To Chris, yoga is not something to "excel" at but rather about cultivating contentment, compassion, mindfulness, self acceptance and bringing awareness into the body. Yoga has transformed his life on and off the mat. As a teacher, he aspires to help others find a santosha (contentment) and a deeper connection to themselves.
One of Chris' favourite poses is urdhva dhanurasana (upward bow pose). The feeling of opening up to endless possibilities can be quite addicting.
Yoga put Kelly on a path of self discovery and awakened awareness and inspired her passion for facilitating healing and growth in others. Kelly is also a Holistic Healer and Life Coach. Her intention is to combine all of her gifts and modalities to facilitate healing on all levels for her students.
Kelly has completed 200 hour YTTs in both Integrative yoga therapy and Vinyasa Flow. She has also completed Pre/Post Natal TT, YogaRocks Kids and Teens TT, and Yin/Yang TT.
Kelly’s favourite postures are Astavakrasana (eight-angle pose) as it demands strength, flexibility, concentration, balance and a connection with curiousity and playfulness and Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Handstand) as Kelly loves to be upside down while connecting with a sense of commitment, strength, grace and fun!
Wanting to deepen her own practice, Annelie completed her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training through Soma Yoga Institute in 2017. Annelie believes that with dedication, mindfulness, and commitment, one’s yoga practice will only grow deeper on and off the mat. To Annelie, the practice of yoga is creating space, mindfulness, contentment, and body awareness, through asana and meditation. Yoga is not confined within the four corners of the mat, but transcends into every day life. As a teacher, Annelie aspires to help others strengthen their own body awareness, and create a deeper connection between ones’ mind, body, and soul.
Annelie’s favourite pose is Vrschikasana Pincha Mayurasana (Scorpion Forearm Stand), for this counterbalance demands strength, concentration, and flexibility, and is the essence of strength mixed with vulnerability.