300 HR YTT, YOGA TEACHER EST. 2014
Giving myself the gift of choosing a career in sharing this practice is one that I will forever be thanking my mind, my soul and my body for. This practice has changed every aspect in my life and continues to do so everyday.
I hope this practice brings you the same joy through continuous dedication and commitment.
Our journey to finding inner peace isn’t an easy one but it is one that will bring the outmost contentment in your everyday lives. Our Yoga Space was created to allow you to feel at ‘home’, comfortable, supported and loved. This community is such a powerful antidote to whatever you may be going through. I hope you find a little slice of ‘home’ in OUR space.
Sweet little things that light up my soul:
Yoga (duh), coffee (double duh), wine (triple duh), my sweet little baby, Benji who,Ipromise, you will all get to know as he is my little sidekick in all things life, my uber supportive + loving husband Dave, our fullhearted frenchies, Sophie (the stubborn + lazy princess) + Hamlet (the ridiculously cuddly + crazy younger brother), cozy nights at home, coffee dates, cranberry cheese,anything and everything Oreo, Maui beaches + the salty ocean,all the plants I can get my hands on, And of course, my loving family + friends, this community and all of you. See you on the mat.
500HR YTT, YOGA TEACHER EST. 2011
I love being inspired and sponge up any opportunity to learn. In 2017 I embarked on an intensive journey to accomplish my 300hr advanced teacher training with Clara Roberts-Oss. This course was just what I needed to push my practice and offering as a teacher to the next level. I hope by living these teachings I can help elevate my life and the life of others. Everything I have learned I try to bring that across to students in a safe, creative, accessible, and empowering way.
Yoga has brought balance to my life in so many ways, physically, mentally, and energetically. I believe Yoga can give us the tools we need to get the most out of life and be comfortable with discomfort of all sorts. Some of my other loves in this life include spending time adventuring local lakes on my SUP with my dog at my feet, solo camping; there is something so peaceful and soul igniting about being in the quite outdoors with just you, your dog and the stars above. Horseback riding, something I’ve loved for as long as I can remember. Owning a horse again would be an absolute dream. Wine touring with friends, because who doesn’t love that.
If you are reading this, I am so happy you are interested in bringing Yoga into your life;
I would be honoured to be a part of that process.
At OYS, we believe our instructors are the heart & soul of this family. Without them, we wouldn't be here. Take some time to get to know them, read their bio's and check them out in studio.
700HR YTT, YOGA TEACHER EST. 2011
“I live my life with passion, finding it in everything I do; a feeling you will certainly experience when we meet. It is always my intention to teach with love, attention and encouragement. I can’t wait to practice with you in this space. Outside of teaching, a few things that light up my soul include: Spending time with my family + friends, yoga, hiking, beach time, cooking, my smoothie obsession and my favorite food is sushi!
One BIG thing happening in my life currently is my new adventure co-owning Lush Valley Lifestyle; a local cork mat company. This mat is amazing, not only is it biodegradable but BONUS, you can even plant the packaging! It is by far the biggest passion project I have ever worked on.
Can't wait to see you on the mat!
200HR YTT, YOGA TEACHER EST. 2018
I completed my Yoga Teacher Training at the Kripalu Centre in Boston in 2017, and since that time, have continued to grow and learn in this practice every day. I also hold a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from McMaster University, which allows me to infuse my teachings with an awareness to integrity, alignment and safety of both body and mind.
I am happiest when I’m in motion, and you can usually find me rolling out my mat, pretending to keep up with my swim team, or backpacking through nature with my sister and a jar (okay, many jars!) of peanut butter. I am also a travel junkie, constantly scheming my next adventure, a self-professed gum addict, and consider myself to be somewhat of a burger connoisseur.
I practice yoga so that I can know myself on a deeper level, work out the kinks of the mind and body and show up more fully for myself and those around me. When you take a class with me, my hope is that you find space and balance in the physical body, a quieting of the mind, and the opportunity to take an honest inventory of the deeper self. I am so honoured and excited to be a part of the growing community at Our Yoga Space!
250HR YTT, YOGA TEACHER EST. 2008
I have been lucky enough to share yoga for the past ten years. I came to love the benefits of yoga at age 13 when I was riddled with anxiety and lack of energy. It quickly alleviated my difficulty sleeping and later helped me understand my anxiety. With 200hrs of power yoga training from Shift Power Yoga and 50 hours of yin with Bernie Clark, I love to bring a lil' yin and a lil' yang in every class. Favourite things in life: Popcorn, F.R.I.E.N.D.S and the band Oasis. Can hardly wait to practice with you!
200HR YTT, YOGA TEACHER EST. 2015
My name is Shylie and I have been teaching Yoga for 4 years now and What an amazing journey it’s been. I love being in community and nothing lights Me up more than connecting with ya’ll.
Hmmm things to know about me: well I guess the first thing is you will probably hear me before you see me! I have a slightly loud laugh and laughing is one of my absolute favourite pastimes so chances of this happening are high! Something magical happens when we laugh together and I really do believe it is medicine for the soul. Other things I love: a good cuppa tea- happiness in a cup right there ✨
Sunsets: The colours of the sky when day turns into night fills my heart and soul up, sunrises are great to but let’s face it I’m not that an early a bird to see many.
Naps: underrated yet an essential part of a well balanced day and soul diet, a sweet reset for the evening ahead- take a trip to Spain and you will know the power of an afternoon nap, they have it dialed 😉
Hugs: I am a hugger big time! The power in a hug can turn any day sunnier.
Nature: gimme all of it all the time! Ferns, big tall cedars , waterfalls ugh Mother Nature is so beautiful, magic and our biggest teacher.
Movement: it’s through my love of moving that I discovered yoga. Anything that gets the blood moving shifts the energy and gets things shaking! Anyone for a dance?!
Hit me up 💃
Tarot cards: Love, Love, Love them.
Ok the list is too long but essentially that can connect mind, body and spirit I’m down for.
Look forward to seeing you soon!
500HR YTT, YOGA TEACHER EST. 2015
Hi, I’m Carly.
Some things you might want to know about me. First of all, I’m a talker, I LOVE to talk. And tell stories. Usually the long kind. But I promise they are always worth it. I’m a big, big fan of nature. Camping, hiking, stand-up paddle boarding and swimming.
Oh yea, I’m a mermaid, and I have scales tattooed on my leg to prove it.
I love adventuring with my fiancé.
He’s a med student and I chant under the full moon, an obvious match if you ask me!
And of course, I love yoga! Yoga has been an integral part of my life for the last 5 years.
It’s given me this big open space to express myself as a student and teacher. It has challenged me to step outside of my comfort zone and to learn to love myself as I am. And it will continue to do so, again and again. As a teacher my biggest intention is to allow my students to have an experience they’ve never had before. I create opportunities for you to move in ways you may not have expected you’d ever do in a yoga class. I’ll invite you to get really curious in your body, and to open yourself up to new possibilities. I strongly believe that we can’t ever expect to create change within ourselves, if we keep doing more of the same. Basically, we’re gonna shake things up my friends! I’m so honoured to have the opportunity to be a part of the OYS community! Let’s do the dang thing!
200YTT, YOGA TEACHER EST. 2017
Movement of any kind has always intrigued me. As soon as I left school I set out to find what it was that I was passionate about, trying many jobs in the process. It wasn’t until a back injury that I found the practice of yoga and became entranced by every part of it. Finding balance, power and flexibility both physically and mentally became a goal of mine that I would carry into the future. Upon completing my teacher training in India, I was obsessed, and dove out into the world of teaching; 19 years old and one of the youngest teachers in Manchester, UK. My aim was, and still is, to share what I have learnt so others can feel the phenomenal benefits of this practice too!
I find my happy place when I’m in my flow state. Cycling, Climbing, practicing yoga or getting outon a high line (sort of like tight rope walking but more wobbly and very high up!)
I love to absorb myself in the teachings of others. One thing I find is that you can tell a lot about a person in the way that they move. Motion is a sort of medicine, and as we open ourselves up to the possibilities of it, we alleviate any pressures that hold us down. We are all in constant motion, in one way or another. Acknowledging this and creating a life full of flow and movement is, in my
opinion, the most beautiful way to live.
As with many others, my teaching style continues to adapt over time; moving and shifting to suit the feeling we all bring to every class. Come and join me on this journey. Together, we will find fluidity of movement, balance, and nurture a sense of self-connection with all areas of the body
700+ YTT, YOGA TEACHER EST. 2011
I discovered yoga as a teenager from the influence of my Mom who is a Kundalini Yogi. Yoga, for me has been a way to find reconnect with myself and embody my connection to the infinite, nature and the cosmos. I love to teach and practice with my whole heart, with playfulness, kindness and integrity.
I encourage students to move with intuition and fullness of breath. My mat has always been my safe space to ground and return to love. I enjoy the study of Ayurveda, yoga philosophy, anatomy and the connection between science and spirituality. Often you will see me upside down in acro or aerial Yoga, drinking out of mason jars, laughing too loudly, painting, making music and spending time with my daughter. I look forward to seeing you in class!
200HR YTT, Yoga Teacher est. 2015
Yoga is my medicine! Growing up as a highly sensitive and anxious being I was often deeply uncomfortable in how I related to the world around me. Through yoga I was able to develop tools to soothe my mind, body, and soul, and help me maintain a sense of balance through the many up’s and down’s of life. This practice has been so incredibly healing and beneficial for me; I have become a firm believer in it's ability to affect positive change and spark growth in anyone who is open to it!
When I am not on my mat I love to cozy up with a good book or podcast, cook (and eat!) delicious plant foods, hang with my bff/puppy Winston, and indulge in a glass of vino tinto!