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....

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."

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 first discovered yoga in the early 1990’s when my roommate and I found a class being offered at a local community centre. I was intrigued by the juxtaposition of complexity and simplicity of yoga. I continued a self-led practice off and on for many years before I moved back to Saskatoon and once again engaged in a regular practice with others. For me, yoga has always been a private journey of self-discovery. Having spent most of my childhood and teen years participating in various sports I always thought yoga was more about relaxing and less about being fit, strong or athletic. What I soon realized is that yoga quietly creeps into your body and mind to create an unimaginable level of strength and flexibility.

I started practicing yoga years ago, after making a change from tai chi, and received training and certification in Iyengar yoga. I taught yoga in the Iyengar tradition for many years.

Daniel has been studying and practicing Yoga intentionally since 2005. Daniel’s primary Yoga influences have been in the Kripalu, Iyengar, and Jivamukti lineages.

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.

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.

Lisa loves teaching Yoga from an inclusive and myofascial understanding as a way to tap into the body's healing properties to facilitate physical and mental well-being. Lisa's own experience with illness and injuries provided her with inspiration to teach a yoga practice for injury reduction, movement with ease, aging well, and pain-free living. Along with Lisa’s 20-plus years of practical experience teaching, Lisa’s extensive training and qualifications support inner body awareness, and recovery from pain using connective tissue-based teaching. Lisa's certifications include: 500-hour YA RYT, LEVEL 3 CAT, Energy Medicine Yoga, Yin Yoga and MELT METHOD Level 5

 

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.

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.

Linda Wilson started her journey with yoga close to twenty years ago. One hour of bliss a week to destress from all responsibilities. It became a passion over time which led to completing a 200+ hour Yoga Teacher Training with Inner Peace Yoga (Saskatoon) in summer of 2021 followed by Yoga4Backs training that fall.

Hi, Im Courtney, I have been practicing yoga for over 12 years, starting as a way to exercise after my son was born and growing into a way of living in a more harmonic, aligned and connected life. Through many mental and physical health struggles, yoga has been my lifeline to remain connected to myself, and the sacred space of my mat has held many triumphs, tears, awakenings and deep introspection.

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.

About Us

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Our studio is located at:

HOME STUDIO LOCATION
1608 Landa St
Saskatoon, SK S7J 0P6

New East Side Location
Nutana Park Church 1701 Ruth St Saskatoon, Sk S7J 0L7

ONLINE STUDIO
If you register for an online class you will be emailed a link 30 min prior to the start time and the link will be good for 24 hours. Please be patient if the link doesn't come right on time. Sometimes You Tube can be slow. If however you do not receive your link at all check your junk mail and if still nothing please email: joelle@innerpeaceyoga.ca for trouble shooting errors. Thanks!

Contact us by email.
Director - Joelle McDonald joelle@innerpeaceyoga.ca