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 more than 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… 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

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

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

Anna Green

Woman smiling

E-RYT500, NYE 1000 Trained as an Interdisciplinary Yoga Teacher, I creatively embrace all traditions of yoga in my vinyasa flow instruction. My classes include guided posture flow, free form movement and dance, breath awareness, balance sequences, self-awakening therapeutic conditioning, fluid restorative, pranassage and deep relaxation. I believe in fostering awareness and respect for each student’s… Read more

Beata Barinbaum

Beata Barinbaum | Yoga by the Sea

Body Mindfulness offers gratifying feeling of balance within body, emotions, mind and spirit. U-sessions are about meeting yourself in a safe space. The focus is to support and restore the body’s inherent ability to heal itself. Each massage session is an invitation to come in touch with those parts of yourself that are in need… Read more

Brianna Milne

Brianna Milne sitting in a field of grass

Brianna has been working with children professionally for 5 years, began her journey into yoga 4 years ago and has since become a 200 RYT as well as continuing her journey into Yoga with a 300-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training. With her passion of Yoga and love of children she has been able to beautifully… 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

Chris Niebergall

Chris smiling and holding his didjeridu in the sunshine

Chris Niebergall has been a passionate musician his whole life. He was absorbed by the sound of the didjeridu upon his first listen in 2003. In 2005 he received one and has been playing ever since, either in band settings or meditations. He has apprenticed with renowned Didjeridu Master Shine. Chris offers one on one… 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

Elizabeth Ann Downey (Naeodi)

Naeodi Downey teacher at Yoga by the Sea

Qigong has become an integral part of my every day and life.  Although I’ve always been fascinated by the study of Traditional Chinese Medicine and what it has to offer us here in the West, it wasn’t until I began a focussed quest to manage and heal challenging health issues and pain that I found… 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

John McDougall-Goulet

John McDougall | Yoga by the Sea

John was first exposed to yoga as a child in the late 1960s and dabbled with it sporadically over the next two decades. In the mid-1990s he commenced a regular practice predominantly in the Mysore style of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, participating in workshops and training programs under such luminaries as Shiva Rea, Seane Corn, Sadie Nardini and Matt Giordano. Additionally, he… Read more

Karin Watson

Karin Watson | Yoga by the Sea

A graduate of Hasu’s 200 and 300 hour teacher trainings, and of the 100 hour Amrit Institute’s Yoga Nidra practitioner program, Karin has been drawn to yogic philosophy and practice from the start. She began with her mom, Kareen Zebroff’s book Yoga for Children and Lawrence Welk or Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita as the soundtrack…. 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 (Bodhi) Edwards

Lori Edwards

“The deeper I go, the better it gets” Since her initial training at Yoga by the Sea in 2013, Lori has continued to explore and expand her education and training, finding her path in the direction of Therapeutic Yoga and Trauma Sensitive Yoga. Lori’s dedication has brought many wonderful opportunities to share her experience and… Read more

Melissa Lyons

Melissa Lyons | Yoga by the Sea

Melissa is a long time Yogi who graduated from Yoga By The Sea’s very first teacher training in 2012. Her passion for supporting people as they come to explore the connections between their body, mind and life led her to become a certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Practitioner and certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Group… Read more

Mishelle Brydges

Mishelle Brydges

Mishelle is an advanced Classical Pilates instructor certified through The Pilates Center in Bounder, CO. She did her training at Kalijo Pilates in Davis Bay and Pilates From the Center in North Vancouver. Coming from a background in Contemporary dance, as a teacher, choreographer and performer, Mishelle has always been passionate about learning developmental movement,… Read more

Nikki Nandinii Esty

Nikki Nandinii Esty

I’ve been working with children for over 20 years.  This experience merged with my passion for yoga and meditation when I began directing children’s yoga workshops at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health 15 years ago. I’m a certified yoga teacher through yoga alliance and have completed two kids yoga teacher trainings and a yoga… 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

Roxanne Sammartino

Roxanne Sammartino

Roxanne feels that her life is always evolving and yoga has been a solid foundation which has helped her cultivate peace, clarity, and gratitude. Roxanne began practicing yoga in 2002 with Sharon Tron (OmSweetOm, Sunshine Coast).  After completing her first teacher training (Kids Yoga) at Semperviva in 2014 she has continued to deepen her Yoga… 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

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Judith (Anandi) Grieve

Judith Anandi Grieve

Current Class Leading- Chair Yoga, for over 55s Assisting as adjustor – Restorative Yoga Sub-Yin Yoga Seva Yogi in the studio and during courses Among many others, Bhakti Hasu, Prabhat & Lyne Lantaigne have been my esteemed Yoga teachers, via participation in TT1 and TT2, and through taking their divine classes at Yoga By The… Read more

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