Our Team

Ravidass

Ravidass

Co-Founder & Teacher: Kundalini Yoga, KRI; Yoga for Youth, KRI | BA International Relations

Words of Wisdom:
 
Take a cold shower every morning when you get out of bed.  It replenishes your organs’ blood supply, improves circulation and keeps you looking young and vibrant.
 

Favourite Quote:

“If you can’t see God in All, you can’t see God at all.” – Yogi Bhajan

Good to know:

Watch out for me rocking out in a band – my longtime passion is electric guitar!
 
I love yoga because:
It strengthens and balances my mind, body and connection with spirit, so that I can show up in life as my best and live my fullest purpose.
Lisa Borin Miller, Akalmeet

Lisa Borin Miller, Akalmeet

Co-Founder, Creative, Teacher: BA English & Visual Art | MFA Visual Art | Kundalini Yoga Levl 1 -KRI, Yoga for Youth- KRI; Yin Yoga-RYS; ACIM

Words of Wisdom:

Be kind to yourself with loving thoughts and the rest will follow.

Favourite Quote:

“Who would attempt to fly with the tiny wings of a sparrow when the mighty power of an eagle has been given him?” -A Course in Miracles.

Good to know:

I am an artist, designer, and curator who shares with the community through Project 108, installation art and mixed-media art work.

I love yoga because:

It helps me shine my brightest and feel my best.

 

Deanna Mason

Deanna Mason

Teacher, 200 hours (Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre, Cork, Ireland)

 Words of Wisdom:

Devote fifteen minutes of each day to doing something that brings your heart joy and fulfillment. It doesn’t matter what it is: great changes often grow from small seeds.

 Favourite Quote:

“All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well.”—Julian of Norwich

Good to Know:

I moved to Camrose in 2014 and still delight in encountering rabbits and deer in my backyard. My great loves are my husband and our rescue cat, yoga, travel, nature, books, vegan baking, and urban cycling.

I Love Yoga Because:

It is so much more than a physical practice. Yoga is a tradition simultaneously dynamic and centuries-old that reminds us that we humans are made up of not just minds but also spirits and bodies. Yoga resists the tendency to compartmentalize these parts of ourselves and invites us to explore them in tandem, taking what we learn off our mat and into our interactions with the world around us.

Vanessa Simonot

Vanessa Simonot

MOC barre certified; AFLCA certified

Words of Wisdom: 

I honestly believe a person can do almost anything they set their mind to. Remember to work for it, but also take time to breathe and enjoy what is around you. Spend time with family and loved ones, and as much time in nature as you can

Nothing is impossible. The word itself says I’m possible. Audrey Hepburn Only you can control your future. Dr Seuss

Favourite Quote (s):

“Nothing is impossible. The word itself says I’m possible.” Audrey Hepburn

“Only you can control your future.” Dr Seuss

Good to Know:

I am a mother to three wonderful daughters who are growing into amazing young women. I have a love of healthy active living, as I find the benefits go past the physical and influence my mental well-being. I began my journey to become a fitness instructor in July 2015, and I am ecstatic to be fulfilling my dream of helping others experience the benefits of active living.

I love yoga because…

It helps ground me. It provides an opportunity to calm my mind and focus on my breathing and body, as does all exercise. It is about accepting your body as it is today. Also without yoga I may not have made it through university while raising children.

 

Nathalie Stanley Olson

Nathalie Stanley Olson

Akhanda Yoga, RYS

Words of Wisdom: 

Be conscious of the world around you and listen to the sounds of nature.Spend time outdoors with no agenda and be open to the wonders that surround you.

Favourite Quote (s):

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.”- John Muir

Good to know:

I am prone to laugh and joke. I like to keep life light and go with the flow, and I bring that to my classes. I love Camrose and this community,and am currently working on a Masters of Environmental Education and Communication.

I love yoga because:

I love the feeling of breath cycling through my body, recharging all my cells. Yoga brings me into touch with my physical and spiritual self and creates a safe space to explore my deepest desires, fears and opportunities.

Sandy Villieux

Sandy Villieux

Teacher, Yoga Development and Hatha RYS; Radiant Child Yoga Level 1-3;  Prenatal Yoga by Janice Clarfield.

Words of Wisdom: 

Breath, Balance and Juice Plus!

Favourite Quote (s):

Sandy has two!

“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.” 

-B.K.S. Iyengar

“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.” 

– Brene Brown

Good to know:

For info on Sandy’s yoga for schools check out Yoga Submarine.

I love yoga because:

Yoga is my divine nourishment; mind, body and spirit. Each day an opportunity to practice with quality and awareness.  It is both a blessing and a privilege to be able to share it with others.  I am so grateful!