Yoga reduces stress and anxiety, improves overall health, and reduces the risk of illness.

“It is said in Martial Arts that when we reach the highest skill levels, it ceases to be a physical practice and transforms into a spiritual practice. For Yoga, the more Asanas I commit to muscle memory, the more present I become and the more I experience the true spiritual side of the Art.” – David Lau

Claudia Nobauer

Claudia has been practicing yoga since 2003 and teaching yoga since 2008. After spending a reflective month at clown school (...yes, Clown school), Claudia put her fears behind her and made the transition to co-owner with Yoga Spirit. Claudia's classes are a unique soulful mix of breath, sweat, asana and music. Dawn Hampton dance legend born in 1928 said, “You go to class and you learn the steps and you learn the moves. Then you get out on the floor and throw all that shit out the window and dance.” Claudia does her best to offer this lesson to her students, providing them with the fundamentals needed to be safe and the space to explore and be free within their bodies.

Hillary Mastrodicasa

Hillary has been a student of movement for as long as she can remember. Classically trained as a ballerina, she soon moved to more modern types of dance where she felt she could be more creative with her movement. Upon discovering yoga in 2013 while living in Peru, she again took a classical approach to her learning and completed a 200-hour Hatha Teacher Training in India. ​Moving back to Vancouver she fell in love with the creativity and dance-like qualities of Vinyasa where her heart now lies. Her approach to yoga draws the relationship between tradition and creativity, incorporating alignment and breath into a strength based practice. Her inspiration comes from her students, her daily practice, and the mountainous back country world around her.

Juniper Abraxas Quin

Juniper (BA (Hon.), CRYT-200) is a Thanadoula, ceremonialist, yoga and meditation facilitator, visual and performance artist, writer, and educator whose purpose is to embody loving-kindness. She is devoted in all aspects of her work to personal, social, and ecological wellbeing and awakening. When it comes to yoga, Juniper's ethos is simple: do yoga to feel good, and to make peace with yourself. Everything else will unfold naturally from there. Juniper teaches techniques from the Ashtanga and Kundalini lineages; additional training includes focus on trauma sensitivity, Yin and Restorative Yoga, and Kids+Family Yoga. Juniper is also trained as a Home Funeral Guide and Grief Coach. Connect with her at

Joylyn Secunda

Joylyn is devoted to love all beings and things. As a trained actor, she has a deep understanding and compassion for the role of emotions and mental patterns in our lives. She is determined to experience bliss in all conditions and support others along their unique journeys of self-realization. Her classes offer a dynamic blend of asanas, pranayama, meditation and yogic philosophy. Students are encouraged to play and revel in the beauty and perfection of NOW.

Brittany Lyons

The practices of yoga have gifted Brittany with unconditional love, and the expansion of consciousness to feel what is true in her heart. Yoga & Ayurveda have given her a greater understanding, and deeper connection to the true nature of us all: Spirit. The wisdom of yoga is truly there to support, and live through, any person, anywhere. With great honour & humility Brittany welcomes each person as they are, and invite self–empowerment as the greatest tool of all. It’s a wild world out there; may we all help each other live a life of freedom and connection. Brittany Lyons is trained primarily in the Hatha, Anusara, and Ayurveda traditions.

Marcela Barrenechea

Marcela loves to move and express herself creatively. Drawing from her background in live performance, she is extremely mindful of reading the energy in the room and leading her classes accordingly. She teaches with a positive vibe and with a strong knowledge of human anatomy which empowers you to work through the poses in the way best suited to your body. She completed her 200 hour teacher training in April 2012 and since then she has been sharing her passion for the mind-body-spirit connection. Bring your self as you are and join her on your mat!

Sue Bedford

Sue's very first yoga class was with her best friend when she was 13. They thought sticking their butts in the air while breathing like Darth Vader was hilarious. Every other Friday for the next two years, they’d transit from the ’burbs to a downtown yoga studio for ashtanga with their favourite instructor (whom we deemed a “mega hunk”). Sue's dappled in many activities over the years--from tap to pole dancing--but she's continuously returned to her mat. Whether you’re seeking introspection, energy, tranquility, focus or a laugh as you fall over in tree pose, yoga always has something to offer. Sue's just moved to Vancouver from Toronto in December, and her first book It’s Only the Himalayas and Other Tales of Miscalculation from an Overconfident Backpacker was recently published by Brindle & Glass. She is also a travel columnist for Outpost Magazine and has backpacked through over 50 countries... and she can’t ride a bicycle.

Joe Sara

Joe found yoga on a dare. The idea was foreign to him, as "I had grown up thinking fitness and health were only found on the soccer field or by lifting weights." Boy was he wrong! Yoga energizes the body in a way no other exercise can. Yoga uses deep and challenging movements to find equipoise in our thoughts and actions. Yoga is a process of self-mastery, especially for those who seek to live their lives as warrior-scholars. In Joe's classes you will learn to relax your mind and rejuvenate your body. With simple modifications, people of all levels of physical ability can have a rewarding experience.

Annie Becker

Annie Becker has been training for 8 years in Moksha, Hatha, Karma, Yin, and Vinyasa Yoga. Annie comes from a background in Ballet and Singing as she graduated from the Canadian College of Performing Arts with an Enriched Certificate. Bringing together her 300hr Karma Teacher Certificate, Pranayama Training, Music and Dance Annie brings something very special to the mat. Don't miss her Sunday night Musical Yin classes, her voice will blow you socks off!

Trevor Vanden Brink

Trevor discovered yoga in 2009 and became a teacher in 2011. He began practicing because he wanted to exercise but never felt comfortable in a gym setting. However, by learning to mindfully move and listen to his body and breath. He quickly discovered his practice was not only making his body stronger and more flexible. But his heart and mind as well. Which, in turn, brought balance and peace to the rest of his endeavors. It is this sense of personal balance both on and off the mat that he hopes to help each of his students find for themselves through yoga.

Emily Dechant

Originally from a small town in North Alberta Emily does her best to approach life with a beginners mind. She believes that yoga is an accessible way for us to connect to and express our authentic selves. Emily received her 500 hr Moksha Hot Yoga Level 1 Training in 2015 and offers empowering hatha yoga classes that combine her knowledge of anatomy with a mindfulness based approach to movement and breath. She looks forward to getting to know you on and off the yoga mat.

Lara Ferrarotti

Lara is a Certified Ananda Meditation teacher with the Ananda School of Yoga & Meditation in Northern California. Her meditation journey started in 2010 in the magical setting of Assisi, Italy, where she first got to know the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. Since then, Lara regularly practice meditation and has made a conscious effort make it part of her daily life. Most of all Lara wants to share this beautiful gift with others and has started teaching all around Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.

Simone Venner

Simone was first introduced to yoga in her teens via VHS. "I remember falling asleep in every savasana and feeling completely blown away from the strength of its practice". She soon made the important connection between the power of breath and movement. Simone comes from a background in performance, trained at Pineapple Studio London, UK. She now works in holistic health, bringing both nutrition and lifestyle together in perfect harmony. "My passion is to guide, I find nothing more rewarding then helping people along their holistic journey to optimal health & lifestyle." Completing her 200 hour in Rishikesh, India, her style is Hatha based around alignment. "To me yoga is for everyone, encouraging a healthy mind inside a healthy body."

Tasia Mathot

Tasia has been practicing yoga for over 10 years and has been teaching since 2013. Her performance background combined with her Prana Yoga Teacher Training create playful classes based around a strong foundation in safety and alignment. Tasia teaches a variety of classes at the studio including Baby&Me! Teaching and practicing yoga has allowed Tasia to find balance, and she welcomes you to come and find yours.

Tina Hsu

Growing up, Tina was trained in various genres of dance. Craving to move her body again after being a stay-home mom for 8 years, she walked into a yoga studio and instantly fell in love with the fluidity of synchronizing breath with movement in Vinyasa Flow. "Yoga offers something deeper than just physical practice; flowing through poses is a silent conversation with myself." In Spring 2017, Tina completed 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, which brought many new perspectives to her life and practice. "We are all students in Yoga, I believe we all have something to inspire and share with each other in this loving community."