Instructors and Staff

Our dedicated, experienced and professional instructors, with generous hearts and deep personal knowledge, offer a variety of classes and services including yoga, meditation, pilates, tai chi, bodywork, therapy and advanced learning.

Marney ‘Hasu’ Coulter

Marney Hasu Coulter - Yoga By The Sea

Hasu is an intuitive and knowledgeable Yogi. For 20 years, she has shared a flowing practice which creates self alignment and attunement, based on teachings from her own life experience, Kripalu Yoga, Amrit Yoga, and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy. The focus is on exploring sensation through movement and stillness, while drawing on the breath as a… Read more

Lyne Lantaigne

Lyne Lantaigne

B.Ed, BFA, Registered Yoga Therapist CYA-E-RYT 550 For the past 18 years I have dedicated myself to the path of yoga and meditation. I approach teaching from a Yoga Therapy perspective; a student-centered approach. With a background in education, I have taught languages and visual art. My love of learning and deep inquiry is what… Read more

Andre (Prabhat) Casaubon

Andre (Prabhat) Casaubon

With more than 35 years of practice and teaching yoga, Andre (Prabhat) has kept an exuberance and joy with every class. Classically trained in Raj Yoga, this has meant an ability to teach Hatha, Chair and Yin Yoga along with assisting in the development of new yoga teachers through the Yoga Teacher Training program. His main… Read more

Brock and Laurie O’Byrne

Brock and Laurie O'Byrne, Yoga By The Sea Tai Chi instructors

Brock and Laurie O’Byrne have been practicing Tai Chi and other martial arts for over 40 years and have had the privilege of such great teachers as Ch’eng Man Ch’ing’s students Patrick Watson and Ben Low as well as Master Mak Po and Ichuan Master, Sam Tam. Their practice is also informed by Oscar Ichazo… Read more

Cynthia Gareau

Cynthia Gareau - Yoga By The Sea instructor

I have been practicing Yoga for the last ten years. The benefits of Yoga are amazing! I love how it works your whole body and strengthens the core, legs and muscles. At the same time it relieving stress, boosts your immune system, clears your mind and improves your flexibility. I love that it also releases… Read more

Jane Osborne

Jane Osborne, M.A., C.C.C. — Counsellor and member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association - Yoga By The Sea

M.A., C.C.C. — Counsellor and member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association Jane Osborne has a small private practice, providing counselling to individual clients at Yoga By the Sea in the Moon Studio. She has provided counselling to youth and adults for over 25 years, combining traditional psychotherapy approaches, with a Danish psychotherapy model… Read more

Karin Watson

Karin Watson | Yoga by the Sea

Karin is a graduate of Hasu’s 200 hour teacher training program, but she has been in the flow for much longer than that. Starting early with her mom, Kareen Zebroff’s books and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita as the soundtrack, asana and pranayama were joyful and curious pastimes from an early age. With deep respect for… Read more

Kim Barbaro

Kim Barbarbo | Yoga by the Sea

Kim, aka KimMe, has been apart of the coast community since 2000.  She has practiced yoga on and off for years but taking the Yoga Teacher Training program at Yoga by the Sea in 2015 transformed her and yoga has become her way of life.  She dedicates her self to practicing the 8 limbs of yoga on… Read more

Leah Painter

Leah Painter

Leah first came to yoga as most do — with an intent of physical fitness. After completing her first teacher training in 2007, she was transformed into bringing yoga into all parts of her life. She believes in the power of a personal practice and the applications of yoga at an individual level. Her practice… Read more

Lisa Tallon

Lisa Tallon - Yoga By The Sea instructor

With a background in psychology and an ardent quest for knowing, Lisa has always been curious about how we can heal, grow, evolve and ultimately live more loving, meaningful, joyful and abundant lives. It was this natural curiosity that first led her to yoga in 1994. But it was in 2004, after pursuing a more… Read more

Lori Edwards

Lori Edwards

Lori has found her true meaning of yoga in the union of her career, education and life experience through personal practice and teaching. With certification in Trauma Informed Yoga, Yoga for Mental Health and Addiction, and the Amrit Yoga Method for Yoga Nidra, the foundation of Lori’s approach is empowerment for all populations. For Lori,… Read more

Melissa Lyons

Melissa Lyons

Melissa has been practicing yoga for 10 years and is a 200hr RYT who graduated from Yoga By The Sea’s very first teacher training in 2012. Her exploration of Yoga has led her to become a certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Practitioner and Group Facilitator. Holding space and supporting people as they come to explore… Read more

Mishelle Brydges

Mishelle Brydges

Coming from a background in dance, as a dancer, teacher & choreographer, Mishelle has always been intrigued by the human body and all of its unravelling. Mishelle has enjoyed learning developmental movements & patterning to support an active family, including a daughter with disabilities and has begun a continued education path with Kalijo Pilates and… Read more

Naeodi Downey

Naeodi Downey teacher at Yoga by the Sea

My exploration of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Qigong spans more than 20 years. Five years ago I found myself diving into the practice of Spring Forest Qigong as I began a quest to manage and heal challenging health issues and pain. Having worked for many years in a “helping profession”, I was naturally attracted… Read more

Nicola Tiburzi

Nicola Tiburzi | Yoga by the Sea

As a teen, Nicola Tiburzi became a dedicated student of yoga. She has studied the Iyengar method since 2001. On two occasions Nicola has taken courses with the Iyengar family and resident teachers of RIMYI in India, and studied with Geeta Iyengar and Abhijata at four intensives in North America. She continues to develop her… Read more

Phaedra Hicks

Phaedra Hicks

It’s no secret that I love dipping into power classes around the globe. Moving my body energizes me. Working on a peak pose creates focus, I can’t help but be present. It takes effort and discipline to carve out an hour or two for my own yoga practice and I want it to count. I… Read more

Verena Pfleger

Verena Pfleger | Yoga by the Sea

Verena has been practicing since 2002 and teaching since 2009. She completed teacher trainings in a variety of methods including Hatha, Power, Hot, Anusara and Restorative in search for a practice that hauls the inside out. She has been wholeheartedly practicing and teaching through many of the aspects of the Vijnana Method (Vijnana co-founder Dona… Read more

Studio Support

Sophie Beaudoin

Sophie Beaudoin - Yoga By The Sea

Born and bred in North Vancouver, I landed on the Sunshine Coast through the serendipity of life in 2013. As fate would have it, I was a student in Marney’s very first yoga teacher training back in 2012 and like to consider myself one of her “guinea pigs”. My life and the yoga teacher training… Read more