Amanda Schamber

amandaAmanda has been a soul searcher her entire life. She was drawn to yoga first in 1999 when she saw a yoga magazine on the rack with the phrase “Liberate Your Mind” plastered across the front. Curious, she purchased the magazine and read, feeling that the guidance and wisdom in yoga philosophy was exactly the teacher her mind and heart needed to heal. It has been a long, amazing learning journey since then and will continue to be so until the end of her life because she knows everything and everyone in the universe is a great teacher, and delights in finding yoga in the world around her. Amanda was formally trained in Rishikesh, India with Yogi Vishvketu and is also a certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist. Her classes vary from the gentlest Restorative to challenging bendy stuff, and she loves to be creative with her sequencing and have fun! It is her goal to offer yoga in a way that invites the mind, body and heart to blossom into their highest potential.

Sue Johnston

Hi! My name is Sue and I love sharing yoga with everyone! I first experienced yoga about 14 years ago. Initially I wasn’t sure it was for me, I’d always been competitive and I found leaving that aspect of my personality a real challenge. Throughout the years, I’ve learned so much about myself, and have grown as a person. Yoga gives me the opportunity to connect with my mind, breath and body. It has shaped me into the person I am today. I complete my teacher training in 2011 and have been teaching since. In the fall of 2014 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. My yoga practice helped me through my recovery. During that time, I learned and practiced a softer side of yoga different from my traditional Ashtanga vinyasa practice. In March 2016 I completed my certification in Restorative Yoga and furthered my practice in 2018, taking my certification in Yin yoga. I now teach a variety of types of classes and love to share the benefits of yoga with everyone. Namaste!

Mikaela Weir

Mikaela has been practicing yoga for many years, however it was 3 years ago when her practice deepened once she was introduced to Restorative Yoga. A series of events caused a spiral of stress, anxiety and depression, ultimately leading to adrenal fatigue. In the practice of restorative yoga, she found the space and support her body, mind and spirit needed to start the long recovery process. The profound healing and peace she encountered though the practice, as well as hearing stories of what Restorative Yoga has done for others, motivated her to obtain the training required to share this specific practice with other people. She completed her Restorative Yoga Teacher Training in Vancouver in July 2017. Also, along her journey of recovery she was introduced to the practice of Qigong through a workshop at a yoga studio. She was immediately hooked from her first experience of qigong. The healing of the emotional body and movement of energy resulting in profound feelings of peace, happiness, and connection blew her away. She immediately signed up for a Level 1 course and completed that in June 2017 in Calgary, and also attended group classes twice a week for her own healing.
What she loves about teaching is watching how the students deepen their practice with time and their amazement at how it impacts their lives outside of the practice. Mikaela continues to incorporate both these practices in her life to assist in managing stress, continued healing, and for a deep connection to herself and others. She believes these practices are needed in our fast-paced society for balance and are of tremendous benefit for people on many levels.

Jessica Giesbrecht

jessicabioJessica’s first introduction to yoga was at college where it was incorporated into an announcing class which used full body awareness to teach students how to better utilize breathing while speaking (Jessica’s background is in radio broadcasting). It was an instant hit and after several years of dabbling here and there, Jessica jumped into her practice full force as a way to alleviate headaches and arthritis and to bring some calm to a hectic lifestyle. The peaceful elation that she felt following every class kept her coming back and trying a wide range of classes and styles. In 2014 she began her teacher training and is continuing to learn new ways to help participants on their own yoga paths. Jessica endeavors to provide a class that is peaceful, inclusive and lighthearted for everyone from beginners attending their first class to experienced practitioners.

Glen Herman

I became involved in yoga about 10 years ago. I don’t know if I was looking for yoga, but I think it was looking for me. Our eyes met across a crowded room and it was love at first sight. I was smitten, and remain so to this day. I initially started yoga to help me continue to play recreational hockey. At the beginning, I simply used it as a physical practice, but as time went on I came to realize that yoga was much more than that. I came to understand that yoga is medicine for all of life’s ailments and challenges, and that there is truly a magic about it. I never expected to become a yoga teacher and I think I am still working towards becoming one. I took my teacher training from the amazing Ryan Leier and friends at One Yoga in Saskatoon over two summers in 2017 & 2018. I have been very fortunate to have had excellent teachers, both past and present, as mentors at Yoga Connexion. I appreciate the support and encouragement of all the teachers at Yoga Connexion. Without them, I would not have had the courage to step out of my comfort zone to the front of the class. Yoga is a wonderful tradition that has become an essential part of my life. It is a beautiful and benevolent addiction. I am very grateful to the loyal and supportive students who have attended my classes, putting up with my rough edges as I try to find sure footing on my path. Thank you to each and every one of you.

Jolene Rommelaere

Yoga has been a central part of my life for over 15 years and my practice has helped me grow stronger, more flexible and fearless, both on and off the mat. Yoga has taught me the beauty of living in the present moment.
My favourite place is nestled deep into the quiet stillness of nature – anywhere from the majestic surroundings of the Cypress Hills, to the tranquil beauty of Maui.
I completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training from One Yoga, and have additional certification in vinyasa flow, yin and restorative yoga. I will always be a student growing and learning from my teachers and students.
In my classes I love to combine creative sequencing that encourages a balance between effort and ease. My hope is that you step off the mat feeling refreshed, nourished and balanced.

Margaret Lottridge

Born in Amsterdam, I grew up in Saskatchewan, raised a family of four in Hamilton, Ontario and returned to Saskatchewan in 2007. In following a philosophy of lifelong learning I have studied and certified in several areas of interest. The list includes the dates of certification. Practitioner in Neural Linguistic Programming (1996), Master Practitioner in Neural Linguistic Programming (1998), Hatha Yoga teacher (1998), Bachelor of Arts major in psychology (1999), Aromatherapy (1999), Hot Stone Energy Therapy (2003), Reiki level 1 (2003) Five Tibetans yoga practice (2004-2005), Reiki Second Degree Usui/Holy Fire II (2017), Advanced Reiki Practitioner Usui/Holy FireII (2017), Essentrics Level 1 (2018). My poetry has been published in anthologies in Ontario and British Columbia. I work part time at Swift Current Branch Library and have done genealogy research there for my family that dates back to 1600s. I also have an interest in numerology, astrology, stones, travel and garden through the summer.

Rhonda Forster

I started doing yoga because of a whiplash injury and found that it helped me deal with the chronic pain. I believe that yoga can improve your life. I have taught yoga for about 20 years. I was certified by the Yoga Center of Calgary- it was 2 years long and over 300 hours. I am also certified by the Yoga Association of Alberta. I love sharing yoga with people and I continue to teach for the moments when someone tells me what they learned in yoga has made a positive difference in their lives.

Namaste.

Kaylee

Kaylee has completed her 75 hour Vinyasa Yoga for Youth training and 200 hour teacher training with One Yoga. She began her yoga journey in 2013 and was hooked from the very first class. Kaylee came to yoga for the physical practice, but it became apparent quickly that there was so much more to it. Since that first life altering class she’s been a yoga sponge, soaking up all she can get. She’s passionate about yoga for all people and loves sharing the practice that means so much to her. Her classes are breath centered; if you can breathe you can do yoga! Outside of yoga her life revolves around food. She loves gardening, cooking, eating, fishing, really anything that involves food! In the spring of 2020 she will complete her B.Sc Nutrition degree from the University of Saskatchewan.