Sylvain Brochu is widely recognized as a compelling performer and inspiring teacher. Over the last 40 years, he has had a fruitful career as a contemporary dancer and teacher. Introduced to yoga as a child, Sylvain rediscovered it in the late 1980s and, over the last 30 years, has made it an integral part of his life. His students – in both dance and yoga – regard him as an inspiring and open-minded teacher. Since 2006 Sylvain has been practicing shiatsu. This powerful healing modality rounds out his devotion to what he refers to as body wisdom. Sylvain’s passionate approach to this three-fold practice, along with his pursuits as a singer, gardener, and builder, reflects his dedication to artful communication.
Camellia’s passion is to be of the highest service to others. Bringing curiosity and compassion, she creates a safe container that fosters playfulness, connection and presence to allow each being to explore their body, heart and light. She invites you into divine play so you may welcome your light to come out and dance. Camellia has been teaching Yoga for 25 years and Yoga Nidra for 10 years. She is a Reiki Master and Jewellery Creatrix.
Elin (Deg Sanjeet Kaur) is a local artist, producer and kundalini yoga teacher in Roberts Creek. She has been practicing different forms of yoga for the last 20 years. She moved from Sweden to Canada and came across Yoga West, a kundalini yoga studio that has been teaching Kundalini Yoga in Vancouver since 1973.
She quickly experienced the effects of this powerful yoga and decided to become a teacher in 2020 and finished 200 h Kundalini Yoga teacher training in June 2021. She is currently working towards her lv 2 teacher training. Elin is trained by the well respected Kundalini Yoga teachers Guru Raj Kaur, Nirmal Kaur and Hari Sing. Elin follows 3HO’s traditional Kundalini Yoga format, and guidelines.
Kundalini Yoga uplifts your body, mind, and spirit using a dynamic blend of postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayam), kriya, mantra, music & meditation.
Doug recently completed his 200-hour teacher training and is continuing on with his 300-hour training starting in April 2022. He is passionate about learning and has been a school teacher for nearly 20 years. Doug played football through his university years so yoga has been a major source of healing for his physical and mental scars from his playing days. He looks forward to engaging more people, especially men, to the spiritual aspect of yoga so that we can live as our greatest version of ourselves in this experience of life. Doug brings a sense of playfulness to his meditative yoga classes.
Amber Taylor thinks of herself as a breath and movement guide versus a teacher. She believes we are each our own teacher and guru and her role is to show the way. The way back to the breath, the body and ultimately the self. Yoga has helped her return to herself after years of self-abandonment and she likes to share what she has been given on this yogic journey.
Amber offers mostly yin experiences in her classes as this is what supports her life the most. There are plenty of opportunities for more Yang experiences but yin is a space that not everyone easily relaxes into. This is where Amber shines, in the yin spaces. She offers yin yoga, yoga nidra, meditation in motion and breath work. She also offers movement practices; such as dance and Yamuna Ball Rolling which is like a self-massage.
Amber has studied under the lineage of Amrit Yoga Institute for much of her training in the last five years but also has studied under the lineage of Paul Grilley for yin yoga (200 hr), Yamuna Zake for body rolling and for breathwork she studies with Carol Lampman. She offers all of these teachings in her classes as they seem appropriate to the students. Her classes aim to offer a deeper connection to your breath, body and your true nature, your glorious spirit.
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Michelle began her yoga journey with Groupon in 2011. A healthy way to hangout with friends evolved into a new lifestyle. She completed her Astanga-Vinyasa 200 hr in 2014, trained in children’s yoga in 2017, and certified in Yin Yoga in 2018. She has sat for three Vipassana meditations since 2018. Her style is flow based with a simple intention of helping people feel good in their bodies and minds.
Monika first experienced yoga in a vinyasa class over 20 years ago, and it transformed her experience of breath, mind and body as a unified meditation. It took 20 years for her to find Yoga By The Sea and delve deeper into the understanding and experience of a full yoga practice through YBTS 200 & 300 hour teacher training. Her heart, soul and spirit have found their foundation and home. Monika is delighted to offer a shared practice grounded in body, mind and spirit to both enliven and expand your experience of Being in and through yoga.
Chelsey began cultivating her yoga practice while living in Whistler. The mountain lifestyle – coupled with pushing past her edge on the ski hills and bike trails – led her to seek a more compassionate relationship with her body.
Yoga became a source of calm, fluidity, healing, support and meditation in motion. In the beginning, she felt yoga was a chance to “catch” her breath. Now it is a time to listen generously to the body through attuning to the breath.
She has a deep appreciation for the natural world and connecting to the body’s inner rhythms. She believes yoga has the capacity to transform patterns and tap into our true essence.
She encourages fellow students to get curious and practice flexibility in mind and body. Synchronizing movement with breath to nurture the spirit.
Based in a tiny forest cabin on the Sunshine Coast, she is grateful for access to fresh air, ocean dips, loved ones and the YBTS community.
She is a graduate of the 200 Hour YTT program under Amrit Institute Senior Teacher Hasu Marney Coulter, an initiate of the Kripalu Lineage, at Yoga by the Sea.