Well, it all started when I developed a very strong case of Meniere's disease ( an inner ear disease that is much like vertigo but worse). After months and months of seeing the specialist and trying some of the exercises that he provided me to try to get my balance back I was finding nothing was helping....
Yoga has been a part of my life for over 17 years, and my practice has helped me grow stronger, more flexible and fearless both on the mat and off the mat. Yoga inspires me to live each moment more mindfully.
I dabbled in yoga in high school and for several years after trying to interpret the poses from various books. Then in 1999 I began taking yoga classes on a dare, with friends I thought as inflexible as myself. I have since learned that flexibility isn't everything and the body has a language of its own with a potential for great openness and freedom.
I started practicing yoga years ago, after making a change from tai chi, and originally received training and certification in Iyengar yoga, while benefitting from the guidance of local teachers. I taught yoga in the Iyengar tradition for many years.
Tracy Stephensen (CYA-E-RYT200) is an Iyengar trained instructor (JNS Yoga Studio) and has been teaching yoga since 2009. She is a certified Critical Alignment Therapist and had completed a 30-hour Yin yoga training with Joe Barnett. Tracy teaches Yoga4Backs and Yin yoga at Inner Peace Yoga, Saskatoon. In addition, Tracy is a certified Yoga Thrive instructor trained in Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Survivors Program and a MELT method hand/foot instructor.
Daniel has been studying and practicing Yoga intentionally since 2005. Daniel’s primary Yoga influences have been in the Kripalu, Iyengar, and Jivamukti lineages.
He completed his 200+ hour Teacher Training with Jan Henrikson/Joos Yoga (Jivamukti lineage) in 2012 and has been teaching steadily since. He also completed a one year+ apprenticeship with Joos Yoga in 2013. He began sharing this humbling and beautiful practice in Yoga studios, one on one private instruction, and in corporate settings. He firmly believes that the practice of Yoga is available to everyone, irrespective of apparent differences.
When we surrender the ego and practice for the sake of another, with devotion and the elevated intention of reducing suffering, then Yoga is attainable, transformation occurs, and all becomes possible.
Lisa has been practicing yoga since 1994 and sharing inner body alignment based teaching since 2007. Some of Lisa's influences include: Sarah Powers, Mary-Lou Weprin, Father Joe Perira, and Patricia Dewar.
Lisa holds a certification in MELT method as well as having a Yoga Alliance certification as a 200 HR RYT, and Critical Alignment Therapy Level 3. Lisa enjoys sharing benefits from an anatomy based practice, using inner body exploration and combining the wisdom of MELT into her classes to create freedom and harmony within the body and mind.
I started my yoga journey during a difficult time. I was physically and emotionally depleted from a lifestyle of desk work, stress, inactivity, smoking and bad eating habits. I felt like Joe Cross from the movie "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead."
I moved to Saskatoon 6 years ago to attend university, and the city has since become home. Now, I am a structural engineer with an exceptional fiance, an independent dog, and a seemingly bright future. I attribute much of my success in life to yoga: improving myself, accepting what comes my way, and doing it all with a grateful heart.
My yoga journey began at Inner Peace, and it continued to flourish here. I began as a shy student, rooted in the back corner of the room, but the more classes that I attended and the more fascinating people that I met, the more I began to embrace yoga as a part of my life. I have participated in a 40-day sadhana at Inner Peace, and completed my 200-hour Vinyasa Teacher Training here as well.
To me, yoga is relaxing, centering, and above all, fun. It is physically challenging, yet mentally calming. It makes me feel and act like a more positive, open-minded person.
I'm looking forward to becoming a part of your yoga journey here at Inner Peace!
I began practicing yoga over 10 years ago for the physical benefits of the practice, and since becoming fully immersed in the training and the literature introduced in my 200 hour yoga teacher certification at Inner Peace, I have become passionate about the ethical and mental aspect of yoga as well, realizing more and more the importance of concentrating on what yoga can bring to the development and expression of the qualities of the heart and the mind beyond the physical asana.
Jennelle is a practical and soulful yoga therapist who empowers others to uncover their resilience and innate knowing through their bodies. She wants to work with people who are motivated to engage in the uncomfortable yet valuable work of necessary change.
Through life experience and steady practice Jennelle finds both value in and has a capacity to hold space for varied perspectives and truths.
She has been an engineer, a stay-at home mom, suffered sever mental illness, still struggles with chronic tension, and trained as a yogi in a few different schools of yoga.
She found Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, PRYT, to be the first community she was able to show up fully as herself. She was also enabled to shift trauma into post-traumatic growth.
Hi my name is Chantelle Butterfield
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Peace and Joy,
My name is Elisa, and I am a dedicated mother of 2 children. I started practicing yoga classes in 2009, and fell in love with it. It helped support me when the world got a little dark, and continues to do so every time I come to my mat.
I received my 200 hr yoga teacher training certification through IPY in 2018 and continue to strengthen my knowledge of yoga and self. I want to share this passion with everyone I possibly can, as I live, see and feel the benefits of yoga every day. It has taught me to live each moment more mindfully both on and off the mat. I can’t wait to meet you and share in this journey together.