OUR YOGA TEACHERS
Candice’s natural curiosity about her own healing from injuries and trauma lead her to 20+ year yoga practice. This enthusiasm to learn and serve others on their healing journey lead her to pursue her life as a yoga teacher and yoga therapist, while her African ancestry and autism has made her passionate about calling in the BIPOC and neurodivergent communities.
She is a 500 RYT, 200hr Himalayan Kriya Yoga teacher, Swing Yoga teacher, and Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT). Her approach in yoga therapy is building a practice around the needs of the people she serves, working with visually impaired peoples, 50+ population and people living with injuries, trauma, neurodivergence and chronic illness.
Jolene Sharpe has been doing Pilates for over 10 years. She received her certification in 2009 from the Physical Mind Institute in Vancouver for Mat and Standing Pilates. Her training is from The Method Pilates, the original classical exercises from Joseph Pilates. The classes Jolene teaches in Chilliwack cater to many different age groups and abilities of clients.
Jolene lives in Chilliwack and enjoys running, competitive soccer, gardening, and pretty much any outdoor sport. She sees the benefits Pilates has given her to be able to perform better in these activities and life in general.
From group classes to one on one, kids, teens, elderly, pre and postnatal clients, Jolene thoroughly loves teaching and enjoys sharing the many benefits of Pilates. “It’s about engaging all your core muscles properly, aligning your spine and strengthening the body using your own body weight. I believe there is a class and level for everyone and my hope is to help make people strong and confident in their own body, from inside out.
Kylie’s journey with yoga began in her early twenties as a way to cope with a mental illness and eating disorder that she had been struggling with since childhood. This method of coping steadily weaved its way into all aspects of her life and became a driving force, propelling her towards her dharma. Four years into a Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology + Literature with the intention of becoming a teacher, her plans were put on hold when she became a mother to her first child. It was through motherhood, a love of teaching, and self-immersion in yoga that she discovered her calling and pursued teacher training.
A lifelong learner, Kylie is currently pursuing Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training and Postpartum Doula training with the intention to cultivate a loving and welcoming space for mothers in their pregnancy and postpartum journeys. Her classes are gentle, restorative, and focus on creating space for all bodies and abilities.
Born + raised in the Fraser Valley region, Kylie currently lives in Chilliwack with her husband and their two children. When she’s not on her mat she can be found reading books, tarot cards, learning a language, road-tripping, or planning her next trip to the beach.
Yoga found me more than 15 years ago. It helped me to heal on many different layers (and continues to do so). The more I explore this beautiful practice, the better I get to know myself and adapt kindly and compassionately to the changes that move through me. I invite students to embrace themselves in this way too.
This inspired me to dive deeper and complete my 200 hour YTT with Leanne Kitteridge of Shibui Yoga in 2014. I continued to practice, study and take many workshops and trainings including Yin Yoga, Private Client with Lauren Roegele, Restorative with Kim Sheridan as well as, Skill in Action and endless and ongoing learning from Natalie Rousseau. My practice and teaching has been greatly influenced by Nicole Marcia who offered her knowledge in Trauma Informed Practices.
I am eternally grateful for these teachers and so, so many more that have helped guide me on my journey.
Vanessa has been practicing yoga for many years. After noticing the holistic benefits of yoga beyond asana she went on to complete a 200 Hour YTT (Yoga Teacher Training) with Kelly Kristy and a year later a 300 Hour YTT with My Vinyasa Practice and has committed to being a forever student of yoga.
When attending a class with Vanessa, you can expect to find an inclusive and safe space to explore mindful movement.
Outside of the studio, you can find Vanessa outdoors (rain or shine) with her daughter and pup promoting an intentional earth friendly lifestyle.