Meet The Facilitators
“Exploration is the essence of the human spirit.” ~Frank Borman
The elemental desire to explore is what brought Lindsey to the practice of yoga. Possessing a deep curiosity of the human body and mind, as well as the vibrating wave of information that underpins our existence, Lindsey stepped into her first yoga training in 2008 and has never looked back. The information she gained from that initial training sparked a life journey to gain more wisdom through knowledge and life experience. She has since attended numerous yoga trainings around the world, and was eventually guided to the Yoga Nidra practice in a 300-Hour training facilitated by Ally Bogard, Celeste Needham and Tanis Fishman. Fascinated by the experience of exploring alternate realms of existence, and with the recognition that we are absolutely the creators of our own life, Lindsey has continued her study of Yoga Nidra under the guidance of Tanis, and is passionate about sharing this practice with others.
With her love of the practice, her dharma of holding others in their highest, and the responsibility to share the teachings that she has so humbly acquired, Lindsey hopes to inspire others to realize the vast sea of potential that lives within their being.
Lindsey is an E-RYT 500 and has been leading teacher trainings throughout Canada since 2013.
Kristen explores life on and off the mat with open arms and an unflinching, soft heart. She cherishes her yogic experiences as a means for connection to her community and to her own mind, body and spirit.
As a Yoga Alliance 200 E-RYT certified teacher Kristen has delved into teacher trainings for various styles of Hatha Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Pre-Natal Yoga and Yoga Nidra. She has directed her energies toward deepening her practice and teaching skills to Seniors, Meditation, Yoga Nidra and Restorative Yoga. Kristen is propelled by the joy and wonder her students shine back to her from their own personal journeys on the mat.
The gathering of different genders, ages, and variant backgrounds, weaved into a kaleidoscope of communal experience is what inspires Heather to teach. She loves the dance of human connection. There is a willingness with Heather to search through the layers of life’s imprints and tap into that place that unites all of our souls. It is this that keeps her hunting to know thyself and connecting with others through the power of spirit.
Heather was first drawn to explore the illuminative world of yoga through meditation and prayer which cultivated a passion to delve into the many facets of this ancient practice. Through the guidance of many teachers including Ally Bogard, Tanis Fishman and Celeste Needham, Heather's teachings on the canvas of the physical body has been wholeheartedly painted in using the qualities of the sparkling vastness all around.
For over 14 years she has co-led teachers trainings and retreats throughout western Canada. Heather is a EYT 500 teacher and co-founder of www.yoganetra.com. Visit Heather at www.heatherivanyyoga.com to learn more
The true meaning of Yoga (Union), as my path is consistently delivering me to the shores of the unexpected. Where I trade my plotted expectations for freedom as it illuminates the beauty, loveliness,
vulnerable, clinging, fearful expressions of life, and more so, the filters from which I experience life through. Awareness has become the thread stitching all parts of the path together. As I weave, I am ever
grateful to my teachers, peers, students, family and friends for their consistent deliverance to the universal lesson of allowance, as there is no greater space for all parts, all beings to reside than in the
space of the unconditioned heart.
Founder - of Anahata Rising Yoga Teacher Training & Retreats.
Facilitator - School of Sankalpa ~ Yoga Nidra Studies
I have completed hundreds of hours of training including...
200Hr YTT with World Conscious Yoga family that awoke my dormant heart with Isabelle Addison and
Leala Enfield from which I have learned a depth of space and presence.
Followed by 300Hr YTT with Gaiatri Yoga. This is also where I met my Yoga Nidra/ Meditation/ Spiritual Teacher Tanis Fishman whom I have studied with extensively. In her patience, I move through thresholds of consciousness I never thought possible. I have experienced deep understanding, healing and awareness from her teachings.
Many hours have been spent training in Katonah Yoga(Alignment), Kundalini Yoga (Energy), Pranayama (Breath).
Nicole is a sound light worker and meditation guide. She has a passion for the study of consciousness, energy and all things mystical. Her offerings are layered in intention through alchemy crystal sound, meditation and plant wisdom. Her body of work was born from a journey into the unknown, for a deep awakening that has inspired her teachings. Nicole holds space for her students to know the Self and all of their human potential. She has spent countless hours tracking time in no time to understand the many dimensions of reality. Studying under the mentorship, teaching and guidance of Tanis Fishman she has advanced knowledge of the practice of Yoga Nidra & Limiting Beliefs. Nicole supports the School of Sankalpa in her commitment to the path of enlightenment and sharing of ancient wisdom teachings.
Trainings include * 200 YTT Iyengar Yoga as well additional studies in Restorative and Yin Yoga. Certified aromatherapist of 25 years, working with plant knowledge to raise consciousness and connect to the bio energetic field. Continued studies within the field of energy through sound with alchemy crystal and tibetan bowls.
Discovering Yoga Nidra has guided my recent continual journey of exploring the deeper
layers of myself and has helped me to cultivate my capacity to witness: witness myself, my
beliefs, my motivations, my emotions and sensations. I hold over 1800 hours of formal yoga
training in the layers of my body and the many years as the soul of The Bodhi Tree Yoga Centre. Together this has gifted me with a multifaceted perspective of Yoga, its practices and teachings AND also what is to be human.
With an evolving devoted practice, I traverse my internal landscape, digging deeper to my own
core; compelled by the call to service. Bringing a compassionate heart to each of my offerings is essential to my teachings. I hold my students dearly to my heart and create classes and yoga offerings that create space for all students to experience their own light , the love that they inherently are and their ability to transform and love.