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.


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.


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.


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."


Ilana Zackon

Ilana was initially drawn to yoga, a number of years ago, to cope with stress during her theatre training. However, as she began to experience the immense power of yoga - not only for tension release, but for all aspects of well-being, her practice became an integral part of her daily routine. Hoping to share this profound gift with others, Ilana eventually headed off to Vancouver to train at the Lila School of Vinyasa with two yoga teachers she greatly admired, Clara Roberts-Oss and Carolyne Anne Budgell.

Ilana incorporates knowledge of pranayama (breathing techniques) and alignment based asana (postures), in her sequencing. She hopes to inspire yogis to listen to their inner voices, in order to awaken their true potential as human beings and experience the full benefits of the practice.


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.


Tasia Mahot

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.


Jill Nadon

Jill believes that movement, in any form, is the key to a happy, healthy, fulfilling life. Since 2009 Jill has been teaching a variety of fitness classes from bootcamp to Zumba and everything else in between. While formally educated as an engineer, fitness is her #1 passion. She loves the community that is created within the walls of a studio. You can get a workout anywhere, but there’s something magical that happens when you throw a bunch of strangers in a room and get them moving!


Tania Perizzolo

Tania has been practising yoga for the better part of a decade and continues to be amazed at the nuances of movement in her body. Learning about one's body takes curiosity and open mindedness about what can happen. This is what Tania hopes to incite, curiosity and an open mind in her classes. Tania is humbled to be a part of this community and is eager to share a space with everyone.


Laura Roman

Seven years ago, I discovered yoga and I have been in love with the practice ever since then. I believe Yoga can teach patience, kindness and how to enjoy the journey without judgement. My classes are alignment based, cultivating strength, flexibility and harmony of mind. My classes are challenging, yet accessible to all levels. Come to stretch, relax and have some fun.


Anchi Tsai

Anchi has been practicing yoga since 2007. Her Power yoga classes are deeply influenced by her training in the Ashtanga style, which has also greatly influenced her life.
In her class, expect a structured and energizing sequence that allows you to explore your edge or take a step back to relax. Anchi provides modifications and hands-on adjustments to meet the needs of different bodies. She also always leaves silent space for students to tap into their internal territory.


Meghan Glover

Meghan's yoga journey began in 2002. As she began to feel the transformation yoga had in her life she felt inspired to share the gift of yoga with others. Meghan's passionate in teaching corporate yoga and kids yoga. She has worked in offices before and understands the mental and physical damage sitting at a desk for hours on end can do. She believes the power of yoga can nurture and transfer the mind, body and spirit. With that mentality she teaches her classes from her heart creating an uplifting, safe environment for students to begin to relax and connect.


Jessica Bealey

My journey with Yoga started in 2005 when I was working at a desk job and unhappy with where my life was heading. I went to my first Yoga class and I was hooked. Yoga allowed my body the movement it so desperately needed, and expanded my mind in ways I never thought possible.
In 2015 I took the 200 Hour Yoga training and have also completed trainings in Restorative and Yin. While traveling South East Asia I taught Yoga to help me further develop myself and my teachings. I am also a Reiki practitioner as well as a Spin instructor. As a student in the Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation program at Douglas College, I look forward to teaching my future clients the many benefits Yoga has to offer.