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The Team

Who We Are

Gillian 
Certified RYT500 Yoga Instructor

Gillian began practicing yoga in 2012 in Fredericton,

NB and fell completely in love with how good it made her body feel, as a student nurse at the time.  She wanted to share this newfound sense of feeling strong and at home in her body, and so she took her 200hr teacher training in the fall of 2018. This sparked an ongoing enthusiasm for learning about functional mobility, creating community, and helping people find space in their own bodies for more self-compassion, love, and healing.

 

Making yoga fun and accessible, so that each person leaves class feeling better than when they arrived is her reason for teaching. Gillian loves teaching classes that have fun transitions, challenge the body and the mind with movement, and offer many options for every size, shape, and skill of every participant in the room. 

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Tanya
Certified White Belt Nia Instructor
Children & Teen Movement Instructor
Somatic Counsellor / Life Coach

Tanya has taught dance for over thirty years in the areas of Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre, Contemporary, and more.  She has an extensive dance background including both her professional dance training, as well as experience performing across Canada.

 

Tanya moved to B.C. two years ago to the Creston Valley from Manitoba where she was one of the lead instructors at Danceworks for 15 years. It was in BC that Tanya received her white belt in the Nia Technique.

She is also a registered counsellor and life coach with a focus on somatic therapy.

 

Tanya has enormous passion for movement and dance and believes movement is for everyone and offers tremendous opportunity for healing. Movement and dance has no boundaries and is unique to each individual, offering everyone a way to integrate their body, mind, emotions and spirit and learn to love themselves a little deeper.

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Alanna
Certified Black Belt Nia Instructor
Certified JourneyDance Facilitator

I am a creative, a manifester, mover, entrepreneur, mother, wife, student, teacher & friend. I started dancing at the age of 7 and decided to pursue modern dance as my career through a 3 year technical dance college. Partway through I discovered dance for the purpose of healing and expression. I discovered Nia, 5 Rhythms, Ecstatic Dance, Authentic Movement, Continuum and more and after graduating I began my holistic movement journey. I have been joyfully teaching Nia since 2014. I am a Black Belt level Nia instructor, a certified FreeDance & FloorPlay & Moving to Heal instructor as well as a JourneyDance guide. My commitment to continued movement education includes Authentic Movement, 5Rhythms, Gaga, Yoga, Feldenkais, and metaphysical studies.

 

I LOVE sharing my passion for Nia. This lifestyle practice touches my every day and has helped me learn how to choose more joy and mindfulness as well as feel fantastic in my body every day, no matter if I am a size 14 or a size 10. I am inspired to share the joy of movement with everyBODY-all shapes, and sizes, ages and abilities and a particular passion of mine is inspiring people in larger bodies to feel beautiful, powerful, capable and healthy through movement.

Teaching this practice is my life’s work. Through it, I have found a way to integrate body, mind, emotions and spirit as well I have found connection, friendship and belonging. Hope to see you on the dance floor.

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Stephanie
Certified RYT200 Yoga Instructor
Herbalist

I was introduced to yoga 14 years ago when I attended a 2-week-trial of Bikram Hot Yoga. Although I enjoyed the framework of Bikram, I wasn’t sure what to make of the intensity and rigidity of the style, and I felt I had to see what else was out there. So began my interest in yoga, and my passion for absorbing and incorporating all of the various styles and theories into my practice. In 2019 I completed the 200h Yoga Teacher Training Program at Moksana Yoga School in Victoria BC. Through this program I gained deeper insight into the origins of yoga, the physical alignment of poses, the theories and methodologies of the early teachers, and developed a deeper connection to my own practice.

 

As a teacher, I hope to share this knowledge and to guide you to your own love of yoga. At Embody Movement Studio my class offerings include Yin/Yang, Intro to Hatha, and Restorative. 

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Becky
 RYT200 Yoga Instructor
Yoga and Strength Instructor

Becky Catherall, RYT200, started doing yoga 5 years ago as a means of stretching stiff muscles after workouts and fell in love with it as a philosophy and wellness practice. She did her certification in 2020 and started teaching classes in 2021. Vinyasa and Yin Yoga are her favourite types of yoga to practice and teach . Becky has lived in Creston for 18 years and is committed to providing a warm and inclusive space for her students. Anyone, at any level of experience is welcome to join in her classes!

 

She looks forward to moving with you. 

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