Meet our wonderful instructors!


38705D8F-93CD-41EA-A25B-8752AD7CBBDE - Mariko Simmonds

What I teach: Kundalini, Hatha, Flow
Why I like yoga:  Yoga is a way to stay present with your breath and body allowing you to better deal with the lovely flow of life. I love yoga for its ability to help people connect with themselves and others in their community.
Find me here: Prana yoga in Tsawwassen and Semperviva Yoga in Kitsilano


IMG_3421 - Ellen KochWhat I teach: All kinds, especially Hatha, Power, and Restorative
Why I like yoga: Yoga gives us the opportunity to be attentive to our body and mind, and through a combination of mindful movement, and stillness, we are able to observe the feelings, sensations, and thoughts that we have from a new perspective. I love how refreshed, energized, and calm I feel after practicing yoga.
Find me here: Balance Yoga Studio: and


Joylyn_221 - Joylyn Secunda

What I teach: Vinyasa, Restorative
Why I like yoga: Yoga reminds me of who I am. The practice allows me to creatively explore my body, mind, and emotions. I emerge in a state of peacefulness and carry that energy forth into the world.
Find me here: Yoga Spirit and Wellness:


15329024087401749577896 - Henry JohnWhat I teach: My classes are strong but with an emphasis on safe alignment and mindful practice. I teach vinyasa, hatha and occasionally restorative yoga.
Why I like yoga: Discovering yoga saved me from a deep bout of depression and life-crisis. This practise has so much potential for healing, both for individuals and the world as a whole.
Find me here: and Semperviva Yoga in Kitsilano.


IMG_2337 - Shayne River Casey ShawWhat I teach: Hatha, Vinyasa
Why I like yoga: I have always been curious about the body, mind, spirit, and the interconnections between each of these entities; along with my academic pursuits in kinesiology and physical therapy, yoga has become another pathway for expressing this curiosity and learning more about the nature of human existence.

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IMG_8291 - Loretta SiuWhat I teach: Hatha, Vinyasa
Why I like yoga: In searching for my path, I realized that education, wellness, and community were reoccurring and guiding themes, all of which are encompassed in yoga. I strive to lead classes that I would want to experience – a safe and welcoming environment, room for introspection and exploration, and of course, the opportunity to play.
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naomi_bio_pic - naomi gibbWhat I teach: Hatha, Kundalini, Shakti flow
Why I like yoga: Italigns me on body, mind and soul. I love the way it makes me feel and helps me to connect to a deep sense of inner peace.
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