meet our teachers
OUR YOGA TEACHERS
E-RYT, YACEP, MA
Alexandria is an experienced yoga instructor from the Fraser Valley, with a special interest in Vinyasa yoga. Alex is dedicated to the lifelong study and embodiment of the yogic arts and will always be a student first and foremost. Alex's wish is to empower others to take the yogic tools and teachings off of their mats and into their lives, and know that yoga can be lived and practiced anywhere at any time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After practicing yoga at a local studio on her lunch breaks to seek fitness, she noticed the benefits, like many others before her, becoming so much more than simply fitness. She decided to start her journey to become a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200). Within the past year, she's been leading Flow classes and sharing the light that this movement of yoga shines; bringing participants back to the importance and strength of our life-giving breath. Vanessa looks forward to welcoming you to move and connect with your body just the way you are.
Outside of the studio, you can find Vanessa outdoors (rain or shine) with her daughter and pup. Or cozied at home diving deeper into the education of yoga and herself.
Charlotte has been a fitness specialist /trainer certified in various modalities and methods for 20 plus years. She is a registered health care assistant and senior fitness specialist having worked with seniors and adults with disabilities.
Yoga has been a part of Charlotte’s life for 18 years. Wanting to dive deeper into her yoga practice and to help with chronic overuse injures ,Charlotte took her 200hour RYT with Kim Sheridan in 2016.
Yoga inspires her to live each moment more mindfully. Her philosophy is that anyone can do yoga regardless of age, weight, flexibility or disability.
Charlotte has also completed other trainings and workshops such as yin, restorative, and yoga nidra. She is grateful for all her teachers and is committed to always learn new things .
When she’s not doing yoga she’s out walking her dog, kayaking or out in the garden.
Krysta believes yoga gives you time on your mat to observe and practice the ways that you can move your body with intention and care. When taking a class with Krysta you will learn proper alignment of yoga postures and have the opportunity to experience the many layers yoga has to offer. Her classes have a flow like energy with moments to pause in stillness and bring your mind into focus. In the summer of 2017 Krysta took her 200hr Hatha Yoga teacher training with Christie Weightman at Studio B Yoga. She has completed her kids yoga certificate with Donna Freeman. As well as her yin yoga and chakra certification with Reanna Costa. Krysta continues to deepen her knowledge of yoga by taking new trainings we available and reading books to inspire more ways to offer yoga.
Alitha has always been drawn to the mystical side of yoga and maintained an on-off relationship with the practice for 15 years until she finally approached it as self-care rather than exercise. Having changed her perspective and found her spark for yoga, she eagerly practiced with as many teachers in as many studios as she could.
After experiencing the empowering results of a daily practice, Alitha dove head first into yoga teacher trainings. She has acquired over 500 hours of yoga teacher trainings including chakras, trauma informed, meditation, yin, prenatal and yoga for kids.
Alitha teaches thoughtfully planned gentle hatha, slow flow, and yin classes with the intention to compassionately support students in finding a deeper connection with themselves. You can expect calming instrumental music, choices within the postures, and time to explore the breath. Alitha looks forward to connecting with students to share positive energy and remember that we are all in this life together.