Today, Charlene is a Yoga Alliance Registered 500 hour teacher with additional certifications in Restorative Yoga, Ayurveda and Thai Massage. She is a talented Astrologer and a Leader in Women’s Spiritual Earth Wisdom ways. She wishes to thank her teachers, Katie McClelland for starting her on her yoga journey and Saul David Raye for guiding her through her advanced training, showing her the way to her big Bhakti heart and igniting her love of Kirtan.
Charlene runs her own business out of her home, Sunninghill Yoga and Thai Massage, where you can purchase home-made beeswax candles, ayurvedic lotions or book yourself in for a Thai Massage, a Reiki treatment, an Ayurvedic consultation or an in-depth Astrology and natal chart reading.
In Charlene’s class, she will gently guide you through an exploration of yourself using the lens of Tantra (philosophy), asana (poses), pranayam (breathwork), mantra (uncomplicated intentions), and meditation.
Her favourite pose is Ardha Chandrasana (Half-Moon) pose because it feels like a metaphor for life. “Sometimes it is easy to stand on one leg and look up without fear, and other times it is difficult to find balance. It is on these days when I know I need yoga the most to clear my thoughts, breathe, stop struggling and allow myself to wobble a bit.”
Samantha’s passion for the practice continues to grow with the study of yoga philosophy, something she hopes to develop further as her journey progresses. In her spare time, Samantha enjoys reading, cooking for friends and family and spending time with the many canines in her life!
Samantha’s favorite pose is Chaturanga Dandasana (Plank Pose) because she can feel the strength of her entire body at work and the beautiful balance between earth and air.
As a student in her class, Kelly hopes you will find space to move with your own breath, explore your own practice, and eventually experience how a mindful practice on the mat can lead to greater overall well-being once you are off.
Kelly's favourite yoga pose is Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Handstand). Even if just for a split second, there is a feeling of weightlessness she can find there that she never experienced standing on two feet!
After completing her first 200h RYT in 2013 training program under the tutelage of Katie McClelland, the endless study continued with noted instructors such as Doug Swenson, Kino MacGregor and Meghan Currie.
Michelle has used yoga to the benefit of many facets of her life and passionately passes along that experience to all of her students, regardless of skill level.
While serious about her practice she likes to keep the atmosphere in class light and welcoming for all.
Michelle's favourite pose is Ustrasana because it is an uplifting posture, which stimulates the nervous system and opens the heart. This pose leaves you with a glowing energy and vitality for the rest of the day!