of yoga since discovering its joys and benefits during her first pregnancy in 2001. She was fuelled by the inspiration of Shiva Rea, and has further trained with teachers around the world combining elements of dynamic and inspiring alignment-based flow. Her teachings blend the traditional Eastern philosophy and asana with todays desire for physical practice, while integrating the mind body connection. Tracey completed her RYT 200 Yoga Alliance certification through Shiva Rea in 2005 with an emphasis on Prana Vinyasa training. She earned her RYT 500 certification with Janet Stone in 2018 specializing in philosophy, intuitive sequencing and the devotion of unified breath and movement. Being a lifelong leaner, she graduated from McMaster University in 1988 with a degree in Physical Education. She credits this early start as her catalyst to a diverse, and blossoming thirty years in the health and wellness industry. Tracey initiated the Global Mala Project for Peace now running in its 12th year. She is the co-creator of Binds and Beats, a local project that unites the yoga and music world, and has taught workshops at the Victoria Yoga Conference for six years. She has led retreats, workshops and immersions in New York, Mexico, Greece and Thailand. She is currently working on Teacher Training Programs in Victoria and Vancouver, while offering mentorship and one on one training. Tracey creates a safe, non-competitive space for her students to dive beneath the surface of their daily lives to find deeper meaning and clarity. She leads from her heart, stirs emotion and infuses joy while honouring the teacher within. She is known for her creative sequences and intentional themes, emphasizing the importance of proper alignment and the ability to pause and honour time shared on the mat. She is a devoted mother of two and offers yoga as a way of life, a practice of being in the moment and savouring every breath!

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Charlie Gates

Victoria Instructor

Charlie Gates (they/them) is a queer sound practitioner and movement guide recently transplanted from Toronto. Their yoga classes are a blend of deep listening, fluid movement, and intentional soundscapes to support the journey. Charlie believes the practices of movement and meditation exist not just for us as individuals, but as potent tools for resiliency, compassion and power; offering ourselves to each other as allies, activists, and buoyant beings. They are delighted to be sharing movement and sound offerings at Yoga Lab.

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Pilar Munoz

Victoria Instructor, Lead YTT Faculty

Pilar is a seeker of truth. She believes that what we desire the most is to see our wholeness and to connect intimately with one another in this world – to see each other fully. She believes it begins first with yourself. Pilar teaches from a place of curiosity and humor. You are encouraged and challenged physically, mentally and emotionally to showing up fully! Grounded in knowledge of the heart and love, Pilar’s gentle and mindful guidance through postures creates safety for each and every student to intimately connect with their breath. This is the ultimate experience of life. She encourages students not to miss out on any part of their lives: the light and the dark and all the spaces in between. She is joined on this journey by her two beautiful children who are both her teachers and allies. Pilar’s trainings include: Modo Level 1 (2011), Yin (2014) and Vinyasa Flow (2014).

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Kamila N

Owner of LAB Westshore + Instructor

Kamila, Teacher & Owner of the Lab Westshore, is the one behind the scenes and often at the desk working with our incredible Westshore faculty and facility, and teaching a variety of class offerings at both Lab Westshore and Victoria. She grew up on Vancouver island, and keeps very active exploring within BC’s bountiful nature. Dance was a huge part of Kamila’s yoga journey and active lifestyle growing up; she fell in love with graceful mobility, and learned much about stretching and movement anatomy. Yoga came into Kamila’s life over 13 years ago, the physical/spiritual restorative functions and power of breath latched onto her heart and mind. The ever learning world of yoga and mindful fitness is humbling and exciting for Kamila, with several trainings, workshops, and years of experience in management and business she hopes to meet and move with you very soon! 

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Peter S

Westshore Instructor, Lead YTT Faculty

Hello, my name is Peter, and I am a certified athletic therapist, yoga instructor, and osteopathic student. My goal as a professional is; to combine my knowledge of athletic therapy, osteopathy, and an integrative practice of yoga, in order to provide my clients/students a holistic approach to health. The practice of yoga came as a natural avenue for me to finally find a bit of quiet in my thoughts. I did not realize until I began the practice of yoga, that I had to move my body to find stillness in my mind. To me, yoga is a system of techniques we use to increase the mindbody connection. I believe that a well sequenced and well taught class can offer benefits to anyone regardless of their ability. My style of practice and teaching is very much influenced by my formal education in athletic therapy, ongoing osteopathic studies, and years on the mat. Athletic therapy is the certification I chose to pursue to work as a health professional. Throughout my training as an athletic therapist, I have been fortunate to work with different local teams, including; Charger’s men’s volley ball, Vike’s girls’ basketball, and the Harbourcats baseball team. This has given me a wealth of practical experience, providing care for athletes who have sustained acute injuries, as well as providing ongoing rehabilitation of injuries. Athletic therapists are orthopedic specialists, who can provide care for anyone, not just professional athletes. As an athletic therapist, I look to get to the root of the problem in order to provide immediate care, and to offer solutions to prevent the injury from re-occurring. In addition to athletic therapy my educational journey has recently landed me in the study of osteopathy. This is an ongoing program lasting 5 years with additional years to complete a thesis. Osteopathy is a holistic manual practice which utilizes the bodies’ inherent autoregulatory mechanisms through which to create a physiological effect. This philosophy of approach treats the individual, and emphasizes the interconnectedness of all structures and processes within the human body. I have been teaching yoga for five years and have completed my Bachelor in Athletic & Exercise Therapy at Camosun, as well as my certification to be an athletic therapist, CAT(C). I am also committed to ongoing education through my osteopathic studies. The ability to combine the holistic practice of yoga, and the formal education in athletic therapy and osteopathy, allows me to approach the healing aspects of the body with an analytical yet flexible mind.

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Fiji M

Westshore/Victoria Instructor, Lead YTT Faculty

Fiji McAlpine is an ERYT 500 yoga instructor and is one of the founding yoga teachers featured on DoYogaWithMe.com. Her online popularity has grown significantly over the years, giving her global reach in the online platform, and has allowed her to offer frequent guidance to thousands of students each week. Fiji is now devoting more time and energy into bringing a personal experience to those who have practiced with her for so long. She has been offering retreats and workshops around the world to connect with her global yoga family and to share her love for this practice. To keep updated on her upcoming retreats, workshops, and teacher trainings around the world visit her website: mindintomatteryoga.com Fiji’s personal practice and classes focus on vinyasa flow, infused with power, strength and precision. Having trained extensively in California, Costa Rica, and Canada, her classes are often described as a strong practice that allows students to face challenges with support and guidance, inspiring them to move forward fearlessly and more consciously. Over the past decade, yoga has helped Fiji through personal transformation, she openly shares about finding yoga to be a vital tool of healing as she overcame an eating disorder. You can find Fiji at Harmony Yoga in Duncan, BC, or at her website

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Heather F

Westshore Instructor, Lead YTT Faculty

Heather Frazer is deeply inspired by your life journey. She is dedicated to her students and welcomes you with humour brightness and compassion. Heathers offers mindful alignment based classes, and supports you in settling into your authentic expansive self. It is through her practice on-and-off the mat that she has been able to meet life and its challenges with strength and grace. She holds hold space for you to do the same.

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Sheena N

Owner of LAB Victoria + Instructor

Born in Toronto and raised in Guelph, Ontario, Sheena moved to the west coast and feels sweetly embraced by the change of pace. One of the best decisions she ever made. Following a previous life in restaurant operations, she set out on a year long self guided pilgrimage. Staying in ashrams and meditation centres to explore embodiement of the yogic lifestyle, in none of other than its birthplace of India. The intention being to better understand the intricacies of her own heritage, fostering spiritual growth. Her time abroad allowed her to absorb the nuances and traditions of Eastern hospitality which have reminded her to connect with authencity and sincerity everyday. She aspires to educate that the practice of yoga extends beyond being in a studio moving your body, manipulating your breath, relaxing and meditating. Empowering yogis to approach themselves with playfulness and curiosity inwards, themes from the traditional philosophies are woven through her classes to remind us how to take our practice off the mat. The message remains consistent; Slow down, breathe, illuminate the positive qualities of one's life, by approaching one’s own self with love. If not dancing in the kitchen, you can find her with a camera in hand. She’s happiest snacking in the sun, day dreaming by the sea or flowing on her yoga mat.

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